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Megan Leung is the Creative Director of intimatewear Meg at Midnight, a luxury brand for the smaller busted woman. Meg's articles offer 'a designer's perspective' on hot lingerie topics. For questions regarding Meg at Midnight products, commissions and collaborations, please contact clientcare@meg-at-midnight.com || http://meg-at-midnight.com/

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10 Comments

  1. 1

    Abbie Curtis

    I really related to paragraph one. However I do need the support of a bra it’s an essential for my everyday and I love pretty things. I even paint my toes in winter although no one sees them because it makes me feel good.

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  2. 2
    Tamar Kendall

    Tamar Kendall

    Agreed, I just wouldn’t feel ‘me’ without a bra – and honestly, I HAVE to wear one!

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  3. 3

    Lisa

    Yes, I believe we still need underwear. But do we need intimate apparel, lingerie or sexy lingerie? As a retailer I am less clear on the answer to the question of do we need these categories or sub categories. So much is demanded of women that is simply not part of the equation for men. Women need foundations, bras, shapers, panties, hosiery and so on. The list is rather long, isn’t it? Men need tighty whities and perhaps an undershirt. No, this is not a rant about men and menswear rather a realization that women try to fill so many roles with the clothing, under and outer wear they wear. Personally I need my bras, stockings, pantyhose and panties. After that much is less a need than a want or a desire. Clearly I can’t speak for all women but first we have to be clear as to what is underwear and when does it morph into intimate apparel and lingerie.

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    1. 3.1
      Tamar Kendall

      Tamar Kendall

      Interesting thoughts Lisa, we certainly must fulfil many roles and I think it’s great that lingerie does allow us to do just that. There is such a choice now that there really is something for every occasion and purpose!

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    Jenny

    My thoughts are, yes we need underwear, for the daily wear, these includes foundations, shapers, a well fit bra/panty etc and we also need sensual wear like beautiful lacy teddy, babydoll, garter belts for that special day when we want to feel sexy and celebrate our feminine body. It would be best to have a piece that provides both comfort/support and sensuality.

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    1. 4.1
      Tamar Kendall

      Tamar Kendall

      Thanks for your opinion Jenny, we love having feedback on other women’s lingerie habits!

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    Nadia

    Great post! I definitely agree we need lingerie, it’s just a question of how much. This can vary dramatically person to person and what could be essential to one woman might be unnecessary to another. I love that lingerie is so personal, what we buy is determined by our personality, desires, moods, shape and relationship with our bodies.

    I personally wear a yoga bra to bed every night (I don’t feel comfortable unless I have one on!), I have tried ‘going commando’ once and hated it!

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      Tamar Kendall

      Tamar Kendall

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts Nadia, it definitely is a very personal topic.

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    ALESSANDRO PELOSI

    Ehm … well … what about the fact that underwear provides hygienic protection? I think that this is its primary task, but, obviously if we can add some other achievements to the basic needs … why not?

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    1. 6.1
      Tamar Kendall

      Tamar Kendall

      Hi Alessandro, do you know you’re the first person that has commented on hygiene?! Good comment!

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