Lingerie labeled specifically as “bridal” usually make us cringe. There are too many complications–buttons, ribbons, garters and lace, all in one garment!–and too few subtleties. We like…….mystery. Tempered with a dash of comfort. And of course, ease of use. Ahem.
To make it in our bridal roundup, the lingerie has to be a) pretty; b) not too foofy or costumey or pirate wench, not that there’s anything wrong with that; c) relatively cost-effective (and if it’s expensive, it has to be something you can wear the hell out of); and d) spring-colored. Trust us: there are many beautiful black pieces that you’ll see in our fall edition of this guide, but that just seemed a little heavy for April. We also want to represent different shades of sexy, because not everyone’s comfortable with their boobs/butt/belly hanging out, especially all three at once.
1 :: Huit Arpege Bra and Briefs–from ASOS, which sells some surprisingly good lingerie; we love how this could transition from the wedding party to the after party. (Refrained from linking to R Kelly there.)
2 :: Opaline Lace Bodysuit by Sonata Lingerie–remember what we said above cramming buttons, bows, and lace all in one piece? Here’s the beautiful exception to that rule.
3 :: Claire Pettibone Heirloom Lingerie–part of Pettibone’s exquisite line; the shop is down but the Lookbook is up, so we’ll update this link once that happens.
4 :: Myla Nicole Balcony Bra and Panties–spendy for bra and panties, but if you’re going to spend some cash, a bra and pantie set that you’ll wear forever is a good investment.
6 :: Pour Moi Amour Almond Basque–for an entire set, this is a really, really good price, in a soft neutral that looks good on any skin tone.
7 :: BHLDN Frances Smily Boudoir Robe–tie this as loose as you like.
8 :: Aimer Lace Chemise–click the link to see the full version of this perfectly cut slip.
9 :: Rosamosario Lace-Appliquéd Silk-Georgette Chemise–lilac and lemon…yum.
10 :: Aimer Love at the First Bra and Brief–so sweet, until you turn around.
Anna says: our roundups are intended to be both inspirational and aspirational. Some objects are cheap and accessible, while others are dreamier in both price and scope. We try to curate choices from smaller, less well-known shops and larger retailers alike. We suggest you cherrypick the things that appeal to you, ignore the ones that don’t, and share them in equal measure with our already Pinterested style boards.