I’ve been known to spend a lot of time scouring all of my favorite boutiques and websites for a deal when shopping for my lingerie. After all, the more discounts I find, the more pieces I can buy for my collection! 😉 So I was thrilled to learn that Figleaves UK has set up a permanent clearance sale website: FigleavesClearance.co.uk. Offering styles from past seasons for both women and men, this site can steer your towards deals up to 70% off the regular prices. I think that speaks for itself!
Of course, there are a couple caveats. The search features aren’t as easy or complete as they are on the main Figleaves site. The items are non-refundable, and customer reviews aren’t available from the site (which I’m sure is on purpose, because I recognized a couple items as ones that I’ve previously steered clear from based on those customer reviews). But they’re not all bad deal – I just bought a Vollers corset for 70% off which received only glowing reviews on the main site. You can find a selection just as varied as the main site, with budget brands all the way up to some more exquisite lines. You no longer have to wait for a sale on Vera Wang, Marlies Dekkers, Chantelle, La Perla, Charnos, or Aubade. Just keep the Figleaves Clearance site bookmarked and you will always have great deals and discounts at your fingertips! If you find any really spectacular deals, be sure to let the whole TLP community know in our forums.
Lou Lingerie, a popular French brand in existence for over 60 years, is taking a new direction for fall with a more sophisticated and modern look. With a focus on elegance and style along with quality and fit, Lou seeks to meet the need of the everyday woman who enjoys the finer things in life for herself.The line features feminine and fashion forward designs as well as well as basics with flair! Each piece in the collection is well thought out and includes incredible detailing from embroidery to creative use of texture.
One of my favorite groups in the collection is Charmant. Both the bras (full cup, demi, and push-up) and the panties (bikini, thong, and lace short) incorporate a unique, corset-esque lace up detailing. This sexiness is balanced with sweetness with delicate bows adorning the pieces as well.
Couture is a one-of-a-kind group that is couture indeed! Each piece, a combination of silk and lace, looks like a work of art! This, paired with scalloped edging and rich colors, makes for quite a masterpiece.
Allure, Lou’s basic bra, is more than basic. Featuring molded foam cups that conform to your original shape, this classic bra is accented with Swarovski crystals.
Figleaves UK just sent us an e-mail informing us about the 10 bikinis their customers (that’s us!) like best; so we’re assuming these are all great! 🙂
I’m getting the Vitamin A one myself, hoping to finally go to Hawaii this year. 😀
Ever since the Bond films began in 1962, Bond women have always made an impression. Some of these iconic beauties and their swimwear still have an influence on lingerie and swimsuits today.
Whenever a person mentions swimsuits and James Bond, usually the first image to come up is Ursela Andress as Honey Ryder in Dr. No. The swimsuit was a huge success and, in 2002 Halle Berry wore a modern version of it in Die Another Day. To this day, designers are still inspired by Ursela’s suit and S.P.A.N.X has created a James Bond knicker. Thanks to Knicker’s Blog for first letting us know about S.P.A.N.X’s gorgeous Bond inspired lingerie.
The little black bathing suit has always been a good staple, even for Bond women. This black bikini (with circular hardware on the top) is the front cover of the Thunderball book. When the book came out, it was a popular style, and today you see this design too. Fortunately for us this season, Vitamin A has a Rico Shimmer sleek halter bikini top with ring detail that mirrors the Bond suit.
Goldfinger was a huge hit when Shirley Eaton (as Jill Masterson) died from being painted entirely of gold. In the image, she’s wearing a gold metallic panty. Metallic swimwear and lingerie is hot this year and will be for a while! This season Shay Todd features Bohemian Rhapsody triangle bikini set and updates that unforgettable gold panty.
I can’t end without including Daniel Craig’s Grigioperla swim trunks by La Perla. Thanks to Bond Lifestyle for letting us know where we can find this suit. It could be argued that this one image of Craig did more for James Bond than all the Bond women put together.
If you enjoyed this post, drop me a line. I’m posting a retrospective series called “Intimates over the Years” that highlight lingerie and swimwear that we’ve seen in past films and popular culture that are making a revival today.