It's what's underneath that counts


They say that beauty isn’t just skin deep, and the same can be said for fashion. When piecing together your perfect party outfit this festive season, what you wear underneath is just as important.

Choosing the right underwear to fit fashion is the master of all foundations; it will enhance your confidence and allow you to truly ‘wear’ your style.

Whether you've got a cleavage-revealing dress for which you need invisible lift, or you’re looking for shaping support for a bodycon garment, lingerie has evolved with trends to meet the demands of fashion-conscious women.


There’s no denying that while bodycon dresses look sensational, there’s simply no hiding in them. And while we love Herve Leger for his iconic Nineties design, we might love Spanx more for enabling us to enjoy this trend with confidence.

Every woman’s dream solution to sucking, tucking and supporting, the Spanx Thinstincts Body, available in nude or black, has an innovative shaping panel to smooth your tummy, hips and waist. So now you can choose to wow your Christmas party with a bodycon dress, or simply enjoy the extra support under unforgiving materials such as this autumn/winter’s huge trend of luxe velvet (that’s dresses, trousers, skirts and blazers).

With this body suit for support you’re sure to walk with an air of confidence that all women will envy. It’s up to you if you share your secret or not…

Plunging neckline

For every precariously low-cut neckline, there’s always one big question every woman has; ‘Is she wearing a bra?’

The answer; probably. Or at least here at Figleaves we like to think so.

We all know how annoying it is when our bra isn’t quite low-cut enough and it keeps peeping out, completely sabotaging our sought-after elegantly flawless look.

But worry not, because all of us can enjoy that perfectly elegant, eye-catching cleavage with the Wonderbra Ultimate Plunge Bra, available in nude or black. This plunging bra gives maximum cleavage and lift for the lowest of necklines, so you feel feminine and confident.

Ideal for low-cut dresses or tops, this bra is the perfect addition to your lingerie draw for this party season and all year round.

And as if this wasn’t enough, its additional multiway straps allow for several back options for varying fashion styles, so it really is a great multipurpose investment piece.


A lady’s back has to be one of the most alluring and elegant areas to show off. But that can mean no bra, and the fear of not having support or coverage means few women dare to bare.

However, with the help of a reliable backless, adhesive bra (which promises not to unstick itself halfway through the evening), you could buy that backless dress you’ve been eyeing up.

Fortunately Figleaves Stick-On Bra, available in nude and black, uses adhesive silicon side strips for a secure fit. This means you can dance the night away without feeling like it might detach at any moment, making your backless dreams a reality.


If you’re going strapless, do so in style and trust in the support of a strapless bra, such as Freya Deco Strapless Moulded Bra, available in black and nude. It has moulded cups for enviable shape and gives a boost. Plus you can add on the straps for multiway options.

From elegant ball gowns this season, right through to summer bandeau dresses next season, a good-quality, well-fitted strapless bra earns its way into your underwear drawer.


Laura Barrett


Having styled for celebrity magazine shoots and written for many lifestyle brands, Figleaves Content Editor Laura Barrett is on hand to offer fashion news, style inspiration, trend updates and collection reviews.