Lingerie Secret Santa 2016

It’s pretty terrible that I haven’t updated this blog in nearly 8 months, but there has been a lot going on in the meantime. So I’m reviving it for a rather excellent cause: 2016’s rendition of the Lingerie Secret Santa!

Lingerie Santa Pangolin, apparently now the Secret Santa Mascot! Illustrated by the wonderful Marianne Faulkner
Lingerie Santa Pangolin, apparently now the Secret Santa Mascot! Illustrated by the wonderful Marianne Faulkner

The Lingerie Secret Santa was started by me a few years ago, on the line of thought that the run up to Christmas is a hideously busy time of year for most indie lingerie designers and it would be nice to get a treat in that time.  So it’s now become a bit of a tradition that every year, a handful of knicker designers are wrangled together and paired up as best as possible to all bring each other some Christmas cheer! You can read my posts about the 2015 and 2014 swaps here.

Custom lingerie set by Karolina Laskowska, designed for the Lingerie Secret Santa 2016
Custom lingerie set by Karolina Laskowska, designed for the Lingerie Secret Santa 2016

This year I’ve been rather snowed under with work, so I only just made the holiday posting deadlines with my gift (hence the photos taken with my phone rather than a decent camera). Nevertheless, it’s something I’m pretty damn pleased with: a custom set comprising of a nursing bra and two knicker options, designed with adjustability and luxe comfort in mind for a new mum.

Cup detail. Custom lingerie set by Karolina Laskowska, designed for the Lingerie Secret Santa 2016
Cup detail. Custom lingerie set by Karolina Laskowska, designed for the Lingerie Secret Santa 2016

The main fabrics used are a cotton bobbinet tulle (for breathability), French leavers lace (with a small percentage of elastane, to allow for a flexible fit in line with the body’s changing needs) and a little sandwashed silk for incomparably luxurious softness.

Custom lingerie set by Karolina Laskowska, designed for the Lingerie Secret Santa 2016
Custom lingerie set by Karolina Laskowska, designed for the Lingerie Secret Santa 2016

Gold plated components allow the cups to be unclipped, and my signature adjustable bra band means that the garment’s fit can be changed according to comfort needs. The bra presented its own technical challenges, but I love how it turned out and I hope that its new owner does too!

Custom lingerie set by Karolina Laskowska, designed for the Lingerie Secret Santa 2016
Custom lingerie set by Karolina Laskowska, designed for the Lingerie Secret Santa 2016

I’ve yet to receive my gift from the swap, but rest assured that I will be shouting about it everywhere once it arrives.  In the meantime, I highly recommend checking out the other brands taking part in the swap for lots of lingerie gorgeousness:

Abigail Greydanus
All Undone
Alma Robles Lingerie
Betty Blues Loungewear
Buttress and Snatch
Elissa Poppy
Harlow and Fox
Karolina Laskowska
Kiss Me Deadly
Manoela Marandino
Nearer the Moon
Nubian Skin
Pillowbook
Playful Promises
She and Reverie
Sugar Lace Lingerie
Tight Laced
Toru and Naoko

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