Everyone’s favourite vintage-inspired lingerie label, Kiss Me Deadly, are back with two gorgeous new collections and one revamped old favourite just in time for Christmas. If you love their stylish yet comfortable lingerie, you’ll no doubt already own at least one of the Alouette’s previous incarnations and this Christmas it’s back in a delicate peach satin four-piece set, in addition to the new Jezebel range of high-waisted sheer retro knickers and the L’Amour steel-boned shapewear set with which, of course, you can’t help but to fall madly in love.
The Alouette set is carefully designed to emphasise all your curves in just the right way, from the padded push up cups of the bra right down to the control mesh panels in the suspender belt which smooths away lumps and bumps, and features six thick straps to secure your stockings. Add to that the power mesh cincher to nip in your waist, and the cute matching knickers, and you can see why this set is so popular.
Control mesh, waist-reinforcement tape and comfortable, light steel boning combined with luxury black lace and velvet trims mean the L’Amour basque is probably the prettiest shapewear around this Christmas. Also available as a cincher with a double layer of mesh and a pretty lace overlay, of course with six detachable suspender straps to keep your nylons in place.
High-waisted knickers are a staple of any pin-up’s wardrobe and the Jezebel long-line panty girdle combines 1950s glamour with perfect contours. Sitting just under the bra line, its black satin and mesh structure shapes the torso whilst also being versatile enough in design to be matched with any bra, especially Kiss Me Deadly‘s own semi-sheer black mesh bra from the Van Doren range. The panty girdle is finished off with soft black and peach satin sash which can be tied at the front or the back. A non-structured, high-waisted black mesh brief is also available, with a pretty satin frill to the rear and a cheeky peep hole!
Kiss Me Deadly‘s entire new collection is in stock, ready for immediate delivery so you can beat the Christmas rush!
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I know, I know – Hallowe’en has only just happened and everything’s still covered in fake blood, but Christmas decorations have already gone up in shops around the country, the streets are illuminated with dazzling Santas and you can’t find anything useful in Tesco as all the food seems to have been replaced with mince pies and Christmas crackers. So I apologise in advance for encouraging this trend of starting Christmas whilst it’s still warm outside – but as you know, although our Spitalfields boutique is brimming with beautiful corsets and lingerie, much as we’d like to, we can’t keep everything in stock. So if you’re after a Christmas gift for yourself or your loved one, or a ballgown for New Year’s Eve, now is the time to make your decision and get in there before it’s too late!
L-R: Buskless overbust with ribbon lace front, corset size 18″-32″, £250. Matching blue satin skirt with ivory satin lining, UK 8-20, £295. Cut-out pinstripe overbust corset, 18″-30″, £335. Fit and flare satin skirt, UK 8-16, £145.
It’s always really difficult to pick the perfect ballgown, so whether you’re after something classic or want to go full-on Snow Queen, we’ve put together a few ideas to get you started. We’re really liking buskless corsets and colours reflecting the icy weather we’re expecting, so here are our favourite new ballgowns, perfect for winter. Brand new from Eternal Spirits is the sophisticated Audrey satin corset, in navy which according to October’s issue of In Style magazine, is the new black. Steel-boned, of course, the corset laces up at the back with navy ribbon, with decorative lacing over a chiffon panel. Available with matching navy satin trained skirt, both items in the set are lined with soft ivory satin, so this outfit will feel amazing on your skin as well as looking fantastic on. A twist on the classic plunge corset, the cut-out pinstripe Delilah overbust also by Eternal Spirits will really get you noticed.
L-R: Buskless overbust with lace appliqué and Swarovski crystals, corset size 18″-32″, £495. Full trained pure silk skirt in ivory, UK 8-18, £350. Florence corset and skirt, UK 8-24, £445 and £295, or £695 for complete outfit.
The white lace appliqué with twinkling clear and black Swarovski crystals over black satin make the Bettie corset by Eternal Spirits irresistable. Buskless corsets have their advantages and disadvantages – on one hand, it’s easier to make matching buskless corsets and skirts look like they’re a one-piece dress and it’s easier to match them with different coloured jewellery if the silver busk isn’t visible, but on the other hand you either have to have really long laces at the back so you can slip it over your head or re-lace yourself entirely every time you wear it. Revanche de la femme‘s buskless corset bustiers with their concealed heavy-duty zips are a great way to get the look without having to make the effort – pictured here in electric blue silk taffeta, they’re available in hundreds of different colours and styles, with or without matching skirts.
Most of our items take between six and eight weeks, from the time you place your order to the time it arrives, as each item is made especially for you. With the current postal strike and the annual Christmas rush, we advise that you place your orders as soon as you can, so we can ensure you won’t be disappointed! If you need your outfit for a specific date, drop us a line and we’ll be able to let you know if we can rush it through for you, as we have a large selection of corsets and skirts in stock so if you’re lucky and we have your size, we can send it to you straight away