I recently found this cute handmade lingerie line on Etsy called Bones Lingerie. April, sews each piece made to order, and has some really cute panties, bralettes, slips, garters and more. All handmade in Los Angeles California. She also does custom orders and can do made to measure orders as well. She has a nice variety of fun designs, including some interesting colorways, and unique prints and fabrics. April sent me a pair of her Plan 9 Panties for me to review on the blog, and they’re pretty darn cute and fierce and fun. They’re high waisted and made of soft stretch lace in neon lime green trimmed in pink picot trimming and a pink bow at the center waistband. They fit true to size, and and are really soft and comfy. Available in XS-XL sizing but can also be made to measure. These are cute! It’s always exciting for me to find a handmade brand that offers affordable handmade panties and intimates that are well made and cute. Many of their designs are more grungy and dark, so you won’t find a lot of frills and pastel colors or bows in this collection, but thats what makes this brand what it is!
Here are a few other items from the shop:
Check out the entire collection at Bones Lingerie on Etsy
Looking for a nursing or maternity bra in Halloween colors? This super cute Ginger Macaroon Bra and matching brief from Cake Lingerie is so cute, and the orange and black colorway is fun for fall!
This handmade to order Lime Green Spiderwebs Bralette and matching High Waist Panty from Bones Lingerie on Etsy. Fun and totally Halloween appropriate!
These Carrie knickers from Licorice and Cream are so creepy and cool! Red, I might’ve known they’d be red…
The Claudette Paloma bra and matching pin up panty is available in basic black or this pretty copper orange color! You could mix and match for a Halloween color combo too!
These handmade Pumpkin Face Panties from Nichole Alana on Etsy are super cute! Orange with a pumpkin design on the back, and black frilly lace on the side.
These Black Bat Pasties from Montabahn are awesome for Halloween, add it to a costume or for a fun Halloween burlesque performance!
FRKS makes the best embroidered panties, I’m obsessed, and these Howling Wolves Panties are awesome for Halloween, using fall colors and a fun hand embroidered howling wolves design.
How gorgeous is this black strappy Release Me Garter Belt from Clare Bare? So sexy! Could be layered and worn as outerwear too!
This luxurious Rosie Boudoir Cape from La Lilouche is sexy and sheer with black ribbon ties at the neck, and can be worn as loungewear over your lingerie or even layered for outerwear or over your Halloween costume!
These handmade high waist Joan knickers from Sacha Kimmes are gorgeous, I love the open ouvert back and the bow embellishment. Pair with a black bra or orange bra for some Halloween color fun. Made to order!
We get a lot of pink washing in October. A lot of brands claiming to give their proceeds to help breast cancer research, but many of these companies give very little to the fund. So I’d rather talk about a company that DOES make a difference for women with breast cancer…AnaOno Intimates. Created for breast cancer patients and survivors, created *by* a breast cancer survivor. Dana, the creator, creates gorgeous wire-free bras and other intimates for women who have had breast cancer and want to wear lingerie that is as beautiful as they are, but also comfortable to wear! From super cute bralettes, to caps and t-shirts. Also 10% of each sale goes to the cause Jill’s Wish, which helps to support young women with breast cancer.
I absolutely love these bra designs, these soft cup wire-free bras look so beautiful and extremely comfortable. Available in sizes S-XL which fits up to a 40 inch bust. Many of the designs are sexy, feminine, and most importantly they offer women beautiful lingerie to enjoy, even after breast surgery. Bras are in the $50 and under range, and are affordable and look very well made.
Check out some of the pretty bras below:
For more information or to shop the collection, check out AnaOno Intimates.
As the weather gets a little bit colder and the fall season is here, it’s a great reminder that handmade lingerie is a great option. Like many lingerie brands, handmade brands often release AW/SS collections as well, and there are a lot of great lingerie picks for AW14 on Etsy right now! Curious abut buying handmade? For a limited time, you can receive $5 toward your first Etsy purchase! A great deal for those who want to try handmade but have yet to make a purchase from Etsy. You get you started, here are some great fall picks for Fall 2014!
I’m swooning over this sexy ouvert Ariel set from Rebecca Ansah. I love the open bottom on the triangle bralette cups, and the cut cut out detail on the panties. That red and black is so beautiful for fall too! Made to measure.
This Ingrid High Waist Suspender Panty from Kayleigh Peddie is so luscious for fall! I don’t see navy blue lingerie very often, so this navy blue mesh high waist garter panty with the open back is simply delightful. Made to order.
I’m loving Toru and Naoko’s new collection, and these Kumiko High Waist Bow Briefs are so cute! Made to measure, in your size, and available in black or white!
This gorgeous Jacqueline Slip from Angela Friedman is made of soft black silk and features a sweet bow lace cut out on the front. So luxurious and feminine. This would make a lovely slip for the fall season.
Looking for something a bit glam? Let your inner diva come out and play in this sexy and fun Silver Hologram Romper from Lena Quist is so sassy. Love the puff sleeves and the plunging neckline. Made to order.
This strappy Spin the Bottle Slip by Clare Bare is so versatile and comfy looking. The open back with straps adds a sexy touch and the slip itself is made of super soft stretchy bamboo jersey. Eco-friendly and so cute for fall!
I’m so in love with this new design from La Lilouche. The Cher Suspender Belt and matching quarter cup bra and pasties are so gorgeous. Made of a luxurious burgundy silk and lace. This set is what handmade lingerie is all about! Quality lingerie and unique design that can’t be found in mass produced lingerie brands. This is one of my favorite sets for fall!
I’m all sorts of smitten with Dottie’s Delight’s new Sheer Show collection for fall. This The Show Off Mosh Playsuit is super hot! Gorgeous sheer playsuit is based on the original Mosh Playsuit, but made with a delicate sheer lace with microfiber waistband. Made to order.
For something a little whimsical and bright, try this comfy and cute Lime Green Donut Dress from Knickerocker. Cute for lounging, sleepwear, and could even be worn as outerwear with some boots, leggings, and a scarf for fall fashion.
This is the second installment of The Daily Knicker x Scarlet’s Letter blog collaboration – Style Your Life With Lingerie. Both Tiah and Amber are obsessed with the John Water’s movie Cry Baby, starring Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Ricki Lake and Traci Lords. This movie is filled with totally fun 50’s fashion and accessories and style that is sure to appeal to even the most nerdy square and the wildest of drapes! We had a great time imagining what lingerie the characters would be wearing beneath the film’s awesome costumes, as well as what we’d pair with them to create a Cry Baby style experience. Do the same using the fun ideas and products below. Dig it, babe!
A warm red matte lipstick is totally Cry Baby approved. This Belladonna 2 Lipstick from Melt Cosmetics is pigmented and helps to re-create that super sexy retro matte lip. Need just a hint of color to your pucker? Any square of Drape in training will love this super sheer Sugar Lip Treatment balm.
Set the mood as you get ready for a night out at Turkey Point with this beautiful luxe Yaz Bukey candle.
Love this Cry Baby inspired screen printed T-shirt. One of my favorite lines in the movie, The Beat It Creep Tshirt is available from CandyStrike on Etsy. Pair it with jeans and heels and a leather jacket, or wear it to bed with your favorite pair of panties! The perfect touch to add to that gorgeous black cat eye! These Gina Eyelashes from Make Up For Ever are glam and gorgeous and have little rhinestones on them! Wanda Woodward approved!
This retro style handbag from Pinup Girl Clothing is so fun! Totally retro made of glittery vinyl and chain strap. Tuck your lipstick, leopard print wallet and maybe an extra pair of panties for on the go drape fun!
Take it up a notch and check out this vintage Mercury Monterey car from the 1950’s, a vintage Cry Baby classic! Sweet ride, and perfect for making out in the backseat!
I’m loving the brand new Sheer Show line from Dottie’s Delights. This Show Off Bra has a fun and sexy retro style with bullet style pointed cups. “Dontcha got tits, stick em’ out for God’s sakes!” Made to order!
Rago is known for creating beautiful shapewear in their retro style. This open bottom corselette comes in white and has a lovely design, great for wearing seamless under a dress!
Dress like a Drape, in this gorgeous leopard and red romper from Trashy Lingerie!
1. King Cry Baby – Cry Baby Soundtrack
2. Deceptacon – Le Tigre
3. Jail House Rock – Elvis
4. I’m So Young – The Students
5. Earth Angel – The Four Seasons
6. Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
7. I Only Have Eyes For You – The Flamingos
8. Mr. Sandman – The Chordettes
9. My Gal is Red Hot – Billy Lee Riley
10. Fever – The Cramps
11. Please, Mr Jailer – Cry Baby Soundtrack
I’ve had my eye on this cute new bodysuit from Panache since I first saw the sneak peek photos from the previous lingerie season. The Envy design features checkered houndstooth in all black and sheer mesh. They first released the popular Envy bra and high waisted panty, but for AW14 they created this beautiful Envy Bodysuit! It’s everything I like about the Envy bra, but even better. A super cute bodysuit, with an underwire for support and lift, and lace along the tops of the bra cups. The body features sheer panels on the sides of the bodysuit, and the stretchy houndstooth design along the front and back of the bodysuit. There is stretch lace along the front legs, and a cheeky cut on the back of the bodysuit.
The first is pretty fantastic. Very similar to Panache’s usual sizing, so go for your usual Panache bra size, as this bodysuit is bra sized. The cups fit true to size and the band is firm but does offer a bit of stretch. There is a small keyhole beneath the bra band in the back, and then the body features the sheer lace with houndstooth design over the bottom.
This bodysuit is comfy, and I love the cut of the panty area of the bodysuit, it’s sexy and flirty and cheeky. I also found that the material of the bodysuit almost lends a shapewear effect and pulls you in. Gorgeous for everyday wear, sleeping, or wearing under a little black dress! Available in D-J cups and 30-38 band sizing. You can find the Panache Envy Bodysuit at Yours Truly Lingerie right now.
It’s kind of obvious that the Claudette Dessous bra is one of my favorites. I own this design in several different colors from the past 3 years that the brand has been creating beautiful lingerie. It’s one of my favorite Claudette silhouettes, and I wear it often. There are so many colors, that theres just about something for everyone. I love how bright and vibrant some of their colors are. Especially because when I was a teenager in the late 90’s, bras for full busts were basically white, beige, or black. I love that Claudette offers up to a G cup and that they offer fun colors for busty ladies. One of their new colorways for AW14 is the super vivacious and bold Elsa Pink Dessous Bra. It’s gorgeous, it’s bright, it’s comfy, it fits well, and it offers great support. I could talk about my love for the Dessous for days, but I’m going to focus on the amazingness of this color right now.
Do you see that truly outrageous pink color? Thats it. It’s really that color. No filter. I took that photo in natural sunlight. It’s bright and eye-catching, it’s like those neon highlighters from back in the days of taking notes in school, it’s like a highlighter for your boobs. It fits just like the other Dessous colors, so if you’re familiar with the fit, the band is true to size and offers stretch but the cup is a bit small, so size up if you’re unsure or if you’re between sizes. For those who remember the very first season of Dessous bras in neon colors, you’ll remember that there was a neon pink. Elsa Pink is definitely different. I think Elsa Pink is even brighter, and unlike the neon pink Dessous from Claudette’s first year, the bows on this bra match the pink, rather than offering contrasting black straps and bows. So if you loved the Neon Pink Dessous or missed out on it, Elsa Pink is a great option! I didn’t get the matching panties, but this bra is so bright and fun, this would even look good with a pair of simple black panties, or maybe mix and match with another Claudette Dessous panty colorway for an added pop of color. Not many online shops have this colorway right now, so if you simply must have it (and really, I won’t blame you!) you can find it at Herroom!
New giveaway for our Instagram fans! Win a pair of knickers from Sacha Kimmes. Just re-post the image and tag both Sacha and I, along with the hashtag #ambersachagiveaway and a winner will be chosen! You’ll win the Daphne Brief in your size of choice, even custom sizing!
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Good luck! Stay tuned for more giveaways in Nov-Dec for my Holiday Gift Guide!