I wish I could tell you more about this photo and its origins, but sadly I can’t seem to find much. (One page from, I believe, Pakistan, posts this as an example of Arabic Mehndi bridal trends for 2014/15… but the language over-all is suspect, so I can’t vouch that any of that is accurate.)
In any case, I came across it and thought it’s lovely. Reason enough to repost, I figure.
Another item from the article on the Top 5 Christmas Appropriate Lingerie Picks from the blog Two Cakes on a Plate: Harlow & Fox's Viola longline bra and matching thong.
What caught my eye here mostly was the colour. I like designers that use unexpected colours, and this definitely counts. I am not sure I agree with all the details on it, but it is quite nice over-all. (Although many men would probably not be thrilled faced with the 8 hooks in the back.) And, as a plus, the bra is made for larger busts, bands 30-38, DD to G-cup.
But it comes at a price. Namely £189 for the bra and £95 for the thong.
Another submitted item from denier69:
The Lise Charmel “Shorty” ( so described in a German web store ).. I suppose that would be ‘boy-short’ in English…
I continue to really like the look of Lise Charmel items. They all seem to have an elegance to them. These are no exception.
Submitted by denier69:
…here is a British ‘glamour girl’ - Sophie Howard wearing someone’s favourite colours - red with black…
The combination is striking… and this is a cool way of combining the colours, with just the black accent. I like and approve. (And if anyone can help give information on the make of this set, I would love to know.)
(via Rago 9357 six-strap body briefer - special cut version at Stockings HQ - The UK Tights And Stockings Shop)
It’s Fashion Friday at The Elegant Tart! My day to enjoy lingerie and erotic fashion. This outfit gets a 6 out of 8 slices on the Tart Scale. Full 4 points for elegance and 2 out of 4 for “tartiness.”
I think I’m mostly attracted to the color palette used here. Combinations of black, grays and subdued reds are my favorite. Intellectually, I adore this look, but I have to admit that it isn’t getting (ahem) a “rise” out if me. Hence the middling 2 score for sexiness. I feel badly. Repaying such pleasing elegance with a ho-hum score is such a dick maneuver.
Another review from The Elegant Tart’s Fashion Friday a few weeks back.
I can’t really address the “tartiness”, so I will focus instead on the elegance points. I have a hard time seeing this as a home run worthy of the full 4 out of 4. In theory, the colour combination of black and a rich red is a no-brainer, hands-down winner. BUT it has to be done carefully, balanced just so and executed with a bit of finesse to get that balance just right. If you do it, it can truly make pieces of lingerie into forms of art in fabric. But done wrong… and you end up with something like this, a near miss in my books.
Now maybe it’s also that the lace and details everywhere feel like a bit much to me. Maybe it’s that the shiny red on the cups with the black laciness over reminds me too much of a Christmas wrapping paper my parents used for years when I was a kid. Maybe it’s that the whole garment is in a style that is done in a retro way in a much too literal fashion for my tastes. (The “pointy boobs” aspect doesn’t win any points with me.)
I want to like this more than I do. But, at the end of the day, I don’t.
Addendum: I had a closer look at the web page where this is sold (£49.96) and in the larger pictures, it does look better. Still not a big winner for me, but better. In some ways, the look of the back side of it is better, or at least interesting.