Bridal Briefs

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.… Read More


Simone Perele bridal corset and panty on Lingerie Briefs

It’s no secret that the wedding business in the USA is big, over $50 billion and counting. The bond between lingerie and the bridal industry is indisputable; some brands focused completely on solution intimates for every conceivable dress. Functionality certainly makes a difference and fit perfection is a no brainer. But even more enticing for the lingerie industry is the expansion of the thought process that surrounds this enormous retail opportunity. Weddings are not one day affairs. Think engagement, shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, the ceremony, reception and honeymoon.… Read More


my wedding ring Lingerie Briefs

Last December my husband finally convinced me to replace my wedding band. I hadn’t worn it in some time because the simple gold band that I had purchased with him in Florence during our honeymoon (don’t ask) no longer fit comfortably. I am not a person of tradition and didn’t care to spend the money because, after 36 years of marriage, why does it matter? But one day in Cabo last December, he propelled me into a jewelry store “just for fun”. I decided to appease him and try on rings.… Read More


ADORN is a fresh new luxury bridal lingerie brand launching this Spring. I first became acquainted with founder, Adrine Bimanand several years ago when she introduced me to her bridal accessory company, Creative Touch. Her insight into the wedding business led to several blogs that she penned for us here on Lingerie Briefs. Subsequently, Adrine has created a beautiful capsule collection of key styles of wedding lingerie, bras, panties, garters and sleep pieces. Her designs, all executed in luxury laces and silk georgette are modern examples of the underpinnings that a contemporary bride might desire: delicate white intimates embraced in lace with a nod to Swarovski.… Read More


By ELLEN LEWIS

Jane Woolrich corsets on Lingerie Briefs

I know that Russia has been in the news in a not so good way lately, but that is politics.  Of Russian descent, I choose to see the heritage differently. Even though my grandfather was forced to escape the Czar’s wrath at the turn of the 19th century, I prefer to see the culture as an icon of great artistry and romance. It is the extraordinary performances of  rare talent that influences my perception. Think Tchaikovsky, Diaghilev, Pavlova, Bariyshnikov, Nureyev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Pushkin and Chekov to name a few heroes of Ballet, Music and Literature.… Read More


By ELLEN LEWIS

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Did you know that the most wedding engagements occur between Thanksgiving and Christmas? It is a goldmine for retailers whose port of call is lingerie. The fact that this is already gift giving season, the acceleration of bridal intimates makes this category a no brainer. I remember a Bloomingdale’s buyer telling me several years ago, that this opportunity was a definite focus for her. This is why I am so pleased to have been contacted by NK iMode as they resurfaced with an entirely new business model for their loyal clientele and the buyers who have sorely missed them in the wholesale market.… Read More


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I had so much difficulty organizing this post; visual, technical and creative issues gave me blog brain. I began to think about all the choices a bride has to make between her engagement and honeymoon. There must be a parallel somewhere, because from what I have learned trolling through the wedding business, the decisions are often complex, confusing and somewhat overwhelming. A perfectly intelligent, generally calm woman develops Bridal Brain. For example: What’s my color scheme; Pink, I think? “Something blue”; a bra ? Who knew?… Read More


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