Karolina Laskowska, a UK-based lingerie designer, offers a roundup of her favorite luxury undergarments to contrast last week’s more affordable options. These pieces may be woefully unattainable to most of us mortals, but are no less a feast for the eyes.
There are some truly exquisite lingerie confections being created at the more luxury end of the market: perfect for sashaying around your opulent, dusky mansion, whether it’s delicate lace or stark leather that takes your fancy.
Loveday London – Amora Contour Babydoll – £290
Butter-soft leather, exquisite French lace and silk tulle combine to make this dangerously seductive lingerie dress: I’d rather fancy myself as the ultimate femme fatale in this piece.
Coco De Mer – Seraphine half cup bra – £95
Graphic strapping has been on-trend for what seems like forever but I still love the softness that this beautiful corded lace brings to this look – consider it elegant bondage.
Ludique – Vicious Bodysuit – 249 EUR
I adore the contrast between the bold black mesh, harsh zigzag lacing and adorably delicate hints of Chantilly lace; I have a lot of love for pieces that include adjustable areas like the lacing in this style as it gives a lot of flexibility for non-standard body types.
Something Wicked – Ava half cup bra – £135
I don’t know what I love more about this bra: the wonderfully naughty peekaboo cut out or the delicious variance in textures between leather and suede.
Karolina Laskowska – Elzbieta playsuit – £90
Well, because who doesn’t want to have a pentagram emblazoning their backside? I must admit that a love of black metal may have been an influence in the design process, but also that this playsuit looks damn awesome under a sheer dress.
La Perla – Neoprene bodysuit – £1440
Who could have expected neoprene to work so exquisitely with a delicate floral lace? The mix of graphic blocking and barely-there tulle are utterly beautiful. Confining this bodysuit to underclothing would be a crime!