When it comes to lingerie, I am a walking paradox. I can spend hours stroking a piece of vintage silk or chiffon, I adore the look of suspenders and stockings but I end up wearing always the same thing: vintage inspired high-waist knickers with super simple bras. I have multiple suspender belts sleeping in my drawer, but they hardly ever come out to play. I suppose I am lazy when it comes to lingerie these days. And that is bad, real bad. In fact, if saying I deserve a good old fashioned spanking in the middle of a post about underwear wasn’t so heavily connoted, I would do it.
I am pretty much constantly exposed (if I stop my sentence here, a fit of giggles is sure to ensue) to beautiful lingerie, what with one of my besties being a super designer. Also, in the past few weeks, wonderful underpants seem to be appearing in front of me, preening and calling my name. I wonder if it is a sign from the Universe that as I am about to become a wife, I should step up my game? Probably not, I’d like to think the Universe isn’t that sexist.
With the Underwear as Outerwear trend going bonkers, I thought it was time to show you underwear as… underwear. How conservative.
Here are some of the prettiest pieces I have come across recently.
♥ Dimity So ♥
This Australian label has just arrived in the UK and caters for bigger boobs in a really pretty way. I already signed a purchase order with my blood as you can imagine.
Agent is an old favourite of mine (and of everyone else I am sure). I like that they have everything from the ultra sexy to the most simple and delicate.
And just check out the amazing carpet in their showroom!
♥ Harlette ♥
Naomi McGill created Harlette with only one thing in mind: “How does it make you feel?”. She had no concern about pricing and affordability. The result is a mind blowing line of Hollywood boudoir worthy lounge wear for naughty romantics.
I want the peacock ensemble, even if I have to save up for a lifetime.
♥ Gilda & Pearl ♥
Another vintage inspired label, but this time totally affordable! For those of you who still insist on wearing the underwear on the outside, there are a few pieces that could easily be worked with too. Double lingerie whammy, well done 10/10.
There are of course other brands doing lovely things at the moment, some of them I mentioned here before, such as Yes Master or Playful Promises and more…
Oh and as it is National Bra Fit week, remember to get fitted before you treat yourself to a new bra!
All photos © Mademoiselle Robot