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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

10 New Year Lingerie Resolutions that are easy to keep!


   With the start of every new year, the question "have you made any new year's resolutions?" is an inescapable topic of conversation. By mid-January, those of us that have made resolutions are either gloating with pride about the success of a new health kick or conversely feeling guilty about demolishing those Xmas choccies that were going to be given away..! 

   Whilst not everyone makes new year resolutions, this year (aside from setting myself some achievable personal goals), I have devised some resolutions that are much more fun to keep! No fad diets, no over-the-top life overhauls and (almost) no guilt...

   Yes, I can only be talking about lingerie resolutions and here are my top 10 for 2013...



1. Reorganise my intimates collection and donate to charity/ sell any pieces that do not fit  - I confess that I am quite the lingerie hoarder, so a Spring clean will definitely do me good.. besides, there is no point holding on to bras that do not fit just because they are pretty and I can't bear to part with them! With so many new lingerie collections coming out in 2013 (get a sneak peek here), there is no way that I will be short of pretty lingerie to fall in love with!

(Why not clear out your underwear drawers and donate to charity whilst you're at it? Find out about 'Bra Banks' and help to raise money for research into Breast Cancer)

2. Stop saving my favourite underwear for 'special occasions' - I think it's easy to fall into the rut of just wearing a small selection of your lingerie for everyday wear (everyone has 'go-to' bras for comfort and great shape..in my case, my Freya 'Deco' bras). If you find yourself 'saving' your lingerie luxuries for 'special occasions' like me, then remember the great feeling that you get when you wear gorgeous lingerie and start wearing it more often - it could be just the confidence boost that you need! There is certainly something wonderful about knowing that you're wearing beautiful lingerie underneath your work clothes..

(Some of my hoarded favourites that don't get enough wear!)

3. Be even more picky about the lingerie that I buy - I adore lingerie and love nothing more than a new set of lingerie as a 'pick-me-up', but when choosing whether or not to keep something, I vow to ask myself:  Does it give me the right support? Is it comfortable? Does it give a great shape? Is it the right fit and style for my body and needs? Do I have something like it? Am I really in love with it or is it a lingerie infatuation?

Figleaves Boudoir 'Entice' bralet - very enticing indeed, but not designed for my bust size!

4. Experiment with new brands and styles - It is easy to overlook new names and places, especially when you know that certain brands work well for you and you are accustomed to buying from particular retailers. I want to continue to look out for exciting new emerging brands that have so much to offer. I also want to keep an open mind towards different bra styles - I may be a plunge bra aficionado, but who knows, maybe that soft cup/ unpadded bra will be my new BBF (bra best friend)!

(Could the Spring/Summer13 Cleo by Panache 'Marcie' unpadded bra be my new BBF?)

5. Buy more from Independents - I think it's really important to support independent designers and non-'mainstream' brands - the benefits include finding some really original and quirky pieces that aren't found on the highstreet and the money that you pay is reflected by the craftmanship that goes into the design and production of the garment.


6. Become slightly more lax about handwashing - Yes, you heard right! Whilst many people are guilty of putting their lingerie in the washing machine, I actually handwash EVERYTHING that has a handwash label..or just if something looks a bit dainty! Sorting through my underwear drawers, I have overlooked that there are quite a few undergarments that are actually machine washable! It is easy to assume that anything lacey and delicate looking means handwash only, but this is not always the case, so check your labels! 

(Picture via: http://aprivateroom-blog.blogspot.co.uk/)

7. Buy what fits regardless of the size on the label - Vanity sizing is all around us, but do you know what? A little label doesn't dictate anything about your body or you as a person. If you try on a pretty pair of knickers but they are too small in your usual size, try the size up or the size after that. Look at how the garment fits you and only buy what looks flattering. Besides, if you buy something and feel funny about the size on the label, just cut it out! Problem solved.


9. Wear your curves with pride - When you have a larger bust size, the tendency (certainly for me, sometimes) is to cover up and be slightly conservative with regard to showing cleavage. Whilst I'm not saying that it is a good idea to go to work in a low cut boob-baring dress (that's just not appropriate!), I'd love to start showing off a bit more cleavage. Be proud of your boobs and be confident in your curves - body confidence is sexy in every shape and size!

(Being a bit more daring with my outfit choice on my birthday..!)

10. Keep on preaching great bra fit to anyone who will listen - Most of my regular blog readers will be aware of the importance of a well-fitting bra, but I'd love to push my blog message out to even more people this year (sharing is caring!). I am also keen to get more friends and family in to the right bra! The bra revolution shall continue at full throttle..


What do you make of my new year resolutions? Will you be following any of them?

Love,
Kitty xo

14 comments:

  1. Bra-vo! Preach it sister. So going to try many of these going forward. Especially a re-organization is helpful for starting fresh. #9 will be interesting and unique to each and every fuller bust I'm sure.

    xBustsOfGothamx

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    1. Hi BustsofGotham,

      Thanks so much for the kind comment! :) Great to hear that you'll be trying some of these lingerie resolutions too!

      Love,
      Kitty xo

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  2. Well i totally agree with all the points and tips given by you. .. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. I'm glad that you agree - thanks for reading :)

      Kitty xo

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  3. I've enjoyed your post and hope it's possible for me to follow your 3rd, 4th and 7th resolutions too.

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    1. Hi BraBerliner,

      Thank you very much - glad that you enjoyed this post! Great fitting underwear is SO important and being picky about what works for you will have its rewards! I hope that this year brings you lots of great fitting lingerie!

      Love,
      Kitty xo

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  4. Completely agree with wearing the garment that fits, not going by the size label. Cut out the offending label - and who's going to see anyway?
    Obviously agree with wearing the right size bra, amazing how many women don't.
    Thanks for another year's entertaining and informative reading.
    Joanna

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    1. Hi Joanna,

      Thanks for the comment - it is crazy how much we women can be affected by the little letters on a tag, so I came to the conclusion that if labels are affecting someone's self esteem, the best thing is to just get rid of them :) Really glad that you agree and of course it is great to hear that you are a strong advocate of wearing the right bra size!

      Thanks for being a loyal reader ;) Here's to many years to come!

      Love,
      Kitty xo

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  5. Number 9 surely resonates -- and I'm sure my husband would appreciate it, too! Quite a switch from my mother's rule about no more than 2 inches below the collarbone -- which conversely, makes everything look bigger!

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    1. Hi EowynSWord,

      Glad that you agree with number 9! There's nothing wrong with showing off a bit of cleavage - if you've got it, flaunt it!

      Love,
      Kitty xo

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  6. Great blog you have here! How's it going with the resolutions? :)

    Supporting independents is definitely on my list too! So many fantastic lesser-known designers out there.

    Mira. http://lostinlingerie.com

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    1. Thank you, Mira! So far so good with the resolutions! Glad that you agree with me about independent designers - there are so many fabulous brands out there just waiting to be discovered!

      Thanks for stopping by - lovely blog too!
      Kitty xo

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  7. The list is reminding me that almost 4 months have passed into the new year and I am still "thinking" about getting a bra fitting. Although you don't mention it directly you do say, wear a bra that fits. I must push myself to get a bra fitting and buy some bras that truly do fit. I am rather large busted at a 40DD and desperately need to wear a comfortable bra. After that there is much on the list that I need to do right away. Thanks.

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      Glad that you found my resolutions helpful! I'd definitely recommend that you go for a bra fitting (especially if you are feeling that your current bras don't offer you the comfort and support that you need)! When I was refitted in my 'true' size a few years back, it made such a difference to me(in confidence and comfort!) Just go for it! :)

      Love,
      Kitty xo

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