Building the Perfect Bra

by Marlies Dekkers

A bra is a bra, right? Wrong! Here is what to look for when you’re lingerie-shopping.

We love to gush when our friends and customers confess that our Bras are the most comfortable they own. This means Marlies’ mission is complete! She wants you to be super comfortable, and feel sexy at the same time.

To achieve all of that in one bra we’ve worked long and hard over the years to assess what gravity does to our bodies and where we most need support.

When you’re buying your next bra, try and do the same. Look beyond the colour and the style, and focus on how it’s made. Here are the parts we suggest you focus on:

The Underwire

These greatly affect your shape and comfort. That’s why we created our very own wire a number of years back. Mass-produced brands use standard wires, made of cheaper materials. Be aware that those can break or poke through the fabric after a while. (Ouch!)

The Cups

Go ahead, squeeze them! If they’re molded, do they have a nice bounce? Does the foam seem ‘sweaty’ to you? In our next post we’ll explain what makes our molded cups so special.

The Wings

These are the side panels of the bra. Often overlooked, but very important in terms of support. Cheap materials will stretch out and ruin the whole fit of the bra. We use a special, very firm fabric for this.

The Straps

Here, we want firmness and again, great quality. Check out the width, especially if your girls are on the big side; you don’t want them cutting in the flesh of your shoulders, do you?

By buying the perfect bra, you buy freedom. Freedom to move around, without worrying about nipple-slips or other wardrobe malfunctions. We think nipple-slips should only be fully intentional!

Shop our luxury, great fitting bras here.

Most loved
Welcome to the garden of EARTHLY DELIGHTS

Females Forward

Welcome to the garden of EARTHLY DELIGHTS

by marlies|dekkers

You may not think of Frida Kahlo as a typical gardener – can you imagine her in rubber boots? – but together with her beloved Diego she turned the garden of their ‘Casa Azul’ into a luscious paradise of locally sourced flora.

How to keep your heels and standards HIGH

MD Friends

How to keep your heels and standards HIGH

by marlies|dekkers

Ruthie Davis is just like the amazing shoes she designs: daring, empowering and totally fabulous. After making Reebok hip again and completely revamping Uggs, she launched her own brand 10 years ago and quickly became the go-to designer for feminine feminists like Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. I met up with the American style maven in New York where we discovered we have a lot in common. Ruthie: “Fashion can be a tough game! I’m proud to still be standing… in my six-inch heels!” 

Selfmade STAR maker

MD Friends

Selfmade STAR maker

by marlies|dekkers

She grew up in a town with 3 traffic lights; now Lisa Benson represents some of the top names in the industry like Chanel Iman, Chrissy Teigen and Kelly Rohrbach. I met up with the IMG model manager to talk about the art of persistence and the importance of dreaming big. “I always trust my instinct.”

Le blog Maison Marlies

La marque marlies|dekkers offre un large choix de lingerie fine et sexy qui peut être portée par n’importe quelle femme et qui correspondra parfaitement à ses besoins. Sur notre blog Maison Marlies vous pourrez en savoir plus sur ce qui se passe en coulisses chez marlies|dekkers. Que vous souhaitiez en savoir plus sur la créatrice, son style de vie, ses idées de recettes saines ou bien son style incroyable, vous trouverez tout cela sur le blog. Cette femme d’affaire arrive à trouver le temps d’écrire à propos de ses voyages d’affaires, de ses virées shopping et de ses vacances quand elle a le temps de se reposer. Et même en étant en vacances, elle prend le temps de vous raconter tout ça.

Donner des conseils mode

Si vous êtes perdue pour trouver le bon style ou la bonne taille de soutien-gorge, la Maison Marlies vous donnera des conseils pour rester au top tous les jours. Vous bénéficierez de conseils style sur quoi porter et comment l’associer avec nos soutien-gorge et nos bikinis. Vous ne voulez surement pas faire de faux-pas surtout si vous décidez de porter de la lingerie de luxe et des soutien-gorge incroyables ! Lorsque votre poitrine reste en place grâce à marlies|dekkers, vous pouvez célébrer votre féminité dans toute sa splendeur. Notre blog vous offre des conseils sur comment associer des ensembles lingerie. Il vous informe aussi des dernières tendances mode et lingerie, et est une véritable source d’inspiration !

Marlies et les people

Les célébrités sont aussi heureuses de porter le parfait soutien-gorge marlies|dekkers. Ces femmes montrent fièrement leurs ensembles lingerie marlies|dekkers dans les shooting photo des magazines, sur scène, lors d’émission tv ou bien sur grand-écran. La Maison Marlies a dédié un espace spécial sur son blog pour parler des inégalités homme-femme qui persistent, mais aussi des évolutions et progrès. Marlies souhaite l’égalité homme-femme dans le monde et en fait sa mission.