We test celeb bra ranges from J-Lo to Amanda Holden but who gets top marks?
CELEBS are making huge money flogging their sexy smalls.
J-Lo is the latest star to bag a lingerie deal, posing in colourful lacy lingerie for Intimissimi.Maia Andrews tries out celeb underwear collections for size and offers her verdict[/caption]
But while the underwear looks phenomenal on her, how does it fare in real life?
Here, model Maia Andrews, 22, from London, tries out the celebrity collections for size and offers her verdict, marking them out of five.
INTIMISSIMI (Singer and actress J-Lo) 5/5Maia says: ‘I really like the cut of these briefs, they’re so comfortable, and surprisingly soft’[/caption]
MAIA says: “I really like the cut of these briefs, they’re so comfortable, and surprisingly soft.
“I also love the colour and attention to detail, and also the straps feel really supportive.
“It felt like the most expensive of all of the ones I tried and my favourite. When I found out it was the J-Lo range I was quite surprised.
“I think she has done a brilliant job in designing this. I would buy these for a special occasion.”
- Bra, £47, and knickers £21, Intimissimi.
JD WILLIAMS (TV host Davina McCall) 4/5Maia reveals: ‘I really liked the long line shape and detail of this bra. It feels really supportive’[/caption]
MAIA says: “I really liked the long line shape and detail of the bra. It feels really supportive and you could even get away with wearing it as outerwear with a nice blazer over the top.
“Quality-wise it feels great but I am not keen on the high coverage with the knickers when worn as underwear. I am not surprised this is a range by Davina as it does have a sporty feel to it – which she is all about.”
- Bra, £38, and knickers, £14, both Boux Avenue at JD Williams.
ANN SUMMERS (Love Island’s Tasha Ghouri) 4/5Maia thinks: ‘I loved that it’s a fitted, high-waisted bodysuit and not just shapeless’[/caption] She adds: ‘It was loose around my waist so not very flattering at all – Not one for my body shape’[/caption]
MAIA says: “I really liked the look of this bodysuit and thought it would be particularly flattering with the band around the middle.
The colour was beautiful.
“Plus I loved that it’s a fitted, high-waisted bodysuit and not just shapeless. The detailing at the back makes it feel more expensive too.
“But it is really quite ill-fitting. It was loose around my waist so not very flattering at all. Not one for my body shape.”
- Purple bodysuit, £29, Ann Summers.
MARKS & SPENCER (Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) 5/5
MAIA says: “I love this set, especially how lightweight the knickers feel.
“The mesh inserts are also really soft and wouldn’t show under clothes.
“I really like the satin elements too, plus the straps feel smooth and comfortable against my skin. They are silky and feel classy.
“I guessed these might be from Rosie, she has a lot of experience and M&S know their undies. A great set for the price.”
- Bra, £30, knickers, £15, Marks & Spencer
GOSSARD (TV host Amanda Holden) 3/5This bra has a front fastening which I love, it makes life easier, says Maia[/caption]
MAIA says: “This bra has a front fastening which I love, it makes life easier.
“Again, it’s a long line style which is flattering, and I love that the knickers are more like boy shorts – but still sexy.
“I’m not massively keen on the colour but I love the design.
“The only problem is wearing outfits on top of this one could be tricky as the straps are a bit more awkward to style as they are so thick.”
- Burgundy bra, £30.75, knickers, £15, both Gossard at JD Williams.
VICTORIA’S SECRET (Model Abbey Clancy) 3/5Maia says: ‘The material they have used on this set feels so soft, I love it’[/caption] She adds: ‘I guessed it might have been designed by someone who looks for more padding’ – pictured Abbey Clancy[/caption]
MAIA says: “The material they have used on this set feels so soft, I love it.
“But there is too much padding in the bra, which I don’t like. I am a 32DD so I don’t need that extra push. But I do love the high leg cut of the thong and the soft fabric was so comfortable.
“I guessed it might have been designed by someone who looks for more padding. A beautiful design and I would love it without the padding.”
- Bra with silver straps, £59, knickers, £28, Victoria’s Secret.
SAVAGE X FENTY (Singer Rihanna) 4/5Maia says: ‘The V shape cutout of the thong on this set is really lovely, and different’[/caption]
MAIA says: “The V shape cutout of the thong on this set is really lovely, and different. I really loved the longer shape of the bra with the boning when it was on the hanger, but when I tried it on it was so uncomfortable.
“This comes in cup sizes small, medium and large, as opposed to standard sizing.
“I tried on the small and the wires dug into me as it was too small but the medium was too big. I wasn’t a fan.”
- Bra, £55, and knickers £20, Savage X Fenty; stockings, £6, M&S.