Lingerie Sales for the Week of 2/18/17

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Valentine’s Lingerie Styling

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and for a lot of us that means dusting off the nurse’s outfits and digging out the tingly lube. But if you are anything like me, the thought of seducing your companion while you wear a strappy set of lingerie can seem daunting, bordering on embarrassing. I really feel self-conscious about my physique at the ideal of occasions, let alone when I am supposed to be oozing sex appeal. Sexy lingerie utilized to = skimpy lingerie for the most portion, and my wobbles and bulges would really feel something but attractive when trussed up like a piece of belly pork!
So right now I want to show you a couple of diverse outfits and ways of pairing lingerie products to suit a few distinct comfort zones! I will be sharing my personal thoughts and those of my amorous assistant aka – my husband Robbie!

The new Voodoo set is a clever small creation! It appears like you will need to have a degree to get it on, but it is really truly simple, and the effect is spectacular! Wearing the bra with it is bondage like styling under a sexy bodycon dress is a cheeky way to flash some lingerie with out getting too brazen about it.
Robbie: Err nicely yeah, this is pretty attractive! I don’t get how those strap items operate but I like how they appear! I do not need to have to perform out how to undo it to see boobies do I?

I adore love Love this Scantilly Unleash set. It provides me boobs a excellent shape in and out of garments, and I do think that pleather needs to be involved in lingerie a lot a lot more. The high-waisted briefs assist me really feel a tiny better about my wobbly tum, and the cheeky peephole at the back is a nice touch. Anything like this would function effectively beneath an outfit, and then a naughty tiny striptease when property would go down a treat – excuse the pun! If that is a little out of your comfort zone, why not send your companion a saucy snap prior to going out or whilst out to get the blood flowing and pulses racing!
Robbie: I am not the greatest fan of leather, but this tends to make your tits look so excellent, I do not even care!

The tuxedo! I wasn’t too positive about this piece, as I favor a higher waisted brief – so I decided place on the Unleash knickers underneath and it worked a treat. But then Robbie went to photograph me in it and he…ahem…REALLY loves a bow tie/collar on a woman – who knew?! This item can be worn with or without undies – and if you opt for with out, there’s no want to eliminate it if you want to bump uglies. Apparently.
Robbie: *X-rated appreciative response*

If you are soon after anything with a bit a lot more coverage, then the Unleash smock best is a actually nice choice that is nevertheless sexy without having becoming as well revealing. Wearing knickers is optional.
Robbie: This looks like a attractive nighty. My penis approves.

Quite babydolls for big boobs? Enter the Ritzy babydoll! Gone are the days of worrying about your boobs falling out of an ill fitting flimsy piece of fabric, the Ritzy babydoll is pretty, supportive and sexy.
Robbie: Ooh, purple! I really like the tiny skirt.

I genuinely *Actually* enjoy the Knockout set, but appreciate the large reduce-out at the front may be a tiny risqué for some. If you want to try the Knockout set but do not necessarily want to bare all appropriate away, you could team it with a robe, or the set even appears excellent with plain briefs and hold ups.
Robbie: That set is amazing, and I adore the cut-outs. The robe is pretty cool. And I truly like the tights…

A tiny variation on the final look – why not show up house or at your partner’s house wearing some thing saucy beneath a coat. You can nevertheless keep slightly covered up, and who does not enjoy a sexy reveal!
Robbie: You can’t ever put on this coat once again. I will forever be asking yourself if you are wearing something naughty underneath, and it’s not often appropriate to feel these things…

I bet you have been curious about that sneak peek of a set from the first photo? Well your partner will be too! And this is what lies beneath – the stunning Voodoo set! It is exciting, flattering and the harness information are like catnip to men! The ideal set to seduce in this Valentine’s Day.
Robbie: Wow. Just…wow.

Must you want to pair the Voodoo set with something with a tiny a lot more coverage, then this beautiful Collectif robe will do the job! Plain black knickers will function perfectly with it must you want to mix’n’match the set, and you can never go incorrect with hold ups!
Robbie: I feel like I have x-ray vision and I can see correct by means of your dress. I know which super power I want now…

So there you have it, my guide on how to make sexy undies work for different diverse comfort zones. I hope it has provided you some concepts on how to go forth and be a sexy minx – but don’t forget, naughty undies are for life, not just for Valentine’s Day.

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Careers in Lingerie: Managing Director with Jemma Barnes

Author: Estelle

Today’s post is part of my Careers in Lingerie series, a behind-the-scenes look at distinct jobs in the lingerie industry – what they’re genuinely like, and how to get into them. Previous installments include an online boutique owner and an owner of an independent brick-and-mortar boutique, and today I’m moving on to the role of managing a lingerie brand when it’s owned by somebody else.

I spoke to Jemma Barnes, the Managing Director of Anita in the UK and previously of Aubade, who reveals the many different tasks this job role entails, shows that you don’t necessarily need to have a degree to land a equivalent position, and explains what personal qualities she’d be hunting out for if she have been hiring her own replacement.

Hi Jemma, thanks for joining the series. Can you start off by telling my readers a little about the business you work for, Anita UK Ltd.?

Anita UK Ltd. is a subsidiary of Anita Gmbh, a German/Austrian firm which is 130 years old and still in the ownership of the founding household, some four generations later. Anita has one particular simple purpose to provide functional, comfortable lingerie for ladies at each and every stage in their life and for every eventuality life throws at them! We have five sub-brands:

Anita Care – for post breast cancer surgery

Anita Maternity – for for the duration of pregnancy and then nursing newborns

Anita Active – for specialist further help needed when exercising

Anita Comfort – for ultimate comfort, especially for those will a fuller type

Rosa Faia – for “big cup beauty” sized from A – I cup

We have lingerie and swimwear in all 5 sectors and also supply health-related aids such as compression bras and silicon breast types to ladies who have undergone breast surgeries. In addition to our retail operation, we supply many of the NHS trusts and their hospitals across the UK, as well as supplying several private clinics all through the UK.


Anita Active Momentum Sports bra. 30-46 band sizes and A-H cup sizes.

You also head up Eloise alongside a brand manager. What is that organization all about?

Eloise is mostly a mail-order company specialising in products for ladies who have undergone remedy for breast cancer. The company was set up some years ago and had a loyal following who relied on Eloise for option, selection and great service. A handful of years ago the company was up for sale and in danger of ceasing to exist – so rather than allowing the firm to close, Anita decided to acquire the brand and develop it into a luxury mail-order organization for fashionable and discerning ladies struggling to locate lovely lingerie and swimwear to wear with breast forms following surgery.

Whilst the majority of our consumers like the capability to attempt on their intended obtain in the comfort of their homes, some highlighted the fact they would genuinely really like to have somewhere to come and be fitted and to be capable to have guidance on the ideal merchandise to suit their individual needs. From this we decided to open the Eloise Fitting Suite in Milton Keynes, a private, comfy and relaxed environment where ladies can come by appointment only to have a one particular-to-one fitting with one of our specialists.


Anita breast prostheses and bra.

What drew you to the globe of intimates?

Possibility! I was initially going to be a Chartered Management Accountant, very a different career path than the a single I took. Nevertheless feeling a small young and naïve right after finishing school and having grown up in a small village, I was not very prepared for the excitement of living alone in Birmingham, so I took a year out and went to work as a management trainee in family-owned department retailer chain Beatties, in Northampton. My 1st division as a manager, getting graduated via the scheme, was Childrenswear and Lingerie… from that day forward I was hooked!

I by no means produced it to university, I loved the merchandise, particularly all the beautifully-coloured silks and laces. I loved the emotional connection with consumers – fitting them with garments for weddings, 1st dates or merely anything to make them feel better. Usually soon after half an hour in a fitting space collectively we were connected, and the satisfaction of creating them feel comfortable in my care and confident in their body and their purchases is a joy that’s by no means left me! I nevertheless get the very same feeling of satisfaction now when I have carried out breast form fitting in a clinic at a hospital, or in the Eloise suite.


Anita Maternity Kamaka tankini. 30-38 band sizes and C-D cup sizes.

You have the rather lofty title of Managing Director! What does being an MD involve specifically?

It signifies that I have to have a title that satisfies the legal needs and Firms House! I’m not a large believer in titles or pigeon-holing people accordingly. What operating a tiny organization like Anita implies is a lot variety and a huge commitment. I enjoy my job and the fact that I have to put on so a lot of various hats and be so several different men and women as and when the want arises.

I run the sales force, the workplace, the clinic fittings and the company vehicles. I’m accountable for marketing and overseeing the PR agency, I organise the exhibitions to market the brand and its items, I run the companies’ budgets and forecasts and am accountable for sales and monetary performance. I operate with the designers giving industrial input and feedback, I liaise with the parent organization on pricing, advertising and marketing and brand identity, I run coaching courses for retailers and breast care nurses, I run the Eloise subsidiary… I even make tea and place dustbins out!


Rosa Faia Josephine bra set. 32-42 band sizes and B-H cup sizes.

So your job requires a dash of sales, a dash of marketing and significantly much more besides. It sounds super varied! Do you have a certain bit that you get pleasure from more than the other people?
I often have been and will constantly be a sales particular person at heart. Give me a solution I think in and put me in front of a buyer at a trade fair, or in the Eloise fitting suite with a customer, and I’m in my element!

And are there any parts you locate tedious or hard?
Budgets and forecasts – in this ever altering financial environment it is so difficult to predict and program. I’m a perfectionist and I hate receiving it incorrect , but getting it proper is harder and tougher every year!


Rosa Faia Vienna bra set. 32-42 band sizes and B-G cup sizes.

What’s your career and education background, and how did it aid you to land this part?

My education ended after my A-Levels. Spurred on by a headmaster who told me to use my long legs and other charms to uncover a good man as I would never ever amount to something, I was extremely determined to prove him incorrect. As I mentioned earlier I had originally planned to be a management accountant and had a spot at Aston University, but a opportunity chat with a girlfriend on a bus led me to apply for that Management trainee function in a department retailer. I progressed properly in this part and was profitable speedily, and it soon became apparent that I performed greater in a hands-on education and understanding part.

In addition there was yet another simple truth I was earning a wage and so I could acquire good clothes and go out clubbing, whilst my buddies at uni have been all ‘poor students’ scratching around for an odd night out! I decided that staying on and creating a career in retail was certainly the path for me. Any formal qualifications ended after Beatties, from there it was the university of life – I moved from Sales Rep to Region Manager, then to Important Account Manager, Field Sales Manager and National Sales Manager. I did come up against male discrimination along the way and refused to give into the ‘boys club’ or the want to use my charms, as per my headmaster’s advice. Hard function and doing a good job always paid off – I was sooner or later headhunted for my initial position as MD, for Aubade, by reputation soon after getting advised by a number of of my happy clients.

My interview with the co-owner of the organization was an knowledge I will by no means overlook. I sat down on her stand in Paris and she asked me a couple of very practical concerns, then at the finish of the formal interview she place a set of her lingerie in my hands and asked me to sell them to her. They have been stunning pieces – I took a moment just to really feel the, touch them and understand what they meant and represented, then I launched into my sales pitch! At the finish of the interview, I was quickly offered the job. She stated “Just before you opened your mouth to describe the merchandise I had already produced up my mind to provide you the job – simply because of the way your eyes lit up when you held the solution“. I guess if you have a actual passion for something then it usually shows via.


Anita Comfort Manhattan corselet. 34-50 band sizes and B-E cup sizes.

Final one – let’s imagine for a moment that you’re hiring for your own replacement. What expertise do you consider is desirable or needed to be the MD of a huge lingerie brand such as Anita, and what would you look out for on someone’s CV?

Oh my gosh, that would be so difficult! I had to do it as soon as prior to when I left Aubade and really in the finish I couldn’t, I left it to the HR division. I was as well emotionally attached! I’m not saying I’m irreplaceable, not for a moment, but I have only ever taken on the part of MD of organizations that I really believe in, that I recognize and that I am passionate about. To date they have also been household businesses exactly where the owners have actually welcomed me into the fold and treated me like component of their extended family members. As such I have a fierce loyalty to their brand and everything it represents – I treat the firm like it is my own. I be concerned about every single penny I invest and invest, I take care when I recruit to make sure I have the appropriate folks with the right outlook, I commit heart and soul and often want to accomplish growth, profit, increased brand awareness and an improved reputation for service.

I would be hunting for the very same type of qualities and the exact same commitment and passion, a person who wasn’t just searching for a wage and a good vehicle! I would want an individual who wanted to comprehend the company and its goods and would embrace all that is very good about it, but show a commitment and drive to improve the good and respectfully address any problems or failings.

Thanks so considerably for sharing some insight these days into what it is like managing a lingerie brand. Where can my readers find you on the internet?

Click right here to see the rest of the Careers in Lingerie interview series, and subscribe to the weblog if you want to make positive you don’t miss future instalments! If you’re seeking to acquire any Anita items, you can get them from Amazon or discover a stockist here.

What would you like to see me concentrate on next for this blog series? Is there a particular job in the lingerie market that you’re keen to understand far more about?Estelle

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A Guide to High-Street Lingerie Brands in Spain

© Panama00 | – Tezenis And Intimissimi Lingerie Stores

Author: Estelle

It is the last day of my Christmas holiday in Spain (boohoo!) so I thought it was about time I ultimately finished this draft post that I started final time I was here, in summer time. You won’t find an Ann Summers, Boux Avenue or Bravissimo in Spain, but there are lots of other lingerie chains to explore. Women’s Secret, Oysho and Selmark are the homegrown ones, and then there a number of Italian and French brands that are popular here.

Even though there may possibly at very first glance to be a lot of choice, I discover it to be a lot of the exact same. Spain has a lot of budget-friendly lingerie retailers, where you can choose up a bra set for 20-30€, and a dearth of plus-sized and full-busted brands. In reality, it is not uncommon to stroll into a retailer right here and have to genuinely hunt via the racks to find a bra that isn’t a 32B, 34B or 36B. Oysho in certain was founded in 1977 but only introduced C cups to their sizing a few years back, and other people such as Tezenis and Women’s Secret technically go up to a D or DD but what that actually means is that they’ll have some plain t-shirt bras at the back of the shop in larger sizing, while all the pretty issues in the window display come in a B or B-C only.

You will discover a couple of brands on the list beneath that do incorporate bigger band and cup sizes in their range, but for these you may be far better off seeking in an independent lingerie boutique. Those as well can be fairly diverse to the UK – half of the boutiques I’ve visited have been tiny tiny places with products piled higher in white boxes behind the counter, waiting for you to ask for some thing in specific – but that is a subject for yet another post!

As per the title, this list does not contain independent boutiques or on the web-only stores. I’ve also excluded Modify which does exist here, and delivers full-bust sizing, but only has 7 locations by way of the nation. The under is intended to be a guide to what you will generally locate on the higher-street, wherever in Spain you decide to pay a visit to. Appreciate!


Left to right: Women’s Secret push up bra (32-36B), lowered to 11.99€, bralette (32-36B), decreased to 11.99€, t-shirt bra (32-36B), lowered to 17.99€


Left to right: Women’s Secret chemise, reduced to 15.99€, lengthy chemise, decreased to 19.99€, bodysuit, 27.99€

UK Sizes: 30-40 bands, A-DD cups, XS-XXL

Typical value range: 15-30€ for bras, 7-20€ for knickers

Women’s Secret (I wonder which brand this shop is trying to imitate with a name like that…) is one of the most widespread stores, with 271 places across the nation. They have a vast product variety, with over 300 bras alone on their website right now, most of which are moulded or push-up styles. For the most portion, there’s a lot of smooth microfibre and minimal detailing. The bralettes are where you’ll locate some far more trend-led design and style details, but there are not several and almost none come in anything other than a B cup.

Women’s Secret also delivers a wide range of nightwear, each of the comfy-PJs-with-a-cute-slogan kind, and the swishy-and-lacy sort. My favourite items from this store have to be their bodysuits and chemises, which had been also amongst my favourite pieces from the Spanish higher-street in common and super affordable – there are a number in shop correct now in various sparkly, textured fabrics that I actually want carried by way of to the rest of their lingerie.


Left to proper: Oysho push-up bra (32-38B), 15.99€, bralette (32-38B), 19.99€, push-up bra (32-38 B-C), 16.99€


Left to appropriate: Oysho robe, 49.99€, bodysuit, 29.99€, chemise, 22.99€

UK Sizes: 30-38 bands, B-C cups, XS-XL

Typical price tag range: 13-26€ for bras, 7-13€ for knickers

Oysho was the very first Spanish lingerie shop I found, and I was shocked to realise that they only stocked 32-38B. They have 190 retailers in Spain so this is not a minor retailer! They have considering that expanded that variety slightly but the sizing is nonetheless the most limited of all the brands on this list – fewer than half of their bras are offered in C cup sizes. Oysho provides a lot of fundamental, microfibre t-shirt bras, as effectively as a modest variety of bralettes and some designs with a small lace detailing.

You will also uncover a lot of cute, comfy pyjamas and loungewear at Oysho, along with teddies, bodysuits and slinky chemises. Although you will find some nods to current lingerie trends, most of the nightwear designs are straightforward, classic and timeless.


Left to appropriate: Yamamay push-up bra (32-38B), lowered to 13€, lace bra (32-38 C-D), lowered to 10€, balconette bra (34-38 B-DD), reduced to 15€


Left to proper: Yamamay chemise, decreased to 15€, robe, 39.99€, chemise, 49.99€

UK Sizes: 28-38 bands, A-DD cups, XS-XL

Typical price variety: 17-40€ for bras, 7-20€ for knickers

Yamamay is an Italian brand with a large presence in Spain, and has a slightly ‘sexier’ image than any of the other brands on this list. There are push-up bras galore and lots of lace, even though you can also find plenty of basic seamless and t-shirt bras right here. My impression of the shops is a rather chaotic mix of aesthetics, and the high quality is not quite to the same level as other shops on this list.

Satin chemises and lace robes are effortless to locate right here, but there are also plenty of cartoon-print PJs if that’s far more your thing. You can also locate some lingerie-inspired outerwear here (sheer lace tops, lace-panelled leggings and so forth.).


Left to right: Selmark basque (32-38B), 94.48€, t-shirt bra (32-44 B-DD), 45.49€, lace bra (32-44 B-E), 51€

UK Sizes: 30-48 bands, A-E cups, S-3XL

Standard price range: 33-62€ for bras, 8-34€ for knickers

Selmark is a Spanish brand by origin, with stores across the nation as effectively as abroad. It has the most expansive size range of all the brands on this list in terms of band sizes, despite the fact that you’ll notice it still only just touches on DD+ sizes. Most bras are moulded even though there are a few unlined designs.

Selmark specialises in high-good quality each day lingerie, such as smooth bodysuits and ‘solution’ bras, and shapewear. However their variety also includes some far more particular pieces, such as basques and suspender sets in fairly laces, and overall their aesthetic is simple, classic and sophisticated.


Left to appropriate: Intimissimi lace bra (34-36B), 29.90€, silk bra (32-36B), 39.90€, push-up bra (34C), 35.90€


Left to appropriate: Intimissimi bodysuit, 25.90€, silk slip, 69.90€, satin slip, 45.90€

UK Sizes: 30-38 bands, B-DD cups, S-L

Typical price variety: 20-40€ for bras, 9-26€ for knickers

Intimissimi (an Italian brand but well-liked in Spain) is a step up from shops like Oysho and Women’s Secret, both in terms of price tag and good quality it’s a tad far more costly than most, but here you can locate silk knickers and some truly beautiful laces and embroideries. Push-up and plunge bras reign supreme, but you can also discover basic lace or cotton bralettes. Sizing is nonetheless quite limited even though – only the plainer bras come in a D cup or above.

I really love Intimissimi’s nightwear choice, and the shop I went to dedicated as much wall space to slips and chemises as it did to bras. You can also find good-high quality basics right here, for both underthings and loungewear.


Left to right: Etam lace bra (32-38 B-D), 29.99€, cami-bra (36B), decreased to 27.99€, plunge bra (32-38 B-D), 32.99€


Left to right: Etam white bodysuit, 39.99€, red bodysuit, lowered to 23.99€, slip, lowered to 23.99€

UK Sizes: 30-40 bands, A-E cups, S-XL

Common price range: 20-40€ for bras, eight-30€ for knickers

Hands up Brits, who remembers Etam? This French lingerie chain disappeared from the UK higher-street a lengthy time ago, but it is nevertheless going sturdy in Spain. With pricing comparable to Intimissimi, this is one more spot exactly where you can uncover some actually lovely laces and uncommon details with no splurging on luxury lingerie.

Etam is especially very good for bodysuits – they have a lot, and a mix of every day and ‘bedroom’ types. As for bras they have a very good mix of padded vs. unpadded, push-ups vs. bralettes and so forth. I really nearly purchased a bra set in right here the other day, which was my favourite factor from a day’s worth of exploring Barcelona’s lingerie shops.


Left to correct: Tezenis push-up bra (30-32B), 15.90€, bralette (S/M), 9.90€, fringed bra (34B), 15.90€

UK Sizes: 32-40 bands, A-D cups, XS-L

Standard cost range: 10-17€ for bras, five-10€ for knickers

This is an Italian brand that’s widespread in Spain, and a younger sister brand to Intimissimi (they’re each part of Calzedonia Group, as of course is hosiery retailer Calzedonia). I would say it is primarily targeted at older teens, which shows by way of in the pricing (it is the cheapest lingerie chain in the country) and the types (a lot of bralettes with emoji-style patches appropriate now!). As for sizing, although some designs go bigger, Tezenis appears mainly focussed on serving a 30-32B buyer.

Despite the fact that there are some pieces on the web that caught my eye, in store I felt like I was surrounded by endless rows if extremely plain, dark-coloured push-up bras, plus the odd colourful bralette. Getting aimed at a younger industry, you will also discover athleisure-put on in Tezenis, particularly leggings. I couldn’t find something I liked in this shop personally, but then I believe I’m about a decade older than their target market.


Left to appropriate: Undiz push-up bra (32-36 A-D), 16.95€, bodysuit (XS-XL), 19.95€, sports bra (XS-XL), 19.95€

UK Sizes: 28-38 bands, A-DD cups, XS-XL

Standard price range: 10-20€ for bras, 6-15€ for knickers

Just as Tezenis is the younger sister of Intimissimi, French brand Undiz is portion of the identical group as Etam but aimed at a younger buyer. The Undiz product variety even so is much more ‘fun’ than what you’ll find in Tezenis, with bright pops of colour, graphic prints and, appropriate now, lots of strappy specifics. This is a location exactly where you can uncover furry pug knickers with ears, or a Harry Potter bralette. Speaking of which, I was shocked not to see much more bralettes – this is mainly a shop for those who like underwire and lightweight padding.

Once again, the athleisure trend is essential for this shop and they stock a sizeable variety of lightweight-help sports bras and leggings. As for nightwear, you can uncover each cartoon-print PJs (lots of them!) and a smattering of lace-trimmed camisoles, chemises and bodysuits. Loungewear is a massive point here also!


Left to appropriate: Chantelle Intuition bra (up to H cup), C Chic bra (up to H cup), Satine bra (up to F cup) – pricing not obtainable on-line


Left to correct: Chantelle Opera camisole, Palais Royale slip, Pure bodysuit – pricing not offered online

UK Sizes: 30-44 bands, B-G cups, XS-5XL

Typical price tag variety: 55-99€ for bras, 17-52€ for knickers

Chantelle, a French brand, is the only luxury lingerie chain present in Spain, producing it the priciest location to shop (some independent boutiques aside, of course). However, it’s also the only multi-place place where you can go to attempt on and get bras in a UK F, FF or G cup.

Chantelle provides both fundamental, everyday lingerie and fancier pieces – like a wide range of stunning lace bras – with a concentrate on top quality construction and a great match. Like Selmark, the aesthetic is chic and timeless rather than trend-led, though I discover the laces and embroideries Chantelle uses much more delicate and high-priced-looking.


Left to appropriate: Calzedonia sparkly socks, three.95€, shiny tights, 12.95€, more than-knee socks, eight.95€

UK Sizes: XS-XL

Standard value range: three-8€ for socks, five-15€ for tights

Lastly there’s Calzedonia, an Italian brand that is everywhere in Spain, which is a specialist hosiery store – I want we had something like this on the UK high-street! The retailers are tiny but jam-packed with tights, remain-ups, the odd pair of jeggings and lots of socks. Fluffy socks, novelty socks, long socks, ribbed socks – you name it, they’ve got it. The only issue you won’t really discover right here is stockings.

This is a great location to go to stock up on basics such as plain black tights, but they also have some wonderful style items. I was specifically drawn to their sparkly ankle socks, and their black tights printed with stars and small cats!

Have you ever gone lingerie buying in Spain? What was your impression of the retailers and boutiques, and do you have a favourite? 


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2016 Christmas Lingerie Present Guide: £50 and Beneath

Author: Estelle

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It’s December and officially okay to commence wearing your Christmas jumpers and playing Slade! If conversations with my siblings are anything to go by, numerous of you are just starting on your Christmas shopping, so it is time for yet another present guide. Last week I shared my favourite gift concepts costing £25 or significantly less, which were mainly little, stocking-filler variety products.

If your budget is somewhere between £25 and £50 nonetheless, you can start to look at ‘full size’ gifts such as a pyjama set. At this price you’re mostly searching at higher-street labels, and the fabrics will not be specifically luxurious. But if you know where to look, there are some quite pretty alternatives! Right here are my recommendations in ascending value order..


Lovehoney Midnight Bloom chemise, £29.99 (~$ 38 / ~35€) – plus size here

Ships from the UK (even though I believe purchases made on the .com internet site ship from the US)

With it’s slightly abstract floral print and lace trims on the cups and beneath the bust, this satin chemise is genuinely pretty. Even better, it comes in a S-4XL.


ASOS Blossom bralette, £18 (~$ 23 / ~21€)

ASOS Blossom shorts, £10 (~$ 13 / ~12€)

Ships from the UK

It is not silk, but it appears like silk. This chic and uncommon bra set is a really unusual colour, perfect when you are hunting for one thing that small bit distinct. There’s also a thong accessible for a really price range-friendly £8.


Lepel Tamara bra &amp higher-waisted knickers, £30 (~$ 38 / ~35€)

Ships from the UK

This glossy, D+ satin bra set touches on two present trends – strapping, on the cups, and velvet, in the trims – and comes in 30D to 38G sizes. The higher-waisted knickers are available in a UK 8-16, and there’s also a thong if that’s more your giftee’s style.


Garden of Delight bralette &amp French knickers set, $ 44 (~£35 / ~41€)

Ships from Ukraine

Okay, here is an outstanding deal. Take advantage of the decrease production charges in Ukraine and treat somebody to a true silk bra set for far much less than you’d pay from a UK brand! Do order quickly although, as this set is handmade to order and will take 1-two weeks to be dispatched.


Marks and Spencer Rosie for Autograph pyjama top, £18 (~$ 23 / ~21€)

Marks and Spencer Rosie for Autograph pyjama bottoms, £20 (~$ 25 / ~24€)

Ships from the UK

Here’s a single for the giftee who loves comfy loungewear. This pretty PJ set is offered from a UK 6-22, and for the identical rates you can also get a three/four sleeve top and/or cuffed-hem bottoms, so you can really make confident it suits their private style.


Boux Avenue Latisha chemise &amp thong set, £38 (~$ 49 / ~45€)

Ships from the UK

If your recipient loves lace, you will be difficult pressed to discover anything as quite as this chemise for the identical price! With scalloped trim at the bottom and best, it appears much more luxurious than the price tag suggests – and the matching thong is in fact pretty as well, not just a boring throwaway one particular.


Kiss Me Deadly Asa nipple tassels, £39 (~$ 49 / ~46€)

Ships from the UK

I largely covered the stockings fillers on the £25 and under present guide, but here’s a much more luxurious concept when you genuinely want to treat an individual – bejewelled pasties! They have detachable tassels, and are completely reusable.


Esty Lingerie Trailing Flowers suspender belt, £39.99 (~$ 50 / ~47€)

Ships from the UK

Here’s 1 from me! This suspender belt is one hundred% hand sewn by me, and it is proving rather more well-known than I anticipated. So well-liked in reality that it is sold out in all but one particular size proper now, but I am sewing far more this weekend. With its graphic black lines, it can effortlessly be paired with a black bra set – or a red one of course.


Marks and Spencer Rosie for Autograph dressing gown, £40 (~$ 50 / ~47€)

Ships from the UK

Who doesn’t love a snuggly dressing robe when the temperatures drop?! Offered in both regular and extended sizes and in sizes to match up to a UK 22, this one’s created from a plush fabric in the most divine shade of red!


Intimissimi lace slip, £42 (~$ 53 / ~50€)

Ships from Italy

Accessible in S-L, this quite slip functions an uncommon, leafy, stretch lace – best for an individual who likes fairly sleepwear.


Boux Avenue Malika bra, £32 (~$ 40 / ~39€)

Boux Avenue Malika thong, £14 (~$ 18 / ~17€)

Ships from the UK

Buying for someone who likes to be on-trend and likes lingerie with a twist? This cool, crossover neckline is undoubtedly eye-catching, and will be unlikely anything they already personal! It comes in 30C to 36DD and the thong from a UK six-16. For an additional £1, there’s also a brief available.


ColieCo Kelly bralette, £26 (~$ 33 / ~31€)

ColieCo Kelly knickers, £22 (~$ 28 / ~26€)

Ships from Portugal

1 for the individual who’s addicted to prints! This slightly athletic-seeking bralette is produced from a firm scuba fabric and would also make a great gift for somebody who does yoga, pilates or another low-effect sport.


Bluebella Emily prime &amp shorts set, £48 (~$ 13 / ~12€)

Ships from the UK

Another one particular for a person who loves a bit of lace! Know an individual who loves cropped tops? With a bra or bandeau underneath this one particular will double as gorgeous outerwear come subsequent summertime, so it is virtually like two presents in a single appropriate?


Boux Avenue Kiki chemise &amp robe set, £48 (~$ 13 / ~12€)

Ships from the UK

This two-piece set is available from a UK six-18. The elegant midnight blue and antique ivory mixture is best for winter, though it is also accessible in plum.


Coco de Mer Red Space bra, £35 (~$ 44 / ~41€)

Coco de Mer Red Area thong, £15 (~$ 19 / ~18€)

Ships from the UK

Know a person who’s dreamed of owning Coco de Mer lingerie but it is forever been out of reach financially? Then check out their new, less expensive diffusion line in conjunction with Fifty Shades of Grey. This bra is a much more reasonably priced version of their £165 Angelica bra – the fabrics are not so fancy of course, but it is no less attractive! If your price range will stretch to an extra fiver, the matching peekaboo short is properly worth the further cost (unless your giftee is a fan of thongs of course).


Karolina Laskowska Ara knickers, £50 (~$ 63 / ~59€)

Ships from the UK

Luxury, independent brand Karolina Laskowska is a firm favourite amongst fans of handmade lingerie. Whilst a full set may well be out of attain if you’re working to a £50 spending budget, it’s just the proper amount to get these metallic leavers lace knickers, with the designer’s signature crossover front. Your giftee can effortlessly pair them with a black bra they already own.


Boux Avenue Peta pyjama set, £50 (~$ 63 / ~59€)

Ships from the UK

A pair of button-down pyjamas is a classic Christmas present, but that doesn’t mean it is boring the burgundy satin and fairly lace trims make this set unique sufficient for present-giving. It is available from a UK six to 18.

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Thanks for reading and I hope it helps you discover a present a person you know will love! If you’re debating spending a tiny more, remain tuned for my subsequent lingerie gift guide covering treats costing up to £100. Estelle

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Seduce Me by Lovehoney: Retro-Inspired Lingerie for the Boudoir

Author: Estelle

Disclosure: This weblog post is sponsored by Lovehoney, and includes affiliate links.

British retailer Lovehoney has just released its latest lingerie collection, Seduce Me, and there’s nevertheless time to add it to your Christmas wishlist or shopping basket! The brand’s biggest collection to date, it’s a small bit retro, a tiny bit erotic, and a complete lot cost-effective with prices from just £9.99.

Seduce Me characteristics a timeless black and infant pink colour palette, all produced in a blend of smooth microfibre and sheer lace. Pink ribbon trims, oversized bows and Lovehoney’s signature heart charms add a fairly touch and elevate the designs to boudoir-ready status.




The standout piece from the collection simply has to be the Push-Up Dress, inspired by the figure-hugging wiggle dresses of the 1940s and with a fully sheer lace back. Wear it as a foundation piece beneath body-skimming dresses this celebration season, or simply pair it with a sleek satin pencil skirt and make that your celebration appear as an alternative! If you are hunting for a shorter version, possibly to put on under mini dresses, the related and thigh-skimming Push-Up Chemise can be worn without its detachable suspenders.

The girdle-style Suspender Skirt is another excellent piece to treat your inner pin-up. Pair it with the Seduce Me Push-Up Bra for contemporary glamour, or pair it with a lace bandeau and these point-heel, seamed stockings for a far more vintage vibe.

If your taste in lingerie is a lot more ‘less is more’, then Lovehoney’s Seduce Me line has got you covered (or rather, uncovered) there as well. Verify out the knickers and the bodysuit which both feature a crotchless design and completely bumless, ouvert rear.




Lovehoney has always provided a great choice of sizes, and their Seduce Me collection is no different. Everything is available in S-4XL, covering UK six to 24. You can view and shop the full range here – be confident to order early if you want to make certain you receive it in time for Christmas!

If you want to uncover out much more about what goes into creating a lingerie line at Lovehoney, check out my interview with their in-residence designer, Heather Mercer.


What do you consider of Lovehoney’s Seduce Me variety? Which piece is your favourite?


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My Top 5 Lingerie Purchases of 2016

Author: Estelle

As usual, I’m ending the year with a round-up of my very favourite purchases from the past 12 months. Previously I’ve carried out a ‘top 10’, but when I was going by way of my purchases this year I realised just how small I’ve in fact purchased – perhaps my existing one particular-item-per-month limit won’t be so hard to stick to right after all. Sharing my ten favourites with you would essentially just be a ‘here’s everything I bought that I didn’t dislike’ list, so for 2016 I’m going with five.

As in previous years, only things that I’ve truly paid for myself are featured here. My testimonials are usually honest regardless, but this way the skeptics amongst you can be sure the picks below haven’t been swayed by freebies! These are the 5 purchases that have truly stood out to me this year for a single cause or another…


five. Maison Lejaby Nuage balconette bra

Mini assessment right here

I believe this is the plainest bra I’ve ever purchased, and I couldn’t be happier with it. I’m not usually one for basics, so for a bra like this to get onto my ideal-buys-of-the-year post means it is something truly particular. It’s properly-produced, the match it spot on, I adore the perfectly rounded shape it gives, and it is super comfy. Yeah, it is nonetheless fairly boring but that’s an easy repair – I have about a squillion pairs of fancy black knickers to pair it with!

I’m in Spain proper now and had to pack light (a suitcase complete of Christmas gifts and nappies doesn’t leave considerably area left for garments!) so I only brought two bras with me, and this was 1 of them.


4. Escora Zohra quarter-cup bra set

Evaluation here

I in no way would have purchased a quarter-cup bra if I hadn’t tried one on to write this post and realised just how supportive they could be. Considering that then I haven’t been hunting out for one particular precisely, but I stopped ruling them out at initial glance. I’m glad, due to the fact this bra is actually exciting and diverse to anything else that I personal.

The detachable choker is so ‘me’, as are the tiny Escora ‘E’ important charms which I pretend are Es for Estelle! I also adore the embroidery on this set which is an unusual blend of floral and geometric. This set was my very first buy from a brand I’ve been eyeing for a while, and I’ll undoubtedly be back for far more.


3. Ted Baker Peony chemise

Overview right here

The growth of digital printing has been a single of my favourite factors to occur to fashion lately. I’ve really noticed it in the lingerie globe this past couple of years with floral prints that have a depth of colour and a realism that is just so much much more intriguing than your normal, vaguely-cartoonish searching floral. It’s like wearing a bouquet.

As far as mid-priced lingerie and swimwear (and other clothes) goes, no a single does realistic-searching floral prints far better than Ted Baker. It wasn’t just the print I liked on this chemise even though, the glossy scalloped edging and rose-gold charm are genuinely pretty as well. I couldn’t think this was only £30 when I saw it in the shop, it appears like it need to have price much more.


2. Rosie for Autograph silk bra set

Review here

If you read my assessment of this set then you knew it was going to be on today’s list. I gave this set a 10/ten score for almost everything, which was a 1st for this blog, so yeah, I adore it! I’d been hunting for my ideal red lingerie set for actually years – it would have to be lovely but not too fussy for every day put on, it would have to be just the correct shade of wealthy, deep-but-vibrant red, and of course it would have to match like a glove. I type of believed it was a pipe dream, but no, that set was out there for me and this is it.

There’s also the reality that all 3 pieces (all silk, I may add) totalled £58.50. Yes, I’ve owned fancier items, but none of them had been so reasonably priced as this. Ideal sixty-odd quid I spent all year as far as I’m concerned.

La Lilouche Adelle grecian bra review

1. La Lilouche Adelle bra &amp Lana knickers

Overview here

I like scoring factors I overview on distinct aspects such as fit and durability because it is useful (I hope) for you as the reader to see, at a glance, exactly where a piece stands out and where it falls down. But that on its own is a extremely mathematical way of approaching lingerie which ignores that one particular, much a lot more important issue – how does the lingerie make me feel?

The M&ampS set above may possibly have received my ideal review points-sensible, but it wasn’t my favourite issue I bought this year. This La Lilouche set was, because it tends to make me feel like an absolute princess! It is just so, so stunning that I get that sense of awe each and every time I appear at it, even right after owning it for a even though. Yeah, it’s super delicate and not all that practical, but I value it much more as a function of art than anything else. One day when I’m wealthy, I’ll get all my underthings from La Lilouche.

What was the ideal lingerie that you bought or received this year?


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The Best Lingerie Addict Articles of 2016

As we enter the last few days of 2016, it’s time to take a look back at our favored brands, lookbooks and blog posts of the year. These year-end roundups are amongst my favored articles to put collectively. I commit so significantly time arranging for the next post or project, that I do not constantly get to appear back and treasure an specifically very good report or photoshoot or brand campaign. Some of that’s a excellent factor simply because, as you know, when you spend as well much time searching back, you don’t usually program ahead. But now that our function for the year is virtually completed, I want to settle in and overview some highlights.

In terms of The Lingerie Addict’s editorial, the most significant alter has been bringing on three new writers this year: Ariel, Alexis, and Alysse. Their voices and perspectives are incredible additions to TLA and the blog’s dual missions of information and inclusivity. But in addition to all that, I just love reading their articles every single month.

The second huge adjust was promoting Krista, who you may possibly bear in mind as a former columnist, to TLA’s Assistant Editor. I burned out in a main way earlier this year and as soon as I recovered, I realized that the blog is too massive for me to manage entirely on my own anymore. I’d still been pondering of myself like a “small blogger”, but with practically six.five million views in the final year, that just does not describe the web site any longer. I really feel like the top quality of TLA’s content material has enhanced this year beneath Krista’s path, and I’m so excited to have an official “right hand woman” who genuinely understands what The Lingerie Addict is about.

Third, in an exciting adjust, some of the articles I’m most proud of don’t even appear on The Lingerie Addict! I did a bit of writing for other media outlets this year, such as Teen Vogue and Fusion, and this is one thing I’m hoping to do a lot a lot more of in the future. There’s so small lingerie details out there I believe the next step is for TLA to expand slightly beyond a lingerie weblog.

For 2017, I want to maintain functioning to make The Lingerie Addict a far better, a lot more inclusive and much more extensive resource. The Lingerie Addict is the biggest lingerie blog in the planet, but I don’t see that as a cause to rest, to coast, to quit trying. I want TLA to be the ideal location there is for lingerie-focused fashion, and I really feel much more inspired than ever to make that take place.

What was your preferred Lingerie Addict post of the year? And what would you like to see a lot more of next year?

Below is a list of the articles you will want to study once more and again from this year. Want to dig a tiny deeper with our Greatest of 2015 list? You can discover it right here.

Playful Promises Cordelia Red Lace Bra

Playful Promises Cordelia Red Lace Bra

  • Why Do not Lingerie Brands Do Custom Alterations? – If you have ever wondered why a lingerie firm cannot just reduce the length of a strap or adjust a band for your order, Catherine of Kiss Me Deadly explains what’s going on behind the scenes.
Made by Niki string bra and skirt

Made by Niki string bra and skirt

  • Why Do Productive Lingerie Lines Close?Lingerie lovers often lament the surprising and sometimes sudden shuttering of brands they love and admire. Why do productive lingerie lines shut down?
The 'Andromeda' set from my most recent collection uses French lace, German beads and thread, Austrian crystals and underwires sourced from Poland. For many independent and luxury brands in the UK, it is impossible not to source from the UK. Suppliers in other countries often have prohibitively high minimum orders and risk of import duty. Brexit could impose so many extra costs to British businesses that they face being forced out of business. Photo by Karolina Laskowska

The ‘Andromeda’ set by Karolina Laskowska

  • How Will Brexit Impact the Lingerie Business? – Some of your favored lingerie brands might not be capable to survive Wonderful Britain’s exit from the European Union. Even if they do, the quality of the goods (and the rates you pay) will virtually surely adjust.
The Maltese Falcon, 1931

The Maltese Falcon, 1931

Playful Promises

Playful Promises


Harmonica Feather Prism Set

Two Montelle Bras, one in core and a single in complete bust sizes

  • What Tends to make a Supportive Full Bust Bra Work? – Customers frequently lament the fact that full bust bras (i.e. DD+ cup sizes) aren’t as flimsy and delicate as bras in modest bust or core sizes. It turns out there are some very good factors for that – the complete structure of a complete bust bra has to alter in order for it function correctly.

Stock Image of a Black Bra

Curvy Couture Enjoy Affair Bra

  • What Influences Lingerie Sizing? – Lingerie sizing is a controversial, emotionally-fraught topic. No 1 brand can do each and every size, but the logistics behind why a brand chooses to concentrate size group are often hidden. In this interview with a core size, a small bust, and a plus size brand, Quinne pulls back the curtain on lingerie sizes.

  • Plus Size Bra Buying: The Good and The Poor of Lane Bryant – In her very first official article as a TLA columnist, Ariel requires a deep dive into the plus size fashion juggernaut that is Lane Bryant detailing their strengths and weaknesses in an era when the plus size marketplace is more competitive than ever before.

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2016 Vacation Lingerie Shopping Guides – Gifts from $250.01 to $500.00

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I.D. Sarrieri La Naissance de Venus Lace Balconette Bra

I.D. Sarrieri La Naissance de Venus Lace Balconette Bra

Each year, I think about collapsing the classic 5 Vacation Lingerie Buying Guides into two or 3. Maybe writing two purchasing guides for every thing below $ 249 and over $ 250, for instance. Honestly, because I’ve been obtaining so much problems with time management this holiday season, that could have been a very good notion this year. Yet component of why I like to break out TLA’s Vacation Shopping Guides into so many price categories is simply because I think it better conveys the story of lingerie. You can see how trends and patterns and silhouettes alter between that $ 50 guide and that $ 500 guide. The drape is distinct. The shapes are distinct.The levels of experimentation, playfulness, artistry – it is all various.

I usually hear men and women claim that any lingerie over, say, $ 60 is a ripoff. That it is just brands trying to gouge unsuspecting clients simply because almost everything only costs a few dollars to make anyway. Nicely, that is profoundly untrue. At this value point, you’re not only more most likely to encounter ethically created lingerie, you will also see pricey, artisan-necessary particulars that merely aren’t feasible at reduced rates. Believe pattern matching, custom created prints, and breathlessly fine lace appliques.

This is also the price bracket exactly where specialty lingerie care becomes vital. I’m speaking handwash with a dedicated lingerie soap, type of specific. These aren’t the type of pieces that are meant to be stuffed in a dark, rough drawer and forgotten. They must be enjoyed, relished even, and worn as usually as achievable.

With 1 Holiday Lingerie Purchasing Guide to go, what are you hoping to see next? Have your fave brands created an appearance so far?

Looking for the rest of our vacation lingerie buying guides? You can locate them under the category “holiday” here!

Eprise by Lise Charmel Arty Romantica Bra Set - $ 257.12

Eprise by Lise Charmel Arty Romantica Bra Set – $ 257.12

Pierre Mantoux Tattoo Catsuit - $ 264.11

Pierre Mantoux Tattoo Catsuit – $ 264.11

Journelle Veronique Lingerie Set - $ 273.00

Journelle Veronique Lingerie Set – $ 273.00

Madame Aime Classique Bra Set - $ 275.00

Madame Aime Classique Bra Set – $ 275.00

Dita Von Teese The Femme Totale Gloves - $ 285.00

Dita Von Teese The Femme Totale Gloves – $ 285.00

Marjolaine Silk Satin and Leavers Lace Chemise - $ 290.77

Marjolaine Silk Satin and Leavers Lace Chemise – $ 290.77

Adina Reay Ava Silk Satin Bodysuit - $ 309.99

Adina Reay Ava Silk Satin Bodysuit – $ 309.99

Liviara Accusal Midnight Teddy - $ 375.00

Liviara Accusal Midnight Teddy – $ 375.00

Yolke Gold Tapered Pajama Suit - $ 383.97

Yolke Gold Tapered Pajama Suit – $ 383.97

Amoralle Margaux Sheer Robe - $ 395.00

Amoralle Margaux Sheer Robe – $ 395.00

Boudoir by D'Lish Dita Von Teese Holiday Dressing Gown - $ 399.99

Boudoir by D’Lish Dita Von Teese Holiday Dressing Gown – $ 399.99

I.D. Sarrieri La Naissance de Venus Lace Bra Set - $ 404.84

I.D. Sarrieri La Naissance de Venus Lace Bra Set – $ 404.84

Harlow and Fox Viola Jet Silk Gown - $ 408.00

Harlow and Fox Viola Jet Silk Gown – $ 408.00

Stephanie Aman Camison Zelda Slip Dress - $ 427.00

Stephanie Aman Camison Zelda Slip Dress – $ 427.00

Edge O' Beyond Karis Robe - $ 439.70

Edge O’ Beyond Karis Robe – $ 439.70

Buttress and Snatch Swarovski Crystal Bra Set - $ 450.86

Buttress and Snatch Swarovski Crystal Bra Set – $ 450.86

Elma Shop Medora Cami Set - $ 459.00

Elma Shop Medora Cami Set – $ 459.00


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