A Letter of Love
Hey I just wanted to say THANK YOU.
I have to be fair, I thought ur stuff was a gimmick.
As a DD big girl I thought the coveted no bra was OUT OF REACH forever unless I got a boob lift. But it’s not! I have never put on a top and thought to myself “my boobs (without a bra) are sexy!”
I honestly have grandma boobs and have done since my teens. I can’t put into words the internal struggle I have always had with my boobs, and self worth because they were never perky. It’s really hard and u must obviously understand that to make these tops.
I’m so sorry I thought ur stuff was originally a sham, I was 100% wrong. Instead, I honestly want to thank you and let u know if anyone out there or even urself ever has a moment and thinks the magic boob supporting tops ur making aren’t special, aren’t amazing or aren’t good enough or whatever please don’t listen!!!
Instead listen to me telling you 'thank you' so much for giving me a way to feel great about my boobs! I am a customer FOR life!
Love the pattern, cut, fabric, & fit. ✨
Eka Racer Back Dress in Libre
If I could never take this is off I would literally wear it everyday!
Diida Crop Top in Black
Another Manners gem. Sumptous and caressing. Love this top - and especially the longer length (hint hint, more of these please!)
I love everything I get from manners! The material is magical and the designs are so feminine. I love the patterns and colors too, ALWAYS flattering. I could live in only these fine ass clothes
Square Neck Vest Full Length in Black
I’ve practically lived in this top since buying - comfortable, supportive and more than I little sexy. Love it.
I ordered this with excitement and a level of scepticism as to whether i could pull it off. I put it straight on when it arrived (noon, working day, lockdown, NZ) and was in the best mood I’ve been on for ages & looked and felt awesome. It made me want to dance, move, pose, out red lipstick on (& for now, ugg boots), & send friends and family nice messages. I fricken love this dress. Thank you! Great fabric, great fit.
This top is nothing short of amazing. I'm very busty and I didn't think I'd ever be able to get away with not wearing a bra, but here we are. The leopard pattern is cute and subtle and goes with lots of things. Love the reversability too - I can either show some cleavage, or wear it the other way and have a more conservative front with a sexy dip in the back. My only complaint is that it's a little too short for my long torso. If there was a full-length version I'd buy that too, wear it all winter, and keep the crop top for summer OR to wear instead of a bra under layers. In any case, LOVE this top and I'm so glad Manners London exists. <3
I love the neckline of this and the color really pops. A little tighter than expected, but very thick good material, easy to wear as is and perfect for layering.
I absolutely adore my sexy, stylish, and comfortable new bodysuit! The cut is so flattering and fun, and the pattern makes me feel proud and powerful❤️. I also had The Best customer service experience - when USPS lost my original order somewhere in Buffalo, NY, Lauren from Team Manners was so helpful and sympathetic - she sent me a replacement of all three items and I could not be happier✨!! Thank you, Manners London!!
I may need to size down as it wasn’t snug in my underbust therefore it didn’t hold me snug. Returned item
So comfortable, goes great with high waisted jeans/skirts, and I love how put-together I feel as soon as I put on a Manners piece. No more having to match the right bra to the right top/whatever my boobs are doing that time of the month.
Join the revolution.
Did you know?
We're 100% handmade with Love.
Each piece of clothing is made for you to be stretched and pulled, washed at the wrong heat and left on the line for too long, screwed up in bags with muddy boots and danced all night long in and still be your favourite piece of clothing every time.
Because we know life is messy so you need something as strong as you!
Meet The Founder
I am Sally, Solo parent and homeschooler of my 11 year old kid, Owner of manners London, lifelong hustler (on a quest for rest) & DV survivor (amongst other things) - in order of importance!
I am soft, strong, squishy, and curvy so the high street has never been my friend and seeing others empowered, confident and happy is my jam. I'm the one who shouts 'You look great in that dress!" to the person on the next carriage, (much to my kids embarrassment) so I wanted to translate that into clothes. Clothes that you put on and make you shout 'Damn, you look HOT in that' at your reflection, regardless of how fat or flat your bum is or how heavy or wonky your tits are, how broad or slim. There's so much power in that. In feeling happy in yourself.
Finding the right clothes for my shape has always been hard. I just want to feel good in the clothes I wear, you know? I want my soft strong body to feel sexy yet comfortable in clothes that don't f*ck up after one wash.
Not too much to ask right?
From the age of about 12 I start eddesigning my own pieces. It started off as something for my friends & I, but then word quickly spread. I’d visit England with half my suitcase full of clothes for mates. That's how it all began, just me wanting to feel powerful in my clothes, wanting to feel unapologetic about my body and wanting the same for every person around me!
When we take back our power and stand a little taller, speak a little louder, feel a little stronger, shit changes, we rise and in that rising we can give each other a leg up.
I want to create clothing and a community that lifts you up when all the people in you are tired. Clothes to fight in and clothes to cry in.
Love Sally x
Founder & Designer
P.s. In September 2020 I was awarded the GBEA Entrepreneur of the year in Fashion and Beauty for the South West!!!
You can find the original posting of this blog here: https://girlsareawesome.com/manners-london-empowering-clothing/
I’m Sally, solo parent and homeschooler of my 11-year-old son, owner of Manners London, lifelong hustler (on a quest for rest) & DV survivor (amongst other things) – in order of importance!