It feels like summer is finally here! Well, at least it’s been sunny and balmy in my Canadian neck-of-the-woods.
The downside? I am already finding that many of my bras are just too hot and uncomfortable to wear. Besides, I find soft-cup bras to be comfortable and supportive (for my average cup size), and some of the lace/patterned styles look especially pretty under sheer tops.
Which brings me to Beautiful Bottoms, a London-based lingerie line helmed by friends Poppy Sexton-Wainwright and Lauren Skerritt. The Beautiful Bottoms collection appeals to my feminine, romantic side while also serving a useful and fashionable function in this hot weather.
This is lingerie that embodies femininity, sensuality and vibrancy, which enable the wearer to feel confident. All of the BB intimates are created from ultra-luxurious pure silk georgette, and the styles feature flirty frills, silk ties and soft sheer bodies.
Taking inspiration from original European prints from the past two centuries, the 22-year-old designers have used modern, printed silks to fuse past with present, as well as allow customers to select intimates depending on mood, time and place.
I would pretty much sum up the Beautiful Bottoms collection as comfortable and sexy, which (let’s be honest) are two words hardly ever used in the same sentence.
For instance, the beautiful Amelia silk bra and brief (above), in a Versailles-worthy toille print, features a ruffle trim and a tie closure that delicately cascades down the wearer’s back; while the brightly patterned floral Lily set consists of a frontal closure concealed by an elegant bow.
A fresh, summery style, Peacock (below left), is a double frill bra with matching frill bottom and for added support, or you can opt for the nature-inspired Leaf set with halter-neck and double-line cups.
To save yourself from sweaty, unruly bras this summer, I would definitely recommend upgrading to a breathable and comfortable silk set; they’ll even look great under all the summer styles and are spot-on the trend of lingerie dressing.
More of these romantic styles can be found online at beautifulbottoms.co.uk.