While I love fussy lingerie (really, what girl doesn’t?!), if a label somehow manages to produce luxe-looking styles that are also insanely comfortable, they will have succeeded in gaining a loyal client/fan for life — moi.
Among those labels that provide comfy-yet-innately-sexy lingerie is Zinke Design. You probably remember their S/S 2010 collection due in part to the delectable sorbet-hued styles and playful model who accessorized with musical instruments.
Thankfully, Zinke Design’s F/W 2010 collection, titled Love Letters, remains faithful to its trusted versatile and fashionable aesthetic (if it ain’t broke why fix it?). Silk slips with sheer panels are situated amongst soft-cup bralettes and briefs, ruffled teddies and the most luxurious/relaxed silk T-shirt and boyshort that you can wear outside the bedroom.
All the lingerie styles are so, so, wearable and are offered in a rich fall-color palette of slate-grey, aubergine and amethyst.
As difficult as it was to select and edit, a few of my favorite styles are the sheer, Daydream Chemise in amethyst with a sexy open-back detail, the Wanderlust bralette and panty (pictured above, also in amethyst) which draws attention to your derriere with its ruching detail, and the oversized Evening Star pocket-tee and shorts in lavender.
And yes, while this season’s collection is more moody and sophisticated than the S/S offerings (after all, the sister design-duo cited Edgar Allen Poe as inspiration), the styles are nonetheless feminine and retain that youthful, sexy energy Zinke is known for.
Find Zinke intimates online at zinkedesign.com to locate a stockist nearest you.