Spotlight on: Fantasie

It’s time we put the spotlight on one of our most loved and dreamiest brands, Fantasie. Founded in 1951, the company have always tested on real women, for real women – all the way up to a JJ cup. The perfect combination of timeless style and ultimate comfort, it’s no wonder it’s a favourite across the world.

To showcase the customers’ best-loved collections, Fantasie have launched their Heritage Collection – to encompass the ranges that are loved just as much now as they have ever been. The Heritage pieces have been thriving for seven years or more – so every product that hits that milestone gets the stamp of approval. Here at Figleaves, we want to provide you with products you’ll love and keep for a lifetime. And with the Speciality bra and Belle balcony bra being our top two selling bras of all time, Fantasie are key in helping us do that.


The Helena launched back in 2000, and comes in two stunning styles – full cup and balconette. The cups on both bras boast delicate lace top cops and a delicate scallop edge, to help create a seamless finish under clothing. Decorated with lace centre panelling and bow adornments, Helena is a classic you will never not need.

The Helena has a brilliant fit and is one of the most comfortable bras I have worn. Now bought all 3 colours. – bev34


Buyer Natalie Boothby says: ‘There are two shapes in this range – a full coverage shape, and a balconette shape. They’re both made from specially engineered fabric that gives great support and forward projection. It’s a best seller for Figleaves.’

Made from intricate Austrian-designed embroidery, the Belle will soon be celebrating its 18th birthday and has sold almost 4.7 million units in 59 countries – for good reason. The soft touch satin lower cup gives you ultimate comfort, while the rich lace looks truly stunning. The three piece non-padded, underwired cup emphasise shape while giving great coverage. And an added bonus for ladies with larger busts – from GG to K cups, the bra offers a deeper three hook and eyes, as well as thicker strap width for maximum support.

I have repeatedly bought the Belle bra over the last 10 years – it is the best support and comfort I’ve ever found in a bra. Lasts well maintaining its shape even if worn every day. Brilliant. – nich22


Your day-to-day best friend, the Rebecca offers perfect support and gorgeous shape with its padded, moulded cups, making it seamless and smooth under clothing. The breathable, spacer material keep you cool thoughout the day – another reason it’s the perfect everyday bra. Finished with elegant and feminine lace embroidery on the straps and under the bust, there’s always a place for Rebecca.

The Rebecca is a great, comforatable bra. The cups are smooth so the bra doesn’t show through your tops. The lace detail on the back is a nice detail. – lolalobo


Natalie says: ‘The Speciality is a full coverage bra with a cotton lined cup. It’s well-structured and will give you amazing support. It’s another best seller for Figleaves.’

Yes, everyone needs a Speciality in their lingerie drawer. The oldest of the heritage range, it’s been around for an impressive 24 years. Not only are the cups cotton lined and non-padded for comfort and breathability, but they also have a polyester outershell for support. The smooth cups give a shapely and sleek finish, making this an ideal T-shirt bra.

I purchased a Speciality bra a few months ago and it was so comfortable I decided to get another one. There is plenty of support without the straps being too wide. It is one of the best fitting bras I have ever worn. – Sara95

New to the scene: Memoir

Natalie says: ‘Similar to the Illusion, the Memoir offers a three-section cup to give you uplift, as well as side support for forward projection.’

The Memoir has a stunning lace full cup so you get both style and practicality. Designed to fit like the best-selling Jacqueline Lace bra, the three-section design emphasises shape and projection. With a seamless finish, it will give you a stunningly smooth silhouette – making this a likely Heritage style for the future.

New to the scene: Illusion

Natalie says: ‘If you love the Alex, get ready to fall head over heels for Illusion. With an even better fit and more premium look – at the same price – it’s a sure winner. The stretch top cup means it will also be more accommodating to a variety of bust shapes.’

One of the ways that Fantasie builds its future heritage is by taking existing styles and updating and improving them, so you get the products you love in truly timeless styles. It has a three-piece underwired, non-padded cup to give you lift and shape, with added side support for maximum control. The lace top gives you a seamless finish and flattering silhouette. Finished with pretty ribbon detailing, it’s no wonder Marie Claire recommends it to its readers.

The Illusion is the best bra I have bought in 20 years, it gives a fantastic silhouette whilst being very comfortable. – Jacada

Emily Jefferies

Figleaves Content Writer Emily Jefferies has written for multiple national titles and is here to keep you up-to-date on trends, offer style advice and review the latest launches.