New shoes are great but is your lingerie collection up to date?

Did you know that a recent survey showed that over her lifetime the average woman spends a staggering £34,000 on shoes! Buying 13 pairs a year, they range from boots, flats, heels, sandals and trainers to hit the gym.

Just as there is a pair of shoes for every occasion, the same is true for lingerie and yet, despite the choice, on average it is estimated that British women only spend £2700 in their lifetime on bras! For those in the know, this figure will come at something of a surprise, while new shoes are great, a properly fitting bra can make their wearer look slimmer, offer a streamlined silhouette, alleviate back pain and help clothes to look and fit better – win, win!

There is a wide range of bras available, depending on the outfit they are to be worn with, for example, sports bras offer unparalled support and are vital for those undertaking high-impact activities. A full-cup bra offers great support for everyday wear and for when cleavage counts, a plunge bra is perfect for with a low cut top.

Along with a range of styles, there are also many colours and designs to choose from. A classic white and a black bra are must-have additions to any women’s lingerie collection. Add to this also, nude coloured lingerie, which is perfect for wearing under light or sheer fabrics, as it will not show through. Coordinating underwear such as thongs, which help prevent an unflattering visible panty line, full briefs, culottes and tangas, are also available.

To get the most out of your lingerie be sure to be properly measured and fitted, just as with clothing, fit can vary from brand to brand, so get an expert to fit the bra. To ensure your new lingerie lasts, take care of it by opting to hand wash it in warm water and avoid the tumble dryer – it can cause damage to the elastics.

Here at Bare Necessities we offer a professional measuring and fitting service, ensuring your new bra fits as it should. We supply a wide range of styles and designs, including seasonal collections from leading brands such as Prima Donna, Lise Charmel, Lejaby, Marie Jo, Aubade and Anita. For more details, call the team on 01332 865554.