Underwear frequently becomes an afterthought in today’s busy world; so long as it is clean and not falling apart it goes on – day in, day out with very little thought going into what is our most intimate garment.
However, we all know the thrill of opening a bag containing new underwear. It is precious in our hands, made of delicate materials like lace, silk and cotton. It may be plain or patterned, white, black or brightly coloured but the new addition to our daily routine is one of the biggest feel-good factors around.
I have, in the past, made the mistake of keeping beautiful underwear for special occasions – have you ever done that? Years later, I have looked at the pretty pieces (that no longer fit properly) and regretted that decision. It would have been so much better to get full usage out of them!
These days, I am making more of a conscious effort to reduce the amount of clothing I buy and I aim to get maximum usage out of each piece before I decide it has had its day. Even at that point, I will consider if it can be upcycled before throwing it away.
That’s a lot of reasons to make sure when I purchase new underwear, it’s going to get at least the recommended 30 wears before being thrown away.
Playtex is one of the biggest brand names in the lingerie industry and one I remember before I even had my first bra. They are continually keeping up their high standards with beautiful, comfortable and long-lasting garments. Recently, they asked me to review a set for them. I was able to look at their new collection (out now in the shops) and choose something.
As I mentioned earlier, I love new underwear but I recognised I normally go for colours that work under all of my clothes – white, nude or black. I was determined to branch out and try something new so, I went for this beautiful intense blue Flower Elegance set.
They sent through this really useful fitting guide which was so helpful when ordering a set that you need to fit properly. I picked up a few tips which made ordering easier. there’s also this really useful video.
My Playtex set arrived and yes, I did get that happy ‘squeal’ feeling on opening it. I tried it on and it fit perfectly. I wore it to work where, as a Teaching Assistant, I’m on my feet all day; I didn’t know I was wearing it – that’s how comfortable it was!
I have since worn it on plenty of occasions – our Year 6 team end-of-year night out, to the school play to watch Alice and Bessie star in the school performance and even out shopping. I also know that once washed and dried, it appears on the top of my underwear and I shall use it again and again.
I love the black cotton thread running through the blue lace and I adore the lacy edge to the shoulder strap. Should it peep out of my clothing it is incredibly pretty and would only add to the overall look.
Thank you, Playtex not only for gifting me this beautiful set but for giving me the feel-good factor when I am wearing it.
The Flower Elegance bra in Intense Blue is available now at SimplyBe
Disclosure: I was sent the Flower Elegance set in blue for the purpose of this post.