So, just in case you are a guy and do not work as a fashion stylist, please stop reading right now and feel free to browse the rest of my blog because this post is for the girls’ eyes only.
Today I am going to talk about something very up close and personal. Literally. It’s not going to be pretty, but the information will definitely be very useful.
Some of you know that I adore beautiful lingerie, but the fact is that sometimes even the most gorgeous pieces aren’t going to work for a very low cut dress or some summer silk perfection AKA lovely lingerie style silk camisole or sweet floaty can-hardly-feel-it-on dress. This can certainly be a problem if you fall in love with the above styles, can’t bear a look of a bra underneath, but still need essential lift, support and coverage.
Up until now I knew about three things only – the daisy look stickers for the coverage of the pointy bits, the weird half moon adhesives designed to lift and hold, and the tape for everything that needed to be fixed in place including the daisies and the adhesives. I must admit, the tape was quite helpful for me, but the rest was simply unacceptable.
I would have continued to suffer in silence, surrounded by my dream dresses with a V-cut down to there and silk chiffons that could make even the most delicate bra look almost like a bullet proof jacket, but my fashion fairy magically guided me to the Fashion First Aid page. Finally, I was in a very happy place.
There were Concealits that looked and worked much better than the silly daisies, Liftits for lifting and holding, Boostits for adding extra cleavage up to 1 cup size up and, of course, the tape.
I know these not exactly the most glamorous accessories, but honestly, sometimes we do need them in order to look our best and feel confident. So let it be our little secret, just between you and me. Oh, yes, don’t think it’s a good idea to show any of the aids to your man whatever his age is – he wouldn’t get it or you will make him cry with laughter and men don’t really like to cry…
Photo source: Heloise Guerin, Lais Oliviera & Mina Cvetkovic in Vogue Italia Beauty May 2010 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth, styling: Giovanna Barraglia)