Fashion

The Bottom Line

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Okay, it’s high time we get a little cheeky and talk bum. More specifically, my bum, and how important it is for my backside to look damn fine from any vantage point. And let’s be honest, we’re all the same, aren’t we? We want people to appreciate our very best asset as we nonchalantly walk into the sunset. Until not so long ago, I didn’t spend that many hours thinking about my backside. Sure, I wanted great-fitting jeans but I didn’t bother much about how my posterior looked in shorts, slim skirts or fitted pants. Visible panty lines? Never gave them a second thought. But now, all of a sudden (and don’t ask me why), I care. A lot. I’ve starting to feel self-conscious about those little tell-tale creases and bulges that delineate the territory claimed by the underwear I am wearing. By Jove, shouldn’t a girl’s knickers remain anonymous?

No sign of VPLs with the Iris culotte!

No sign of VPLs with the Iris culotte!

So now I worry about VPLs, those pesky visible panty lines that my mother never had the decency to sit down and tell me about.

One friend has confided that she tolerates VPLs on the weekend but never ever during the week. Really? Yes, indeed. For this lovely chick, only the crew at her office gets to enjoy the view of her backside at its very smoothest. (This particular friend didn’t request anonymity, but I think it’s best for her sake given the controversial nature of her statement, wouldn’t you agree?)

And so let’s get to the bottom of the issue at hand here: given that VPLs are such a dire predicament for so many of us, how is one to avoid them? Going commando is an option. Then, there’s the great panty vs thong debate.

I myself am a good ol’ fashioned panty girl; I like a cute and cuddly panty that lovingly hugs my bunbuns. That being said, legions of you ladies out there are thong birds, singing the praises of the thong, tanga, g-string, butt floss, whatever you call it. Another friend, who shall remain anonymous, declared that she wouldn’t let any kind of thong near her precious parts for fear of the hungry bum syndrome. Hungry bum? I had to google it: for all intents and purposes, it’s one bad-assed wedgie and not something to be messed with. My. My. This is stirring the underwear pot, isn’t it? Friends, need we divide to conquer the curse of the VPLs?

Now this model can really rock the Sol thong, right?

Now this model can really rock the Sol thong, right?

What do you prefer: panty or thong? Join the discussion on our Facebook page.

You can bet your bottom dollar that this isn’t the last you’ve heard of this debate.

Sweet Summer Sprees

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Summertime is all about fun in the sun and easy breezy style. So, what do Miel girls do for fun and how do they look so hot while staying cool? Well, their secret is out: a little bit of Miel goes a long way no matter what you’re doing this summer!

As promised in our previous post, here are some pics of yoga teacher Yasmin F. Gow kicking off her summer with a bang by posing for Miel Sisters in the Nevada desert. Yasmin certainly did her best to crank up the heat and get temperatures rising as she stretched and lunged amongst the rocks. It doesn’t get much hotter than this!

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Yasmin in Nevada (all photos courtesy of Andrea Hausmann)

Others such as Miel Sister co-founder, Valeria, packed up the family and headed off to her native Columbia, land of magical realism and famed author Gabriel García Márquez, for some well-deserved R&R. Now, if like Valeria you need to spend any length of time travelling by plane (or car, boat or train, for that matter), you might think comfort first and style later when it comes to travel clothes. But why compromise? The NANA bra is sleek yet cozy enough to sleep in (just ask Valeria!) and the COCO camisole is another easy item to pack, for day or night, as it goes with shorts at the beach or with your favorite eyelet circle skirt for a museum tour. A sight for sore eyes in any suitcase!

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Valeria with son Miguel and daughter Alicia

For her part, Miel Sister Camila went the whole nine yards (or, in this case, the whole nine months) with her summer plans this year and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in late June. What sweeter way to bolster the Miel sisterhood! New mom Camila will certainly be wearing her MIMI bandeau to nurse; it just can’t get any comfier or easier than this, especially during the dog days of summer.

Perhaps you’re just staying put and hanging out at home. Summer is a great time to enjoy all the sights and sounds a city has to offer—in Montreal alone, festivals such as Nuits d’Afrique, Just for Laughs, Montreal Pride, to name but a few, provide entertainment opportunities galore—or the tranquility of a riverside picnic by the St. Lawrence River or a picturesque hike in the Eastern Townships. When it comes to dressing, go the easy route by pairing a MIMI bandeau with low slung joggers and a blazer for the evening. Now this look is sure to make a splash, whether you’re by a pool or not!

And what about you… how will you be spending your summer?

Going Wireless!

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Can you smell the lemony scent of spring cleaning in the air? Nothing says spring quite like a squeaky-clean house. Pardon the pun but isn’t high time to also do a little Maytime cleanout of your… uhmm, drawers? Spring fashions beg for fresh, lightweight undergarments that put your best curves forward. Personally, I like my underpinnings to be comfortable yet chic. With a contemporary twist. I love seamless underwear that breathes well and lets me stretch my limbs to new heights, whether I’m at the office, doing Pilates or seeing the latest Jim Jarmush flick. Case in point, I love my sweet new Nana bra so much that I’ve banished all my underwire support systems to the back of the cedar closet. So, goodbye hardware, I’m going wireless from now on. Let spring fever begin!

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LINGERIE ROUGE SIGNEE MIEL

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Merci beaucoup  Catherine Robert  pour une super article dans SURMON360.ca

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Pour la Saint-Valentin, la marque de sous-vêtements haut de gamme MIEL ajoutera dès le 1er février de la séduisante lingerie rouge à sa gamme de dessous. L’entreprise montréalaise, qui propose de la lingerie à la fois sexy, chic et pratique, a pour objectif de simplifier et d’embellir la vie des femmes modernes. Ainsi, elle crée pour les femmes actives et occupées des articles design et high-tech, conçus de façon unique à l’aide de matériaux novateurs.

Beau et bien fait

En plus d’être jolies en toute simplicité, les créations MIEL sont l’exemple même de la finesse technique. En effet, les sous-vêtements de la collection sont confectionnés avec un grand souci de qualité et de confort : coutures plates ou sans couture, tissus souples formés de microfibres douces extensibles suivant la technologie de faible compression et procédé anti-microbien Guard-In offrant une protection respectueuse de l’environnement contre les bactéries et les odeurs.

Le cachet haut de gamme des pièces MIEL est le fruit d’un grand travail de recherche de la part des fondatrices de la marque, les soeurs Camila et Valeria Velandia. Afin de créer une marque unique, celles-ci ont parcouru la planète pendant trois ans pour trouver les meilleures technologies en matière de vêtements, les tissus parfaits et les coupes les plus confortables.

Du nouveau pour la St-valentin

L’offre de MIEL se décline en six articles essentiels : soutiens-gorge, bandeaux, camisoles, slips taille basse, slips bikini et strings. Tous sont offerts dans des couleurs de base neutres et classiques, tels que le noir, le blanc, le chair et le gris. Chaque saison, la collection s’enrichit de merveilleuses couleurs tendances, ce qui lui donne un souffle nouveau et élargit le choix. Ainsi, pour la Saint-Valentin, MIEL propose une nouvelle gamme de lingerie rouge radieuse comprenant un soutien-gorge, un slip taille basse et une camisole.

 

En plus de tout cela, les dessous MIEL sont abordables. Vendus entre 20$ et 45$, les sous-vêtements autant sexy que pratiques représentent des cadeaux parfaits pour la Saint-Valentin!

La collection MIEL est disponible à la boutique en ligne ainsi que partout au Canada dans les boutiques de lingerie, les studios de yoga et de danse, les spas et les boutiques de prête-à-porter. La liste complète des points de vente est accessible sur le site Web de la collection MIEL.

 

http://surmon36.ca/nouvelles/miel-lingerie-rouge-st-valentin

BANDEAU GIRL

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Prep your closet for this  summer’s sexy and fresh trends: Sheers, Open cuts, Lace… For the sizzling heat ahead, Miel recommends incorporating the Mimi Bandeau to your wardrobe. It’s the perfect accessory, as it can be worn alone or paired your choice of complimentary clothing.

 

Here are my style choices

Enjoying the breeze in my minty green bandeau.

Lounging in my knitted floral top, can you spot my coral bandeau?

                       Laced in my black bandeau.

                         X marks the white bandeau.

 Off to find more Miel bandeaus!

Click here to see the complete Mimi Bandeau Collection.

Valentines Day Ideas: Sexy All Day, Everyday

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Sexy All Day Everyday

This post goes out to all our male readers in the audience. If you are like most men, coming up with the right Valentines Day ideas for your romantic partner can present a big challenge. After all, women, in general, are difficult to please when it comes to gifts for important occasions like Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and birthdays.  But that may be because she is accustomed to getting the same type of gift, like sexy lingerie.  The truth of the matter is that many women may smile or even blush when presented with a sexy nightgown, chemise, or negligee, but she is likely cringing inside at the thoughts of wearing it.  That’s because most sexy lingerie is not made for comfort.

 

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valentines day ideas

“The Old Sexy”

The old idea of sexy includes all of those naughty intimates that were, more than likely, designed for one thing in mind.  At least, they were designed to appeal to a man’s idea of sexy, with little regard to what a woman finds sexy and with even less thought given to the comfort of the woman who has to wear an uncomfortable g-string, or who has to deal with wire, scratchy lace, clasps that brush and rub the wrong areas, and snaps that bind the skin and cause discomfort. Not exactly the best Valentines Day idea, is it now?. What women would really like to receive for Valentine’s Day is a thoughtful, sexy gift that she can use every day rather than an item that will end up hidden away in the bottom of her underwear drawer.

“The New Sexy”

This new sexy comes from a woman’s authenticity, her femininity, and her confidence.  The new sexy says that a woman is comfortable in her own skin and that she doesn’t need those old fashioned ideas to actually be sexy and feel sexy.  That’s why underwear by Miel Sisters is such a great choice and an excellent Valentine’s Day idea.  Miel underwear is like a second skin, and it reflects who a woman really is.  That is the essence of the Miel brand, and one reason that it is becoming very popular with women all over the world.

 

valentines day ideas

valentines day ideas

Why Choose Miel?

Miel underwear is made for the woman who is confident, sexy, and knows what she wants. For example, Miel’s panties feature flat seam technology that will not “bunch up” but that provides a snug fit that is just like one’s own skin, and that feature no side seams so that no one can see the woman’s panty lines.  Miel underwear is crafted from petal-soft, stretchy fabric that is breathable and that manages moisture well, so that your sweetheart is perfectly comfortable and perfectly sexy, all day long. This same material is used in Miel bras, along with under bust panels and body hugging rib bands that provide extra support for her cleavage while also bringing the breast forward to eliminate the cutting feel that some bras leave at the armpit.

Simply put, Miel Sisters underwear and other intimate goodies are the perfect Valentine’s Day ideas for your sweetheart – a gift that shows that you care and that you appreciate her authentic feminine appeal!

 

Miel Sisters recommends these products for great Valentines Day ideas:

Sol Low-Rise Thong:

  • Miel Sol Low-Rise Thong Underwear

    Sol Low-Rise Thong

    The softest lightweight microfiber and stretchy spandex blend with cotton gusset.

  • Breathable fabric, wicks away moisture and dries quickly.
  • Combination seamless and flat-seam construction that won’t dig in or bunch-up.
  • Built-in anti-microbial protection against stains & odors to keep the fabric fresh and clean.
  • Flattering feminine cut.

Just $20 from the Miel Sisters Online Store

 

 

Iris Hipster Culotte:

Miel Iris Hipster Women's Underwear

Meil "Iris" Hipster Underwear

  • The softest lightweight microfiber spandex blend.
  • Breathable fabric, wicks away moisture and dries quickly.
  • Combination seamless and flat-seam construction that won’t dig in or bunch-up.
  • Built-in anti-microbial protection against stains & odors to keep the fabric fresh and clean.
  • Flattering feminine cut.

Just $20 from the Miel Sisters Online Store

Avoiding the Visible Panty Line: A Complete Guide

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We’ve been getting tons of questions on the often-times embarrassing subject of visible panty lines so we’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to help you navigate this delicate issue. For those unfamiliar with the term, a visible panty line (or VPL) refers to a fashion faux-pas where the outline of a person’s underwear is visible through their clothes.

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Visible Panty Lines

While it may be desirable in certain situations (like at a NASCAR after-race party) a visible panty line is generally considered a fashion no-no and should be avoided in all cases (after all, the last thing that you want is to be broadcasting what underwear you’ve got on underneath your favorite fitted cocktail dress or designer skinny jeans). So what can you do to avoid this fashion emergency? Continue reading for the full details…

General Guidelines

When you want to avoid a visible panty line altogether but “going commando” is not an option, your best bet is to wear a thong. Thongs come in two main varieties; traditional thongs and “string” thongs which include “G-strings”, “V-strings” and “T-backs”.

Wrong Thongs

Our experience is that “string” thongs are a bad choice for everyday wear and are the least comfortable of all panty styles. String thongs should only be considered when you need to make a strong statement in “close quarters”. We don’t recommend for everyday use as they tend to move around increasing the chances of “rubbing you the wrong way”.

Choosing The Right Thong

Thongs are great for eliminating visible panty lines because the fabric goes up between the legs, completely removing the bottom seam from around the top of the thigh. However, some women find thongs uncomfortable — especially if they made with lace or other types of abrasive materials. But not all thongs are created equal and many women will swear that a quality thong is even more comfortable than a pair of “grannie panties”.

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Visible Panty Line

In almost all cases, skin-tone panties will be less visible through fabrics than white or black underwear. White panties will show through light-colored fabrics so skin-tone undies are your best option, especially during summer when worn under pastel capris or skirts.

The first thing to consider when shopping for a thong is the type of material it’s made from. A quality microfiber fabric is your best bet as it will be very soft against your skin and will also stay in place minimizing the chafing to your most sensitive areas.

Next, examine the thong’s cut. Traditional thongs generally come in two varieties; a mid-rise thong and a low-rise thong which fits lower over the hips. When choosing a thong the important things to watch out for are:

Fit: Does the thong style fit your body well? Some people prefer a thong that fits snug around the hips while other people prefer the band to be closer to the waist. When trying to avoid visible panty lines, we recommend a low-rise thong; there’s just less material showing.

Seams: Look for panties that are seamless or that use flat-seam technology. Seamless undies have no ridges that show through tight-fitting clothes but a 100% seamless design can lack the elasticity that you need to keep them in place throughout your day. Flat seams hide a low-profile elastic band that won’t show under your clothes but will keep comfortably in place.

Size: Thongs fit differently than traditional women’s panties so you may need to take a different size than you’re used to. Don’t be put off if you end up with a size larger than you’re used to – it’s the fit that counts. Our recommendation to find the right fit is to buy a pair or two of a style that appeals to you and try wearing them for a day to see how you like them.

Avoiding Visible Panty Lines at the Gym

Thong underwear is also a great choice when you’re working out and it’s the preferred underwear for most women when they go to the gym. One of the thong’s key benefits is that it will keep you dryer and more comfortable as there’s less material to trap moisture. Any type of lace underwear should be avoided; even the smallest amount of lace can irritate your skin after just a few minutes of activity. Another popular choice for the gym is a great-fitting hipster or boy-short with flat seams. Here’s our recommendation when choosing hipster undies for working out:

Dry Wicking Fabric: Most important of all, look for panties made from a soft, breathable microfiber that doesn’t trap moisture. This will keep you drier and more comfortable throughout your workout. All of the items in the Miel Sisters line is made from a microfiber blend that has an eco-friendly, antimicrobial protection built-in to keep the fabric fresher between cleanings.

Flat-Seam Waistband and Hems: Whether you’re in a yoga or spinning class you’ll want to make sure that the panties you’re wearing have a contoured waistband with flat seams that provide a snug fit without digging in. Be aware that some seamless panties lack a proper waistband and will tend to bunch up or roll-down requiring an inconvenient trip to the ladies room for a mid-class adjustment.

No Side Seams: Choose hipster undies that are made without side seams; After just 30 minutes of activity even the most low-profile side seams can irritate your skin.

Things to Watch Out For

There’s been lots of talk about “laser-cut” underwear and its panty line avoiding powers but the makers of laser-cut panties are not telling you the full story. Because they lack elastic to keep them in place laser-cut underwear will roll-down from the waist and bunch-up at the leg transforming themselves into an inconvenient and uncomfortable thong in no time.

Conclusion

So there you have it, the complete Miel Sisters guide for avoiding a visible panty line. As you can tell, this is a subject we’ve thought about in detail and we’ve put this thinking into the design of our underwear. Our Sol and Luna thongs and our Iris hipster are all designed to be the most comfortable underwear you’ve ever worn while minimizing or eliminating visible panty lines altogether. While wearing your Miel Sisters thongs or hipsters you can be confident that you’re not going to be showing an unsightly vpl whatever situation you might find yourself in. We hope this guide is useful, let us know what you think in the comments!

Miel Sisters recommends these products to avoid visible panty line:

Sol Low-Rise Thong:

  • Miel Sol Low-Rise Thong Underwear

    Sol Low-Rise Thong

    The softest lightweight microfiber and stretchy spandex blend with cotton gusset.

  • Breathable fabric, wicks away moisture and dries quickly.
  • Combination seamless and flat-seam construction that won’t dig in or bunch-up.
  • Built-in anti-microbial protection against stains & odors to keep the fabric fresh and clean.
  • Flattering feminine cut.

Just $20 from the Miel Sisters Online Store

 

 

Iris Hipster Culotte:

Miel Iris Hipster Women's Underwear

Meil "Iris" Hipster Underwear

  • The softest lightweight microfiber spandex blend.
  • Breathable fabric, wicks away moisture and dries quickly.
  • Combination seamless and flat-seam construction that won’t dig in or bunch-up.
  • Built-in anti-microbial protection against stains & odors to keep the fabric fresh and clean.
  • Flattering feminine cut.

Just $20 from the Miel Sisters Online Store

The new Miel Winter “Blues”

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As we enjoy this days of Fall sunshine, we get ready to face on those grey, dark winter days. We have decided to tackle those “winter blues” right from the root and make the most of it.

The beautiful Royal Blue is the Gem of Miel’s Fall/Winter Collection.

We are inspired by nature’s jewel tones… and would like to invite you to wear them daytime and evening as a sophisticated alternative to black.

You will find this new beautiful shade in our IRIS (culote)SOL (low rise thong) & NANA (bra)

We would love to invite you to embrace your winter blues, the Miel way!

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