If you’re a regular reader here, you’ll probably remember Dorina from some of my earlier blog posts. They’re a decades-old lingerie and swimwear brand that’s focussed on providing stylish everyday designs at affordable prices.
I am delighted to be delving into my local Barcelona lingerie scene today by introducing you to another fabulous indie lingerie brand: ai!culotte by Paula Botana. This ethically-produced, slow-fashion label creates underwear which comes in vibrant colour schemes and uses fun and unexpected combinations of prints.
What to do when you want, say, a pair of sheer tights that won’t break the bank but you also want to shop sustainably? That’s where we get to the two man-made eco-friendly hosiery options I’m going to talk about today: recycled hosiery, and biodegradable hosiery.
Founded in 2017 by Kadrija Rušitović, shortly after she graduated from a design course, Beba’s collection is awash with gorgeous fabrics, eye-catching silhouettes, and metal logo hardware which is lavished across many of the pieces in multiple designs and sizes.
What Dorina does best is ‘not-so-basic basics’, ultra-wearable everyday pieces that will still make you feel chic and pretty. It’s the kind of thing you can treat yourself to for Valentine’s, without worrying that it’s only going to get worn once and then forgotten about.
I’m returning to my natural and sustainable hosiery series today with this penultimate installment, all about cashmere hosiery. As I mentioned in my previous article on wool hosiery, cashmere is in fact wool, but a particularly luxurious variety.
There is one level of matchy-matchy I have yet to achieve: a lingerie set with matching thigh high stockings. I don’t just mean colour-coordinated, I mean matching. Same lace, same print… a true, head-to-toe suspender lingerie set. Sound appealing?
Online retailer Lovehoney keeps on upping its lingerie game with its in-house collection, with each season bringing ever-more stylish, eye-catching and trend-focussed designs to lust after. And their latest release, the Captivate range, may just be my favourite Lovehoney offering of all time.
Even in a pandemic, creativity can thrive, and one of my favourite things to come out of 2020 was the newly-launched lingerie label Elena di Cuori which debuted online in June. It’s a luxury line centered around two things: sensual and sophisticated design, and “traditional, Made in Italy craftsmanship”.
We’re at the start of another new year, which means lingerie trend prediction time! But before I dive into what I think will be some of 2021’s biggest lingerie trends, let’s take a look back at my last set of predictions and how on or off the mark they were…