Dolci Follie Summer Catwalk at Bo Concept – Watch Now

Dolci Follie Lingerie & Swimwear Catwalk

For anyone who couldn’t make our fabulous First Wednesdays event with Bo Concept, Gina Conway, Arancina and Bayswater First Wednesdays, there is now a fantastic video from the night on YouTube:


Don’t forget all the bright, bold summer lingerie and swimwear designs are available in the boutique and on our online store now!

Sensational Swimwear for Sun, Sea, Sand and Style…

Summer Swimwear at Dolci Follie

Looking for the perfect swimwear ensemble for your summer getaway? Sit back and relax – Dolci Follie has it covered.

Our Sensational Swimwear Collection offers a wide and wonderful range from an array of top designers from the UK, France, Italy and the USA.

Our in-store swimwear selection features beautiful bandeaus, sizzling string bikinis, retro darling swimsuits and sparkling Swarovskis. We also have a wide selection of larger cup bikinis from A Che, Natori and Paolita, which give comfortable and flattering support up to a G cup.

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One of our favourite pieces from this season is from Bordelle. Their 2013 ‘Bond Age’ swimwear range features the recognisable strap detailing that they are oh-so famous for, but with a softer, summertime edge.

The gold-coloured features give a luxury feel and contrast well with the ivory strap details. The bikini, which comes in champagne, black and poppy red, has flattering moulded cups and multiway straps making it ideal for switching between sunbathing and perhaps a spot of volleyball!

Bordelle Bond Age Black Bikini
Bordelle Bond Age Black Bikini
Bordelle Bond Age Swimsuit
Bordelle Bond Age Swimsuit

Bordelle Bond Age Poppy Bikini
Bordelle Bond Age Poppy Bikini

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If you’re often disappointed with the limited size range for bikini tops, then be sure to visit the Dolci boutique. This year we have expanded our collection of bigger bust bikinis and larger cup swimwear.

Brands such as A Che and Natori both offer styles in a range of sizes up to a G cup. London-based designer Paolita now also offers a larger cup range which, to quote one of our recent customers, offers “the best support I’ve ever had from a bikini”. We’re working on getting all our styles on our website, but do have all of them in the boutique – if you’re not based in London, call us for more information on the larger cup selection.

A Che & Natori swimwear for larger cups
A Che & Natori swimwear for larger cups

A Che & Natori swimwear for larger cups
A Che & Natori swimwear for larger cups


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If you’re looking to dazzle and delight at the beach with Swarovski crystal swimwear then look no further…

Our fabulous range of bikinis from Italian designers Christies are each adorned with sparkling Swarovski crystals which glitter in the sunshine…shine bright!
Choose from coral red, shocking pink, deep purple or royal blue.

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Christies Tatto Blue Bikini
Christies Tatto Purple Bikini
Christies Tatto Purple Bikini
Christies Tatto Pink Bikini
Christies Tatto Pink Bikini

Christies Tatto Coral Bikini
Christies Tatto Coral Bikini


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Don’t forget our stunning range of swimsuits and one-pieces too – from adorably retro to devilishly daring…

A truly striking one-piece for summer sensation is the Luna swimsuit by A Che. The avant-garde cut-out design gives a sexy feel without showing off too much. We’ve got it in black, aqua, purple and coral.
Then there’s the flirty, frilled Masquerade one-piece – a favourite for creating waves! This fun and playful swimsuit gives a very flattering silhouette, enhancing curves showing off the waistline.

Ache Luna Swimsuit
Ache Luna Swimsuit

A Che Pippa Swimsuit
A Che Pippa Swimsuit


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For perfect pin-ups, get a little retro inspiration from Paolita’s Sonnet swimsuits

A flattering and fabulous one-piece that won’t make you self conscious on the beach or by the pool. Vintage belles will fall in love with the heart-stopping scarlet red, while film noir vixens can become a beach-side heartbreaker in jet black…

Paolita One-piece Swimsuits
Paolita One-piece Swimsuits

Flirty, Fun & Fabulous SS13 Swimwear from Paolita

Paolita Swimwear at Dolci Follie

The new collection from Paolita this season is an explosion of beautifully bright colours, fun and flirty neon lace overlays, and simply gorgeous abstract prints. We can’t wait to head to the beach and show it off!

This year, Paolita have increased their range and now offer larger cups sizes. Our particular favourite is the La Jolla bikini top, made with that little bit of extra coverage and wider straps to ensure comfort up to an FF cup.

Paolita La Jolla Malibu Bikini
Paolita La Jolla Malibu Bikini

Or for those wanting a little boost, there’s the underwired and foam-lined bandeau bikini in the same breath-taking print:

Paolita Mimosa Bandeau Bikini
Paolita Mimosa Bandeau Bikini

Then there’s the daring and dramatic cut-out swimsuit in rich, royal blue and contrasting fushia. Dare to be different and stand out from the crowd in this stunning little number!

Paolita Bahia Cut Out Swimsuit
Paolita Bahia Cut Out Swimsuit

The bold and beautiful colours are also available in an oh-so cute bikini too, for those wanting to show a little more skin…

Paolita Mimosa Bikini
Paolita Mimosa Bikini

Falling in love with neon this summer? Then look no further – The Annabel Lee in refreshing turquoise and fluro orange lace overlay is th perfect on-trend bikini to set hearts racing.

Paolita Annabel Lee Neon Orange Bikini
Paolita Annabel Lee Neon Orange Bikini

…and when it’s time to head to the beach bar after a hard day’s sunbathing, the turquoise lace dress is a fabulously versatile cover-up with cute styling and a flattering waist tie.

Paolita Turquoise Lace Dress
Paolita Turquoise Lace Dress

Don’t forget the sunscreen!

All the new collection from Paolita is available in our Boutique on Hereford Road, Notting Hill. To find out more send us an email or phone us on 0207 229 9085.

Dolci Follie Catwalk at Bo Concept

Models at the Dolci Follie swimwear & lingerie Summer Catwalk

Bubbles were flowing and tasty canapes from Arancina were a plenty at Bo Concept as part of the Bayswater Village First Wednesdays.

Guests gathered in the chic and cool Bo Concept store on Westbourne Grove and eagerly awaited the Summer Catwalk from Dolci Follie.

The models were looking fabulous after having their make-up and hair done at the Gina Conway Aveda salon just beforehand – fresh and light make-up prefect for hot summer evenings complimented their tousled, glossy hair.

The catwalk showcased our bold and bright summer collection from Mimi Holliday, Damaris, Made by Niki, Parah Italia, Gilda and Pearl, Nichole de Carle, Beautiful Bottoms, Dirty Pretty Things, Fleur of England and many more designers.

The Bo Concept store was lively and full of people – thank you to all who came and made it a very fun evening!

We’d like to especially thank the other local businesses contributed and made it a truly unforgettable event; Arancina, Gina Conway Aveda Salon and Bo Concept.

Keep an eye out for more First Wednesday events later in the summer!

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Dolci Follie’s New Year Resolutions!

Another new year means another new set of News Year’s Resolutions! This time, the team at Dolci Follie decided we’re not going to pretend to ourselves that we’ll suddenly turn into fitness enthusiasts and be jogging all over the city, or magically develop an aversion to biscuits and chocolate. No, this year, we’re setting ourselves a realistic goal, that is actually enjoyable and can only make us feel better every day! Yes, this year, our New Year’s resolution is to wear beautiful lingerie every day.

What? We don’t already? It may seem hard to believe, seeing as how we’re surrounded by luscious lingerie and too-die-for bras at the boutiques, but a number of us admitted to being rather bad when it came to wearing our lovelier lingerie often. Having discussed it before Christmas, a number of us on the Dolci Follie team know that we too-easily succumb to the lazy, auto-pilot dressing of just picking our washed-out, greying, old bras each day and keeping our lovely silk or lace items for ‘special occasions’!

It’s an easy trap to fall into, but an awful habit! With each of us being true lingerie enthusiasts, and constantly falling head over heels in love with at least half the items we get into the boutique, it’s fair to say we all have a pretty substantial collection of gorgeous bras and knickers. So why aren’t we wearing them enough?!

The first excuse we all gave was “I’m really lazy at hand-washing, I never have time”. A popular excuse, but a pathetic one! Hand-washing lingerie isn’t the nightmare we might pretend it is. Especially when using the new, time-and-effort-saving products such as Eucalan, which use natural oils and antiseptics meaning there’s no need to rinse, and meaning that “hand-washing” really only means putting your lingerie in warm water in the sink for an hour. Then all you have to do is take it out and place it on a towel to dry…easy!

Another excuse that came up was “oh, but it’s not so comfortable to wear all day”. Now, this is a fair excuse – none of us want to be distracted by rubbing underwires or digging-in straps all day. However, just because a bra is beautiful, doesn’t mean it’s going to be uncomfortable – and at Dolci Follie, this is something we really know. We choose to buy from brands who think about fit as well as style. One of our most popular brands, Mimi Holliday, is popular precisely because they make lovely lace and silk bras that consistently fit well and are comfortable all day. We never advocate buying an uncomfortable bra because we know that you’ll never end up wearing it. So, my advice as far as uncomfortable bras go is: get rid of them, and find a brand that fits well and looks great – because there’s lots out there that do!

Another reason that your ‘special occasion’ bra is uncomfortable may be because it’s the wrong size. Lingerie specialists advise that we should get ourselves re-measured every year or so as our bodies are constantly changing, even without us noticing, and as we all know it is imperative for comfort and support to be wearing the correct size bra. For this reason, it is ludicrous to save our most precious lingerie sets for special occasions, as we may only get to wear it once or twice before changing sizes!

We all know the amazing impact that a truly sublime lingerie set can have when you wear it; it can make you feel ever more beautiful, special, and confident. It’s a small and easy way of paying attention to yourself and treating yourself – even if it’s simply for your own eyes to admire and appreciate! It can inspire you to sit up that little bit straighter, and smile that little bit wider.

So, at Dolci Follie, we’re going to make sure this is a New Year’s Resolution that doesn’t fizzle out at the end of January (and we can say that with confidence, because we’ve seen the new collections coming to the DF boutique and can’t wait to get our own SS13 sets! Here’s a little sneak peak!

Dolci Follie Opens in Spitalfields

We’ve been listening to all those who have begged us to bring some Dolci Love eastwards, and have opened a Pop-up Store in the famous Spitalfields Market!Our gorgeous and wide-ranging Dolci Follie collection is now spread across our two branches. We also have a number of new items debuting in the Spitalfields store so make sure to pop down and check them out!

We’ll be expanding our range at Spitalfields over the next week, but here’s a sneak peak of the pop-up boutique so far! If you’ve never visited Spitalfields, now is a great time to come! There are several exciting events and special evenings taking place in and around the market over the next few weeks – find out more here: www.spitalfields.co.uk/

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There’s a wonderful range of shops and a very large market (particularly great at weekends, or, for the vintage-lover, on Thursdays) plus a huge selection of restaurants, bars and cafes to warm up in! We also have two new members of staff at Spitalfields ready to help you find the perfect lingerie, loungewear or swimwear – meet Chloe and Mariko!

Come and pop in and say hi at, 4 Market Street, Spitalfields, E1 6DT. Market Street runs alongside Brushfield Street in a covered walkway.

See you soon!

UK Lingerie Awards 2012

When Simona and I pulled up outside the awards venue, there was already a bustling group of photographers and press waiting for the celebs to arrive! The event was held the truly breath-taking venue of One Mayfair, a converted church with a stunning hall and beautiful original details.

The space had been wonderfully decorated and lit for the awards. We were ushered upstairs to enjoy an aperitif, and looked down excitedly at the carefully arranged tables. After catching up with fellow retailers, designers and industry experts, we went down to find our seats and eat a delicious meal. My highlight was definitely the semi-freddo for dessert…delectable! Then, with everyone sat at the very edge of their seats, the awards were announced.

A number of our brands scooped up prestigious awards, including Made by Niki who won not one but two awards: Most Innovative Brand of the Year and Independent Directional Brand of the Year.

Dirty Pretty Things won New Designer of the Year, whilst Kiss Me Deadly won the public vote for UK’s Favourite British Designer.

And, of course, Dolci Follie won Independent Retailer of the Year!

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The announcements ended with the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to Lingerie Retailer and Dragon Theo Paphetis. Whilst he couldn’t be there to accept the award, he did send a hilarious acceptance video!

We were then entertained (and persuaded to get dancing) by the Swing Ninjas for the rest of the evening!

FYI by Dani Read at Dolci Follie

Avant-garde New York designer brings her dark, directional lingerie to Notting Hill. Iconic, edgy, New York label FYI by Dani Read includes handcrafted metal and leatheraccessories and unique fetish-inspired bustiers, briefs and bodies. Inspired by tough, uncompromising women with a flair for individual style, Dani Read has designed pieces that stimulate confidence and attitude in the wearer.

Simona Walters, owner of Dolci Follie, fell in love with the label at last year’s CurveNY lingerie and swimwear trade show in New York. Simona said “this collection will add something extra to our range at the boutique: powerful, fashion-foward pieces with a hard edge, that are perfect for those brave enough to incorporate into outerwear too”.