Recently though, I came into possession of a rather pretty set from Panache Lingerie. Panache’s Superbra range caters for ladies with D-K cup sizes, but some of the other ranges (like their sports bras) start at a B cup. The Ariza Superbra* and matching Briefs* really are very nice to look at, and super comfortable to wear. I’ve become a lot less hateful of my body since I started losing a lot of weight last year, and I will openly admit to spending a good 20 minutes prancing round my room in front of the mirror when these arrived. The detailing on these is beautiful – the only thing I’m not so keen on is how see-through they are. That’s just a personal preference thing though. The Superbra is very supportive of my rather heavy rack (!), with a sturdy underwire that doesn’t cause any discomfort. I also really, really like that with each Panache Superbra, you’re able to choose between a thong or briefs for your matching bottoms. I have an unwavering hatred of thongs (seriously, I don’t see the point) so it’s nice to see matching underwear sets that don’t force you to cut yourself in half. Panache get points for that, for sure!
Whilst I like this set a lot and do feel very pretty wearing it, I can’t say it’s permanently converted me to the matching underwear brigade. The Ariza set will probably only be busted out for special occasions when I want to feel fabulous, but when it comes to the daily grind I’ll be sticking to my T-shirt bras and granny pants. Besides, if I started to collect too much pretty lingerie I’d want to show it off and I’d be cracking my chest out all the time saying ‘LOOK AT MY PRETTY BRA!’. I can’t imagine that going down too well in 99% of situations!
What about you though? I’m sure many of you are matching underwear devotees. Tell me about your bra and brief habits – does the thought of leaving the house in anything other than a sexy silk affair send you spiralling into a panic attack?
Panache Lingerie is available from many online and in-store stockists including the likes of Figleaves, Bravissimo, Very and loads more. The stockist search is really helpful! Prices vary, but at the moment Very are doing a deal where you can buy the bra for £29 and get the briefs for free.