Just you stood there only in your underwear

Saturday, 22 December 2012

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(Undies: Rosie for Autograph C/O Marks and Spencer))

I guess you could say underwear is a little taboo on some blogs- but hey, we all wear it right, and if it's not in outfit post form (bit cheeky for here) then surely there's no real problem? Just an extra pretty dignity-preserving layer- especially when it's designed by a certain Huntington-Whitely.

So, when I was recently contacted by my favourite Marks and Sparks (not just tasty shortbread y'all) asking if I fancied reviewing some of their lingerie and putting together some festive undie shopping tips, of course- I obliged and opted for this super gorgeous set from the Rosie for Autograph collection; something I'd been lusting after for far too long. After taking the set for a spin, I can happily confirm, like all of Marks's underwear it lives up to their incredibly high standard, fits comfortably and makes me feel a little like RHW (okay, not really- but it's very pretty).

Now, when it comes to underwear shopping, especially during the festive season- it's pretty important to get it right- no pressure folks. Ladies are difficult species to buy for, so if you're branching in to underwear territory here are my three top tips (if you're still struggling- just ask the lovely shop assistants, they don't bite)...

SIZING- Whether you're asking her pals, mother or having a rummage in her drawers- get the sizing right. If you really can't get it, and know her clothes size then just treat her to some festive, cosy or even slightly slinky pjs- the next best thing.
BE SUBTLE- If you're opening in front to the family, or aren't certain for her taste, go subtle. Demure underwear is some of the nicest- so avoid lots of strappiness, sauciness and lack-of-material-ness.
SOMETHING DIFFERENT- Although underwear is a necessity and is the basis of a feel good outfit- it's not something we often treat ourselves too- so go for something they wouldn't normally indulge in. The Rosie for Autograph collection is a good example of this- it's a successful collaboration, luxurious, tasteful and darn beautiful- you can't go wrong!

So happy shopping and have a very Merry Christmas!

x

P.S Thanks for the lyrics, Jarvis.

28 comments:

  1. I think we should all discuss underwear more often, it's still part of fashion and I could use some pointers sometimes. This little combo is quite gorgeous, by the way.

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    1. I totally agree! It's fine to talk about bikins and even have pictures of them and they're essentially the same thing! Lovely set Olivia :)

      Efia @ Effy Talks Life


      xxx

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  2. This underwear is beautiful! RHW is amazing though so of course they would be. Definitely don't see a problem with posting about it. Would love to see more people posting about it actually! Always on the hunt for more.

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. This set is so lovely! I love her stuff and a bit of RHW!

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  4. I love everything in the RHW collection, your set is particularly lovely! x

    www.a-place-for-beauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Wonderful tips love! :)

    fashionqueen294.blogspot.com

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  6. These pieces looks very good quality, i love the design.

    - Keyta

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  7. Underwear totally shouldn't be taboo, the loveliest pair of knickers can make you feel wonderful even if no one else can see them, haha. I had a browse at Rosie's range and it's so pretty. Love your advice about going with slinky pyjamas in case you're ensure of sizing, such good advice!

    http://www.youremyfavouriteflavour.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. I love these, timeless!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I know what you mean, a lot of bloggers won't blog about underwear because it seems too taboo, when I buy a nice new set, I want to blog about it! x

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  10. It's a lovely set, and anything that could make me feel a tiny bit like Rosie can only be a good thing! xx

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  11. I know Marks is often associated with old biddies but it really does do some cracking underwear!

    Louminous

    x

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  12. Oh man I love Marks and Spencers underwear! their bra's just fit like no other store. I'm having a Christmas giveaway if you'd like to join in!
    http://improvisedintentions.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/christmas-giveaway.html

    hope you have a lovely Christmas xx

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  13. I love pretty underwear, I think everyone should talk about it more often!!
    P.S I'm liking the Pulp lyrics in the title.
    ablogbyabbie.blogspot.co.uk X

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  14. I want this set, gorgeous x

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  15. Sizing has got to be the most important thing ever when buying a bra! Loving this cute set :) xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Whats wrong with outfit form choice? I reviewed lingerie once and wore it on my blog - With a bit of low key lighting to hide my shyness haha - I think its great to see lingerie on, see how it fits, the style and whatnot - More people should do it haha! I know I look nothing like lingerie models so its something a little different eh!

    This set though, it looks GORGEOUS. So delicate <3 xx

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  17. This set is very pretty! Thank you for the post it's reminded me to take a look at Rosie's collection X

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  18. Sizing is so important and so many people get it wrong! I'm just a lingerie fiend haha, great post

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  19. I love good underwear! I buy all of my underwear from M&S, I've never found any that fit as well, luckily my mum works for them otherwise I'd be very out of pocket!
    x

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  20. Underwear is my absolute FAVOURITE! This is so beautiful <3
    xo

    iamlaurenpotts.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Always love gorgeous lingerie
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S x

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  22. Those are pretty and sexy

    http://puputnopitasari.blogspot.com/

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  23. i hope you'll be wearing that when we finally have a sleepover, liv! ;)

    haha, sorry. i couldn't resist.


    xxxxx

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  24. I just found your blog - I love it! I love pretty underwear, I've never really bought any from M&S but after having a look at Rosie's collection, I might have to buy some pieces! This set looks lovely xx

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  25. I have a few pieces from the Rosie collection, M&S at its best xx

    http://jessica-jjc.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. Is it wierd for me to tell that I love the labels? Lovely! <3 xo

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk/

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