La Perla: Classic, Refined, Luxury Lingerie

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by La Perla.

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La Perla is one of the most famous lingerie brands in the world. No, let me correct myself…they’re one of the most famous fashion brands in the entire world. La Perla is a name that instantly conjures up luxury, indulgence, refinement, and glamour. They’re known worldwide for the quality of their silks and laces, and their editorial campaigns are among the best in the lingerie industry.

I remember my very first visit to a La Perla boutique. I was still brand new to lingerie (this blog wasn’t even a year old), and I was in the middle of my backpacking journey across Europe. I spent several weeks in Italy, and while I was in Florence, I got the wild idea to visit a La Perla. It was drizzling, and I wandered down the streets in my ridiculous lime green, aqua, and chocolate brown striped knit cap until I finally found their storefront.

I officially avoided going into high-end lingerie stores back home, but I suppose I was feeling bold since I was out of town. And, well, I still remember the fluttery feeling I got in my stomach when I walked through the door. It felt like I’d wandered into a movie star’s boudoir. Not a modern day movie star, but someone like Jean Harlow or Carole Lombard or Hedy Lamarr. And I think for the first time, I understood the seductive power of the luxury lingerie experience.

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I don’t own a lot of La Perla, but it’s not for a lack of desire. La Perla has a steadiness about them that’s quite enticing. You always know what you’re going to get…classic, timeless lingerie that will never feel outdated or go out of style. Their new collection feels like a return to the basics, to the brand’s core DNA. Highlights for me include the mesh and lace bodysuit shown at the top of this post (La Perla does at least one amazing bodysuit every season), and the cami and tap pant shown below (because honestly, what’s more luxe than lounging around in your La Perla?).

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As usual, there are also items on the website which don’t make an appearance in the lookbook. I’m a particular fan of the ‘Sparkling Jasmine’ range, shown below. The iridescent floral embroidery and tulle accents (particular on the bodysuit and knickers) push all my Lingerie Addict buttons in exactly the right way (please note: product selection may vary by country; La Perla has different stores for different nations.)

I also quite like the ‘Maharani’ range, which is made from Leavers lace. I get short of breath over a good lace, and I could see myself making this cami the center of attention for so many outfits. The babydoll would be a delight just to wear at home. With lace this gorgeous, you don’t really need any other accessory.

Finally, if you’re a fan of the La Perla Studio Collection, their lower-priced diffusion line, I believe the ‘Rosa’ and ‘Violetta’ bra sets are perfect for adding a little something special to your everyday lingerie wardrobe. Yes, yes, I know it’s more of my favorite: black lace. But to be fair, black lace is wonderful.

What are your thoughts on La Perla? Are they a brand you buy from often? And do you think the pieces listed above are lustworthy? Please share your thoughts!

Cora

Cora

Founder and Chief Editor of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, my little site has become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and it's been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every woman deserves gorgeous underpinnings that help her feel comfortable and confident. Body snark free zone since 2012.

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3 Comments

  1. Evija
    14/02/14 at 9:45

    Too bad I’m out of their ridiculously small size range. Then again, luxury brands to have that flaw.

  2. 14/02/14 at 15:28

    Gorgeous! Their pieces are so intricate and beautiful. I don’t own any La Perla yet, but not for lack of want. I regularly swoon over their designs, and I love their beautiful luxury styles. Definitely a brand that has been on top of my wishlist!

  3. maria
    19/02/14 at 20:01

    The photos for this campaign are horrendously photoshopped and extremely misleading. I noticed the vast majority of the bras in this Spring collection only come in two cup sizes-B and C. For instance, the Sparkling Jasmine Balcony bra only comes in 32B, 34B, 36B, 32C, 34C and 36C. For that amount of money for a bra, I’d prefer to have it in a size I can wear so I can also look good. (It doesn’t have to be a perfect fit but at least come close to a decent fit–what’s the point of having a pretty bra that is actually going to make me look bad?) They are moving backwards. Even if they did a range of the so called “core sizes” such as 32-36 A-D or B-DD would be very helpful for consumers.

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