I love supporting independent brands and small businesses, especially around the holidays. Many of my favorite lingerie brands are made to order, and handmade by the designer themselves. I love that! Every girl needs a made to order lingerie set to fit her like a glove. Here are a few of my current favorites that would be so great for the holiday season!
If you’re anything like me, you love buying new lingerie for the holidays. The majority of my Christmas shopping involved lingerie in some way or another, and even if you’re needing to watch your wallet, there are some great picks on a budget! These super cute looks are all under $100 and are so ideal for the holidays. From bodysuits, to panties, and bras, so many great affordable lingerie brands are offering super great looks for less, so check some of my favorite budget friendly picks below!
I adore the lift and cleavage that the popular Freya Deco style offers, and one of their newest Deco designs is the super cute and girly Deco Darling Padded Plunge Bra and Deco Darling Strapless Bra. Both bras feature padded molded cups, and run true to size. The plunge bra has a tiny pink jewel at the center gore, and has black straps with black band, but the cups feature a really pretty plunge pink rose embroidered pattern. The pattern is very modern and fun, and really adds cute detail to the bra. There is a front seam on the front of the cups. The strapless bra is a great alternative for those who love the Deco style, but want a strapless design to wear underneath low cut tops and dresses. The strapless is a little different, with seamless black molded cups and the rose embroidery underneath the cups on the front strap and gore.
The matching thong is stretchy and super comfy! Made of a soft stretchy black material, with a front panel of the blush pink embroidery print and a tiny little black ribbon bow with tiny light pink jewel. So cute! This is probably one of my favorite Deco designs! The bra fits well, even the strapless, which also comes with removable straps if you’d like to wear them. The panties run true to size, and make it a great little set. The plunge bra and strapless are so ideal for the holidays and for all year, with the versatile print, and also the basic black color with a small pop of blush color. The embroidery lace is soft and the detail is definitely pretty, and really looks even nicer in person! Available in B-GG cups and 28-38 band sizes. Check out the Freya Deco Darling collection at Herroom.
Full bust lingerie brand Curvy Kate is going to be releasing a new line called Scantilly in the fall of 2015! I know it’s still awhile away, but the new sneak peek photos look really promising. It’s going to be a sister brand to CK, with a slightly higher price point, and with more fun, sexy and cheeky luxe designs. Definitely going to be a highlight on my wishlist next year!
Ewa Michalak has been coming out with some really great bras and sets lately, and even some great new babydolls. I’m a big fan of the Polish bra brand, and think their fit and style is so awesome, especially for fuller busted ladies. Though EM makes bras for both small and large busts! I recently got a few new Ewa Michalak bras to try, and they’re pretty great. I got the gorgeous new HM Sekret Wiktorii, pictured above. As well as the PL Laguna, S Kleksik, and CHP Fiolkowy Koktajl. All of the bras are totally cute, on trend, and are really comfy.
All of the styles are full bust friendly, and are ideal for large busts. The HM Sekret Wiktorii is a unlined black lace bra, with a lovely unique lace design and a bright pink and polka dot bow at the center gore. The PL Laguna is a padded bra in a plunge style, with black and aqua with a beautiful black lace overlay on top of the cups. The S Kleksik is ideal for asymmetrical and full breasts, and is a dark blue color with a small flower at the center gore. CHP Fiolkowy Koktajl is a really cute padded bra in a dark violet color with sheer black mesh lace overlay. The straps are easily adjustable, and the cups run true to Ewa sizing. I tend to size up in the band, because their bands are quite firm. Sometimes the cups run small, as well, so if you’re unsure, go up a size. Check out all of these bras at Ewa Michalak!
Smitten. Totally smitten. Simply delighted. La Lilouche Lingerie is one of my favorite handmade brands, and it’s pretty easy to see why. Their lingerie makes me feel beautiful, sexy, and best of all…happy! If you’re lingerie isn’t making you happy, it’s time for an overhaul. Liya, the designer, is amazing and talented, and is always so fantastic each and every time that I order. She creates beautiful lingerie, and the quality is truly decadent. This is what handmade luxury lingerie is all about! For Christmas, I had to order the Cher High Waist Suspender Panty, Black Sequin Stockings, and the Veronika High Waist Suspender Panties. Of course I’d love to buy everything that Liya creates, and my La Lilouche collection has continued to grow over the past two years, but I just love adding new La Lilouche pieces to my lingerie collection!
These suspender panties are so great for the holidays! These dreamy high waist panties are made of the super softest silk with french lace and mesh. they’re truly so comfy, and sexy, and fun to wear. I love the picot tulle edging, the cute thick bow and peep hole at the front of the panty, and the ruched detail on the butt. The suspenders look amazing paired with stockings, or you can remove the garters as wear the panty as a high waist panty. The color is rich and bright and bold and so beautiful. Like all of Liya’s lingerie, these can be made to measure in your size!
The Veronika high waist panty is from Liya’s new AW14 collection as is made of a wet look faux leather, which gives it a truly sexy look. The garters are detachable, and it’s paired with gold sliders. The back of the panty is made of semi-sheer mesh with ruching down the center. There is also a lace panel in strips along the front, so a cute sexy peek a boo effect. The back trim around the legs features a cute cut-out detail and handmade tulle rosettes! So gorg. So unique. This is what makes handmade lingerie brands so amazing, the fact that the designs are truly original, made to order, and the fact that brands like Liya’s exist out there, makes me so excited for the future of lingerie!
I was super exited about these pretty Sequin Thigh Highs as soon as I saw them on La Lilouche’s Etsy shop. Thigh High stockings handbeaded with beads and sequins? Yes please! How pretty are these? The attention to detail is lovely, and the beading and sequins add just the right amount of glitz and sparkle. The beading and sequins are along the first few inches of the thigh high tops, and then the rest of the stockings are a semi-stretchy opaque black. these feel like quality hosiery, and are 40 denier. There is an elasticated top that fits up to a 21 inch thigh, and these are available in one size. I felt like they had a nice amount of stretch though, though I would still stick to the sizing info because you don’t want to stretch out the fabric and ruin the lovely beading. Definitely handwash only.
Check out all of these lovely pieces and the other collections at La Lilouche
I’ve been swooning over Empreinte Lingerie for a few years now. I think this European based lingerie brand creates the most beautiful luxury lingerie for large busts. One set in particularly that I’ve swooning over is the gorgeous Empreinte Ludmila in Rouge Imperial, which is a truly stunning design a a deep rich red color. Perfect for the holidays! The bra is a underwire bra, with unlined cups and no padding. I hadn’t read many reviews for this brand online, because it seems not many blogs have reviewed the Empreinte brand, so I was a bit unsure of sizing, but after talking to the helpful people at Empreinte, I decided to go up a band size and stay with the current cup size, and I’m so glad I did, the fit is fabulous. Not to mention, the design is truly so beautiful. It’s very rare to find luxury bra designs for full bust women that are so beautifully and intricately design.
Ludmila features red floral embroidery over a scarlet burgundy red semi-sheer bra, with corset style ribboning at the center gore. There is a thin ribbon bow at the top of the gore, and the cups fit true to fit, if not deep in the cup, quite deep in the cup, which was why I stuck to my original cup size, and only sized up in the band. The narrow yet deep cups provide great bust life and support for full busts. The band is firm, and straps are very comfortable and was easy to adjust. The floral embroidery paired with the ribbon made this set a winner for me. It’s just so beautiful! This was such a great set for me to try Empreinte for the first time, because now I was more! You know that feeling when you find a brand bra that fits your aesthetic and it fits like a glove and makes your boobs like like a boss? This is it!
The set is so well made and feel likes I expect luxury lingerie to feel. Empreinte does not cut corners or use cheap fabrics, everything about this style and the brand in general has seriously made a a super fan. I can’t suggest this brand enough, especially for my fellow full bust ladies out there! There are also matching panties available to complete the set, featuring the same delicate and beautiful embroidery paired with ribbon lacing up the front. Panties fit true to size, and I really feel like they make this luxury bra such a gorgeous sexy lingerie set for the holidays, and for all year! No matter if you’ve been naughty or nice this year, tell Santa you want this set, because you totally need it.
You can find the Empreinte Ludmila at Figleaves
I’ve been wanting to try the OnGossamer brand for awhile now, I really like how comfy their lingerie looks and I also like the bright colored panties. I love stretchy mesh panties, especially affordable ones made of super soft mesh and come in a variety of neutral and bold colors. OnGossamer Mesh Panties are pretty awesome! Affordable at under $20 a pair, and available in up to size XL. The mesh that makes the panties is quite stretchy and soft, with a lined cotton crotch. These panties are so lightweight, it almost feels like going without underwear. They’re so comfortable and breathable. I got a few of the mesh hipsters in bright colors, with a bright colored picot contrast edging. These are so awesome and would make a great stocking stuffer, and definitely worth grabbing a few pairs of these because they’re so budget friendly.
I got a size Small, but they could probably easily fit a size Medium, because of all of the stretch of the material. I like the bold colors, the contrasting trim, and I like that they’re sheer mesh, which is one of my favorite lingerie materials! Check out the entire line of affordable bras and panties at OnGossamer.