I’m normally not into fills and OTT underwear but I make an exception for French lingerie brand Fifi Chachnil. Although their babydolls and cami sets are super girly – think bows, polka dots and lots of frills – to me they just stay on the right side of tasteful with a hint of 60s.
Lovely London-based retro label Tara Starlet have just added a lingerie range to their already impressive collection of Forties and Fifties-inspired clothes. I’m a big fan of retro underwear so I’m rather excited about this range of undergarments. If you’re into vintage, camisols and slips are really useful – I have plenty of Thirties transparent blouses and slightly sheer early Sixties skirts that I can’t wear on their own so I’m constantly on the look out for undergarments.
I also like the very simple design of these, to me there’s nothing worse than the overly frilly knickers or crystal-encrusted camis you can find on the highstreet. It’ll be interesting to see if this range will expand in the future, I’d love to see some silk pyjamas…
This October, one of my favourite eccentric dressers, Paloma Faith, has teamed up with underwear brand La Senza to design a unique collection of vintage-inspired underwear and sleepwear to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Care (part of the proceeds will be donated to fight the disease). Good cause, good underwear, I call this a win-win.
I particularly like the emerald green playsuit (£30). The line goes on sale on 1 October.