The best lingerie brands to invest in
Lingerie can be a delicate affair, and choosing the right set can make or break an outfit. Discover the perfect foundation to your wardrobe in our round-up of the best lingerie brands.
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1. FLEUR OF ENGLAND
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A childhood spent wearing boys’ hand-me-downs left Fleur Turner fascinated with all things feminine and delicate; a passion that led to her creating luxury lingerie brand . Each piece in the collection is designed by Fleur herself, her delicate embroideries inspired by everything from flowers to stars in the night sky. The is then fitted in-house at the label’s Bristol headquarters, before being hand-crafted in Portugal. Fleur of England was awarded the Drapers Independent Lingerie Brand of the Year in 2018.
2. ADINA REAY
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Noticing a lack of beautiful for fuller-figured busts, Sharon Lake decided to create her own; and in 2013 she established her luxury lingerie brand . With a mission to offer the same wide variety of styles available to smaller cup sizes, the British label designs exclusively for sizes DD and beyond. Each hand-finished is created without the typical adjustments used in fuller-bust styles – such as wider straps or greater wing depths – so that what you see is entirely identical to a smaller-cup counterpart.
3. SIMONE PÉRÈLE
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Established in 1948, was founded by French corset maker Madame Pérèle who was inspired to liberate and enhance the female shape; in her own words, ‘Self-confidence is a beauty that never fades’. Providing styles from A to H cups, the brand is rooted in fine craftsmanship and detail; up to 18 months of research and fittings are required to produce a single in the label’s Parisian studio, so you can be assured of the perfect, flattering fit to enhance your figure.
Japanese label was created in 1949 and has remained a leading influence in ever since. Employing state-of-the-art Japanese sewing technology, the label is best known for its extensive size offering combined with its luxurious and elegant designs. Underneath the label sits a roster of other well-known brands, including Freya, Fantasie and more. Wacoal is also known for its philanthropic efforts and regularly supports breast cancer awareness through its campaign.