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Gift Guide: The Best of the Full Bust Luxury Lingerie World

Augusta Scarlet Set by Harlow & Fox

Augusta Scarlet Set by Harlow & Fox

The holidays are a great time to splurge on one truly fantastic lingerie set or loungewear piece – at least this is what I’ve been telling myself lately! The number of luxury lingerie brands serving full bust customers has exploded over the past few years, which means that we have lots of great choices this year when it comes to holiday splurges. While the market still has some flaws (many brands not producing lingerie past a G cup, limited brand sizes, few fuller figure options) there is still lots of lingerie that merits your attention and your hard earned money. All of these pieces would make a lovely gift for someone special, or even just for yourself. As usual, just click on the picture to find out more about the item! I’ve also gone ahead and listed prices for each item in both US dollars and British pounds.

Luxurious Full Bust Friendly Robes:

You guys knew I couldn’t do this article without including robes, right? I love loungewear, but I especially love robes. Robes are beautiful, feminine and a great way to keep warm in style during the winter. Both of these robes are from companies that don’t market specifically to the full bust market, but work well if you’re full busted anyway. I own the previous peach satin version of this Heather Silk Robe and just picked up the Kate Maxi robe, so both of these are solid recommendations from me.

Heather Silk Robe by Bettie Blues Loungerie

Heather Silk Robe by Bettie Blues Loungerie

Bettie Blues Loungerie has taken the success of their previous peach satin loungewear line and kicked it up a notch with this purple silk line. This is truly top luxury lingerie that more than justifies the price tag. This robe has a lovely drape and the sleeves make it something really special.

Price: 480 GBP/748 USD

Kate Robe in Hydrangea by Dear Bowie

Kate Robe in Hydrangea by Dear Bowie

I’ve been obsessed with Dear Bowie for ages, so I finally gave in and bought this robe from them. While they have lots of great choices, I think robes that double as gowns are extra nice around the holidays. This fabric has the look of silk with the feel of a cozy blanket, which makes it perfect for getting cozy in colder weather.

Price: 183 GBP/285 USD

Handmade Full Bust Bras:

Annabelle Lace Bra by Ulla

Annabelle Lace Bra by Ulla

Ulla bras are handmade in Germany and are one of the few brands on this list that cover both full bust and fuller figured women (plus size women with larger cup sizes). This bra goes up to a 44L, which is great news for women who have had few luxurious lingerie options in the past. I adore the dramatic lace on the cups of this bra and I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about the fit of Ulla bras.

Price: 125.80 GBP/195.99 USD

Ali Set by Louise Ferdinand Lingerie

Ali Set by Louise Ferdinand Lingerie

Louise Ferdinand bras are handmade in the UK with luxury materials and available up to a K cup, which makes them unique in the full bust market. While there are lots of great choices, I love the superhero look of this set. On top of that, the gold is seasonal without seeming cliche.

Price: 60 GBP/93.50 USD

Luxury Full Bust Bras and Lingerie Sets:

The Mai Set by All Undone

The Mai Set by All Undone

I love winter white, so this Mai set stole my heart quickly. All Undone lingerie has a unique look in the full bust industry, which makes it a great gift for anyone who is more into sleek chic details than florals and bows.

Price: 167 GBP/260 USD

Rochelle Staylo Slip by Gossard VIP

Rochelle Staylo Slip by Gossard VIP

Gossard has taken the shape of their wildly successful retrolution line and incorporated it into the stunning Gossard VIP line. The vintage shape of this slip combined with the delicate beading makes this the perfect holiday shapewear piece.

Price: 76 GBP/119 USD

Vega Longline Bra by Fortnight Lingerie

Vega Longline Bra by Fortnight Lingerie

Fortnight Lingerie has developed some serious fans in the D through F cup range lately. I’ve heard lots of rave reviews of their wireless Vega longline and this colorway is especially gorgeous. The sheer lace is just lovely.

Price: 77 GBP/120 USD

 

Banana Split Maxi Bra by Mimi Holliday

Banana Split Maxi Bra by Mimi Holliday

The aptly named Banana Split bra from Mimi Holliday seems like a great choice for someone who likes their seasonal lingerie to be a little less literal. I love the lilic base color combined with the unusual yellow lace.

Price: 57 GBP/89 USD

Augusta Scarlet Set by Harlow & Fox

Augusta Scarlet Set by Harlow & Fox

We’ve all been fans of Harlow & Fox for awhile, but now their place in the industry is official – they were just awarded full bust brand of the year at the UK Lingerie Awards last week! This set is great for someone who loves drama and all things burlesque inspired. Harlow & Fox uses the best fabrics in the industry to create full bust lingerie sets that you can’t find anywhere else.

Price: 328 GBP/512 USD

Which of these would you most like to get as a gift this holiday?

Holly

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5 Made To Order Holiday Panties from Independent Designers

Red Plaid Scotty Dog Panties by Swoon

Red Plaid Scotty Dog Panties by Swoon

The holiday season is officially here. Since this is the time that people traditionally start to think about decorating their houses for the holidays, I thought I’d also make a list of easy pieces to spruce up your lingerie drawer with. These vary in terms of their interpretation of holiday, from extremely literal to understated elegance. Holiday lingerie definitely doesn’t have to be cheesy.

All of these panties are from Etsy designers and made to order, which means that they accomodate almost every size and body shape. Be aware of various order cutoff dates if you do want your panties in time for Christmas, or just make sure to stick with the ready to ship sections of these Etsy stores. As usual, just click on each picture to find out more about the panty in question.

Loula Silk Red Roses Panties by RavenDreamsUK

Loula Silk Red Roses Panties by RavenDreamsUK

RavenDreams is an Etsy seller who honestly doesn’t get enough press. They specialize in plus sizes, they make gorgeous silk creations to order and they don’t photoshop or airbrush any of their listing photos. If none of that grabs you, these silk red rose burlesque style panties certainly will.

Reindeer Panties by Knickerocker

Reindeer Panties by Knickerocker

These panties are perfect for those of you who like your holiday underwear with a capital “H”. The reindeer print reminds me of cozy winter sweaters. These are also the right shape and cut to go under pretty much anything that you’ll wear this month, which makes them extremely useful as well as cute.

Stella Rouge Panties by La Lilouche

Stella Rouge Panties by La Lilouche

Since it is the holiday season, you really can’t go wrong with luxurious red silk panties with a giant bow on the back. These are from La Lilouche and would make a great gift as well as a treat for yourself. These are the perfect holiday indulgence.

Gem Highwaisted Panties by Sandmaiden Sleepwear

Gem Highwaisted Panties by Sandmaiden Sleepwear

Sandmaiden Sleepwear does have a fairly early order cutoff due to high volume this year, but they also have a huge ready to ship section for those of us that are slightly less well prepared. I love that Sandmaiden focuses on comfort as well as eco-friendly fabrics and production methods. These panties have a hint of retro to them, but their philosophy is entirely modern.

Red Plaid Scotty Dog Panties by Swoon

Red Plaid Scotty Dog Panties by Swoon

One of my favorite holiday treats is the Walker’s brand shortbread that comes in the scotty dog tins. Swoon has appropriately channeled this holiday obsession of mine into a pair of underwear! This seems thematic, as Swoon is based out of Inverness in Scotland. Whether you’re a shortbread lover or a dog lover, these panties are a great holiday treat.

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8 Full Bust Babydolls For The Holiday Season

Roxie Camidoll by Curvy Kate

Roxie Camidoll by Curvy Kate

It would have been nearly impossible to write this article a few years ago, as there were so few special occasion lingerie pieces aimed at full bust customers available. Now there’s not only a full range of bridal options, but fashion ones as well. If you haven’t yet tried one of the new babydolls, the holidays can be a great time to pick up something special. Most of these babydolls are based on extremely popular bra shapes, so it’s easy to figure out which one might work the best for you in terms of size and shape. As usual, just click on the pictures to find out more about each item.

Bardot Babydoll by Curvy Kate

Bardot Babydoll by Curvy Kate

Curvy Kate released more special occasion options than anyone else this season, which is why you’ll see them pop up on this list several times. I like how understated this babydoll is compared to some of the others. While the embroidery is lovely, it’s still just a slightly dressed up black babydoll.

Carmen Babydoll by Figleaves Boudoir

Carmen Babydoll by Figleaves Boudoir

It’s nice to see Figleaves take on a high fashion babydoll that goes up to a G cup, especially in this trendy purple color. This babydoll has nice strappy details without falling fully into the bondage inspired category, which is great for those of us who want something that works for multiple occasions.

Elomi Betty Babydoll

Elomi Betty Babydoll

If you love the Elomi Betty bra shape, this is the babydoll for you. It’s basic yet pinup inspired and creates great lift and support. They made one in red a few seasons ago, and I’m still kicking myself for not grabbing it while I could.

Marcie Babydoll by Cleo by Panache

Marcie Babydoll by Cleo by Panache

Cleo has started releasing babydoll versions of it’s bestselling Marcie bra recently, which have been incredibly popular. This color is perfect for the holidays and Valentine’s Day, without being too literal. I especially love the polka dot mesh in the skirt – it’s nice to see a company doing more than putting some plain mesh on top of a well known bra shape.

Nostalgia Babydoll by Ewa Michalak

Nostalgia Babydoll by Ewa Michalak

Ewa Michalak has expanded into babydolls recently, but this is their first one in a pattern. I predict that this fabric will say couch cushion to some and classic romance to others, but either way it’s nice to see Polish brands expanding beyond basic bra sets. This babydoll is handmade to order, which means that Ewa Michalak will functionally assigned you a bra shape based on your size range. If you know that you like the bra shapes available in your size range, this could be a great choice for the holidays.

Paradise Babydoll by Sculptresse

Paradise Babydoll by Sculptresse

I actually own this babydoll and it’s just lovely – pictures really don’t do it justice. This babydoll is based on the bestselling Jasmine bra shape, which means it will work for a wide variety of body shapes. It’s also nice to see Panache’s plus size line using bra shapes that have worked in their core size line.

Ritzy Babydoll by Curvy Kate

Ritzy Babydoll by Curvy Kate

If you want a classic red babydoll for the holidays, this is probably your best choice. I like the menswear inspired stripes on the front of this babydoll and the new Curvy Kate sizing means that everyone should have a good chance at fitting into this.

Roxie Camidoll by Curvy Kate

Roxie Camidoll by Curvy Kate

Curvy Kate has also released this camidoll, which is basically a babydoll with a shorter skirt on it. I really love this as a less literal holiday option, as well as the plunging cut of the bra. If you want something cute and a little more casual, this would be a great option.

Which of these babydolls is your favorite? Have I missed any that you love?

Holly

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10 Print Full Bust Bras to Brighten Up Your Lingerie Drawer

S Nostalgia Bra by Ewa Michalak

S Nostalgia Bra by Ewa Michalak

Winter is the perfect time to indulge your love for bold prints in lingerie, since you don’t have to worry about your bra showing through lighter fabrics or white t-shirts. Heavier sweaters and layering means that you can wear whatever you want underneath! While the United States bra market is still dominated by the beige t-shirt bra, cold weather means that everyone can try expanding their lingerie drawers without fear. Whether you’re looking for a bold new bra set or branching out into print bras, these 10 lingerie sets are a great place to start.

Botanical Print Plunge Bra by Gossard

Botanical Print Plunge Bra by Gossard

Gossard has always done great prints, but this botanical print bra is especially pretty. It’s smooth enough to fit under any shirt or blouse, but still vibrant due to the print and the lace.

Miss Mandalay Vava Bra

Miss Mandalay Vava Bra

This bra has been around for several seasons, but I still think it’s one of the best takes on unconventional animal print out there. It also makes a great holiday set if you’re looking for something less traditional.

Chi Chi Bra by Sculptresse

Chi Chi Bra by Sculptresse

Sculptresse has released a new plus size lingerie line using the popular Jasmine Bra framework! I’ve been lucky enough to try two pieces of this line and it’s honestly my favorite fit of the season. If you love animal print but want a less literal version, this bra is perfect.

Deco Plunge Bra by Freya

Deco Plunge Bra by Freya

The Deco continues to rule the full bust bra market, but this leopard print version is a fairly bold take on the classic shape. If you crave cleavage, this is the bra to check out.

Kayla Bra by Goddess

Kayla Bra by Goddess

Goddess has recently put out some new fashion options that are really wonderful. This Kayla bra has the traditional full cup bra shape, but combines it with a bright and unusual print that is really eye-catching.

Jasmine Bra by Panache

Jasmine Bra by Panache

Panache has been knocking it out of the park with their various Jasmine models and this one is no exception. It’s beautiful, sophisticated and the shape works for a wide range of body types and builds.

Panache Sports Bra

Panache Sports Bra

For those of you who like wearing your Panache sports bras underneath everything (I know you’re out there!), this new multicolored version is a great way to add a dose of fashion to your regular routine.

Pansy Bra by Freya

Pansy Bra by Freya

Floral prints are everywhere in lingerie, but this blue pansy pattern is unusual and striking.

Satine Bra by Bravissimo

Satine Bra by Bravissimo

I love the Satine bra, especially since they disappear under even the lowest of necklines. This new print is lovely, but the icing on the cake is the matching kimono that Bravissimo is offering. All three pieces would make a great gift set for the upcoming holiday season.

S Nostalgia Bra by Ewa Michalak

S Nostalgia Bra by Ewa Michalak

Ewa Michalak has continued to release beautiful designs this season, but this Nostalgia set is a standout. It comes in a babydoll version as well, but I love the vintage style of this print.

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10 Pieces of Red Full Bust Lingerie For the Holidays and Beyond

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Lola Luxe Basque by Bravissimo

We focus on red bras mostly during the holiday season, which to me is really a shame. While red bras and lingerie are great for the holidays, they’re also a fun choice any other time of the year! Luckily, the holidays do bring us an abundance of pretty red lingerie sets to choose from. These picks cover cup sizes DD through L and range from budget brands to luxury sets. If you want to add a dash of red to your lingerie drawer, any of these bras would be a great choice. As always, just click on the picture to get more information about each piece.

Marcie Babydoll by Cleo

Marcie Babydoll by Cleo

I’m cheating a bit by including this babydoll, as it’s technically “raspberry pink” instead of red. It’s based on the extremely popular Marcie bra shape by Cleo, which makes it a great sexy yet comfortable choice for a special occasion.

Madame X Bra by Dita Von Teese

Madame X Bra by Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese’s line of luxurious and strappy offerings has been expanded up to an E cup, which is good news for those of us who are in the new size range. I’m personally hoping that it signals that the brand will expand cup sizes even further, as these sets look gorgeous and I’d love to try one.

Bijou Bra by Elomi

Bijou Bra by Elomi

If you don’t have room in your life or your lingerie drawer for special occasion pieces, this Bijou bra is the perfect way to indulge your love for the color red. It’s seamless, supportive and will go under any sweater in your wardrobe.

Minnie Bra by Cleo

Minnie Bra by Cleo

Cleo is inviting you to channel your inner Minnie Mouse with this offering, which is extremely cute. If you love polka dots and want a set that really pops, this is a great choice.

Strawberry Split Bra by Mimi Holliday

Strawberry Split Bra by Mimi Holliday

I’m a huge fan of eyelash lace, so I found myself really drawn to this gorgeous set by Mimi Holliday. It’s classic, feminine and pretty much perfect.

Ooh La La Bra by Freya

Ooh La La Bra by Freya

Clashing red and orange colorways have become more popular in the past few years, so it’s nice to see Freya taking on the holiday based trend. This set is sexy, sheer and unexpected. It’s a great non-traditional take on red for the holidays.

Red Balconette Bra by Just Peachy

Red Balconette Bra by Just Peachy

If you just want something cute and basic, it’s hard to go wrong with Just Peachy. This Figleaves brand makes affordable lace bras in a wide range of colors are sizes, along with cute and comfortable matching panties. The lace used for these is soft and comfortable, making them feel much nicer than their low price point might indicate.

Pinup Bra by Pour Moi

Pinup Bra by Pour Moi

Pour Moi has been on fire lately with their newer offerings. I talked a lot about their Carmen set when it came out, but this one is equally great. If you want to pick up a throughly sexy treat for the holidays, this brand is a good place to start.

Fleur Bra by Bravissimo

Fleur Bra by Bravissimo

I love burgundy everything, so it’s great to see Bravissimo release their classic Fleur Bra in it this season. I love the luxurious looking embroidery on this bra, as well as the fact that it goes up to an L cup.

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Lola Luxe Basque by Bravissimo

The only reason I haven’t bought this basque yet is because I already own it in purple. I’m seriously tempted by the red as well, since it’s such a great piece. The Lola Luxe Basque goes up to a K cup and is supremely comfortable. Offering it in red for the holidays is a smart move and I suspect this will sell out quickly as a result.

Do you like red lingerie? Which of these pieces do you like the most?

Holly

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6 Made to Order Camisoles for Sleep or Play

Red Silk Camisole by Desvaldio

Red Silk Camisole by Desvaldio

I tend to seek out custom lingerie due to being full busted, but custom lingerie is a great solution for all kinds of people from plus sizes to petites. It can even be a godsend if you have a shape that outside the average fashion silhouette, like broader shoulders or a muscular build. Basically, while I’m focusing on plus sizes and full busted options today, these recommendations really work for anyone. Etsy is a great source for made to measure lingerie, although some of these designers now sell through their own e-boutiques as well. As usual, just click on the picture to see more about each item.

Deco Camisole in Pink by Evgenia Lingerie

Deco Camisole in Pink by Evgenia Lingerie

Evgenia Lingerie (formerly known as Honeycooler Handmade) has thankfully kept the famous Deco Camisoles as part of her relaunch. This pale pink version features the intricate lace inlays that Stephanie is known for, as well as the addition of garters. This would be perfect as a layering piece or as sleepwear.

Grey Polka Dot Camisole by On the Inside

Grey Polka Dot Camisole by On the Inside

Grey lingerie is fairly rare, but I think this grey polka dot camisole would make a great holiday piece if you’re over the traditional red or green color scheme. It’s made by On the Inside, a brand that specializes in comfort and function.

Love Letter Camisole by Swoon

Love Letter Camisole by Swoon

Swoon is an Etsy seller from Inverness, Scotland (or as we book nerds know it, the setting of Outlander). Swoon offers a huge range of camisoles and cami-knickers along with matching panties and sleep masks. Fittingly, this Love Letter camisole set is perfect for the book lover in your life. It would make a great gift paired with the matching knicker and sleep mask as well.

Washable Wool Camisole by Sandmaiden

Washable Wool Camisole by Sandmaiden

It dropped below 50 degrees for the first time this season over the weekend, so I have warm fabrics on the brain. This camisole comes from the luxurious merino wool line from Sandmaiden. It’s made out of washable wool jersey and would look great under a comfy sweater as well as part of a sleepwear set. Sandmaiden specializes in eco-friendly lingerie as well, so your camisole purchase can be truly guilt free.

Lilac Silk Camisole by La Lilouche

Lilac Silk Camisole by La Lilouche

La Lilouche has been away on maternity leave, but has come back with a bang with her new season. This lilac silk camisole is simple and beautiful: it would look great under a blazer for a night out or as part of a sleepwear set. I love the floral lace panel as well as the matching panties!

Red Silk Camisole by Desvaldio

Red Silk Camisole by Desvaldio

The holidays are coming, whether we’re ready or not. Luckily, Desvaldio is making it a little easier with some new red sets for Christmas! This camisole comes in red silk or a red polyester satin and can be be paired with adorable red tap pants. More adventurous lingerie lovers can add a matching red bondage rope with white pom poms to complete the set.

Are you a camisole fan? Have you tried made to measure lingerie?

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6 Curve Friendly Pajama Sets To Help You Stay Cozy This Winter

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Liberty Print Pajamas by Bedhead

Liberty Print Pajamas by Bedhead

As soon as the temperature gets remotely fall-like I start to crave things like warm apple cider, casseroles and classic pajamas. The menswear inspired pajama has been around for ages for good reasons: it’s basic, flattering and an easy canvas for lots of interesting fabrics and ideas. Menswear inspired pajamas can also be surprisingly flattering on women with lots of curves, despite their potential button up issues. Today I’m featuring six of my favorite sets that span a range of price points and size ranges to get you inspired to find your perfect pajama set for this winter. Keep in mind that pajama sets are popular holiday gifts, so make sure to buy early if you have your heart set on a specific pair. As usual, just click on the image to find out more about each pajama set!

English Toile Classic Pajama Set by Wildfox

English Toile Classic Pajama Set by Wildfox

Wildfox put out a line of Jane Austen inspired pieces this season, but this English Toile pajama set is my favorite of the bunch. It’s a great menswear look with a classic girly twist – the china pattern print is perfectly sweet without being over the top. This is the perfect gift for the literature or tea lover in your life.

Macaroon Pajamas by Target

Macaroon Pajamas by Target

Some of the best pajamas can be found for accessible prices in unexpected places, like this adorable macaroon themed pajama set from Target. If you want to treat yourself, they’ll only set you back about $25. I own a bunch of Target pajamas and they’ve help up amazingly well through lots of washing and wearing.

Cotton Mayfair Pajamas by Victoria's Secret

Cotton Mayfair Pajamas by Victoria’s Secret

While I’m not a huge fan of Victoria’s Secret, their pajama sets have always been great. They’re also the only pajama sets on this list that come in multiple lengths, which is great if you’re especially short or tall. These come in tons of cute prints and are surprisingly curve friendly.

Liberty Print Pajamas by Bedhead

Liberty Print Pajamas by Bedhead

Bedhead has always made great pajama sets, but their Liberty of London line is my favorite part of their many offerings. While they’re more expensive, the fabulous Liberty of London lawn fabric and mother of pearl buttons make them worth the price tag. I love this unexpected hydrangea print for it’s fresh take on florals.

Rosebury Pajamas by Figleaves

Rosebury Pajamas by Figleaves

Whether you’re in love with the latest tartan trend or just an Outlander superfan, these pajamas are perfect for you. The print is classic without being cliche and the elasticized waistband makes them comfortable to sleep or lounge in.

Bettie Pajamas by Betty Blues Loungerie

Bettie Pajamas by Betty Blues Loungerie

I splurged on these now that they’re on final sale and I have nothing but great things to say about them. They are insanely luxurious and feel like sleeping under your favorite blanket while lying on a cloud. They’re still pricey for lots of us, but also completely worth the money if you have some extra money and want to treat yourself.

Are you a pajama person? Which pair is your favorite?

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8 Halloween Themed Lingerie Pieces for Full Busts

Mani Bodysuit by Erica M

Mani Bodysuit by Erica M

While I never go all out for Halloween, I do love the idea of using my lingerie to channel looks that remind me of my favorite stories and characters. Even if you aren’t planning on dressing up at the end of the month, I think it’s fun to use your lingerie as a way to channel your inner mermaid, favorite food or superwoman. All of these pieces could be used as part of a costume or as a more thematic everyday lingerie item, so there are lots of ways to incorporate them into your life. As usual, just click on the images to find out more about each item!

Food Themed Lingerie:

Takes Allsorts Bullet Bra by Frantic About Frances

Takes Allsorts Bullet Bra by Frantic About Frances

Frantic About Frances is a retro inspired Etsy brand who makes great novelty bullet bras sets inspired by whimsical subjects like candy and cars. Her current bullet bra sizing goes up to an F cup, but you can also contact her about custom sizing as well.

Mint Crop Top by Knickerocker

Mint Crop Top by Knickerocker

 

Donut Panties by Knickerocker

Donut Panties by Knickerocker

Knickerocker clearly has food on the brain this season, as her primary collection consisted of sleepdresses, crop tops and lingerie inspired by various junk food items. Each piece has a 3D element built in as well, so these sets really pop.

Animals:

Kenza Jungle Bra by Elomi

Kenza Jungle Bra by Elomi

Elomi has rediscovered their experimental side this season with this snakeskin print lingerie set that is inspired by jungles. This is a big fashion risk for them and I’m so glad to see it! I love the details as well as the unexpected colors.

Panache Jasmine Bra

Panache Jasmine Bra

If you want a great everyday bra with a fun print, this is it. The Panache Jasmine has been an incredibly popular bra shape for the past few years, so it’s hard to go wrong with any version of it. The black and graphite animal print look is just icing on the cake.

Mermaids and Other Fantasy Creatures:

Mosaique Bra by Maison Lejaby

Mosaique Bra by Maison Lejaby

Maison Lejaby makes beautiful things, but this bra is a particular favorite of mine. The color is lush yet basic, while the lace and embroidery create stunning design elements. If you want a set you can wear everyday but will still make you feel like a mermaid princess, this is it.

Amelie Bra by Lulu Tout

Amelie Bra by Lulu Tout

This bra has been around for awhile now, but I feel like it’s impossible to discuss mermaid inspired lingerie without mentioning it. While it’s more costume oriented than the Maison Lejaby set above, it’s still beautiful and fun. I actually think this would look great as part of a mermaid costume for Halloween.

Superheroes:

Serena Bra by All Undone

Serena Bra by All Undone

All Undone hasn’t gotten much press since they launched, but they’ve continued to put out sleek luxury lingerie that looks unlike anything else on the market. This set reminds me of what Wonderwoman’s lingerie drawer might look like.

Mani Bodysuit by Erica M

Mani Bodysuit by Erica M

I’ve been a fan of Erica M’s stockings for several seasons now, but more importantly Beyonce has now become a public fan! It’s given the brand a visibility they haven’t had before, so it’s great to see them expanding beyond their original stockings line. This red mesh bodysuit is a retro inspired and stylish version of the superhero singlet. I think this would look great when used as part of a costume, but would also work under a slim cut jacket for a night out.

Are you incorporating lingerie into your Halloween costume this year? If so, how?

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Organic Silk Nightwear Review: Natural Beauty Sleep

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The Empire Nightie by Natural Beauty Sleep

The Empire Nightie by Natural Beauty Sleep

I’m kind of a loungewear junkie, so I was thrilled when the opportunity to try out Natural Beauty Sleep products came along. While I’ve purchased several organic silk sets before from Ayten Gasson, I was looking forward to being able to compare organic silk qualities and how different brands approached it. In some ways, Natural Beauty Sleep is the polar opposite of a brand like Ayten Gasson. While the two are clearly united by their commitment to quality and a small carbon footprint, Natural Beauty Sleep pieces are plain instead of patterned. Silhouettes are basic and classic, while navy trim adds a dash of color to each piece.

Natural Beauty Sleep approaches organic silk from what’s essentially a health perspective – in fact, they said the founder of the brand was inspired by the healing benefits of organic silk when it came to treating various skin conditions like eczema. Organic silk is hypoallergenic, which is important to note if you’re someone who struggles with fabrics that scratch or make your sensitive skin itch. There’s clearly room for this kind of marketing in the industry: after all, why pay for expensive lotion and face wash and not add high quality nightwear into the mix?

Empire Nightie by Natural Beauty Sleep

Empire Nightie by Natural Beauty Sleep

The Empire Nightie I picked was a size L, which fits approximately a size UK 16 (US 14). As you can see, it’s simple yet beautiful. While I don’t normally gravitate towards white lingerie, I do tend to go for the simple and classic when it comes to fashion. This piece is comfortable, beautiful and feels incredibly luxurious against your skin. As a note, I’m wearing my Panache Envy under this for the photos – there’s no built in support.

The nightgown has a sheer panel in the front that gives it a nice modern feel, but this piece is fittingly all about the fabric. The organic silk used is thick and wonderfully soft. This piece comes in around $200 and is worth every penny.

The Empire Nightie and The Gatsby Robe by Christine Lingerie

The Empire Nightie and The Gatsby Robe by Christine Lingerie

Of course, being me, I couldn’t help wondering how I could use this piece to make a full loungewear outfit. In some ways it’s the perfect pairing, as so many silk loungewear brands out there now are focusing on patterns. This picture has it paired with my Gatsby Kimono by Christine Lingerie, which is one of the pieces I’ve been trying to wear with everything lately. The classic cut and color of the Empire Nightie makes it easy to incorporate into your current loungewear, even if you’re someone who leans towards colors and patterns like I do.

Lingerie for various ages isn’t discussed much, but as I get close to 30 I’ve found myself thinking about the appropriateness of clothing and lingerie more. This is one of those pieces that is truly ageless, which is rare in lingerie. I feel comfortable in it, but I could also see someone my mother’s age wearing it and feeling the same way. It’s a classic, in all of the best senses of the word.

If you’re looking for luxurious basics, it’s hard to go wrong with this piece. In fact, I like it so much I’m debating picking up a pajama set from them as well.

What do you think of this nightgown? Have you tried any organic silk lingerie or loungewear?

Holly

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5 Autumn Inspired Full Bust Bras

Rococo Charm Bra by Bravissimo

Rococo Charm Bra by Bravissimo

Fall has arrived almost everywhere, but we’re still stuck in the low 80′s here. Now that I live in a near-tropical climate, I find myself really craving those traditional autumn colors each year during October and November. While I can’t find any decent apple cider in the grocery store, I thought this week I could at least fake my way into autumn by focusing on some beautiful full bust bras that fit beautifully into the natural color scheme. Whether you’re snuggled up in a sweater already or still sweating it out in short sleeves, these bras are great choices to help you get into that autumn spirit. As always, just click on the pictures to see more about each bra!

Eris Bra by Comexim

Eris Bra by Comexim

When I was a kid cold weather meant one thing – apples. I still crave real apples and apple cider during this time of year, so it seemed appropriate to include this cute little gold and red bra with little decorative apples! Comexim is a Polish company, but you can order it by sending them a simple email to enquire if your size is left.

Portia Bra by Curvy Kate

Portia Bra by Curvy Kate

The Portia is one of the classic Curvy Kate shapes and this year it’s come back in this orange “spice” color, which seems appropriate in the pumpkin spice obsessed times that we live in. This bra is a great basic and the revamped Curvy Kate fit means that it will fit a lot more people. If you want to channel that Halloween spirit in a less literal manner, this is a great bra to pick up.

Lexi Plunge Bra by Elomi

Lexi Plunge Bra by Elomi

I’ll admit that animal prints aren’t usually my thing, but I absolutely adore this offbeat feather print from Elomi. It’s based on their Betty plunge shape, which is one of my all time favorites. I also love how appropriate it is for autumn in terms of color and feel.

Floris Bra by Panache

Floris Bra by Panache

I’ve loved each incarnation of the Floris bra, so it’s no surprise that I’m featuring this grey version today. Florals can feel weird during cold weather, but this one feels seasonally appropriate as well as unusual. You don’t see a ton of grey being used in lingerie, so it’s nice to see the Panache designers trying out some less common color combinations.

Rococo Charm Bra by Bravissimo

Rococo Charm Bra by Bravissimo

This bra is based on Art Deco styles and has been a hit for Bravissimo for several seasons. This year, the Rococo Charm is back in this totally cool and unexpected orange and pink clashing colorway. While clashing colorways have been in for awhile now, I think this is one of the smartest versions of the trend that I’ve seen so far. The lace is beautiful and the half cup cut is super flattering. My only regret is that I didn’t see this earlier, as my size is now sold out. There are still lots of sizes left, so for the rest of you it’s still available.

Have you seen any autumn inspired bras that you love? Which one from this list is your favorite?

Holly

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