Ultimo Lingerie signs Mel B.

Melanie Brown, aka Scary Spice, has got another credential to add to her list of accomplishments: underwear model.

She’s showing off her assets for Ultimo Lingerie. Ultimo is a designer lingerie brand out of the UK, which makes bras in cup sizes up to G and matching panties as well as some very interesting shapewear. Bra and panty sets range from provocative and seductive to classic and perfect for everyday.
Mel B modeling Ultimo lingerie

Mel B. is featured prominently in the Fall / Winter collection. She’s looking pretty good for a mother of 2.

I love that Ultimo doesn’t forget that many of us are not a size 0. (I find it astonishing that with the increase in the size of the general population that lingerie manufacturers seem to forget that those folks would like to buy undergarments as well.) As I’ve indicated to readers of BraWise, it’s a rare thing that I can find my size either on the rack or through a website. There’s no issue of that kind with Ultimo.

Ultimo has shapewear that allows you to select your level of “control”. Extreme Level 1 gives you medium control, while Extreme Level 2 provides maximum shaping and control. If you don’t need to cover the legs, you can check out their Miracle Backless Body shaper for backless dresses or their Miracle Frontless Backless Body shaper. This has to be the secret behind those very revealing red carpet dresses for the Oscars.

For those of you who are interested in shapewear, Spanx this is not. Both Miracle garments have side boning – so this is serious shapewear much more reminiscent of the dreaded girdle than most Spanx garments.

If you are a value shopper like myself, you’ll want to check out the Clearance section on the Ultimo site. You can get a lovely panty for as little as 2.50 Euros (about $3.50 US) or a bra for as little as 10 Euros (about $14 US).

Lately, I’ve found myself looking around at wedding lingerie. Most of the big bridal shows will be starting up in January, so perhaps that’s what has me mulling over the options for the new bride. In any case, not only does Ultimo have some lovely bras and shapewear, they also carry a few select pieces for the bride. For the equivalent of just under $130 US (plus shipping), you could have a beautiful basque, a set of satin suspenders (for your thigh highs) and a pair of satin french knickers, which would certainly wake up your new husband even if the wedding reception ran until 4 am.