|1. The first step to finding your perfect corset is making an appointment to view them and try some on . It is possible to order them online but you will have far more choices if you are able to visit. If you can’t get in to see us then we have a How to Choose your Corset.|
|2. When you come in you will be properly measured and fitted with corsets that suit your body shape and size. We keep a range of shapes and styles in stock for you to try and this is when you can view the fabric swatches and decide on extra options such as straps or matching items like skirts and jackets. (It is also possible to select an off-the-peg option). Payment is due with the order and delivery takes anything from 6-16 weeks depending on the chosen options.|
|3. Once the corset, or corset ensemble, comes into stock we will phone and let you know. If you are local, this is the time to come in with the correct shoes, etc.
If you live further away you may prefer to have your new corset shipped direct to you.
For Personal Shoppers
Our London boutique has moved to 72 Commercial Street in historic Spitalfields. You can now find us at the corner of Commercial Street and Fashion Street, the latter being the London home of the world renowned fashion school, the Istituto Marangoni. We’re only about 300 yards from our old Lamb Street premises. Nearest underground stations are Aldgate East and Liverpool Street. You can find directions here.
For Online Shoppers
We’d love to see you in our new shop, and give you the chance take up our personal shopper offers, but we know many of you are just too far away. So we have decided to give our online customers a great offer too. We’re calling it Summer Madness…
Our Online Shopper’s offer has ended, but keep checking regularly here and on the website for upcoming offers. Why not subscribe to the FairyGothMother / Lulu and Lush enmail newsletter? A link can be found at the bottom of all our web pages, or subscribe now.
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There’s nothing nicer than opening an email from one of our customers and finding they have attached an image of themselves wearing their FairyGothMother / Lulu and Lush outfit.
Some of you may already be aware of our Customer Gallery, but if you are not, why not take a look? We’ve images from customers showing all sorts of outfits, from their pride and joy corset, to their prom outfit, their wedding day ensembles or just having fun all dressed up!
With prom time swiftly approaching, festivals, graduation days and that summer wedding, why not send us an image(s) of yourself in your FairyGothMother / Lulu and Lush finery as we’d love to see. Please send your images to corsets at luluandlush dot com and we’ll add you to our growing Gallery.
|The blog has been a bit quiet for the past few weeks as we have been very busy preparing and shooting our latest fabulous additions to our collection.
We present below just a sample of some of our new pieces to give you a taste. They are already available in our Lulu and Lush boutique in London, and will be made available online in the next few weeks. Hope you like!
|Purple brocade double boned overbust with satin halter ties – Limited edition.|
|Pretty sparkle Prom dress.|
|Retro wrap dress.|
|The perfect “Mad Men” dress.|
|Our “Red carpet” evening dress.|
|Cadolle boned lace corset skirt.|
|Cadolle stretch satin playsuit.|
|Cadolle high waisted knickers with fabulous stitch detail and matching 1/4 cup bra – also available in red!!!!|
The very lovely Pixie Lott paid us a visit recently and left with a huge selection of corsets and lingerie. She was so happy with us she credited us on her tour guide. Here are a few images of the lady herself…
|Pixie becomes one of the first to wear our very latest silk dupion overbust corset and our boy shorts at the Hammersmith Apollo in London.||
(Image: © Rex Features)
|Pixie wears our black taffeta overbust corset.|
With today’s UK release of the much anticipated movie Burlesque fashion is certainly taking an interest in all things burlesque!
Of course, we have burlesque covered ☺
|Why not try our best selling burlesque corset? Not your style, then we have plenty more to choose from here.
Or how about our standard satin overbust . It is even on special offer for the next 7 days!
|Fancy a bustle? We LOVE bustles, playful and sexy at the same time..|
|Of course no outfit is complete without hotpants, ours come in black or red and have detachable suspender (garter) clips.
Need more ideas on getting that fab burlesque look, see our 10 burlesque dressing tips.
So it’s winter , out with the woollies and away with the frillies right? Well, no actually! Before you don that jumper and resign yourself to a winter of frump, you’d better read on…
This season’s big trend is underwear as outerwear, thanks to the catwalk creations of Jean Paul Gaultier amongst others, the corset is hotting up our winter wardrobe! And being a two layered garment its surprisingly warm too! So throw down those frumpy jumpies and take a look at these winter statement ensembles from the FairyGothMother range:
Think ‘Breakfast at Tiffanys’ and you have the essence of this look in a nut shell; this deep plunge corset in black satin is both provocative and classy. Teamed with this black satin fit and flare skirt and beautiful ornate burlesque beaded necklace your bound to turn heads at the poshest of parties. Team it up with a furry shrug and a pair of FairyGothMother’s black satinopera gloves and your good to go even if it snows!
Where 2 wear: Dinner parties, cocktail parties and anywhere really posh!
Imagine ballerinas crossed with Madonna singing ‘Santa Baby’ in her alternating pink and white dresses back in the 80s. This look epitomises everything girly and feminine! This long-line super curvy satin corset is available in pink, white and red amongst other colours; so whether you’re going for ballerina, snow princess or Mrs Claus this is perfect for the Christmas ball or saucy Xmas office party! Team it with this cream white tulle skirt and floaty gypsy top for a truly feminine party outfit. Add a big furry white coat to arrive in true snow queen style!
Where 2 wear: The Christmas ball/office party, the prom, girls night out.
Pink not in your vocab? Try this look for a more ‘tough girl’ image – wear this pinstripe and red satin underbust over your fave skinny band T with this pleated pinstripe and black skirt. Top it off with a cute mini top hat with fish net vale for a truly glam-punk-rock look.
Where 2 wear: Rock nights at the local, goth clubs, rock music gigs.
Want an everyday ensemble? This is right up your street – for wandering down the high street. Think Parisian shopping; watching light snow drop softly on the Eiffel tower through the window of a cosy French café. Chic and stylish this feminine ‘Stella Paris’ dress with its full skirt and 50s Eiffel tower print, coupled with this mid-length white satin underbust (which also comes in rose print), makes for the perfect girl about town outfit. Complete the look by adding this 50s vintage style pinup necklace to your corset dress ensemble and your ready to hit the shops and cafés in style!
Where 2 wear: The Christmas ball/office party, the prom, girls night out.
For those of you a little more ‘wild at heart’ than the rest, here’s a look that’ll conjure up images of the Moulin Rouge, the bright lights of Chicago and the darkness of Dita Von Tease’s ex boyfriend! Yes the goth look is a classic that has been redone countless times. Our reincarnation adds a touch of glamour with this exquisite sequined red and black overbust, featuring detachable sheer sleeves. We’ve teamed this beauty with the very versatile ‘Chicago’ burlesque skirt, which has adjustable ribbon ties to show varying degrees of leg! Don these Ophelia seamed Stockings by Kiss Me Deadly and your dressed to kill, or wound if your feeling merciful.
Where 2 wear: Burlesque evenings, goth clubs, the theatre, anywhere dark and mysterious!
The above post was guest written by Kirsty Sapsford from Corset Dress.co.
As Winter draws in and we spend more time inside, turn up the heating and remember that lingerie isn’t only for the bedroom. Here are our top ten items we think you need to survive this winter!
|So as the cold months draw in don’t despair, just turn the heating up and …!|
For those of you who are new to burlesque or for those of you preparing for the approaching party season we’ve compiled our top ten burlesque items that a burlesque enthusiast cannot be without!
Whether you’re interested in burlesque as a hobby or as a career there are some great classes out there where you can learn to Glove Peel, Fan Tease or a sensual way to remove your stockings. Check out Ministry of Burlesque’s forum on Learning Burlesque to find regular classes in your area. The Ministry of Burlesque is a great place to find a wealth of information on all areas of burlesque including performances, tips on make-up or outfits and connecting with other burlesque performers.
Following in the footsteps of the infamous Harrods and East London’s Swell Vintage, Lulu and Lush have been causing a bit of a stir at Oxfam Dalston with our super-glam burlesque window! On Monday morning, we (that’s me, along with corsetry assistants Connie and Sophia) turned up with armfuls of corsets, petticoats and knickers and proceeded to cover everything in our path with pink tissue paper, pink leopard print ribbon, frilly knickers and sparkles. This was all much to the delight of passers by, many of whom very kindly took the time to pop their head in and talk to us.
|Unique halter-tie and crystal overbust corset, ‘Blossom’ corset and tutus.||Lots of accessories, including pink opera gloves and ‘Burlesque’ tie-side knickers.|
Situated in the coolest part of London (according to Vogue Italia, no less), Oxfam Dalston is a well-loved treasure trove of vintage clothing, obscure music and designer bargains. The shop’s managers, Steve and Kevin, update an interesting blog (where you will find more pics of the window) about their experiences as well as regularly tweeting new finds, and were very lovely and accommodating whilst were throwing petticoats around and getting in the way!
|‘Lillith’ babydoll, frilly knickers and a pearl necklace from the boutique.||‘Fleur’ soft-cup bra and frilled knickers set, Lulu and Lush tote bag.||Connie and myself putting the finishing touches to the window.|
The window features a mix of best-sellers, hand-finished unique pieces and items from our new collection, as well as a selection of jewellery and accessories. Oh, and a small pig.
|Connie hanging up the purple ‘Jewel’ knickers||Lots of accessories – frilly knix, ‘Burlesque’ knickers and corset bags|
The bright sunlight made it difficult to take photos, but you can just about make out the Lulu and Lush pink ‘Blossom’ corset, ‘Burlesque’ tie-side knickers in pale pink and fuchsia, our frilly knickers, a unique customised classic FGM-468 overbust with halter ties and crystals, purple frilled ‘Jewel’ knickers, the ‘Lillith’ babydoll, two chiffon tutus and our brand new ‘Fleur’ soft-cup bra and frilled knickers set, which we’ve recreated in pink for the summer. We also decorated the window using items we found whilst rummaging in Oxfam’s basement, as well as opera gloves, ribbon corset lacing, crystal jewellery and some cheeky sequined nipple tassels from the boutique.
|The finished window!||These passers by seemed to like the display|
The items will remain on display until Wednesday 28th July when Oxfam will be offering each item for sale at a discount price, but they’ve already been inundated with requests so head down there super-early to grab yourself a fantastic bargain whilst donating money to charity at the same time!