Sunday, 14 October 2012

6 Alternatives to the Marlies Dekker bra

Marlies Dekkers do a massive range of (very beautiful) lingerie, but it's their signature chest-strap bra that instantly springs to mind when I think of their brand.

Dame de Paris bra by Marlies Dekkers, approx. £62.84

Since bondage style lingerie is everywhere right now, it's no wonder that everyone from independent designers to big brands are creating their own take on the theme - and with all those straps being added to lingerie designs some very cool, very similar bras have started to appear.

Some are more alike than others, but if you love that chest-strap detail then check out these other great Marlies Dekkers style bras below...

Quilted bra by Topshop, £25   
Push-up bra by H&M, £12.99
Strappy plunge bra by Cacique, approx. £37.09
Gia bra by Bordelle, £105 +VAT
Ellen body harness by Hopeless Lingerie, approx. £37.34
Dupion silk bra by Shahnaz Bodywear, £94

Found any more Marlies Dekkers lookalikes? Please let me know in the comments section!

3 Great Maternity Lingerie Sets at Topshop

Maternity lingerie tends to be very overpriced and relatively boring, but if you're on the lookout for something a bit cheaper and far more attractive, check out these 3 bra and knicker sets from Topshop.

They're not actually designed to be maternity lingerie so you won't be paying over the odds, but all three are underwire-free for absolute comfort and offer plenty of support.

The only downside? They're not actually nursing bras so won't be much help if you're breastfeeding, but it wouldn't take more than a couple of minutes to sew a clasp at the top of either cup to detach it from the strap.

Plus, you can go on wearing these bras long after the baby's born - and being as gorgeous as this, you'll definitely be wanting to wear them!

Topshop Oxblood bra, £16 and knickers, £8
Topshop Nautical bra, £18 and knickers, £10
Topshop Mint lace bra, £16 and knickers, £8