La Perla Lingerie A/W 2013
For many lingerie addicts, La Perla was the first name they associated with luxury lingerie. One of the first truly world-famous lingerie labels, La Perla, which translates to “The Pearl,” was founded in 1954 by a corset maker named Ada Masotti. Like many designer European lingerie houses, the brand is known for its use of silk, lace, and tulle in creating fine lingerie. My favorite piece is the lace babydoll below (you all know how I feel about sheer black lingerie), but the red lace bra a bit further down comes in a close second. I don’t think this is one of La Perla’s strongest collections (Spring/Summer 2012 was, to put it simply, exquisite), but I do see quite a few pieces that could rightfully appear on someone’s holiday lingerie wishlist. La Perla offers items in Italian sizes 1 thru 5, which roughly corresponds to XS thru XL or 0 thru 14 in US sizing. Prices for this collection start at around $100 and go up to around $1300 US. La Perla ships worldwide.