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!
Got an XS, I’m usually between an 8 and 10 and fits lovely. Thought it was slightly too long for what I usually wear (sits just above the knee) but when I wore it out it sat at a nice length. Gives me a waist and a booty - what more could I want?! Sleeves are maybe very slightly too long but can fold them up so not an issue. Thank you!
This was the first Manners dress I bought and I really like it. its flattering and the stripes disguise bits I am not so confident showing, I tend to layer it and it looks great.
Super happy about this top. It’s the 1st item I buy from Manners London, and the rumors were true, the material is super comfy & no need for a bra. This too is really cute and can achieve a chill look as well as a night one.
Sophisticated cut and fantastic gentle ruffles along the neckline. Wore this on holiday and felt very Spanish. So nice not to have to faff around with a strapless bra!
Can't wait to have a lookie for some more clothes from manners!
It's so supportive looks incredibly fun - works for day wear and out on the town. Love it. Pulls me in in all the right places and supports my very big boobs enough to dance.
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
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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!