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DSTM Don't Shoot the Messenger wirefree creative luxury lingerie including bodywear, bodysuits as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Founded in 2009 by Canadian designer Jen Gilpin, DSTM – that’s short for Don’t Shoot the Messengers – is an underwire-free brand making creative lingerie, lingerie and lounge-inspired outerwear, and versatile, multi-occasional bodywear.

DSTM Don't Shoot the Messenger wirefree creative luxury lingerie including bodywear, bodysuits as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Think tank tops with attached thigh straps, full body (though sometimes backless or butt-less!) catsuits, and all manner of mesh and cut out-detailed crop tops and bodysuits. With a primarily black color palette, the brand’s aesthetic is graphic, modern … Read More


By ESTELLE PULESTON

Torlowei: The Lavish, Groundbreaking Lingerie Brand from West Africa

Founded in 2017, Torlowei is a must-know luxury lingerie and womenswear brand based in Lagos, Nigeria that’s marrying classic silhouettes with incredible craftsmanship and a penchant for rich, saturated color.

Torlowei: The Lavish, Groundbreaking Lingerie Brand from West AfricaThe label is owned by mother-daughter duo Patience Torlowei and Mojisola Adegbile. Patience – who previously founded Nigeria’s first lingerie manufacturer and has a dress in the National Museum of African Art – leads design, while Mojisola handles the business side of … Read More


By ESTELLE PULESTON

La Libellule a French swimwear brand featured on Lingerie Briefs

With a glimmer of spring finally in the air, I’m briefly turning my attention from lingerie to swimwear to introduce you to La Libellule (meaning The Dragonfly in English), an independent French brand that Ellen discovered at the recent Salon International de la Lingerie.

La Libellule a French swimwear brand featured on Lingerie Briefs

Architect Marthe Botros was inspired to create the brand after giving birth to her first child; desiring a different swimsuit style to what she’d worn before, she … Read More


By ESTELLE PULESTON

Underprotection Sustainable Lingerie as featured on Lingerie BriefsFounded in Copenhagen in 2010 by Sunniva Uggerby and Stephan Rosenkilde, with Jeanette Hansen later joining the founding team, Underprotection is a lingerie and swimwear brand that’s merging comfort and style with a deeply-rooted desire to do things sustainably.

Underprotection Sustainable Lingerie as featured on Lingerie Briefs

The label describes its aesthetic as bold, colorful and feminine, a style that “challenges the stereotypical look of sustainable lingerie.” Designs are wirefree to maximize comfort, and a mix of timeless neutrals and … Read More


By ESTELLE PULESTON

Pip & Pantalaimon Lingerie: The Perfect Blend of Vintage and Modern as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Launched in 2015 by De Montfort graduate Philippa Smith, Pip & Pantalaimon is a fun, heavily retro-inspired lingerie brand made for the modern-day pinup. Contemporary shapewear fabrics come together with iconic vintage silhouettes such as girdles, corselettes and deep garter belts (always with 6 straps!) to create lingerie that has a retro look plus all the benefits of newer fabric technologies.

Pip & Pantalaimon Lingerie: The Perfect Blend of Vintage and Modern as featured on Lingerie Briefs

You’ll also find fan-laced corsets, horizontally seamed bras (for that perky, … Read More


By ESTELLE PULESTON

Verdant Intimates as featured on Lingerie Briefs

Launched last year, Verdant Intimates is a premium lingerie brand designed for those who want unfussy, easily-wearable lingerie that still makes them feel beautiful and confident.

The founders are Michelle Bergmann and Eleanor Mooney, two Filipina lingerie industry veterans who first met while working together in Soho, where they dreamed of opening up a lingerie boutique together. However, Bergmann says that the designs she saw around her were “either too simple and Read More


By ESTELLE PULESTON

Tensengral bralettes and lingerie created with innovative lace braiding technology aas featured on Lingerie Briefs

Based in Anthol, New York, Tensengral is an intriguing bodywear brand that holds appeal whether your interests lie in sustainability, historical fabric-making, or much more modern clothing technologies. Their bralettes may at first look like they’ve been crocheted or knitted, but they’re actually lace. Specifically, a braided ‘performance’ lace that has been designed by brand owner Brad Jamison and produced on 20th-century lace braiding machines modified to take instructions digitally … Read More


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