Bridal Briefs

By ELLEN LEWIS

Marie JO Bella bridal lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Somehow the lingerie industry, with its often traditional notions of cultural norms, floods the market with bridal lingerie in the spring. That’s why it’s always a perk when I find a line like Marie Jo’s Bella collection that is in stores right now. October is a perfect month for a wedding, at least where I grew up in New York. The weather is predictable and the fall foliage presents a spectacle not easy to duplicate. I took this for granted until I moved to Mexico to which I generally return early each October for several months.… Read More


By ELLEN LEWIS

Only Hearts bridal lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Running around the market last week, I made my usual seasonal stop at Only Hearts. There is so much inspiration at this showroom, editing was a challenge. I was culling through the different groups fixated on my current attraction to crossover styles, an Only Hearts legacy, when another idea surfaced: the Only Hearts Bride. Suffice it to say, that of course, Only Hearts has a bridal story intact, predominantly for Spring 19, but I see a different angle in this brand’s design aesthetic.… Read More


By STEPHANIE HYNES

The Little Bra Company bridal lingerie photographed by Stephanie Hynes for Lingerie BriefsThe Little Bra Company

In Part Two of our July Fashion Lingerie Editorial, Stephanie brings her camera indoors. In Part One, she shot her vision based on the illusions framed from natural light: the American impressionist painter Frederick Carl Frieseke was her inspiration.  These images, photographed in her studio, evoke clarity of light effused from the simplicity of their surroundings. The color white is both innocent and provocative.  In an artist’s hands, white takes many perspectives. Is white lingerie meant only for brides? … Read More


By STEPHANIE HYNES

Chantelle bra & Panty set with Samantha Chang silk robe photographed by Stephanie Hynes for Lingerie BriefsChantelle bra & panty, Samantha Chang robe

Inspired by the American impressionist painter, Frederick Carl Frieseke, Stephanie’s July Fashion Editorial (Part One) is not only an ode to summer brides, but also a visual play on the effects of summer light. Frieseke is known for painting early 20th century women outdoors in dappled light. These women would often steal away to find respite under a willow or by a body of water, relaxed and free and unrestrained from the layers of clothing that fashion demanded.… Read More


By HELEN MASTERS ~ London Briefs

Pure Chemistry British Brand featured on Lingerie Briefs

I’ve never been known for being in the right place at the time – I missed Super Saturday at the iconic 2012 London Olympics, was out of the country at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and have never been able to get membership to Mahiki…  However, recently for possibly the first time in my life I have found myself in exactly the right place at exactly the right time – and not once, but twice!  Where, pray tell, I hear you ask, and when?… Read More


By TINA WILSON

Amoralle Bridal Lingerie gowns illustrated by Tina Wilson for Lingerie Briefs

So many beautiful pieces to choose from… that was my dilemma when sitting down to illustrate bridal themed ‘sleepwear’, though I probably shouldn’t call it sleepwear considering there is very little slumber going on.  The category is usually consisting of short flirty baby dolls, revealing corsetry, skimpy teddies and wispy wraps but sometimes a brand goes rogue like Amoralle.  They do “long and refined” like no one else, I love their flowing columns of silk and tulle that are accessorized with gloves and headpieces. … Read More


By TINA WILSON

Charnos Baily Bridal Lingerie illustrated Tina Wilson on Lingerie Briefs

Spring has finally sprung, I think?  With its arrival comes not only warm days and cool nights but a royal wedding.  Not one to get swept up in celebrity/royalty weddings, I’m a bit more excited this time around, it’s not every day a royal marries an American.  And I love Harry, he’s my favorite.

Since Victorian times, it’s been customary to give the bride to be…a trousseau.  Jewelry, toiletries, makeup even bed linens and of course lingerie comprise the list of goodies.  I am not sure about the other items on the list but bridal lingerie is as strong as ever as a category. Read More


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