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Triumph: Underpinning London Fashion Week.

Triumph Shape Sensation

I am pleased to announce that Triumph is sponsoring London Fashion Week this season. Pleased because the models will actually be able to wear some lovely underwear! Shapely, curve-giving underwear. In my photograph I’m wearing a Triumph shape sensation dress – I’ve had it since last year and it has saved me a number of times when I’ve felt a little “bumpy” around the hip area. It really pulls the body in at all the right places, but it’s not so structured that it bulldozes whole pounds of flesh into strange, new areas.

The right lingerie can make all the difference to an outfit – it should add shape, give support, but ultimately be almost invisible. Unless you want to make a feature of it, of course. The problem with lingerie usually comes when you need something seamless and smooth yet still supportive and shapely (that was a lot of lovely alliteration) – undergarments such as these can be hard to find.  So it’s good to know that Triumph are getting involved with the underpinnings – I’ve seen most of their ranges, now, and they have a lingerie solution for just about every sartorial dilemma!

Triumph will be providing lingerie for quite a few of the shows, including Nicole Farhi, Maria Grachvogel and Temperley London. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to pop along to some of them and see the underwear in action. (Now why does that sound so wrong?) I’ll keep you updated!

In the meanwhile, if you’d like to have a go at winning some tickets for London Fashion Week, head over to Triumph’s Facebook Page.

Oh, and on a sidenote, I have a tip for you. The shape sensation dress that I’m wearing in the photograph above is brilliant, but you have to put it on correctly to avoid injury. (Don’t laugh.) It’s tight. Real tight. Pull it up from your feet and do not, under any circumstance, try to roll it down over your head. I’m being absolutely serious. This thing would keep a whole litter of puppies contained, never mind just two.

This post has been sponsored by Triumph – many thanks. Please send more of the girdles, if you find any lying about!

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  1. I work for the civil service and this morning’s daily fix email was censored for containing an inappropriate attachment. I can only assume that a picture of you in your undies was more excitement than HM Government could bear! Xx

  2. This is amazing! I was just reading Tim Gunn’s “Fashion Bible” last night and his take on shape wear. This looks quite a bit more than he was pointing out. Always fun to stop by here and see the newest “things.”

  3. Tsk tsk Sarah, using your government email for personal use. Ruth I’ve had a look for this dress but ciukdn’t find it. Any chance of a link? Thanks.

  4. Ruth have you heard of the Lumecin glyco-protein treatment? Will you do a review please? xxx

  5. I have the shape sensational dress in grey but since I have large “puppies” I was never able to get it on!!! Thank you for sharing the tip how to get these undergarments on!!!

  6. Ruth, I thought I could ask you this since you seem to have some experience with shapewear. I have this shape sensation dress from Triumph, but I find it awfully uncomfortable because it keeps riding up when I walk or seat. Arrrhhh.. So instead of feeling all comfortable and smooth, i am mortified it would create some additional bumps under the clothes. And I hate walking around pulling it down all the time. Have you experienced the same?

  7. Ruth you look amazing! Must also try this one out, most shape wear type things just give me bulges in other places i.e thighs! back flab!

  8. Just checking the Disqus plugin! All should be running soon.

  9. Beautiful, really. Adore the colour. I’d definatly try squeezing into one :D

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