This longline bra has satin cups, with a hint of a bullet shape – not too much, but perfect for a subtle, 1950s sweatergirl look. It features powermesh at the back and sides and a satin tummy panel for smoothing your torso. Longline bras are ideal to layer with girdles or waist cinchers – they overlap slightly to create a streamlined look. Designing it was something of a personal quest, because, back in the mid 1990s when I worked at Skin Two Retail, mail order manager Michelle Forbes used to wiggle about the office in a longline bra and tight pencil skirt. I copied her but I wasn't quite brave enough to remove my cardi! Michelle, this one's for you.