It’s a pleasure to introduce Karolina Laskowska, a UK-based luxury lingerie designer. She won the coveted “Designer of the Year” award at the 2014 UK Lingerie Awards, and you need only to feast your eyes on her gorgeous, hand-made work to see why. Find her at her newly-launched lingerie blog, knickerbockerstories.com
Below, Karolina offers a roundup of underthings that’s sure to set your hearts aflutter.
I’ve always been a goth at heart: is it any surprise that my love of lingerie tends to veer on the darker side of fashion? This is my list of my favorite dark-aesthetic lingerie pieces under 100USD – all handmade by independent designers and totally sweat shop free.
Paranoire – Leora high-waist panty – £19.77
Bold, graphic and simply sexy: these high-waisted panties would be a perfect basic for any darkness loving fashionista.
Virago Shop – leather harness bralette – £32.45
Leather and harnesses are difficult to get right when it comes to lingerie; the thin straps and flirty bows make this an excellent piece for layering both with lingerie and outerwear.
Nearer The Moon – Lamia high-waist briefs – £56
The lace placement on these high-waisted knickers is utterly exquisite: the symmetrical design would look utterly beautiful against the skin.
Flash You And Me – Choker crop top – £36.89
From the sheer panels to the delicate silver ring at the neck, this is begging to be layered with a gorgeous bra or harness.
Hopeless Lingerie – Irena wrap top – 120 AUD
The cut out sleeves and wrap around bustline give this top a wonderfully unusual set: I feel it would be a waste to just wear this as lingerie!
Karolina Laskowska – Lidia harness – £45
This piece is perfect for layering: whether used to cinch in your outerwear or to give a bondage edge to your lingerie.