Tag Archives: Spanx

  • Back to Work: Every Day Essential Lingerie Must-Haves from Berlei, Spanx & Hanro

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    With September just around the corner we’re all feeling those back to school vibes. The summer season is drawing to a close and while we’ve had a fun and fabulous summer of slinky swimwear, sexy night slips and seductively summery lingerie we’re all feeling the draw of the lingerie essentials. Everyday lingerie needn’t be dull; it gives us the feeling of shopping for fresh stationary and school supplies, of getting organised and feeling ready to face the autumn season. There’s nothing like an everyday lingerie overall to make you feel comfortable and look your best so here’s our run down of our favourite pieces from Berlei, Spanx and Hanro for even the toughest days work.


    Berlei is a lingerie brand synonymous with excellent fit, comfort and style. The brand has a rich heritage having been established in Australia in 1917 Fred Burley conducted an anatomical study of women's sizing to create the best possible standardised sizing for his lingerie and corsetry, a revolutionary approach for it's time. Berlei UK was launched on regent Street in London in 1929 and was quickly praised by Vogue and became established over the years to come as a staple brand within the UK lingerie market.

    Here is one of our favourite everyday essential sets from the new season's collection.

    Berlei Comfort Heaven Lace Black Wired Bra Berlei Comfort Heaven Lace Black Deep Brief Berlei Comfort Heaven Lace Black Deep BriefBerlei Comfort Heaven lace black wired bra features extremely soft textured floral lace bra cups with innovative BioForm wire technology to reduce wire movement and therefore less chance of wires poking through to skin. The bra features cotton lining in the lower bra cups for comfort. The brief features a central microfibre panel for light tummy control while soft stretch floral lace adds detail to the front panel and forms a full lace derriere panel. Scalloped lace elastic trim at the legline adds a pretty finish. The perfect way to look and feel fabulous all day; buy yours now.



    Spanx was founded by Sarah Blakely after having struggled to find just the right slimming lingerie to wear under her white trousers. Her solution? Cut off the feet of some old shaping tights and voila, Spanx was born. The collection is now a global success helping shape tummies, bottoms and thighs the world over with over 200 styles to suit every figure and budget. We have to admit, there is a reason for Spanx enduring success, they are quite simply the best shapewear brand around.

    Our favourite Spanx piece this season?


    Spanx Look at me black cotton leggings. They are so practical and so essential yet a complete upgrade on our regular, less than flattering regular leggings. These Look at me black cotton leggings are completely opaque and designed to be seen with clever seamless sides and the fabric that slims the tummy, bottom and thighs for a perfectly sculpted look. The ideal accompaniment to all your favourite t-shirts and tunics. Buy your new favourite leggings today.




    Hanro is a Swiss lingerie brand with a very distinctive style that exudes luxury and simplicity. Forgoing fashion trends Hanro products are made on classic, elegant styles from the most luxurious cotton, silk and wool fibres with elements of French lace and satin binding trims creating just a touch of sensuality. Hanro creates lingerie, lounge and sleepwear which feels divine next to the skin and will never go out of style; an everyday luxury you can't afford to be without.

    It was hard to choose but we found our favourite from the NEW collection;

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    Hanro Pure Silk collection is a rare luxury and has many uses as outerwear, lingerie and loungewear. Silk has superb absorbency and the ability to cool or warm the body regulating your temperature as necessary. This is what makes the cream V-neck spaghetti top so special with its luxurious pure 100% silk fine rib fabric which gives ultimate softness and comfort against the skin. The top features a seam free finish for maximum comfort and a discrete look beneath clothes. Silk stretch binding edges the V-neck line adding detail and forms adjustable shoulder straps for a perfect fit. The cream silk leggings are formed from the same 100% stretch knit silk and feature a side-seam free finish for maximum comfort. An elasticated waist also adds comfort. These luxurious leggings can be worn beneath trousers for warmth or as an outer legging. These are everyday luxury lingerie staples you will wonder how you ever lived without. Treat yourself today; buy in black too or purchase with one of the longer sleeve tops.

    Indulge in these everyday essentials now and receive 10% off* your first order if you sign up to our mailing list.


    *First time customers only.

  • What’s In Your Bank Holiday Weekend Bag? Mio Destino Ladies Reveal The Lingerie, Swimwear and Sleepwear In Theirs

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    Miss Mio has asked each of the ladies at Mio Destino HQ which lingerie, sleepwear and swimwear pieces they planned to take away or wear at home this bank holiday weekend. See which items they pick and get some inspiration for your bank holiday whether you're having a relaxing weekend at home, nipping to the beach, visiting family or having a romantic weekend away.

    If you sign up to our mailing list you get a lovely 10% off your first order.

    Celine – We’re planning a little city break to Barcelona. My plan is to enjoy great food, good wine, see the sights and visit the beach.

    I plan to take the Maria Bonita Tuerts bikini with me as the colours are so gorgeous and bright, a perfect match for the vibrancy of Barcelona's city beach. The Maria Bonita Aradia white mini dress is also a must as it packs up small enough for my carry on luggage and I can wear it on the breach or strolling around the hot Barcelona streets. I've chosen the Lise Charmel Effusion Bleue Blue Half Cup Bra and Italian brief because it's totally beautiful and just a bit special so I know I'll feel lovely in the evenings.


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    Sophia – I’m getting married in 6 weeks time so I plan to take a break from all the stress of planning and spend some quality time with my other half at pre wedding spa weekend.

    I always like to wear a swimsuit when I'm in a spa so I bought the Lepel Capri red v-neck because it's flattering and also sexy enough that I can take it on honeymoon later next month. I'm also taking the Gossard Superboost black lace slip which I chose because its elegant and sexy but not too pricey and I'm saving my pennies for the Lise Charmel Romantique Desir low back nightdress which I'm buying for the honeymoon.


    Lepel Capri Red V Neck Swimsuit

    Gossard Superboost Lace Black Slip






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    Charis – I’m spending the weekend with a group of friends at one of their houses. There will be lots of chatting, wine drinking and of course a night out at our favourite cocktail bars.

    It's basically going to be one extreme or the other this weekend. I'm either going to be in my PJs with a glass of wine nattering with the girls at home or out at a bar and properly dressed up. I'm taking my favourite Mio Lounge Ocean Breeze PJs with me because they're comfy and perfect for a day spent doing nothing. In the evening I'm wearing a short, tight sexy little number which requires some clever underwear to go with it to maximise the effect of the dress. The Spanx Lust Have nude high waist half slip is perfect, totally smooths out my waist and hips and I can wear a pretty bra with it so I still feel sexy.

    Spanx Lust Have Nude High Waist Half Slip Mio Lounge Ocean Breeze Cotton Navy Blue Pyjamas

    Christy – I’m currently 7.5 months pregnant so I will be spending a relaxing weekend at home avoiding doing anything and enjoying the peace and quiet while it lasts.

    My top picks for my relaxing bank holiday weekend are the Irall Cappuccino Pyjamas because they are really pretty and the stretch fabric accommodates my ever growing bump and is really comfy. I've also bought two of the Lorna Drew nursing bras in preparation for the baby coming. You aren't supposed to wear wires at this late stage in pregnancy and I find, unlike the majority of maternity lingerie, that Lorna Drew lingerie is both practical for every day and also still offers some actually sexy styles when you want to feel a little less like you're smuggling a bowling ball and a little more like an attractive woman.

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  • A guide to Shapewear

    Let’s go back to the olden days when woman used to wear corsets so tight that they would damage their organs, crush ribs and faint numerous times a day, just to look good in their massive frocks.

    Luckily for us ladies in the 21st century we have managed to step away from the iron and whalebone corsets and there is something called shapewear.

    For those who aren't quite sure what shapewear is, it is an undergarment which is designed to alter the shape of your body to create a smooth look for a certain period of time.

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    Wearing shapewear seems to have become somewhat of a trend nowadays especially in Hollywood. You can spot a glimpse of thigh slimmers and control slips, left, right and centre. How else do you think the red carpet tredders look so amazing in their tight dresses?

    Even though popularity has risen, in the UK we are still a bit hesitant when it comes to shapewear. According to research by Mintel (April 2013), shapewear garments are mainly worn by women who are 55+ and only 1 in 8 women has ever bought shapewear for themselves. Further research found that three fifths of women state that advice on the best underwear to improve your shape, such as shapewear, would encourage them to buy more.

    Here at Mio Destino we want to set some myths straight and convince you that shapewear can be sexy, covers your problem areas and adds an extra layer of confidence.

    Let’s get one thing smoothed over first, shapewear is not a substitute for the gym or dieting. These undergarments will not make you lose weight. However they will make your figure look smoother and can create that desired hourglass shape most women are after.

    We won’t lie, it’s not going to be an easy ride getting shapewear on. But when you think about it, that makes perfect sense because you’re trying to hide unwanted lumps and bumps so you need a bit of force to smooth them out. Plus most women have not been told how to put on shapewear correctly and therefore end up missing out on the benefits of these great garments.

    Here are some of our tips which will help you with your new shapewear.

    The first tip we want to give you is, always step into shapewear and pull it up over the hips to avoid trapping your head and arms. Another good tip is to bunch up the shapewear, just like you do with tights or leggings, and putting it on whilst gradually releasing the tight fabric. Most shapewear garments come with instructions, these are there for a reason and we advise you to follow them.

    When it comes to sizing you don’t want to go for a bigger size because you think it might be more comfortable. If you wear shapewear that is too big a fit it will move around your body, wrinkle or twist. Plus it won’t provide the right level of support that you are looking for.

    Buying shapewear that is a smaller size than you usually wear will not provide you with more support either. It will just not fit and feel very uncomfortable. Shapewear that is too tight will most likely cut of your circulation, pinch your skin and create bulges (which you are trying to get rid of).

    So instead of going for a smaller size go for your correct size with firmer support. Support at Mio Destino ranges from light control to extra control and there are a range of brands available such as Spanx, Miraclesuit and Naomi & Nicole.

    Going with the least coverage as possible is the key to comfort, when it comes to shapewear. Take a good look at each body part, even if it’s not a factor that made you decide to buy the shapewear in the first place, determine if it should be included in the shapewear or not. For example if you want a slimmer waist you really don’t need to buy a full bodysuit, this will probably make you feel uncomfortable and you won’t be happy with the result as you’re not correcting your problem area.

    Take a look at our Help Guide page to see which shapewear garments you should be wearing with your body hangups.

  • Slim with Spanx

    If they are good enough for Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah and Julia Roberts, Spanx is good enough for Mio Destino customers! The renowned comfort and secure fit of Spanx shapewear makes them the best confident boost a woman needs before leaving the house!

    Below are our favourite products from the Spanx's bestsellers list

    Slimplicity Open-Bust Full Slip

    Spanx Simplicity Open Bust Nude Slip

    If you need any shapewear, it is the Spanx Slimplicity Open Bust Full Slip! With its super slimming level, the slip will give you a sleek and smooth silhouette under your clothes. The shapewear concentrates on the midriff and thighs with its built-in panty to give you extra tummy control!  You will not be left hot and bothered with the cool fabric which is breathable under skirts or dresses. Featuring a open bust, the slip allows you to feel confident in your favourite bust boosting bra to maximise your figure!

    Spanx Super Higher Power Bare Brief

    Spanx Super Higher Power Bare Brief

    The Spanx Super Higher Power Bare Brief is a girl's best friend! This shapewear is perfect for your little black dress with the soft and securely fitted waistband. The shapewear brief slims the midriff and shapes the stomach. Featuring non-binding legbands, the super higher power brief will give a sleek silhouette to any outfit. Made with 100% cotton, the briefs are breathable and comfortable if you want to wear jeans for a more casual look.

    Spanx Slimmer and Shine Open Bust Black Bodysuit

    Spanx Slimmer and Shine Open Bust Black Bodysuit

    The Spanx Slimmer and Shine Open Bust Black Bodysuit is ideal if you want to smooth your tummy and hip area. The fabric used has compression zones which target your torso and transform your shape for the ultimate wow factor. This fabulous bodysuit will do wonders to your ego and derriere with its bottom pockets which gives it a cheeky boost! With the engineered bust lift, you can dress to impress with a plunging neckline.

    Can't get enough of our shapewear? We also stock Naomi and Nicole, Body Wrap and Miraclesuit

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