ELSE LINGERIE SPRING/SUMMER 2015 CURVENV LAS VEGAS
While I love fashion-forward lingerie as much as the next lingerie addict, there’s something to be said for lingerie that is classically beautiful. Yes, it’s fun to fantasize about stepping outside of our comfort level and trying edgier pieces, but at the end of the day many of us just want to feel effortlessly pretty and romantic. Else Lingerie has a timeless appeal that makes it easy to feel sexy and glamorous without having to try so hard.
As mentioned when reviewing earlier collections, Else is a brand that focuses on silhouettes that are more marketable than cutting-edge. I’m pleased to see a bit more drama and use of textural contrasts in this S/S 2015 collection. It’s got just enough sleekness and sophistication to keep things interesting. The soft cup longline and high-waist panties (above) are a perfect example. The play of lace against a graphic net mesh, with strong lines and curved cutouts, is easy enough to wear everyday but impactful enough to add spice on date nights. The coordinating soft bra and bodysuit both feature interesting cutaways, linear insets, and subtle strapping. These are pieces that are meant to layer and subtly peek through sheer or low cut fashions.
I’m loving the fitted slip crafted of the same fabrics. While the silhouette isn’t particularly innovative (we’ve seen this similar vintage-inspired design from several other labels), it’s got an accessible appeal for women who are loving the retro look but want something easy and more modern. As with the other coordinating pieces, there is just enough textural play and seaming details to keep things interesting. The split garter straps are a nice tie-in to the open frame cups, too.