Fashion Fix: Underwear solutionsBy Rebecca Younger
August 08, 2012
AMERICA celebrated national underwear day on Sunday. We don't have such an event here in the UK but there's no reason why we can't pay some attention to our undergarments.
Rigby & Peller, which opened its first Surrey boutique in Guildford last month, knows a thing or two about underwear having held the Royal Warrant of Appointment as Corsetieres to HM Queen Elizabeth II for the past 52 years.
The luxury underwear retailer is unique in that its bra fitters measure women by sight alone so there's no tape measure involved. That may sound strange but if it's good enough for the Queen then they must be doing something right.
Amanda Menikou, manager of the Guildford branch at 16 Tunsgate, said: “Most people who come in end up finding out they are a completely different size to what they thought. A 34B is the most redundant size – we only have a handful of bras that size in stock as although people come in thinking they are that, they usually end up being a bigger cup size.”
Famous for the quality of its bespoke lingerie and the innovation of its styling, Rigby & Peller promotes the idea that women will feel more comfortable and sexy if they are wearing the right bra for the right occasion.
Laura Stevens, a stylist and fitter at the Guildford branch, said: “Your underwear is the first thing you put on in the morning and the last thing you take off at night so you want to make sure it fits properly and is going to be comfortable throughout the day.”
With that in mind, here are some of her top style solutions for your every occasion. . .
Work: Finding a bra that is comfortable yet stylish for the office and will fit well under a work shirt can be difficult. Rigby & Peller suggests its own brand Alondra Padded Balcony Bra (£77.95).
Sport: You might be bending your body into obscure positions in a yoga class or pounding the treadmill at the gym, either way you’ll want to combine comfort with support. Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Bra (£45.95).
Evening: When donning a stunning evening dress, you usually come up against issues with awkward neck lines or figure-hugging fabrics. The Simone Perele Celeste Strapless Bra (£74.95) and the Simone Perele Celeste French Knicker (£49.95) are the perfect solution.
Weekend/School Run: Whether you’re running errands at the weekend, picking up the kids from school or simply having a lazy Sunday relaxing at home, you want something comfortable yet durable. Marie Jo Avero Moulded Bra (£64.95).