Bridal Briefs

By ELLEN LEWIS

It’s definitely autumn in the Northeast: chilly nights, sun stroked days, rainy interventions, pumpkins and chrysanthemums everywhere. If I were getting married again, it would be my pick of the seasons for a wedding.  One of the most memorable affairs I ever attended was held in a lodge in the Adirondack Mountains on Columbus Day. The foliage was in full rapture, the lake doubled the beauty as it reflected back a firestorm of color. The bride was an elegant focus point on a glorious fall day. What kind of lingerie might have fit her taste?

Bridal Lingerie is never a focal point of Fall Lingerie Collections except by those brands whose core business reflects the category. But as I gathered images for this Gallery review, it became apparent that  bridal lingerie remains a quiet staple in many inventories. I had a difficult time editing my choices.

Cosabella Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsCosabella

Christine Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsChristine

Jane Woolrich Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsJane Woolrich

Layneau Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsLayneau

Helen Sanchez Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsHelen Sanchez

Maison Close Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsMaison Close

Lise Charmel Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsLise Charmel

Simone Perele Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsSimone Perele

Va Bien Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsVa Bien

Rya Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsRya

Jane Woolrich Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsJane Woolrich

Natori Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsNatori

Montelle Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsMontelle

Blubella Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsBlubella

Empreinte Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsEmpreinte

Cosabella Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsCosabella

Natori Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsNatori

Lise Charmel Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsLise Charmel

Hanky Panky Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsHanky Panky

Simone Perele Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsSimone Perele

Triumph Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsTriumph

Samantha Chang Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsSamantha Chang

Ellipse Bridal Lingerie As featured on Lingerie BriefsEllipse


By ELLEN LEWIS

Va Bien Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

As I culled together this portfolio of lingerie bridal images, I started a search for fine art icons that were inspired by wedding scenes. Paintings from masters such as Marc Chagall, Edmund Blair Leighton, Grace Hartigan and Frank Salisbury beckoned.  The history of art  has long been inspired by brides and that was my intent as I prepared to integrate them into this blog. The concept of merging art with experience resonates so well with me because in fact, that has always been our goal on Lingerie Briefs.

Va Bien Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsVa Bien

Then I read a very interesting article in The Knot about a modern wedding entertainment trend: Live Wedding Painting. It happens to fascinate me because recently my daughter, who is an artist was asked to do live painting at a figure skating show. She balked at first, but made a commitment to a friend and ended up having a great time interacting with the guests. It added a new dimension to the affair and the audience loved it. The bridal business is evolving, not only in real time but also in the Lingerie Industry. Imagine these styles captured on canvas: a modern method of communication using an age old skill set.

Aubade Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Aubade

Simone Perele Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Simone Perele

Christine Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Christine Lingerie

Montelle Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Montelle Intimates

Layneau Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsLayneau

Montelle Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Maison Close

Rya Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Rya

Hanky Panky Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsHanky Panky

NK iMODE Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsNK iMODE

Conturelle Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsConturelle

Natori Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsNatori

Lise Charmel Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsLise Charmel

Va Bien Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsVa Bien

Samantha Chang Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsSamantha Chang

Cosabella Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsCosabella

Rya Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsRya

Montelle Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsMaison Close

NK iMODE Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsNK iMODE

Layneau Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsLayneau

Natori Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsNatori

Dita Von Teese Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsDita Von Teese

Simone Perele Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsSimone Perele

Empreinte Bridal Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsEmpreinte

 

 

 


By ELLEN LEWISOui Bridal collection by Maison Lejaby as featured on Lingerie Briefs

I had to write one more blog about my daughter’s wedding, which happened this past Sunday. It was elegant, ephemeral and exquisitely executed. White and blush peonies and roses, a harpist and a gorgeous wedding cake told a perfect parable for not only the beautiful bride but also the Maison Lejaby Oui bridal collection. Exquisitely appointed with detailed perfection, this wedding capsule is an intimate jewel. Besides the excellence of the Maison Lejaby workmanship, the delicate french lace and pleated silk trim, each style could be saved for posterity. My husband and I were thankful for our children’s happiness. He describes the feeling as a comfortable bliss, worthy of the investment: a special moment that brands itself into our memory; almost priceless.

Oui Bridal collection by Maison Lejaby as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Oui Bridal collection by Maison Lejaby as featured on Lingerie Briefs

 


By ELLEN LEWIS

The last few weeks preparing for my daughter’s wedding have been a marathon of related and unrelated events. We flew home from Mexico for last minute preparations only to discover a major leak had capsized our ceiling onto our bed and flooded the floor. Fast forward, I’ve been sleeping on the couch while we maneuver through regrouping our entire bedding situation. Add to the equation: I babysat my son’s dog and my grandson for the weekend before the wedding because of previous promises made. Then the clothing dilemma: neither my husband nor I had appropriate attire due to our Mexican lifestyle and because he was sure that his 10 year old suits shrunk in the closet while we were away. Then there were the lingerie needs, not only for me, but the bride, who definitely had the wrong bra for under her wedding dress. So we went shopping for solutions.

Empreinte Cassiopee, Chantelle Soft Stretch, Janira Secrets as featured o Lingerie Briefs

With all my lingerie knowledge, I suggested several styles to her and into the fitting room went selections from Wacoal, Chantelle, Simone Perele and Natori, all in the incorrect size. Thank goodness for Nordstrom’s fitters. Our specialist told her the exact same thing as I did (after all I am just a mom) but this time she heeded the advice. She left with the Natori Feathers Strapless bra and matching panty. As for me, I am channeling my Empreinte Cassiopee bra and Janira’s  Secret’s High Waist Shaper. For the rehearsal dinner it’s Wacoal bras and Chantelle Soft Stretch all the way for both of us.  Believe it or not, this is a relatively low-key event planned in a very short window of time, mostly from Mexico. And although the celebration has morphed from a 20 person to a 50 person dinner, it’s a very simple party: white peonies and roses, a harpist, and of course an open bar. My daughter Kate will look beautiful.

“The Solution Often Turns Out More Beautiful Than the Puzzle” Richard Dawkins

 


By ELLEN LEWIS

NK iMODE Silk Bridal Lingerie Tender is the Night on Lingerie BriefsI am headed back to New York next week for my daughter’s wedding. It will be a very small family affair. That was her choice. She has very understated but decidedly upscale taste. Kate’s an artist, visually brilliant, flirting on the edge of the millennial generation; but way past fairy tale wedding expectations. She says she trusts me and will bow to my planning decisions. With only two months to organize logistics while residing in Mexico, it’s been a challenge. But, I have finally pulled it together: white peonies and roses, a naked wedding cake, harpist and dinner at a private venue.  My daughter’s laissez faire attitude does not fit the stereotypical bride. It’s not that she’s calm (heaven forbid) she just seems relieved to not be burdened with decisions. It’s hard to believe that she will be getting married in two weeks. So imagine my surprise when NK iMode offered to send her a bridal gift and she became enthralled with the prospect. One look at the choices and she was on the phone with me collaborating.  She chose a white silk cami and short set, mainly because she wants to wear the cami out.  But she would have been thrilled with anyone of the Morgan and Jezebel collection, espousing on their beauty.  The only issue is that her fiancé, who is very traditional, won’t let her show it to him until after the wedding. So she has no one to share it with until I return to New York.NK iMODE Silk Bridal Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

NK iMODE Silk Bridal Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

NK iMODE Silk Bridal Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

NK iMODE Silk Bridal Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

NK iMODE Silk Bridal Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

NK iMODE Silk Bridal Lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

 

 


1 2 3 32 Page 1 of 32