Five Minutes with… Jessica Prebble from Tutti Rouge Lingerie
Jessica Prebble has only ever wanted to be a lingerie designer. Originally from Weymouth, Jessica now heads up Starkers Group incorporating several lingerie brands. Based here in Leicestershire Tutti Rouge & Rougette cater for fuller bust and curvy women. Taking the industry and the blogosphere by storm, we chat to Jessica to find out what the Tutti Rouge mission is all about.
When and how did Tutti Rouge begin?
We started Tutti Rouge back in 2013. From working for a Marks & Spencers supplier, to designing lingerie on a freelance basis, I had spent 17 years in the midst of the lingerie industry. For some time, there has been a gap in the market for a competitively priced bra that caters for the bigger bust and larger back sizes. Historically many brands only went up to an E cup. Increasingly, girls everywhere had begun to recognise and embrace their true size instead of trying to fit into what was available to them on the high street. This compelled me to design a bigger bust lingerie line, with a strong fashion focus at a mid-range price point. Thus, Tutti Rouge was born!
How big is the team?
We’re now a fantastic and incredibly dedicated team of 10. There’s a great mixture of experience levels amongst us and each and every member brings their own individual strengths to the table, complementing each other perfectly. I like to think of us as cogs in the Tutti Rouge wheel, working together to keep things turning smoothly!
Who is your typical customer?
To be honest, there is no typical customer! I believe that the best thing about lingerie is the way it makes you feel. We make products that strive to make any woman feel comfortable, confident, and sexy. We definitely have a playful, sassy side, which is something that we encompass in our sister brand, Rougette. Rougette is that little bit edgier and flirtatious and has a little more fun with fashion.
What products do you stock?
We offer bras, knickers and bodysuits in styles and shapes for the curvy woman - be that bralettes, push-ups, thongs or suspender briefs. We cater for cup sizes D to J and back sizes 28 to 44.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
It’s pretty simple - I just love making women feel fabulous in lingerie and giving them confidence! It was the driving force when creating Tutti Rouge and all you have to do is take a look at our incredible lingerie-loving community over on our Instagram (@tuttirougelingerie) to see that we’ve achieved what we set out to! I truly couldn’t see myself ever doing anything else.
Describe a typical day
I’m an early-riser and I’m often in the swimming pool for 6.30am! Once I arrive at Starkers HQ, I sit down with the team and go through everyone’s workload to get up to speed with where everything is at with each component of the business. There’s always a lot going on! As for being creative and designing, there’s never enough time, but I always try and get a few hours in each day to get my ideas out on paper. That being said, every day is different - it’s a cliche, but true nonetheless!