SWEET NOTHINGS: Atelier Special

0 Posted by - 24th March 2014 - Blog

With just five days to go until the Quintessentially Weddings Atelier, one of the most anticipated exhibitors has to be the gloriously naughty but ever elegant Agent Provocateur. For when it comes to what to put underneath your spectacular wedding gown, you need something equally beautiful to behold. From bras trimmed with whispers of fine lace in shades of snowy white through to delicious antique blush (the LOVE classic collection features a delicious take on ‘nude’ underpinnings) to corsets straight from the closets of golden age Fifties screen goddesses, Mercy a case in pretty point, playsuits, slips, kimonos, waspies, suspender belts, stockings, boudoir appropriate heels topped with pom pons and knickers, of course, there is everything a bride needs for a thoroughly modern and stylish take on the trousseau or ‘hope chest’ of old.

Combining the old fashioned allure of luxury in delicate fabrics with a little playfulness, Agent Provocateur’s bridal range is not however all about impractical or fussy styles: designed in such a way as to smooth and  support, these elevate what you might deem ‘shape wear’ into a beautiful, and yes sexy, art form. Some of the lingerie sets are admittedly decadent and should be experienced at their chandelier-swinging showgirl fullest in the bedroom, including the fringed playsuits Tigre and Inga from the Soiree couture collection, but the majority are surprisingly easy to wear staples crafted in sumptuous fabrics and lend a certain poise. Outing myself as an Agent Provocateur bride, I can hand-on-heart say that this is true and that the strapless bra set I treated myself to has translated into a fixture in my everyday attire. What I personally wouldn’t do for the Emie nightgown in peachy silk georgette or lovers of opulence wouldn’t give for the peekaboo charm of Minah, a vision in barely-there French Leavers lace, I struggle to think.

Explore the full collection at the secret pop-up ‘salon’ within Somerset House at the Atelier, where the pink-clad team of lingerie experts will educate you on everything from the language of lingerie and help select the perfect beautiful regalia to see you from wedding day to honeymoon and far beyond. That’s the thing with Agent Provocateur, it’s addictive…

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