Bridal Briefs

by ASI EFROSCarol Coelho Intimates - exquisite lingerie featured on Lingerie Briefs

Carol Coelho has mastered the intricacy of lace and silk while first designing magnificent bridal gowns and then, in 2015, launching her own collection of exquisite lingerie, Carol Coelho Intimates

Carol Coelho Intimates - exquisite lingerie featured on Lingerie Briefs

In my interview with Carol, she gave me a glimpse of her creative process.

“One thing I still do today is what I call a ‘double-take.’ Before I say NO, I look again and ask myself WHY NOT? How can this NO be a YES? What will it take for this to be its full potential?… Read More

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Girl With a Serious Dream as Featured on Lingerie BriefsGirl With a Serious Dream

It’s been a lovelorn year with cancelled weddings and lost memories. But FINALLY, here comes the bride. Once again, anticipation is about hope. Celebrations are being planned. The bridal business, dormant for the past year, is beginning its comeback. The Intimate Apparel industry is changing as the market turns once again on its axis. As the desire for elegant, sensual lingerie percolates, bridal designs reap the rewards. This pictorial, whose images were provided to us by the participating brands, is our promise of showcasing artful design and future possibilities.… Read More

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By ELLEN LEWISShell Belle Couture Bridal Collection Seduce Me nightgown as featured on Lingerie Briefs

I met Michelle Blenkinsopp-Guild, founder of Shell Belle Couture, shortly after she launched her luxury collection in 2010. I was immediately smitten. Her beautiful bridal designs, created in England, are lingerie masterpieces. Composed with European silks, tulles, and leavers laces, they are heirloom pieces that hark back to a time when precious underpinnings were all the rage. I imagine a scene out of The Great Gatsby, where elegance, romance and sensuality collide in a grandiose dream.

Shell Belle Couture Bridal Collection Seduce Me nightgown as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Michelle’s credo to embrace slow fashion and the ethos of “buy once, buy well” is evident in these exquisite wedding designs that cannot be copied by mass production.… Read More

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 Monique Lhuiller X Hanky Panky bridal lingerie Collection as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Last Spring, pre-covid, when I learned that Hanky Panky and Monique Lhuillier were collaborating on a lingerie bridal collection, I was more than ready to write the story. But clearly the timing was off. Now, as the world emerges from its cocoon, I am pleased to showcase this partnership between two like-minded souls. It’s a perfect marriage. Yes, the affair was postponed until Spring 21, but it is finally here.

“Who is the Hanky Panky Bride?  “She is gracious, a bit mysterious, loves lace, flowers, and animals.… Read More

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The Rya Collection as featured on Lingerie Briefs

 I have had a major love affair with Rya Collection since they launched their first sheer robe! A surprise for me at Curve NYC this year was that they are finally launching a plus size collection. My bank account may not be nearly as excited as I am.

The Plus size Rya Bridal Collection as featured on Lingerie Briefs

What wasn’t a surprise was that Rya Collection’s plus-size pieces play to the same strengths as their core size pieces. The line is full of droolworthy robes and gowns with Art Deco inspired trims and sheer embroidered fabrics.… Read More

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These are difficult times, for certain. The cancellation of a wedding pales compared to the flood of fear, but still, when a girl has a serious dream and must wake up to reality, it can be disconcerting. Planning tirelessly for the big day is a great deal of the process: dress, flowers, venue, music, guests. It’s all about the anticipation culminating in one exquisite moment and a lifetime of memories. Maybe at this very disconcerting juncture in our lives right now, a bit of fantasy could be a welcome distraction.… Read More

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Songe strapless bra by Maison Lejaby as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Maison Lejaby showcases lily white as a must have color for Spring 2020. Featured in its iconic Miss Lejaby, Mandala, and Henné lingerie collections, it is also the highlight of the recently launched Songe hauteur Bridal statement. Known for its modern design aesthetic, bold style and affordability, these collections are a fresh expression of the Maison Lejaby French allure. The consistent design aesthetic: bold, fresh and easy styling contribute to the brand appeal. They are bridal ready but everyday right for a variety of women sizes from A-G cups and 32 -40 cups.… Read More

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