I know, I know…I thought my Best of 2016 posts would be the end too, but it turns out I had more to say. Or show. Anyway! Lots of sparkle ahead.
The final Holiday Lingerie Shopping Guide is (finally) here, and this one is always my favorite to put together. At that $500 and beyond price point, where money is no object, you find some truly extraordinary, breathtaking lingerie. Here is where designers can throw caution to the wind and absolutely show off, sourcing the best silks, velvets, and laces in the world to make your intimate attire.
Every year, I think about collapsing the traditional five Holiday Lingerie Shopping Guides into two or three. Maybe doing two shopping guide for everything that’s under $249 and over $250, for example. And honestly, because I’ve been having so much trouble with time management this season, that may have been a good idea. 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 experimentation, playfulness, artistry – it’s all different.
I know I’m really coming down to the wire here, but I promise these last three Holiday Lingerie Shopping Guides are worth waiting for. Of all the guides, the $100-$250 price range is my personal favorite to shop within because this is where you tip over into real luxury. I’m talking made-in-France, 100% silk, limited edition type of luxury – the kind of lingerie you’ll value for years to come, not just a few months after the holiday.
The second Holiday Lingerie Shopping Guide is ready to go, and, as the title says we’re upping the stakes a bit with beautiful lingerie gifts from $50-$99.99. I love this price category because it’s low enough to be accessible to many but also high to buy something truly special. For example, today’s tribute to holiday lingerie shopping contains everything from velvet fringed bra sets to dramatic vintage-inspired peignors to luxurious elbow-length lace gloves.