While most women care about dressing up, many tend to ignore what’s hidden from plain view—the undergarments.
Solenn Heussaff, who was introduced as the newest face of Bench Body last August 8, reminds us of the importance of choosing the right lingerie.
She asserts, “Well for me kasi, siyempre naman when you’re wearing clothes hindi naman seen yung lingerie.
“Pero ako, pag maganda yung lingerie ko, feeling ko confident ako... Kahit may cover.
“Kasi ako kung walang event, lagi akong jeans, shorts, T-shirt. Pero kung matching yung lingerie ko at lacy, feeling ko sexy ako.”
Unknown to many, the French-Filipina model turned actress has an extensive fashion background.
For three years, she studied fashion design in Studio Berçot in Paris, France.
Prior to her engagement with fashion, Solenn was like most girls who couldn't care less about her underclothes.
“Kasi dati kibers [walang pakialam] ako kung hindi pareho yung underwear, kung nanay na panty, ganun.
“When I sleep at night, parang lolang panty… maluwag na walang garter para kumportable.
“But when I moved to Paris, when I studied fashion, parang dun ko na [na-realize] na ganun ka-importante yung femininity sa lingerie.
“That’s what makes someone feel like a woman,” she relates.
LINGERIE SHOPPING TIPS. Solenn shared some tips on choosing the right underwear for different body types.
She says, “Kasi sa lingerie dapat bagay yung top sa ‘yo, yung shape. Kasi pag masikip baka parang may double chin sa T-shirt.
“Kung masyadong maluwag, hindi mag-e-emphasize yung kung anong meron ka.”
For bras, she emphasizes, “Siyempre naman buy for your own cup.
“Yung mga tao minsan kapag may malaking hinaharap, usually gusto nila mas maliit, they get a smaller size. Pero, that’s wrong.
“You really have to get the right size for your boobs, kasi pag mas maliit, magmumukhang mas malaki sa totoo.
“And it’s bad for your back. Pangit sa back mo, pangit sa posture mo. So you really need to know how to shop for your own cup.
“So, it’s always very important to wear the right underwear and to feel sexy about yourself para maging confident ka.”
BENCH UNDERWEAR. Solenn says about the Bench lingerie line, “I love it! Super maganda sa cup... Especially sa cup.
“Kasi nakita ko sa mga Filipino brands minsan medyo pointy, hindi masyadong fit.
“Pero yung sa Bench as in super fit sa boobs, fit sa lahat, hindi masikip. It’s very stylish, very comfortable, yung tela din kumportable.”
The Kapuso actress is happy to be a part of one of the country’s biggest clothing brand.
She adds, “Yung mga Bench apparel, as in sobrang elegant, classy, and simple, and very useful, very affordable. You can make it formal, you can make it casual. Ganun.”
The brand, she says, reflects her style philosophy in being “simple and comfortable.”
On the possibility of designing for the brand, Solenn says, “Sana. I want to. I’ll pitch the idea.”