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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!

 

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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??

 

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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.

 

KEY FEATURES

 

•It smooth your tummy

•Helps to lift your bum

•Supports your bust

 

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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.

 

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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…

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 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…

 

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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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Importance of Getting Fitted!

 

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What are the stages of a bra fitting?

● We take 2 measurements, one over bust and one under bust.

● We use the measurement to give us an idea of what size you require to try!

● Your lingerie consultant & fitter will collect a few bras based on their measurements.

● You try on each of the bra to see their fit and the shape they give you to make sure they are what you are looking for.

● Last, but most importantly, we check that your new bra is comfortable! This is a MUST!

 

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 What we look for in a fitting!

1. The Band. Moonrise Lingerie like to start at the back, we check that the back is sitting nice and low. (The back of your bra should be level with your underwires at the front. 80% of the support comes from the back of your bra, and only 20% comes from the straps! The band of your bra should feel comfortable and not cut in to your skin. Continuously wearing the wrong side band can cause sore skin, redness if the band is too tight and can lead to back pain if the band is too loose due to not having the correct support for the weight of your breasts.

2. The Cup. Once we have ensured that the back of your new bra is fitting correctly we turn our attentions to the front! We check that your bust is filling the cup correctly. Making sure that you are filling the whole cup, (including the bottom of the cup).  We also want to check that you are not spilling out over the top or sides this suggest that the cup is too small, just as it would suggest that the cup is too big if it had ripples or gaps. Wearing the incorrect cup size results in your breasts not being supported and the stretching of your breast tissue increasing the changes of over stretched breasts as you get older and start to lose the definition. Or it can have the opposite effect and be too tight causing possible damage to your breast tissue.

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3. The Underwire. These play a very important role! This helps to support your bust giving it lift. Your underwire should be sitting FLAT against your ribs, (however you would not be able to feel it digging in). Your Moonrise Lingerie Consultant will also need to check that the underwire is sitting correctly at the side – not digging in to your breast tissue allowing it to cause damage to your skin or tissue. The outside end of the underwire should be aiming towards your underarm NOT back into your bust! The inner end of the underwire should be sitting against your chest between your bust, again not digging in to your breast tissue.

 

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Tips

Always make sure YOU feel comfortable in your new bra before leaving the shop. If you feel uncomfortable then the bra is not the correct style, shape or size, so you must let your fitter know!

Wearing the correct bra size, shape and style brings you comfort, relief and confidence to stand up tall and embrace life.

Photos by Layla Sidwell - https://www.facebook.com/FStartphotography

 

 

 

 

 

Romantic Photos on Valentines Day – Viktoria Kuti

Today I’d like to introduce to a very good friend of ours here at Moonrise Lingerie, Bristol based boudoir photgrapher, Viktoria Kuti. You may well have remembered we worked together on a project just over a year ago with some of our bridal lingerie at Berwick Lodge and we fell in love with her work. With Valentine’s Day fast appoaching we thought it apt to preview some of her latest romantic boudoir photo sessions and ask her more about what’s involved. Here’s what Viktoria had to tell us;

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Tell us a little bit about yourself Viktoria. What made you specialise in portrait styles of photography?

I didn’t always know that I wanted to be a photographer, and I definitely didn’t have any idea that I would become a portrait photographer. I am fascinated by the human form and also watching people go through transformation… and that is what my photoshoots are. When people walk into my studio, they usually still have their guard up. They are very self conscious and maybe even a little nervous. But slowly, they let me through, they connect with me, and I love seeing them unfold in front of the camera and seeing their light shine out.

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What’s your background in photography? What’s been YOUR most exciting photo shoot?

I haven’t received any formal photography education, but was always interested in arts. My passion and journey with photography started about ten years ago – I am grabbing every opportunity I get since to better my skills and master this beautiful craft as much as possible. My most exciting shoot was probably the ballerina I photographed at dawn in Paris (https://prints.viktoriakuti.com/paris/) – it was a challenge because it was fully organised from the UK and wasn’t quite sure how all my plans would turn out, but I am (and my lovely model is too) very happy with the images we created.

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A photo shoot sounds like a great idea for an original Valentines gift for your loved one, but what’s involved?

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After booking a photoshoot, I like to meet for a personal consultation with my clients (if not possible, we can do this over the phone). It gives them a chance to connect and get to know me a little bit better, as well as to dig into the details of what they are expecting from their session. We discuss styling and outfits and I’ll try to dissolve any other doubts they might have. Most of the photoshoots take place in my Bristol studio, but there is also an option to have your boudoir shoot at an external location (like your home, a boutique hotel or outdoors if you’re feeling adventurous!)

  

The session itself starts with the makeup and hair styling. Some people find this a little unnerving – they might not be used to wearing makeup every day, or they have their very set ways of wearing it and are worried that they wouldn’t look like themselves… Worry not. My make-up artists are professional and are happy to adapt to whatever you are looking for. The make-up is part of the session because of the experience and pampering, but it can be as natural and barely there as you’d like it to be.

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You do not need to know how to pose or worry about how you’re going to look like on your images at all! I am an expert at making people relax and open up in front of the camera also to guide you with posing down to your fingertips to make sure you look your best. I’ll show you what poses and angles flatter you the most and be your coach every step of the way. No experience necessary, you just need to trust me to give it a go.

  

Professional retouching on all your best images is included with your session. I don’t believe in drastically altering your appearance or body type, I believe all my customers are perfectly beautiful just the way they are. I do believe in small tweaks however, to get rid of the things you are not fond of and/or correcting the bits (lumps and bumps) that appear due to wardrobe or posing. This is a collaborative process, so please don’t be shy about telling me to get rid of a certain mole or scar or stretchmark.

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About two weeks after your photo session we meet up again for a private viewing and selection of your final images. After the initial presentation, we’ll step through the images one by one and start picking favourites. Following that, we’ll determine which products and packages will suit you best based on the images we’ve created, your goals for the shoot, and on your lifestyle. I offer a range of beautiful photographic albums, archival wall art, high resolution digital image packages, and more. I also have great options for gift giving, whether you’re buying for a groom or bride, a significant other, or as a treat to yourself.

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I love the idea of having a professional photo session, but I’m not that confident about myself?

Most women who become my customers start our conversation with – ‘I’m very self conscious’ or ‘I’m not very photogenic’ or ‘I hate having my photos taken’. It’s completely normal (to be honest, I’m not a big fan of being photographed either). But the good news is – it’s not your job to be photogenic, or to be confident and know what to do in front of the camera. It’s MY job to make you feel relaxed and comfortable and safe… once we have that, confidence is not even an issue at all.

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How long does the session last for? What sort of outfits and how many could I bring? And what if you don’t get any good photos in time?

The sessions usually last about 3 hours (1 hour for the makeup and hair styling, 2 hours shooting time), but I don’t limit the sessions by either time or the number of outfits. Everyone is different, some people need a little more time to warm up and relax, so if I don’t feel that we have enough killer images, I’ll keep going until we get what we need. I usually suggest bringing 5-6 outfits to the session and I also have some nice dresses and accessories in my studio wardrobe too, which is available to use for my customers.

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Finally – what advice can you give to anyone who’s always thought of having a photo shoot but has always been a bit, shy, shall we say?

We, as women all have the same (or at least very similar) self-doubts and insecurities, and you can trust me, I know them all. I want you to feel absolutely incredible and to fall in love with yourself after seeing how I see you through the lens. What I offer is a chance to see yourself in a completely new light, to allow yourself to be more beautiful, stronger and more confident.

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You do not need to feel ‘more confident’ to do this! The confidence comes with the experience, so please, come as you are.

Some truly beautiful photographs from just a selection of Viktoria’s portfolio, (as well as some amazing tattoo work as well!). You can see she is as good as she professes to be in so much that she will make you feel relaxed as well as confident to create some beautiful images. A fantastic gift for Valentine’s Day with a real personal touch with love!

More of Viktoria’s collection can be found on her website;

Website: https://www.viktoriakuti.com/bristol-boudoir-photography/

  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ViktoriaKutiPhoto/

Sports Bras – Time to get fit?

  

Now that the festive season has past and the new year has started, your thinking it’s time for a new you!

  

Well, so are we! Moonrise Lingerie have added a sports range to our website. Panache Sports Bras are amongst the best out there! They have been designed and created using the latest technology from  Progressive Sports at Loughborough University, with support and comfort at the very core. Using latest material technologies and designs all of their sports bras have been proven to help reduce bounce during exercise, whether that be light or impact sports.

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By using this they were able to reduce the bounce movement by an astonishing 83%! and on top of that they are still comfortable to wear. This is because they have designed the bra to support each breast in the  cup rather than just squash them down.

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This is great news for all size ladies. Not only do they look fab, Panache  plus size sports bras are well structured and can support the larger bust as well as it supports the smaller cup. The size ranges from a 28 – 40 back and B – H cup size.  

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For ladies who prefer not to have any padding Panache has also designed a non padded version for the larger lady. The Panache sculptress is plus size sports bra available in sizes 34 – 46 back size and in D – J cup size.

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Both option of sport bra features a racer back detail to help further reduce the pressure when exercising, along with wide shoulder straps which are cushioned for added comfort whilst exercising.

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 Click here to see our NEW Sports Bra Range

  

Breathable fabrics help to keep you dry during your exercise routine, allowing you to keep focused on your target. Panache Sports are perfect for both high and low impact exercise.

  

Images a curtesy of Panache Lingerie Ltd