We’re all guilty of occasionally neglecting our underwear drawers; when something sits under your clothes, replacing it can easily slip to the back of our minds. Ultimo makes lingerie shopping a little easier, offering a range of comfortable, form-flattering styles that don’t break the bank. Need to show your top-drawer collection some love? Start here.
Ultimo was born in 1996 when its Glaswegian founder, Michelle Mone, went to a dinner dance sporting an uncomfortable cleavage-enhancing bra and, tired of feeling burdened by badly fitting lingerie, came home deciding to take matters into her own hands. The result was Ultimo’s first bra, launched in 1999 as an alternative to awkward, bulky styles available elsewhere. The brand’s affinity for classic, streamlined design has stuck, and its uber-pretty pieces are juxtaposed with minimalistic bras and knickers in neutral colours. Find an Ultimo bra in your perfect nude shade and wear it under a white T-shirt for a seamless, natural look.
When occasion dressing is concerned, it’s easy to find something you want to wear. The main question is, have you got the right underwear to match up with it? Strapless dresses and jumpsuits are popular evening options but, if you’re large-busted, or just not keen on ditching your bra, they can be tricky to wear. Luckily, Ultimo’s strapless bras will give you the support you need for a night of dancing. Bodycon dresses and skirts are great evening choices too, but they can be difficult to wear without letting any tell-tale lines shine through. Thankfully, a pair of seamless knickers or a smooth thong from Ultimo will take the stress out of wearing a tight-fitting bottom half. VPL, be gone.