Disclosure: I purchased this lingerie with my personal funds and was not asked to evaluation it. This blog post contains affiliate links.
If you’ve been following me on social media for any length of time you have almost certainly seen me swooning over La Lilouche on numerous an occasion. Liya’s styles seamless blend the fairly and the risqué and are luxurious in the accurate sense of the word, with breathtaking focus to detail and only the finest materials utilized. Add to that the truth that La Lilouche is totally handmade and properly, there’s not really anything a lot more I could ask of my underthings!
I’ve been meaning to purchase from La Lilouche for completely ages, so when lingerie blogger Write Me Negative Checks tweeted that she had a sale on it took me all of fifteen minutes to location an order. Getting sample sale items, they’re no longer offered but the sale is nonetheless on with other beautiful items still in stock! I’ve linked to some equivalent La Lilouche designs at the end of this post.
I bought this set for the bra. The knickers are lovely but, nicely, appear at that bra! It’s extraordinary. The ‘cups’ are made from a fine, translucent (i.e. extremely revealing!) tulle with a swathe of sparkling crystal gems hand-applied across the bottom.
As if this feature alone wasn’t striking enough, the straps are gathered in at the shoulder with oversized bows made from peachy-pink silk. They are attached to tiny silk ‘tubes’ so you can slide them up and down, wearing the bows at the front, atop the shoulder, or component way down the back. It’s all finished off with an underbust band of ruched silk in a various orangey-pink.
The knickers are not actually meant to match this bra, but like the bra they also feature a mish-mash of shades that range from coral to blush pink, so the two perform completely with each other as a set. Combining super soft silk, ruffled chiffon and thick lace (which has been cautiously cut and appliquéd on to comply with the lace’s pattern, even though this function is mainly hidden by the ruffles above it), it’s just a actually beautiful, detailed and decadent design and style.
Verdict: 10 / ten
La Lilouche is handmade in Israel, and the top quality is excellent. It all starts with premium-top quality fabrics which are sewn together beautifully – think factors like double-sided, tapered silk bows, rather than the satin ribbon you’d locate on a more affordable set. Even the gusset is lined with silk, speak about luxury!
A lot of threads do keep unravelling from the chiffon ruffles on the knickers nevertheless. It’s not quite, but it does not seem to be affecting the building in any meaningful way (the ruffles are not falling off or something).
Verdict: 8 / 10
I bought the Adelle bra in a size M (32D/34C/36B) and the Lana knickers in an XS (UK 6-8 / US 2-four). The knickers are a ideal fit. The bra is a great fit but as a 30E a size S might have been better the straps are a tad also lengthy for me and often slip off my shoulders.
Due to their design these cups don’t truly have a size as such, it’s just loose fabric that sits on prime of the breast (and consequently does not provide something in the way of support). They’re super flexible on sizing and the M would still fit an individual a excellent couple of cup sizes bigger than me, so for other bras in this style I wouldn’t assume you’re sized out if you are only 1 or two cup sizes above what La Lilouche recommends.
Verdict: eight / 10
No surprises that this bra set is strictly hand-wash only. I don’t even dare squeeze the water out of the bejewelled bra cups when I’m carried out soaking it, but luckily the fine tulle dries super rapidly.
Regardless, the diamanté gems do fall off, an typical of about 1-2 every single time I put on it. I do not know exactly where they’re going – they’re not in the set’s storage bag, they’re not in sink post-washing. Perhaps I am just leaving a small trail of glittering crystals in my wake when I put on this bra, like the fairy goddess that I feel like when I wear it!
I did buy myself some coral-coloured crystals on the web to repair the bra but when they arrived they looked awfully low-cost compared to the ones Liya employed originally. I contacted her to ask where I could get a lot more of the same, and alternatively she was super lovely and sent me some replacements for cost-free! That is wonderful client service, especially taking into consideration I didn’t even buy this set at complete price tag.
So in summary, I’d say La Lilouche’s diamanté-topped lingerie designs are pieces you will require to manage with the utmost care. I’m not saying it is poor quality, I’m saying it is incredibly delicate – it’s not for you unless you’re prepared to invest a tiny time in the gentlest of hand-washing and the occasional repair job.
Verdict: 4 / 10
Worth for Income
I’m not confident what the original RRP of these two pieces is, even though I do know it is drastically much more than what I paid in the sample sale. This set expense me $ 40 (~£30 / ~36€) for the bra and $ 30 (~£23 / ~27€) for the knickers, which was an amazing price for such a unique, gorgeous, ethically-created and luxurious style!
What ever the full cost was although, I do think this set is worth it. Comparable La Lilouche designs retail for about £70-100 a piece, and whilst that is certainly not cheap, it is at the reduce finish of what luxury lingerie powerhouse Agent Provocateur charges – and I personally think La Lilouche is the a lot more luxurious brand! Not to mention becoming ethically handmade.
Verdict: 10 / ten
La Lilouche’s Adelle bra is a function of art, pure and straightforward. It’s up there with my Agent Provocateur Verronika corset and Pleasure State Couture Glimmer set as some of the most stunning and luxurious lingerie I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning. If you’re going to acquire one of La Lilouche’s crystal- or bead-encrusted styles nonetheless, be conscious they’ll need to have some TLC to stay that beautiful.
I wish I have been writing this evaluation while it was nonetheless offered to buy, but she does have some existing bras in a equivalent style – verify out the Fiona bra, cream Belle bra, black Belle bra and Veronika bra. For other knickers with deluxe silk tie-sides, take a peek at her Alexina and Tonni designs. There’s also 1 pair of high-waisted knickers from the Lana range nonetheless on sale right here!
What do you feel of this bra designs, and the knickers? Have you ever bought something from La Lilouche, or wanted to?
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