It is my opinion that La Senza is the worst lingerie shop I have ever visited / ordered online from. I havn't had any great problems with them, but I just find that their range is rather limited.
During January I had an email from their website promoting their January sale! Great I thought! Many items were better than half price - which is a price I like the sound of! I was interested in buying a silk nightdress and also some silk pajamas which both came to about £50.
I thought their colour range was superb! I ordered both the pajamas and the nightdress online in a size 14. I am a size 12, but I thought I would be on the safe side buying a little bigger so it would be comfortable to sleep in.
A few days later I received my package. The items looked of good quality, but when I was trying them on they were skin tight, meaning they were a size 10! The label said 14, which was obviously wrong. This meant a visit to their store to return the items. I explained the problem and they gave my money back straight away, it was just really annoying that I had to go through that process.
I thought it would be an idea to warn you that the sizing maybe a little out!
La Senza as a store I find to be very strange. They have nice colours in their ranges, but the underwear is either sexy, or childish, there is no in-between. I can buy some silky number, or something with a cartoon character on? I fancy something that is just stylish, not too overboard or not silly.
I find the best place to buy underwear from would be Debenhams (which has a huge range, from their own brand, to wonderbra, to designer!), or if looking for a bargain TK Maxx (many different styles to search through!).
La Senza also do a range which has slogans printed on the front of their sleep-wear saying " Love being naughty" or "Irresistable", "minx" and "foxy" there is no way in a million years that I would wear such a thing, that's not classy, that's trampy and uncool!
La Senza is one of the best stores around for all those pick me up underwear items. No matter what is wrong if you slip into a little bra and knickers set from this store you will be instantly boosted, especially if you get the padded kind. However as every girl knows what really makes an outfit complete are the little finishing touches, even better when they do get touched! So what do we mean by finishing touches? Well hosiery I think is the technical term for it, the odds and ends to the likes of me, the common people. I have tried numerous stockings from different stores, ranging from Ann Summers to BHS, it’s just difficult for me to get them to fit. Having long legs I find it difficult to get tights and stockings that will actually stay up! Girls we all know what it’s like, if those tights are a little too small the crotch always ends up around your ankles and you’re forever pulling them up. To combat this, and to make myself feel really sexy, I switched to stockings and suspenders, this is where the ‘whore’ music should come in! However it is still very annoying when you cannot get the right length, and your still pulling them up all day, only this way I flash the tops of stockings and a slither of black suspender belt as well. Great if you haven’t got enough money to leave a tip after lunch and want to distract the dishy waiter whilst you make the escape. Unless matched with a maids outfit I don’t go for the black legs look, it just isn’t me, I always prefer the more natural and ‘is there something on’ look personally. I do own a pair of white stockings, but that is a long (and risky tale, well for this site anyway!). So after looking round numerous shops, looking for the ultimate in leg gear I never thought of La Senza. It has always been a bra shop to me, with some great knickers and sleeping shirts, but not stockings. I didn’t even know they sold
them to be honest. I then went into the local store after it had been refurbished, looking for little items on sale and such, but I was astonished when I walked in and didn’t see a bra in sight! They had re-arranged the shop and the bottom floor was all knickers, hosiery and nightwear. Bras and the usual stuff people go in for where upstairs. Cunning really, you go through all the nice items you didn’t know existed to get to what you want. La Senza sell stockings in several forms, there are the ones which need a suspender belt to stay up, these are the ones I buy and hold ups (those that stay there themselves) these are perfect for the occasions when easy ‘access’ is required. They also come in plain or embroidered style, if you want the illusion of a garter these are for you. Colours are black, white and nude, all in different sizes. So I own a few pairs of stockings from La Senza, the latest item I purchased was a pair of nude, embroidered stockings. I looked on the back; there was a size chart, to ensure I was getting the right size for the length of my pins. According to the size guide I had the right ones in my hand and so I decided to hand over my hard-earned cash in exchange for lovely winter legs. I was a little reluctant to part with nearly £7 for a little bit of fabric, but I was on the hunt for something that worked and so went for it. I went to the counter, handed over my money and got my lovely bag. This store wraps them beautifully, with special paper and scented beads in a paper bag. This is one of the best aspects of the store, and I reckon £2 of the total price went towards the packaging, it must cost them a bit and all those trees! When I got home a sheepish looking boyfriend, who wanted to know what I had been buying again, greeted me, apparently I should cut down on my spending, pah! I couldn’t wait to try them on, to see if I had found the perfect stockings. I carefu
lly unwrapped them and opened the packet. The packet was cardboard and very big and square for a pair of stockings but that didn’t put me off. I took out the two flimsy pieces of nylon and laid them on the bed. Pulling my trousers down I looked at them with anticipation. They looked a little on the short side. Maybe it was just me, but they seemed half the length of my legs. I sat on the bed and carefully put my hand inside the stockings, pulling one over my foot and up my smooth milk bottle legs. I must admit the fabric was fantastic. So soft and smooth, nothing like the real feel of legs but enough to get any man’s heart racing. My fears had been confirmed they didn’t go high enough up my leg. Still I persisted and put on the suspender belt, in a vain attempt to stretch the stockings, or at least get them to stay put. However they were having none of it and I decided to take them off and give up on La Senza. Sitting on the bed sulking, and half undressed, my other half found it amusing. He decided to take the stockings back to the shop and see if he could exchange them for a larger size, they did one length up. Greeted by yet another pair of disappointing stockings I refused to try them on, but I was ultimately persuaded, as always. Again I pulled them on my legs, but this time they went all the way up to where they should. I clipped the suspenders into place and gave a twirl for the other half. Perfect, the best fitting stockings I have ever worn. I didn’t really like the embroidered part of the stockings, as it is a little too big and bulky for my likening but the fit was brilliant and the feel divine. So soft and smooth, they ooze sex appeal. Trust me. The nude colour is the shade I want my skin to be, opposed to milk legs. I found them very robust, and unlike most stockings I have bought didn’t ladder just because I didn’t have my nails perfectly smoothed and manicured. Have las
ted me a long time and so for the money excellent value, it’s the old price per wear thing, if it costs a lot but you wear it a lot it really costs less per time you wear it! I like their plain top stockings, they are less bulky on the thighs than the embroidered ones, and don’t leave a pattern if you sit something, or someone, heavy on you for a while. I have not tried their hold ups yet, but I do intend to, for the days when I cannot be bothered with the suspender belt. If you are looking for the best hosiery around then do try La Senza, I don’t think they do tights only stockings and hold ups. They are sublime, feel fanatically soft, smooth and sexy, the perfect addition to any outfit, for that high-powered business suite to the maid’s uniform for that ‘special’ occasion. Long lasting and ladder resistant, oh and guess what no toe reinforcement, so those open toed shoes can be worn! Short or long legs you will find a pair that fits like a glove, almost a second skin. High quality and super sexy, try them out, they will exceed all expectations.