We all love shopping and finding those wonderful pieces that we adore for years. It’s about time that we give the same attention to our smalls! Lingerie can be such a wonderful addition to your wardrobe; it can give confidence, add a luxurious feel to an outfit and simply brighten up your day.
Handmade lingerie is the ultimate confidence boost. There’s nothing better than knowing that the clothes that you wear have been given the utmost attention and care before they make it through your door.
Michelle Star is a fashion blogger with a special passion for lingerie and says: “Have a look at some of these examples and my list of the top websites that specialise in handmade lingerie. There’s sure to be something that will take your breath away…”
The Mauve Sable Bandeau is just £18 and with matching knickers at £32, they’re an absolute bargain. This set is made with delicate stretch lace for a pretty, girly effect. Bunnysmalls’ products are all made in the UK and feature UK sourced fabric. This website is full of gorgeous designs and definitely worth a look.
This cheery number is a steel-boned, under-bust corset in a cherry red. Made from satin with a cream lace trim, it’s topped off with cherry buttons at the centre front. A cute little addition to your wardrobe at £220, it’s adjustable at the back with black lace-up detail. Frantic about Francis is a vintage-inspired company that hails designs from the pin-up era and has featured in Vogue during the last year!
This cute babydoll set is £44 from Luva Huva, a company based in London that creates ethical, handmade pieces. Their clothes are ethically sourced and made from sustainable fabrics. At such a reasonable price, it’s rude to say no.
This set from Lucile & Co. is stunning! Made from luxury pale gold silk and black lace, the bra is £113 and comes with a choice of knickers; tie-back, lace back or thong. Lucile & Co. create all their pieces in England to the highest of standards. This company is the most prestigious of brands, founded by Lady Duff-Gordon, who is the founder of the modern padded bra, and is rooted in lingerie’s historic foundations.
This beautiful playsuit is from the Candy Girl collection. Made from shimmery pink silk-chiffon, its draped design flatters all body shapes. It’s backless sash-tie design is beautifully feminine and a real investment piece at £210 – but worth the cost for the quality you’ll be getting!
This beautiful silk playsuit by The Last English Rose, available at handmade lingerie ‘superstore’ Esty Lingerie, is made with silk satin, printed silk cups and a Nottingham Lace finish. It’s £115 so an investment piece again, but worth every penny. The Last English Rose is a British company based in London that specialises in handmade silk lingerie. Ranges are beautifully named, from Gentle Hermione to Teasing Georgia.
This piece is made from antique-gold French lever’s lace and pure silk satin. From the Harlow collection at Gilda & Pearl, you can choose from bow bra, baby-doll, cover-up, tie-side knickers or classic knickers – or splash out and buy the whole lot! Match with the Harlow Kimono for real boudoir glamour. Prices start at £42 in this collection. Gilda & Pearl was founded by Louise Hudson and all designs are created in the UK.
A gorgeous set from this Baby Grand Lingerie that includes options for all tastes. Based on 1940s and 50s sirens and film noir style, Pandora in a beautiful bra set available various colours to sui your personal taste. Baby Grand is a luxury brand that prides itself on aesthetics and service. This bra is £69 and the knickers £59.
There’s my list of my favourite 8 handmade lingerie sets. I could list 100 more but for now, today at least, these are my favourites. What are yours? I’ve love to hear them and maybe discover some new handmade lingerie brands so please leave me a comment below…
Michelle Star is a fashion blogger with a special passion for lingerie.