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Could Shapewear Be The Secret Behind Pippa’s Perfect Behind?

booster-shortMillions of people were watching the Royal Wedding three years ago when Katherine Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge, so naturally the eyes of the world were also on Pippa Middleton and of course her behind as she aided her sister up the aisle.

It’s understandable that Pippa would want to look her best and might opt for some shaping shorts to make sure she looked fit for the occasion, or at least that’s what the French TV presenter Stephane Bern has been saying. During his chat show Mr Bern stated that it was his theory that Mademoiselle Middleton had worn some shapewear to achieve curvier assets.

The sheer absence of VPL (visible panty line) as well as a toned appearance certainly does suggest that she was wearing control wear, but which product?

Pippa could have been wearing the Spanx Slimpicity Booty Booster Shorts with their removable pads designed to give you a peachy behind. The strong control flattens tummies, hips and thighs – just the thing for a figure-hugging white silk dress. Their smooth fabric is laser-cut making them feel like a second skin. Being removable, the so-called “butt-lets” can be taken out whenever they’re not needed- leaving you with a normal pair of shaping shorts.

Want a lifted behind at a purse-friendly price? Then take a look at the Ambra Killer Figure Bum Lifting Shorts featuring clever ‘pockets’ of fabric that shape and lift bottoms for that perfect rear. Their medium strength control also smooths hips, thighs and tummies, giving you a gym bunny look in an instant.

Of course, unless Pippa confirms or denies the rumours we will never know the truth… but at least we can be safe in the knowledge that a gorgeous behind can be achieved in next to no time without a squat or cross trainer in sight!


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You Heard It Here First – Brown is the new Black!

It’s official ladies, our fail -safe shade of choice has been knocked off its prime position in the colour chart – with a Royal approval to boot! We know, we know, what on earth could replace black? Well, with one glance at Kate, Pippa & Zara at the Cheltenham Races, it seems that brown is very much back on the colour radar, and we couldn’t adore it more.

Kinder on skin tones and a much softer alternative to bold blacks , chocolately hues are perfect for adding a warm touch to any ensemble,

particularly when sunshine is fast becoming a myth! With not one but three Royal ladies (!) embracing the trend, it’s only a matter time before we all attempt it ourselves. Forever here to help with your hosiery needs, we’ve rounded up the best of the bunch when it comes to the cocoa colour…

Sister of the moment and tabloid sweetheart, Pippa Middleton, was seen working her brown tights at the races, teaming it with a canary yellow coat & suede knee high boots. Now, whilst the flo-yellow shade may not be everyone’s cup of tea, we simply loved her cosy opaques. Perfect for protecting pins from that chill in the air, thick chocolate tights look as delicious as they sound! A fan of Pippa’s look? Go for the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights in Chocolate. With a price that won’t hurt your purse, these look fab when worn under knee high boots and a flirty hemline. If the temperature is far too unfriendly for you, step up the warmth factor in the Pamela Mann 80 Denier Tights, for the same shade but a slightly thicker opaque.

And for those pattern fanatics? Whilst the rest of the world may be waiting for the latest addition to the Royal family, we’ve got our eyes firmly on the Princess’ choice of hosiery! Showing her appreciation for all things chocolate, Kate Middleton treated her pins to a pair of faux net tights. Pairing hers with a peachy pea coat and boots, we think she looked the picture of elegance. Add interest to your winter coat in these gorgeous Oroblu Loreline Tights. With a touch of Art Deco to them, your legs are sure to be the talking point.

If you want something for when the sun does decide to come out and play, sheer tights are just the ticket. The good news ladies, is that your favourite sheers come in the gorgeous brown shade too! Previously overlooked for their black & nude counterparts, this time round it’s all about the cocoa. With four gorgeous tones to choose from, we love the Levante Class Tights. From an espresso Mocca to a golden Hazlenut, there’s an option for any ensemble this spring. Be sure to inject a little colour into your outfit to keep things cheery, avoiding the temptation to match accessories.

Still not convinced to put down your black tights? Never fear! Although the Royals have failed to win you over, we still have a gorgeous range of black hosiery to keep those wardrobes happy…


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Get Kate’s legs and Pippa’s bum!

On the 29th April, our very favourite Queen-to-be (sorry, Camilla) married her handsome Prince in a hysteria-inducing real life fairytale.   But what the day really symbolised to millions of us was the Middleton sisters’ overnight transformation into bona fide style icons.  Since then their fashion choices have become our fashion choices, with outfits they’ve been spotted in selling out within hours and Kate’s hair being possibly the most coveted in the Kingdom.  We want their clothes, their hair and their figures… and now we can!  Well, sort of.  Here’s how to get  a Middleton makeover…

Our very own Duchess of Cambridge has been hard at work over the last few weeks touring North America and generally dazzling everyone in her path.  Whilst she has left us green with envy with an array of amazing outfits, there has been some controversy over her pins: some have claimed that the wearing of tights is royal protocol and the poor girl simply doesn’t have a choice.  If this is the case (and we doubt it), it still doesn’t explain Pippa’s preference for sheer tights over bare legs.  In fact, sheer tights have always been part of the Chelsea girl’s  uniform and still remain the requisite accessory for a flawless, polished look. 

The truth is, the sheer tights of old (you know the ones, they were only available in the shade “American Tan” and were one-size-fits-all) are long gone, and in their place are the new super tights, miracle workers that are the equivalent of a spot of airbrushing for us mere mortals.

More and more of us are turning to skin toned tights as an alternative to the streaky orange legs inflicted on us by self tan, or to boost our body confidence by covering up all manner of blemishes and bumps.  Some of us are just wearing them because Kate does and let’s face it; we’re all a little bit obsessed with her.  Wearing them can give us a little bit of queenly dazzle and a really polished look-  and all without breaking the bank!

You can now get sheer tights that suit every shape and size, and come in so many shades that you can match them exactly to your skin tone and it really is impossible to tell you’re wearing any.  Ultra sheer tights (which are less than 10 denier) are the best for this but if you’re likely to be wearing them daily, sheer tights are ever so slightly thicker (10-20 denier) and therefore more durable.  We even stock toeless tights so that you can maintain perfect pins while wearing sandals, and if you need colour guidance check out our skin tone advice.

If we’re honest, it’s not only their legs we’re after.  Since the Royal wedding,  certain parts of Pippa Middleton’s anatomy have continued to steal the headlines, and whilst we can’t help you bag a future King as a brother in law or get your sister to swap that peach nightmare for a Sarah Burton bridesmaid dress we can help you get a gorgeous, streamlined figure.  Don’t worry, it doesn’t involve swapping chocolate for the gym – the solution is much simpler.

Shapewear is a great solution if, like me, you don’t have the time (or the inclination) to exercise.  It can take inches off your waist and hips, and even if you already have a great figure it will smooth out any lumps and bumps under tight clothing, eliminate VPL and create an elegant, streamlined silhouette.  There are loads of different styles to choose from – I like shorts to braline products because they’re all-encompassing and smooth out your thighs, bottom and waist all in one go to give you an hourglass figure to rival Pippa’s; but it’s worth browsing through to see what you feel you’d be most comfortable in, and having a look at our shapewear advice

My work here is done.  I’m off to find a Prince…

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