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Lingerie from a Fairy Tale: Spotlight on Buttress and Snatch

Diamond Swarovski Set

Buttress & Snatch is a British brand famous for two things: 1) their vintage-inspired and completely theatrical burlesque style and 2) their commitment to making all their lingerie by hand in the UK. Founded in 1999 by Rachel Kenyon, Buttress & Snatch counts celebrities like Madonna, Christina Aguilera and Beth Ditto among its clients. Almost all the pieces have frills or ruffles or crystals or roses because this is lingerie that is meant to be seen.

Unfortunately, the company doesn't deviate much from the a traditional size range. Bras are 32B to 36D with a few E cups sprinkled here and there, and panties are S, M, & L. And this is definitely a high-end, luxury brand with the bras shown here starting around £79.00 or ~$120.00. I will say that for a handmade British label, I did expect more sizes to be available, but hopefully the company has plans to expand. (Editors Note: As of 2016, Buttress and Snatch produces lingerie in up to J cup and a size 22 UK!) My favorite bra is the Ballerina Tulle in black. I adore how it's just fancy enough.

What do you think of Buttress and Snatch? Have you heard of this label before?

Queen of the Clover Set

Golden Rose Set

White Swan Set

Ballerina Bianca Set

Black Swan Set

Black Ballerina Set

Georgiana Set

Victoria Regina Set

Black Widow Set

Black Maria Set

Marie Lloyd Set

Coachanella Set




Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. Author of In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that everyone who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.