I first featured Apilat on the blog in my 2017 round-up of brands making incredible robes, and they’ve only gotten better since. Couture techniques and luxury fabrics are central to their design process, and how could they not be when this label got its start designing wedding dresses?
You may recall Keòsme from my earlier review of their Bersèra swimsuit, or my review of the Hermiona bra set by their sister brand loveJilty. Both Keòsme and loveJilty are produced by yesUndress, a Ukrainian retailer with an ever-growing number of brands under its umbrella.
Luxury lingerie brand Prelude has been on the outskirts of my radar for a while, for designing some incredibly beautiful pieces. It’s hard to pick a favourite from the Noir Fatal collection, but I’m definitely swooning over the high-neck bra (subtly decked out in Swarovski crystals) and high-waist knicker combination.
Three years ago I wrote a post rounding up seven brands making some of the most stunning luxury robes available to buy online. And since many of us are set to spend the foreseeable future indoors, now seemed like a good time to do a follow-up post with seven more.
The second I stumbled across Dorshelle Guillaume, I fell in love. The designs are simply breathtaking, every single one of them an ornate and unique showstopper. There’s a level of decadence and attention to detail here that is rare even amongst luxury lingerie brands, from lusciously-embellished fabrics to beaded fringing.
These last two weeks have really gotten away from me thanks to various freelance deadlines and other projects (did you spot the shiny new logo?), so this last gift guide is going live a little later than planned. Although this final one is my ‘luxury’ guide, it covers a wide range of budgets with ideas from barely over £100, through to almost £1,000.
At the end of summer, luxury lingerie brand Harlow & Fox launched a flash sample sale. It coincided with the first day of a holiday for me but, like the lingerie-obsessed person that I am, I took my phone to the beach to make sure I got first dibs on what was going.
Studio Pia’s SS19 collection was incredible – and hard to follow. A little bit of me did wonder if this designer, as talented as she obviously is, could ever create another collection as stunningly good as that one. But then I caught a glimpse of this season’s gold chain embroidery in an Insta story, and I knew right away that she had.
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.
If there’s one lingerie brand in the world that truly deserves to call itself iconic, it’s Agent Provocateur. Even its packaging is instantly recognisable – a pink box and black ribbon that have become synonymous with beautiful underthings and self-indulgence.