When Impish Lee launched its customisation tool in 2015, it was a totally new concept in the lingerie world – getting to pick your own fabrics and colours, plus make design changes such as adding or removing bows, all without having to spend time communicating back and forth with the designer.
In July I was lucky enough to visit Croatia and having sized out of last year’s swimsuits, I knew straight away that I wanted the Heka Swimsuit, named after the ancient Egyptian deity of magic and medicine. Priced at £35, this is an incredibly reasonable purchase for something which is made to my measurements.
A couple of summers ago, Chantelle sent me this bra set for an Instagram collaboration. Since then, it’s become one of my most regularly-worn sets – so much so, that I decided I would really be doing you all a disservice if I didn’t properly review it.
Last year I reviewed and compared five lingerie subscription services. Empress Mimi was one of them, and one of my two favourites. Since then, Empress Mimi has changed things up a bit. One of those changes is that each month now comes with its own theme, right down to a custom artwork on the box.
I’ve been particularly drawn to the relatively new Rougette designs by Tutti Rouge, many of which are bralettes fitted by cup and back size. Ideal for someone like me who has a large cup and small back!
I recently stumbled across the brand loveJilty on Etsy, and ended up purchasing a very budget-friendly bra set. While researching the company for that review, I found out that they were owned by the Ukrainian retailer yesUndress who also make some other brands. One of them is Keòsme, and I instantly fell in love.
One of the swimsuits I took with me on holiday is this Art Deco One Shoulder style by Gottex, from UK Swimwear. I have long lusted after this brand, whose Couture range includes some truly breathtaking pieces that will set you back £400+.
Mimi Holliday are an established British lingerie brand which have been heavily featured on Esty Lingerie. I have been a long-time lover of their delicate tulle and silk sets, which are often available in more expansive sizing than your average lingerie retailer.
Wolf & Whistle was launched in 2012 under the umbrella brand of Playful Promises. This activewear collection initially drew my attention for its style, but it wasn’t until I saw that this collection is made from recycled plastic bottles that I knew I had to buy it!
Naran is an independent Australian lingerie label founded by Caroline Naran, who previously designed for Pleasure State (the brand that made one of my favourite ever lingerie sets). She’s also an artist, creating herself the beautiful prints that are used on some Naran pieces.