marlies|dekkers: The Bra with B.A.N.G!!

Beautiful lingerie is a rite of passage; feminine, frilly, fun, flirtatious, sexy, scandalous… Wearing sexy means “being” sexy. And, it’s the art of “being” that I’ve always been enraptured by. The feel of certain fabrics against our skin, and how pieces literally transform our bodies into feeling and looking beautiful. THAT is what marlies|dekkers is all about. marlies|dekkers was born in Oosterhout, the Netherlands. Her first collection of items under the fashion label Undressed, heralded at the time as a new approach to designing lingerie. She herself is a size 36E and that’s why she started designing bra’s. She wanted something that was comfortable and supportive but that didn’t look like your grandma’s bra. She want’s women to celebrate their femininity.This lingerie line is art and transformation. Her pieces are so exquisite, feminine, and powerful. They are also a fashion statement, and require at least a little bit of exhibitionism when wearing them. These pieces truly are fashion + art + liberalism + feminism. Seeing IS believing. Visit your local marlies|dekkers retailer, OR purchase them direct from brabar|boutique at, or visit them on Facebook at

Iconic marlies|dekkers herself. Dare to wear....
Iconic marlies|dekkers herself. Dare to wear….
SHOPTORIAL: What are the TOP 3 reasons EVERYONE should own a marlies|dekkers?
SORAYA: “COMFORT, COMFORT, and COMFORT! And, the way her bras “shape” you, and the way they make you “feel.”
SHOPTORIAL: For those first time marlies dekkers buyers, which bra is the quintessential piece?
SORAYA: “The Dame De Paris is a great first bra. If you’re not familiar with marlies|dekkers it is a GREAT basic. It got voted “Best Bra” in InStyle magazine.”
SHOPTORIAL: You and your mother Rina Mackenzie really are the bra gurus; what are your secrets on matching up the perfect fit with each body type? Without giving away too much of course…
SORAYA: “We make sure the bra we fit you in puts your girls on your chest (out of your armpit’s), lifts your breast’s so your waist line goes from your rib cage to your hip instead of having a breast line to your belly button, and we make sure that it has enough support that it corrects your posture to stand straight. If you’re smaller breasted we will fit you in a bra that makes you look plumper and will give the illusion of cleavage.”
brabar|boutique owners Rina Mackenzie and Soraya Garfield
brabar|boutique owners Rina Mackenzie and Soraya Garfield
me and my marlies|dekkers: a million ways to wear it...
me and my marlies|dekkers: a million ways to wear it…
SJP and her Classic "Undressed" marlies. Timeless....
SJP and her Classic “Undressed” marlies. Timeless….
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