Lingerie: Mark of A Woman
If a man is known by the shoe he wears, a lady is distinguished by the lingerie she picks. A lingerie, after all, is not just an essential piece of clothing but also a fashion and lifestyle bearer. A good lingerie not just makes you feel comfortable from within but is a great confidence booster too.
If you are a newly-wed or a bride to be, then lingerie is an essential part of your Bridal Trousseau.
Lingerie and Bridal Trousseau
Lingerie is an essential part of your bridal trousseau. I have seen many brides running pillar to post while shopping for lingerie and often picking up stuff that they may not actually use. I have quite some adventures lying in my trousseau closet [quite figuratively] and every time I look at them, they remind me of my dead investment.
As women, we often neglect the importance of having a good lingerie and unfortunately, it is given third preference over our clothes, shoes etc. Time is changing and a lot of women are waking up to the need of having a good lingerie. The only issue is not knowing what to buy and from where. No, I am not getting into those prickly stores with male shopkeepers and the dingy dressing rooms. You can brave all that as long you know what you want to buy and how to buy without burning a hole in your pocket. Lingerie shopping has off late become quite an expensive task with zillions of brands available in a store, vying for your attention and repelling it at the same time with the expensive price tags.
Recently, I went Bridal lingerie shopping with a friend who is getting married this December. We walked into this fancy looking store in the Mall and came outside within 30 minutes after breaking our heads and hands trying some great looking lingeries at the trial room.
Reason? The lingeries looked cool from exteriors but were a discomfort to wear. We felt like mannequins from SAKS 5th avenue that looked good only in the showcase. Besides, the price tags of Rs 4000 per piece made us feel illiterate and like a fool. Come on, that is little too much for a piece of a brassiere in name of bridal lingerie. We indeed need something that is classy, elegant and yet not pretentiously priced.
I was suddenly reminded of Zivame as I have tried their shapewear bottom a few days back and quite liked it. We immediately checked their website on our smartphone and happy to discovered their newly launched Bridal collection.
Zivame Bridal Collection
Zivame, a well-known name in female lingerie label, has recently launched an attractive new collection- "The Bridal Collection".
The collection has some attractive range of lingerie including brassiere, panties and camisoles. The range looked attractive, colourful and economical as well. We picked quite some pieces for my soon to be bride friend, who was apparently happy with the size, the fit, the texture and overall look.
Being an avid shopper, I could not resist the temptation either and picked two for self. My excuse was- she is getting married, so why should I wear an old lingerie on her wedding ;)
Here is what I picked for self-
When it comes to lingerie, my favourite colour has always been white and black. I have picked -
1) Zivame Satin Brides Padded Moderate Pushup Low Back Bra- Pearl White : It is a plush bridal level-2 push-up bra, which visibly adds a cup size, making you look fuller under your bridal outfits. It's made of rich satin fabric with smooth padded, seamless & underwired cups with partial lace overlay complementing the mesh wings. Plus, it's very low-back design stays hidden under your deep back necklines.
Price: Rs 1395
I totally loved the look and the feel of it. It looks classy, elegant yet Haute [read sexy] at the same time. I actually do not like padded ones but this designed won me over.
2) Zivame Satin Brides Balconette Neckline Bra- Pearl White (A-E)
This extremely delicate, plush bridal bra has a mesh-lined lace underwired cups. It is set in a rich satin frame complementing the mesh wings. Plus, the 2-sectioned cups with balconette neckline stay hidden even under low necklines.
This is a luxurious lace woven with lurex threads. The non-padded design offers breathable comfort. The only drawback is the sheer, look through fabric.
Price: Rs 1295.
My friend liked the pieces so much that she twinned them in her order as well. Guess, the bride and the bridesmaid going to wear the same balconette on her wedding ;)
Haute Kutir Verdict: When it come so lingerie shopping, I am quite reserved and highly selective. I always handpick my lingerie with utmost deliberation and high expectations. I understand bridal lingerie is slightly bolder than regular ones and yet prefer classy over kitschy. These lingeries do have an Etsy feel to them and are quite comfortable for regular wear as well.
I so much loved their online collection and think that it is an easier way to shop lingeries. They have 15 days return guarantee too.
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and gift your Bridal Trousseau a lingerie makeover with Zivame Bridal Collection.
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You can check out the collection here or something with the below link....
Do not forget to check my "Top 5 Essentials of a Bridal Trousseau" Video on my @Youtube channel!