You can now see a sneaky preview of the new autumn winter lingerie on our YouTube channel. The videos are short and sweet, perfect to watch with a cup of tea and a biscuit.
beingU is a new brand of lingerie designed to fill a gap in the market. Nude lingerie for pale skin tones dominates leaving little to no choice for many women. beingU seeks to address this and they have brought a range of lingerie with 5 colours to suit different skin tones. But like many new designers they face a challenge to get a foot hold so how successful will they be?
There is definitely a gap with what is already available and with the size range from a D to H cup they have targeted a significant market. With the sizes they have chosen fit is key, some designers can take a few seasons to work out any kinks with the fit. I think their best chance of success is to be taken up by stores that receive a large amount of people traffic such as Debenhams and Bravissimo.
A bra and brief set start from £58, which is an attractive price point. I like that the collection is very inclusive with designs and colours that would appeal to all skin tones including a lovely bright turquoise and patterns on the nude tones what can be worn by anyone.
Love is in the air this spring, well romance at the very least. The new Simone Perele lingerie collection is filled with pastel hues, delicate floral motives evocative of an English country garden or maybe more accurately a French country garden. The Bagatelle is the first to arrive available in a vibrant coral colour and muted and sophisticated ivory. A bold graphic floral embroidery works well holding it’s own against the strength of the coral while adding interest to the ivory.
As with all spring summer collections ivory makes numerous appearances but in the Rosa Bella it is combined with a pretty rose embroidery in lilac. Although the ivory is my personal favourite the azure blue makes a striking contrast to the pastels. In addition there is bubblegum pink but the colour over powers the details and the overall effect is bordering on gaudy.
Simone Perele is a firm favourite with Mumsie and me. We have now started to take on more ranges and have found that their full cups are perfect for our F cup lovelies. The stunning Bagatelle and Romance in the Navy has already arrived. The Rosa Bella is my top recommendation for the summer. What’s your favourite?
In Paris I met the fabulous Catherine the designer behind the retro lingerie brand Kiss Me Deadly. Kiss Me Deadly is a British lingerie brand and combines classic glamour with the benefits of modern fabrics. Here is the first Miss Kitty Plum Interview. I hope you enjoy it.
Here are a few pieces from Kiss Me Deadly, I now have a longing to pop my hair in rollers and get out the red liptstick! (more…)
The upcoming collection from Marie Jo takes inspiration from exotic Russia combining opulent colours with luxurious fabrics. The Marie Jo Lara epitomises this collection with a wide range of different bra styles that highlight the delicate embroidery and tulle. This stunning story is available in black, ivory and the new red of the season fiesta red. There is a new multiway smooth cup bra available up to an F Cup bra. It is also a collection that features briefs for every taste, including the increasingly popular Italian briefs with the sheer back panel and hotpants, a new style being introduced. Marie Jo Lara is very pretty and delicate, perfect as bridal lingerie in the ivory or as a fine lingerie for a seductive evening.If you love a bit of colour for the when the nights get longer the Marie Jo Tonya is a real treat. Rich opulent amethyst with golden flowers or you could choose the black with emerald embroidery. The two key styles are the demi padded balcony bra and the push up bra, unfortunately they are only available up to a D cup. For all you E cup ladies you will have to choose between the full cup bra and the smooth cup padded bra. I think the ladies from Plums Lingerie will love this range it has such a luxury feel.
As much as the Marie Jo Tonya exudes warmth the stunning Irina evokes the chilled climate of Russia with it’s gorgeous sapphire blue and the natural with black embroidery. The pencil thin embroidery drawn on to the fabric is a graphic calligraphy. The embroidery is shown off beautifully on the balcony bra that has a vertical seam. This range will also prove to be popular as it has a suspender belt as part of the story. There is also a basque but it is only available in natural, the sapphire blue would have been extremely striking.
In every Marie Jo lingerie collection there is a printed story. These are designed with the young Marie Jo woman in mind however we often find at Plums Lingerie that they aren’t always very popular.This season it is the Masha in a black with pretty pinky flowers and a pagoda blue. It is only a small story with only 3 different styles of bras. It is fun and flirty with the print inspired by the matryoshka dolls. Marie Jo has taken popular ranges from last season and brought them into winter with rich sumptuous tones. The Marie Jo Cate has been coloured in midnight blues and greys which make the embroidered flowers pop out like little stars. If you like theses tones then you will love the gorgeous nori colour of the Camille. This was a very popular range in the summer and this fashionable tone will ensure plenty of ladies will add it to the lingerie drawer.
Last season the delightful Marie Jo Jane was made a permanent addition and this winter they have brought out a gorgeous wine red which is very flattering against so many different skin tones and is a perfect alternative to the stronger scarlet tones. The other story that has benefited from a re-colouring is the eternally popular Marie Jo Avero. The chocolate brown is a warm tone but browns can be an acquired taste and with the resurgent popularity of navy blue it seems to have lost its place as the first choice alternative to black.
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So what’s your favourite? Anything to put on the wish lists?