Ok, so this is something entirely different to anything I have ever done before, but being a fashion blogger means that I’m always about pushing my boundaries and trying to create new things. I was contacted by one of the UK’s leading lingerie brands, Ultimo, with an opportunity that I didn’t want to pass up! They are a brand that I respect and admire, plus they have some fantastic lingerie for all sizes. I got the Ultimo Va Va Voom Bra and Brazillian Knickers set and at first, I was quite nervous about the whole situation, but lots of people reassured me that really, underwear is not that different to a bikini or swimwear, as long as it’s tasteful and classic, which it is.
These photos were taken this weekend and I know it’s quite a step out of my comfort zone, so I would love to know what you think! Isn’t the set gorgeous though? I’ve never had a bra with satin straps above the cups before, it’s definitely a unique touch that I love! It’s absolutely gorgeous! This Va Va Voom Ultimo set is now in the sale too, so if you like it, you can get it by clicking here, but you can read my review on the pieces just below.
Both pieces run true to size for UK brands (it’s very different to the US sizing as I believe the UK runs smaller), so I took the same size that I am in La Senza or Ann Summers, which is a 34DD, but in comparison to my Victoria Secret size, I take a 34D, depending on the style of course. That should clear any sizing issues up for you! The bra itself is really nice though, it has great padded support and it is push up, so it gives a really nice silhouette. The knickers to match are also really delicate and lovely. I know lingerie and underwear is a huge part of every woman’s life, we wear it everyday like men wear boxers of briefs, so with that being said, I decided to share these photos with you, despite being nervous. Please do let me know what you think though!
Written by Lorna Burford / Photos by Adam York