When it comes to fashion, Leonie Hanne of Ohh Couture knows the importance of matching lingerie to any outfit. We discuss her favorite pieces from our Autumn/Winter '16 collection and her top tips on how to style them.
As a woman, a great bra can make or break an outfit
Why are you partnering with Triumph for Autumn/Winter16?
I’ve previously collaborated with Triumph and love the brand! Lingerie is something which is very intimate – a very special product that you just wear for yourself. Therefore, you really have to love your lingerie, which is why I stay loyal to a brand once I find a style and design I love. Triumph is a brand I have loved for years; it’s a brand with 130 years’ experience in designing lingerie for all shapes, sizes and styles - ultimately helping all of us ladies to ‘Find the One’ perfectly fitting bra. As soon as I saw the A/W16 collection and I absolutely wanted to share them with my followers!
Talk us through why you chose your favorite A/W16 pieces from the Triumph shoot and why you love them?
It was so difficult to choose! My favorites from the A/W16 Amourette 300 series were the electric twilight blue soft-touch Magic Wire and the dust toned wired bra. So lacey and delicate. I felt super feminine and cute in these. Triumph’s soft-touch Magic Wire means the bras are very comfortable and fit well, so it is a piece you can wear every time, everyday, which is what I love most about the lingerie.
I was surprised that I fell in love with the Magic Boost range, especially the mud grey Lift-up and mars red Enchanted Magic Boost Push-up bra. I don’t tend to wear shapewear that enhances my bust as I am already curvy but these made me look and feel fantastic.
How important is lingerie to you when creating an outfit?
Lingerie is very important when creating an outfit - even though most of the time you can see only a small part or nothing of the lingerie, it’s about how it makes you feel.
As a woman a great bra can make or break an outfit – from the shape or fit to just feeling more confident when supported properly.
What I love about Triumph is they have a really great understanding of all different body shapes and sizes so all women can find the perfect foundation to any outfit – every day or special occasion.
What do you love most about the iconic Amourette series?
I love how feminine, soft and romantic the Amourette 300 is. It’s such an icon! I can’t believe the original design was from the 50s as it’s so fresh and contemporary. I love to wear the lace bras and panties – the fabric feels beautiful against my skin and it’s so flattering as it skims the hips and sits so well on my figure. The all-over lace of the t-shirt bra is really beautiful and surprisingly smooth under clothing – it’s designed so cleverly to look great dressed and undressed. The Amourette 300 wired bra in Dust and the wired padded bra in Strawberry are my favorites for A/W16.
How do you style the Amourette 300 series to create an on trend everyday look for A/W?
I love to style the Amourette 300 series with chunky knit pieces or cashmere sweaters that are off the shoulder or have a deep ‘V’. So you can show a hint of lace with a wintry fabric - it’s such a great contrast - both sexy and feminine but also cosy, which is a lovely mixture. Pair the top with a great pair of jeans or striped trousers with an ankle boot or flat and of course, a warm and stylish classic coat.
What were your favorite catwalk trends from A/W16 that you’d like to wear for the festive season?
Velvet, velvet, velvet! Dresses, shoes, trousers, tops. I just loved how velvet was used on the runway. Wearing velvet can be a little challenging though as it clings to the figure. The high-waist Magic Boost panty shapes the tummy so if you feel a little self-conscious, they are your secret party trick to looking amazing.
Leonie Hanne is a former strategy consultant and was named one of Germany’s most promising talents, by the highly regarded textiles journal, Textilwirtschaft.
In early 2014, Leonie wanted to turn her passions into a reality and launched Ohh Couture, her online platform devoted to fashion and travel, enabling Leonie to work independently with the freedom to create content that showcases her favorite pastimes. Her sense of confidence and her multifaceted lifestyle has enabled her to achieve her dreams.
Since December 2015 Leonie runs Ohh Couture together with Alexander Galievsky - her boyfriend, photographer and confident. Alex captures Leonie across her social platforms, developing a signature style now synonymous with Ohh Couture and Leonie Hanne.
Leonie is now working as a fulltime blogger, stylist, model and social media consultant. Leonie has previously collaborated with Triumph Germany for S/S16 Leisurewear and, A/W16 will see Leonie ‘Find the One, Again’ with key styles for Amourette and Magic Boost.
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