Though I might run around in high heels, stretch dresses and mini skirts, when it comes to underwear my sensible Teutonic side gets the upper hand. To me bras and knickers (or briefs or panties, whatever you prefer) need to fulfil certain criteria:
a. I don’t want to notice them (no under-wire bras, please)
b. The bra should give proper support
c. They should be invisible (no-one likes a VPL, but dental floss for the bum also isn’t one of my favourites)
d. Ideally they should be made from natural material (cotton, silk) or one of these modern man-made breathable materials (e.g. sports underwear).
All this has lead to the unflattering situation that I’ve got loads of beautiful lingerie in my wardrobe, but mostly wear the same old sport bras which also has the advantage of less changing for my Roger Federer regime. (This is rather embarrassing to write, but hey, I’m looking for solutions here!)
As I was raised by a 'liberated' mother who had burnt her bras in the 70s (at least mentally and she never looked back) it took me more than 25 years on this earth to figure out that bras actually come in different sizes (no wonder they never fit). (What does this tell you about my friends? a. I don’t have any, b. they all have Kate Moss figures, c. they were just as ignorant as me – Just take your pick.)
Anyway, I love La Perla and Co., but for comfort and reliability I swear on the Swiss: Hanro and Zimmerli (although good old German Schiesser isn’t too bad, either).
But surely there must be other comfy invisible knickers and bras in this world…?