It’s official… the Christmas party season is here! From merry after work drinks to glitzy parties with the girls, we all want to look our best for the festivities – ‘tis the season to be glamorous after all! To ensure that you look your best through the endless parties, Jessica Flexton from online lingerie experts Figleaves advises on the best party lingerie this season.
You may have found the dress of your dreams and the show-stopping shoes to match, but have you given any thought to what you’re going to wear underneath?
Many of us underestimate the importance of a good bra. You can find the most amazing outfit, but if your lingerie doesn’t fit properly your whole look can be thrown off. Just because you can’t see your bra, it doesn’t mean it’s not having an impact. Moreover, perfectly fitting lingerie helps to sculpt a flattering silhouette and can really add the wow-factor to your look.
However, with so many gorgeous bras to choose from, it can be a little tricky to find the style to suit you and your dress. So, to help solve any wardrobe dilemmas, I’ve carefully selected five beautiful bras that combine fashion, function and fit. Whether you’re after a bit of a boost, a plunging neckline or a statement style, the bras below will perfect your Christmas party look.
The push up bra
A push up bra can really boost your confidence as well as your bust (especially if it’s adorned with sequins). If you really want to make a statement over the Christmas season, look no further than the Egoboost Strapless bra from Gossard. Designed with an on-trend sweetheart neckline and the option to go strapless, this super shimmery bra is as fashion-forward as it is versatile. Plus, the super padded cups offer maximum uplift and enhancement that’s sure to turn heads.
Gossard Egoboost Sequin Strapless Bra: £48, 30D, 32-38 A-D. Buy from Figleaves.com
The strapless bra
You’ve spent hours getting ready and just as you’re about to walk out the door, you spot an unsightly bra strap – not a good look! If you’ve invested in a strapless dress, you need a bra that’s going to stay put, whatever the night holds.
Sure to become a firm favourite over the party season, the Ultimate Strapless from Wonderbra offers optimum support and long-lasting holding power with built-in silicone banding strips. This revolutionary bra is designed with a unique hand-shaped structure inside the cups that naturally lifts your bust for an enviable cleavage. You’ll never look back!
Wonderbra Ultimate Strapless: £36, 30DD-G, 32-38A-G. Buy from Figleaves.com
Take the plunge
Perfect for wearing with low-cut tops and daring necklines, the plunge bra can enhance your party look. In a sultry silver design with contrasting lace trim, you’ll be sure to shine under the spotlight in the Freya Deco Charm Moulded Plunge Bra. The plunging shape creates a fantastic cleavage while the moulded cups providing a smooth shape. Not just a pretty face, this gorgeous bra is also amazingly supportive and provides a superior fit.
Freya Deco Charm Moulded Plunge Bra: £34, 28-38 D-G. Buy from Figleaves.com
Backless and strapless
Backless dresses are super glam but one of the biggest outfit dilemmas is finding a backless and strapless bra that won’t make an unwelcome appearance on the dance floor. This is where the Fashion Forms Backless Strapless Ultralight Nu Bra comes to the rescue. Designed to be worn over 100 times, it has a front fastening that creates a natural cleavage and lift, while the self-adhesive cups ensure a lightweight yet secure fit. Just make sure you apply the bra to dry skin as it won’t stick well to oils or moisturiser.
Fashion Forms Backless Strapless Ultralight Nu Bra: £20, A-D cups. Buy from Figleaves.com
The T-shirt bra
Smooth, sleek and stylish, the Merci T-shirt Memory Foam Bra from Chantelle is the perfect match for wearing with tight-fitting or bodycon dresses. This chic T-shirt bra is beautifully styled with floral lace and twin straps with contrasting stitch detail. Combining fantastic comfort and support, the memory foam cups effortlessly mould to your body and create a seamfree look under your outfit for ultimate confidence. And the low cut coverage and square neckline means that you can wear this bra with a number of different outfits.
Chantelle Merci Memory Foam T-Shirt Bra: £47, 30-38 A-G. Buy from Figleaves.com.
Whatever style you’re going for this Christmas, a perfectly fitting bra will leave you feeling confident and looking beautiful from the inside out. So if you really want to wow over the festive season, make sure you start with the foundations and you’ll be sure to make a head-turning entrance.