Underwear is fast becoming a more than just a necessity. I mean it has taken pride of place in many wardrobes but not everyone takes the care to match everything at all times. Remember the words of your Mother or Grandmother about being hit by buses? well the launch of the new collections from Mimi Holiday and Damaris will perhaps make you want to be hit by the fictitious bus just so you can shed your outer layers to reveal what you have underneath and show off.
The fine lace and interesting shapes make for a beautiful collection in pretty pastels and a few more vibrant colours. As well as the usual polka dots from Mimi and the tied knickers from Damaris there are fresh new prints and types of bows to choose between.
If you think that underwear should stay covered, perhaps some extravagant hosiery could tempt you? Autumn/Winter has already seen the rise of the pattern, from suspenders at Henry Holland to bondage tights at Wolford. These are having a re-birth having been worn by Cheryl Cole and it is reported that the bondage style sold out the day after she wore them on X-Factor. New for Spring/Summer are the laced boot look – with actual laces for a touch of reality. (It can be removed for laundry, no tangles).
This maybe quite adventurous, but then take a look at the ready to wear, swimwear and lingerie from Wolford, there will definitely be something to take your fancy and in turn not requiring a hit and run to show off about it.
Emily Jerman lives in London and is a freelance stylist/writer and contributor to Papierblog. For further details visit : www.emilyjerman.com