When colour blocking started to hit the runways from Etro, Maxmara and Jill Sanders just to name a few – you knew it was going to be a strong trend, I was secretly hoping that with all good trends that it would filter on down to Lingerie.
For the past ten years, colour blocking seems to rear it’s head at least once a season in swimwear, from the colour block swimsuit with strong panels of colour, to being able to buy bikinis seperately so you can create your own style of colour blocking with bottoms one colour and your top another.
Yet it rarely filters down to Lingerie. So I’ve been on the hunt to find some amazing pieces so you too can transpose your obsession right on down – ‘quite literally’ to your undies.
First up is ‘Miss Mandalay’ - I’m an avid fan of this brand, their fits are consistent, their sizing goes up to a 38GG and they’ve cracked it by realising that just because you wear big bras doesn’t mean you want or need to wear big knickers. Two ranges caught my eye – ‘Paige Limeade’ which embraces the clashing of colours itself, and ‘Gigi Red’ with looks great, when you take colour blocking into your own hands, and wear the bra with a pair of bright turquoise briefs.
Next up is ‘Dirty Pretty Things’ this brand is great at mixing traditional Lingerie fabric, with high end fashion fabrics, there look is a strong one and has quite a glam feel to it all. They start from an A cup and go up to a DD cup.