You may have heard that I was very honoured to be asked to write regularly for a brand new, gorgeous bridal shop in Northamptonshire called Charlotte Harley Couture. Their shop, their dresses and their service is just fantastic and I am very happy to be promoting such a beautiful business!
My first task was to write about wedding lingerie! Well, it just so happens that this is a topic dear to my heart (no pun intended) as I simply LOVE the amazing UK lingerie designers we are lucky enough to have to choose from. So I jumped at the chance of promoting these amazing designers and manufacturers of British lingerie and had a fabulous response from them to be included! So, here’s my suggestions for choosing the best of British wedding lingerie while saving the world!
Choosing your wedding day underwear ~ selecting luxury lingerie while saving the world!
So, you’ve found the one. And you’ve found your dress! What’s next? Above the shoes, tiaras, veils and jewellery, your wedding day lingerie should be your next priority. Being comfortable throughout the long, tiring day and, creating exactly the effect you would like to have on your new husband that evening, will make you feel the most beautiful you ever have. And that’s what every bride aims for on that one special day!
Where to start? Everyone has the option of popping along to the bridal section of the local department store but your wedding day deserves better. If you wouldn’t buy your wedding dress from the high street, then why buy your lingerie there? Too often, bridal underwear is represented by cheap lace and satin, poorly made and, frankly, itchy as heck! If you don’t want to spend your day struggling with static electricity or a cut-price corset bone digging in your ribs, then put aside a slice of your budget for some luxury lingerie – it really will be worth it!
We’ve heard recently that UK lingerie manufacturing is stunted and struggling. Well, actually that isn’t true. There are some amazingly talented and committed designers and manufacturers in the UK who deserve credit for producing amongst the most beautiful and high quality lingerie in the world. Here, you will find hand-picked UK designers and manufacturers who, between them, can fulfill all your needs for wedding lingerie, from structured underwear and corsetry to soft, sensual underwear suitable for different dress requirements. And you may be surprised to find that you won’t have to part with half your total budget to own the breathtakingly beauties on show!
Ayten Gasson – www.aytengasson.com
Ayten Gasson’s lingerie is truly British and truly beautiful. For soft, unstructured lingerie and nightwear you simply cannot get better than Ayten’s range. Bridal boxes are the perfect choice for husbands-to-be wanting to treat their partners on the wedding day with your something old and new wrapped up in one beautiful vintage lace garter along with knicker, eyemask and bath treat. For environmentally-minded brides, you can select Ayten’s ‘Eco Bride Hamper’ made from organic silk and vintage lace and button.
Velda Lauder – www.veldalauder.co.uk
For something more structured, and to truly wow your newly betrothed, corsetry provides both support and style for vintage-loving brides wanting a smoother silhouette. Velda Lauder creates beautiful handmade corsets in unique and exquisite fabrics. Providing bespoke and ready to wear corsets Velda Lauder’s designs have been worn by Heidi Klum, Melissa Carr and Karolina Kurkova and evoke the style of 50s sirens such as Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren. Classic designs made for the modern bride are totally on-trend this wedding season.
Playful Promises – www.playfulpromises.com
Playful Promises was borne of designer Emma Parker’s love for lingerie and is a London based brand which “mixes quirky, directional design with all things playful, flirty and even a little bit dirty.” Something for the more daring amongst brides-to-be, Playful Promises offers a retro inspired bridal lingerie range from more traditional corsets to bra and knicker sets in white and pale blue and the especially fun heart-shaped design. A gorgeous combination of traditional and modern with a playful twist!