Suggest is Pain de Sucre‘s loungewear/lingerie line. We’ve mentioned them on TLP before — and now they’ve updated their website with new photos of the Fall/Winter 2008 collection. For us, that’s enough of a reason to give them some quick space on the front page — as I promised to have Pain de Sucre on the blog more often back in August… 😉
Wundervoll is a fairly new label, just launched in January of this year. Wundervoll (which translates as “wonderful”) really caught my eye when I was first introduced to the brand. There is such a distinct “Wundervoll look” that keeps everything in the collections quite cohesive, as well as distinguishes the brand from every other lingerie brand out there. This look is simple, elegant, and tailored above all. Matthias Jaschke, creator of the German line, described his brand in a press release announcing the Wundervoll launch earlier this year:
“While high-end lingerie its [sic] not necessarily suitable as everyday wear and too elaborate for many women, exclusive underwear is not always able to impress with fashionable, original designs. Wundervoll is both high quality and comfortable, while still remaining very feminine and sexy.”
Looking at the pictures from the current Fall/Winter 2008/09 collection, it is easy to see how Wundervoll is wearable and insanely alluring at the same time. Made of fine, natural, silk jersey, the collection of 20 pieces is clearly fashion-oriented with high-waisted “Boogie Briefs” and the “Rock ‘n’ Roll” balconette bra. The absence of color keeps the focus squarely on the construction and design of each garment. Soft bras are available in A and B cups, balconette bras are available in US sizes 32A-36C, and everything else is available in S-L sizes.
The upcoming Spring/Summer 2009 collection stays true to the aesthetic set by the inaugural collection. Jaschke says of the collection,
“The Spring/Summer collection 2009 surprises with new fabrics, wonderful colors and a variety of new creations. With this collection, we have completely lived up to our claim of combining the highest quality and perfect fit with feminine shapes.”
This new collection includes 21 pieces in certified-organic cotton as well as the silk jersey from the previous season. This cotton is woven with 10% Lyrca for a good fit. The bras, knickers, camisoles, and loungewear feature details such as braiding, contrast trim, metal rings, and double button rows similar to the Fall/Winter collection. This collection (which will be available from January 2009) brings subdued color into the mix with shades such as papyrus, macadamia, cacao, ecru, black, and rose. Bras come in sizes 32A-36C and everything else comes in US sizes 6-12/GB sizes 8-14.
To see more or to find out where to shop, visit the Wundervoll website. Unfortunately, Wundervoll is only available at select boutiques right now.
WinterSilks has been importing the finest silk fabrics and shaping them into luxurious undergarments, sleepwear, loungewear and sweaters since 1981. Perusing their fabulous Fall 2008 collection, two sumptuous pieces jump off the page. A beautiful silk cotton interlock pajama set in pretty Cameo Pink and a Natural coloured short sleeved gown embellished in Tonal Embroidery.
A delicate ensemble, the pink pajama set is very stylish and elegant while appearing super comfy. Machine washable, made of seventy-five percent silk and twenty-five percent cotton, the sleeveless top is adorned with a lovely lace medallion on the front and an intricate array of lace detailing extending from the shoulders down the back of the top. Both front and back are sexy v-necklines. Plain elastic waistband pants are finished off with a small side slit at the bottom of each pant leg complemented by a frilly hem giving the pants are very feminine appearance.
Although, the above knee length sleep gown is very basic, the triangle shape and straight line embroidery along the hem makes this casual dress quite pretty. The structured, round, braided neckline adds to the femininity of the piece. Made from one hundred percent pure spunsilk, this sweet dress is warm, absorbent and pliable, all excellent fabric qualities for sleeping garments.
In addition to the silk cotton and spunsilk jersey, WinterSilks designs their fashionable garments from silk charmeuse, silk modal, and silk filament. Their silk modal camisoles are very soft and lightweight and are perfect for layering in cooler weather, ideal for work out sessions, and are luxurious enough to wear with a dressy outfit.
The company’s Snowflake Guide is a useful resource when purchasing items from WinterSilks as it categorizes the warmth of the fabrics and garments into Warm, Warmer and Warmest. One last unique characteristic of the brand’s silk garments is that many are machine washable.
We’ve shown you Evlove Intimates before: custom-designed lingerie and home parties that help you bring your own style and creativity into the boudoir! Now, The Lingerie Post readers are some of the first to learn of Evlove’s latest style which, until recently, was only available at a few private home lingerie parties. I’m talking about Evlove’s new lounge pants! Once these were available to the general public, Evlove sent me some to try and I just had to let all of you know how heavenly they are!
When the Evlove e-mail newsletter declared, “You’ll want to sleep in them, lounge in them, run errands in them…you’ll want to live in them,” I will admit that I was a bit skeptical. Truth be told, I’m usually hanging around my house at night without any pants at all, for comfort’s sake. I don’t own much loungewear because I thought that nothing could possibly be more comfortable than wearing nothing at all. But I was dead wrong.
I knew I needed some loungewear for the cool autumn nights ahead, and I was excited by Evlove’s unique custom-design process. After some thought, I decided to go with ivory modal accented by rich blue lace waistband and trim. Within just a couple weeks, my handmade creation arrived (gorgeously wrapped, I might add). The first moment I tried my lounge pants on, all I could think was, “WOW.” Like I said, I was pretty convinced that walking around without anything on was the most comfortable way to lounge, but I was proven wrong within seconds of slipping into Evlove’s buttery soft and sumptuous creation. That feeling hasn’t worn off, either – I’ve been home sick for the past few days, and it is not an exaggeration to say that I have been wearing my pretty creation day in and day out. I love, love, love them. And apparently, I’m not the only one. Here are some comments from other Evlove customers:
They are the most luxurious items of clothing I own. They are so comfortable – I feel like I could stay in them all day! They fit great and feel great.
~ Janet N.
My new lounge pants put all others to shame. I don’t want to wear anything else. They are so soft, have no uncomfortable elastic or annoying drawstring. I’m tall and they are the first pair I’ve had that don’t hang at my ankles. Yea! I want them in every color.
~ Ashley C.
When I review products for The Lingerie Post, I always try to be brutally honest and admit to the things that I don’t like about a product (otherwise, what’s the point of reviewing it?). But I cannot think of a single thing that I don’t love about these!
I chose the regular length for my pair, but they are also available in a cropped style. For especially tall or petite women, custom inseams are available. This style is so new that you can’t even find it in the design studio yet, so click here to reach the exclusive lounge pants design page. You can also purchase pre-designed styles if you don’t want to design your own. While you’re at it, you can create a bralet or cami to coordinate with your new lounge pants.
If you have any questions about my fabulous new pants, leave a comment or visit the forums and I’ll be happy to discuss!
Letters of Marque, the beautiful and exquisite vintage-inspired collection has just launched its online store! The store features the ethereal Muse collection and the opulent Noir collection. Savannah, the newest collection, will be available in the near future.
The online shop is well-designed. Search by collection or by category. For you faithful Letters of Marque lovers, create an account for easy purchasing every time! Want to buy Letters of Marque for someone in your life and are not sure which lovely pieces to buy? With everything from camisoles and chemises to bloomers to babydolls, it is definitely a difficult choice. Fortunately, the online shop will soon offer gift cards so that you can let the lucky lady decide.
See more about Letters of Marque in a previous post.