Here at Fleur Of England, nestled away in our small Bristol studio, full of silky fabrics and leafy plants, are ten women who believe in making beautiful lingerie for women that inspires, empowers and most importantly, fits. Spring has sprung and March 8th brings us International Women's Day, officially named by the United Nations in 1975. Although we still have some way to go, let’s take this day to celebrate the amazing achievements of women around the world. This year’s theme is Balance for Better, because when men and women work together for equality everyone wins.

They say empowered women empower women, and that's exactly what we aim to do, one bra at a time. Today we're reflecting on female empowerment, the steps you can take to feel great and the role that lingerie can play in inspiring us every day.

 

Self-love is key

We’re all about self-love at the Fleur of England office. Take an evening to yourself, run a bath, pour a glass of red and tuck into a new book. Go out for dinner by yourself – it is liberating, we promise. Go to a yoga class, learn a new skill. Whatever form your self-love takes, make time for yourself every week to celebrate the person who knows you best. YOU.

Learn to love your body

You only have one body, so learn to love it for all it offers you- personality, expression and potential. Body positivity is a journey, but one in which we can all encourage each other along the way. Maybe reach out to a friend today and drop them a compliment, be the bra in their life, support them so they can achieve great things!

 

 

What's Underneath

The first thing you put on in the morning and the last thing you take off at night. It all begins with what’s underneath, lingerie is an opportunity to pay respect to your amazing body every day. Your affair with lingerie is personal, the way silk feels against your skin and the bespoke fit of a bra cut to precision can set you up under your clothes to take on the world. We think that you should never compromise on fit over fashion, every seam in every bra has a function. Not just made to be beautiful, our lingerie is made to support and flatter with beautiful hand drawn embroidery or luxurious lace detailing.

We love lingerie, we love the way it looks and feels. It's all about what feels good to you, Silk Balcony bra? Ouvert brief with tie sides? Maybe you don't wear a bra and that's totally fine too. It's all about what feels right for you.

What better way to celebrate yourself than stepping out in something that makes you feel empowered, sensual and confident.

 

Our recommended reads to get you feeling empowered

Becoming, Michelle Obama

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. The story of an empowered woman who used her platform for positive change. A brilliant read and sure to leave you feeling ready to take on the world.

Everything I know about Love, Dolly Alderton

A book about growing up, highs and lows of juggling a career, friendships and romances in this modern world. Laugh-out-loud, moving and brutally honest. A must-read for any woman in her 20s.

You Do You: (A No-F**ks-Given Guide) how to be who you are and use what you've got to get what you want, Sarah Knight

Another great read from the incredible Sarah Knight, author of the multiple tongue-in-cheek self-help books. about her mistakes and embarrassments in her own personal quest to 'do me' - because nobody gets everything right all day, every day. It’s okay to make mistakes and learn from them.

 

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