Whitney Galitz, rarely satisfied with lingerie options for bustier women like herself, has come to her own rescue. The L.A. designer just launched Good Night Gilda, a vintage-inspired line of gorgeous lingerie for well-endowed (but not dowdy) luxury-lovers.
Good Night Gilda ignores the waif-like trend and embraces the glamor of Hollywood’s golden age. The company name, a tribute to the Rita Hayworth classic Gilda (below right), points its customers to the grace and power of a curvy woman.
Galitz says of her design inspiration:
“I’ve always been drawn to classic lines and silhouettes. As a girl I grew up watching Hollywood icons such as Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe and Vivien Leigh. These women, the power, grace and sex appeal they projected had a profound affect on me. I later started my costume career in theater and film because of my love for old Hollywood, and now pass the influence of it on to the line.”
This new boutique label (FW2011 collection has just been released) doesn’t sacrifice style for the sake of function: the comfortable bras, foundations and loungewear are as beautiful as they are supportive.
Catering to those boasting a C cup and higher, the pinup-esque pieces are confidence-boosting as well as, well, literally boosting. Even with the most luxurious fabrics — stretch silk charmeuse, anyone? — each piece is structured to strategically support you.
As the images below reveal, GNG’s inaugural line covers a lot of bases, with pieces in black, nude and ivory and style ranges from babydolls, high-waisted panties and
These pieces don’t come cheap, but the payoff just might be worth it. Splurge on something carefully designed for your buxom body; you’ll be saved the anguish of bra-shopping in stores that don’t cater to your curves.
High-end, well-designed and super-sexy: Good Night Gilda is an up-and-coming line that doesn’t just provide pretty pieces, it fills a lingerie-shopping void.