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HERE COMES THE BRIDE!

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You’ve no doubt spent days, weeks and months leafing through mountains of bridal magazines on the hunt to find the most important dress you will ever own. Be it fitted, fancy or fit for a princess, you want to make you look and feel the best you ever felt as you walk down the aisle to adoring glances from your friends and family and into the arms of Mr. Right.

You’re a picture of perfection from the outside, but just how important is it to get it right from the inside out. The most beautiful buildings begin with the best foundations and sporting the best support underneath the dress of your dreams is every bit as I important as the dress itself.

As your wedding day is a long one, it’s so important to feel comfortable and accentuate your best assets from morning, noon to night. When it comes to lingerie it doesn’t get much more sumptuous than Ultimo’s brand new Bridal collection. The beautiful range, made up of soft satins with exquisite lace trims and delicate detailing designed to excite any bride-to-be and have others wishing for a marriage proposal – if only for an excuse to wear our perfect pieces.

Modeled by married model mum and the face and body of Ultimo, Abbey Clancy, the bridal collection has subtle 1920’s detailing, with delicately darted seams, beautiful eyelash lace finishes and pearl drop bows all made up in a delicate soft ivory designed to flatter the female form in all it’s glory with sizes available from 30-38 A-DD and 8-18.

Abbey, who married footballer beau Peter Crouch in 2011 wearing a custom made Giles Deacon gown said; “The Ultimo bridal collection is simply stunning. Each piece is so beautiful and I love the little details, like the delicate powder blue bow and vintage look finishes that work perfectly as ‘something blue’ making any bride look and feel stunning from the inside out.”

The sensual satin and lace pieces include the strapless multi-way bridal bra with removable gel for essential uplift and a strapless multi-way bridal basque corset with matching thong and flattering French knickers. The collection also features a separate suspender belt so that the bride can wear stockings, and the traditional garter belt to add the final flourish.

Ultimo founder, Michelle Mone OBE said: “The dress of your dreams will always turn heads, but the right lingerie is an important and special purchase that you need to get right. Bridal lingerie should fit you perfectly, complementing and enhancing the figure as well as being invisible.”

“The Ultimo bridal collection is nothing short of heavenly. Each piece offers exquisite design and flawless detailing meaning brides-to-be can treat themselves to the ultimate intimates and feel the sexiest they ever have on the biggest day – and night – of their lives.”

Check out Ultimo founder Michelle Mone’s top tips for picking the perfect bridal lingerie:

Q. How important is it for a bride to wear the correct underwear?

Your wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life, but with all the buzz surrounding the big day, sometimes the little things – like the perfect lingerie – can get left to the last minute and that’s not good. Bridal lingerie is as important as the gown itself, ensuring you feel exquisite yet sexy and, most importantly, comfortable and well supported. If your dress is sleek or fitted, I would recommend Ultimo’s ‘Invisible’ underwear to give a smooth silhouette. You need to be careful if you choose anything with lots of embroidery, lace or detailing as it may show through. The right lingerie will increase your confidence because you know that you are wearing underwear that not only fits perfectly, but also beautifully enhances your shape and figure.

Q. What advice to you have for a bride on her big day?

Wear something new and sexy under your wedding dress and on your wedding night when it comes to lingerie. Wedding underwear is fun to buy, so have fun choosing the perfect pieces – shop with mum or your bridesmaids and make the most of it. Make sure to try on each piece together, whether it is a bra and brief set or a basque or corset. If you plan to wear stockings under your gown, make sure that you remember to add a separate suspender belt as reaching the top of the aisle to find your stocking at your ankles is not a good look! Also, don’t forget the traditional garter belt to add the final flourish to your lingerie look.

Q. Can a bride be both comfortable and sexy on her wedding day?

Of course she can. The dress of your dreams will always turn heads, but the right lingerie is an important and special purchase that you need to get right! Bridal lingerie should fit you perfectly, complementing and enhancing the figure as well as being invisible. Remember, you’ll be on your feet and in front of cameras all day long so comfort is key. I’d recommend brides opt for a second set of underwear for their wedding night, so they can choose a set to enhance shape during the day and something sexier for later!

Q. Should brides go for an underwear fitting to make sure they look and feel their best?

Without question, it is vital for a bride to be expertly fitted before selecting her wedding lingerie. As a wedding dress isn’t exactly the type of attire you wear everyday, nor should the lingerie you wear underneath it be. Ultimo have fully trained lingerie experts in the UK’s largest department stores so as soon as you have selected your wedding gown, I would recommend you make an appointment for a fitting and explore various shapes, strap solutions, extreme low backs or differing décolletages and your fitting expert can advise on the perfect solutions and styles to boost your assets.

Love,

Ultimo x

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5000 LIMITED EDITION BRAS…5 LUCKY WINNERS!

 Boost your assets with Ultimo’s exciting new LIMITED EDITON lingerie and be in with a chance of winning the ultimate luxury prize

Just when you thought Ultimo had lingerie wrapped up, along come ‘Ooh La La’ & ‘Va Va Voom’ – two limited edition sets that come with an extra special gift…the chance to win the ultimate prize including a luxury stay at the Dorchester hotel, a years supply of Ultimo lingerie and cocktails with Ultimo founder Michelle Mone OBE!

Crafted to exude glamour with a soft bondage inspired twist, our covetable limited edition bra and brief sets would make the perfect Christmas gift and with only 2500 of each style created, they’re quite the collector’s item. So, if you’re looking for something special and unique to sport this season, then look no further!

Elegant ‘Ooh La La’ (demi bra, £35, brief, £17) is a smooth matt & shine set with a scalloped edge lace, matched with pleated net over a dramatic red satin and finished with delicate satin ribbon bow and tassel detail.

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The sensual ‘Va Va Voom’ set (bra, £25, brief, £14) with sheer fishnet and scalloped lace over luxurious baby pink satin, trimmed with soft bondage style satin strapping and a decorative organza bow to add a final flourish.

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To celebrate the launch of the exclusive range, we are offering one lucky winner the chance to win a luxury stay in London’s most prestigious Mayfair hotspot, The Dorchester hotel, where they will enjoy cocktails with Ultimo founder, Michelle Mone OBE, and a year’s supply of Ultimo lingerie. Four runners up will receive 12 sets of Ultimo lingerie and a collection of Utan by Ultimo to create the perfect beach-bronzed body. Every bra is numbered 1 to 5000, so to be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, simply enter your details and the unique number printed beside the care label of your set. Five numbers will be plucked at random and announced as winners via our Twitter (@UltimoWorld) early in 2014!

GOOD LUCK!

Love,

Ultimo x

Enter here: http://www.ultimo.co.uk/limited

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Most comfortable bra is a DREAMWIRE come true for Ultimo

 

ULTIMO LAUNCHES WORLD’S MOST COMFORTABLE BRA
Revolutionary new hybrid model is a DREAMWIRE come true

The UK’s leading lingerie designer has unveiled a new cutting-edge invention designed to revolutionise the engineering of the everyday bra.

Ultimo’s new Dreamwire bra combines the comfort of a wireless design with the support of an underwire to create the perfect shape and ultimate comfort and stop digging.

After 19 months in development by Ultimo’s technical and design teams in the UK and Hong Kong, this hybrid innovation features a secret wire encased in soft foam for support, comfort and lift and a unique back design to eliminate overspill.

Tested by focus groups in 24-hour wear trials, the patented design technology of the Dreamwire was said to feel ‘barely there’ and ‘so light it didn’t even feel like wearing a bra.’

Available in black and nude in sizes A-DD at £24, the super-smooth lightweight fabric makes Dreamwire perfect for even the most figure-hugging top – helping maintain sweeping Ultimo curves without compromising on comfort, fit and wearability.

Michelle Mone OBE, founder of Ultimo, said: “I have always wanted to find a solution to the discomfort of wires digging, but without losing the shape and support that you get from it, so I came up with the dream combination.

“The underwire versus soft cup is an industry bra battle that has gone on for a long time, and we have been working to develop a hybrid model which we believe makes history in the evolution of lingerie design.

 “Each component of the Dreamwire has been specifically designed to give women an amazing, comfortable new experience and further expand Ultimo’s line of industry-leading inventions with one of the most exciting yet.

“Wires can be so uncomfortable and cause red marks. The wires on this bra are supported by a pillow so they don’t touch your skin. Our wear trials were phenomenal and women still didn’t feel like they had a bra on.

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“I’m so honoured that I’ve managed with my team to create my 13th invention, Dreamwire.
I wear it myself while working out and I feel bra-less.”

 Over the past decade, Ultimo has developed an innovative range of Miracle solutions to solve a multitude of dilemmas while always aiming to create the perfect silhouette – helping women boost curves and confidence by helping making the most of what they have thanks to advanced technology and cutting-edge design.

 The Ultimo Miracle range first catapulted Ultimo on to the world stage in 2000 when Julia Roberts sported one of the patented OMG gel-filled bras as Erin Brockovich in the box office smash.

 Buy Dreamwire here http://www.ultimo.co.uk/shop/dreamwire-339

 

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Fall in love with Ultimo: Stunning SS12 Collection Unveiled

FALL IN LOVE WITH ULTIMO

Stunning new SS12 collection unveiled in time for Valentine’s Day

We’re sure you have seen our gorgeous face & body Luisana hitting the headlines in the brand new collection just in time to raise temperatures this Valentine’s Day.

The campaign shots of the jaw-droppingly beautiful Mrs Buble reveals the sensational curves that stole his heart in our ultra-sexy new campaign.

Ultimo SS12 collection features three stunning new styles designed to create killer curves in lace, satin, sleek pastel and print.

Retro-inspired sophistication meets bombshell in the black and pink ‘Spy,’ creating a super seductive silhouette with irresistible curves.

Spy Bra £28.00 High-waisted brief £14.50
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Celebrating feminine charm with pastel and lace, the timeless pale green and navy ‘Evangeline’ is elegantly flirtatious, while the silky animal print ‘Mirage’ is designed to reveal the inner temptress.

Evangeline Bra £28.00 Shorts £14.50
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 “Women want to feel confident in their underwear by choosing a style of lingerie that accentuates all the right places,” says Michelle Mone OBE, creator of Ultimo.

 “The new collection is not only very sophisticated and feminine but feels comfortable as well so that you have that confidence from the inside out.”

 Luisana, added: “I usually have to wear plain underwear when I’m filming so it was incredible to be wearing such gorgeous lingerie.

 “I love the colour of Evangeline – the mint green really highlights my skin tone but the lace gives it that sexy edge.

 “The high-waisted shorts of Spy create gorgeous feminine curves which make you feel amazing.”

 Actress Luisana (24) – who has more than a million followers on twitter – was unveiled as the new face of Ultimo in October 2011, which helped spark a 34 per cent increase in sales in December last year when our winter campaign was unveiled in the run up to Christmas.

Luisana’s sizzling Ultimo winter 2011 campaign shots sparked a boost in sales

We are thrilled to have such an incredible model for the brand on board and have had terrific feedback.  Luisana’s natural beauty and charisma really reflect the confidence and curves that Ultimo is all about and we can’t wait to shoot the next campaign in a couple of months.

Ultimo founder Michelle Mone OBE with face & body Luisana Lopilato
 To see the full fashion collection visit www.ultimo.co.uk and Debenhams stores nationwide

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Whirlwind of excitement at Ultimo HQ

With so much going on at Ultimo HQ – the last couple of months have been a total whirlwind of excitement!

The team was in Canada shooting our incredible new Face & Body Luisana Lopilato – Michael Buble’s wife – who we unveiled in our fabulous Ultimo Miracle collection www.ultimo.co.uk who has been an amazing success and is our biggest international signing yet, following in the footsteps of previous campaign models including Mel B, Sarah Harding and Helena Christensen.

Ultimo’s new Face & and Body Luisana Lopilato wears Ultimo Miracle Black OMG Bra £25

Then we launched the brand new Bra Queen label as part of an exclusive major partnership deal with Tesco – with Amy Childs revealed as the face of the brand. When you’re getting your shopping next time you’ll go and have a look – there are some gorgeous pieces and different designs for every taste from girly and elegant to animal print and black lace – from £7 it’s definitely worth putting some lingerie treats in the trolley beside your veggies.

Find your nearest store visit www.braqueenmichelle.co.uk or go to www.tesco.com/clothing

Meanwhile, aside from these two major launches, we are preparing to launch an amazing new Ultimo Beauty range for next year – which will lead on to perfume and tan. It’s a massive step in a new direction for the future of the company and we can’t wait to tell you more nearer the time but all we can say is you’re going to love it – start making space on your dressing table!

It has been a really crazy, emotional, challenging and quite unbelievable journey that Michelle re-lived for a BBC2 documentary with Peter Jones. In “How We Made Our Millions” – which was aired on Wednesday 9th November, the Dragon’s Den mogul followed Michelle for five months to make the fly-on-the-wall insight into how the story began and some secrets of the brand’s success.

Peter goes all the way back to the beginning of it all – Michelle’s childhood in a one-bedroom tenement flat in Glasgow’s East End.

She said: “I was a bit nervous about being filmed in a documentary style and at six foot seven it wasn’t easy to forget that Peter was following me around.

“But I ended up feeling quite relaxed and I opened up to him about all the trials and tribulations of growing up, my younger brother dying from spina bifida when I was eight, and my dad becoming ill at the age of 38.

“I talked to him about starting off working at the age of 10 doing a paper round and leaving school at 15 with very little qualifications, and being a mother and all the highs and lows of the last 14 years since Ultimo started – all our celebs and secrets.

“I was in tears because it unlocked a lot of heartache, but on the other hand opening up about it like that was also quite cathartic.

“I also discovered that I could have some form of OCD and always have to arrange my lingerie according to colour.

“It’s amazing how someone following you around makes you aware of things you do.”

You can watch it here on BBC iPlayer:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0175q02/Peter_Jones_How_We_Made_Our_Millions/

The countdown is on to our new range launches – get a sneaky preview at http://www.ultimo.co.uk/shop/fashion

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Breasts in pole position as Ultimo Women go 20 degrees north!

Ultimo Miracle Balcony Bra 32-38 DD-G in black, white and nude from http://www.ultimo.co.uk (£27)

Ditch those bras that leave breasts confused between east and west and go north with Ultimo‟s Miracle Balcony Bra (No Gel) for instant slimness, flattering curves and more than 50 per cent increased angle of lift.

It‟s a dream come true for bigger busted girls who want to bring their breasts back in line and pointed in the right direction – and lose two inches instantly revealing the perfect hour-glass figure.

The breasts are lifted to expose the slimmest area of the torso, not only giving a fantastic shape and renewed confidence but clothes will fit better as the silhouette becomes instantly slimmer.

With its Superior Advanced Cup Technology Ultimo‟s Fuller Bust Collection, which also includes the Miracle Plunge Bra, is designed specifically for larger cup sizes (from DD-G) offering unrivalled, lightweight support and comfort to lift, shape and empower the fuller busted woman.

The new and improved fuller bust cup shapes have been specifically designed not to add bulk to the bust, but rather to lift, sculpt and shape by revealing the waist and an hour-glass figure worth admiring.

Ultimo VIB (Very Important Breasts) Suzanne Tait, from Scotland, is pictured wearing a leading high street brand‟s balcony bra before changing into the Ultimo Miracle Balcony – and the results are obvious.

Framed by a flattering sweetheart neckline her breasts are instantly lifted, losing two inches across the width of her bust resulting in a streamlined, smoother look with the added comfort of heat sealed labels and fused straps. The 39-year-old was amazed by the immediate and stunning transformation.

After putting the Miracle Balcony to the test Suzanne, who is a curvy 36DD, said, “I couldn‟t believe the difference. The bra lifts you up without discomfort and it gives a far better, more defined shape under clothes and improves posture. Now I have discovered the range there is no going back!”

Michelle Mone OBE, creator of Ultimo, said, “The only way is north right now – forget east and west breasts, and no woman wants to go south! Our cups have been designed to propel you forward and upwards with maximum impact and comfort with minimum pressure on your shoulders. Why spend an average of £4000 on breast lift surgery when for just £27 you can have an instant pain free boost?”

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Ultimo keep it ‘Real’ with gorgeous new campaign

Ultimo, the UK’s leading designer lingerie brand, have joined the war on size zero by opting to use “real women” for its new campaign, which is unveiling this week throughout the press, http://www.ultimo.co.uk and Debenhams stores nationwide.

Ultimo, which specializes in lingerie in sizes A to G cup, launched a competition last November to find real girls to showcase its summer collection. Thousands of women from across the UK applied via Facebook and Twitter, who were eventually whittled down to just eleven!

Shot in a series of elegant poses and sporting the brand new summer collection, the gorgeous winners range in sizes from 8-18 and ages 22-46 years and include a nursery practitioner, a Miss Ghana runner up, a singer and mum-of-four, an events coordinator, a fashion buyer and a student. The women are from all corners of the UK, including Cardiff, Glasgow, Dublin, London and Liverpool.

Michelle Mone OBE (39), creator of Ultimo and the brains behind the campaign, said:

“I think a lot of women are just a bit fed up with seeing models with unrealistic body images that they can never achieve themselves. This campaign was about bringing together a group of normal girls who are happy with their bodies and proud to show them off. The girls did a phenomenal job and the results speak for themselves.”

The eleven lucky ladies were taken to London for a big budget celebrity-style fashion shoot with the Ultimo ‘glam team’, including celebrity photographer Dan Kennedy, hair and make-up artists, stylist and lighting experts – the same team who worked with Ultimo babes Sarah Harding and Mel B! The winners also bagged six months worth of Ultimo lingerie.

Michelle Mone added;

“Over the years Ultimo has become synonymous with celebrity campaigns, but our lingerie is designed specifically for real women, so running this campaign was the right thing for us to do and I really hope that other big brands follow suit.”

Yvonne Akwetey, Vikkie Bamber, Michelle Barrett, Charlie Byers, Jodi Cahill, Clare Cousins, Louise Evans, Angie Mugadza, Pauline O’Neill, Bethan Riley and Kristy Rogers, were the lucky finalists chosen to front the brand. Their images will be used online at ultimo.co.uk and in Debenhams stores nationwide.

 

Singer and Mum-of-four Michelle (31) said:

“Being involved in the campaign has been amazing. I represent every mother that has only dreamed about something like this happening. It’s great to see such an established brand like Ultimo flying the flag for real women. It’s so important that young women see what real women look like and are educated to be proud and confident in their own skin.”

Ultimo ran a similar campaign last year for the Ultimo Couture womenswear collection, but this is the first time real women have been used to model Ultimo lingerie, which is available from Debenhams stores in sizes up to a G cup.

The new Ultimo summer collection is available now from Debenhams stores nationwide and online at  www.ultimo.co.uk priced from £12.50.

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Ultimo Delivery has evolved…

As part of our ongoing improvements in service at Ultimo online we have been working on improving our delivery options so that you can have the lingerie you like when you want it.

We have upgraded our Standard Delivery in the UK to our former Express Delivery, for the reduced price of £3.95.  We also offer our Next Day delivery service within the UK for only £6.50.

For our International Customers, unlike other UK companies, our standard delivery is handled by courier and will be with you anywhere in the world in the same time as if you chose Standard Delivery within the UK.  The world is becoming an ever smaller place, and we don’t think that just because you live outside of the UK, you should get any less quality of service, or have to wait longer than 5 working days for your lingerie.

Not only will you now get your lingerie faster, but it will also arrive in an exclusive Ultimo gift box completely free of charge!

For updates and future offers, sign up to www.ultimo.co.uk and receive 10% off your first order!  We appreciate and care for our customers, we would never share your information.

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Ultimo & Raica are in the pink!

Brazilian supermodel Raica Oliveira makes a serious splash in Ultimo’s brand new hot pink ‘Possession’ range, part of the firm’s stunning collection available from http://www.ultimo.co.uk. Raica, who is known as “The Sensation” in her native Brazil, looks incredible as she reclines seductively on a bed covered in black satin sheets.

The striking brunette who once dated football star Ronaldo was snapped up by Michelle Mone OBE, creator of Ultimo, at the end of last year after she spotted her on the catwalk in the U.S. This is Racia’s first Valentine’s campaign for Ultimo.

Michelle Mone OBE said;

“Ultimo sales are rocketing in the lead up to Valentine’s Day as men clamber to buy lingerie for their ladies. Lingerie is a great way to inspire romance and spice things up in the bedroom. Unlike roses which cost a fortune, wilt and die, lingerie is a long term investment and a gift that both partners can enjoy in equal measure.”

Michelle added; “Ultimo ‘Possession’ is the quintessential lingerie set for the boudoir, not only is it a gorgeous shade of deep pink but it’s crafted from luxurious satin which feels amazing against your skin. The bra also features Ultimo’s unique gel technology that adds two cup sizes for a va va voom Valentine’s cleavage.”

Raica, who boasts a 34-24-35 figure, is fast becoming one of the world’s top models commanding up to £20,000 per day. She has previously fronted campaigns for Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Dolce & Gabbana and has featured in more than 6 Vogue editions.

Ultimo Possession is crafted from rich luxurious magenta satin, trimmed elegantly with a black ribbon pleat and pink eyelash lace. Finished with black ribbon bows and decorative rouleau triple straps, the range is available in sizes 8-18 for briefs and 30-38 A-G for bras.

Ultimo Possession is available from http://www.ultimo.co.uk priced at £27.00 for the bra and £12.50 for the briefs. Ultimo is also available from Debenhams stores nationwide.

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Ranges of the week!

Here at Ultimo HQ, we all have our favourite ranges, and we have decided to showcase the top picks for you each week; 1 from Sale, 1 from Ultimo, and 1 from Miss Ultimo.  So whatever your style, we’ll have it covered!

Our Ultimo Sale Pick this week is the fabulous Fern Range.  In sizes D-G with no added gel but a perfect plunging shape, this beautiful bra and matching shorts are sure to grab attention.  The classy navy colour works well with any skin tone, adding more warmth to the skin, and softer to the eye than traditional black.  Its delicately embroidered detail is reminiscent of art nouveau, and the organic feminine curves add interest to the carefully crafted cups.  The diamante detail on the strap adds that little extra sparkle to a simply stunning set.

Our Ultimo fashion pick, comes from our innovative Icon range with Boob-lift technology as standard.  In gorgeous animal print, this bra is smooth and uplifting; perfect for every day wear.  We also have matching shorts to give you that fantastic feeling all over.  At only £20, Animal Icon is fantastic value.  After two years of inventing, with 100 years of combined technical experience behind it and costing a massive six-figure sum, Ultimo, the UK’s leading designer lingerie brand unveilled the world’s most technologically advanced bra that achieves a complete and instant boob lift! The complex web of microscopic fibres concealed within the compressed foam and secret in-built ICON sling propels the breast upwards, whilst a clever combination of wonderfully soft micro fibre and soft micro bonded straps provide unrivalled all day comfort. Smooth finished cup ensures lines, seams and overspill are a thing of the past.  Buy yours now!

And now to Miss Ultimo, our hugely popular fun & flirty range of lingerie, with bras from only £16!  This week we feature the gorgeous Cherub range.  Featuring a cheeky cherub microfibre striped print in bright colours teamed with black lace ribbon slot and cherub guipure motifs, this set is anything but dull.  With contrasting stripes that are way ahead of the trend, embrace your inner fashionista!