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Valentine’s Day is near and that means an opportunity to break free from your mundane bra and panty offerings and test out some luxurious lingerie sets that you (and your beau) can enjoy.
There’s a plethora of lingerie designers who have studied the female form creating quality skivvies so you can look and feel your best in. We’ve scoped out some of the best lingerie lines perfect to try out on the day of love.
Kiki de Montparnasse By Julia Restoin-Roitfeld Chantilly lace thong ($195 USD) and lace & satin bra ($285 USD), at net-a-porter.com
Luxury lingerie line: Kiki de Monparnasse
Kiki de Montparnasse ’s line is rife with an abundance of well-made, covetable confections. While they may appear to appease the Dita Von Teese types, the line also boasts pared-down separates made from pima cotton and silk for an understated touch. Kiki de Monparnasse has got big plans. Their recent collaboration with Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, along with a special edition with W Hotels, will have women in mile-long queues.
Available at net-a-porter.com and kikidm.com.
Elle MacPherson Intimates Artistry ser in Vintage Creme and blue
Luxury lingerie line: Elle MacPherson Intimates
Made from stretch silks and ‘rigid’ lace, Elle Macpherson Intimates are a must-have among everyday women and are offered at affordable price points. It’s a luxurious option for less and great if you’re goal is to look the part without having to break the bank in the process. It also doesn’t hurt that there may be a buried wish that slipping into them could produce model-esque results.
Available at freshpair.com and ellemacphersonintimates.com
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Huit lingerie set, at huit.com.
Luxury lingerie line: Huit Lingerie
Made in France, HUIT Lingerie is known for its French silhouettes and supple microfabrics. What makes it especially appealing is its rare blend of functionality and sensual aesthetics. Around for 40 years, is it synonymous with sensual French style. Owned by UK’s Eveden Group (the LVMH of lingerie), its popularity in the international market has been steady with the launch of a colourful theme-based swimwear range.
Available at Ferris International and huit.com
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Pleasure State Lingerie VIP collection
Luxury lingerie line: Pleasure State Lingerie
If you have a bigger bust then Pleasure State’s VIP collection will provide you with gorgeous, tailored sets that are supportive but sexy. Launched in 2004, this Australian brand prides itself on making a broad range for women of all body types. With its use of woven fabrics, the beauty is in its immaculate details.
Available at Zodee.com and pleasurestate.com
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I.D Sarrieri Mini Chemise ($434 USD), at shop.sarrieri.ro.
Luxury lingerie line: I.D. Sarrieri
Have you ever wondered how Halle Berry’s gorgeous curves manage to seem ageless? Well, the secret behind her killer curves lies in the Romanian lingerie line I.D. Sarrieri. I.D. Sarrieri launched in 2002 and the luxe underpinnings are famous for their haute couture materials from France and Italy accented with embellishments like Swarovski crystals.
Available at La Nuit Lingerie and sarrieri.com
Carine Gilson lingerie set, at carinegilson.com.
Luxury lingerie line: Carine Gilson
Carine Gilson is an investment, but it’s worth the splurge. This Belgian-born, Paris-based brand made its mark in the industry for its hand-stitched delicacies featuring silk appliqué mousseline fabrics and Chantilly lace. Once you indulge, it’s impossible to look at lingerie the same way ever again.
Available at carinegilson.com
Rosemosario Vanessa P lace & tulle bodysuit ($1,275 USD), at net-a-porter.com.
Luxury lingerie line: Rosamosario
One of the hottest lingerie lines out, Rosamosario is an Italian couture lingerie brand on just about ever style savvy woman’s wish list. Launched in 2005 by fashion design grad Carlotta Danti, this avant-garde line has a strong retro aesthetic (Danti worked for the charismatic Vivienne Westwood before branching out) and is stocked at almost every major retailer across the globe. The pieces are carefully crafted too: nothing less than silk-satins and chiffons hand-dyed and sewn by a group of hand-picked Italian artisans. Rosamosario is luxe lingerie at its finest.
Available at net-a-porter.com and rosamosario.com
Victoria’s Secret Designer Collection
Luxury lingerie line: Victoria’s Secret Designer Collection
Known for its draw-dropping, ultra-girlie underpinnings, it’s no surprise that Victoria’s Secret has taken it a step further with its first ever high-end collection. Made from European lace constructed into baby dolls and low-cut teddies, the Victoria’s Secret Designer Collection has almost sold out since its online debut. If you can get your hands on this one, it is, without question, a must-have addition to your underwear wardrobe.
Available at victoriassecret.com
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