If you’re tying the knot this spring, you’ve undoubtedly set the date, sent the invites, ordered the dress, chosen the venue and food, but perhaps overlooked the one, most intimate piece of the puzzle — your lingerie.
Lingerie is an imperative component of the big day; not only can it make you appear svelte and curvy under your white dress, but it can make you feel deliciously irresistible the night of. And considering you’re only getting hitched on that one special day (traditionally speaking, of course, unless you’re Elizabeth Taylor), why not opt for bridal lingerie that you otherwise wouldn’t wear in your day-to-day life? I’m talking whimsical, luxurious, breathtaking intimates that you will treasure for years to come, not to mention your hubby-to-be’s fond future recollections.
And what better to wear on your special day than Jenny Packham’s luxurious intimates from the eponymous UK-based label? A graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art, Packham has dressed the who’s who of celebrity A-list starlets and has received industry accolades such as British Bridal Designer 2008 and Hollywood Style Designer of the Year 2007.
Apart from her swoon-worthy bridalwear collection (which was rumoured to be among the contenders for Kate Middleton’s big day), Jenny launched her lingerie line in 2010 to rave reviews. Inspired by Marie Antoinette, the intimates recall a bygone era of indulgence and decadence.
Yes, Packham’s pieces cost a pretty penny, but they are constructed from the finest fabrics and details that result in timeless pieces you will own forever. Packham’s Feather Trimmed Silk Chiffon slip in blush, for instance, is a feminine, whimsical piece that is definitely not your traditional bridal lingerie. Many items within Packham’s bridal lingerie collection consist of babydolls and chemises in featherweight silk chiffon, French lace and sensual silk.
Perfect for the bride with discerning taste, Jenny designs not solely for the night of the big day. Packham’s Rosette-Embellished Silk-Blend shrug can be paired with her matching chemise and thong, but would also be ideal worn over an antique-inspired wedding dress. Or, channel your inner screen siren in the opulent floor-length Lace-Trimmed Silk-Satin chemise in antique rose, perfect when paired with the matching robe the morning after or on your honeymoon.
And even if you’re still waiting for The One, Jenny also designs ready-to-wear lingerie in the same silhouettes as her bridal collection, albeit in punchier hues.
So if you’re anxiously awaiting your wedding bells, don’t be caught in cookie-cutter lingerie! Instead, choose a fashion-forward yet timeless Packham design that will create memories for years to come.