As you may or may not have noticed, I decided to skip July. With a mix of being busy and feeling uninspired by lingerie available, I thought I’d wait a month. I’d love to keep posting favourites from the same brands over and over that I favour, but that seems boring as we see enough of the same few favourites online as it is. I’m also limited by my love of Indie designers and small businesses, who generally don’t carry my cup size and as many of you know I really don’t fancy bralettes for myself in the slightest.
With that being said, I found myself perusing the sites of several luxury designers, some new pieces, and some old favourites I can’t quite wipe from my mind.
- Christie by Ajour
Ajour is a brand I’ve somehow never heard of until the other day – someone posted a flatlay of this bra and I immediately fell in love, but there was no link or tagged designer so I hunted until I found this Russian (?) designer and I have to say, I feel excited again about finding a new brand to try that’s in my budget! I’ve been obsessed with blue, and I feel like this cut would flatter me really well.
- McCullough by Ajour
Apologies in advance, I have quite a few doubles from brands this month. A lot of brands I’ve kind of overlooked in fear of price or sizing have been calling me, and after finding this new brand I had a very hard time narrowing it down to one, so I settled on two (which was also hard). McCullough feels regal, elegant, and sexy – the colour is mute but the lace and satin make such a beautiful piece, something I’d happily add to my rotation of what I consider everyday bras.
- Daffodil – Wolfsbane Intimates
I’ll start of by saying I almost never find myself looking at bralettes, partially because I don’t think they’re flattering on me and partially because I love the support of a wire. This set is the exception. I absolutely adore eyelet fabric and this makes me want to frolic through flower fields and turn into a forest nymph. Everything about it feels adorable. I would definitely consider purchasing this set because it’s both from an indie designers and calls my name so persistently. You can grab the whole set for only $85, which is about half of what I’d usually spend on a bra! Seems like a good rational to buy, yes?
- Marina – Bluebella
Bluebella seems like one of those no-brainer companies that everyone seems to have tried at least once except for me. I can’t place why I’ve tended to stay away from them (perhaps their styles are too simple for my taste?), but this bra recently did catch my eye. Maybe it’s the price tag, maybe it’s the frills, but this is a piece I’d really like to try. It’s black and lacy which would work well for my fall wardrobe. I might cave on this one.
- Wonderland Delights – I.D. Sarrieri
I.D. Sarrieri is a brand on almost any lingerie addicts list. They’re known for beautiful laces, designs you consider wearable art, and sizeable price tags. Everyone fell in love with this set when The Lingerie Addict posted about it a while ago, and it sat in the back of my mind. I wrote it off because 1- I didn’t think they would have my size and 2- I, for whatever reason, thought it only came in a wireless style. Seeing that it came in this beautiful bra shown to the side, and in my size obviously made me extremely excited. The price, however, is out of my range. Maybe one day…
6. Mystery de Minuit Bodysuit – I.D. Sarrieri
I feel like this bodysuit has been on every lace addicts list as some point. It’s a perfect merging of art and fashion, what fashion and lingerie should be. Everything just looks carefully laid out, perfectly places, and beautifully executed. The lace on this is beautiful, and undoubtedly created specifically for this design, which is reflected in the price. Expensive pieces may sometimes give you a quick “yikes”, but I don’t bat an eye when it’s something like this. Keeping this in my “someday” list for when I hypothetically can afford it with my other dream lingerie..
7. Butterfly Beauty – Uye Surana
I’ve never mentioned Uye Surana in my lists – not because I don’t think their pieces aren’t beautiful, but because I just really don’t love bralets. I appreciate why other people might, but I feel like they make my breasts look saggy. I more or less wrote them off and stopped looking at them until I saw this set. It was so decadent and horribly sweet, and perfect for summer. Everything about it felt right and I love their inclusive sizing! I would have never thought in a million years to see a smaller brand carry those stockings in an XL/2X. This, coupled with the affordable price tag, means these are high up on my list.
8. Dare – Fleur of England
I have no idea what put me under the impression that Fleur of England was some crazy expensive unaffordable brand. In reality, it’s what I would usually expect to pay for a nice bra. I almost wish I didn’t give in and peruse the website, because that opened up a whole new doorway of beautiful lacy designs with gorgeous garter belts in decadent colours. This piece is from last fall I believe as I remember seeing it then, and it’s even on sale now. If my size was available I would pounce on it. I love a beautiful deep red, as anything with orange looks horrid on me. The shape is gorgeous and I can’t wait to try this out at some point!
9. Lace Bra – Ritratti
I came across this brand at work through a newsletter and the images they used were gorgeous. However, there seems to be none of that available on their website, which is filled with strange and boring basics opposed to the beautiful lace pieces I saw in their teaser images. They are a real company with real pieces, but are perhaps either new or horrible with anything online. However, this bra (one of the only lace pieces on the eshop) took my breath away.
10. Florodora Girl – Dottie’s Delights
For whatever reason my initial love for this brand seemed to fade for a while, but has picked right up again. I love this set. I’ve loved this set. It’s so beautiful, so elegant, and so luxurious. I usually hate this shade of green but something about it all together just works beautifully. The garter belt is to die for, in particular. I’ve seen nothing but good things from this brand, perhaps it’s time for me to give it a try?
What was your favourite set from this week? What am I missing? And WHAT are you excited about for fall? Let me know!
- Wonderland Delights – I.D. Sarrieri