There’s a chill in the air, and you know what that means … time to get sensible with your underwear choices again.
Out with the peek-a-boo pieces, tie-side bikinis and lacey bits of dental floss and on with the insulated thermals.
Or maybe not. If you don’t want to sacrifice style for comfort when the winter winds start to howl, have a look at what the Dutch lingerie label Der Kommissar is offering this season.
Designer Annelies Nuy has put together a mini-collection of bra and panty sets made entirely from Angora wool. The Teenage Tenderness collection includes five styles in several pastel colorways, and each garment is hand-knitted in one piece.
“The Teenage Tenderness collection is inspired by the belief that the female form is to be celebrated just as mother nature intended, untouched by cosmetic modifications,” DK says on its website.
These are delicate pieces that have no boning, wires or hardware and, as a result, are best suited to girls with slight figures that require little bust support. Bras come in cup sizes A-C.
As far as we know, DK is the only lingerie brand to attempt a collection of hand-knit undies made from the super-soft and fuzzy fibres spun from Angora rabbit fur. But it’s not that much of a stretch for Der Kommissar, which has been challenging its customers with pieces that express an “alter ego” since its launch in 2006.
And be warned, these are also costly items. Sets sell for about $200 USD and are available on the DK webshop.