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Sale Lingerie of the Week: La Perla ‘Noche de Viento’ Stockings

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Now that it’s almost Autumn, my thoughts are turning towards fall legwear – tights, leggings, socks, stockings, and that sort of thing. I love hosiery because of it’s ability to update almost any outfit; a basic skirt or dress can look completely different when paired with a pair of electric purple tights vs. a  pair of skintone fishnets. Hosiery was my first introduction to the world of lingerie, and ever since, I’ve had a special affinity for it.

As famous as the La Perla brand is, their hosiery section is a bit of a secret. I hardly ever hear anyone mention their pantyhose or tights or thigh highs, but I’ve found some amazing pieces from them. Their styles are consistently unique and interesting, but also very wearable…especially in the United States which has a somewhat more conservative lingerie culture. And they hold up extraordinarily well to wash and wear; I have a pair of La Perla thigh highs that’s almost 6 years old.

I like these ‘Noche de Viento’ stockings (though they’re really more like pantyhose or tights) for a few reasons. First of all, I adore that dot pattern. I’m a sucker for dotted tights because they’re just so fun. Second, I’m really digging that faux cutaway detail at the waist and hip. There’s just something very sensuous about that to me. Finally (and this may be what some of you noticed first), I’m loving that butterfly embroidery at the waistline. No, I imagine it’s not invisible under clothing, but it’s such a luxurious detail and it’s exactly what I’d expect from La Perla. It also coordinates with the rest of the Noche de Viento line so you can match your bra, your knickers, your loungewear, and your legwear.

These tights are on sale for $40.80, down 30% from the original price of $68.00. They’re available in the color black and size 3, which is equivalent to a L in US sizing (though my personal experience with La Perla hosiery is that they’re well made enough to accommodate people a little outside the size range as well). Please note, sale items at La Perla are final sale. In addition, because these are sale items, availability may be limited.

What do you think of the Noche de Viento tights? Would you wear these?

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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Lingerie of the Week: Michi ‘Bionic’ Mesh Inset Sports Bra

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Like many of the items that make it into our “Lingerie of the Week” features, this is one I’ve been watching for awhile. Michi’s been on the blog before, and I dig their edgy, provocative aesthetic. Though the use of mesh, colorblocking, cutouts, and other lingerie-specific features, Michi elevates activewear, asserting that it can and should be just as fashionable as outerwear.

Some people have argued that this garment fails as a sports bra because it’s obviously meant to be attractive and just as obviously meant for low-impact activities (yoga, yes; running, no), but I don’t interpret those factors as flaws. Why shouldn’t people wear beautiful active apparel if they so choose? What’s wrong with a gorgeous sports bra? Can’t women be athletic and fashionable at the same time? I’d hope so.

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Michi’s ‘Bionic’ sports bra retails for $95 and is available in sizes S, M, L. Large fits a maximum US 10, and I’m thinking a smaller, shallower, more self-supporting bust profile would be ideal for this garment. Nordstrom also has the coordinating mesh leggings, so you can go all out with awesome mesh goodness at your next dance class. I admit to being fully intrigued by Michi’s boundary-pushing take on exercise attire and I look forward to seeing what they release in upcoming seasons.

Have you heard of Michi before? What do you think of their version of workout wear?

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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Lingerie Lust Objects: Amoralle Almond Magnum Robe

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Hold my calls. We’re about to get serious here.

I cannot even cope with the drama of this robe, y’all. I first found it through the Amoralle Twitter, and I’ve been making daily visits ever since. I mean look at it…is this not the robe dreams are made of?

Amoralle’s Almond Magnum Robe (yes, it’s named after the ice cream in case you were wondering), is floor length silk decorated with French lace and velvet trim. It has a deep v-neck and a sheer back and looks the way I imagine warm chocolate feels. But what I most love, the design element that leaves me most speechless, is the voluminous tulle sleeves. I just can’t even deal with it. Who uses that much fabric on a sleeve anymore? Amoralle, that’s who.

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I’ve been following this Latvian lingerie company since they were named Sockbox, and let me tell you, I hope they get really big. Because it would be a crime against the industry for this kind of amazing designwork to disappear.

The Magnum robe is available in one color (brown), and sizes S, M, L. According to the size chart, Large fits a maximum US 8. I don’t know if this company offers bespoke or custom sizing, but it may be worth asking as they’re a luxury brand. The price tag is $1,337.17, and there’s also a coordinating gown if you really feel like going all out.

What do you think of this piece? Is anyone else rendered breathless?

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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Review: Timpa Duet Lace Demi Bra & Bikini

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Note: I purchased this bra with own money. Timpa and Journelle are unaffiliated with this review.

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A perennial favorite for smaller busted lingerie consumers, Timpa is a brand I’ve been wanting to try for awhile. I’ve heard a lot about their classic lace ‘Duet’ range, and almost all of the feedback has been positive. Though I don’t really identify as small-busted, I think there’s value in having access to reviews from this size range as it’s frequently underrepresented in the world of lingerie. As mentioned above, I ordered this bra from Journelle (i.e. it’s not a brand sample). I purchased the bra in size 36C (based on recommendations to go up a size) and the knickers in size Large.

Right off the bat, I was very happy with the quality. The lace is super soft. The back of the panties (which is satin) is soft. The material just feels good against the skin. In terms of other design details, I’d say the bra straps are on the thin side, and the band itself only has a single row of hook and eye closures. I especially appreciated that there was no bow on the panties; this is a decidedly frills-free bra set. While there’s a hint of floral design around the edge of the lace on both pieces, I don’t think I’d call either item especially femme.

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In terms of fit, I was glad I went up a bra size. Timpa isn’t available in D cup and up sizes (they’re small bust specialists remember), and if I’d gone with my usual size of 34C, I’d likely have felt the band was too tight and have been spilling out of the cups. As it was, the cups were very low cut, but they held my breasts in place. I’d say this bra is very shallow. If your breast shape is full on top or full all around, you will almost certainly get some spillage. As someone who has a more shallow shape, my breasts just sort of spilled into the cups; there was no gapping or cutting in, just a kind of pleasant cradling. I’d also be wary of this bra if you have softer breasts or prefer a lot of shaping. The stretchy lace and relatively unstructured cup don’t offer a lot of support on their own. This is a bra that would likely work best for firmer breasts.

For the knickers, the fit of the panties was very small. I could have easily used an XL or maybe even an XXL as the knickers I purchased felt like a S/M. They dug into my hips and thighs and were just was not comfortable. So unless you’re able to size up (for example, you usually purchase a S), I’d avoid the matching panties and just coordinate the bra with something else.

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Though this bra is available in C cups, I really think of Timpa as more of a an A and B cup brand. Their strength is in offering a beautiful, unpadded bra for smaller busts. I love that the Duet Lace bra is availble in up to 38 bands, and it’d be wonderful to see it in 40, 42, and 44 bands as the large back/small bust customer is woefully underserved. On a personal note, I kind of wish I’d bought this in black or beige. Timpa also makes this bra in a beautiful chocolate color, and I’m thinking of picking that up as an option for a nude bra. But like I said, it’s great to see a small bust specialist on the market who’s offering something different from padded, pushup, contour t-shirt bras.

A couple of last notes…the price point on this bra is sweet: around $36 full price and $20 on sale. The matching panties are around $25 full price and $15 on sale. Timpa offers this bra in a ton of colors, so there’s almost always one on sale or about to be on sale…which means you can get a very good bra set for less than $50. I’m also interested in trying their new mesh demi (I love mesh) in black. While I like to machine wash when I can get away with it, this is not a bra I would subject to the dryer. It’s so stretchy that drying would genuinely ruin it. I’m going to totally wash and dry those knickers though. They need more stretch.

Overall, I’m very happy with the Timpa Duet bra and I highly recommend it, provided you fit within their size range and fit specifications. The knickers, I’d avoid, at least if you’re larger than a size Small.

Have you tried Timpa? What did you think?

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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Sale Lingerie of the Week: Secrets in Lace Flirt Babydoll

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Sometimes, you just want to go back to the basics with something plain, simple and fun. Despite their name, babydolls are an incredibly versatile item of lingerie. When I’m answering questions from readers who want something a bit more boudoir-friendly but that doesn’t seem too risque or inaccessible (especially when you’re new to lingerie), I often recommend flowing, floaty items like chemises, gowns, and babydolls. And of course, when it comes to lingerie materials, black mesh is one of my all-time favorites.

This Secrets in Lace Flirt Babydoll was originally $49. It’s now $34.30. Sizing is S-XL, with XL fitting bra sizes of approximately 38D and 40B/40C. There’s only the one color available in this style (black), but Secrets in Lace does offer other babydoll styles in pink, cream, or red if black isn’t your preference. The thong shown in the image above is also included.

What do you think of Secrets in Lace? Have you ever bought anything from them before?

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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Review: Miss Crofton Lingerie

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Today’s review, much like the actual lingerie, is short and sweet. If you only have a second to read this before you need to move on, let me just say I am very happy with this bra and panty set from Miss Crofton. In fact, I liked it much more than I thought I would. Let’s start by talking about the comfort level, which, as you know, is pretty important to me when it comes to my undergarments. This set, contrary to any dissenting suspicions or expectations, was incredibly comfortable. I’d even venture to say it was deceptively comfortable. I put it on and promptly forgot about it, which is the pinnacle for lingerie for me and very rarely achieved. And though I usually avoid both ruffles and floral prints, I found both of those qualities to be endearing when coming from Miss Crofton. I didn’t choose this set (the designer picked it for me), however, I’m quite pleased with her selection.

Miss Crofton’s strength as a brand is in the use gorgeous textiles. Their fabrics are, in a word, delightful. This is a label that plays with color, texture and print in equal measure, preferring to use simple silhouettes that really let the materials shine. I personally wish I had a camisole or chemise made out of the fabric above; it’d be perfect for laying around the house in. I also enjoyed details like the velvet ribbon bow on the panty and it’s color-coordinated deep scarlet gusset. This is a fun, vintage-inspired lingerie set that doesn’t tip into the realm of pinup. It retains a sense of whimsy.

A couple of other construction notes: as you can see, this is not a structured bralette. You’re not going to get a lot of support from this design and that’s okay. Support is not really the name of the game for this material or style. I honestly found it to be more supportive than I expected (keeping in mind that my bust is more or less self-supporting). The elastic trim around the top, bottom, and sides helped with keeping everything in place. The back uses a rather interesting closure (a loop of elastic slipped into a hooked fastener…I don’t know the name of it), and though it appeared flimsy, it stayed in place all day and through repeated wears. Aside from the elastic trim, the material itself was non-stretch (so there’s some “bagginess” in the cut) which was a bit of a surprise for me though not a problem.

All in all, I’d call this set a win. I’ve been a fan of Miss Crofton for awhile, and based on my experience here, I would definitely buy from the label. I love the idea of owning unique prints and patterns I won’t see elsewhere, and the brand’s aesthetic seems just as suitable for daily wear as it does for lounging.

What do you think of Miss Crofton Lingerie? Would you buy anything from this company?

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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A Quick Look at the New Intimate Britney Spears Lingerie Collection

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A couple of days ago, during New York Fashion Week, Britney Spears debuted her new lingerie collection, The Intimate Britney Spears. As is to be expected for a celebrity of her calibre, there was a lot of buzz about the launch; I’ve seen articles everywhere from the NYTimes to MTV. There’s also been a significant uptake by retail stores, mostly in Europe (more on that later), but a little in the US. Bare Necessities appears to have an online exclusive for much of the lingerie, and Classic Shapewear will carry at least some of the loungewear (I found this webpage for a pair of Britney Spears’ sweatpants though you can’t actually search for items). And wisely, The Intimate Britney Spears website is enabled for sales.

The Amaryllis Collection - My favorite of the debut "stories" or ranges, I thought the loungewear for this collection was very strong. The long nightdress in particular is an excellent piece. I wouldn't be surprised if this becomes continuity.

The Amaryllis Collection – My favorite of the debut “stories” or ranges, I thought the loungewear for this collection was very strong, and the use of lace is sure to appeal to the target customer demographic. The long nightdress in particular is an excellent piece (And I think the best piece of all from the entire debut collection), and I wouldn’t be surprised if this series becomes continuity.

Ambrosia Collection - I like the color story for this range (seafoam and pink), but the actual silhouettes are nothing to get excited over. This seams to be a case where Change pulled directly from patterns that were already working for them, and it shows.

The Ambrosia Collection - I like the color story for this range (seafoam and pink), but the actual silhouettes are nothing to get excited over. This seams to be a case where Change pulled directly from patterns that were already working for them, and it shows. In addition, with only two looks, this series should have been expanded or dropped.

I admit, this is not a brand I was interested in personally. Britney Spears is not a fashion icon of mine, and I have no special desire to model my look after her. However, professionally, as someone who watches and reports on lingerie news, I was very intrigued by the prospect of what would be on offer. And to be perfectly honest, I was hoping for something a little showgirl-y and dynamic. It goes without saying that celebrity collaborations in the lingerie world are nothing new. Jessica Simpson had her own lingerie line for a minute (though I haven’t seen it sold anywhere in ages). More recently, Agent Provocateur collaborated with Penelope and Monica Cruz for the L’Agent by AP line (which, despite their design claims, contains a number of reworked AP pieces), and Dita von Teese is working with Diamond Cut, International on her own range (which, after a rocky first season, has turned into a collection I genuinely love). Even before that, Elle Macpherson and Stella McCartney licensed their names to Bendon Group, and Bettie Page’s estate did the same for Secrets in Lace. So the concept of a celebrity adding visibility or cachet to a lingerie company is nothing new.

The Anemone Collection - This is my second favorite, and the one I like the most personally (as in, the range I'd be most likely to wear myself). But I love black lingerie, so that's to be expected. I especially like the knickers here, and I thought the bras were nice with the wireless triangle cup being a standout.

The Anemone Collection – This is my second favorite, and the one I like most on a personal level (as in, I’d wear it). However, I love black lingerie, so take that as you will. I’m especially a fan of the knickers here, and I thought the bras were pleasant enough, with the wireless triangle cup being the star. The lounge dresses, though, never really rise above the level of, “Oh, that’s nice.”

The Angelica Collection - Like the Ambrosia series, I enjoy the color story here (grey and pink should make an appearance more often in lingerie), however all the shapes just feel "done." I asked myself if I would care if Britney Spears' name wasn't attached to this...and the answer is no.

The Angelica Collection – Like the Ambrosia series, I enjoy the color story here (grey and pink should make an appearance more often in lingerie), however all the shapes just feel “done.” I asked myself if I would care if the Britney Spears name wasn’t attached to this, and the answer is no. Of the five looks, I’d say the first and last are the strongest, but neither of them is especially strong when compared outside of this particular brand.

In the case of The Intimate Britney Spears, this collaboration is happening through Change Lingerie, a Danish lingerie company founded in 1995 (which is why most of this new collection’s stockists are in Europe). The benefits of this collaboration are that The Intimate Britney Spears can lean upon Change Lingerie’s extensive manufacturing and industry connections, regarding both sizing and distribution. The downside, however, is that Change already has an established look and way of doing things…so one has to wonder just how creative, innovative, and “Britney-like” this new collection will be.

The Bergonia Collection - Another gorgeous color (I love deep, charcoal-y grays for winter), but again, the shapes fall flat. The center bra, a non-padded underwire, is all right, but I honestly think this entire range could have been edited out with no loss to the debut collection. The sense I get overall is that there was not enough editing done before release.

The Bergonia Collection – Another gorgeous color (I love deep, charcoal-y grays for winter), but again, the shapes are basic. The center bra, a non-padded underwire, is all right, but I wonder if this entire range could have been edited out with no loss to the debut collection. The sense I get overall is that there was not enough editing done before release; too many looks are included.

The Buttercup Collection - Another beautiful color (albeit a bit of an odd choice for Autum/Winter), this collection felt the most 'Britney-like' to me. I'm getting very 2001 "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" vibes here, and I'm going to assume that's intentional. The triangle wireless is definitely a standout. Sadly, those shorts in the first image appear to not be available for sale.

The Buttercup Collection – I know you’re tired of me saying, but this is a great color (albeit a bit of an odd choice for Autumn/Winter), this collection felt the most ‘Britney-like’ to me. I’m getting very 2001 “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman” vibes here, and I’m going to assume that’s intentional. The triangle wireless is definitely a standout. Sadly, those shorts in the first image appear to not be available for sale, which is a shame because they’re great.

Sad to say, almost all of the looks fell flat for me. I didn’t see anything daring, interesting, or even mildly thought-provoking. It all felt like I’d seen it before. While, like many people, I’m glad the company is offering full bust sizes (up to a J cup), the garments I saw online are just…unimpressive. They’re not ugly; they’re just middle of the road and typical. This is lingerie for people that want to feel like they’re doing something different without actually doing something different. I think The Intimate Britney Spears would be right at home in your local JCPenney’s or K-Mart, and that’s not a dig against the brand. Rather, those are both very mainstream stores which would be perfectly suited for this kind of mainstream look. The price point is okay – around $50 or so for a bra and around $60 or so for a gown – but I feel like I can find pieces which are significantly more exciting for about the same amount of money. All in all, I’m underwhelmed.

The Clematis Collection - The second of two ranges that I really believe should have been edited out, I'm not sure what this series add to the overall debut. Like everything else here, it's "nice," but it also feels like something someone didn't want to get rid of...and that's not a good reason for keeping it in.

The Clematis Collection – The second of two ranges that I really believe should have been edited out, I’m not sure what this series add to the overall debut. Like everything else here, it’s “nice,” but it also feels like something someone didn’t want to get rid of…and that’s not a good reason for keeping it in.

The Jamberry (left 3) and Jasmine (right 3) Collections - These appear to be The Intimate Britney Spears' basics collection, and like most basics, there isn't anything much to say. They're all right, but I'm not sure who's buying Britney Spears lingerie to get a basic black or beige t-shirt. Using a celebrity to sell basics just doesn't make sense to me.

The Jamberry (left 3) and Jasmine (right 3) Collections – These appear to be The Intimate Britney Spears’ basics collection, and like most basics, there isn’t anything much to say. They’re all right, but I’m not also sure who’s buying Britney Spears lingerie to get a basic black or beige t-shirt. These should be folded into the regular Change collection, and The Intimate Britney Spears should focus on more fashion-oriented looks.

That said, I’m also optimistic. As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I didn’t think Dita Von Teese’s first season was exceptional either, and I’ve gone on to become a staunch brand advocate. I hope the same happens for The Intimate Britney Spears. I am always excited to see new collections celebrity or otherwise, and I hope that Change takes more risks and experiments with more looks in the upcoming seasons. To me, it’d be a shame to use the Britney Spears name to sell the same old, same old, but that might also be the point. After all, would people be as excited about Change’s usual silhouettes without the celebrity name? I think not.

What do you think of The Intimate Britney Spears? Anything you like?

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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Lingerie of the Week: What Katie Did Gwendoline Merry Widow

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Earlier this year, What Katie Did gave TLA readers a special, exclusive sneak preview of their upcoming Merry Widow designs. In case you haven’t read that article, Katie, the proprietress of What Katie Did, purchased a vintage Warner’s Merrywidow from me and had her factory in India replicate it with updated materials.

Among other things, What Katie Did updated this classic garment with front hook-and-eye closures and an elastic waist tape (which is much more comfortable for modern women and lingerie lovers than the vintage, inelastic waist tape!). The white version of the merry widow debuted back in April, but I’ve been holding out for the black lace ‘Gwendoline’ version which is finally available now.

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I feel like anyone who knows me won’t be surprised by the fact that I prefer the black lace. I mean, the white mesh is all right. I certainly wouldn’t say no if it turned up in my lingerie drawer, but the thing that makes my heart beat a little faster is the black lace. There’s just something so seductive about it. It feels almost scandalous, naughty even, but in a very black-and-white-television-crime-drama kind of way (am I making any sense at all?). I also like the choice of panty. You can go with a skimpier, string style Brazilian bikini (not based on a vintage silhouette, but still awesome) or the retro full brief with garters and a shaping panel (shown just above). I honestly can’t decide which I like more.

The Merry Widow comes in sizes 32B thru 38D. The bikini panty is available in US sizes 4-12 while the brief panty ranges in size from US 6-14. There’s also a coordinating cone bra if that’s more your style (though bullet bras don’t work very well with my bustline). The Merry Widow retails for $150. The bikini panty is $45.50. And the brief panty is $89.50. I don’t know if these are seasonal or continuity pieces, but I’d err on the side of assuming they’re seasonal, which means they would eventually sell out.

What do you think of What Katie Did’s revived merrywidow? Does it have a place in your lingerie wardrobe?

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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Lingerie Lust Objects: Yasmine Eslami Serena Bodysuit

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Y’all…I want this. I know it’s completely impractical, and that I’m basically paying for the lingerie equivalent of censor bars over my nipples, but I don’t care. I love it.

Yasmine Eslami is a name I feel like I’ve heard before, but that I never got around to checking out until recently. They’re a French label, based out of Paris, and they work with basic, simple silhouettes in bold colors. Their Serena collection, which is what this bodysuit is from, plays with the strikingly graphic contrast of black chiffon against transparent tulle. It’s a bit of a fakeout; you look like you’re wearing just a bralette and a skimpy pair of panties, but it’s really an all-in-one. For some reason, I adore that.

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Obviously, this is not a line with support at the front and center of their aesthetic. But if you have smaller breasts or self-supporting breasts or if you just don’t care (all perfectly valid options), it’s wonderful. I kind of want to pair this with a blazer and slacks (à la YSL’s ‘Le Smoking‘ Suit)…or at least the alternate reality high fashion version of me does.

Yasmine Eslami’s Serena Bodysuit retails for 160.00 EUR or $207 USD. Sizing is S, M, L with L fitting maximum waist-hip measurements of 29-39″. The brand’s bra size chart ends at a 36D, so I imagine that’s her cutoff for the bodysuit as well; the delicate tulle used here doesn’t look like it would offer a lot of support and shaping to a fuller bust. I don’t know of any lingerie bloggers that have reviewed the line, but the label’s been featured in Marie Claire, Vogue, Elle, Glamour, WWD, and on Garance Doré‘s website.

What do you think of this bodysuit? Is it something you would wear? Or have I finally gone off the lingerie addicted deep end?

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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Sale Lingerie of the Week: DKNY Fishnet Thigh High Stockings

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Update: Between posting this item and checking it again, the thigh highs shown below have sold out! For a replacement item, I’d recommend taking a look at Pretty Polly’s Fishnet Mock Thigh High Tights. They’re not as cheap as the DKNY stockings below, but they are a great look for fall.

nordstrom dkny fishnet stocking

We’re keeping things simple with this week’s Lingerie Sale Pick of the Week. Because what’s more classic and timeless than fishnet stockings?

I love hosiery in all its incarnations: stockings, thigh highs, tights…even socks! Some of it’s nostalgia (I did start off as a stockings blog, after all), but even more of it is versatility. There’s a lot of transformative power in legwear. Something as simple as changing your hosiery can give a completely new look to your outerwear. And unlike bras or chemises or robes, hosiery is (or can be, at least) incredibly inexpensive. Nothing else offers as many options for your dollar (or respectively unit of currency) as legwear. And though it’s rarely mentioned, thigh highs and stockings in particular (i.e. hosiery without the panties attached) are very good for women dealing with certain intimate issues like vestibulitis or chronic infections.

These DKNY thigh highs are currently on sale for $11.98, or 40% off the original price of $20.00, at Nordstrom.com. They’re available in two colors (black and beige) and two sizes (S/M and M/L). As with all our sale features, limited sizing and availability may apply.

Do you own many thigh highs in your lingerie wardrobe? And what do you think about the versatility of hosiery?

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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