For years I felt that being “sexy” was a shameful thing. That is was somehow reserved for only the slim, young, “beautiful” people and if anybody else, such as me, attempted to be sexy it just looked stupid. I was so very wrong…
Discovering lingerie was the start of an incredible journey to happiness for me. Working as a bra fitter meant I was around semi-clad women of all ages, shapes & sizes and I saw the beauty in them all. Dressing a women who was 60 plus for a romantic weekend away with a new boyfriend and she wanted to knock his socks off, picking out bridal lingerie for a shy 20 something who was worried about her curves not looking ok, helping a new mum choose her swimwear for a week in the sun but she felt super self conscious of her soft stretch marks tummy . Every one of those women had hang-ups yet every single one of them was beautiful and actually bloody sexy! I started to view my own body differently as a result and I started to love my body just as it was rather than hating it for what it wasn’t.
When I first started my blog I was all very serious about focusing on the fit of bras. I only wanted to wear perfectly fitted lingerie and I totally forgot the fun. Then I discovered a brand who would change this. Curvy Kate launched Scantilly, unashamedly sexy & bold and still fitted me pretty well too. I was instantly in love and I longed for every piece. When I eventually got my first set, Unleash, I felt amazing in it, a sense of sensuality I’d never felt before and I was no longer embarrassed to project myself as a hot AF woman.
I was going to review all of these sets individually but I decided I didn’t want to detail every little feature and describe how each one fits my body because for me, being in Scantilly is about the feeling it gives me. We so often dismiss being sensual & seductive as shallow or silly but there’s a power in feeling good. Wearing lingerie can be purely for you, it can be your “under clothes” secret or like me, you can share it with the world. It’s not shameful or “slutty” either way.
Being Scantilly Clad is my happy place. It’s the place that makes me feel good & there is zero shame in that.
All my Scantilly looks can be found at Brastop and my hold ups which are perfect for chunky thighs like mine are from Big Tights Company. *Some items featured were gifted to me.