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Lingerie Wishlist: Yasmine Eslami Serena Bodysuit

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Y'all... I want this. I know it's completely impractical, and that I'm basically paying for the lingerie equivalent of censor bars over my nipples, but I don't care. I love it.

Yasmine Eslami is a name I feel like I've heard before, but that I never got around to checking out until recently. They're a French label, based out of Paris, and they work with basic, simple silhouettes in bold colors.



Their Serena collection, which is what this bodysuit is from, plays with the strikingly graphic contrast of black chiffon against transparent tulle. It's a bit of a fakeout; you look like you're wearing just a bralette and a skimpy pair of panties, but it's really an all-in-one. For some reason, I adore that.

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Obviously, this is not a line with support at the front and center of their aesthetic. But if you have smaller breasts or self-supporting breasts or if you just don't care (all perfectly valid options), it's wonderful. I kind of want to pair this with a blazer and slacks (à la YSL's 'Le Smoking' Suit)... or at least the alternate-reality high fashion version of me does.

Yasmine Eslami's Serena Bodysuit retails for 160.00 EUR or $207 USD. Sizing is S, M, L with L fitting maximum waist-hip measurements of 29-39".

The brand's bra size chart ends at a 36D, so I imagine that's her cutoff for the bodysuit as well; the delicate tulle used here doesn't look like it would offer a lot of support and shaping to a fuller bust. I don't know of any lingerie bloggers who have reviewed the line, but the label's been featured in Marie Claire, Vogue, Elle, Glamour, WWD, and on Garance Doré's website.

What do you think of this bodysuit? Is it something you would wear? Or have I finally gone off the lingerie addicted deep end?

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Cora
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.

8 Comments on this post

  1. Samantha says:

    I really love the aesthetic of the Yasmine Eslami brand and have worn it for many years. I read this style as tongue in cheek. I like the lightness of the pieces and the way they feel cool and refined even though everything is simple – often I feel like small bust lingerie styles are infantilizing. I feel good about myself and I’m comfortable wearing them. I’ve found the fit (important to me, given what I enjoy here) when bras are sized by band and cup very reliable, but the sizing of the pieces listed as 1-3 (sometimes listed as small to large from North American retailers) was less comparable to sizing I’m familiar with. The 1 is closer to an extra small (dress size 34/36, with a 32 A/B bra), 2 a generous small (listed as 38/40, and a 34 B/C bra), 3 a medium (a 42/44, 36 B/C), and these things aren’t necessarily listed with any online retailers. These tops don’t fit me (sorry!) and for my frame the bottoms feel scaled small (I generally wear the same size as the fit models used for young women’s clothes, but do not have a frame as narrow as someone modelling women’s couture would and wear both the size 2 and 3 panties, depending on the style). Only a couple of bras are fit by band and cup, the brand uses the same few patterns for everything, throw in geographical accessibility factors (cost of shipping, option to return if purchased in North America, exchange rates, French style customer service); it’s really probably fine, from where I’m standing, that inaccessibility is the other big part of the brand.

  2. Lynda says:

    At first I wasn’t sure what to think of this design and I didn’t try it when I visited her shop last month but it actually looks stunning. I ended up buying a soft bra from the Selena line and I absolutely love it. The design is very simple yet elegant and the quality of the fabric is great. Very comfortable and soft on the skin. Hopefully I will be able to try the body next time I go to Paris.

  3. Lola says:

    I love this, it’s fun, playful and sexy. If they did it in a brown skin tone I would save all my pennies

  4. Sasha says:

    I dislike this, actually. At first it was intriguing. The more I looked at it, though, the more I found it was leaving a kind of bad taste in my mouth. But in my eyes. lol To me, it inspired a mix of 2D paperdolls and Dexter by the slightly frosty color of the clear binding. *grimace*

  5. Magen says:

    I dig it, and if I had the body and extra money I would totally rock it. Can’t say if I would be daring enough to just wear it under a blazer though but I do love it.

  6. Rachel says:

    I was initially turned off by it because, like you said, it’s a censor bar for your nipples. But the more I looked at it, I liked it. You can’t help but stare at it because it looks like a basic bra/knickers, but something is off. But no, I wouldn’t wear it. More avant garde than my aesthetic is.

    • Cora Cora says:

      Right! That kind of conveys how I came around to it. At first I was like, “Hmmm…” and then I was like, “Oh, that’s interesting.” And now I’m like, “Oh, I like it.” Personally, I love the concept (though I don’t know if I’m bold enough to pull it off); I am wary of how the tulle might appear on darker skintones though. Depending on the type and thickness, it could run the risk of looking “ashy.”

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