2020 is almost over, and I know I’m not the only one excited to say goodbye! Normally, New Year’s Eve is one of my favourite nights of the year to get dressed up. I love the glitter, sparkles and metallic colours that define New Year’s celebrations, and it’s always fun to end the year lavishly.
Still on the hunt for the perfect holiday present? This won’t come as any surprise, but I think lingerie and loungewear is ideal for gifting. And not only for a romantic partner but for friends and family too – it’s not even necessary to know their bra size, because there’s so much more to lingerie than simply bra sets!
This is the final post in my 2020 gift guide series, and it’s time to delve into true, no-holds-barred luxury. The pieces here range from a smidge over £250 through to one piece that’s in the four figures, and represent some of the most breathtakingly-exquisite lingerie and loungewear I’ve seen all year.
Still hunting for that perfect holiday gift? This post is my penultimate gift guide, focussing on lingerie and loungewear in the lower end of the luxury price bracket.
I’m kicking my holiday content off with my most budget-friendly gift guide, covering ideas for less than £50. At this price, you can’t expect to find luxury (unless you’re incredibly lucky and score a significant sale discount), but you can still find lingerie that’s uniqely pretty.
Winter is coming! Which means it’s time to begin the switch from our lightweight, floaty summer lounge pieces to our cosy winter ones. And few fabrics feel as luxuriously warm, soft and comfy – and look as glamorous – as velvet does.
There are a number of reasons to consider wearing wool tights or stockings this winter. For one thing, it’s well known that wool is insulating. The naturally wavy shape of the fibers traps a layer of air against your skin, which keeps you nice and warm.
Cotton can be a wonderful fibre for hosiery for a few reasons. It’s soft, it’s durable, and it lets your skin breathe, which may be the difference between your thick winter tights feeling comfortably warm and unpleasantly sweaty.
Astrological-inspired lingerie continues to be a trend, and Love & Swans’ latest set takes the theme to a luxurious new level. Named Cygnus, the set is made from midnight-blue mesh that is lavishly embellished with a celestial array of stars and clustered constellations.
This year I’m seeing a trend of silk slips that double as both loungewear and dresses you can wear out and about. So many slips this season are designed in gorgeous opaque colours and fun prints that they’re pratically begging to be shown off in public.