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Shapewear to shape your day.


Every bride wants that perfect look and shape for their special day.


But how do we achieve this…?


Well… there are many options available! Some diet, some exercise, some but corsets with boning in. However there is another alternative, SHAPEWEAR!


supporting brief

Control Body Shaping Brief.


Shaping briefs have become very popular over recent years, helping women to create a flatter tummy & more shapely bum.


We wear it out night out with the girls or work so why not our wedding day??



Shaping dress


The shaping dress is perfect for wearing under you wedding dress if you have a sheer or wedding dress with no boning, helping to shape your waist and hips.




•It smooth your tummy

•Helps to lift your bum

•Supports your bust



If you prefer thongs then fear not! This options is for you. Not only does it help to smooth your tummy but it also supports your back while still being a shapewear thong!


There also a short option if you just want a little help with shaping your legs, perhaps for a mermaid style dress of fish tail.




Firm Push up shaping shorts help to lift your bum, smooth your tummy but also shape the tops of your legs.


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Celebrating Mum this Mother’s Day!

Mums are so special!  We only get one mum in life and we depend on them for everything. They are there when we need then for child care, a shoulder to cry on or simply just to pop round for a coffee and a natter. A bunch of flowers is always a winner… who doesn’t love flowers! However…

mothers day

 Flowers by Chic Blooms in Nailsea.

… Today we are keeping with our bridal theme, however we are looking at Mother of the brides. Mother of the brides dresses and outfits are stunning, they are delicately made and can be fitted or flowing. Whatever style they choose, they will be looking for a bra that will work with there attire. This could be a strapless options for which there is a few choices such as…



Harmony Bridal Bra

Harmony bridal bra is a full cup optional strapless bra made from a soft Boselli Satin adorned with a matching ivory lace, however it is not just for brides. It can work perfectly with a Mother of the brides outfit.


Quinn Plunge Strapless Bra

Quinn is an optional strapless bra with a plunge style cup. Perfect for low cut or V-neck tops, blouses and dresses.

However if you are looking for something a little more colorful and in keeping with your wedding attire, take a look at these stunning options…


This is the gorgeous Claire moulded cup by Affinitas. It is such a stunning colour as the name suggests, (vintage rose) whilst holding that little darker detailing on the  shoulder straps and edging and also features a delicate lace covering and has matching lace thong or brief.


Tango is a very popular balconette bra which is available in many different colours to go with your outfits. This is also a great design by #Panache as it caters for the larger back and bust sizes all the way to HH Cups. Definitely worth a look.


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If you’re a Bride to Be and soon to be wed and just don’t know where to start when it comes to what to wear beneath your wedding dress, then this might just be of some help. We find many Brides leave finding their wedding underwear to the last minute, either they’ve been losing weight before the big day or they think it will simply be a case of popping into town to pick something up. Unfortunately this tends not to be as straight forward as they imagine.

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A wedding dress is a really special dress not just by its very nature but by its design and fit as well, so quite often requires some special lingerie for your wedding day. This is really why it shouldn’t be left to the last minute and taken for granted that it will be an easy task. So where do you start when looking for your bridal underwear? Whatever you decide upon, it’s important that it works in complete harmony with you and your wedding gown.


If your dress already has a lot of boning throughout the bodice then a wedding corset with plenty of boning is more than likely going cause some discomfort. Resist the temptation when you hear a corset can take up to 4″ off your waistline in seconds. Properly fitted they can, but the 4″ has to go somewhere! A wedding corset is very good at helping to shape and sculpt your figure to a more hourglass silhouette and providing support over your midriff. Some bridal corsets also have underwired cups and also give good lift, support and shape to your bust too!


Many wedding dresses have sweetheart or bateau necklines and therefore require a style of strapless wedding lingerie to go beneath. This is where it begins to get more tricky and even more so if your size tends to be less well stocked in high street shops, so a bit more time and patience is called for. A strapless wedding bustier could work well for this style, it would still provide some shaping to your figure as well as underwired support for your breasts.

It’s important to get fitted and go and try on bridal bras, you want to make sure it doesn’t give you a bulge over the top of the cup or alternatively that the cups don’t fall forward when you lean over, leaving you feeling unsupported and exposed! A dress that is made from a light material, such as silk or satin may also show any fancy lace edging or a heavily padded cup will be quite noticeable. Your wedding day lingerie should be the unsung hero of your wedding day, comfy and supportive and not seen by your guests and photographer!

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Comfort has already been mentioned a few times, because it’s important. Your wedding day does pass by quickly but comfort really is king, so bear this in mind when it comes to your undies. If you’re not a thong kind of person then your wedding day is not the day to try. You don’t want to be fidgeting and shuffling all through your day trying to get comfortable, stick to briefs or hip huggers if that’s what you’re used too! You can get underwear that don’t have elasticated edges so don’t show the dreaded VPL!


Shapewear is quite a popular option these days with brides wanting to make sure that everything is tucked in to look their best in the wedding photographs. Bridal shapewear has evolved quite markedly over the years with some nice pieces available in whites and ivories to suit dress colours. When it comes to colours, try and make sure that you get bridal underwear that matches the colour of your dress. Most important of all is to try your wedding day lingerie on with your dress at some point to make sure they compliment each other and you’re comfortable!

firm_corset_briefchiffon-eyelash-lace-brideAll these amazing wedding dresses images are:

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Happy 1st Birthday Moonrise Lingerie

Bra Fitting Bristol

On Saturday we celebrated our 1st Birthday since opening our doors here at The Crown Glass Shopping Centre in Nailsea nr Bristol. Our shoppers enjoyed fizzy drinks served by our Butler in the Buff for the morning and we had free face painting for the little ones, all donations taken were greatly received for our breast cancer awareness fund raising cause. No birthday is ever complete without a cake, so made our very own lace edged pink bra cake!

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Moonrise Lingerie has been serving the women of Nailsea and North Somerset for a year now, offering a free bra fitting service dedicated to making sure ladies are wearing the correct size and style of bra. Along side the fitting element our 4 strong team of lingeristas also promote the importance of breast health awareness associated with wearing the correct size and fit of bra. More recently the team have been working closely with local hospitals for ladies having undergone breast surgery and looking to get fitted for mastectomy bras.


In conjunction with our first birthday we are having a flash sale this week with a wide selection of high quality bras reduced to LESS THASN £20! This offer is available online as well on our website at, so you can grab yourself a real bargain! So be quick to see we have your size!


Click to find out more about ‘The Floris – Plus Size Balconet Bra

To make a booking for a ‘no-obligation’ fitting simply click ‘FREE bra fitting‘, then visit our website at

 Bridal Boudoir by Viktoria Kuti at Berwick Lodge, Bristol

bridal boudoir harmony plus size bridal

What does boudoir suggest to you? Glamour? Sensuallity? Beauty? That idea of suggestion?


Bristol based boudoir and portrait photographer Viktoria Kuti captured all of this and more in a beautiful bridal boudoir photo session at the stunning Berwick Lodge Hotel in Bristol.


This delightful country house style hotel was to be the perfect location to let Viktoria’s creativity and professionalism run wild. All of their rooms are beautifully decorated throughout with a delightful historical touch, but The Lydia Suite was chosen to set the scene.

bridal boudoir lingerie photoshoot

A gorgeous antique cream queen four poster bed along with period styled sofa’s and decor along with a stunning roll top bath were all carefully used to create an outstanding bridal boudoir photoshoot.


Weddings are very personal occasions and once all of the ceremony and celebration is over, photos, video clips and memories are what you have left to recall the wonderful event. A bridal boudoir shoot is a really personal way for The Bride to capture this special moment in her life and it serves as an intimate reminder to be shared between each other in marriage.


Viktoria made excellent use of the venue, lighting and Afton to produce a host of delicate imagery that reflects the true personal and intimate nature of a boudoir session.


Marriage itself is a joining together of two people and families, to celebrate their love and commitment to one another. We were delighted to see that our very own ‘Harmony’ plus size bridal lingerie set was used for the shoot.



Photographer: Viktoria Kuti –

Model: Afton Stinnie

Venue: Berwick Lodge –

Flowers: Bramblewood Flowers –

Jewellery: Jacq Brill at Beloved Vintage Bridal –

Make-Up: Shari Knowles –

Hair: Nicola Clancy at GoGorgeous –