Michelle Mone OBE is one of the UK’s most successful female entrepreneurs and founder of luxury lingerie brand – Ultimo. We caught up with Michelle who shared her top five tips for picking the perfect lingerie…
- THE PERFECT FOUNDATION
Choosing the right lingerie is just as important as choosing the perfect outfit! Great lingerie will guarantee to make you feel exquisite, sexy and most importantly – comfortable and well supported. Creating the perfect foundation will make the world of difference to how you look and feel on the outside, and the right lingerie will increase your confidence because you’ll be wearing underwear that not only fits well, but beautifully enhances your shape and figure.
- SIZE MATTERS
Without question, it is vital for a woman to be expertly fitted on a regular basis – I recommend every six months. Ultimo have fully trained lingerie experts in the UK’s largest department stores so I would recommend you make an appointment for a one to one fitting and try on various shapes and strap solutions so your fitting expert can advise on the perfect solutions and styles to ‘boost your assets’!
- INVEST IN THE BASICS
I think every woman should invest in a sexy black set as a basic lingerie staple. It’s timeless and although trends may come and go, black never goes out of style. My advice would be to play it safe and opt for classic set, in a flattering shape such as a balcony bra and Brazilian short. Simple yet effective!
- MAKE TIME & HAVE FUN
Underwear can make or break an outfit, so don’t let lingerie be an afterthought – make sure that you have made time to shop for the right styles and shapes. Sadly, not every shape will flatter every figure, and if it feels uncomfortable, it’ll look uncomfortable too. Remember underwear is fun to buy, so have fun choosing the perfect pieces. Plan a shopping trip with mum or your girlfriends and make the most of it!
- SHOP ONLINE
If you just don’t feel comfortable shopping for lingerie in store, why not browse online at ultimo.co.uk? There’s a lot to choose from so be adventurous, as you never know what you might like when you try it on. Order what takes your fancy or the styles that you think might suit you in your size then try them on in the luxury of your own home. Although make sure to check return or exchange policies on everything you purchase online beforehand so that you can return whatever doesn’t suit.