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There are more and more companies catching on to the idea that not all women want to be sold completely unrealistic ideals of beauty. One such example, The Dublin Lingerie Company, hails from Dublin in Ireland, where they run an online store for real women. Their slogan ‘with every woman in mind’ sums up their belief that pretty and sensual lingerie should be for everyone. The DLC only stock specialist brands reflecting their ethos, and specialise in certain areas to make beautiful lingerie available to all women.

These are:

Plus size – it is a well known fact that 70% of girls/ladies are now more than a C cup, so the majority of the collection covers C cup upwards. As well as cups AAA to KK, you will find back sizes 28 to 58.

Mother and baby – there is a lot of helpful information on the site about choosing and using maternity and nursing bras, and why these are important to protect and preserve the shape of your breasts during and after pregnancy. Plus of course a wide range of maternity and nursing bras that look and feel great.

Sportswear – like maternity and nursing bras, using a good sports bra is a really important way to protect your breasts, and should be an essential part of your sports kit. The DLC stock some great ladies sports brands.

Mastectomy – nowadays there are some beautiful post operative and post surgery bras on the market and caring lingerie companies should be offering these.

Few weeks ago we have received beautiful BestForm Lingerie set in Mocha:

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It’s soft and really comfy.

How to choose your bra?

Around 60/70% of ladies choose to wear a larger back size (for comfort) and a smaller cup size – this is completely bad advice as the looser back size forces the shoulders to take the strain – causing shoulder and back pain. In many cases ladies experience severe discomfort and often shoulder wounds.

Ladies need to be continually informed that the support MUST come from under the bust beit with an underwired or soft cup underband bra – they cannot leave the support to the straps – this is where the problems begin.

There are two key measurements you need to determine: your band size and cup size. All you need to do to find them is put on your best-fitting unpadded bra and stand in front of a mirror, holding a tape measure. Here you can find detailed guide.

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Source:
thedublinlingeriecompany.ie

So… it started pretty innocent… as always. And now? Yes. I have to confess. I am addicted! And here is the perpetrator:

I remember when over 2 years ago I bought my first Pandora bracelet and my first charm – little heart pendant. Now, my collection is getting bigger and bigger. 3 full bracelets, 6 rings… and still wanting more!

So, what is Pandora?

Pandora (founded in 1982 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark) designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished and modern jewellery made from genuine materials. Pandora jewellery is sold in more than 70 countries.

Pandora’s range of charms and bracelets includes more than 600 charms and clips, which can be combined with specially designed bracelets in metals, leather or textile. It’s you who design your own bracelet and… your own story.

What you can get?

1. Bracelet – there are few to choose from: gold, sterling silver with gold lock (oxidized and silver color), sterling silver (oxidized and silver color), leather with silver lock (single, double, triple braided), macrame bracelets, fabric strings with silver endings.

When choosing your bracelet, remember that it should be 2-3cm longer than your wrist measurement. As you fill up your bracelet, over time it may expand up to 1cm in length as the links of the chain relax.

2. Charms – choose between gold, silver, murano glass and wood charms to tell your story. I decided to go for 3 colors: 1 bracelet is brown, 1 yellow (imitation of gold) and 1 is purple.

3. Spacers – they fill the gaps in the bracelet and can add some colors.

4. Clips – clips on the threads (2 threads on the bracelet) will help space your charms evenly.

5. Safety chains – it’s really important to get one! Make sure that you will never lose your charm collection!

Fashion forward, edgy and affordable are all words that can be used to describe Danish fashion brand ONLY. The brand has undergone an image overhaul and has taken a new style direction that is ready to hit Irish shores. ONLY is opening its Irish flagship store on Grafton Street in the heart of Dublin city on Thursday, December 6th at 11am. Expect literal Scandinavian snow scenes alongside its hot threads for the opening weekend.

Renowned for its amazing denim collection, ONLY adds to this with fashion forward pieces that have hint of Scandinavian style. From key staples to studded winter coats, ONLY will bring value-focused, trend-savvy and exciting fashion to Dublin’s city centre.

ONLY has recruited model Jessica Hart to represent the brand’s new direction. Having previously worked with brands such as Guess, Moschino, L’Oréal and Victoria’s Secret, Jessica has proven synonymous with the ONLY personality; she is edgy yet stylish. She looks effortless whether she’s wearing a denim shirt or an evening dress.

Lisa Falkenberg Brogaard, Retail Managing Director for ONLY says of the new store opening, “This is an exciting move for ONLY. The new Irish flagship store will offer a unique version of international fashion for Irish women and we cannot wait to see the brand grow across the country.”

ONLY is preparing to launch four new stores in Ireland between now and Spring 2013; the flagship store in Dublin (opening December 6th) and independent stores in Kilkenny (opening December 6th) Cork and Limerick (opening 2013), with exciting plans to open over 20 further stores over the next three years.

For more visit www.facebook.com/ONLY and @ONLY_Ireland

It’s getting wormer and wormer. Time to reach deep inside our wardrobes or… just to go for a shopping!

3 hottest categories:

1. Pale Pink dresses:

a) A|ware, Blush Lace Flutter Sleeve Dress
b) A|ware, Belted Sateen Pencil Dress
c) Oasis, Sleeveless Pintuck Dress
d) Oasis, Pyramid Dress
e) TOPSHOP, Tiered Embroidered Shift Dress

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2. Flowers:

a) Oasis, Floral Lantern Dress
b) A|ware, Emily Rose Print 2in1 Dress
c) Warehouse, Rose Bud Dress
d) Warehouse, Pretty Floral Sun Dress
e) TOPSHOP, Pastel Floral Strap Skater

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3. One Shoulder:

a) A|ware, Purple One Shoulder Dress
b) Warehouse, One Shoulder Mesh Frill Detail Dress
c) A|wear, Ra Ra Suedette Dress
d) Oasis, Rose One Shoulder Dress

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The romantic garden collection is made using organic and recycled materials. All the garments have been produced using sustainable materials or using recycled PET bottles or textile waste.

Just look at these romantic, exotic, glamorous and abstract patterns!

This spring’s floral patterns provide an injection of creativity and a love of fashion into your wardrobe. The floral looks are inspired by chlorophyll-green gardens, sundrenched landscapes and even 70s hippie chic flower-power.

The collection includes a feminine chiffon dress made from recycled polyester with a colourful garden print, a pinafore dress in organic cotton with romantic roses and a smock dress in organic cotton with an ethnic floral pattern. An organic cotton top in a small floral design or a frilly chiffon top made from recycled polyester can be combined with cropped trousers or shorts in organic cotton and/or linen. A beige anorak can be worn over a floral jumpsuit, both of which come in tencel.

READ MORE: www.WingsOfEnvy/forum/H&M

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Source: H&M

1. French navy – get the down-town Parisian look by teaming jersey separates with statement pieces.

2. Pretty grunge – work feminine floral prints with soft-washed denim and pastels accessories.

3. Retro sailor – work the nautical look in red, white and blue as well as polka dots and stripes.

4. Vintage mix – give your day look an up-to-date twist by teaming floral prints with retro denim pieces.

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Source: River Island

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