After the wedding is over, and you’ve waived goodbye to your nearest and dearest, you and your new husband have one thing left to do before starting your new life together. Yes, it’s now time for the honeymoon!
Originally this was the time where newlyweds spent time alone together for the first time and it helped to establish both the emotional and physical bond between the two. Today, however, it is seen as a time where the couple can take some time off, go somewhere exotic or romantic, and just spend a little time together before resuming their lives as a married couple.
It is also a time when the bride gets a chance to pick some truly indulgent pieces of nightwear and loungewear that can be worn during their time away. This is traditionally known as part of the bridal trousseau where the bride has a entirely new collection of outfits chosen specifically for the wedding, going away and honeymoon days.
The Seduce Me Gown by Shell Belle Couture has had a lot of press recently, having appeared in season two of BBC4’s The Bridge. Tova Magnusson-Norling, who plays Viktoria Nordgren in the Scandinavian crime series, looked stunning in the black version during episode eight. However, for the perfect honeymoon nightgown, the ivory Seduce Me Gown truly is a work of art. With its vintage spot tulle, exquisite Leavers lace and 1930s cut, you just know this will live up to its name.
For effortless glamour, the Shell Wrap Robe by Shell Belle Couture captures the style and romance of the Silver Screen. Made from pink champagne coloured washed silk, it features delicate gathers on both the front and back yokes and has deep folded cuff and hem, giving this mid-thigh length robe a real sense of luxury.
The Dotty L’Amour Silk Satin Slip by Mimi Holliday is a perfect honeymoon accompaniment to the Dotty L’Amour Body. This body skimming slip, trimmed with ice white polka dot lace, can be worn under clothing during the day or as an elegant chemise at night, either way there’s nothing better than the feeling of this delicate dusky pink silk satin slip against your skin.
As an alternative to a nightgown, this Blossom Teddy by Mimi Holliday is the perfect nightwear piece that will definitely help to create the mood. Made entirely in sheer ice white chiffon, it’s delicate ruffle trim and floral lace insert create a vintage feel that is fun, flirty and utterly enticing.
If you chose to wear the Shell Belle Couture Love Me lingerie on your wedding day, you may want to purchase the matching Love Me Camisole for your honeymoon. Team it with the Love Me briefs for a perfect lounging combination on those lazy days spent enjoying the views from the balcony. Styled in vintage spot tulle and French Leavers lace, it features a soft ivory silk layer for modesty, side boing for light support and adjustable ribbon straps.
For the ultimate lounging outfit the Shell Belle Couture Tulle Tee and Flirting Shorts are a must. Designed in a 1930s style, both feature the signature spot tulle and French Leavers lace. The tee is an easy fit, slip on, V-neck and is trimmed at the neck and hem with delicate lace. The shorts have a real vintage feel with low front pleating and scalloped lace underneath the waistband. Both can worn as outerwear and look particularly stunning teamed with swimwear for a truly unique holiday look.
And, of course, you can forget the nightwear piece that is the ultimate indulgence, the eyemask. This Ivory Silk Eyemask by Fred & Ginger is the epitome of luxury travel which is lightly padded and is trimmed in soft Chantilly lace. Wear it either on the plane to show your fellow travellers you really are the embodiment of Hollywood glamour or even use it as a naughty treat to surprise your new husband!