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Cheery & Charming ‘Nikki’ Collection ~ Empreinte Lingerie

May 31, 2017

Nikki’ encapsulates perfectly the new ‘Happy’ trend, combining a sense of joy, simplicity and ease. It is a return to basics and a rediscovery of simple, genuine pleasures. The curved, feminine form of the tiny daisies sublimely symbolizes that sense of cheerfulness that the warmer season heralds. The flowers are worked in embroidery and lace, making ‘Nikki’ a wardrobe essential that is easy to wear and invisible under clothes, with a unique, pleasing fit and unrivaled softness.

This lively, delightful range comes in a palette of elegant, complementary colours which makes it both contemporary and timeless at the same time. The fabrics have been chosen for their quality and performance. The embroidered stiff tulle can be moulded up to larger cup sizes thanks to its unique properties developed by Empreinte. The embroidery is soft and comfortable to wear. The briefs combine lace with a large daisy design and ultra-soft tulle for guaranteed visual impact and unrivalled softness. Each item in the range is finished with the restrained touch of a small picot elastic trim and long satin bow. Colors: – Dune, Denim and Pivoine.

Nikki Bras: Size range: – 30 to 42 – C to G Available shapes: – Seamless full-cup bra and  Seamless low-necked bra
Nikki Bottoms: Size range: – XS to 3XL Available shapes: – Thong – Shorty – Brief – Panty

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Bridal Briefs ~ The Giving Bride

May 30, 2017

The Giving Bride on Lingerie Briefs

Every spring since Maggie Gillette launched her bridal brand, The Giving Bride, I find myself circling back to her collection. Maggie’s focus on this critical lingerie niche and her efforts to keep the line succinct, sophisticated, and tailored locally as well as dedicated to a charitable cause, are much of what the millennial woman seeks when she shops. . . READ and SEE more here

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Beyond the Wedding ~ The Giving Bride

Annasul Y. Wedding Dress on Lingerie Briefs

Every spring since Maggie Gillette launched her bridal brand, The Giving Bride, I find myself circling back to her collection. Maggie’s focus on this critical lingerie niche and her efforts to keep the line succinct, sophisticated, and tailored locally as well as dedicated to a charitable cause, are much of what the millennial woman seeks when she shops. These elegant understated designs stand out because of their simplicity, a perfect complement for the modern bride. My respect for Maggie’s work goes beyond her brand passion. Appreciation for the entrepreneurial spirit and the creative talent of many of her designer peers, Maggie has taken her journey into luxury lingerie to another level of recognition. Partnering with Alessandra Baker (Alessandra Mackenzie) and Melissa Franchi (Navaeh), she launched The Lingerie Selection Boutique show in 2016 as a way to present capsule brands who wanted to remain specialized and loyal to their design instincts. Every season, I make a point to review these lines, because it only takes one discovery to change the mojo of any great retail venue.  These pieces draped in silk and detailed with the finest laces, are beautiful additions to a bridal lingerie inventory. The wonderful aspect of The Giving Bride is that these styles have purpose beyond wedding apparel.  Perhaps, at retail, they are the icing on the cake, but to the woman who owns them, they have an uncanny way of infiltrating her entire wardrobe.

the Giving Bride cami & tap pant & wedding cake photo by Chantal Routhier on Lingerie Briefs

The Giving Bride Bridal Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

The Giving Bride Bridal Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

The Giving Bride Bridal Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

The Giving Bride Bridal Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

The Giving Bride Bridal Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

The Giving Bride Bridal Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

The Giving Bride Bridal Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

 

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Fashion Illustrations by Tina Wilson ~ Hosiery’s “Love Child”

May 29, 2017

Wolford fashions sketched by Tina Wilson for Lingerie Briefs

This week Tina illustrates some of the amazing seamless fashion options that would never have been possible without the technology bequeathed to us from the hosiery industry . READ and SEE more here

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Fashion Illustrations by Tina Wilson ~ Hosiery’s “Love Child”

By TINA WILSON

Tina Wilson Fashion Illustrations on Lingerie Briefs

Seamless intimate apparel is the “lovechild” of hosiery and lingerie. It’s also the name of one of my favorite songs by the Supremes.  I’ve taken note over the years how powerful lingerie companies like Spanx and Commando have entered the hosiery market. Melding the technology of hosiery machines with the design detail of lingerie has become lucrative and without the yarns and technology developed by the hosiery industry shapewear would be all seams and discomfort.

Tina Wilson Fashion Illustrations on Lingerie Briefs

In my early days while I shopped in Europe I was a hosiery junkie, buying Fogal and Wolford hosiery every time I touched down in London or Paris.  These two brands in particular were pioneers and introduced me to luxury for the legs.  I love Fogal for their colors, superb quality and the packaging, I’m a sucker for  beautiful design. I am making a beeline to Fogal’s new Bloomingdales 59TH street NYC shop! I see a boon for smartly colored hose and leggings in the making!

Tina Wilson Fashion Illustrations on Lingerie Briefs

Wolford was and is on the forefront of technology and price-wise not for the faint of heart. I was in Saks recently ogling their long seamless tube dress, oh to be 6ft tall, skinny and own it in every shade. Wolford is masterful in creating hosiery hybrids to be worn as clothing and accessories, I believe there is still unchartered territory here.

Wolford tube dressing sketched by Tina Wilson on Lingerie Briefs

We live in a time of fashion hybrids…pants have skirts attached, camisoles have bras attached, sneakers are part sock, jackets are capes, robes are coverups, pajamas are evening-wear and your pantyhose is your “girdle”…one day your hat will be your glove! No silhouette is sacred, anything goes, it’s exciting and it’s frightening, but change we must, if we as an industry are to survive.

Tina Wilson Fashion Illustrations on Lingerie Briefs

The machines that produced hosiery are the machines that birthed the machines that produce the endless sea of seamless dressing that is now everyday wear. Though these garments are commonplace , they are not boring.  American brands like Hue, and most recently Free People as well as the gazillion active wear brands are doing a fantastic job of creating leggings, slips, camisoles, and/or activewear using the Santoni technology.

Free People Slip, Hue Seamless shapping & Spanx Hi waisted mid thigh short sketched by Tina Wilson on Lingerie Briefs

There was a time not long ago when the hosiery market suffered greatly, many women stopped wearing hosiery and wearing pants became more commonplace at work. I also stopped wearing pantyhose and about 8 years ago started wearing leggings under my dresses, it made me feel more casual and allowed more shoe options. I still have a sock fetish but I want to be lured back to wearing hosiery and I look forward to the innovation some of these brands will put forth, seeing how hosiery brands evolve as our wardrobes become ever more casual is the big challenge…a challenge I believe our American brands and our European allies are up to!

 

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Sexy Mama! Le Mystère’s Nursing Bra ~ So Alluring Yet Discreet

May 27, 2017

New moms, your life has changed, so should your bra. The Le Mystère Sexy Mama Nursing Bra has everything you’re looking for! Featuring an easy, one-hand clasp, lined cups, a contour silhouette with indulgent design details that make it the perfect nursing bra. For instance, the cups, when folded in half, comfortably rest against your body at an angle ideal for feedings while a discreet inside sling provides you with much-needed support. Even the brushed hook-eye closure was specially finished with four hooks so the bra can adjust as your body changes.

Sexy Mama Nursing Bra Features:
  • Contour underwire design
  • Fully adjustable straps with embellishment detail; perfect for petites
  • Memory foam hybrid cups lined in poly-cotton for absorption protection
  • Wide wings with a double layer of sparkle mesh for support
  • Covered plastic stays for structural support
  • Brushed hook-eye closure
  • Available in Black and Ivory. Up to a G cup.

 

 

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