2016 Holiday Lingerie Shopping Guides – Gifts from $250.01 to $500.00
Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links.
Every year, I think about collapsing the traditional five Holiday Lingerie Shopping Guides into two or three. Perhaps writing two shopping guides for everything under $249 and over $250, for example. Honestly, because I’ve been having so much trouble with time management this holiday season, that may have been a good idea this year. Yet part of why I like to break out TLA’s Holiday Shopping Guides into so many price categories is because I believe it better conveys the story of lingerie. You can see how trends and patterns and silhouettes change between that $50 guide and that $500 guide. The drape is different. The shapes are different.The levels of experimentation, playfulness, artistry – it’s all different.
I often hear people claim that any lingerie over, say, $60 is a ripoff. That it’s just brands trying to gouge unsuspecting customers because everything only costs a few dollars to make anyway. Well, that is profoundly untrue. At this price point, you’re not only more likely to encounter ethically made lingerie, you’ll also see expensive, artisan-required details that simply aren’t feasible at lower prices. Think pattern matching, custom made prints, and breathlessly fine lace appliques.
This is also the price bracket where specialty lingerie care becomes essential. I’m talking handwash with a dedicated lingerie soap, kind of special. These aren’t the kind of pieces that are meant to be stuffed in a dark, rough drawer and forgotten. They should be enjoyed, relished even, and worn as often as possible.
With one Holiday Lingerie Shopping Guide to go, what are you hoping to see next? Have your fave brands made an appearance so far?
Looking for the rest of our holiday lingerie shopping guides? You can find them under the category “holiday” here!