Looking for a quick way to add a burst of color to your spring wardrobe? Just try slipping into this super-pretty ensemble from the Something Else diffusion line by Else Lingerie.
The delightfully airy ‘Chick Flick‘ range is a playful candy-stripe pattern that blends shades of purple and pink, and comes in a soft bra, relaxed shorts (above) and a cami (below right). All silk chiffon and flouncy ruffles, Chick Flick will chase away the clouds on those gloomy spring days and gets our vote for this spring’s prettiest print.
Of course, anyone familiar with this up-and-coming designer label won’t be surprised. Since 2007, Turkish-born designer Ela Onur has been handcrafting some of the loveliest bras on the market.
Raised in the family business of lingerie accessories, Ela had access to some of the best materials available. Her knowledge and skill resulted in a sophisticated-yet-quirky collection that is quickly gaining fans around the world.
Made in her native Turkey, each piece is constructed from European silks and lace; to ensure the highest quality, production is not outsourced. And because Ela wants every woman to feel beautiful in lingerie tailored to fit the body perfectly, the handmade bras are available in cup sizes A through G.
Else offers seasonal collections in two lines: the glamorous signature Else collection of boudoir-ready pieces, and the sportier Something Else grouping aimed at a younger, more fashion-centric audience.
The Signature collection boasts pure silk with intricate pleats and draping, and luxurious Chantilly lace adds feminine touches. The balconette bra and chemise stand out as the collection’s must-haves for spring. In fact, the coral underwired bra in stretch lace with double straps (bottom photo) is one of this spring’s prettiest bras — talk about hitting an opening day home run!
The midnight blue Else silk romper is a boudoir staple for Else fans. (Also available in black, for those looking for the LBD equivalent in lingerie.) The over-sized silk bow adds a whimsical touch to the delicate piece.
The scalloped-lace-edged plunge bra and culotte in silver is on-trend and fashion-forward. And for the woman who loves clean lines and impeccable modern design, the black chevron silk chemise is the perfect lounge-or-seduce piece.
Else lingerie has found a home at many of the world’s leading luxury lingerie boutique. Shop to your heart’s content online at Journelle, La Petite Coquette, Frou Frou Lounge and Fox and Rose, and online at Anthropologie.
Images below are from Else’s signature collection for spring-summer 2011.