Olivia von Halle
Much ado is made about what to wear on your wedding day, but the gown is not the only white you’ll don for the occasion. From chic pyjamas for the night before to the perfect bridal underpinnings on the day itself, those extra little details can help to bookend the whole experience. Take note of these five luxe lingerie and nightwear brands that will see you through every step of your wedding in comfort and style.
A good night’s sleep is the best beauty treatment you can get, so comfort is key on the eve of your wedding. Thanks to its breathable, temperature-stabilising and hypoallergenic properties, silk makes one of the finest fabrics for nightwear – a material with which Olivia von Halle is synonymous. From crêpe de Chine to satin, the brand’s silk pieces span neatly tailored pyjamas, camisole sets, sleek slip dresses and more – not to mention the coordinating robes, slippers and sleep masks. Better yet, there’s nothing stopping you wearing them beyond the bedroom, too. Will you keep things pared-back and classic in pure, fresh whites, or will you opt for detail in the form of exquisite embroidery, picturesque screen prints and something-blue florals?
Come morning, there’s no time to lose. Try to rise early enough for a calm, leisurely start to your day before the glam crew, cameras and teary-eyed relatives arrive. Robe up for company with Nigerian brand Torlowei, known for its lingerie-daywear hybrids, from exquisite lace-trimmed camisoles to flowing kaftans and glamorous kimonos. Bridal styles hold particular focus – when the brand launched in the early 2000s, it specialised in wedding dresses before brides began asking for lingerie to match. An elegant choice for your long morning of hair, make-up and bridesmaid heart-to-hearts.
Once glam is complete, it’s time for your first photoshoot of the day. Gather the bridal party and slink into a chic number from Kiki de Montparnasse. New to Harrods this season, the Parisian boudoir-inspired brand crafts pieces too stunning to be confined to the bedroom. An elegant full-length slip, made with beautiful silk charmeuse and trimmed with French lace, is so exquisite it could be a wedding gown. Above all, Kiki de Montparnasse seeks to inspire its customers with confidence – making it well placed to sooth any pre-ceremony jitters.
Save lacy lingerie for later. Good shapewear is key to feeling supported and secure throughout your wedding day. And what the eye doesn’t see... From full bodysuits to sculpting briefs, smoothing shorts and strapless bandeaus, Skims is forever going viral for its uber-comfortable underpinnings – offering solutions for every dress style, body shape and skin tone.
Popular opinion holds that when it comes to boudoir dressing, the French do it best. Founded by a young Parisian corset maker in 1948, Simone Pérèle uses only the finest-quality guipure and Chantilly laces for its exquisite intimates, designed to support and flatter in equal measure. Every bra is made with meticulous attention to detail, and is tried and tested on women of varying body shapes to ensure the perfect fit. Such pieces are elegant options with which to mark your wedding night – but ones that you’ll wear long beyond, too.
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