Lingerie of the Week: DDSLL Girls Satin Bodysuit
I'm fairly certain I've mentioned this before, but one of the things that's really important to me on TLA is actively looking for and featuring new designers. Like many people, I have my personal favorite lingerie brands, both in terms of fit and aesthetics, but if I only ever talked about my favorites, the blog would get pretty boring and predictable after awhile. I also believe there's immeasurable value in keeping abreast of and supporting potential new players in the industry. After all, you never know who's going to be the next big thing.
DDSLL Girls is a small womenswear brand out of Latvia that focuses on unique, one-of-a-kind apparel and accessories. I first ran across them a few months ago while searching for a velvet bodysuit, and I recently stopped by again when Catherine from Kiss Me Deadly told me about these satin bodysuits. Despite this being only my second encounter with the brand, they've been on Etsy for over two years now and have made over 1300 sales.
Part of why I like these bodysuits is because they're so different. It may sound a bit strange, but I can often recognize a lingerie company's country of origin based on their overall design aesthetic. France has a look. The UK has a look. Italy has a look. The US has a look. And so forth and so on. While that's a great party trick, it can also result in the lingerie world seeming... well, a little boring and predictable. After all, most of the lingerie that's talked about comes out of one of those four countries.
The great thing about lingerie coming out of countries that aren't usually identified with intimate apparel (like Latvia) is not only the new and interesting design aesthetic, but also that you can see people taking risks, exploring boundaries, and playing with possibilities. No, these bodysuits aren't for everyone. They're not engineered for mass appeal. But it is exciting to see someone experimenting with what they can do.
I could see pairing these bodysuits with a pair of wide-legged trousers. Or maybe even contrasting them with a tweed pencil skirt. I like the idea of juxtaposing satin and lace with more robust, heavily textured materials. Because of DDSLL's "one of a kind" aesthetic, each bodysuit is only available in one size; the beige in XS/S and the blush in S/M. However, this Etsy seller does custom make items to order, so I would inquire about their potential size range if you like these but need another size or would prefer another color (I quite like the idea of burgundy satin with black lace, myself). Lastly, the beige bodysuit sells for $72 USD while the blush one retails for $80 USD.
What do you think of these bodysuits? Are they something you could see yourself wearing? And was there anything in the DDSLL store that caught your eye?