Did they stop and think?

If you are a bra designer (and I do have that ambition sometimes) wouldn’t you know why someone wants a nude or skintone coloured bra? It’s so that it will disappear under your garments and not be visible. It may not be obvious, but a white bra under a white top will show through, but a “nude” one, that is closer to the wearer’s skin tone will disappear.

So what were the designers at Marks & Spencer thinking when  they put this together?


And there’s not just 1 black bow, there are 3.  I guess they put them on so that they could link this bra to the other one in the pack of two – which is black, with beige bows, of course.  And while the beige bow isn’t likely to show through on a garment, it just looks ugly. As does, if you ask me, the black on beige.


I remember a friend’s mum, when I was in my teens, who invariably wore a black bra under a pink sweater.  I was embarrassed and she wasn’t even my mum. And for some reason this black bow on my beige bra thing brought it all back to me!

I have taken them off both bras, and I guess I could swap them over, but the real reason for using these little bows, or the rosebuds yu sometimes see is to cover up areas where less than perfect stitching might otherwise show. And I have to say that I am really impressed with the worksmanship on these – there’s nothing to cover up, and in fact, if I’d made them I’d want everyone to see how beautifully stitched they are.

One response to “Did they stop and think?

  1. Rosie in Cambridge

    They probably charged you an extra £2.50 for those bows 🙂

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