I'd like to thank all those who have helped make this guide what it is. In particular, I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Angie, Hillary, Laura, Susan and Tara for their many contributions, suggestions and ideas.

I am particularly grateful to Amy, Claire, Marjory, Sarah and Sue for allowing their stories to be used in Chapter 9. Extra-special thanks are due to Alistair and Dave for being prepared to discuss their personal submission to brassière discipline in such a candid fashion - it takes a real man to be so open and honest about a subject that many would find too embarrassing to discuss.

The assistance of Pauline in proofreading my drafts is grateful acknowledged.

The invaluable assistance of the local technical wizard and all-round computer guru, Andrew, cannot go unmentioned. Without his typesetting and web-publishing skills, this book would probably still be nothing more than a pile of scruffy, handwritten notes. His professional and non-judgemental attitude sets him apart from many others, and made him a joy to work with.

Last, but by no means least, I'd like to thank my husband for his enduring patience throughout the past few months, particularly during our many photographic sessions - he would make a fine male lingerie model! Joking apart, he is by far the finest gentleman a girl could ever wish for, and words cannot begin to express how lucky I am to have him by my side. I will love you forever, darling.