Tips for Improving Your Everyday Wardrobe

When you want to build a refined and high-quality wardrobe, your lingerie should be so much more than an afterthought. Your lingerie choices can make or break an outfit and the right pieces can do completely transform your outfit from the inside by giving you a confidence boost.

If your current wardrobe could do with a little love and attention, then your lingerie collection is the easiest to transform and will have a great impact on the rest of your wardrobe.

The T-Shirt Bra

The first thing you should look at is your main everyday pieces. Once you identify what kind of outfits you wear regularly, the next step is to take a closer look at the lingerie that you frequently wear as well.

When it comes to everyday lingerie, you should aim to stock your lingerie drawer with good quality pieces that fit properly and compliment your day-to-day style. A beautiful and high-quality bra will not only change the way that your clothes look but also how you feel.

The Else Pointelle Triangle Soft Bra is the perfect addition to your lingerie collection and is a layering dream when it comes to everyday clothing items. The layered panels give great coverage around the cup, whilst the sheer mesh offers a seductive peek underneath a plain t-shirt. This is the perfect bra to wear with your favourite t-shirt or a v-neck jumper.

Workwear

It can be hard to feel confident and sexy in your everyday workwear. When sorting through the clothing that you wear for work, take a look at the lingerie you are likely to wear on a typical workday. Most likely, you will choose older pieces that are comfortable to wear and aren’t too revealing.

Whilst you may look professional, you might not feel it, or worse, your lingerie may not compliment your clothing. Wearing something underneath your clothes that you love and feel good in will shine through in your persona.

The Colette Full Lace Thong from I.D. Sarrieri is made from exquisite Chantilly lace and is the perfect item to wear underneath your workwear. This delicate thong features beautiful scalloped edges along the side, which also lead to a full lace panel at the back. You’ll feel sensual and feminine in this piece thanks to the small details in the lace and design.

Double-Duty Pieces

To keep your lingerie drawer as versatile as possible, you should aim to find pieces that you can wear to serve more than one function. The Chité Bossy Petrol Bra is ideal for everyday wear and for more formal occasions.

The black embroidered tulle and intricate petrol design are not only sensual but captivating at the same time. The plunging shape is great for accentuating your natural body features and works well with a work blouse or backless evening dresses. This iconic piece, complete with macramé lace, is a welcome addition to every lingerie drawers.

Once you have reorganised your wardrobe, take a moment to admire your pieces. Your lingerie collection should always be a reflection of your true self to make you feel beautiful and confident. If, after your sort out, you want to add in a few items that are more your style, be sure to check out our range of luxury lingerie – you’re sure to find the perfect piece for your wardrobe.

4 Lingerie Facts You Didn’t Know

Throughout history, the role of underwear has been varied. Fashion has evolved starkly over the 2,000 or so years we have been wearing clothes, so it’s safe to say there are some hidden secrets within that history. Especially when it comes lingerie. So, with that in mind, here are some lingerie facts that may shock you!

1 – Open Secrets

Once upon a time, the crotchless panty was not a point of sexiness. No, in actual fact, it was a simple part of everyday life. Men’s underwear had crotches as standard, while a woman found a standard gap there instead. Even Queen Victoria, who’s underwear went on sale at an auction not too long ago, was subject to a crotchless pair of bloomers.

Prior to the 1800s, in fact, the standard was no underwear altogether in most cases. Fairly scandalous, considering our proper and prim opinions of those in that era!

In fact, knickers which joined up in the middle only came to the market in the 1850s or so. Though they enjoyed no popularity, having been seen as unpractical and unhealthy in some cases. It was only during the turn of the 19th century when a more fashionable design was applied to many of these pieces, that they began to genuinely rise in popularity. Strange, considering support for the breasts was something even the Ancient Greeks enjoyed. Shame that the panty crotch took so long to follow!

Want to adopt the same style of as Queen Victoria? Then try out a pair of ouvert briefs from Bordelle, guaranteed to bring a breath of fresh air into your life.

2 – French Fancies

There a number of interesting facts surrounding the French and their relationship with lingerie. Largely, in part, due to the fact that they are so connected with the creation of lingerie in the first place. For example, lingerie can be used in regards to both men and women. Men’s lingerie doesn’t quite roll off the tongue in English, but it’s a common turn of phrase in France. And another little-known fact is that a French woman was the creator of the bra. We can thank Herminie Cadole for creating this level of support in 1889.

To get the look, try this influente bra from French-brand Chantal Thomass:

3 – The Birth of the Sports Bra

Debuted in 1975, the first sports bra was called the ‘Free Swing Tennis Bra’ and was made by a company called Glamorise Foundations. It was followed later by something called the ‘jockbra’ in 1977, which was invented by Lisa Lindahl. This, in turn, was renamed a ‘jogbra’ at some point and became much more widely used, until it was purchased in 1990 by the Playtex company. This saw the evolution of the sports bra in earnest.

The science of how breasts moved during exercise saw the creation of a sturdier, better, sports bra and this was then brought to market. It was showcased on the Oprah Winfrey show, which saw a surge in orders and began the reign of popularity for the sports bra as we know it today.

4 – Corsets Almost Caused Extinction

Corsets in their first form were often made from whalebone. The popularity of the corset rose throughout the 1800s, it’s why we have such a vivid image of this time with the straight-backed women in their tight corsets. However, what may have been good for fashion wasn’t necessarily good for the environment.

In fact, the popularity of corsets and the hoop skirt meant that some whales became seriously at risk of extinction. Particularly the baleen whale, whose rib cage was particularly adept for this use. Thankfully, the invention of new elastic materials at the beginning of the twentieth century made whale-bone corsets obsolete. Meaning the whale populations have been able to slowly recover following this craze.

Get the corset look – with no harm to whales – from our very own Dolci Follie collection. The heiress gold long line is an exquisite piece and worth its weight in gold.

On the whole, lingerie has a long and fascinating history. So, why not carve a little bit out for yourself? Browse the Dolci Follie luxury lingerie collection today and discover a little bit of lingerie history for yourself.

 

Lingerie For A Romantic Valentine’s Day

The day is fast approaching, that most romantic time of year: Valentine’s Day! The red love hearts are filling shop windows, chocolate is fully on display (tempting you to break your New Year resolutions), and teddy bears are crying out to be bought. For some, that also means it’s time to consider the type of lingerie that will come after a romantic candlelit dinner or day of fun.

For all of your romantic Valentine’s needs, look no further than our fabulous range here at Dolci Follie.

Go All Red

Valentine’s Day is a holiday associated with hearts, sweets and, above all else, the colour red. So why not celebrate the hallmark colour of the day with your very own red run of beautiful lingerie. In the picture above you can see that a fully red look isn’t necessarily as overwhelming as you might first expect. It can actually be very flattering, even if you have a skin tone that you might not necessarily expect to match all that well.

For the full look above, check out the new lines from Fleur of England now available at Dolci Follie. Including the Wallflower line with pieces as the embroidered boudoir bra, the embroidered ouvert briefs, suspender belt and even a harness.

Tie Up in a Corset

Sometimes the best looks come from going outside of your comfort zone. Which sometimes means choosing something which you wouldn’t consider very ‘you’, in this case something as beautiful as a corset. On the whole, the corset is a pretty versatile style, as you can mix it up with hold ups, stockings and even a fabulous kimono. Whatever makes you happiest when it comes to your style. The fact is that luxury lingerie doesn’t mean you have to bare all – so, don’t be afraid to go with something a little more conservative.

The above corset dress from Belle et Bonbon is a stunning example for the perfect romantic night in. Beautiful, seductive and elegant above all else.

Nightwear

If you don’t want to go too revealing with your lingerie choices, then some tasteful nightwear might be the better option for your romantic Valentine plans. A quiet night in with the one you love is a great option, especially if the idea of vying for a table at an overrun restaurant seems like a terrible idea. Spending an evening with your love, draped in the most luxurious of nightwear, then, is a preferable option.

The type of nightwear you choose is completely down to your style, but there is plenty on offer here at Dolci Follie. Even the beautiful sleepshirt from Asceno can be sexy, given the chance, so don’t be afraid to try it out!

 

On the whole, Valentine’s Day can be a beautiful occasion; only made better by the right kind of luxury lingerie. So, browse our whole collection today and find the perfect accompaniment for a night of romance!

 

Choosing the Perfect Lingerie for Your Bodyshape

Small, large, petite, broad and just downright curvy. No woman is exactly the same and so choosing lingerie to suit your unique bodyshape is somewhat of a fine art. But, does it really have to be? Lingerie is designed to make you feel good about yourself, attractive and ultimately sensual.

So, here are some great lingerie styles that can cater to your bodyshape; whatever it might be.

The Suspender Belt Look

Have you been meaning to try something new lately? For many women, the suspender belt looks far-fetched and little bit too complicated to attempt. But, in actual fact, it is fairly simple and can provide you with the ultimate luxurious look. Usually paired with a number of other garments in this blog – such as the corset and bustier – it feels and looks great.

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A fabulous example of this is the Amaya Rose Strap Suspender from Bordelle. Feminine, luxurious and embroidered with Swiss Tulle is paired with the brands signature silk elastic strapping. This has been redeveloped for both strength and practicality, with great adjustability for any bodyshape.

A Classic Corset

The corset is a classic. For a number of reasons it’s great for any bodyshape, not least of all because it can help to reduce your waist size and camouflage the unwanted bulge. Ties and lace can also help to enhance the natural hourglass figure.

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A good way to try the styling of the corset is through the Dolci Follie Isetan Long Line Top. This silky satin piece features the flattering sweetheart neckline, with ruched black straps and jewelled details on the fastening clasps. It can be worn both strapless or as a halter top for that little bit of added support.

A Bustier Garment

Similar to the lingerie design, the focus of the bustier is to uplift and enhance the bust area. It adds curviness with firmness to the breasts, working in a similar way to the push-up bra. This type of lingerie is perfect for accentuating any bodyshape.

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If you love the idea of a bustier and it’s potential benefit to your overall look, then this Chite Sassy Bustier Bra. The gold velvet and plisse fabric are both precious and elegant, adding a sophisticated touch to the benefit of the padded bra cups. The beauty of this bustier means that it is perfect both underneath your clothes or as a festive outfit for a night out in itself. The tie behind the neck means that it fits the bodyshape of any woman.

Not seeing something that piques your interest? The full range of Dolci Follie lingerie has everything you could possibly want and more, shop now.

3 Style Ideas for the End of Summer

The transition of the seasons is a beautiful time of year, especially when summer slowly spirals into Autumn. Sunshine loses a little bit of warmth, the trees fade to a burnt orange and your wardrobe slowly starts to find more layers. As a result, we find ourselves wearing the cosy embrace of jumpers and putting the bikinis away to be worn next summer. But, that does not mean we need to forego all luxury whatsoever.

With that in mind, what new shape can your lingerie drawer take to help keep your end of summer blues at bay? Here are a few ideas:

1 – A Warm Embrace

One thing to keep in mind when it comes to the end of summer is the loss of heat. The days of double-figure temperatures will be long gone, with a chill taking hold in the air instead. For that reason, adding a little bit of layering to your wardrobe is a much-needed wardrobe change. But, forget simply adding a spare jumper over everything; turn to lingerie instead.

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This Chité Macy Bodysuit is the perfect little addition to any autumnal wardrobe. Designed alongside American influencer Macy Mariano, this is a lurex jersey in the front to make the appearance of something quite standard. But, the back reveals a gorgeous black and gold embroidered tulle which will sweep people away once revealed. Simple sophistication that makes a show-stopping piece for your end of summer wardrobe.

2 – The Perfect Sleepwear

Casual wear and loungewear is a style which, once confined to the home alone, has begun to pop up on every street in major cities across the world. It means that people are able to take the comfort of home out and about with them. However, sometimes when it comes to our sleepwear it should be kept as a little special something for our own comfort.

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For that reason, there is nothing more luxurious or comfortable to wear than this Sophia Short Slip from Gilda & Pearl. Peony silk with a v-neck, spaghetti strap, v-back and a comfortable mid-length. This piece is comfortable and sexy, giving you the perfect outfit to love being in as the longer nights start to warn of the end of summer.

3 – Add a Little Lace

Now we have some good sleepwear and loungewear, it almost goes without saying that we need a delicious robe to go over it. And, after all, what is Autumn but the chance to lounge about lamenting the loss of the sun? To do such lounging, we need the help of a dramatically fabulous robe. Cue this delectable piece from Yes Master.

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This Rose Applique Lace Kimono is absolutely stunning. It’s a statement piece. Something which you will wear with pride and as often as you possibly can. White and cream, the ruffle-hem embroiders this gown for a unique look that you won’t be likely to find anywhere else.

And there you have it, three ideas to help warm up your end of summer nights and give you a grand addition to your lingerie drawer to enter into Autumn with. So, do not lament the end of summer but rejoice in the newness of your wardrobe and all of the new luxuries you can enjoy instead.

To find your perfect end of summer style ideas, view the full Dolci Follie collection and find the perfect little something for you.

Spotlight On: Yes Master

Here at Dolci Follie, we love keeping our eye out for the next big thing in luxury lingerie. And so this week we bring you Yes Master, a brand with nearly a decade of excellence in the luxury lingerie scene under their belt. The brand is focussed upon ultra high-end couture looks, made exquisite by the use of Parisian lace and Solstiss lace in many of their creations.

London based, Yes Master have their finger on the pulse of all things current and use this to explore the intimate world with their unique collection. For a feminine touch with a wild side that references nature this is the collection for you.

So, without further ado, here are a couple of the best reasons to check out this brand today:

Show Stopping Gown

For many, the idea of wearing a gown in the bedroom is pure extravagance. Ignore these naysayers. There is nothing better than a touch of extravagance in your luxury lingerie and so adding a show-stopping gown to your wardrobe should be an easy decision to make.

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So, why not take the leap with this sheer embroidered night dress from Yes Master? This Full-Length Show Stopping Gown is a breathtaking delight, sure to make a splash whenever you choose to wear it. With a beautiful bodice and flowing, sheer, skirt this is a piece which you won’t want to get out of any time soon. It’s a look worth investing in, especially if you are looking for something a little different to add to your boudoir looks.

Strappy Bird Embroidery

For a dress with something new to offer, look no further than the Strappy T-Shirt Bird Embroidery Dress from Yes Master.

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The real standout feature of this dress, without a doubt, is the stunning embroidery. From the intricate flowers to the birds that seem ready to fly off into the sunset, it is truly a dress that is alive thanks to the detail. No expense has been spared and it is obvious through the beautiful craftsmanship. If you want a piece that is one of a kind – truly, there is nothing else quite like it in luxury lingerie – then this is the dress for you.

So, whether your style is sheerer rather than embroidered or vice versa, these dresses are a picture-perfect addition to any lingerie drawer. Of course, you can also shop the full range of Dolci Follie lingerie or our gowns in particular if these two don’t quite tick the right boxes.