A New Take on Nudes: Hidden Silhouettes and Erotic Art
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A New Take on Nudes: Hidden Silhouettes and Erotic Art

bordelle moa embroidery designed by etta shon based on nude figures by egon schiele

Bordelle 'Moa' Bodysuit

Oftentimes, when I write an article on TLA, it's less about pushing a product, and more about preserving a memory. I imagine that's at least part of why the site isn't as profitable as it could be. I've mentioned before how there just isn't much available when it comes to lingerie archives, so if I want to remember a collection (or if I want it to be accessible to others later), writing a post here is the best way to do that.



Today's article will be a little quickie (no pun intended). Erotic art toiles and nude figures in lingerie have been an off-and-on trend for the last few years. In fact, I covered them on Racked back in 2017.

While the motifs are not a frequent occurrence, these nude figures are intriguing, as they make the subtext identified with lingerie (sex, sexuality, nudity, eroticism), the text text. Though I anticipate a industry-wide regression in as far as new and exciting prints and embroideries, I can't help but hope we might eventually see more of these "new (art) nudes."

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this motif. None of these are new collections or prints (with one exception). However, each is interesting in its own way. Do you have a favorite?

Only Hearts 'Lazy Mayzie'

only hearts 'lazy mayzie' robe featuring erotic toile print

Only Hearts 'Lazy Mayzie' Robe

Erotic nude toile print from Only Hearts

Gatta Sexy Patterned Stockings

Hold up stockings with nude erotic figures

Gatta Ars Amandi Sexy Patterned Stockings 01

Bordelle 'Moa' Collection

Bordelle Moa bra, garter belt, panty set featuring embroider by Etta Shon inspired by nude art from Egon Schiele

Bordelle 'Moa' Lingerie Set

Nude Embroidery from Bordelle inspired by Egon Schiele

Hesper Fox Silk Loungewear

Art nude silk print from Hesper Fox

Hesper Fox 'Francesca' Green Silk Camisole and Short

 

Addendum: This addition was sent by TLA reader Sasha, and it's too wonderful to not include here. From Ghost Garden, a French label.


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.

3 Comments on this post

  1. nofixedstars says:

    the bordelle pieces are so well-executed, it’s hard not to pick them, but my real favourite is the stockings!

  2. F says:

    They remind me of my visit to China where we went to a museum for ladies shoes for bound feet. Some of the tiny shoes had detailed embroidered erotic images on them. These shoes with erotic images were mainly worn by sex workers but it shows that it’s an old tradition and the embroideries were beautiful. Of these modern examples my favorite are the stockings.

  3. Helen says:

    I love the lace!! Such an elegant detail

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