Hunkemöller comes to the UK

Trade journal Lingerie Insight has announced that Dutch lingerie brand Hunkemöller has launched in the UK. Although there are no physical stores here yet, the UK website is live with a generous launch offer of 25% off the entire collection when you use the code WELCOME2HKM. As Hunkemöller's bras come in band sizes 30-44 with... Continue Reading →

Lust List: July

I'll be the first to admit that it's been another quiet month here on Rarely Wears Lipstick. When running a blog alongside a full time job, life sometimes gets in the way of writing, but this isn't always a bad thing as I'm often filling my spare time with interesting fashion-related things. So... apart from... Continue Reading →

The Class of 2016: Lingerie Catwalk Event

This week I had the pleasure of attending an event organised by this year's graduates of the BA (Hons) Fashion Contour course at London College of Fashion, UAL. The glamorous gathering was held at Hoxton Arches, with supportive friends and family rubbing shoulders with press and industry guests as we all took a good look... Continue Reading →

The Body Studio at Selfridges

Yesterday, Selfridges launched a massive new destination department - for lingerie, swim, sportswear, loungewear and hosiery - and I couldn't resist a visit on the opening day so booked myself in for a bra fitting after work. The Body Studio is based on the third floor of its Oxford Street store and, as reported in... Continue Reading →

Lingerie Lust List: June

I'm rather late with this month's Lust List, but it's a very exciting one indeed. I visited the open studio event for the BA (Hons) Fashion Contour students at London College of Fashion yesterday afternoon, and saw so many wonderful designs that I knew straight away I was going to need more than one blog... Continue Reading →

Lingerie Lust List: May

Another month, another excuse to go rummaging around online and in shops to find some gorgeous undies to share with you all. I've called this feature my Lingerie Lust List because I adore alliteration, but that doesn't mean I'm only going to share feminine styles from the womenswear department. It's all about whatever catches my... Continue Reading →

A brief history of the swimsuit

I wrote a number of academic essays as part of my MA course, and all but one were on lingerie. The remaining piece was on the history of women's swimwear and I found it so interesting to write that I thought I'd cut it down to the highlights and share with you here. I've spared... Continue Reading →

The Class of 2014: Lingerie & Sportswear Show

Before I went on holiday I introduced you to Collective 205, a group of 20 BA Fashion Contour students and 6 BA Fashion Sportswear students from London College of Fashion who have got together to stage their own exhibition of their graduate collections. Tonight, I popped along to the preview and was extremely impressed with... Continue Reading →

Introducing… Collective 205

Regular readers of Rarely Wears Lipstick will know how much I love discovering new lingerie designers, so you can imagine how pleased I was when I got an email from a group of 2014 graduates who are showcasing their work next month. 20 BA Fashion Contour students and 6 BA Fashion Sportswear students from London... Continue Reading →

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