Shell Belle Couture Lingerie A/W 2014
Shell Belle Couture has been featured on the blog several times over the past few years. Their Spring/Summer 2014 collection was another wonderful example of how the brand continues to breezily bridge beach and boudoir. Their most recent Autumn/Winter 2014 collection is their richest and most decadent yet, employing fine silks, tulles, and laces to craft pieces that are effortlessly romantic.
The above robe was one of the standout pieces of NYC Lingerie Market. Sweeping batwing sleeves are deliciously edged with wide scalloped edge lace. Blush colored silk looks striking when offset with black lace piping and works well with any skin tone. This short would look just as amazing over skinny leather leggings as it would over nothing at all.
The robe is shown topping a matching bra and tap pant set. The lace is used to its advantage again in this design, appliqued onto panels that form a scalloped hem that mirror the lace's edge. While these shorts would be luxurious (and comfortable) lounge pieces, the sheer lace in front is delightfully naughty.
Shell Belle Couture's A/W 2014 collection features several swoon-worthy lounge pieces. From shorts and tops to more traditional pajamas. These tops feature delicate details like intricate lace cut-outs and rows of dainty fabric covered buttons. It would be a shame to keep these silk masterpieces in the bedroom as they can easily be shown off with sexy skirts for date night.
My favorite lingerie top is a lace and mesh stunner with tiers of scalloped lace in a swingy, easy-to-wear t-shirt style. I love how the hem is slightly cropped and takes advantage of the dramatic scalloped edge. It is fabulously sexy worn sheer by itself, but would get lots of use worn over your favorite bras and tanks too.
Over the past several seasons Shell Belle Couture has consistently crafted exquisite slip dresses and chemises and this season is no exception. While the intricacies of lace make these true heirloom pieces, it is their elegantly easy-breezy style that make these pieces you'll want to indulge in again and again. The following sheer lace chemise is designed for the ultimate seduction, practically whispering sweet nothings across the skin, and is equally stunning in ivory (one of our honeymoon lingerie favorites!).
What do you think of Shell Belle Couture's most recent collection? Do you have a favorite style from the line? Would you wear a pajama top or robe as outerwear?