Why wait for a special occasion to wear decadently luxurious lingerie when you can make every day feel like a treat?
Not just for Valentine’s Day, the right lingerie can inspire you to feel sexy, empowered and confident, even while running the most mundane of errands. When you know you have something beautiful on it changes your posture, your attitude, the way you speak and present yourself. When it’s something beautiful that is also a secret just for you…. well that’s even better.
“Lingerie is my next love after clothing; I think it is what is worn underneath that really inspires a woman to feel beautiful in her clothes – that inner, secret glamour”
– Alice Temperley
After a long day of work try slipping into a lovely silk robe, and I guarantee you’ll feel like a new woman.
From softly flowing silk kimonos to meticulously designed bodices, here are my top 6 favorites for Luxury Lingerie in 2018…
#1 Nudwear Silk Kimono Robe
The Nudwear Silk Kimono Robe is the essence of luxury. I ordered their full length version in Blush as a Valentine’s present to myself – worth every penny. I feel like a queen drinking my morning coffee ensconced in “buttery soft” silk. I fully intend to buy a second one, this time the short version in Deep Red. Because a girl simply can’t have enough silk robes.
One of the reasons Nudwear is in my top 6 is due to their values. All materials are responsibly sourced and there is the option to request “eco-friendly” packaging when ordering. Additionally, for every order placed they donate $1 to She’s The First, a non profit organization that supports young girls from low income countries become the first in their families to graduate high school.
Nudwear describes themselves as “A SUSTAINABLY AND SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS BRAND INSPIRED BY TODAYS POWERFUL, MULTI-FACETED, INDEPENDENT WOMEN ON THE GO. Nüdwear is inspired by a new generation of women who are free, independent, multi-faceted, and full of life. We want women to feel sexy, feminine and incredibly empowered. Beautiful fabrics, attention to fit and detail, versatility and multi-functionality to fit your lifestyle motivate every one of our designs.”
#2 The Dita Von Teese Collection
Burlesque star and lingerie aficionado Dita Von Teese has ventured into the world of lingerie design, bringing old world Hollywood Glamour back in vogue.
There are so many outstanding pieces that I couldn’t pick just one, so I’m including the entire collection as my #2 pick. Each piece is meticulously constructed, and most are affordably priced at under $100.
In the official press release Dita states:
“Myer has really embraced the more distinctive and risqué pieces, so I really respect their sense of adventure and their belief in the collection. The line has evolved quite a bit since it’s beginnings, and I’ve had much more freedom to create the kind of decadent lingerie I love to wear. The new collection captures the essence of retro glamour beautifully in a modern, wearable way.”
With names like “Man Catcher,” “Her Sexellency,” and “Leading Lady,” it’s obvious Von Teese had a lot of fun with the designs.
#3 Honey Birdette Luna Shimmer Collection
This ultra sexy collection from Honey Birdette includes a gorgeous push up bra, panties and garter belt – all featuring super soft Italian lace studded with small jewels.
“Only the very best and most luxurious for this Honey! She’s less about diamonds and pearls, more about indulgent soft lace and shimmering rows of crystal studs along binds of satin. Make way for Luna, now featuring hypnotic navy foil. This best-selling collection is both lust-worthy and elegant with the most flattering fit to bind your silhouette.”
If you’re new to shopping with Honey Birdette don’t forget to sign up for their email list – you’ll receive $10 off your first order and receive other exclusive discounts.
#4 Loveday London’s Artista Boudoir Gown
Loveday London’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection was inspired by a treasure cove of pirates’ gold and designed to “inspire romance and opulence within. The sheer gown is embellished with gold corded lace and cinched with a soft leather belt – it is the epitome of elegance. Personally, I would kill to do a boudoir photoshoot in this piece.
“This ultimate show-stopping design portrays divine decadence and glorious glamour as translucent details offer sensual suggestion. Exquisite golden lace adorns the female form as Italian Lambskin leather belts the waist, enhancing the silhouette. A plethora of opulence, the Arista Boudoir Gown is a wardrobe essential for extreme-extravagance boudoir attire. Plunging neckline teases just enough creating an essence of feminine allurement and a hidden zip allows for ease of dressing. This dramatic design can be worn to a glamorous event or saved for a gloriously glamorous boudoir experience…”
#5 Tallulah Love Secret Seductress Slip Dress
This exquisite silk-lined black lace slip from Tallulah Love Luxury Lingerie is built to enhance your curves and acts as shapewear to hold in the areas where you need a little control. Every woman needs this in her collection.
“Designed to seduce as well as support your assets, this control slip dress is the secret weapon your date night collection has been waiting for.
Complete with intricate lace panelling and finished with pale pink silk, the stunning control slip dress lifts the bottom and smooths curves, giving a sublime silhouette which will impress both behind closed doors and at cocktail hour.”
Tallulah Love is a French-inspired line focusing on high quality construction, luxurious fabrics and “sophisticated use of color and strong detailing.”
The slip is part of the Secret Seductress Collection which also features a figure enhancing, lightly padded bra and a flattering silk-lined bodysuit with waist-cinching paneling.
#6 Agent Provocateur’s Nyeli Short Slip and Robe
No list would be complete with mentioning the iconic luxury brand Agent Provocateur. Known for their exquisite fabrics and outstanding craftsmanship, each collection breaks new ground in the world of sensual design.
With French lace cutouts that tease and entice without giving everything away – the Nyeli duo is the essence of soft, seductive design.
“Sublime Nayeli is a magnificent union of indulgent luxury and absolute elegance, returning in a new colour palette. This beautiful silver kimono is created using a very special and traditional technique: white French Leavers lace is hand-cut and appliqued onto the silk base for a beautiful effect of contrasting colour and texture. In a classic wrap style with seam detail, a v-shaped neckline and matching silk sash belt, this boudoir piece features wide and flowing sleeves.”