Quite Continental Charm School: Day 10 – A Proper Foundation

10/02/2012 § Leave a comment

The Quite Continental Charm School
A modern guide to creating a charmed life

Editor’s Note: I’m very pleased to introduce our fourth guest speaker!  My good friend Sarah is the personal style blogger behind Style on the Couch, where she discusses her quest for the perfect party dress, her adventures as a Englishwoman in New York, her addiction to lingerie and even contemplates the psychology of fashion — with good reason, she’s also a psychologist!

Sarah’s blog is a charmingly personal — reading it is a bit like sitting down with a good friend to dish over cocktails — and I can assure you that she is just as lovely in person.  If you are not yet familiar with Sarah or Style on the Couch, it is my pleasure to introduce you.

Without any further ado, Sarah’s tip for a charmed life.

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Day 10: A Proper Foundation
A day of being classy and fabulous should be a day in which only self appreciation is allowed. It should be a day to praise our curves, to love our legs, to give thanks for our bodies. Looking good and feeling great, whilst also being a state of mind, can be helped along by great undergarments that give the very best womanly silhouette. Fabulous lingerie also inspires us to feel feminine and chic even if we are the only ones who will know and see what is going on at the level of our foundations. We shouldn’t save lingerie for a special occasion; we should treat ourselves to those items that make us feel wonderful all the time.

Our screen icons: Jean Harlow, Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor and Brigitte Bardot – these women knew how to dress for their shape and accentuate their assets (Harlow even chose to be buried in her lingerie!) Even woman should own fabulous undergarments that help her to feel classy and fabulous. I look to Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant for some guidance in this matter: “To find the right undergarments, you first need to determine your desired silhouette”. For an hour glass figure I look to the shapewear of La Perla and Result Wear. For a nipped-in waist – try a waspie from Bordelle. Desire a hint of cleavage? Try a demi-bra from Blush Lingerie’s Midnight Kiss collection.

Build a collection of the right foundations for your shape and silhouette right now. Love your contours. Become truly classy and fabulous by shining a spotlight on your best assets.

by Sarah, of Style on the Couch.

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The Quite Continental Charm School
A modern guide to creating a charmed life
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