Very often, I focus on the more fashion-oriented or editorial lines on TLA. There’s not as much space devoted to practical, everyday intimates, and that’s largely a reflection of where my own thoughts are. That said, it’s always nice to feature a range which has the perfect fusion of the pretty and the practical. When Journelle first announced their in-house designed lingerie collection, I admit to being skeptical. As you […]
The vast majority of lingerie is manufactured outside of the United States. There are various reasons why, but the root of this phenomenon is simple: US labor is expensive. In fact, the cost of labor is the most expensive part of making lingerie. Since apparel, especially lingerie, is undervalued in the current retail market, manufacturers are continuously looking for cheaper ways to manufacture their products. This means trade agreements, like […]
The modern day sheer-tulle-with-tattoo-lace trend can largely be attributed to Fleur of England. Whilst I’m hesitant to claim the brand invented it, they’re almost certainly responsible for driving it to such widespread and recent popularity. Skivvies By For Love & Lemons has certainly capitalised on the tattoo lace trend. The bulk of the brand’s designs utilise the lace appliqué mesh technique with various strappy attachments.
Uye Surana is an independent brand from NYC with a commitment to ethical manufacturing, supportive bralets and gorgeous textiles. Their products are all sewn in-house in small quantities, and Surana’s designs offer a refreshing take on the overdone strappy trend. Delicate lace trims and plays on transparency/opacity make the aesthetic look fresh and appealing. The brand also has some gorgeous colourways and textiles on offer (including hand-floral-dyed silk). I’ve been wanting to try Uye Surana for a while, so felt pretty lucky when I offered some of their products to review. I chose the Claire bralet, panty and a Deep-V Layering cami.
Victoria’s Secret has had a tumultuous year. Slow to pivot into the bralette trend that’s been taking over intimate apparel and even slower to take advantage of the industry’s shift towards more natural styling and models, VS had been forced into the unenviable position of playing catch-up. This year, the company dropped their catalog and swim divisions and relaunched their athleisure collections, but sales have remained low, especially compared to […]