Gates open in just three days time for what is probably the biggest and most well-known festival in the UK summer calendar. The very first Glastonbury festival was held in 1970, the day after Jimi Hendrix died, at Michael Eavis’ Worthy Farm. The 1,500 tickets cost £1 for entry and included free milk from the farm! Roll on 44 years, prices have rocketed to £205, bands perform to a whopping 135,000 revellers and even Dolly Parton is making an appearance on the famous pyramid stage this year.
But what has all this got to do with lingerie, I hear you ask? Well, believe it or not, when packing for the party of the year, thinking about your underpinnings is rather important.
Firstly, there are some festival essentials to make sure you’ve got in your back pack – suncream and sunglasses if the British weather decides to be kind and a decent pair of wellies, probably the most important item to have with you, in case of the ever-predictable rain. We’ve all seen the mud reports!
But when it comes to your lingerie, think practical. Leave your beautiful delicates at home, you really don’t want to be worrying about them getting ruined. You’ll also want to take plenty with you as they’ll be nowhere to wash anything and you really won’t want to put that muddy bra back on the next day.
For a truly comfortable and supportive bra try the Dame de Paris Balcony Bra by Marlies Dekkers. Made in a stretch microfibre, it features padded cups, underwires and Notre Dame inspired arch straps across the bust for an ultra modern look. Team it with the simple Dame de Paris Brazilian Shorts for no fuss comfort.
If you’re after something a little bit prettier, but still want to feel supported, then the Floral Print La Precieuse Padded Bra by Rosy is for you. The soft satin is printed with a floral and bluebird pattern, perfect for your inner hippy, and has bright turquoise straps which can add a splash of colour if wearing a strappy top. It also comes with light padding and underwires to give you proper support. Team it with the Floral Print La Precieuse Brief to complete the look.
If your one of those lucky girls who doesn’t have to worry about lots of support, then the Comic Strip Soft Bra by Princesse Tam Tam is perfect for you. Designed for comfort, this bra has a simple triangle shape cup without any wires and is printed with a retro polka dot design. Team it with Comic Strip Brief for a relaxed and fun underwear set.
If you’re planning to wear a strapless top or dress then you’ll need your lingerie to be the same. This Bustier Singuliere by Princesse Tam Tam is great for creating a smooth silhouette as well as giving you the freedom of no straps. Made from a soft black jersey and transparent detailing, it moulds to your shape, giving you light support that will feel like a second skin. Supplied with optional straps, this body offers great versatility.
And let’s not forget about covering up if the sun does decide to make appearance. This Goa Farrah Poncho by Eberjey is a great throw-on if you feel your shoulders turning a nasty shade of red. Not only is it light and floaty, so it won’t make you too hot, but it is also easy to pack and takes up virtually no space.
So, where are you heading this festival season? Do you know which lingerie you’re going to take?