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5 Interesting Facts About Democracy Day

DEMOCRACY day sale

Here are some more facts about the public holiday to add to your bank of knowledge. If you’re new to Nigeria, this is certainly a history lesson you don’t want to miss:

1. The first Democracy Day was on May 29, 1999 when former military leader and then President-elect, Olusegun Obasanjo was sworn in as the President of Nigeria.

2. The first Democracy Day also signified the end of almost 30 years of military rule since 1966, with a brief stint of democracy between 1979 and 1983 with Alh. Shehu Shagari in power.

3. The first Democracy Day – and generally, the practice of democracy since 1999 – took place after Gen. Abdusalam Abubakar, the last military leader of Nigeria promised a transition to democracy. In line with this, a new constitution was adopted in May 5, 1999.

4. Though the day is the subject of some controversy, many of Nigerians view the holiday as an opportunity to celebrate democracy and basic human rights

5. Today, Nigeria is the world’s fourth largest democracy.

Lingerie Hacks, tips for women

Always wear a nude colour bra under white outfits and use a paper clip to turn a brassiere into a racerback, says an expert. Neha Kant has shared tips and hacks for ladies.

Use a paper clip to turn a bra into a racerback, or to hide straps that keep poking out from sleeveless tops.

* Colour: Always wear a nude or beige colour bra under white outfits for no show. Most girls make the mistake of wearing white under white which is not right.

* One bra style is not enough for every kind of outfit: Like with an off-shoulder dress instead of wearing a bra with transparent straps, which in most case are hardly transparent, one should go for a tube or a strapless bra.

* Accessories: Interesting bra accessories like low back converters are a saviour if one wants to wear a low back dress.

* Know your size: For broad body types, a bra extender can be used to extend current band girth.

* Straps: Keep a strapless from falling down by securing it with a convertible strap.

* If the straps are digging in, it means under-bust band is loose and is not providing adequate support. Go down a band size.

* How to preserve the elasticity: Rotate between four bras and switch them out every week to preserve their elasticity.

* How to know if your bra fits well: If you lift your arms over your head, the band of your bra should lay flat against your rib cage with the cups containing all of your tissues.

* Try “sister sizing” of bra if you do not get the perfect fit. For example, A 36B will have a similar cup size of 34C.

Feel free to leave more tips that you know if in the comment box below or head over to our Facebook page to like and comment on this post.

Deals Of The Day! Thursday

1. Butterfly Print Satin Chemise Only n4,500!

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Pretty satin chemise with a delicate butterfly print. Empire line and lace detail with centre bow feature. Length 34in

Available Sizes: 12,14 & 16

2. Cool Comfort Scallop Trim Slip Only n2,250!

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A cling resistant, knee length slip with a cool comfort finish and scallop trim.

Available Sizes: 10,12 & 14

3. Cotton Rich Lace Trim StayNew Camisole Only n2,300!

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The perfect keeping cool vest with spaghetti straps and lace trim at the front. Scoop neck. Added stretch. Made with stay new fabric technology to keep your vest from bobbling and and making your top look newer for longer.

Available Sizes: 8,12,14,16,18 & 20

4. Reversible Cool Comfort Full Slip Only n2,900!

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Flattering lace trimmed strap slip, designed to support and smooth out discreetly and enhance your look in any outfit. Designed to keep you cool all day.  Adjustable straps with gold braces, cling resistant and and-static with moisture wicking finish, added stretch and reversible!

Available Sizes: 12,14,16,20 & 22

Shop for these and more at whispers-ng.com.  SALE items are restricted  to registered customer only for a limited time only. Register on our website to view our entire SALE range.

Deals Of The Day! Wednesday

1. Stretch Jersey Cami Only n2,000!

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Plain cami with slim straps and a scoop neckline. Made from a stretch jersey fabric.

Available Sizes: 12,14,16,18 & 20

2. Cotton Rich Lace Trim Vest Only n2,200.00!

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The new improved fit and longer length offers a flattering shape and additional comfort. Sleeveless with lace trim scoop neckline. Added stretch.

Available Sizes: 10,12,14,16 & 18

3. Stretch Jersey Cami Only n2,000!

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Plain cami with slim straps and a scoop neckline. Made from a stretch jersey fabric.

Available Sizes: 14,16 & 18

4. Cream V-Neck Lace Trim Slinky  Vest Only n2,000!

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This slinky vest is ideal for layering with thin straps and a lace trim with centre bow detail.

Available Sizes: 10,12 & 14

5. Plum Stretch Jersey Cami only n2,000!

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Plain cami with slim straps and a scoop neckline. Made from a stretch jersey fabric.

Available Sizes: 12,14,16,18 & 20

6. Grow On Lace Strappy Vest Only n2,200.00!

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Cool Comfort technology helps to keep you cool and comfy all through the night. Adjustable straps and grown on lace design with centre bow feature. Added stretch.

Available Sizes: 10,12,14,16 & 18

7. Stretch Jersey Cami Only n2,000!

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Plain cami with slim straps and a scoop neckline. Made from a stretch jersey fabric.

Available Sizes: 12,14,16,18 & 20

Shop for these and more at whispers-ng.com.  SALE items are restricted  to registered customer only for a limited time only. Register on our website to view our entire SALE range.

 

 

Deal Of The Day! Tuesday

1. Contrast Lace Border Thong Only n900.00!

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This thong is made from a soft cotton blend fabric with added stretch. Low on the hips with a delicate lace border.

2. Spotted Low Rise Bikini Knickers Only n850.00! cotton-rich-high-leg-briefs

Bikini styles sit on the hips with narrower sides and good bottom cover. A playful spot print adds an ultra feminine finish. Scallop trim and centre bow feature.

3. Embroidered Lace Shorts Only n1,050! embroidered-lace-shorts (1)

These shorts style underwear sits on the hips with a low leg line. Low rise with a centre bow feature and scallop trim.

4. Jacquard Lace Trim High Leg Knickers Only n1,000!jacquard-lace-trim-high-leg-knickers

A flattering high leg cut instantly makes your legs look longer. These sit just below the waist and provide good bottom cover. Ornate lace gives a beautifully soft and exquisite look that will make you feel feminine and comfortable all day. Scallop trim. Centre bow feature.

5. Lace Trimmed Low Rise Shorts Only n500.00!

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Shorts style design with a low leg and sits on the hips.

6. Geometric Lace Hipster Briefs Only n1,000!

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Exquisite delicate lace hipster briefs, semi sheer with beautiful geometric stripe patterns. Scallop edge. Wrap style

7. Wide Lace Trim Brazilian Only n960.00! wide-lace-trim-brazilian

Beautiful Brazilian style knickers, low rise with a centre bow and a large floral lace around the legs finished with a scallop trim.

8. Printed Low Rise Knickers Only n850.00!  printed-low-rise-knickers

Bikini styles sit on the hips with narrower sides and good bottom cover. A delicate floral print adds an ultra feminine finish. Frill trim and centre bow feature.

Shop for these and more at whispers-ng.com.  For limited time, SALE items are restricted  to registered customer only. Register on our website to view our entire SALE range.

 

Whispers is 1! Get Up to 85% off SALE Items

ANNIVERSARY SALE

It has been an amazing journey this past year and we couldn’t have done it without our amazing Whisperers, Angels, partners, family and friends.

We have met such great people along the way. We have built a lot of fun-tastic relationships already and we’re looking forward to strengthening them even further. To thank you all for your trust and loyalty, and to show our appreciation for your support over the year, we have scoured far and wide to bring you gorgeous lingerie at discounted prices.

From now until the end of August, we are offering 15% off new lines! and up to 85% off several lines of sale items. New lines are added every day to our SALE so don’t worry if we are sold out or you can’t find what you want immediately. Just get your fingers ready to order on our website as soon as a new SALE line is up. Fastest fingers win!

Whether you’re buying a gift for someone at Whispers nigeria or treating yourself, money off always makes your purchase sweeter.

1. New Lines

FIFI

Fifi  wows with a lace  effect floral print scattered over a warm pink base. The padded  longline bra offers a fashion forward and on-trend style with softly padded cups for fantastic  definition, shape and support. A 6 hook and eye fastening makes for a smoother back and soft finish.

 

Available sizes ;  32-38C 30-38D,DD,E,F,FF,G

MINX

The Minx collection takes a classic leopard print and brings it bang up to trend with contrasting cornflower blue lace trims. Available in cup sizes C to K, the plunge balcony bra offers fantastic uplift and support and features a soft handle printed simplex and top cup lace for complete comfort. Luscious leopard print bows complete the look.

Available sizes; XS-2XL

ENCHANTED

Enchanted now presents a new  colourway –  a rich black base enhanced with hot pink embroidery and polka dot bows. The plunge balcony bra features a higher underarm wire for greater coverage.

Available sizes; 32-38B-HH, 28-30D-HH , Colours available; White and Black

2. Sale Lines

NO VPL HIGH RISE SHORTS: Cute No Visible Panty Line (No VPL) shorts styled knickers with high rise. Added stetch. Cotton Gusset.

Material:  77% polyamide, 23% elastane

OMBRE THONG: Ombre dye thong sits on the hips. High leg cut. Added stretch.

Material:  92% Polyester – 8% Elastane (Nylon Rubber Lining)

ORNATE LACE BRAZILIAN KNICKERS: These sassy brazilian knickers sit low on the hips with a contrast ornate lace design.Material:  54% Polyamide – 35% Polyester – 11% Elastane

5-PACK NO VPL HIGH LEG KNICKERS: These no VPL knickers are ideal for wearing under tight clothes. High leg with added stretch.Material: 86% Polyester – 14% Elastane

 STUDDED SATCHEL BAG : An update on the retro classic satchel bag. old chain strap and foldover flap with oversized stud feature. Multiple inner pockets. 

Material: 80% Cotton – 14% Polyamide – 6% Elastane (Cotton Gusset)

Length: 24cm / 9.5inches; Width: 8cm / 3inches; Height: 18cm / 7inches

WHITE STRAPPY SMOOTH DISCREET FULL SLIP: This flattering slip has a slim straps and is designed to smooth and streamline the look of your outfit in the most discreet of ways.

Styling: V-neckline with bow detail full slip, fine adjustable straps – Anti static.

Material: 100% Polyester (exclusive of trimmings) 

COTTON RICH LACE TRIM VEST: The new improved fit and longer length offers a flattering shape and additional comfort. Sleeveless with lace trim scoop neckline. Added stretch.Material: 90% Cotton – 10% Elastane

3. WAIST TRAINER & BUTT LIFTER DEAL

Burn fat whilst looking sexy!
  • SLIMMER waist in an INSTANT with your shapewear for women
  • Can lose up to 4 inches in your mid-section in less than 30 days
  • Show Off your hourglass figure with your waist cincher!!
  • Use cinchers as SPORTING ACTIVITY or undergarment shapewear

4. FREE DELIVERY!

Get Free delivery on all items except Sale Lines.

5. SAVE MORE WITH THE WHISPERS POINTS REWARD

Did you know that you earn points every time you shop with us?

Natalie Bra with Side Support

Natalie Bra: By buying this product you can collect up to 944 loyalty points. Your cart will total 944 points that can be converted into a voucher of ₦ 188.80. You can choose to convert your points into vouchers to be used anytime you want against future purchases or just stack them up and watch the rewards pour in. The more points you accumulate, the more offers and competitions you automatically become eligible for.

6. WHISPERINGS: You can keep an eye out on the latest deals, discounts and competitions by reading more at our blog.whispers-ng.com. And don’t forget to look out for information on the latest deals and competitions by following us on Instagram/Twitter @Whispersnigeria

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How to Get Your Groove Back

Even Stella did it.

Lingerie is to men what a well fitting suit is to women. So no need to worry if you think your sex life has plateaued out. All you need is a few essentials to turn up the heat and Whispers nigeria has all you need to get you to your climax, every time.

After Work

Meet him at the door wearing our gorgeous Vivienne Bra, in exquisite French Lace and finished off with delicate Swiss embroidery comes in this Latte Honey shade that is guaranteed to make your skin glow and light up his night.

Available in up to GG cup.

After Dinner

Once he gets over the shock factor of Vivienne, why not slip into Deco Darling Plunge Babydoll for that midnight nookie. The Deco Darling comes with moulded padding and underwired cups to support your boobs while you sleep whilst offering him a view of your deep, full, plunging neckline.

Deco Darling Plunge Babydoll

Available in up to G cup

Morning Sex

Many say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Our recipe for love is much much different to food. Plus, you don’t have to argue about dirty dishes. Ease off the tension of a hard day’s work by taking it in turns using our Warming Massage Lotion. Liquid Love Massage Lotion is a warming massage lotion that gently warms as you massage – blow on it and it will get hotter!

Warming Massage Lotion

You

Remember that this is about you getting your groove back. So to kick things up a notched on this journey of self discovery, treat yourself to our Durex Play O Female Orgasm Gel. Durex Play O Female Orgasm Gel is simply one of the best sensations you are likely to feel on your lady parts,makes more blood flow to these regions hence, heightened pleasure due to increased sensitivity.

Durex Play O Female Orgasm Gel

 

After Eights

Just because it’s morning does not mean it’s all over. With a new morning comes a new you. Keep on our Mae set including suspenders whilst making breakfast, putting your make up on. Do anything, just be sure that he’s watching every move you make, every sway of your hips, with all your Mae frills and your heels on as you get ready to conquer the world of work.

Mae Suspender

Available in up to XL

Out In The Sun

Take advantage of the sun and spend the day idling away at the poolside. Margaritas are a must with our Gold Rush Swim Suit. Just sit back, relax and watch him unable to keep his eyes, or hands, off you.

Gold Rush Swimsuit

Available in up to F

Congratulations on making it this far, now go out and conquer the world, you gorgeously fierce Whisperer xx

CHOOSING THE RIGHT BRA

Freya’s Design Director Ruth Fox reveals the importance of choosing the right bra.

”A good fitting bra should be comfortable, supportive and give you the best shape under clothes.” Ruth Fox Design director.

However if statistics are to be believed 80% of women can’t relate to this statement, as they are wearing the wrong sized bra.

A correctly fitting bra should sit firmly but comfortably around the body. The underwires should lie flat against the rib cage, and contain the whole breast. The breast should be contained within the cup with no puckering or bulging in the cup fabric.

Wearing the wrong size bra can in the first instance be very uncomfortable, but did you know that it can also affect your posture, your confidence and ruin the look of your outerwear?

According to a recent survey carried out by Fantasie, our sister brand, the average woman was found to be wearing one back size too large, and two cup sizes too small.

The back size, or underband as it is also known, anchors the bra around the body ensuring the best fit, shape and support.

Wearing the back size too big:

  • Causes the underband to ride up at the back.
  • Unbalances the support structure of the bra, tipping the bust forward and putting extra strain on the shoulders straps.
  • Underwires are not securely anchored against the chest wall allowing them to stand away from the body, possibly digging into the breast tissue.

Wearing the cup size too small:

  • Forces the breast to spill out of the top cup creating a double breast effect.
  • The underwire is too small to contain the breast. The underwire is squashed against the breast, and not supported against the chest wall, forcing it to squeeze out from underneath, and offering little in the way of support.

There are trained Fantasie fitting experts in lingerie stores throughout the UK who can help you find your right size and style. We recommend that you have a fitting every time you buy a new bra as each one is different and your bust size can change regularly. Make comfort part of your wardrobe.

Features of the wrong size:

  • Breast being squeezed out of the cup creating a double bust effect.
  • Breast not fully contained within the underwire, resulting in wires digging into the breast tissue or breast dropping out under the wire.
  • Underband not sitting level at the front and back, riding up at the back.
  • Underwires standing away from the body
  • Shoulder straps digging in.
  • Unsupported breast drooping forward.

Features of the right size:

  • Underband firmly anchored around the body. Level at the front and back.
  • Breast fully contained with the underwire.
  • No puckering or overspill in the cup.
  • Underwires sit flat against the chest wall.
  • Breast well supported giving the best support.
  • Comfortable and supportive.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley unveils latest sizzling lingerie collection for Marks & Spencer

The model and actress looks gorgeous as ever in her latest line for the high street chain

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Rosie shows off her Hawaiian-inspired lingerie line

As the temperature increases outdoors, get the mercury rising in the boudoir with these gorgeous summer undies from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s lingerie range for Marks & Spencer- Rosie For Autograph.

Inspired by the model’s recent trip to Hawaii (natch), the collection features hibiscus prints and tropical shades in luxurious fabrics – perfect for home or holiday.

Sleeping just got very sexy indeed…

1. French Design Silk Bra, £25; Knickers, £12.50

Rosie For Autograph Green Lingerie

2. Slip, £22.50

Rosie For Autograph Slip

3. Silk Rose Bra, £25; Knickers, £12.50

Rosie For Autograph Lingerie

4. Kimono, £25

Rosie For Autograph Kimono

5. Teddy, £59

Rosie For Autograph Teddy

See the full collection at marksandspencer.com. 

Would you like to order these or any other items from any UK online lingerie but do not know how to? Call 0818 384 3683 or email tawotorebo@gmail.com, our in house personal shopper! It’s simple, send the web links for the items to the email address above, pay the actual cost of the goods in naira + processing fee and delivery charges, sit back, relax and await delivery to your door. We can delivery throughout Nigeria.

Lingerie is not porn.

 

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“I love this post as soon as I read it but I didn’t really think I had to repost it until I was told by my bank that they were reluctant to work with The Lingerie Company because we sell Underwears. As women, living outside the west especially, we have been lectured by mothers, fathers, aunties and sisters that the feminine things are unsightly and unbecoming of women to show off. These are all lies. Be proud to a women, feel gorgeous in your beautiful lingerie. We hope you enjoy this post as much as we did” Love, Whispers nigeria x

About a year ago, while trying to get some work done on the train from Seattle to Portland, I was startled to discover that a couple of my favorite shopping websites, namely Bare Necessities and HerRoom, were blocked for being “pornographic.” Now just to be clear, I both understand and am completely on board with restricting access to sexually explicit material in public spaces. There are no private seats on the train to Portland, and no one should be exposed to pornography without their consent (least of all children). But I don’t think it really hit me until that moment that many people view lingerie as something akin to porn, and that specifically, sites like Bare Necessities and HerRoom (which, let’s face it, are pretty boring as lingerie websites go) are equivalent with porn.“How absurd is it,” I thought, “that, for women, buying underwear is an ‘adult activity?’”

In the 12 months since, I’ve thought a lot about how lingerie is minmized in the fashion world. Yes you have your Victoria’s Secret and your Agent Provocateur, but generally speaking, the lingerie dialogue is limited to just 3 main topics: bra fit, shapewear, and how lingerie is ruining the lives of girls and making it impossible for them to become doctors. The rich, complex world of intimate apparel – the fashion of it, the history of it, the economics of it – is narrowed to less than a handful of “acceptable” topics, with everything else deemed “too sexual.” And I believe that stance has a profound effect on how women, both younger women and older women, see and relate to their bodies.

First of all though, let me just say that this article has nothing to do with being anti-porn or anti-sex. As a matter of fact, I don’t think the ethics of porn has anything to do with this particular discussion. And, of course, I have zero interest in vilifying sex; if lingerie makes your bedroom life better, more power to you. Rather, I want to talk about why lingerie is always assumed to be sexual, and what that means for women’s bodies. And yes, I’m aware that women are not the only consumers of lingerie, but I believe the specific kind of sexualization I’m talking about here happens almost exclusively to women.

As a lingerie blogger and, more importantly, as a consumer of lingerie, I firmly believe that intimate apparel, as the name implies, is a deeply personal form of attire.  It can be an entirely valid means to self-discovery and self-expression, and for some people, their underwear is the only place they get to truly be who they are and wear what they want. That is a powerful thing, and it makes me sad that the topic is almost always suppressed in favor of easier, more “socially appropriate” ways of discussing lingerie.

Of course, chances are that if you’re a regular Lingerie Addict reader, I’m preaching to the choir. TLA is a place to talk about the fashion of intimate apparel with a smattering of social commentary, but we’re constantly bumping up against the walls of censure and censorship. From the little things, like emails from readers who wonder what my family think of my “lifestyle,” to larger things, like being disinvited from programs or opportunities because the content of my blog is “offensive,” I am constantly reminded that lingerie is a special case. There’s room to talk about it terms of pure practicality (bras and Spanx) or pure sexuality (either as a bedroom aid or an assault upon our youth), but not much room for any nuance or subtlety between those positions. It’s as strange to me as if the conversation on shoes was limited to orthotic sandals and fetish heels. Obviously, there’s a lot more to choose from in the world of footwear than those two things!

Now I’m sure some will argue that lingerie is different because it’s worn directly on the body, right next to the skin. Specifically, it’s worn on a woman’s body, and even more specifically over areas like the breasts and genitals. And I can understand having a certain delicacy about private areas. But what I don’t understand is the titillation that’s automatically attached to women’s underwear in a way that’s not attached to men’s. Or rather, I should say I do understand it, but I don’t like it.

To assume that lingerie is always about sex ignores the role women have, the role womenshould have, in determining what their attire means to them. It reminds me of how, historically, “good” women had to avoid makeup, lest they be seen as “loose” women (a stigma I don’t believe has entirely gone away yet, though it is better) or how a woman in pants was seen as scandalous and shocking and “manlike.” It’s taken for granted now that cosmetics and trousers can have multiple meanings, but lingerie hasn’t achieved that status yet.

When intimate apparel is seen as something that exists primarily for sex, it becomes “vulgar,” and, by extension, the bodies wearing it become “vulgar” as well. All of a sudden, an exposed bra strap, a visible pantyline, or the slightest hint of a nipple becomes a disgrace. The body itself is stigmatized, and that stigma has huge consequences. I’ve had so many conversations with women who don’t even know the most basic things about their own breasts and genitals. And that kind of shameful ignorance results in damaging myths, from our idea of what a “normal” or “average” breast looks like to the myth that bras cause breast cancer. A climate where women’s bodies are seen as a problem is a climate that encourages women to be ignorant about their bodies.

Lingerie is not porn. Women should be able to talk about their bodies, to share photos of their bodies, to speak about their bodies, in editorial, artistic, or health-related contexts without being told that what they’re doing is equivalent to sex work. And again, there’s nothing wrong with sex or sex work, but self-determination matters. Women have the right to decide which communities they want to be a part of, and women should have the right to exert some say in how their bodies are perceived. We should feel comfortable talking about our bodies publicly without having to worry about being involuntarily turned into sex objects.

The solution here isn’t to resign ourselves to, “This is the way it’s always been and always going to be.” Rather it’s to discuss why. When someone says lingerie is “nasty,” what are they saying? When someone says I should be ashamed for running this site, what do they mean? When lingerie is seen as equivalent to porn and lingerie models to pornographic actresses, what’s the underlying context? Does lingerie always have to have erotic intent? Or is there the potential for something more? For a broader, deeper conversation? Let’s decouple the concept of “decency” from lingerie, and, in the process, let’s stop shaming the bodies of people who wear it.

What do you think about the lingerie is not porn question? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

Reposted from The Lingerie Addict