Hands up who has had a bra fitting in the last 6 months? No? I love shopping so much that I have at least 3 large wardrobes stuffed with beautiful clothes but I detest underwear shopping. Part of this is because I’m not comfortable looking at my naked body let alone anyone else seeing it. The other part is that I am never happy with the way a bra fits. In fact, I buy the same bra every time. I have it in 5-6 different colours and it is my fail safe bra that I know will fit no matter what. I guess it is a little boring, I mean it is a plain lace bra, nothing sexy about it. So when I was invited to the launch of La Senza’s new Hello Sugar range I was a little apprehensive.
We were greeted with mocktails (a lovely touch considering this event was at the Trafford Centre and most of us had driven) and beautifully decorated cakes. A quick wander around the La Senza store with a knowledgeable member of staff showed a refreshing change to the usual underwear store.
You have the beautiful underwear sets hung as usual so you can marvel at the beauty of them. La Senza group their bras according to the different range so if you prefer a natural cup, for example, they are all together for you to browse. My absolute favourite thing about the store is the underwear drawers as you can see in the pictures above. How many times have you found a bra you love the look of to search through the rails and realise they don’t have your size? Not here… each drawer is labelled with a bra size and inside, an array of colourful bras in the size labelled. Amazing!
We were treated to a fashion show next of the ranges available at La Senza including the new Hello Sugar range which promises to boost your cup size 2 sizes with light weight foam padding. Perfect for ladies who need a little bit more oomph in their lives. The fashion show also highlighted how to wear the perfectly fitted bra when it comes to straps, back and cup size. All this information is available in store too, just ask a fitter for advice.
We were offered a free fitting and most of us opted for a full fitting service which involved being measured by an expert and then a range of bras tried to find the perfect one. Not surprisingly a lot of us were wearing the wrong size bra… I was wearing a back size to big and 3 cup sizes too small!
I brought home the beautiful bra above with matching Brazilian style knickers. It is the exact same style of bra I would choose but with a smattering of diamantes for an added sparkle. Not surprisingly, considering I had it fitted professionally, it sits perfectly on my back and shoulders with no cup gap or pinching. I’m not keen on the knicker sizing as it is small, medium, large or extra large. I much prefer a clothes sizing in knickers and find they fit better that way. That said, they are incredibly pretty and La Senza will be my first stop in the future when I need new bras. Their sleepwear is also particularly pretty.
To top off a fabulous evening I was given an amazing manicure and left with gorgeous nails! Thanks to the WAH ladies for this, instead of my usual feeling of dread when shopping for underwear I left on a high. Make sure you pay them a visit…