One in a Series
Colombian women know a thing or two about how to steam up a boudoir — and now they’re getting a chance to show the rest of us.
Ellipse Lingerie, the biggest-selling lingerie brand in South America, this year began a move into U.S. and European markets, and its unique blend of sensuous luxury and all-purpose functionality appears to be catching on. This is the kind of global warming we can all embrace!
Ellipse covers a lot of bases in its impressive catalogue. The Nuit collection leads the way with its unrivaled, ultra-feminine sex appeal, while the Flowers and Lovers line is their equally seductive bridal range.
In additon to their sexier, steamier options Ellipse also produces the Essentials line of lingerie basics, swim and loungewear collections, and the adorable Girly line, a bright and cheerful collection aimed at a younger market segment.
Ellipse has been producing lingerie since 1985, mixing Colombian aesthetics, and a very South American take on the purpose and look of underwear, and marrying it to quality European fabrics.
The couture-inspired Nuit collection is Ellipse’s take on “glamour, sensuality, delicacy, finesse and eroticism.” Indeed the looks are very much about fantasy trumping practicality. The line includes cut-out bras, thongs, sleepwear and corsets. There is a gorgeous set fashioned out of black-and-gold lace and a slightly shimmery nude look that is topped off with a diaphanous kimono secured with a silk ribbon. Muy caliente!
Flowers and Lovers is Ellipse’s bridal collection, a white and nude mix of vintage slips and bras, lace thongs and underwear, and modern, sexy support garments like a shapely corset with a romantic sweetheart neckline.
For the woman who wants practical, functional lingerie that is still attractive Ellipse offers their Essentials — seamless and attractive pieces that come in a few solid colors. And for those who prefer their lingerie bright, fun and printed there is the Girly line that includes ribbed cotton racerback bras and sheerer sets, tanks and boyshorts in bright contrasting hues.
In addition to the lines above Ellipse also offers the Pyama Party collection of sleepwear that ranges from a woman’s version of a man’s button-down shirt to a flirty, floral babydoll in comfortable fabrics.
Hitting the beach? Sunshine, Ellipse’s Spring 2011 swimwear collection, offers bright colors and vibrant prints inspired by India. Not surprisingly the line, which has a definite vintage vibe, consists of a ton of bikinis perfect for the Colombian sun, but also a few great one piece options as well as stylish cover-ups.
Currently Ellipse is working their way into the North American market with distribution points in a number of retail boutiques, including: Pink Slip, New York; FUK U, Los Angeles; J Girl, Westlake, CA; Hope Chest, Haverford, PA: Anastasia’s, Scottsdale, AZ; and Lilac Lingerie, Ottawa.
You can also find a selection of Ellipse products via online retailers such as Bella Bella Boutique.
Below we offer a sample of images from each of Ellipse’s signature collections. The company has an extensive catalogue so be sure to check out their website or Facebook page to see plenty more!
Ellipse Lingerie – Nuit Collection
Ellipse Lingerie – Flowers and Lovers (bridal) Collection
Ellipse Lingerie – Girly Collection
Ellipse Lingerie – Sunshine Swimwear Collection