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Sale Lingerie of the Week: Marika Vera Signature Tulle Bodysuit

Editor's Note: This article contains nudity.

marika vera signature tulle bodysuit crop

The sale lingerie of the week feature returns with my all-time favorite lingerie material... sheer black mesh. I feel like, at some point, I should write an article exploring my love of all things black and sheer. After all, I talk about it all the time.

But for today, let's just say that I've been visiting this bodysuit since December, and I was ecstatic to see that it was on sale (yes, I visit the items I covet... I'm a bit obsessed).

marika vera signature tulle bodysuit

Marika Vera is an independent luxury label based out of Mexico, a country that's rather underrepresented when it comes to lingerie brands.  Their Queen of the Galaxy collection from 2012 was stellar (no pun intended), and after laying low for a few seasons, I'm pleased to see that Marika Vera has returned with a new, lower-priced diffusion line.

I already thought these pieces were incredibly affordable, but on sale, they're basically a steal. The Moss Body Tulle, today's featured item, originally retailed for $50.00 and is now selling for $33.00. And if bodysuits aren't your thing, there's also an oversized mesh t-shirt version of this (perfect for summer, maybe?) on sale for $30.00.

marika vera marine oversized top

I have to say... I hope the massive sale combined with the lack of a new editorial collection doesn't presage bad things. It's harder than ever before for a luxury brand to make it, but I definitely want to see what Marika Vera comes out with next.

Have you heard of this label before? And would you try this bodysuit?

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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.

6 Comments on this post

  1. Estelle says:

    Oh, gorgeous! Not so much a fan of the t-shirt but that bodysuit is beautiful. I wasn’t aware MK had launched a diffusion line, I can’t believe how cheap it is knowing what her main line costs. Would totally be buying this if only the postage to the UK didn’t cost more than the item itself :( Oh well, maybe another time if I’m buying more than one item…

    • Cora Cora says:

      I know, right?! This whole thing went under the radar, which is just…not good.

      I also completely empathize about the postage thing. I was looking at picking up a few goodies from a lingerie store in Europe, and the shipping was about 3 times as much as the item. That’s a no go.

  2. Gosh, I think I’m in love! That bodysuit it just so elegant. I wish it was offered in an XS, but I see they do offer custom services.

  3. Alexandra says:

    Why do you believe it is harder today for a luxury brand to make it?

    • Cora Cora says:

      I’d say three main reasons:

      1) Because the start-up costs involved in a luxury brand are higher. Lingerie materials in general are expensive; materials suitable for a luxe range are even more expensive. This is especially true if you’re independent as you can’t take advantage of bulk pricing.
      2) Retailers are more conservative regarding their buys. 6 years ago (i.e. pre-recession) there were tons of luxury brands, and lots of indie boutiques were taking a chance on them. Now, retailers are shifting towards less risky/more well-known names and styles…which pushes out luxury brands from their buying plan.
      3) Consumers in general are shifting towards wanting more for less money. Many consumers do not want to spend three figures or so on their intimate apparel, so it’s harder for luxury brands to build and keep a customer base.

      Now, in some respects (particularly marketing and direct sales), it’s also easier. Sites like Etsy and Big Cartel has given brands who would never have had a chance to sell to consumers 20 years ago (because the intimate apparel industry is notoriously closed off) the opportunity to make it. And the rise of social media marketing, newsletter marketing, and digital advertising has enabled brands to circumvent traditional routes of promoting themselves. But the flip side of more brands is more competition, and that combined with the costs of starting up plus a conservative buying culture is why I think it’s harder to really be a success.

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