Warm skin undertones suit bold fuchsias and coral tones of pink. The fuchsia look of the Freya Tempo lingerie in Raspberry is nostalgic and classic. As we revisit the full coverage bra look with a high centre we are jazzing things up for those with warm skin undertones for spring.
Our Freya Fancies collection new to our store in Candy Pink leans towards the coral end of the spectrum that suits warm undertones. This alternative bra featured here is expertly crafted in a bralette style.
So there you have it. A guide to making you look your spring best . Take a look at our new collection under the ‘Lingerie’ tab on our site. Be pretty in pink this spring.
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Fantasie Jacqueline Lace is based on the Fantasie Jacqueline frame and has exquisite and exclusively designed all-over corded French Lace. Available in soft shades of slate grey, navy blue, soft beige and ivory.
The Full Cup Bra ffers a full cup coverage with the addition of side support.
Wide wired for additional comfort and support, this three piece cup with side support offers great uplift and forward projection.
There is side support with fuller coverage in the cup and underarm. The top cup has an elasticated edge for ease of fit at neck edge.
Features a toe back to give central pull through the straps and to prevent shoulder strap slippage. Padded hook and eye for comfort.
Exclusively designed corded French Lace.
Available from a D to H Cup.
The Brief features full French Lace front.
Fully lined for modesty and comfort. Lovely soft handle fabric.
Exclusively designed corded French Lace. Available sizes XS - 2XL
The Brazilian thong features full French Lace front.
Fully lined for modesty and comfort. Lovely soft handle fabric.
Exclusively designed corded French Lace. Available sizes XS - XL
Arriving May 2017 - The Jacqueline Lace Body and Soft Cup Bra in Navy and Ivory
New Season Lingerie must-haves
The New Wacoal Frivole Lingerie Collection
Be embraced by impeccable fit and sensuous fabrics with the all new Frivole. Boasting a delicate two-tone stretch lace with an eye-catching art-deco inspired motif. This collection is fine and soft to the touch. Complete with a scallop mesh edge, keeping styles flat against the skin and maintaining shape.
New In today is the Frivole in the elegant black and nougat colour combination.
The collection comprises an UW bra, padded balcony bra, soft cup contour bra, uw contour push up bra, briefs, shorts, tanga and control brief. Together with a beautiful chemise, Frivole Lingerie is chic and sexy and will make you feel ultra-feminine.
The padded balcony bra offers super push up without additional cookies.
There is a three-section foam inner cup giving a rounded natural uplift. Beautiful all-lace cups and frame with a smooth plain back in stretch microfibre.
The low plunge centre is trimmed with tiny bow and trinket. Fully adjustable back strap. One hook fastener/two hooks on bigger sizes. Available in cup sizes A to E.
The Frivole underwired bra has a plunge centre front with a two-section outer cup in lace.
The top cup lace lies flat against the skin. It has some stretch for comfort and flexibility of fit with sheer elastic to maintain fit at the neckline. The stretch lace bottom cup is lined with two-section sheer mesh, giving a natural shape and uplift.
There is an inner side sling giving additional support and all stretch lace wings which are lined with stretch mesh to give a feminine appearance whilst maintaining strength and support.
Fully adjustable shoulder straps. These bras fit beautifully, wear exceptionally well and make you feel feminine.
Finished with a centre front satin bow with dainty trim. Available in cup sizes B to F. The top cups are lined in larger sizes.
The Frivole underwired contour push up bra has a plunge centre front with smooth contour cups for a natural shape in a combination of stretch and memory foam.
The integrated push up gives cleavage and the clean finish, flat-tailored neck edge provides no show under clothes.
There is a X-cross centre front detail adding comfort when active or sitting. It is engineered to sit flat and smoothly against the body. There is hidden underwire for a smooth finish.
The bra features beautiful stretch lace sides and back with lining for additional strength and the fully adjustable stretch straps are convertible to a cross-over style. Available in cup sizes A to D.
The Frivole tanga brief is an all-stretch brief with free cut legs at the front and back. There is a microfibre opaque front and back and beautiful decorative stretch lace side panels with scallop at leg line. Ultra-flat seaming. Flat elastic finish at the waist avoids digging in or show through. Clean finish edge on cotton gusset. Available in sizes S to XL.
The Wacoal Frivole short has an all-stretch body with scallop detail at the leg line. Centre front and back seaming for shaping. Fine flat elastic waistband. Clean finish edge at gusset. Available in sizes S to XL.
The all-stretch Frivole brief has free cut legs at front and back with microfibre opaque front and back panels. Decorative stretch lace side panels adorn the brief with scallop trim at leg line. Ultra-flat seaming. Flat elastic finish at the waist avoids digging in or show through. Clean finish edge on cotton gusset. Available in sizes S to XL.
The all-stretch microfibre Frivole chemise by Wacoal has a stylish triangle shaping at the neckline with a clean finish. Features inserts of stretch lace at the front and back and lavish lace hemline. Front dart shaping avoids flattening the bust. Side seaming for shaping. Available in sizes S to XL.
The new season lingerie collections are already starting to arrive in store. Some have already sold out with the manufacturers, so we really recommend grabbing your size if it's there!
We always look forward to the Spring season arrivals - the new shades and patterns help banish the Winter Blues.
Be inspired with the latest looks of soft violet, candy pinks and provence blues.....
The above collections are all available to order online today at www.lazeme.co.uk
NEW ARRIVALS - LINGERIE
ELOMI SORAYA UW PLUNGE BRA
Designed to be seen!
Discover the new Season Elomi styles and make a statement with Soraya.
Designed to be seen, the all new Soraya Collection demands attention. An on-trend black strapping detail at the centre front gives this existing shape a contemporary twist.
Boasting a striking large scale floral print in vibrant bold colours on a sheer mesh background - this is sure to be a bestseller.
The bra is based on the Betty/Kenza frame with a low centre front giving plunge without push up. There is a three section cup plus side panel for forward shape, good uplift and separation. The elasticated neck edge offers ease of fit and there is sexy, stylish front strapping detailing.
Printed wing overlay.
This bra is available from an DD to JJ cup and from 32 to 46 inch back size - whilst stocks last!
By Elomi Lingerie
Now it's the 1st December, there’s no denying it; as the nights get longer and the weather gets colder…the countdown to Christmas has well and truly started.
Before long we’ll be wrestling with the Christmas lights, Googling how to roast a turkey and getting tangled up in wrapping paper. Love it or hate it, the festive season is the perfect time to get cosy. Closing your curtains at 6pm, sipping cocoa, lighting candles and getting wrapped up in your pyjamas is the perfect antidote to the Winter blues.
Hey Ladies, everyone loves to get presents that they really want, right?
Here at the office we're starting to feel festive and there is definitely a bit of sparkle in the air.
With just a few short weeks to go, we're here to help ensure you get what you want under the tree this Christmas.
We'd all like Christmas lingerie but by Christmas Lingerie we just mean lingerie, for Christmas, not white fur trimmed red Santa bras and pants - not the way to a woman's heart! Of course, men love buying lingerie at this time of year but, well, they're not usually very good at it. If the man in your life needs a little more help then make use of the Lazeme Christmas Wish List.
It's easy. Here's how:
Browse through our fabulous lingerie and sleepwear - perfect for unforgettable Christmas gifts and indulgent treats.
1. Choose items that you love and save them to your wish list direct from our Product Pages. Click on ADD TO WISHLIST (located just under ADD TO BASKET)
2. Log In or register your email address
3. When you have finished adding your items to your Wish List, Click SHARE WISHLIST and send to a special someone's email address with a message.
We hope Santa brings you what you wished for.
If you need any further assistance or advice just drop us an email or give us a call.
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Lazeme’s feeling totally on trend for the Autumn/ Winter fashion season 2016 so we thought we would take a look at how to pair our top lingerie brands with the latest styles from the Paris, Milan, New York and of course London Fashion Week shows so that you can get the best from women’s fashion from the inside out.
Take a look at our top 5 picks:
1. Dressing up for corsets and getting the Steampunk look
Corsets and basques offer extreme sex appeal and brilliant support as underwear but the hipster revival and Victorian-inspired cult of Steampunk offers an alternative look to suit all body shapes but can look especially edgy as outerwear lingerie for plus size women. Pick an extravagant and intricate
design to achieve a rich and intense look over full bodied skirts and dresses and heavy laced boots to get Steampunk or wear it with a slimline suit and elegant heels, a coloured, textured dress or metallics for a look that’s high fashion straight from the runway. The Elomi Maria basque is perfect for this look.
2. How to do lingerie with Masculine trouser suits
As seen on the New York Fall 2016 runways, tailored slimline trouser suits (or pantsuits if you’re American) powered back onto the catwalks taking a hint from the 70s and 80s but mostly shown without lingerie and base layers. At Lazeme we’re advocates for support to enhance your shape and make you feel in control so we think the ideal non-distraction black underwear pairing for a serious suit is the Fantasie Estelle Brief.
3. Coordinating lingerie with Leopard print for a high fashion look
It could be tempting to put one leopard print with another and to get a clash of patterns but this season’s look was a roaring success with the use of neutrals to tame the wide range of intense prints. Go for neutrals and toning simplicity to give a modern look. Wacoal’s Lace Affair bralette for a sublime but luxe look or for simplicity the Halo Lace soft cup bra.
Luxurious, vivid, rich and a boost to how we are used to seeing what are usually quite heavy velvet looks, this season lightweight velvets are making an entrance across all garment types from shirts and suits to skirts and dresses. This look is lighter and more vibrant so it needs a fresher and more zingy satin look. We love pairing with a matching lingerie set like Freya Deco Charm in Chartreuse.
5. Stylish support for the sporty, outdoor and thrillseeking woman
Probably one of the most easy to wear day to day looks you’ll wear at the weekend, whether in the city or out in the countryside. Simple and supportive is what’s needed with smooth lines to blend under thick and bulky layers. This Freya Deco Delight team in charcoal with just a little hint of violet converts to a
racer back bra so that you can wear it with athletic base layers giving the set an edge of practicality while cleavage enhancing amps up this high octane look. Not lazy at all!
Get on trend now! Shop for 2016 Fall/Winter lingerie.
From time to time in the office we collect together a small handful of our gently used bras and send them to an amazing charity based in West Lothian.
We wanted to share news of this fabulous UK based charity with you. So, if you are stuck to know what to do with that drawer of bras that no longer fit, SMALLS FOR ALL takes in gently used bras as well as new bras from all over the UK. They also collect new pants and send the underwear to vulnerable girls and women in Africa.
Giving pants and bras may seem like a small thing, but it can make a huge difference. For example, not having underwear can mean young girls miss days off school each month. Underwear is a luxury some people can't afford!
In October 2016 Smalls For All distributed 219,582 items of underwear - can you add to their pile of pants and bras?
Set up by Maria Macnamara MBE in 2010, Maria realised she could make a difference following a visit she made to Ethopia. Read Maria's story.
If you'd like to donate underwear here's the brief:
All you have to do is send your new or 'gently worn' bras (which can be of any size) to Smalls For All.
(You could also buy a packet of ladies' or children's pants and include those, too. The pants must be NEW and size wise for children aged 3-15 or ladies size 8-16)
Send your smalls to:
SMALLS FOR ALL
108 BUCHANAN CRESCENT
You can find out more about the charity on their website. Of course, you don't have to send them underwear, the charity can make great use of small donations, too, to help get their pile of pants to Africa or you can organise a collection at your workplace or local school or church. Here's a great poster you can download
Come on ladies, YOU can make a difference today.
Ok, be honest. When you hear the word shapewear, do you, like me, picture that classic cinema moment when Daniel discovers Bridget is wearing enormous pants? 15 years on and shapewear has actually become one of the great success stories of the lingerie industry. Thankfully also, it is no longer the frumpy, uncomfortable, difficult to climb in and out of choice for those of us who would like a little trim and slim, squeeze and please, or suck and tuck!!
But with the party season fast approaching (I say party as it still feels too early to mention the C word!), how do we know what is right for us and which pieces will give us the desired effect under our little black (or in my case this year, Orange) dresses?
Luckily, underwear guru Heather from Lazeme was on hand to share her expert knowledge. Lazeme’s go-to brand for shapewear is the Japanese brand Wacoal. Launched in 1946, Wacoal pride themselves on exceptional quality and fit. Heather explains that Wacoal Shapewear Lingerie uses unique designs in amazing fabrics for the perfect fit without compromising on comfort.
So, in the spirit of giving (‘tis nearly the season after all), here are our top tips for a smooth, bulge free party season.
1. Size matters
Don’t be tempted to try any other size than the one you normally wear. Going smaller will only cause unsightly bulges rather than the smooth effect you are looking for. If you are unsure then use the size guides that are often available or ask for advice. If you are trying on a piece then make sure you can move around easily (and sit down comfortably!)
2. Lend the right support
Choose the right level of support for the look you require. Lightweight fabrics will give you a lovely smooth silhouette with less control. Heavier fabrics will provide compression for when only the ‘breathe in’ factor will do! Many garments will make it clear if they offer light, medium or firm support!
3. Bottoms up?
Make sure you know which area or areas you want to concentrate on. There are garments to suit everyone’s needs….
The Wacoal Smooth Complexion Firm High Waist Shaper Brief is wonderful as it come right up to your bra line. Made from spacer, sheer Lycra beauty fabric, it is so breathable and lightweight you'll forget you even have it on. This whole range camouflages unwanted imperfections and promises to disappear under clothing for a flawless finish.
If you want to be sure of a completely smooth look then full body shapewear is for you. The Wacaol Try A Little Slenderness Body is ultrafine and perfect for smoothing the tummy area. Also, the Beyond Naked Shaping Body subtly shapes and tones and is great for even every day wear!
If it’s your legs you want to smooth and tone then the long leg shaper briefs (or indeed some of the body shapers with legs) are the obvious choice. Great under body con dresses and also slim fit trousers and jumpsuits.
4. And Breathe…..
Wacoal’s breathable fabric combining moisture absorption. Breathability and microfiber for odour control means that you can be confident of being comfortable whether out for a meal or a night on the dancefloor!
And finally, as a lover of all things lingerie, I sometimes feel with shapewear that functionality can win over style and elegance. Thankfully this isn’t the case with the Wacoal line. The Wacoal Vision garments offer the prettiness of lingerie with the support of shapewear.
My absolute favourite though, has to be the Sensuality Waist Cincher – it’s beautiful and I'm sure Daniel would approve!
A good question! One that I certainly couldn’t have answered without my trusty search engine when first asked. As a (not for too much longer) thirty something woman who is a self-confessed underwear addict, it was a question that I felt duty bound to answer. With the help of the fabulous team at Lazeme, I was able to do some virtual (and practical) research and I’m happily now able to give you my top 5 tips and insights into this rising star of the lingerie world.
1. It’s not a Bra
Ok, let’s get this out of the way to begin with. You cannot compare your Bralette to your bra as they are NOT the same thing. As the happy resident of the 32C/D size bracket, I generally inhabit the world of the wired, fully supportive, full cupped undergarment. However, I have, in recent years noticed that for all my love of things wired, lacy, strappy (and ALWAYS matching – yes, I make no apology – I am ‘one of those women’) there is no better feeling than whipping off my bra and freeing myself from hooks, eyes and constraints. Could the Bralette come to my rescue?
2. Don’t panic though - It’s not a Crop Top either
My initial worry was that it would remind me of my first proud foray into the world of lingerie – the crop top! As a pre-teen I remember feeling ever so grown up that I needed to wear this new layer under my blouse. As the mother of a pre-teen, however, I was concerned that my Bralette may make me feel more like I was back in the training bra world and would also utterly confuse my husband when sorting the washing into his, hers and mine! Never fear though, after seconds of research of the vast array of styles, materials and colours it became clear that there were Bralettes for the grownups after all.
3. Which Bralette should I choose? Find the right style for you!
The unstructured nature of the Bralette doesn’t necessarily mean completely unsupported. My advice would be to try on a few styles to find the right one for you. Generally, the smaller busted ladies amongst us will get on fine with any option, whereas fuller cupped females will need to find the shape that works best for them. Much like how you feel in a swimsuit, you’ll know when you’ve found one you’re comfortable in! From the traditional triangle shape to bandeau style and even Bralettes that are long enough to cover some of your tummy, there really is something for everyone.
4. What to wear it with? They’re not just for the under 25s!
I may not choose to wear my Bralette alone under some dungarees, with just a flowing skirt at a festival or poking out from under my sheer jumper, but that doesn’t mean I can’t rock it in my own way! If I’m heading out on the school run with my hair piled in a bun and my hoody on, cosying up by the fire with a glass of wine or heading to a friend’s house for a coffee then throwing on the Bralette is definitely for me!
5. What size Bralette do I choose?
Size guides are available, but true to their laid back nature, rather than a myriad of cup and back size options, you simply choose from Small, Medium, Large & X Large. Charts are available, but if you’re not sure then ask! The friendly customer service girls from Lazeme suggested I try the medium in the Freya Fancies range and this was a great fit. Snug enough that I felt supported but not too loose that I may as well be braless!
So Bralette, I welcome you into my lingerie collection as a new addition to the family, a little sister to my trusty bra’s who have kept me safe, secure and have never let me down. You, I feel, will bring a little more youth and relaxation to my life.
Guest Style Editor
Here are a few of our favourite ideas for storing girls' things
Store and organise underwear, socks, bras in an easy to find organiser.
If you are looking to buy, choose an organiser that is soft fabric which is mould-proof, and moisture-proof. Use the organiser in your bedroom drawers or a box under the bed.
There are lots of lovely colours and designs to choose from:
Another great idea, especially for holidays, is the Bra Travel Case. The hard-moulded case prevents dents and bent underwear and can hold up to 3 bras. There are some really cute designs but this pink one is our favourite:
A soft version of this travel case includes space for your briefs as well, with a zipped pouch for bits and pieces.
An alternative to storing your knickers in the drawer is a simple hanging solution, easy to find those matching knicks at a glance!
Do you have any genius ways of storing your smalls? We'd love to know....
The Lazeme Girls
Every year we eagerly await the return of Strictly Come Dancing. This year we had some reservations whether it could match previous series but over the last couple of weeks we have got to know some of the personalities in the 2016 Show, and now we have a feeling that it could be the best yet!
The Show returned for its 14th Series with 15 celebrity contestants and their dancing partners. Many of the performances were amazing, but the star of the show was model, Daisy Lowe, and her partner Aljaz Skorjanec who performed the Waltz to Unforgettable by Nat King Cole.
Daisy’s impressive waltz routine was made even more memorable thanks to her extraordinary bespoke nude gown fashioned from Wacoal’s Embrace Lace collection. The beautiful floral embroidery on the collection was made eye catching with the use of stunning sequins to highlight the piece even more. Daisy’s dress was then completed with a tulle full length skirt which cinched in at the waist to highlight Daisy’s incredible figure.
As the seasons change it may be time to revisit your skincare routine. Unfortunately the cold winds can cause more than just rosy cheeks. Acne and dry flaky skin are common skin problems that are caused by cold weather, low humidity and dry central heating. Here are our 14 Golden Rules for keeping that beautiful glow this Autumn/Winter:
1. Stay hydrated - drink lots of water
Your skin is made up of 64% water, so it makes sense that keeping your hydration levels topped up are the key to beautiful, soft skin. And not only that, water makes you beautiful from the outside in. Drinking your recommended 2 litres of water a day will boost your immune system and keep your organs working well, giving you a healthy glow that makes you feel good. It might not taste as nice as a G&T, but your body will thank you for it!
2. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise
Sometimes nature needs a little bit of a helping hand. A good moisturiser can help attract water to your skin, as well as giving you a boost in retaining it. It’s all too easy to forget to moisturise when the weather is cold, we’re all dying to get back into our cosy jumpers and slippers! But, slathering on a good body butter and moisturiser will ensure your skin stays healthy and soft.
3. Always take your make-up off at night
At the end of a long work day, or a night out it can sometimes be tempting to fall into bed with a full face of make-up. While you might be willing to brave the morning panda eye, your skin will suffer for it. Make-up can clog up pores leading to dull, dry skin and acne. So, even if it’s just a quick wipe be sure to go to bed with a clean face.
4. Massage skin with good quality oils
A good massage with oil will get the blood flowing to your skin, and will leave you looking fresh and glowing. Both your body and face can benefit from a good quality oil, and it doesn’t even need to be expensive. You can raid your kitchen for olive oil, which is not only vitamin rich, but protects the skin from UV rays, or for coconut oil which boosts dry and rough skin with antioxidants.
5. Exfoliate regularly
One of the main skin problems in cold weather is a build-up of dry, dead skin leaving your complexion looking dull and tired. The best way to deal with this is to get scrubbing! Invest in a good quality body brush to turn any shower gel or body wash into a scrubby experience, or make your own scrub with a little sugar and olive oil. It’s important to still be gentle with your face, even while scrubbing away dead skin cells. A homemade skin mask of oatmeal and honey will not only brush away dullness on even the most sensitive skins, but will moisturise skin leaving it bright and soft too.
6. Protect yourself from the sun and don't smoke
One of the best ways to ensure you have glowing, smooth skin is to care for your body from the inside out. Smoking accelerates the ageing process leaving your skin tired-looking, wrinkled and droopy. As early as a week after quitting smoking, your skin will start to clear-up and brighten as well as multiple other health benefits! UV rays can also have an incredibly damaging effect on skin – so be sure to slap on sunscreen whenever you’re out and about in the sunshine, even on cloudy days. The best way to have a healthy glow is to live a healthy life!
7. Eat healthily
It makes sense that a healthy diet will lead to clearer skin. While a hot pizza or juicy burger can be good for the soul every now and then, coupling that with skin-boosting nibbles will help you avoid breakouts and dullness. Foods rich in vitamin A, C and E will all help you blitz acne, dry skin and redness. While selenium rich foods such as Brazil nuts, tomatoes, eggs and shellfish can help protect against skin cancer, age spots and sun damage. Talk about a superfood!
8. Cleanse and tone daily
The healthiest skin is well-cared for skin. While good make-up can cover a number of sins, the glow of healthy skin is hard to beat. Finding the right cleanser is invaluable and keeps your skin clean and fresh. Toning is also an important step, tightening the skin and reducing pore size leads to a beautiful natural complexion. So, remember to take five or ten minutes a day to look after your face!
9. Use coconut oil and honey face masks to make your skin glow
Coconut oil and honey are natural wonders to add your cosmetics bag. Both are naturally antibacterial, highly moisturising and make your skin smell good enough to eat! Y ou can pick up both coconut oil and honey from your local supermarket and use them right out of the jar to make a quick mask that helps your skin retain natural moisture and oils. Honey can also help to clear up problem pimples, so switch from spreading it on your toast to your face!
10. Get plenty of sleep
Adults require between 7.5 to 9 hours sleep a night. It might be tempting to spend your evening binge watching Netflix or trawling Instagram, but by missing out on vital sleep you could be dulling your natural glow. Dark eye bags, dehydrated skin and breakouts could all be caused by late nights or restless sleep. Think of sleep as food for your body. It’s a time when your skin cells repair themselves and flush out toxins, so by staying awake for just one more episode could mean your body is missing out.
11. Look after your neck as well as your face
It’s all too easy to neglect your neck when looking after your face, but necks actually show signs of ageing quicker than your face. With the rise of smartphones and tablets, a new phenomenon known as ‘tech neck’ is emerging. Premature lines caused by hunching over screens are taking over our necks. The good news is, a good dose of sunscreen and moisturiser can help– so when you slather on your daily moisturiser, be sure to give your neck some love!
12. Tinted moisturiser instead of heavy foundation
Tinted moisturisers are a great way to save time and multitask! They not only give your skin a moisture boost, but give you light coverage to help with any blemishes. While they don’t offer as much coverage as foundation they offer the benefit of feeding your skin while giving you a dewy glow. You can even mix your own using a small button-sized drop of foundation with your daily moisturiser for sheer, healthy coverage.
13. Let your face breathe now and then and leave it make-up free
Take some time to let your skin breathe, it might be scary to ditch your make-up bag but it will do your skin wonders to have some time away from foundation, blusher and other potentially pore-clogging concoctions. Dare to go bare and you’ll be rewarded with clearer, softer skin the next day.
14. Don't forget the lips - use a lip cream at night
The wind and cold air can leave you with chapped, dry lips, so take a little time to pamper them and cover them generously with a lip cream before snuggling in bed for the night. You’ll wake up with a perfectly soft, kissable pout for just a few minutes effort the night before.
So, there you have it! If you follow our golden rules this season you’ll be sure to have a warm, healthy glow during even the coldest weather. Do you have any beauty tips you swear by? Let us know!
The Lazeme Girls