The term "luxury lingerie" is thrown around a lot in the intimates industry, so much so that the cache of luxury has been greatly diminished.
While luxury means different things to different people, the real value of luxury lingerie lies in how it makes you feel. Exceptional craftsmanship, beautiful materials, and fashion forward design all go a long way to making you feel special.
Fleur of England is one of those unique labels that is truly luxurious, with collections intended to wrap the wearer in the finest fabrics, and inspiring confidence in silhouettes that flatter across age demographics. Founded in 1997 by Fleur Turner, the brand has since honed its signature romantic style as well as its commitment to exquisite quality and honoring its British heritage. All designs are created in the brand's Bristol studio, and many of its collections are also manufactured locally as well. Fleur of England is unique in that it creates its artisan embroideries and printed silks in-house.
There is a sense of timelessness in Fleur of England's designs. Classic silhouettes in shimmering silks, sheer tulles, and delicate laces are the epitome of glamour. Current trends are subtly incorporated into each season without compromising the brand's feminine aesthetic. It makes for swoon-worthy investment pieces that will stand the test of time.
Fleur of England's newest range, Desire, incorporates two of the biggest trends of the season: the color blue and embellished bra cups. Italian "invisible" tulle cups are appliqued with delicate Chantilly lace. Deep blue cording sets off the lace and gives the illusion of a floral ink tattoo on the breasts. Coordinating sapphire silk is used to provide contrast, both in color and in texture. And the details! The bodysuit is especially dynamic. Lace is used to define hips and bottom while silk is used to create a color block panel in front that highlights an hourglass silhouette. Stretch silk is also used to bind the edges, including a decadent back closure with a row of tiny silk-covered buttons.
Other new standouts include the flirty fuschia silk Aurora range (that color!) which pairs hand cut eyelash lace with Fleur of England's signature romantic flair (those bow topped knickers!). The graphic After Dark range is an on-trend study in mixed media, incorporating sheer georgette, fishnet, and an in-house designed artisan embroidery. The balcony bra is especially dramatic with intricate details framing the décolletage and straps.
Fleur of England bras are available in band sizes 30-36, with U.K. cup sizes A-F. Bottoms are sized XS-L (fitting U.K. 6-14). Pieces start around $88 and go upwards to $500-$600 for the bodysuits and robes.
What do you think of Fleur of England's design aesthetic? Are these the sorts of luxury pieces in which you would invest? Which is your favorite look?