Ones to Watch: Lingerie Gift Ideas from Up-And-Coming Brands
“This year, we thought we’d bring you some gifting inspiration from our ‘Ones to Watch’, independent brands that are bringing a unique aesthetic to the lingerie industry.”
Holiday season is so close, I can practically taste the eggnog and gingerbread already. If you’re not already working your way through your gift-buying list, it won’t be long until you’ll need to start.
This year, we thought we’d bring you some gifting inspiration from our ‘Ones to Watch’, independent brands that are bringing a unique aesthetic to the lingerie industry. It means you can pick up something unique and a bit more personal, rather than a mass-manufactured garment. And you get to support smaller brands in the process.
From decadent loungewear to stylish bra sets, there’s something here for everyone – including a few ideas for treating yourself!
Winter is all about cozying up indoors, which means that loungewear is always a great gift idea for the festive season. Plus, it’s the kind of gift that you can give to anyone – partners, friends, mothers, and grandmothers alike.
Faith Collection by V.O.SHE
Give the gift of blissful comfort with this cami and jogger set from the Faith collection by V.O.SHE. In a wonderfully wintery shade of deep burgundy, it’s made from real silk for breathability and softness against the skin. Faith will be launching at the end of November, with a celebratory pop-up event in Toronto.
Embrace Me robe by Belle D’Amour
When the temperatures drop, everyone appreciates a cozy robe – especially if they’re as jaw-droppingly fabulous as this one. The hooded, wide-lapelled Embrace Me by Belle D’Amour is full of drama, and it’s fully reversible too. That’s basically two gifts in one! Available to pre-order online from 1st November.
Gardenia nightgown by Carol Coelho Intimates
For the giftee who craves refined glamour and romance, the elegant Gardenia nightgown by Carol Coelho Intimates will go down as a treat. The floor-length skirt is made from bias-cut silk charmeuse, while the metallic lace adds lashings of festive sparkle. It’s lined with tulle too, so it can double as a breathtaking evening gown.
Faith Collection by V.O.SHE
This simple silk slip, also from the upcoming Faith collection by V.O.SHE, is easy to style and wear. The minimalist design lets your recipient put their own spin on it, whether that means pairing it with slippers and a drapey robe for their morning coffee, or with heels and a belt for those New Year’s parties. Available from the end of November.
Stand-Out Bra Sets
If you’re planning to buy someone a bra set, the key is to find something with that ‘special touch’. A simple t-shirt bra may be what they’d wear the most, but it doesn’t make for an especially exciting gift. Instead, look for a memorable detail, whether that’s a beautiful fabric, an unusual shape, or an eye-catching color palette.
Laura by Dora Larsen
Dora Larsen’s lingerie is characterized by its unique, contrasting color combos, such as the vibrant orange, coral pink and river blue of this Laura set. The half-pad balconette and high-waist brief are practical for everyday wear, while the bold mish-mash of colors makes it super fun. This a bra set that will bring your giftee joy every time they put it on!
Gold Rush by Carol Coelho
For the connoisseur of fine lingerie and luxury fabrics, look no further than Carol Coelho Intimates. The bridal designer brings that same elegant, special occasion vibe to her lingerie line, perfectly showcased here by the Gold Rush set. Blush tulle is topped by metallic floral lace, and fashioned into a soft-cup balconette and high-waist thong. Available towards the end of November.
Thara by Studio Pia
Studio Pia’s cruelty-free, eco-friendly lingerie is an ideal choice for anyone with a passion for sustainable living – or just anyone who appreciates luxury! The new-in Thara set is made from luscious golden silk and chain embroidery, the perfect color for festive gift-giving. It’s finished off with 24-karat gold-plated hardware, too.
Rosa by Dora Larsen
Another Dora Larsen creation, this Rosa set consists of an unlined bra and tanga brief in a delectable blend of magenta, mahogany red, and light blue. It’s an easy-going and gorgeous set that your giftee is sure to get plenty wear out of.
Classic Black Bra Sets
If in doubt about what your giftee’s style is, stick to timeless black. It has enduring appeal and is a bestselling color throughout the industry. That means there’s a high probability your recipient already owns a bunch of black pieces, that they can mix and match your gift with.
The Summerland by Summer Wildes
Shopping for someone with a taste for minimalism? The Summerland bra set by Summer Wildes is made from soft, sheer mesh, and is equal parts practical and playful. The 3-part cups make it nicely supportive – it’s available up to a US F cup.
Rosa by Ultraviolet Lingerie
Ultraviolet offers the perfect solution when you want to gift something practical but with a stylish twist. Their bestselling Rosa bra is a smooth t-shirt bra from the front, but in the back the straps form two lacy ‘wings’ that set it apart from other, more basic t-shirt bras. It’ll become their everyday favorite for sure! Contact the brand for information on where to purchase.
Naga by Studio Pia
On the hunt for something a little ‘out there’, a luxury lingerie look that will be completely different to anything your giftee already owns? Then allow me to introduce you to Studio Pia’s Naga set, made from bespoke serpent embroidery. Just to make it even more striking and unusual, the garter belt comes with a set of detachable harness straps that turn it into a sort of ouvert brief.
Nina by Something Wicked
Something Wicked’s Nina is a classic black bra set with one big difference – it’s made from leather. The perfect choice when you want something that’s luxuriously erotic, the brief also has a curve-framing ouvert back. The leather is buttery-soft, and it’s complemented by gold-plated hardware.
Stocking Filler Suggestions
After a smaller treat, perhaps to gift alongside something else? Here are a couple of stocking filler ideas that are small in size but big on style.
Omega gloves by Elissa Poppy
What do you get the lingerie aficionado who has everything? A pair of opera-length gloves made from lustrous latex! The Omega gloves by Elissa Poppy make for a sensual addition to any lingerie collection, and are fully molded for a perfect fit.
Summerland panty by Summer Wildes
You can never go wrong with a pair of chic black briefs, especially when they’re made from delightfully soft mesh and have a pretty picot trim. The Summerland panty by Summer Wildes has 19% spandex content, for the comfiest of fits.
Don’t forget to treat yourself too! ‘Tis the season for giving, but also the one for non-stop partying, so you’re going to need a killer outfit or three. And with lingerie-as-outerwear as on-trend as ever, why deal with hunting for a bra and top/dress that work together when you could just buy one piece that serves as both?
Monaco gown by Belle D’Amour
Be unforgettable this New Year’s Eve in Belle D’Amour’s cage-detailed The Monaco gown. It’s made from shimmering navy fabric and black lace, both with stretch for a fit that feels custom made. Available to pre-order online from 1st November.
Lexi Soft Cup Bra by Something Wicked
Turn heads in the Lexi Soft Cup Bra by Something Wicked. A truly transitional piece, it makes for a dramatically-sexy outerwear look. The real leather fabric is ultra-soft, to perfectly hug your curves, and it’s semi-open at the back. I’d be pairing it with a pencil skirt and heels, but it would look amazing under a pantsuit too.
Full Cup Bra by Elissa Poppy
Another lingerie piece that doubles as a crop top, Elissa Poppy’s Full Cup Bra makes a bold fashion statement. The latex is double-thick for durability, and it has a hidden zip at the back for easy dressing. It comes in six colors too, to match whatever party outfit you may have planned.
Brigitte Swimsuit by UltraViolet Lingerie
Jetting off to spend the holiday season somewhere warm? If you’ve had an invite to a pool party, then the Brigitte swimsuit by Ultraviolet should definitely be in your suitcase. The plunging, open-sided shape is very striking, and the metal detail gives it a definite luxury vibe. Available from January.
Whatever gift you choose, remember that chic presentation makes it seem extra special, so I do recommend purchasing the gift wrap option or picking up a box and ribbon of your own.
And remember to request a gift receipt if you shop in-store, just in case it doesn’t fit. The only thing worse than not owning lingerie you like is owning lingerie you love but cannot wear!
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