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.
I recently got back from a mini-break to Venice, a belated birthday treat from my fiancé. It’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit, mostly to see all the canals. But when I found out I was going, my mind also turned to one of those other things Venice is famous for – it’s lace.
Myla’s back! After more than a year of radio silence on social media and no new product releases, the brand has deleted everything and announced an “all new Myla, coming soon”. Though their website is currently just a holding page, the new AW18 collection is already available to buy at Selfridges.
Normally, I wouldn’t review something I’ve decided not to keep. I feel like you need to wear and wash a garment at least a few times before you can properly judge it. But ever so occasionally, I’ll briefly get my hands on a piece of lingerie that is so special I want to write about it anyway.
LIVY is a brand I came across very recently, and which instantly caught my eye. Based in France, it was founded last year by Lisa Chavy, Head of Design at high-street lingerie brand Undiz and a previous lingerie designer for luxury brands such as Dior and Cacharel.
My move to Barcelona got off to a serendipitous start last year when I was contacted by Sofía Luzón, a local designer who had at the time just debuted her brand. I instantly fell in love with the 12-piece collection, which focusses on elegant, simple shapes crafted from silk satin and luxurious, European-made laces.
MariLupa launched in November last year, the result of a years-long labour of love by designer Rachel Kenyon. And though you may not have heard her name before, you’ve almost certainly seen her lingerie.
The brand Pillowbook was launched by Irene Lu in 2013 and creates luxury and bespoke lingerie and loungewear. The brand’s name alludes to an ancient Chinese tradition of giving ‘pillowbooks’, containing erotic illustrations, to newly-weds as a matrimonial gift and inspirational source.
I know I’m cutting it a bit fine here, but welcome to my final lingerie gift guide of the year. Only 6 days to go now! This list has been, as always, the most fun one to collate because it’s the no-holds-barred, price-is-no-issue lingerie gift list.
Disclosure: Links with a * are affiliate links. Today’s post is my penultimate gift guide of the year, rounding up lingerie gift ideas from £77 to £150 (that’s up to…