The experience of shopping for and purchasing lingerie is one of those things I feel a woman should take great pleasure in. It is very rare for any individual to fit perfectly into standard sizing be it lingerie or outerwear, and where lingerie is concerned I am passionate that women receive both support and confidence from their undergarments.
Not long ago Rigby & Peller, a well-established retailer with over 80 years of experience in offering a range of premium lingerie and a specialist lingerie styling service, contacted me with a view to finding more about what they have to offer. Last weekend I visited their Conduit Street boutique in London, a beautifully opulent setting with a wonderful display of camisoles, nightdresses, basques and Valentine’s Day solutions to keep me browsing for a long while.
I undertook a lingerie styling appointment with the very knowledgable Imogen who fit me by sight. I kid you not, Imogen had sized me up between the time I walked through the door and arrived at the reception desk. At this stage I am compelled to mention she sized me differently to the fit I had been wearing for the past two years, and whilst I initially smirked at the idea of fit-by-sight, I very quickly had to agree that Imogen was right. She brought several different brands and styles of bra to my fitting room (before which I was offered coffee, and made myself right at home), some of which I had never thought to try before, particularly underwired styles that I assumed would not work for me. Marie Jo for example fit me like a glove.
Imogen took me through functional daywear bras to the more extravagant lingerie sets for evening wear. With Valentine’s Day on my mind, Imogen found me the delicate and feminine Celeste set from Simone Perele which was a perfect fit. Created from Chantilly lace and with thin spaghetti straps, it’s a wonderful addition to my otherwise experimental and indulgent lingerie collection.
I’d absolutely recommend Rigby & Peller for anyone who wants to feel comfortable in their bra all day, everyday. They certainly helped me to find the perfect silhouette for tonight’s outfit, and I also took their recommendations for a great everyday bra, the Gene from Marie Jo. If you are looking for quality, bespoke lingerie and styling innovation, be sure to call Rigby & Peller and book your appointment now.