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Introducing Andrée Ciccarelli: Made to Order Luxury Lingerie

Andree Ciccarelli floral garter

Andrée Ciccarelli is a new face in the luxury lingerie market. Making her debut at last season’s Lingerie Fashion Week, Andrée showcased her love of intricate laces and detailed appliques. This well-edited collection is a strong first showing for this made-to-order brand, with several pieces showing promise of a distinctive point of view that will hopefully blossom with subsequent seasons.

Delicately sheer lace bras are daringly cut in demi styles, with eyelash lace provocatively used to great effect to barely cover the nipple. This makes for a super sexy look for smaller cup sizes, with the wide set straps and plunging cut really setting off petite frames. Fuller cup sizes may not find much support in these styles, though I’m thinking they might make for a cheeky, quarter cup look where a little spilling out will be part of their appeal.



The strappy suspender belt is a fresh approach to the rather tired strappy trend when adorned with romantic lace flowers that sparkle with Swarovski crystals at their centers. This embellishment adds feminine charm to the harder edges of the satin elastic straps, making for a nice study in contrasts. There are four attached garters, at front and sides, leaving the back delightfully bare.

It is in loungewear that I feel Andrée Ciccarelli is at its finest. There are two classically-styled robes that are truly glamorous. Both feature chiffon collars that add visual interest and serve as ties in the front. The long chiffon gown is expertly edged in Chantilly lace along the cuffs and sweeping hem. Swoon!

The lace pants are a delightfully unexpected addition, and can be worn from the boudoir to the club to the beach. Since they are made to order, hopefully with an inseam length, I wish they had a hem with a bit more presence. While these are special as-is, a more dramatic hem would make them spectacular.

Andrée’s showcase piece is a couture lace jacket, constructed of French needle lace and embellished with floral appliques with Swarovski crystal centers. This beauty is lined with silk chiffon and features custom designed Swarovski shank buttons and specialized corset busk closures. A true work of art that showcases the brand’s exceptional lace and applique expertise.

All pieces are made-to-order in NYC with your measurements, roughly sizes XS-XL. Bras are available in band sizes 30-38, with cup sizes A-DD. Andrée also offers bespoke couture services for one-of-a-kind commissions.

Andree Ciccarelli jacket and panties

Andree Ciccarelli sheer robe

Andree Ciccarelli long robe

Andree Ciccarelli short robe

Andree Ciccarelli lace pants

Andree Ciccarelli lingerie

Andree Ciccarelli panties

Andree Ciccarelli lace bra and high waist panty

Andree Ciccarelli strappy garter back

Andree Ciccarelli bralette and half slip

Andree Ciccarelli lingerie 2

Photographed by Cooper Naitove.

What do you think of Andrée Ciccarelli’s debut collection? Do you have a favorite look?

 


Laurie
Laurie Shapiro

Laurie Shapiro is the former owner and designer of the luxury lingerie label, Toad Lillie. Based in Seattle, WA, she now helps lingerie businesses engage their customers through brand communications and social media.

8 Comments on this post

  1. Cassandra says:

    I don’t get it! I’ve seen lingerie with far more intriguing design being highly criticized on this blog and not because of poor quality. Yes, It’s great that they work with the client’s measurements, but honestly other than this, I don’t see anything special in their design.

    • Cora Cora says:

      And that’s fine. We don’t expect 100% of our readers to agree with our 100% of our content. We also haven’t talked about this brand since 2014…and it’s now 2018.

      Wishing you well,
      Cora

  2. Ms. Bee says:

    So gorgeous. Thank you for sharing these

  3. Courtney Spahan says:

    lovelly!
    I do agree the pants would look just that much more special with a more interesting hem. I had the same feeling with dotties delights sheer show full jumper. just a touch of something to finish it.

    • Laurie Laurie says:

      Hi Courtney, Yes! A slightly more interesting hem would go a long way to elevate the style. I didn’t notice it as much for on the Dottie’s Delights jumper, probably because the legs were much fuller. It’s the little details that go a long way :)

  4. Lynda says:

    Very beautiful designs. The Sàls garter belt and the Sira bra look gorgeous. I also appreciate the large range of sizes available. Thanks for making me discover this very promising designer.

    • Laurie Laurie says:

      So glad you enjoyed the post, Lynda! In addition to their size chart, Andrée will work with a client’s measurements which is great news for people who may fall out of the size range.

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