It’s that time of year again where the January blues have well and truly kicked in and retailers are trying to perk us up by focusing our attention on that other dreaded sentimental waste of money special occasion.

I hate Valentine’s Day with a passion (no irony or pun intended) but it is a good excuse to treat myself to lingerie I actually want to wear rather than return because it’s a) red b) tacky and c) completely the wrong size (boys, take note – we don’t like this stuff, no matter how much the Ann Summers sales assistant says we do!).

As much as everyone raves about getting their undies from the ever-reliable M&S, I’ve genuinely never found a Marks and Spencer bra that fits or suits me. And yes I have went through the soul-destroying fitting ‘experience’ that every outlet offers. Useless!

Having the ridiculously gorgeous Rosie Huntington-Whiteley fronting a lingerie range is a masterstroke though. Don’t believe for a second she had anything to do with the design of this collection of dreamy boudoir-perfect pieces, but damn does she look good in them!


The average woman will probably look washed out wearing a palette of blush pinks and warm neutrals, but if we think for one second we’ll look as tempting as RHW does in her silks then we are sold.

But wait a minute, is that a mere mortal wearing something from the collection? Ah yes, the DD+ range is modelled by a pretty girl whose bust clearly does not fill the weird-shaped cups. We can see the indents where your C-cups stop, love. So maybe I’m not sold after all.

M&S, why do you make weird-shaped bras for anyone whose bust is bigger than a D-cup? We don’t want you to change the shape, we just want you to make the cups slightly bigger!

If I can’t get something from this range to suit then I’ll just be trying to perfect Rosie’s pout and tousled hair, most likely in some George @ Asda undies – the best fit I’ve found for only £6.

Rosie for Autograph starts from £12.50 at M&S