With little more than a week left to go until Christmas, it’s time for my second annual gift guide. I’ve already shared a list of ideas under £50 (plus some stocking filler ideas), so today I’m focussing on pieces that will set you back between £50 and £150.
Lately, a desire for visible branding has reached the world of lingerie. Influenced by both the rise of sporty, athleisure-wear and the 90s fashion revival (think Kate Moss in Calvin Klein logo-waistband briefs), logo elastic trims are everywhere right now. But that’s not the trend that this article is about.
What do you do when you can’t find your favourite lingerie brands in your country? Well for one Portugal-based woman named Kia, the answer was to launch her own boutique! The result is Killed In Action, an online store focussed on high-end, high-fashion lingerie.
I know, I know, I said I was going to get my gift guides done nice and early this year, and here I am publishing the first one two weeks before Christmas Eve. But if you still have some present-shopping to do, then this post is for you.
Today’s post is a follow-up to my recent one on gold-coloured lingerie. Because this other classic metallic can be just as beautiful and luxe! And, I would argue, even more perfect for the festive season. There’s just this definite wintery, ice-queen type vibe that comes with silver.
Bijoux Indiscrets is a Barcelona-based brand creating lingerie-adjacent accessories, from pasties to harnesses to delicate body chains. 2018 marks twelve years since they launched, and to celebrate they’ve created 12 Sexy Days, a large and luxurious gift box.
My Christmas tree is up and decorated (yep, I’m one of those people), and this year I’ve gone with a white and gold theme. I love a metallic touch all year round, but it feels especially perfect for the festive season.
Some lingerie-themed-but-not-actual-lingerie ideas. A great way to treat the lingerista in your life when you’re unsure of their size or preferred style! Many of them are also budget-friendly (prices start from around £5) so they’re perfect as stocking fillers or for Secrets Santas too.
Some of you may recall the full-bust lingerie brand Louise Ferdinand, which has now closed down. It was owned by Sandra Palmer, and 1st Man 1st Woman is her new venture. It’s a swimwear brand that launched in 2016, and unlike the earlier lingerie, it’s focussed on a core size range of XS to XL.
I buy and enjoy lingerie at a whole range of prices, from high-street pieces through to the fancy stuff. But the more I learn about lingerie, the more I’ve come to appreciate and desire those finer details you only find from expensive brands. Like many of you though, I struggle to afford them.