Wednesday, July 8

- Summer Lingerie with M&S...

Isn't it weird how things change. Rewind back to my 13 year old self going on the dreaded 'first bra shop' at (coincidentally) M&S. Oh the horror. The dread. The embarrassment. Being dragged around by my mum, acting like a brat, and wanting the ground to swallow me up at the checkout - simply because I was buying underwear(?!). The fact I still remember it so clearly proves just how traumatic I found the entire encounter.

Fast-forward a few years later, and I now see shopping for lingerie to be a treat. In fact, I'd say it's one of the most confidence boosting purchases to make. There's nothing quite like the luxurious feeling of picking out pieces and adding to your pretty collection. Surely I'm not alone in loving underwear shopping and revelling in the retail therapy it provides?

M&S lingerie

Incase you haven't been plagued with tweets about humid sleepless nights, sunburn and the permanent hour of Pimm's O'Clock, Summer has officially arrived here in the UK. This brings with it sheerer fabrics, lighter denim and funkier straps - bardot, cold-shoulder and halter styles are currently hot on trend.

Whilst I absolutely adore all of these styles, they require more thought towards your underwear choices. Therefore, in today's post, I'm going to show you some Summer-appropriate lingerie options in partnership with M&S.


NUDE:
M&S lingerie
Lace Bandeau Strapless Bra, £18*

First up is an absolute must-have in my opinion: the nude bra. Over the past year or so, there's been an abundance of sheer shirts and blouses hitting stores. In fact, I remember at one point getting frustrated at how difficult it became to hunt down a non-sheer version. However, with a nude bra in my underwear drawer, this is no longer a problem.

Not only is this perfect to wear under lightweight fabrics, but it also has detachable straps! This means it's a hugely versatile item and can be worn with just about anything (I'm looking mainly at you, bardot tops/dresses)!

PLUNGE:
M&S lingerie rosie autograph
Beau Silk Lace Balcony Bra, £27.50*

How gorgeous is this?! From the famous Rosie for Autograph collection is this silk lace balcony bra. This is such a comfortable piece and gives the perfect lift and support. Not only this, but it also features straps that sit wider than your typical bra. This allows you to wear pieces with open/plunging necklines, and I'll definitely be wearing it underneath the playsuit I featured here.

SILK:

M&S lingerie Rosie autograph
Silk Rose Print Set, Bra: £25* & Brazilian Knickers: £12.50*

Oh my, I immediately fell in love with this set! This vintage-inspired set is also from the Rosie for Autograph collection. The pattern, colours, lace, everything, have won me over!

The set itself is stunning, but even better is that it's Summer-friendly. The silk fabric gives off a smooth and flattering silhouette, making it perfect to wear under light, flowing fabrics. Also, despite the print, the knickers are perfect to wear under white jeans. It's a big no-no to wear white undies with white jeans, as they only enhance the colour and show up (especially with camera flashes). Always go for nude!

FLORAL:

M&S lingerie
Ditsy Floral Lace Set, Bra: £10* & Lace Trim Shorts: £4*

Lastly, how could I leave out a ditsy floral set? Florals for Summer isn't exactly groundbreaking, but it's a trend I can't resist! This cute set would look lovely peeping through a drop arm vest/dress and the pink straps provide a lovely 'pop' of Summer colour!


M&S lingerie

So that's my summary of Summer-friendly lingerie pieces. If you're having Summer underwear woes, I can't recommend M&S enough with their extensive pieces - seriously, I could have got lost on their site for hours.


What do you think of my top choices? Don't forget to check out M&S lingerie here!

*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been gifted. I only feature products/services to my personal taste and all opinions are 100% my own.


KAREN
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27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous picks! I didn't realise how gorgeous M&S Lingerie is :)

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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  2. These are stunning choices from M&S range, I have to say they are the only place I ever shop for bras now as no-one else seems to accommodate the larger busted lady, so I applaud M&S for that!
    The nude one is so pretty.
    Bee xxx
    QueenBeady.com

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  3. I love lace detailing it looks very feminine


    CANDICE | BEAUTY CANDY LOVES

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  4. M&S make the best bras. :) I love them! The lacey one is beautiful.

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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  5. Ooh I love this post, I actually have a similar one coming up on sunday :) Rosie for autograph is just SO dreamy!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  6. These are all so pretty! I definitely think M&S do the best lingerie x

    Josie’s Journal

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  7. Thank god for this post, my lingerie wardrobe needs a desperate update. I have been to a few shops but I didn't see anything of interest. M&S would have been my last option but the bras are gorgeous. Definitely on the list! Hope you're well and I need to seee youu!!!!

    Caz | Style Lingua

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  8. ohh these are all so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

    www.anacelinelabod.com
    ps. there’s an Urban Decay Naked Palette Giveaway on my blog if you want to check it out! :)

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  9. They are all so beautiful! Man I want to run to M&S right now. Their underwear is just THE BEST!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  10. That plunge bra is omg.... so fricking gorgeous! Do you know what sizes they come in?

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. The one here goes up to a DD and then there's an equally gorgeous one which goes up to a G :) x

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  11. All of them are GORGEOUS! Especially in love with the black piece! I'm totally going to check these out -- they're beautiful!

    Hailey
    www.themiddlecloset.com

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  12. I need a trip to M&S now - I never realised how great their underwear was! I love the blue floral set it's so pretty.

    Maddie // itsthatplacecalledhere.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I love M&S under garments, they have really great selections and very good quality too! Talking about under garments, I really need to get myself some new pairs.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  14. These are beautiful! I really like the black one. It's so sexy!

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  15. Love the lace detail, this is a fun post to read. thanks for sharing Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

    kisses

    http://www.theclosetelf.com/

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  16. I love the black plunge one...I bet it is great for deep V necklines.
    ~ xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

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  17. They all look so pretty! Great post :)

    sofxcza.blogspot.com

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  18. I've never checked M&S for lingerie but I definitely need to now as everything looks amazing. The nude bra especially is just beautiful x

    Beauty with charm

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  19. Awesome pick hun! i love M&S Lingerie collection. they have great bras for petite girl like me. awesome post

    www.bumascloset.com

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  20. Oh I remember my first bra experience too. For years I wore crop tops when I so needed a bra but straight out refused. I love the Rose bra and you can always rely on marks for good quality, you pay for what you get with underwear Lucy x

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  21. Awesome designs! Absolutely love lingerie... great post! =)

    - Cielo
    www.mermaidinheels.com

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  22. I love M&S for lingerie because they stock sizes for bigger boobies! But just wish all the ranges would have bigger cup sizes because I always lust after sets from the Rosie range! So pretty!

    Laura x
    Must Have Girl

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  23. I absolutely love underwear shopping. I wear nude bras all the time.
    But all of these are so pretty. :3
    I love the floral and silk ones.

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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  24. I'm obsessed with M&S lingerie, especially the Rosie collection! I adore the silk rose print set here, might just have to pick it up! May need to fake tan though as I think it will make me look super pale!x

    Amanda / Amanda's Escape

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