New luxury lingerie brand Dentelle etc is making us feel good about its debut Classics collection. As well as offering some really beautiful pieces, the brand has a strong ethical ethos, producing all pieces in the UK and donating a percentage of its sales to charity.
Designer Christina El-Hawi’s journey to create her own lingerie brand was inspired by her bridal trousseau, which was filled with beautiful underwear and inspired her current lingerie addiction – which led, as these things often do, to the desire to create the type of lingerie she craved in the socially responsible manner that is so important to her.
Dentelle etc’s debut Classics collection is very much like Christina’s wedding trousseau in that it is full of loveliness. The influence of that bridal inspiration is most obvious in the delicate and beautiful Rose collection, featuring a pretty floral print on pale pink with contrasting black lace. We love this dreamy playsuit but there’s also a plunge bra and knicker in the range. Playsuit £51, S-L.
There’s a retro simplicity to the Opal line, which is ideal for mixing and matching styles. We’re suckers for a high-waisted brief and longline bra set, and this one is gorgeous. Bra £53, 32-26 A-D, brief £27, S-L.
Finally, there’s the striking Onyx collection. By far the most extensive line in Dentelle’s debut range, Onyx blends sheer florals with black satin in range of styles for a romantic and sexy look. There are three bras – a sheer soft bra, a sheer underwired bra and a plunge bra – a knicker, a shortie and a sheer babydoll. We love the sheer underwired bra and knicker – so pretty! Bra £47 32-36 A-D, brief £27, S-L.