My favorite new design from Gossard, the gorgeous Rochelle! Similar in design to the Retrolution Staylo style, the Rochelle is available as a bodysuit, or as a deep plunge bra, panty, and waist cincher. It’s so beautiful! This set reminds me why I love Gossard so much. I can actually wear sexy and beautiful lingerie in my full cup size, in styles that most other brands only offer in small cup sizes. I’m a huge fan of the Retrolution collection, and have many pieces from that collection, so when I saw the Rochelle. It was lingerie love at first sight. The color is vibrant teal blue, and it’s so dreamy! the color is lighter and brighter than in the photo above, but the set is just fantastic paired with the bra, knicker, and waist cincher. The bra features a deep V plunge, with lace overlay and sequin embellishments. the matching panties are made of semi-sheer teal blue lace with sequins. The matching waist cincher really pulls this ensemble together! It’s stunning! It features garters, and hook and closure back, and the front design looks so luxe and pretty. You usually see attention to detail like this one pieces much more expensive, but Gossard offers great style, fit, and luxury for less.
The bra features padded cups and offers amazing cleavage. I have soft tissue breasts, and was unsure about such a deep plunge, worrying about my breast tissue spilling out, but the Retrolution style fit me so well, that I was sure Rochelle would work as well, and it did! This set is so sexy and fun, I may need another back up set. I love the beautiful embroidery on the front of the bra cups, and the lace overlay. You can see the tiny sequins adorning the upper part of the cups. The matching panties features the same embroidery in a brief style, with embroidered swirls and sequins. The waist cincher really makes this set so fantastic, with teal blue ribbon trim along the front, hook and eye closures along the front, removable garters, a embroidered panel at the tummy with sequins. Gorgeous! I’m so psyched on this set, and I can’t recommend it enough. It fits true to size, creates nice cleavage, and the matching panties and cincher just makes the Rochelle a truly stand out piece from Gossard.
I’m a big fan of Gossard for many reasons, and one of them is that they create beautiful and unique lingerie pieces that are affordable, and often are available in full bust sizing. Some brands just work well with your body, and for me, Gossard is one of those brands. Their lingerie fits the size and shape of my bust very well. I’m excited about several new designs for their SS14 collection, and one of them is this super cute Eternal Shaping Bodysuit. The bodysuit features padded underwire cups, and a shaping panel along the front of the suit, with beautiful lace overlay on the side panels. This collection is just so pretty, and the bodysuit and the shaping skirt are really so gorgeous. I recently got the bodysuit and it’s all sorts of awesome. Fits great in the band and in the cup. If you’re not familiar with Gossard, I find that their bands are true to size if not a bit stretchy, and I find that their cups are less narrow than other brands and fit true to size. The plunge neckline creates great life and support for the bust, while the patterned body helps to create a hourglass look.
The detail on the cups and the side panels of the bodysuit is gorgeous, and I like the control panel at the tummy, so it’s like a really sexy piece of lingerie that also works as a piece of shapewear. There is a hidden zipper in the back, and a bra band for support. The bodysuit is bra sized and is available in in full bust sizing. I went with a 34F, as I tend to size down in the cup because I find that Gossard’s design works better with my shape when I size down in the cup. The cups offer create cleavage, and the plunging neckline makes it ideal for wearing under your favorite low-cut dress for the holidays! You can find the bodysuit at Gossard, they ship worldwide!
I’m sort of obsessed with the Sheer Show Collection from Dottie’s Delights new AW14 collection. I’ve bought 3 pieces so far, and am still swooning over a few other pieces. I recently bought the super cute and cheeky Peep Show Tap Pants. I love all things ouvert when it comes to my lingerie, and these really stuck out as a unique piece. These tap pants were modeled after a real pair of vintage tap pants that the model Mosh has in her collection! Mosh is Dottie’s Delights muse in this new collection, and all of the pieces are truly so fun, and the sheer material gives the pieces a truly vintage yet totally timeless look. The tap pants are made of sheer stretchy back mesh, with lace trim at the legs, and a thin black bow at the back waistband.
The tap pants have a slightly loose fit to be worn as loungewear, and would look so cute paired with a black bra or paired with the Dottie’s Delights Short Robe. From behind, the open effect on the bottom, creates a really cute heart shaped butt look! It’s swoonworthy, and totally what made me purchase these tap pants. What else makes them so unique is, they are truly ouvert, both in the back, and at the crotch. They are completely open, the legs are separate, but have an open ouvert down the center, so it gives a crotchless and ouvert butt effect. The cut of this piece also makes it kind of discreet, if your legs are together, you can’t see much of the crotchless front, because of the way the mesh lays, though you can see the ouvert backside. If you were to bend over, or lay down on your back, you’ll definitely notice the crotchless effect, which is both sexy and totally fun! These are so dreamy.
You can find these at Dottie’s Delights big cartel shop!
I’m a big fan of Toru & Naoko, Camila comes up with the cutest handmade designs. I’ve yet to try her bralettes, but I really like her panty designs. One of my newest designs from Toru and Naoko is the all sorts of adorable Kumiko High Waist Panties. They’re made of stretchy soft mesh dotted lace with little bow prints all over. I just got them in black, but had to go and order them in white too! I haven’t received the white ones yet, but the black pair is so cute!
It’s hard to see the bow print in the above photo, but it’s really cute! The panties are well made, fit well, and have a nice amount of stretch to the mesh. The bow print makes these really fun and unique, with a bit of a cutesy vintage flair. The high cut makes these a really cute pair of high waist panties.
I love how they look in black, but think they looks sweet and girly in the white color, so thats why I had to have these knickers in both colorways. The gusset is lined with cotton, and these fit true to size. I chose a size Small, and there is enough stretch to make them very comfortable and hug my curves. These are super sweet, and are a great affordable pair of handmade panties. Toru and Naoko makes some really great made to order lingerie that will fit your budget. Thats why I chose these panties as a holiday gift guide pick!
There are some handmade brands that are awesome and get all the credit that they deserve, then there are a few brands that are amazing and slip under the radar, only to be found like a rare gem. That is how I feel about Licorice and Cream. I don’t feel like the brand gets as much attention as it deserves. Lydia puts a lot of hardwork into her fun pop culture designs, and comes up with some really cool and interesting prints and styles. I adore her panties! She makes super comfortable panties that are not only made to order, but are super comfortable and very affordable. Lydia even does custom orders and made me a custom pair of Jeff Buckley (sigh, my love, been obsessed since I was a teen) panties! I also got a pair of her cutesy Tinkerbell panties, and her unique and creepy fun Carrie panties! I love that Lydia comes up with designs that include pop culture and fun colorful prints. She also makes glow in the dark Star Wars panties, and many matching bralettes too. She uses comfortable materials, soft stretchy mesh, breathable cotton, soft lace, and ribbon bows.
Panties are available in high waist or hipster brief designs. Her bralettes are also made to order, and lingerie can be made to measure. Most pairs of panties retail well below $50, which is an awesome price for a pair of handmade panties. You won’t find Lydia’s designs anywhere else. She even creates her own prints, such as the Carrie panties pictured above. How cool are these? I love the “creepy Carrie” feel to them, and it’s such an iconic scene. Such a fun piece of lingerie when you want something fun yet still cute and lacey. The Tinkerbell panties feature a sweet fairy print with various shades of green and white. They’re fun and magical and are such a cool print! My custom made to order panties are amazing, and I highly recommend Lydia if you want a custom pair of knickers. She may be the knicker queen! She puts so much attention to detail into the designs and the designs are both fun and true to size and fun to wear. Check out Licorice & Cream to grab some panties for yourself, your friends, or as a stocking stuffer! Hurry and get your orders in in time for the holidays!
Win a pair of colorful festive stockings for the holidays! VienneMilano makes lovely italian made hosiery in fun colors. I really like their Goia Stockings, which are available in red, gold, teal, and blue. These would make a cute stocking stuffer for sure! Enter to win the Goia (or any other pair of your choice for $44.95 on the VienneMilano website). Prize will be given as a voucher for a free pair of stockings valued at $44.95, and free shipping!
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Win a gorgeous Lepel Matilda in red for the holidays! This best selling set was one of Lepel‘s most popular designs this season, and it’s easy to see why.
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I adore Les Lunes bamboo lingerie and loungewear. Are you a fan of the brand, or curious to try the brand for the first time? Here is your chance! The lovely people at Les Lunes has offered up one Sheer Heaven Mesh Bamboo Bodysuit to one of my readers! You can see the black bodysuit modeled above by my friend and fellow blogger Tiah of The Daily Knicker. You can win a black bodysuit in sizes XS-L.
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Win a 6 pack of panties for the holidays from OnGossamer! These would make such a great stocking stuffer or an affordable gift for a lingerie lover in your life. Enter to win a OnGossamer Mesh Hip 6 Pack Panties Gift Set.
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I was smitten with the super cute Tease Me set from Figleaves when I first saw it in the older green colorway. I missed out on that set, so when I saw the new wine color, I knew I wanted to try it. I’m a big fan of Figleaves and their various lingerie lines. This set is available in cup sizes B-G, and it comes in a lovely deep wine color with black lace overlay, which is so luxe and lovely for the holiday season. The bra is padded, and features a black bow and overlay on the cups. The fit is true to size, if not a little small in the band. The matching panties are smooth and soft and made of the pretty wine silk, and the matching garter belt is made of luscious wine with black lace. It’s the type of set I usually can only drool over because sets like this are often only available in small cup sizes. Thats why I’m so thrilled that Figleaves designs beautiful feminine sets that look high-end, yet are affordable and available in full bust sizing.
The panties are true to size and very comfortable, and the bra is quite comfy. A bit narrow in the cups, which is normal for Figleaves sizing, and the wine silk color is just so beautiful paired with the black eyelash lace! The garter really completes the look and makes it a sexy and romantic set for the holiday season. It’s such a great set that can be worn every season, but I especially love the colorway for winter. The bra offers good lift and support, and the lace overlay really adds a sweet touch to the bra cups!