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Marks & Spencer Underwear in general
Member Name: lamorna
Marks & Spencer Underwear in general
Date: 26/08/03, updated on 26/08/03 (3527 review reads)
Advantages: Light Control, Multiway, Gorgeous
Disadvantages: I didn't buy more than one, None, None
My credit card company must have been extremely grateful that I’d been using their credit facility so heavily because they sent me £80.00 of M & S Gift Vouchers. Anyone reading this will have a pretty good idea how much I’d borrowed on that particular credit card in order to get a gift like that- and in my case how much I’d paid in interest! This was three months ago and I wasn’t an M & S shopper because I still imagined crimplene trousers with elasticised waistbands and horrid floral frocks more suitable for curtains than for wearing. I therefore made a hasty visit to the underwear department in M & S in Bath and bought four pretty bras for £19.00 each. I was pleasantly surprised at the perfect 36B off the peg perfect fit as well as the comfort and appearance.
I became even more of a convert to my new M & S bras when a male drinking friend of ours, who used to be in the Flying Squad, looked directly at my M & S clad bosoms and asked me if I was wearing a new bra and that my boobs looked good! How’s that for detection skills-and there was no touching either!
However, there is one undergarment that I have never had any success with wearing. The pretty all in one bodies that are meant to streamline the figure whilst giving support to the bosoms, often with detachable suspenders (Uugghh!) No matter how lacy and attractive these garments looked my bosoms have always hovered a few inches lower than I like them to be and lift my arms even slightly and they always fell underneath the under-wire meaning a rapid visit to the ladies for a readjustment.
I had finished my shopping in my local M & S having already paid for my goods and heading for the exit when a rack of M & S ‘Shapewear’ caught my attention. In three colours, black, white and light camel. they were described as a ‘Light Control Multiway Body’ They looked more like streamline
d swimsuits and very soft to the touch. The label said they were made of Tencel and are machine washable. The bra part was preformed and moulded and lightly under-wired and the knicker leg was rather like a pair of high cut French knickers. Thankfully there was no bottom floss and it was obvious there would be no visible panty line (VPL) under skirts or trousers. One drawback was the inevitable double row of poppers in the cotton gusset. I’ve had too many bad experiences trying to fasten those poppers after an evening out and usually arrived home with a flapping gusset piece so I almost lost interest and pondered on continuing my journey to the M & S exit.
But then, an attractive, smart elderly lady stopped by me as I was examining the M & S Shapewear and said to me ‘They’re very pretty aren’t they? Are you hesitating? Don’t hesitate. If you want it then buy it as we may not be here tomorrow to enjoy things’ and she wandered off. I am so easily influenced. What with the Flying Squad mate and this elegant mature lady egging me on.
The ‘Shapewear Multiway Body’ went on to describe itself as ‘Minimum effort, Maximum effect’ but where does the ‘Multiway Body’ come into it? Well it means just that-five ways to wear it. Strapless, halter-neck, one shoulder, crossover and conventional. This explained the soft but firm feel of the bra part as it was made to be self supporting if the ’Shapewear’ was worn strapless. The attached explanatory label very clearly displayed a chart with illustrative photographs of the five ways the body could be worn and informing the prospective buyer that ‘Shapewear’ body was available in UK sizes from 34 to 38 in cup sizes A-B-C-D and size 40 in C-D-DD with sizes 38C to 40DD having non-padded cups. M & S clearly know what women want because I would imagine larger busted women most certainly wouldn’t want padded cups. The R
16;Shapewear’ body was priced at £32.00.
Oh how I wanted to buy one of each, a black, white and light camel body, but there was no way I could justify spending £96.00 on an impulse buy. However, when I got home and tried my new M & S ‘Shapewear’ Multiway Body in Light Camel (I would have preferred ‘Light Caramel’. I mean you wouldn’t call an item of clothing ‘Pale Goat’ would you?) I so wished I had bought all three.
It is gorgeous. It gives the sensation of lightly supporting the body with no restricting sensation. The knicker legs are cut in such a way that even in hip hugging white trousers or a floaty skirt there is no VPL. My bosoms feel and look like two independent beings as the bra lifts and separates them giving me a smooth cleavage. This is important on a mature skin. When I was younger I wanted my bra to push them ‘up and in’ so they were touching, but even though my skin tone is good, pushing bosoms together emphasises any loss of elasticity on the chest area, whereas separated bosoms give the impression of smoothness.
I tried several of my favourite outfits on wearing my new M & S ‘Shapewear’ Multiway Body and everything looked and felt comfortable. The bra gives me a feminine outline and even when I experimented with the ‘arms above my head’ test my bosoms remained snugly in the cups. I would even have enough faith to wear this body in the strapless mode. Many of you must have experienced the horrors of a strapless bra slipping down and flattening your bosoms into a most unnatural and ugly shape? That won’t happen with the strapless Multiway body-my bosoms sat proud and high, pointing directly to the front!
Other items available within this light control range are a thigh slimmer. a string and a trouser knicker but I’m staying with my ‘Shapewear’ Multiway Body because as it says on the box ‘Minimu
m effort, Maximum effect’
We went out to our local last night and I was hoping to bump into, figuratively speaking, my Flying Squad friend but he wasn’t about. I wonder if he’ll notice my redefined shape? I’m going back to M & S this week to buy another ‘Shapewear’ Multiway Body because one is just not enough. I hope my elderly lady acquaintance is there and sees me following her advice to buy when you see something you like as we may not be here to enjoy them tomorrow!
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