Friday, 28 October 2011

Shaping Your Winter Wardrobe

As the nights grow longer and the days become shorter, it can only mean one thing: time to crack open the winter wardrobe! This Winter season get ready to embrace vintage trends and your hourglass figures. Vintage shapes counterbalance our minimalist clothing trend at the moment and we finally get to show off our womanly waists beneath. Here’s what I have to say...

UK Lingerie & Bodywear label MadebyNiki prides itself on innovation & shaping, resulting in some truly covetable designs and them winning ‘Shapewear Brand of the Year’ at the first UK Lingerie Awards 2011. Last week at Bordello our  MadeByNiki Autumn Winter 11 delivery arrived and I had the exciting job of trying each and every beautiful piece on.
This summer they released the String collection with its trademark skin tingling sensation & stunning string formation. It was no surprise it became a favorite among the stars including KT Tunstall, Paloma Faith and Alexandra Burke. These pieces were among some of this summer seasons favorite, selling out of the shop as fast as they had arrived. 

Coral and Stone String skirt: £230
Coral and Stone Triangle String Bra: £125

The winter‘Feel’ collection features sculptural bras, waist cinchers and body-control panties & dresses whose super-soft body-sculpting modal fabric just begs to be touched. The collection has already featured in Elle, Cosmopolitan and Instyle Magazine. 
Available in dusty pink or jet black, it’s interesting how a choice of colour can change the tone of the lingerie from pretty in pink to dark and seductive. Luckily for us MadebyNiki has given us two choices of bra & brief: the Bandeau  with strapless option or  Bullet bra for the bigger bust & Brazilian or Girdle knickers with detachable suspenders. Both knickers incorporate the super soft modal fabric with pretty lace panel sides with ladder stitch detailing.  For all the hourglass women the Girdle knickers sit  high on the hip & nip in the waist , while the Brazilian tanga shape flatters the bottom. Their naughty zippers gave an unexpected surprise &  as usual MadebyNiki helps to hit the curves in all the right places!
What struck me most about this seasons MadebyNiki was how they managed to combine sexy with comfort. It  features practical solutions such as strapless bandeau bras & detachable suspenders. The fabric is thick enough to say outerwear & sturdy enough to offer shaping and support yet the lace panels, decorative ladders & soft ness of the fabric made me yearn for it next to my skin. 
And as far as the fabulous bodycon Girdle zipper dress was concerned, it was hard for me to take it off. In fact I just wanted to add my stockings and heels and walk out the door !

'Feel' Body Con Dress: £230

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