With the arrival of spring in New York and the corresponding summer trends of sheer, lace and pastels upon us, my lingerie search of late has been an attempt to find bras and bodysuits that can be matched with these styles. I feel that ‘slightly sheer’ requires perfect undergarments – something you must surely like enough to want to show (we all have underwear we want to hide a la Bridget Jones, don’t we, Blog Reader?!) whilst giving enough coverage to be a) useful and supportive and c) also a bit of a statement in itself.
One of my searches led to me to Jenna Leigh. A line designed in NYC, Jenna Leigh can be found at all my favourite US boutiques – Faire Frou Frou, Journelle and Azaleas. Barneys also stock the collection. I was initially going to write about two sets in particular, Goa (below, bottom) and Kyoto (image, top) as choices to accompany sheer pieces – the Kyoto bodysuit is a wonderfully modern mesh and jersey piece in nude and black colours with some lovely criss cross strap detailing – however, I liked her other collections so much I’ve included a selection here.
Jenna Leigh was launched in 2008, aimed at creating great fitting lingerie to marry timeless style with modern trends – quite a challenge! What results is a wide range of lingerie and loungewear (bras, camis, robes, bodysuits) from the conservative to highly romantic and sensual styles. I loved the spring 2011 campaign with Kate Upton (picture immediately above) and I’m particularly drawn to her balconette bras like the Elle (second image, photo right) for its blush chiffon trim detailing.
Whilst many of her pieces might offer you the solution to your sheer-dilemmas this spring, Blog Reader, I hope you’ll take a look at her other collections too.
Images, Jenna Leigh.
I’m off to enjoy the beautiful weather in New York today – have a wonderful weekend, Blog Reader!!