TOP STUDENT PICKS AT FIGLEAVES

Figleaves was the first-ever lingerie-focused online retailer and today thrives as a specialist lingerie website with an ever-growing base of fans.

Rather than a standard ‘browse-buy’ retailer, Figleaves believes in the power of well-fitting lingerie to help improve posture and health and better streamline a body or outfit’s silhouette – and so rather than the standard 32-38 A-D cup, offers over 200 size options! There’s truly something for every shape and size of woman.

We’ve been doing our research to find the best student picks and remember if you want to know about student discounts then head over to our student discount guide.

TOP STUDENT BUY: VINTAGE PALM UNDERWIRED TWIST BANDEAU SWIMSUIT – £35.00

The perfect swimsuit for a curvy lady, the Vintage Palm Bandeau Swimsuit is available in cup sizes D-FF and flattering against all silhouettes.

Padded and underwired to give curves in all the right places, the design of this swimsuit echoes 1950s British seaside vibes.

The bandeau neckline and ruched front flattens the stomach and accentuates the bust for a really feminine look. This swimsuit is the perfect one-piece for swimming or just lazing around the pool… or if you go to university somewhere really exotic, dancing at a pool party!

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TOP STUDENT BUY: PANACHE SPORTS MOULDED UNDERWIRED BRA – £26.50

An award-winning piece, this Panache Sports Moulded Bra is about as scientific as you’ll get for a piece of gym-wear!

Constructed specifically to protect your assets from high-impact activity, separate cup encapsulation helps reduce any ‘bounce’ – in tests, by up to 83%!

The cups are underwired, but softly so, seamless for added comfort, and the wide straps add extra cushioning. Despite all the extra protection, the outer layer is breathable to keep you cool and dry, so you won’t be overheating even with the most intense of workouts.

The Sports Moulded Bra is available in a classic or racerback style and fits cup sizes B through to H. It does need to be hand-washed, but that can be easily managed: just take it into the shower with you post-gym, and the job’s done!

TOP STUDENT BUY: CAMELIA SOFT TOUCH LONG ROBE – £45.00

A Figleaves own-brand robe, the Camelia long robe is a touch of elegance and luxury despite not being at a premium price point.

Made from premium viscose, the robe is super soft to touch and its length covers up most of your sins nicely.

The elegant silky waist tie hides your blushes and accentuates your waist to give a flattering shape even when you’re just in your ‘jamas. Wear around the house over your trackies, after a bath or shower to dry off or in the changing rooms after the gym or a work-out. There’s something luxurious about wearing a robe around, but they make for a nice cover-up and comfy garm, so this sub-£50 spend is well worth it!

HISTORY OF FIGLEAVES

As the dotcom bubble began to grow, a select few fashion websites were launched and Figleaves was one of them. At the time, it was the only website to focus specifically on lingerie, but consumers remained unconvinced where they weren’t able to be measured in person or try items on. This led to the Figleaves team quickly introducing a vast array of sizes – then 150, now 200! Unrivalled by any other lingerie retailer, the website truly had something for everyone and gave a feeling of empowerment and body confidence to customers in a way that couldn’t be achieved with standard underwear advertising featuring tall, slim-waisted and big-busted models.

Curating products from brands all over the world to fit into the sizes and silhouettes they wanted to offer, Figleaves had to hire fast and set about creating an all-woman team to manage the site. Quickly realising that it would be impossible to stock enough of their range in stores, it was agreed that the brand should stay as an internet-only company, and Figleaves.com began to advertise and promote.

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Figleaves today is popular with women of all backgrounds, ethnicities, shapes and sizes, and their photos and marketing continue to feature only un-airbrushed women with more realistic body shapes than most in the media; which continues only to swell their popularity. Now owned by private equity group N Brown, their parent firm specialises in fashion retail and can manage the company alongside its existing brands. The business has grown to sell in the United States and now has also launched its own clothing range through sister-company JD Williams.

There’s no student discount as standard by Figleaves, but the company often put on flash sales and there’s discount codes to be had online. Don’t waste your time googling and trying out a load of outdated vouchers though: check back here at Student Discount Squirrel where we’ll list out everything current and track down the best offers for you!

And remember, if you’re looking for a Figleaves student discount, then check out our guide page which shows you how to get a 10% code and other helpful money-saving tips for students.