Lingerie of the Week: Selina Bond Lingerie Lace Plunge Basque
Though I'm quite happy with my size, there's one particular time when I wish I could alter my dimensions a little, and it's when a stunningly beautiful lingerie sample becomes available for sale. Sharp-eyed lingerie addicts may recognize Selina Bond from last year's De Montfort University Lingerie Graduates article. Her 'Bella Suora' collection was inspired by Italian widows and nuns, and the inimitable Threnody in Velvet even modeled several of her pieces last summer.
As a fan of black lace (second only to black mesh) I found myself immediately drawn to this lace plunge basque. I love the cutaway gore with the lace detailing, and the window over the chest and stomach almost reminds me of a church window; this piece feels like the lingerie version of a gothic cathedral. And if you're a collector, how can you resist the thrill of a luxury one-off that will likely never be produced again?
If you're into matching sets, there's also a skirted lace garter belt (click on the Threnody in Velvet link above to see it) selling for just over $60. You'd need to find your own knickers, but I feel like a pair of plain black silk briefs would be the best thing for this sort of ensemble. After all, the focus should be on the stunning lace.
Have you ever purchased a lingerie sample before? Anything you feel TLA readers should keep in mind?
Please note: This is a sample garment, which means it's only available in the one size shown.