RavenDreams - Confessions — plus size lingerie

Melanie - the story

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As you will have guessed from my many other rants articles, I am passionate about redesigning shapewear to fit real needs not thought of by men. Like: How do you get in and out of it when you need to pee? The same goes for inconvenient times of the month. How it fastens and where. Can you reach the closures? Are they in a comfortable location or does it shove a load of hooks in the most ridiculous of places? Does it sit smoothly under your clothes and not roll down, ride up? How to make this sexy - because...

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What do you get for the money?

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Still battling the, "its a lot of money for what it is..." notion, I thought I would use the concept of the Dress Diary to show you the design process from research and conception to finished product. Along the way there will be opportunities to help me make choices and influence the final design. What is a Dress Diary? Its a series of blog articles most often written by amateur tailors and costumers (some times professionals but not very often because the fashion industry is so secretive) to show other amateur costumers their experiments, ask advice and to teach others...

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So, I'm in Lanzarote on the beach...

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I have slimmed down to a size 20 which means I can buy a swim suit from Tesco. The body is impossibly long but as I am a designer,  I have taken 4 inches of of the crotch to make fit me and stop some very embarrassing exposure. So now it fits at the bottom but my 40 GGs are one bounce away from doing the can can for the public.  Sigh. In recent moans, being honest about my rants, I have looked at "shapewear". And in a recent article by Margert Bognerief expounds on the lack of fit to...

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NEW Photoshoot! Next Wednesday!

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That's right! New designs, new location! Get Ready for a softer side to Miss Loula Cherry! Again we will be blogging and posting pics all day - so set aside your Wednesday and set your phone up to RavenDreams.co.uk/blog/ to participate in the fun!

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