What Is A Corset?

What Is A Corset?

There has been a lot of talk in the media lately about corsets with both Kourtney and Kim Kardashian posting photos in their waist-training “corsets”. Kim caused a stir on Instagram by posing whilst wearing a “corset” at the gym and Kourtney has now followed suit vowing to slim her waist down to pre-baby size.

Kourtney and Kim Kardashian corsets

There has also been a lot of controversy around actress Lily James appearing in the latest adaptation of Cinderella with an amazing teeny tiny waist. With many people speculating that it was CGI, eventually Lily James came clean and revealed it was down to a corset. But it’s also helped by the accentuated billowing skirt and wide bust line detail which both help to create an illusion of making the waist appear even smaller.

Cinderella corset

I even went to a talk just recently about fashion during WWII where the speaker spent quite a lot of time talking about the corsets the women would wear in a time of clothing coupons and rationing. Can you believe that when supplies of steel boning ran short they used cardboard within the construction of corsets to stiffen them?

1940s corselette

What you may have noticed from the photos above is that they all look very different, yet they are all referred to as corsets. In recent years, thanks to the rise in burlesque, vintage and the so-called corset diets, the understanding of what a corset actually is has become somewhat blurred.

So, what is a corset? (And more importantly what isn’t a corset?)

The Corset

Harmony Baby Blue Corset by Vollers

The Harmony Baby Blue Corset by Vollers pictured above is what is traditionally known as a corset. It is constructed of several layers of non-stretch fabric that is, more often than not, of natural fibres like silk and cotton to help the skin breathe.

It has at least 10 steel bones to help create the shape and nip in the waist, as well as a steel busk closure at the centre front. At the back there is a modesty panel which sits underneath the criss-cross lacing which allows the corset to be tightened as required and create those to die-for curves.

The so-called corsets that the Kardashian girls are wearing are in fact latex waist cinchers or girdles, which are also known as fajas. These are designed to be worn during a workout to help you sweat more and, in theory, help you to loose more weight. You should never wear a traditional corset as an alternative during a workout.

The latex cinchers have no boning in them, and if they do these are plastic. There is no steel busk at the front and they have no lacing closure, usually just a row of hook and eye tape. This makes them a lot more flexible than a traditional corset.

To see out full range of traditional overbust and underbust corsets please go to foxandrose.com.

The Corselette

Brigitte Fan Lace Corsolette by Playful Promises

This Brigitte Fan Lace Corsolette by Playful Promises is a modern day version of the 1942 corselette pictured above. It looks very much like a slip dress with a bra attached to it at the top. A corselette will cover you from the bust right down to the upper thigh and will generally have suspender clips attached on the bottom edge.

Most traditional corselettes were made with bra straps for added support but strapless ones were also available. The cups would feature vertical boning to support the bust and stop any embarrassing situations. It also would’ve had a hook and eye closure all the way down the back or, for easier dressing, down the centre front or on one side.

A traditional corselette would’ve contained steel boning to help create the smooth silhouette every 1940s lady would’ve wanted to achieve. The fabrics were heavy-weight and worn tight against the skin and all of this would come together to help cinch in the waist and shape the torso very much like a corset would.

The modern day version benefits from modern fabrics such as powermesh and elastic detailing around the waist to create a similar shape. There is no need for hook and eyes to run the full length of the garment and are either just across the back like a bra or don’t feature at all.

The Basque

Merry Widow & Basque

Both garments above are basques. However, the one on the left is the Lana Merry Widow by What Katie Did. The name Merry Widow was given to a piece of lingerie created by Warner’s in 1955 which was named after an operetta of the same name. It was similar to a corset, covering the bust and torso but generally stopped at the top hip.

It also had steal boning but was of a simpler construction, often made of just one or two light-weight layers. The bust line was constructed of defined, bra-like underwire cups. The closure was either a zip fastener or a row of hook and eyes down one side or the centre front and at least four suspender clips were attached to the bottom edge.

Over the years this has gradually turned into what we know of today as the basque. The Caramel La Precieuse Basque by Rosy on the right has very much the same shape as a merry widow but has less of the construction detailing.

Many basques have no boning in the torso section and if they do it just a few plastic ones to help keep the garment in shape. The bra-like cups remain, as well as the four suspender clips and hook and eye closure. The more modern basque is not a piece of shapewear and will not cinch you in at the waist.

Do you wear a traditional corset or are you a corselette girl? Have you tried the Kardashian latex cincher?

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Spring Trend: Pastels & Pearls

Pastel and Pearl Lingerie

The snowdrops have bloomed, the daffodils are on their way and we’ve even had a few days of sunshine over the last couple of weeks. You can really feel Spring is in the air. One trend that always appears during this time of year is the wistful and ethereal Pastels and Pearls. This beautiful feminine trends pulls together all of those soft, delicate colours like buttermilk, oyster, vanilla, ice pink and champagne.

At Fox and Rose we have an abundance of pastel and pearl inspired lingerie and nightwear for you to choose all in heavenly fabrics of chiffon, lace, silk and satin.

Sugar Squeeze Balcony Bra by Mimi Holliday

The pale rose and truffle leopard print of the Sugar Squeeze Padded Balcony Bra and Classic Knickers by Mimi Holliday combines delicate feminine tones with the more daring feline side. Made in a sheer silk chiffon the smooth padded cups are lined with 100% cotton for a sensational and natural feeling against the skin. Both pieces are trimmed with a pink silk satin bow with the bra finished with matching satin bra straps.

Migrating Swan Babydoll by Shell Belle Couture

The vintage inspired Migrating Swan Babydoll by Shell Belle Couture is made from the softest blend of silk and cotton in the palest of peaches. The light grey migrating swan print adds to its diaphanous feel along with the soft cups in white spot tulle and sheer French Leavers lace trim around the bottom edge.

Dotty L'Amour Bow Back Thong by Mimi Holliday

Like the rest of the Dotty L’Amour range, the Bow Back Thong by Mimi Holliday is made from a very sweet sheer silk chiffon with a large polka dot pattern. To add to its girlish feel two large ice pink sashes tie around the upper edge to form an enticing bow. Team with the Dotty L’Amour Balcony Bra for a fresh Spring look.

Pleasing Soire Camisole and Shorts by Shell Belle Couture

Shell Belle Couture’s Pleasing Soire Camisole and Shorts are made in a slightly darker shade of rose pink and are contrasted perfectly with cut out sections of black French Leavers lace. The indulgent silk crepe de chine hangs beautifully on the body and is finished with the finest ladder stitching detail giving both pieces a real sense of luxury and quality.

Oyster Whippy Comfort Bra by Mimi Holliday

The Oyster Whippy Comfort Bra, Frilly Boy Short and Garter by Mimi Holliday is made from a beautiful combination of soft ice pink silk satin and extremely delicate silver lace. It creates a look of ‘barely there’ whilst still giving plenty of support and coverage. This is the perfect bridal set for wearing under lighter style dresses as it creates a smooth, unnoticeable finish.

Love Me Camisole by Shell Belle Couture

For a truly indulgent lounging honeymoon set the Love Me Camisole and Brief by Shell Belle Couture is just what you need. Made in a soft creamy vintage spot tulle and trimmed with sheer French Leavers lace, this set is both bohemian and playful. Both pieces are part lined at the front with matching silk, allowing the camisole to be worn outside if you wish.

Fidele Padded Bra by Rosy

Made in a soft blush coloured stretch jersey the Fidele Padded Bra and Brief by Rosy is the perfect set to create a smooth silhouette. Finished with a contrasting black scalloped trim and oyster shell style buttons, both pieces offer comfort, support and simplicity. Also available in a High Waisted Brief, Thong and Camisole.

Tease Bra and Tanga by Shell Belle Couture

The Tease Bra and Tanga by Shell Belle Couture are made from the most elegant champagne coloured washed silk.  Creating a very sophisticated look the bra cups are layered with a matching French Leavers Lace and feature a bondage style silk strap across the top of the bust. The tanga is appliquéd with one flower of the Leavers lace and features the same strapping around the back to create a delicate g-string.

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Fifty Shades of Fox and Rose

Fifty Shades of Fox and Rose

If you’ve been on another planet for the last few weeks then you would’ve missed all the hype surrounding the worldwide phenomenon of the new Fifty Shades of Grey film. Originally penned as a series of three books, this extraordinary erotic tale of a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young wealthy entrepreneur, Christian Grey, has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. When the news broke that it was going to be turned into a Hollywood film the fans went into a frenzy adding their own suggestions on social and fan sites as to who should play the mysterious Mr Grey.

What with us being huge lingerie fans here at Fox and Rose, we had hoped to see some truly amazing pieces of unmentionables during some of the more steamy scenes but the number of lingerie appearances are surprisingly minimal. However, we did get very excited when we heard that Stella McCartney, who is friends with 50 Shades’ director Sam Taylor-Johnson, had provided some of the lingerie for the film and during the infamous red room scene we briefly see Ana wearing the Clara Whispering brief in blue. This colourway, as you can imagine, is completely sold out across the world but if you’re still wanting to purchase a pair to wear for your own Mr Grey why not go for the electrically charged amethyst version available on foxandrose.com?

Clara Whispering Bikini Brief by Stella McCartney

These ultra smooth bikini briefs are made in the most luxurious amethyst silk as soft and as enticing as that grey silk tie. Edged in delicate matching Leavers lace this brief will leave you begging for more (which you can get in the shape of the Clara Whispering Balconnet Bra!).

Clara Whispering Chemise by Stella McCartney

And why not team it with the truly sensual Clara Whispering Chemise from Stella McCartney with its titillating open back that falls just to the top of your hips in a V drawing the eye downwards. It’s made in the same matching amethyst silk and Leavers lace.

The Lighter Shades

Fifty Shades of Grey Knickers

Ana’s main choice of underwear, particularly before her relationship with Christian takes a more kinkier turn, is a very simple white cotton bra and knickers set with a small amount of lace detailing. This, obviously, is to represent her more innocent self that will eventually become something quite different thanks to Mr Grey. Just like our seductive, mischievous, bold Fox and elegant, understated Rose, we believe every woman has two different shades to her!

L'Amour Bra and Brief by Rosy

As we are a luxury lingerie company one thing we don’t often stock is cotton and tend to veer more towards the sumptuous silk and satin but we do love our lace and you can always find a beautifully innocent white set like the L’Amour Bra and Brief by Rosy amongst our collections.

Porcelain Room Service Kimono

And for a little piece of seductive, yet thoroughly virtuous cover up why not throw on the Porcelain Room Service Kimono by Shell Belle Couture? This truly beautiful loungewear is created in a stunning French Leavers lace appliquéd onto the most luxurious silk crepe de chine. Will you serve or be-served in this statement piece? Only you can decide.

The Darker Shades

Fifty Shades of Grey Mask

As the story progresses we are let into Mr Grey’s secret world of adventurous play and lascivious pleasures. Ana’s darker side is slowly brought out and we get to see all those fabulous toys and accessories he has painstakingly organised and explored. Our very own Fox can’t help but want to explore them too!

Black Eye Mask with Black Tassels by Playful Promises

Part of Playful Promises new Mischievous Mind collection, the Black Eye Mask with Black Tassels would be just perfect for play time with your partner as well as getting some shut eye afterwards! Presented in an equally mischievous box, this silk eye mask would make a fabulously suggestive gift.

Gwendolene Teal Quarter Cup Bra by Playful Promises

And for the ultimate combination of sensual elegance the Gwendolene Teal Quarter Cup Bra and Ouvert Brief by Playful Promises are just what the master ordered. Both styled in enticing teal satin and black eyelash lace, the quarter cup bra is both revealing and surprisingly supportive whereas the ouvert brief features a cheeky peek-a-boo opening at the front for when you’re feeling naughty!

Frida Nipple Tassels - Black with Green Stones by Playful Promises

Playful Promises have also released a fantastic range of the Burlesque dancers favourite accessory, the nipple pastie. The Frida Nipple Tassels – Black with Green Stones are just the thing for enticing your partner in a fun, yet very sexy way. Go on, can you twirl them around in different directions? We bet you can.

So, have you seen Fifty Shades of Grey yet? Which shade are you?

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SS15 Trend: Seventies Revival

Seventies Trend SS15

One of the biggest trends to hit the catwalks for Spring / Summer 2015 was the oh-so-retro Seventies Revival. With stand out looks from Gucci, Saint Laurent and Tommy Hilfiger of flower power, denim flares and tie-dye bohemian maxi dresses, the decade that style forgot has truly made a come back.

Seventies Trend SS15

The 1970s was a time of chaos and revolution and whilst day to day life was a struggle, with a recession hitting most industrialised countries, the nights were full of glamour with dancing your troubles away in nighclubs and discos. This sort of culture was perfect for breeding creativity and that’s why so many experimental fashion trends occurred during this time. Therefore, when the designers of today took their inspiration from a decade of such vibrancy the result is so incredibly varied, yet, we can all recognise those tell-tale elements.

And in true Fox and Rose style we have a great selection of lingerie that will help you get all nostalgic about those creative days of the grooviest decade in history. We just know you’ll so be far out in your Seventies inspired pieces that you’ll want to throw on a low-cut lurex dress and boogie the night away.

Seventies Revival: Fringing

Vegas V Bra by Damaris

One trend that appeared in many catwalk shows this season was fringing which, in the 70s, came from a Native American influence. Stars like Cher, who is part Cherokee, helped to make this style the height of fashion.

The Damaris Vegas V-Bra is gorgeously naughty and perfect for a decade of free love. With its sheer silk tulle, plunging V neckline and eye-catching fringing it is the perfect mixture of glamour and sex-appeal. Team with the Vegas Suspender for a shimmering seductive set.

Seventies Revival: Flower Power

Laura Pottering Bustier by Stella McCartney

Flower power was a slogan used by the hippies of the late 60s and early 70s. Born out of opposition to the Vietnam War, the flower children, who embraced this symbol by wearing flowers in their hair and embroidering them on their clothes, used peaceful and non-violent protests to get their point across.

Stella McCartney’s Laura Pottering Bustier and Brief encapsulates the flower power style with a serene daisy and poppy design printed on a vibrant blue silk . With its padded, silk lined cups and its longline shape this bustier helps to give you a full and voluptuous bust shape.

Seventies Revival: Lace

Tease Bra by Shell Belle Couture

Lace, crochet and macrame were all part of the hippie culture. A big part of their ethos was to oppose mass production and so chose to create their own clothing. Learning the skills of their ancestors and putting their own unique spin on it allowed them to come up with their own lace work styles.

Shell Belle Couture is known for its intricate vintage style lace fabrics and the Tease Bra and Suspender Brief both use one of the most beautiful laces to appear in lingerie. The briefs are made entirely of pink or black lace, whilst the bra is trimmed with sumptuous silk, and both feature delicate strapping.

Seventies Revival: The Twenties

Brigitte Fan Lace Corsolette by Playful Promises

Two big films of the 1970s were The Great Gatsby, starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, and Bonnie & Clyde, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, both set during the Art Deco years. These lead to a surge in 1920s inspired fashions and detailing.

The Brigitte Fan Lace Corsolette by Playful Promises features Art Deco style detailing that has a real retro flavour about it and could’ve easily been produced during the seventies. Team it with the Brigitte Fan Lace Brief or Thong for a true retro glamour look.

Seventies Revival: Earthy Colours

Minnie Sipping Lingerie by Stella McCartney

At a time when the industrial world was in turmoil many looked to Mother Nature for guidance and so a trend of earthy colours arose during this decade. Deep hues of burgundy, brown and green were teamed with brighter shades of orange and yellow.

The Minnie Sipping collection by Stella McCartney is produced in 2015’s hottest colour Marsala which is a beautiful earthy red tone that lends itself well to this trend. Available in a Plunge Bra, Suspender Belt, Bikini Brief and Thong.

Seventies Revival: Bohemian

Clementine Long Kimono by Shell Belle Couture

Floaty fabrics, maxi dresses and kaftans all represent the spiritual Bohemian style that evolved from the hippies of the late 60s. Taking inspiration from the eco warriors and peaceful protestors, Bohemians loved to wear flowers in their hair and long, loose-fitting diaphanous clothing.

The Clementine Long Kimono by Shell Belle Couture optimises the look of the Bohemian. With its several metres of flowing luxurious fine silk that hang lightly from your body, you can just imagine dancing through fields of daisies embracing nature around you.

Seventies Revival: Clashing Colours

Persephone Lace ‘V’ Bra by DamarisThe Seventies was a decade that loved bright clashing colours and often used these in tie-dying and psychedelic prints. Orange, pink and yellow or purple, green and red appeared within many drug-inspired swirling designs.

The Persephone Lace ‘V’ Bra by Damaris is a great example of two clashing colours that you wouldn’t normally put together. Its electric shades of purple lace and pink silk create a truly dynamic combination. Team with the Persephone Peep Bottom Knicker for an amazingly vivid and enticing set.

So will you be embracing the Seventies look? Which trend is your favourite?

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Choosing The Perfect Suspender Belt

Choosing the Perfect Suspender Belt

Stockings and suspenders. There’s no denying just how sexy they are and, with Valentine’s around the corner, now is the just the right time time to invest in the perfect suspender belt. If you’ve never bought one for yourself or a partner then there are a few things to consider before splashing out and with our helpful guide we know you’ll find the perfect one at Fox and Rose.

THE FIT

Choosing a suspender belt that sits on your waist, rather than your hips will mean that it won’t constantly be slipping down. When it sits on the waist your hips keep it in place which will stop you from having to readjust everything all day long.

If a suspender belt is advertised as sitting on your hips go down a size and adjust the straps accordingly to make sure it fits around your waist comfortably like the Mimi Holliday Blossom Noir Lace Suspender Belt in black and dusky pink.

Blossom Noir Lace Suspender by Mimi Holliday

Pandora Tassel Suspender by Damaris

THE STRAPS

Narrow suspender belts, like the Damaris Pandora Tassel Suspender Belt, have a greater distance between the main fabric and the suspender clips. This means the straps have to be quite long.

With a longer strap you get more movement when you walk which means that your stockings will fall down more often, so this type of suspender is better for the bedroom.

Deeper suspender belts, like the Charming Flowers Suspender Belt by Studio La Perla, have a smaller distance and, therefore, shorter straps and less movement.


THE CLIPS

There are two types of suspender clips, metal and plastic. Plastic ones can be found on cheaper high street suspender belts, whereas metal ones are always used on luxury lingerie like the Minnie Sipping Suspender Belt by Stella McCartney.

Metal clips will fasten on to the stocking much firmer than plastic ones and therefore will stay in place all day.

Metal clips are not always silver or gold coloured, sometimes they are coated with a colour finish to match the straps. The rule is if it bends then it’s plastic!

Minnie Sipping Suspender Belt by Stella McCartney

Van Doren Ivory Boned Suspender Belt by Kiss Me Deadly

THE ADJUSTERS

The adjusters sit on the suspender strap and adjust the length of the strap so that everyone can find a comfortable fit, no matter what height they are.

Traditional suspender belts, like the Kiss Me Deadly Van Doren Ivory Boned Suspender Belt, tend to have metal clasps that have a serrated edge that grips the strap.

Whereas more modern suspender belts have sliders, which are exactly the same as the sliders you find on your bra straps. The cheaper plastic ones do tend to move more, so always look for metal sliders.


THE FABRIC

First and foremost, always choose a fabric that is comfortable. There’s nothing worse than something irritating your skin all day.

Then check to see if it has a little bit of stretch in it. This will add to the comfort factor, especially as our bodies can fluctuate daily as well as monthly.

However, the fabric should always be of good quality, like the nude mesh, black lace and silk satin of the Chocolate Chip Suspender Belt by Mimi Holliday, to make sure it stays in shape and lasts longer.

Chocolate Chip Suspender Belt by Mimi Holliday

Mia Kimono Suspender Brief by Playful Promises

THE ALTERNATIVES

There are also many alternatives to the suspender belt that will hold your stockings in place, like the Mia Kimono Suspender Brief by Playful Promises.

Suspender briefs give you the freedom of only wearing one garment but make sure you choose one with good quality straps, clips and adjusters, otherwise you may end up with your knickers slipping down!

Other alternatives are the corsolette, girdles, cinchers (sometimes known as waspies), basques and corsets.

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Be My Valentine!

Be My Valentine!

February the 14th, Valentine’s Day, a day that is considered all around the world as the most romantic day of the year. Ever since the 18th Century lovers have expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards but why not make this Valentine’s one to remember with a gift of beautifully alluring lingerie to get the heart racing?

And if you’re are a gentleman who dreads buying lingerie at this time of year, then never fear we have our Gentleman’s Guide to Lingerie Gift Buying to hand to help you pick the perfect present.

Sexy

Valentine’s is a great excuse to try something different and if your lover is someone who can’t help but seduce you with their lingerie then try something ultra sexy in sheer lace, enticing satin and teasing detailing.

Playful Promises Jackie Collection Aphrodite Lace Corset Knicker by Damaris
 Embrace your inner feline with the Playful Promises Jackie bra, brief and classic suspender belt in a wild and feisty leopard print and sheer black mesh with matching black satin detailing. Try the daring Damaris Aphrodite corset knickers in a bubblegum pink lace and orange criss cross tie design across the derriere and team them with the Aphrodite ‘V’ bra for a bright and truly seductive look.
Chocolate Chip Star Knicker by Mimi Holliday Bisou Azure Ruched Suspender by Mimi Holliday
 The revealing Mimi Holliday Chocolate Chip star knickers will leave little to the imagination, yet are comfortable enough to wear everyday. Team with matching suspender belt and either the triangle bra, comfort bra or shoulder bra. Bring out their sensual side with the Mimi Holliday Bisou Bisou comfort bra, ruched suspender belt and knickers.  Styled in a bright azure silk satin and trimmed with black scalloped lace, this is both highly luxurious and temptingly flirtatious.

Luxury

For those who prefer the finer things in life, treat your valentine to pieces made from pure silk, vintage tulle and luxurious Leavers lace. It’s all about creating a look that is both elegant and extravagant.

Seduce Me Gown by Shell Belle Couture Clara Whispering Balconnet Bra by Stella McCartney
Allow her to ooze elegance and opulence in the Shell Belle Coutrue Seduce Me Gown. Designed in vintage spot tulle and French Leavers lace, it is crafted to give the body a sheer layer of seductive luxury. For a classic, yet sumptuous lingerie set why not opt for the Clara Whispering balconnet bra and bikini brief by Stella McCartney? Crafted in a bright amethyst silk and trimmed with Leavers lace.
pleasing-soire-shorts Stephanie Silk Soft Bra by Ayten Gasson
Let her be seductive in the Shell Belle Couture Soire Shorty in pink silk crepe de chine and appliquéd at the front with French leavers lace. Team it with the matching Pleasing Bra and Room Service Kimono for an exquisitely timeless look. The gorgeous non wired, soft cup Stephanie bra and knickers by Ayten Gasson are made from the finest rose silk combined with gorgeous English lace to produce a delicate and sensuous lingerie set perfect for any boudoir.

Romantic

For those with a romantic side go for delicate and pretty detailing that is both feminine and coquettish. Softly coloured silks and satins in ivory, pinks, blues and purples should be teamed with floral lace and subtle finishes.

Oyster Whippy Babydoll by Mimi Holliday Bisou Bisou L’Amour High Waisted Knicker by Mimi Holliday
The Oyster Whippy Babydoll by Mimi Holliday in ice pink silk satin is beautifully trimmed with silver lace to create a seductive, yet angelic look. Team with the Oyster Whippy Frilly Boy Short for a truly irresistible set. The Bisou Bisou L’Amour high waisted knicker and padded bra are created in coral coloured silk satin and peach scalloped lace detailing. The bra creates incredible lift and shape whilst the knickers create a full, yet at times revealing covering.
Scarlett Weaving Bodysuit by Stella McCartney Clementine Tanga Brief by Shell Belle Couture
 Created in luxurious violet Japanese Leavers lace, which features an oversized rose design, the Scarlett Weaving Bodysuit by Stella McCartney truly is a unique and intriguing piece of lingerie. The Shell Belle Couture Clementine Bra and Tanga Brief create a beautifully feminine coquettish look with their cream silk and French Leavers lace. Both attract the eye with their teasing open backs.
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New Lingerie Designers at Fox and Rose

New Designers at Fox and Rose

We’re always excited to introduce you to new designers who come on board at Fox and Rose and this time we’ve not just got one for you to enjoy, but two. We would like to welcome to Fox and Rose, Ayten Gasson and Les Jupons De Tess.

Ayten Gasson

Independent lingerie brand, Ayten Gasson, are based in the UK and are renowned for their ethical sourcing of fabrics and trimmings, as well as their traditional manufacturing techniques. Designer Ayten Roberts, who comes from a long line of seamstresses, launched her label with the help of the Prince’s Trust and uses peace silk, recycled vintage fabrics and lace trims from the old lace mills in Nottingham. Her designs are truly luxurious, with a nod to times gone by, and each piece has a real handcrafted feel about it.

Stephanie Silk Slip by Ayten Gasson

The Stephanie Silk Slip is a stunning piece of nightwear created with a circle skirt body section that drapes perfectly over your curves. Designed in the finest rose pink silk, and black English made lace for the triangle cups, it fastens loosely at the back with two black ribbon ties.

Stephanie Silk Knickers by Ayten Gasson

The matching Stephanie Silk Soft Bra is more supportive than it looks, even without any wiring. Designed in the same rose pink silk, it features soft cups of black English made lace which can stretch to accommodate a slightly larger bust. The Stephanie Silk Knickers are a classic style brief which feature an appliqué of black lace on the back and the same oversize ribbon which appear on all of the Stephanie pieces at the front.

Ann Long Silk Nighty by Ayten Gasson

For the ultimate indulgence in luxurious nightwear this beautiful Ann Long Silk Nighty makes the perfect gift for any age range. The fine navy silk is trimmed with hand dyed vintage Nottingham lace to create a unique and special garment. It is finished at the back with black ribbon ties and the adjustable straps have delicate gold detailing to them. This can be worn with the matching Ann Knickers to complete the look.

Julia Silk Babydoll by Ayten Gasson

Based on the Stephanie Slip, the Julia Silk Babydoll features the same style circle skirt body section which then falls to the hip and is left open at the front. This creates a seductive front fastening that ties just underneath the bust with a single ribbon tie. Made from the finest black silk and English made lace, it is worn here with the Ayten Gasson classic Julia Silk Ruffle Knickers.

Julia Open Back Knicker by Ayten Gasson

These sexy Julia Open Back Knicker are a more risqué version of the Ayten Gasson classic brief. Designed in opaque black silk at the front, the back reveals a little more with its matching black English lace panels and open section to tantalisingly reveal your ‘bum cleavage’! This can be matched with the Julia Silk Babydoll, as well as any of the Stephanie range pieces.

Les Jupons De Tess

Parisian based label Les Jupons de Tess has become a symbol of luxury lingerie in France. Combining inspiration from boudoirs of the 18th century to the cabarets of the 1920s, it is both seductive and romantic. Using materials such as Chantilly Leavers lace and draped silk tulle, each piece has a twist of modernity as well as sensual softness that creates something truly unique. Designer Caroline Tannous, the granddaughter of Lebanese painter Georges Guv, is very much influenced by her artisan upbringing and invokes the feeling of bohemian frivolity into all her designs.

Privee Chemise by Les Jupons de Tess

Made entirely from fine mesh, the Privee Chemise is both sexy and feminine. It features wide panels of black down both the centre front and back and is complimented with dusky pink rouching on either side. The pink cups feature a black Chantilly lace trim which follows the contours of their triangular shape and the same trim also finishes the seams between the body panels.

Privee High Waisted Brief by Les Jupons de Tess

The sheer Privee Underwired Bra features cups of black and pink panelled mesh and are trimmed across the bust with a delicate matching ruffle. The underband is made from two layers of pink on top of black, created for extra support as well an unusual colour feature at the front. The matching Privee High Waisted Brief is styled exactly the same as the Privee Chemise with panels of black mesh at the front and back and ruched pink mesh to the sides. The joining seams are trimmed with black Chantilly lace and feature plastic boning to help mould the garment to your figure.

Privee Thong by Les Jupons de Tess

The Privee Thong can be matched with both the Privee Underwired Bra and Privee Chemise. It features small triangles of pink mesh overlaid with a layer of black at the front and back which are held in place with a band of dusky pink ruffles that sit around the hips.

Les Extravagantes Chemise by Les Jupons de Tess

Looking like it has survived from the Parisian nightclubs of the 1920s, the Les Extravagantes Chemise is an exquisite example of fine French lingerie at its best. Styled in horizontal panels of luxurious fine pink chiffon, wide French pink lace and black silk, it creates an effortless shape that can be worn full length or pulled up onto the hips to create a blouson style top section. It is finished with fine black velvet adjustable shoulder straps.

Pink and Black Les Extravagantes Open Back Briefs by Les Jupons de Tess

Cut similarly to the Ayten Gasson open back knicker, the Pink and Black Les Extravagantes Open Back Briefs add a little bit of risqué to the collection. Featuring an opaque black silk front, the back is made in wide panels of French pink lace that create a triangular opening across the top of the derriere which is held together with a wide black elastic waistband. They’re styled with a string of diamanté and pearl decoration to the centre front to give a truly luxurious finish and are also available completely in black.

So, what do think of our new designers? Which is your favourite piece?

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