I am woman, hear me roar. Ok, you get my point. I am in my thirties and I feel as woman as I ever have, and so does my lingerie. I am so excited to share my thoughts on this with you because I feel that many of us might not be aware of our many choices of beautifully crafted lace pieces from the land of champagne and pizza. Errrr, ok, that last part does not sound as sexy, but you get the gist, I’d rather have my lingerie made in France and Italy than mass produced in China by little children and overworked women! I want to write this next part because I don’t want to offend anyone (Ugh, like there is such thing), you can shop wherever you want to, Forever21, Victoria’s Secret, La Senza, The Dollar Store … anywhere you like and your wallet can afford, this is simply a blog post to give you a few other options and for you to know that there are other lingerie brands within the same price range, better quality fabrics and ethically made, it isn't intended to put down anyone's taste. So, with that out of the way ...
It was only last year that I really started thinking about my lingerie and how it makes me feel. Your bra & panties are the first thing you put on every morning after that buttery soft moisturizer, so they might as well feel soft and luxurious. I recently discovered some fabulous lingerie brands that you can find at Nordstrom or buy online, and it won’t cost you the price of Bordelle or Agent Provocateur. Now, enough with the typing and on with the list.
Cosabella is my go to and the lilac set in these photos is from them, their goodies are made in Italy and its styles are European chic, classy and have plenty of lace detail. For something a bit more casual, there’s always Hanky Panky, their products are made in the United States and their skin-like panties are fabulous and about the same price of Victoria’s Secret. The red bottoms in the flatlay photo are from their 'After Midnight' line, which is exquisite. Along with the navy undies I am wearing with my pink Love Ophelia robe. Hanky Panky underwear are best if you're looking for that second-skin-like feeling and seeming perfect even in the tightest of outfits
Blackbird Underpinnings is a lingerie line based in San Francisco and they make some killer lounge wear. I am such a fan of beautiful lounge wear. Nothing makes your morning coffee taste better than a tasteful robe wrapping your body. If you want to be really ethical and set your carbon footprint back a few steps, then Fortnight Lingerie is based in Toronto, Canada. They have a bit of a heftier price than the rest I am mentioning, but you are keeping the money within the country and supporting Canadian workers, so, take that in consideration. Chantelle is French made lingerie and it is absolutely affordable for French Lingerie. You can find Chantelle at many department stores and mid range lingerie stores. One of my other favourites is Dutch Company LingaDore, which is where I bought the teal set in the photos is from. And if all else fails, Intimissimi is here to save the day. Overall, they are the Italian Victoria's Secret *wink* except with much better products.
I trust that I’ve been of assistance when it comes to the prettiest little things that you put on every day. What are some other lingerie brands you love?