Friday Lingerie Lust: Bordelle Bridal

As we enter wedding season, this is my first Friday feature dedicated to bridal lingerie.  One of my favourite labels, the UK based team at Bordelle have produced a wonderful new collection of bridal designs in keeping with their provocative and sexy aesthetic.

I was very lucky to see some of the pieces from this collection back in February when I visited the Bordelle team in London.  Sticking with signatures such as the cage dress, waspie and open cup bra, Bordelle work with a stark white, creamy champagne and blush colour scheme and play with some delightful new fabric textures.  Tulle and hand crafted lace bring a softer, lighter touch to their classics.

My favourite pieces from the new collection are the Confetti Lace Angela Dress (top image, third along) and the Gia Shelf Bra and Bettie High Waist Brief (below, left).

What shouldn’t go unnoticed about the new line however are the wonderful accessories that compliment the lingerie.  A series of bracelets, pearl garters and nipplets have also been produced.

So there you have it. Get thee to the altar……!

Select pieces from Bordelle’s new bridal collection are now available at Mis En Cage – a place I really need to visit in Paris – and will be launching soon on the Bordelle Website.  Images: Bordelle, Mis En Cage, Petite Coquette.

Have a lovely weekend, Blog Reader! StyleOnTheCouch xo

Note: Bordelle recently collaborated with the charity Oxfam and supermodel Daphne Self on ‘The Big Bra Hunt‘, re-working a Jean Paul Gaultier classic. Their Daphne Conical Body is available to buy online, with 15% of proceeds donated to Oxfam’s campaign in aid of Senegalese women living in poverty.  Congrats Bordelle for both your amazing design and working so hard for this cause!

Friday Lingerie Lust: Bordelle

Provocative, dominant and sexy.  This is Atelier Bordelle – founded in 2007 by Alexandra Pope and designer Javier Suarez – the British label making waves for their seductive and luxurious pieces.  This unique brand creates clothes that bring out your assertive inner goddess whilst also appealing to those fashionably minded who might want that something extra special underneath their outerwear.

My favourite item that tends to feature each season is their cage dress. Designed in their signature style of elastic satin bandages that “cage” and frame the curves of the body, these pieces have been featured in the likes of Vogue, Elle and Pop magazine.  Having been high on my list of coveted items for a long while, finally on my birthday the cage dress became mine *squeals*.

They created my dress bespoke, and both the service and fit I received were excellent.  Not all lingerie that is “high end” produces high quality garments – Bordelle delivers on both fronts, with a total of ten of my measurements working their way into the design of my dress.

Today Bordelle launch their spring summer collection and I’m thrilled to be able to post these pictures this morning.  The S&M mentality continues with both a hotting up as well as a softening of their signature edgy style.  Cage dresses have been transformed with the addition of nude pink satin bandages and bondage is brought to the fore with metal rings and buckles. Risque? Yes.  Desirable? Absolutely.

Several pieces in white feature this summer.  I’m thinking fashion forward brides need to get shopping.

Finally, Bordelle also create a number of accessories that should not be overlooked.  I love that this year they included a body harness because I think these can look amazing over a simple tee and worn as outerwear.  Don’t believe me? Just check out Sass and Bide and Bliss Lau for further inspiration along these lines.  I really like the details of Bordelle’s accessories overall – strict but playful – the perfect adjunct to their lingerie pieces.

This season remains every bit as dramatic as the last.  A Bordelle piece is well worth the investment Blog Reader, I hope you check them out some time!