We've turned two!
It's always exciting having a business birthday. When you first start a business you never quite know how it's going to go. Claudia May Lingerie has grown pretty organically over the last two years and we are going out with a bang on our second year so thank you so much to everyone who has placed orders or supported us in other ways where they can.
I've been collecting pieces of lingerie from the Claudia May Lingerie collections over the last two years, primarily I started to own almost everything when I decided to become the face of the brand. My lingerie drawer has seen a removal of high street lingerie brands that I loved as a teen and has blossomed into a beautiful collection of exquisite pieces.
I wanted to share with you the pieces from the collections we've stocked and let you know what pieces I wear the most and there's a cheeky birthday discount to share with you at the bottom of this post.
This was the first bra I gifted myself from the Claudia May Lingerie collection. I wear it under all dark clothing and even wear it with V neck styles and thin straps to show off the beautiful lace and the tulle straps. Aubade A L'Amour is a set that I've unintentionally worn during many significant moments in my life, personal and business related over the last year and a half. Once I've worn this set to it's absolute death, I'll be keeping it as a keepsake as it's brought many positive events into my life.
The set now comes in Rouge Darling which is gorgeous. I have a rule where I don't really wear lingerie until I've shot photos in it so once I've completed all of the Christmas visuals I'm positive I'll be wearing it just as much as the Noir colourway.
A beautiful white bra is essential to every woman's lingerie drawer. I lived in the Aubade Jardin Des Delices bra which we have sold out of, but I alternate between that and the Merci Half Cup Bra depending on what knickers I have available (because I can't leave the house without being in a matching set). The Merci half Cup Bra offers a gorgeous natural uplift and sits flat under tight fitting clothes.
This beautiful blue, purple and white embroidery is one of my favourite sets to wear. They say blue is the new black in lingerie and Passion Creole is incredibly feminine with a sexy ribbon cross over in the front center gore of the bra and at the back of the tanga. I wear it under slightly sheer dark tops to the floral design can be seen. I know that lingerie being on display isn't to everyone's taste but with the right sort of top it can enhance the outfit in a classy way.
My absolute favourite nightwear we have ever stocked. I fell in love with silk slips two years ago but since the lejaby softwear came a year ago I haven't looked back. It's the most comfortable thing to wear around the house, it's super easy to hand wash with Soak and I just can't get enough of it. I get cold really easily so this keeps me nice and snuggly even though it's really lightweight. I always take it with me to 'at home girls nights' when we drink some wine and get into our pjs and it's so soft that one of my friends has to stroke me when she sees me in it...
It always surprises me what bras I wear the most. I wasn't expecting to love this Noeuds Et Merveilles Bandeau Bra as much as I do. I wore it religiously throughout the summer as a strapless bra with strapless tops and thin strap dresses. I actually developed an allergic reaction to the silicon on the straps that keeps the bra up, but I love the shape this bra gives me too much to give up the bra. The issues with sensitive skin and being a lingerie addict.
This Aubade Ivresse Byzantine Moulded Bra has become a staple in my collection. I always encourage women to wear their best lingerie everyday but I wasn't totally sure I would wear this Swarovski detailed bra as much as I have. I live in it. A push up bra isn't just about getting your cleavage out, it's about having something that offers a larger shape under clothing to enhance curves where you need them. You don't feel the push up in this as it's so beautifully made and combined with the plunge style it gives a good boost. I wear it with V cut tops or dresses when I want to enhance my cleavage or under T-Shirt dresses as it makes the dress hang in a way that flatters my outfit more.
So this Abbie vintage rose bra is new to the Claudia May Lingerie collection. It's an incredibly special bra and I'm waiting to go back to Bath and shoot the set with my photographer. It offers such a gorgeous shape to my bust and I just know I'm going to get so much wear out of it. I don't own much pink in my collection as I don't always think pink lingerie looks that classy but this gorgeous colour is just everything I needed in my collection to make me feel ultra feminine.
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported Claudia May Lingerie over the last two years. We're growing year on year. 27% of our sales came from the USA or Canada in the last year, so thank you to our overseas lingerie lovers who contribute to our growth. Please keep supporting independent business' of all kinds, every order gets packed with so much love and excitement!
Cheers to another successful year.
Shop the birthday favourites collection with 20% off using BIRTHDAY until 29th September 2018 at Midnight. Includes items that are already discounted.