I really like strappy designs, like bras and harnesses, so when I found this strappy lingerie and clothing brand on Etsy called Filthy Dirty, I really like their fun designs. Filthy Dirty is based in London, and is created by Hannah, the awesome girl behind the brand who makes each piece by hand. Hannah was cool enough to make me a strappy waspie that I really wanted to try. The Krypton Waspie is made of elastic with boning to help it keep it’s shape, and it closes in the back with a bra hook and eye closure. It’s available in either white or black, and I chose the black color. It’s so cute! I really like that this piece is so versatile, and could be worn as outerwear too. Pair it over a dress or a top and jeans, or wear it with your favorite bra and panty set.
The elastic is stretchy and comfortable and the plastic boning helps to keep the waspie’s shape when you’re wearing it also. This waspie features larger boning at the sides and a smaller strappy section in the middle with two straps diagonal. It’s a really nice piece, and each piece is made to measure using your waist and hips measurements. So no S, M, L here. Just made to order harnesses in your size! Filthy Dirty also makes cage bras, harness bodysuits, and more.
Check out the line of strappy accessories at Filthy Dirty on Etsy
I’m a long time fan of Ayten Gasson. In fact, when I first became interested in lingerie in 2008, Ayten Gasson (and her smaller brand Enamore) was one of the very first brands that I added to my collection. Because of that, this brand holds a very special place in my lingerie memories and in my wardrobe. Most of the AG designs that I have are now discontinued, and it’s been awhile since I tried any of her newer designs, so I was so thankful when Ayten so kindly send me a pair of Ayten Gasson Strawberry Daiquiri Knickers for my birthday.
These are so pretty! The color is a rich deep raspberry color, not quite as bright in person. Made of the super soft and yummiest silk! The panty is trimmed with vintage Nottingham lace from London too! There is a cute little satin bow at the waistband, and ruffles as the legs. So lovely. These are truly such a pretty pair of knickers. They’re very well made, and are available in S-L sizing. I went with a size Small and they are true to size. Though if you’re between sizes, I would suggest sizing up since they are silk and don’t have as much stretch as other materials. The silk paired with the vintage lace is simply scrumptious and so delicate and pretty looking. Every AG item is handmade in Britain. I’m also smitten with her lovely kimonos, skirted knickers and camis. So many beauty items!
See the entire range of beautiful silk lingerie at Ayten Gasson
Every once in awhile there comes a brand that I get totally and really excited about. Not only about their designs, and fit, but of their business and the women behind the brand. NOE Undergarments is one of those brands. Color me totally obsessed. Created by twin sisters Bonnie and Shelah, the brand merges fashion and lingerie with loungewear pieces and accessories. This brand is one that comes to mind when I think of fashion forward lingerie brands, and is a good reminder that lingerie can also be worn and layered for outerwear. These ladies are so dedicated to their brand, and to eachother, that the brand really holds a special place in my heart. While I am full busted, and sized out of their bras and bodysuits, I can totally fit into their slips, panties, and more, so this is a brand that I’m totally admiring and loving right now and I’m so glad to share a review of the NOE Undergarments Alfie Slip with you. The truly beautiful and lovely Bonnie and Shelah were so sweet and kind that they sent me a gift for my upcoming birthday, the gorgeous silk Alfie Slip. This piece has been on my lustlist for awhile now. Picture it, a gorgeous silk slip made of sensual sheerness, with a strappy back, and a super comfortable relaxed fit. Got that picture in your mind? Okay, thats the Alfie Slip! Amazing, huh? It comes in a variety of colors too, from Black or White to Firecracker and Champagne.
I got a really pretty pale pink color that borders on lavender, and I’m not sure this color is available anymore, but it’s quite lovely and now I want, nay, NEED the Alfie Slip in Black too. The slip is available in two sizes 1/2 and 3/4. I usually wear a small bottom and 34FF bra, and the 1/2 size fit me generously. Like, I nearly swim in it. But in a good way. The silk is flowing and sweeping, and I sort of feel like both a rockstar and a glamorous movie star in it. The slips run relaxed and are quite long. As a tip, you can soak the slip gently in cold water and it will shrink a bit, if you feel the length is too long for you. Allow to air dry.
I also got a beautiful SS14 catalog, featuring the brands new colorways and designs. As for the slip itself, it is the gorgeous. It is le manifique! It is tres chic. The long plunging V neckline is all sorts of flirty and fun, and the strappy shoulder straps gather at the neck in the back, where the slip is backless, with a black strap down the middle until it meets the slip again. It’s light and breathable and made of 100% silk georgette, featuring gold hardwear O rings and herringbone elastic straps. Could you imagine wearing this to the beach under your bathing suit? Or perhaps wearing it over a mini dress, for a pop of color. Layer it with a crop top and belt to make it a flowing dress. Or just lounge around in it sans lingerie, or over your favorite bra and panty set. So many possibilities. Noe Undergarments and the Slip of Many Possibilities. They should turn it into a musical!
Can you stand it? It’s so freaking superb! It feels like you’re swimming in your own little lake of luxury silk. A cascading waterfall of lingerie lusciousness. I tried this on and it was love at first wear. I plan on wearing this slip a lot once the weather warms up. Thats why I must own it in black too! Bonnie and Shelah have truly created a brand that merges delicate and beautiful design, with wonderful silhouettes and succulent fabrics and colorways. I love that this lingerie line is inspired by fashion, style, comfort and grace. I can’t wait to try more from this brand. Special thanks to the fabulous Bonnie and Shelah for being so great and truly inspiring.
You can see the entire collection and buy the Alfie Slip (and once you see their other designs, you’ll want at least a few more) at NOE Undergarments.