I usually dismiss a catsuit as I am not a skinny girl, just an average size 12/14 with a few squishy bits, but that's to be expected of a woman in her 40's whose had three kids! But seeing this catsuit (or jumpsuit as it is named at Manners) looking so amazing on Joh, just made me want the catsuit even more!
|All dressed up in my Manners London jumpsuit for my gig at the Bristol Harbour Festival|
The reason I am highlighting my shape is that what I hadn't realised on first inspection was that Manners London - as their website suggests - is 'not your average bodycon'. Using a trademarked fabric, Manners create gorgeous bodycon garms with added support for women with boobs, bums and tums!
|The VV Bodysuit worn by curvy and fabulous models|
|Joh Rindom and No Debutante twnning in our Manners London jumpsuits at the That Thing Festival fashion launch party |
Photographs courtesy of Dulcie Horn
I can wear my Manners jumpsuit without a bra and I still feel safe, comfortable and nipped in, this garm is so flattering and |I love everything from the soft, comfortable fabric, the contemporary 'Esk print' and the low cut back, which makes me feel so happy to be able to go bra-less and actually bear my back! Something I would not have done before.
|Manners London bodycon suits all shapes and sizes!|
I am an avid bra wearer, I believe you should wear a well fitting and supportive bra and pay money to have the best cut bras, no Primark cheapies for me! At Uni I specialised in lingerie fashion design and my final collections featured a beautiful and fun supportive bra for a larger young woman; due to a gap in the market for beautiful bra's for bigger girls at the time. As you can imagine the decision to go bra-less wasn't taken lightly!
|Super cute yellow jumpsuit and Ikan print bodysuit|
Since discovering Manners London I have fallen in love with the brand for many reasons, the first being that I just love the garms, the second is the supportive super thick stretch jersey fabrics and the third is that this brand focuses on making women of all shapes and sizes feel great in their garms. The story behind the brand is rather empowering too.
|Not your average bodycon!|
Self taught, designer and mother Sally Mansfield was forced to use local tailors, whilst living in Bali to make up garms for her curvier figure, as shockingly the Balinese shops sizes (and Asian shops in general) wouldn't fit her! Are there no curvy women in Asia?? Apparently not!
|Sally Mansfield founder and designer at Manners London|
Sally became inspired to create her own brand after befriending her fave tailors and asking them to help her produce a micro fashion collection with dreams of becoming her own boss to give her more time to spend with her son. The collection was created to empower woman and to be more inclusive of plus sizes. To stay connected to Bali all of the originally designed prints are hand screen printed in Indonesia.
|It's time to burn those bra's!|
On her return to London, Sally sold these amazing garms at Portabello and Spitalfields Markets, gaining inspiring and loyal customers along the way. Sally says the best part of her Manner London journey has been meeting so many beautiful, powerful, interesting, kind and strong women along the way! What an inspiration!
I am a keen promoter of independent designers and Manners London is definitely my current obsession!
|Manners London Jumpsuits featuring No Debutante's fave red racer stripe want!|
There are so many amazing garms to be found from deep back bodycon dresses, flared trousers, pencils skirts with thick and supportive comfy waistbands, more jumpsuits, (I have my eye on the red go faster stripe style jumpsuit next) crop tops, wrap tops, leggings, bodysuits and the big trend of the year the Bardot top dress! All in flattering hot reds or blacks or in various prints from tropical leaves, to my fave Esk prints (in monochrome or super cute yellow and white) to beautiful fish (Ikan) prints.
|Bodycon dresses with the shape of the summer - The Bardot shoulder|
Want to feel supported, empowered and glamorous without the restrictions of a bra? Free yourself and get over to Manners London now or regret it forever!
Buy your Manners garms here www.mannersldn.com
|No Debutante Loves Manners London!|
All photos (except the one's featuring No Debutante) courtesy of Manners London.
If you are having a fashion event, a new collection or fun event you would like No Debutante to promote please get in touch!
No Debutante promotes fashion independents, new designers & sustainable fashion.
Check out my work with Bristol 24/7 magazine under my name
If you are interested in collaborating with No Debutante or getting featured on the No Debutante blog please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep up with No Debutantes OOTD posts, collabs and current fashion obsessions posted daily on all of the following. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest all under the #nodebutante name.
Thanks for checking in Fashionistas