Dear Lingerie Briefs friends,
It’s times like these that test who we are, that implore us to help each other and our communities and to be patient with each other, despite the voices that speak otherwise. I myself can do better. So in the spirit of the holidays I am wishing light, love lingerie and peace. Be well and be safe.
Tina… Read More
Let’s face it. We could all use a little bit of escapism right now, preferably physically but definitely mentally. That’s why we chose to preview the Lise Charmel Swim 22 offer this week. Basically, these collections, which deliver in three waves this season, are a powerhouse assortment of mix and match two-piece bathing suits, one-piece shapes and gorgeous beachwear that conjure up any fantasy getaway one might imagine. I had to cull through 10 groups of 140 styles in 14 colors and 4 prints to edit this presentation.… Read More
By ESTELLE PULESTON
There aren’t many modern-day lingerie collections that have stood the test of time quite so well as Evgenia’s Rebelle, which was first released for Fall 2016. Vintage-inspired without crossing over into costume territory, these timeless pieces are every bit as delightful to look at now as they were half a decade ago. And they’ve proven so popular that not only has the collection stuck around, but it’s just been refreshed with the addition of new designs plus a whole new colorway.
Evgenia is the work of one woman – Stephanie Bodnar, who’s based in California.… Read More
By BECKY YEE
It’s December and the holidays are in full swing. It’s that perennial time of reflection as the year winds to a close. Sure, covid has made life challenging and money may be tight for many people. You don’t have to give large gifts. It’s about being thoughtful. It’s about giving thanks, giving love, and giving yourself self-love. A great way to do that is gifting yourself lingerie. E. Fuerman, housewife, says:
Lingerie is really a gift to me. I don’t buy or wear lingerie for anyone but myself.
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By ELLEN LEWIS
I have never had anyone named after me, let alone a bra. So, when Empreinte launched the Ellen bra for winter 2021, I decided to believe that perhaps, I was the inspiration (even though I know this is completely false). So why the tall tale? Because the Empreinte brand emulates exactly who I strive to be; a lover of artistry, a purveyor of quality and a pursuer of intelligence. I’ve been following and wearing the brand since I first discovered their unique fit in 2009.… Read More
By Tess DiNapoli
The relationship between men and lingerie has always been interesting. The more modern view is that lingerie is empowering to women and invokes a deep sense of female self-worth. And while that still holds true for women, men also have evolving views on lingerie, as the intention behind lingerie has certainly shifted over the years and centuries.
Looking back at the history of lingerie, it’s interesting to find that open-crotch underwear was the norm for women in the 1800s. At the time, men wore closed crotch underwear.… Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
One cannot speak of sustainability in the world of intimate apparel without mentioning Calida. I have focused on this aspect of the brand’s heritage more than once in this column. They have been an industry force in this domain “long before it was cool” Their credo: “Sustainability should not be a fashion, but a promise” is reflected in its many faceted collections.
The sustainable pursuit is no small undertaking and Calida has been on this journey since its inception 80 years ago. But Calida is much, much more.… Read More