Luxury lingerie label Ayten Gasson, famous for its beautiful collections and firm commitment to supporting the UK fashion industry, has recently expanded its eco range. Designed and made in Britain from organic and peace silks with vintage lace trims, the range has always proved that you don’t have to ignore your principles or sacrifice on style.
I was lucky enough to be sent a pair of their gorgeous new peace silk and vintage lace knickers to review for Rarely Wears Lipstick. This is Ayten Gasson’s classic style of knickers, made in the UK using beautiful 100% vegan silk at the front and gorgeous sheer vintage lace at the back. They arrived gift wrapped in tissue paper, inside a pretty organza bag. The silk has the same textured feel of raw silk and is a lovely natural colour. It somehow feels more luxurious to me than smooth silk – perhaps because manufactured fibres feel so good in a satin weave these days, but nothing can really pretend to be raw silk. Not only do they coordinate beautifully with the peace silk camisole that I bought for an ‘Eco-Friendly’ burlesque act back in 2011, but the lace is utterly stunning. These knickers make you feel glamorous before you’ve even tried them on.
I don’t find low rise bikini style knickers especially flattering on my figure these days, hence the cropped photo, but I can confirm that the Ayten Gasson large size is definitely the UK 14-16 that it claims to be. If you like your knickers to sit low at the front but have plenty of bum coverage, this is the style for you. The silk feels lovely against your skin, and the lace is especially soft too making for a wonderfully comfortable pair of knickers. I think they’d be an ideal gift for a bride, her bridesmaids, a partner’s birthday… or perhaps just the perfect gift for yourself. Everyone deserves a little bit of luxury, after all. Oh and, in case you’re wondering, the website explains that “peace silk is vegan because it allows the silkworm to emerge out of the cocoon naturally. Fibres from the damaged cocoon are then spun together forming a silk which has the same luxurious feel as organic silk, with a raw appearance.” So now you know!
DISCLOSURE: I was sent a pair of peace silk and vintage lace knickers free to review by Ayten Gasson.
UPDATE: Ayten Gasson have responded to comments on this review by asking what they should call their cruelty free silk. If you have any thoughts or comments, do get in touch.