Bridal Briefs

By Libby Dowd

Toad Lillie introduced a new line of bridal lingerie inspired by French sweets at February’s Designer Showcase. The line includes four decadent sets all hand made in luxurious silk fabrics.

Bombé, a silk chiffon babydoll with “something blue” charmeuse bows and a matching charmeuse panty features French seaming and narrow rolled hems that create a romantic ripple effect.

Chantilly, a silk charmeuse and lace shelf bra, panty and garter belt, is a more traditional bridal set. The quarter cup bra is fully lined and features a demure lace applique detail on the front. The matching knickers have a peephole and bow detail in the back for a look that is glamorous, but not overt.… ...Read more

By Rhea Cortado (contributing)

When it comes to a wedding, women have carte blanche to be spoiled brats. They want exactly what they want and how they want it. So at the Something Blue wedding showcase event at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, it was all about customization and personalization. Shoes can be bedazzled or dyed to the bride’s precise Pantone number fancy and cupcake sprinkles can be styled to match whatever the decided theme.

The event covered all the details of the big day from announcement to consummation. (To see the full listing of vendors that participated and more tips, see the Something Blue facebook page: )… ...Read more

Honeymoon Lingerie

by Libby Dowd

Any bride-to-be is likely to find herself knee deep in brand new lingerie by the time her honeymoon arrives. In fact, she may end up with more intimate apparel than regular clothes in her suitcase. Since it’s wise to travel with a little extra room in your suitcase, I’ve compiled this list of Honeymoon must-haves:

Something Sweet: Chemises and camisoles are a popular bridal gift item since the shopper does not need to know the bride’s bra size in order to get a perfect fit. Mesh or cotton styles can be sexy, but at the same time comfortable enough to sleep in.


Something Sexy: A striking piece of lingerie that she might not wear any other time should certainly find its way into a new bride’s suitcase. Sultry styles from Masion Close fit the bill. At a higher price point, Toad Lillie offers styles … ...Read more

It’s All About The Details

by Libby Dowd

If you’ve ever been to a wedding, been in a wedding or flipped to one of the many wedding programs on TV, you’ve heard the phrase, “It’s all about the details.” I was married last spring and as I planned the event, I spent the majority of my time focusing on the details. From the 40 or so vintage glass cake stands my mother and I hunted for at local antique stores to the monogrammed suspenders my groom and his men donned, I had them all figured out. It’s safe to say I lost sleep over many. There was just one detail I ignored—my bridal lingerie. As a contributing editor for The Lingerie Journal, I’m embarrassed to admit that I overlooked what every bride should consider to be the most important accessory. After all, the proper undergarments are what make an outfit. Luckily, I was working … ...Read more

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