The Daily Knicker

Sunday through Saturday in Silk, Satin and Lace served with liberal lashings of love. An intimate sartorial review by Tiah Eckhardt. EMAIL: INFO@THEDAILYKNICKER.COM
Les Lunes 'Jessica' bra and ‘Alix’ brief. Ah yes, my eternal search for soft, triangle bras that function. In this particular shape i’ve never had much luck. They tend to either be unsupportive or flattening. This triangle bra by Les Lunes is the best I’ve come by so far. I think this is possibly due to the gathering under each breast (so it doesn’t flatten) and the strong but comfortable bamboo fabric (supportive and holds shape well, as well as having good ‘bounce back’ after washing) which I am happy to endlessly profess my love for- I love this material and find it far superior to cotton. If you are a bigger bust girl looking for a soft-cup triangle I highly recommend this- I’m a 32d and am wearing a small (so if you are very small-busted or tiny in general then even the XS may be too large for you). I love the delicate thin straps so also often wear this as a bikini top! The brief is a simple bikini-cut, but with some gorgeous little details like a subtle gathering/ruching on the butt and the waist is a fold over detail made from mesh, accentuated with a tiny black bow on one side. I like the V- shape that gives the waistline because it echoes the triangle shape of the bra and well, I love me some good lines. I travel a lot in these- being comfortable enough for long haul flights and sleeping- and LOVE that I can throw both bra and brief in the wash too and they stay in great shape. 8/10
Les Lunes Jessica Bra
Les Lunes Alix Brief

Les Lunes 'Jessica' bra and ‘Alix’ brief. Ah yes, my eternal search for soft, triangle bras that function. In this particular shape i’ve never had much luck. They tend to either be unsupportive or flattening. This triangle bra by Les Lunes is the best I’ve come by so far. I think this is possibly due to the gathering under each breast (so it doesn’t flatten) and the strong but comfortable bamboo fabric (supportive and holds shape well, as well as having good ‘bounce back’ after washing) which I am happy to endlessly profess my love for- I love this material and find it far superior to cotton. If you are a bigger bust girl looking for a soft-cup triangle I highly recommend this- I’m a 32d and am wearing a small (so if you are very small-busted or tiny in general then even the XS may be too large for you). I love the delicate thin straps so also often wear this as a bikini top! The brief is a simple bikini-cut, but with some gorgeous little details like a subtle gathering/ruching on the butt and the waist is a fold over detail made from mesh, accentuated with a tiny black bow on one side. I like the V- shape that gives the waistline because it echoes the triangle shape of the bra and well, I love me some good lines. I travel a lot in these- being comfortable enough for long haul flights and sleeping- and LOVE that I can throw both bra and brief in the wash too and they stay in great shape. 8/10

Les Lunes Jessica Bra

Les Lunes Alix Brief

H&M strapless bikini. Okay, so this is technically a bikini. But I’d love to review this as underwear for one simple reason. This strapless bikini top performs better than 95% of the strapless bras I’ve tried in my life and therefore I actually wear this set a lot AS underwear (and when it’s summer and/or any situation that requires a swimsuit it is wonderfully convenient). It has underwire and lightly moulded, but not padded, cups and a very sturdy plastic clasp at the back. It is one of only maybe 3 strapless bras I’ve ever found that supports, flatters, is comfortable and does not move. The simple bikini brief-cut bottom sits not too high, nor not too low and as it has no tie-sides or such adornments it is very smooth under clothing. Again, totally comfortable. Both are made of a durable lycra, with a marbled lilac, pale yellow and cream pattern, quite unique actually. I’d say this is my favourite and most versatile swimsuit and one of my top sets of ‘underwear’ to go under strapless, clingy or body-con outfits, elevating it from mere swim status to high-rotation place in my lingerie drawer, though of course it’s not as smooth and flat as say, seamless micro fibre, but it is far better looking. As if that wasn’t enough, what I paid for it? $5 in an H&M end of summer sale. As underwear? An 8/10. As a bikini? 10/10.
H&M swim is available here and clearly they do great strapless bikini tops for those of us with a bust who never thought them possible… 

H&M strapless bikini. Okay, so this is technically a bikini. But I’d love to review this as underwear for one simple reason. This strapless bikini top performs better than 95% of the strapless bras I’ve tried in my life and therefore I actually wear this set a lot AS underwear (and when it’s summer and/or any situation that requires a swimsuit it is wonderfully convenient). It has underwire and lightly moulded, but not padded, cups and a very sturdy plastic clasp at the back. It is one of only maybe 3 strapless bras I’ve ever found that supports, flatters, is comfortable and does not move. The simple bikini brief-cut bottom sits not too high, nor not too low and as it has no tie-sides or such adornments it is very smooth under clothing. Again, totally comfortable. Both are made of a durable lycra, with a marbled lilac, pale yellow and cream pattern, quite unique actually. I’d say this is my favourite and most versatile swimsuit and one of my top sets of ‘underwear’ to go under strapless, clingy or body-con outfits, elevating it from mere swim status to high-rotation place in my lingerie drawer, though of course it’s not as smooth and flat as say, seamless micro fibre, but it is far better looking. As if that wasn’t enough, what I paid for it? $5 in an H&M end of summer sale. As underwear? An 8/10. As a bikini? 10/10.

H&M swim is available here and clearly they do great strapless bikini tops for those of us with a bust who never thought them possible… 

The Daily Knicker x Jesse O’Brien 

I’m going through a bit of a phase right now of blurring the lines between lingerie and fashion. The concept of ‘Lingerie dressing’ has been around for a long time (slips as dresses, lingerie details such as ribbons and bows on outerwear, corsets as tops) but what about fashion as lingerie? Or loungewear? Incorporating traditionally ‘formal’ garments into our underwear drawer by paring them back or even just wearing something OTT with a relaxed attitude, in an everyday environment?

Sometimes I like to wear my most flowing dresses around the house like an old movie star would her boudoir robe, or borrow a tailored men’s shirt to wear to bed. It might be ‘fashion’ but sometimes, treating your favourite luxury pieces with an air of nonchalance can feel surprisingly indulgent. 

My friend Jesse drove from LA to visit me in San Francisco and shoot some of my favourite ‘around-the-house’ ensembles. Inspired by Helmut Newton’s polaroids and a blend of masculine and feminine pieces,  we shot this simple story on instant film, over bellinis on a Tuesday afternoon. As you do. And some how, such a casual at-home hangout felt so much more glamorous when doing it in bed wearing Gucci…

Hope you enjoy and get inspired to wear your bra to check the mail or that gown to just casually watch Netflix!

For more of Jesse’s amazing polaroid project, check out his website and instagram.

Links to some of the pieces shown (or similar) here:

Gucci men’s tailored shirts

Vintage Ossie Clark

Noe Undergarments ‘Peter’ slip

Dresses by The Reformation

Dita Von Teese ‘Madame X’ bra

Courtshop suspender jeans

Lonely Lingerie’s ‘Lux’ Underwire Bra and Brief. I was super excited when I found out Lonely was now doing underwire bras. They’ve been my favourite ‘pretty soft-cup bras and briefs’ for the past couple of years with their innovative designs and always on point colours and fabrics. Best of all, they fit great and are comfortable. So I was excited to see if they could nail the same level of fit/comfort with an underwire. The answer? Yes, they have. I adore this bra, made from a thick, pink (subtle) animal-print mesh, with signature Lonely strap details and metal O-ring hardware. This is such a wonderful, sexy and fun alternative to an everyday underwire bra, with all the comforts of one. Along with support and versatility of wear beneath clothes. I always love a bikini cut brief (90’s child, I guess), and this is such a great, simple one with matching bra-strap like straps on the hips, joining the front piece to the back. Again with O-ring details. It basically is super comfortable, whilst still being gorgeous and perfectly matching the bra. I wish so desperately Lonely would start doing suspenders, then the whole thing would be perfect! But that’s my only personal and frivolous, borderline OCD qualm. This also comes in black! 9/10.
Buy ‘Lux’ Underwire Bra by Lonely here
Buy ‘Lux’ Brief here

Lonely Lingerie’s ‘Lux’ Underwire Bra and Brief. I was super excited when I found out Lonely was now doing underwire bras. They’ve been my favourite ‘pretty soft-cup bras and briefs’ for the past couple of years with their innovative designs and always on point colours and fabrics. Best of all, they fit great and are comfortable. So I was excited to see if they could nail the same level of fit/comfort with an underwire. The answer? Yes, they have. I adore this bra, made from a thick, pink (subtle) animal-print mesh, with signature Lonely strap details and metal O-ring hardware. This is such a wonderful, sexy and fun alternative to an everyday underwire bra, with all the comforts of one. Along with support and versatility of wear beneath clothes. I always love a bikini cut brief (90’s child, I guess), and this is such a great, simple one with matching bra-strap like straps on the hips, joining the front piece to the back. Again with O-ring details. It basically is super comfortable, whilst still being gorgeous and perfectly matching the bra. I wish so desperately Lonely would start doing suspenders, then the whole thing would be perfect! But that’s my only personal and frivolous, borderline OCD qualm. This also comes in black! 9/10.

Buy ‘Lux’ Underwire Bra by Lonely here

Buy ‘Lux’ Brief here

Lingerie Lovers: L’Amour The Lady Provocative of Bump & Grindercise

I’m thrilled to interview Australia’s premier burlesque star and fellow lingerie lover, L’Amour The Lady Provocative. A woman epitomised by the Australian Burlesque Festival’s description of her- “A sexed up 60’s bombshell, with killer curves..” But Ladies and Gentlemen, there is much more to this modern day Jayne Mansfield.

Not only is L’Amour, in my mind, one the best burly-q artists performing in the world today, she is a living breathing pin-up of the Russ Meyer variety. An otherworldly sex kitten that seems to have stepped out of your hottest retro fantasy- a dreamworld where women have bangin’ curvaceous bods, with lots of attitude and it’s all covered in sequins and sparkles, served up with a wink and a smile.

She’s also a mother, a wife, designs and sews her own costumes and lingerie and is the creator of the fitness craze ‘Bump & Grindercise’, a burlesque inspired workout that is the most fun thing I’ve ever done to stay in shape. If I ever can’t get to a gym when I’m travelling or at home and don’t feel like boring myself senseless on a treadmill, I play L’Amour’s ‘Bump & Grindercise’ videos on YouTube and bust out some jumps and pelvic thrusts in my hotel or living room. All this is designed to be done in some pretty seductive ensembles. A workout you can do in your lingerie? Yes please (and lucky for us, L’Amour is currently working on a DVD, which I personally can not wait for)!

I fell in love with L’Amour’s impeccable personal style on Instagram, where she posts her stunning self-made performance pieces, lingerie lust-haves and the references that inspire her. All always leave me swooning. Obviously, she has a special relationship with gorgeous underthings considering she is star at both putting them on, taking them off and making them. I talk to L’Amour about her love of lingerie and what inspired her to create the most glamourous and downright enjoyable workout I’ve ever done…

What inspired you to do burlesque and start the fabulous Bump & Grindercise?

I love everything about performing burlesque. The costuming,makeup and exotic tease on stage. I have lived and loved this lifestyle for over 7 years.

In that time I have squeezed out a couple of kids, sewn thousands of sequins, dreamed up storylines and costumes and brought them to life on a stage!

I am constantly immersed in lingerie and big hair and wouldn’t have it any other way.

But the busier my life gets and the less frequently I perform, the more I crave the heart pumping feeling of stage and the excitement of creating costumes and picking the perfect music! This is where Bump and Grindercise came in.

I created Bump and Grindercise so I can fit all of my loves into one explosive package and share it with likeminded kittens! It is a dance fitness class combined with all the elements of a burlesque.

Bump & Grindercise has been such a hit that I toured and sold out in both Sydney and Brisbane. There is also a DVD in the works for 2014.

 

How does lingerie factor into your work?

 

I love lingerie, always have and always will. As a young girl I was inspired by vintage pin-ups in stockings and garters. Today, I’m inspired by many lingerie labels, both modern and vintage fashion magazines and the burlesque world. Lingerie that I create for costumes and performance is very different to the lingerie I create to wear in the bedroom or under a vintage wiggle dress.

My Performance lingerie needs to be made of strong dance lycra/spandex and able to handle stress and quick changes. If it’s a g-string I alter the pattern so the string is extra thick and comfortable to dance and crawl in with no accidents. The fabric needs to be strong enough to support lots of rhinestones and E6000 glue and last for a long time.

My lingerie created for the bedroom is soft and sheer. Laces, sheer mesh, ribbons and peek-a-boo panties are my favorites.

I have recently starting getting back into corsetry, I love creating strong waspie corsets to wear under or over a baby-doll style wiggle dress with fluffy pumps and huge hair.

I’m currently designing and sewing my 2014 Bump and Grindercise costumes.

I’m inspired by lace lingerie, boudoir sex kittens and waspie waists.

Bump and Grindercise costumes need to be strong and handle the sweat and jumping around involved in my classes!

 

What is the appeal lingerie holds for you personally?

Lingerie is a big part of my life, I’m always wearing it. Either for performing, Bump and Grindercise classes or a night at home with my sweetheart.

With lingerie you can be naughty in a black lace set with a tight lace waspie or sweet as sugar in a sheer pink mesh baby doll with lace garters and suspender belt.

I love wearing a full set of something deliciously naughty with a wrap dress on top and some fluffy mules out to dinner or drinks. People may see a peek of lace at your cleavage, or the top of a sheer stocking when you cross your legs, but no one knows the secret of the divine sex kitten under that dress. That excites me.

 

What was the first beautiful piece of lingerie you remember buying?

My first beautiful expensive set was actually a gift from my husband- he knows all about my very serious relationship with lingerie! It was from a boutique that is no longer open in Melbourne called Smitten Kitten, it was my favorite place to go and soak up the beauty of lingerie.

One Valentines Day he surprised me with a black and violet lace balconette bra, matching sheer knickers and a pair of thigh-high stocking socks with ribbons on the top. When he gave me the beautiful pink box I was so excited! At the beginning when TJ and I first started dating neither of us had much money so this was a big deal! I still have the bra hanging up on our wall in our room today.

 

What are your all-time favorite pieces of lingerie?

This is a tough one! A black Agent Provocateur waspie, a cream and black lace Pleasure State corselette, my own handmade waspies as they fit me like glove and are stronger than any corset I have ever bought.

What are your current favorite items?

Currently I am wearing lots of sheer lace and thin strapping details on the bottom that I have made myself, I’m also very excited about the new designs I’m working on for the new term of Bump and Grindercise!- Sheer lace leotards and tiny waspie belts, oh my!

 

What is on your personal wish list for future purchase?

I would really love Agent Provocateur fluffy mules and any one of their beautiful sets. Bra, waspie, suspender belt and knickers- The whole deal!

 

How do you look after your lingerie and/or store your collection?

My performance wear had double thickness in the knickers lining so it can be hand washed over and over then hung to dry, my larger jewel encrusted costumes are mostly un-washable they need to be dry cleaned.

Everything gets covered in glitter spray and sometimes body makeup.

The lingerie I make for Bump and Grindercise classes and home I hand wash and I sometimes use those lingerie bags for the dance lycra costumes. Always hang to dry and I need to be careful if they have rhinestones on them.

 

What do you think your lingerie says about you as a person?

Hmm… that I’m a naughty little sex kitten!

You are amazing at making your own pieces for your act, would you ever consider a L’Amour lingerie label? There is always pieces I see you’ve made yourself that I would definitely buy!

I get emails and comments from people every day asking if I can make them costumes or lingerie. I would love to, but I never went to school to learn how to make patterns or create garments to fit someone from their measurements so I find it quite stressful making something for someone else. If I found a seamstress, but was the designer and helped create the garments this would be something I would LOVE to do. ‘L’amour Lingerie’- haha! What a delicious dream!

 

Have fun and get fit (or just perve on L’Amour) by visiting www.bumpandgrindercise.com.au

and check out some of my favourite videos of L’Amour and Bump & Grindercise at these links…

L’Amour, The Lady Provocative, at The Dixie Evans Benefit, 2013

Bump & Grindercise on tour

Bump & Grindercise workout- The Grind

Bump & Grindercise routine

Agent Provocateur ‘Jet’ Bra & Ouvert. Talk about a bad gal set! This bra and ouvert (open crotch knickers) are constructed from a sheer black mesh, with cut-outs and adjustable PVC strap detailing. This style definitely got a lot of attention when it was launched and i’m sure was on a lot of people’s wish lists. I did notice on various social media feedback where the people who had bought ‘Jet’ were not happy with the fit. Personally, I did not have any of these problems. Not sure if it’s because i coincidentally took a gamble and ordered up a cup size and down a band size, or if it’s a chest/torso shape issue, because I find both the bra and overt to be extremely flattering. Obviously, being made out of PVC straps with adjustable metal hardware this is not the most comfortable ensemble on the planet but damn, it blows people’s minds when they see it. I love and think it’s going to be a collector’s set for fans of AP. 7.5/10.

Agent Provocateur ‘Jet’ Bra & Ouvert. Talk about a bad gal set! This bra and ouvert (open crotch knickers) are constructed from a sheer black mesh, with cut-outs and adjustable PVC strap detailing. This style definitely got a lot of attention when it was launched and i’m sure was on a lot of people’s wish lists. I did notice on various social media feedback where the people who had bought ‘Jet’ were not happy with the fit. Personally, I did not have any of these problems. Not sure if it’s because i coincidentally took a gamble and ordered up a cup size and down a band size, or if it’s a chest/torso shape issue, because I find both the bra and overt to be extremely flattering. Obviously, being made out of PVC straps with adjustable metal hardware this is not the most comfortable ensemble on the planet but damn, it blows people’s minds when they see it. I love and think it’s going to be a collector’s set for fans of AP. 7.5/10.

This started out innocently enough. After quizzing people about what they thought was ‘the sexiest outfit’ a girl could wear- and numerous comments from partners over the years- the most consistent answer I received was “A band t-shirt and briefs.” Or as my sister refers to the ensemble: Teen Angst Pajamas.

So, one of my best boy friends, Elvis Di Fazio, and I set out to photograph the beloved old band-shirt/briefs combo so many of us are fans of, inadvertently taking a strut down memory lane through our own teen years. Albeit, a pretty dark one.

But hey, with Di Fazio, I’m surprised it ended up this clean. For he’s one of my few mates that can out-naughty me, often makes me blush and just ‘gets’ every mischievous idea and pop culture reference I pull from the recesses of my brain. And anyway, what’s a hazy little trip to the nihilism and slightly dark sexuality of your youth without some beer, being bent over cars and a little blood on your hands? Don’t tell Mom the babysitter’s dead…

(For all pieces available for purchase or labels by, click the following links:)

Vintage The Smiths and The Cramps shirts from Chapel NYC 

Highwaisted ‘Nothing’ seam-free briefs by Berlei 

Pleasure State ‘Layla’ lace brazilian briefs

'Elsa' Fishnet brief by Feu De Venus

Thong by Feu De Venus

Briefs, inc. ‘Love’ by Agent Provocateur

'Cyd' triangle brief by Lonely

Sunn O))), Iron Maiden, Cradle of Filth, Slayer, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie shirts, Model and Photographer's own.

Photographer: Elivis Di Fazio (www.elvisdifazio.fr)

Styling, Model, Hair & Make-up: Tiah Eckhardt Delaney for The Daily Knicker

Suzy Bamboo Babydoll by Hopeless Lingerie. Woke up in this little number today so thought it the perfect opportunity to write about it. Continuing my love affair with bamboo, I wanted a slip/nightie in this fabric that could hopefully double as an actual dress. I had a hard time deciding between this and the Hopeless ‘Babette’ slip but obviously decided on this one. The bamboo is indeed gorgeous, thick, soft and holds up wash after (cold) wash. I absolutely adore the adjustable harness detail which surprisingly offers a little support under the bust for me personally. I love the style, love the construction, it’s damn sexy in an edgy way without trying to hard and I am so down with that. My only regret is that I- going on the size chart and what size I *thought* I was- ordered a little small and I find that for me, I really want the outer straps of that triangle shape of the harness at front to be a little further outwards, this is probably due to my small dress/larger cup size though. Usually being an AU 8/US 4 I ordered an XS when I probably should’ve ordered an S. So if in doubt, or even if you are a small girl but with a slightly larger cup size, I would order up. I’d also hoped to be able to wear this as a dress but due to my height (178cm/5’10) it’s too short on me. Again, if you’re taller too, I’d suggest ordering up. Aside from my own personal size-ordering mistakes, I love, LOVE this piece and am dying for more Hopeless Lingerie in future, should budget allow. Spectacular quality, handmade pieces and innovative design all adding up to effortless cool. 8.5/10 
Shop all Hopeless Lingerie here and support a quality, independent label 

Suzy Bamboo Babydoll by Hopeless Lingerie. Woke up in this little number today so thought it the perfect opportunity to write about it. Continuing my love affair with bamboo, I wanted a slip/nightie in this fabric that could hopefully double as an actual dress. I had a hard time deciding between this and the Hopeless ‘Babette’ slip but obviously decided on this one. The bamboo is indeed gorgeous, thick, soft and holds up wash after (cold) wash. I absolutely adore the adjustable harness detail which surprisingly offers a little support under the bust for me personally. I love the style, love the construction, it’s damn sexy in an edgy way without trying to hard and I am so down with that. My only regret is that I- going on the size chart and what size I *thought* I was- ordered a little small and I find that for me, I really want the outer straps of that triangle shape of the harness at front to be a little further outwards, this is probably due to my small dress/larger cup size though. Usually being an AU 8/US 4 I ordered an XS when I probably should’ve ordered an S. So if in doubt, or even if you are a small girl but with a slightly larger cup size, I would order up. I’d also hoped to be able to wear this as a dress but due to my height (178cm/5’10) it’s too short on me. Again, if you’re taller too, I’d suggest ordering up. Aside from my own personal size-ordering mistakes, I love, LOVE this piece and am dying for more Hopeless Lingerie in future, should budget allow. Spectacular quality, handmade pieces and innovative design all adding up to effortless cool. 8.5/10 

Shop all Hopeless Lingerie here and support a quality, independent label 

When Knickers Become Clothes: Wheels & Dollbaby

As someone who is very familiar with and fond of the concept of underwear as outerwear (I lost count the number of times this exchange happened last summer- “Did you just go to Whole Foods/the post office/the gas station in a bra?” Me: “Yes”) I immediately take notice of any underwear-ish clothes that mean I can indulge my lingerie obsession out in ‘the real world.’ I also of course love lingerie I like to refer to as ‘show pieces’ or ‘for special occasion’- yes, those “WOW!” pieces we all need sometimes.

So naturally I adore the fringed knickers, bodies and bra tops my friend Melanie does for her label Wheels & Dollbaby. And if I’m available I’m usually lucky enough to be shooting them and getting first peeks too! The intimates pieces of the ‘Can-Can collection’ (made from a thick, stretch white fabric with a red and navy stripe) scream both ‘Showboat’ and ‘French Riviera’. Not to say I won’t wear them on other forms of marine transport or idyll vacation locations…

The W&DB signature ‘fringed knicker’ and boned bodysuit akin to their famous ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ one-piece, are joined with a tie up bra top that I would definitely match with not only the knickers but happily mix with shorts, high-waisted jeans or capri pants.

These styles will hopefully be re-made again in coming seasons, but are very limited in this ‘Can-Can’ fabric. If you feel must have them (and you should), check out the following direct links to purchase…

Can-Can fringed halter body

Can-Can fringed knicker

Can-Can fringed bra top

Wheels & Dollbaby Homepage and Online Shop

GUEST POST: It’s so awesome that someone has submitted a review of a set I have also reviewed myself, it means we get to see it on a new & different body and hear a different perspective of someone’s experience with the product- I love it! More please! Esther Ng is a uni student in New Zealand who recently interned with Lonely Hearts, (mother label of Lonely Lingere) and received this beautiful set as thanks, so decided to share her opinions on it with us.
"Sabel soft cup bra in the brand new red colour from the collection ‘Seon’. What i love about Lonely is that each bra is profoundly flattering on every bra and body size. Being a quite a small busted girl I could never find bras that suited me, cupped and under-wired bras I was attracted to often demanded voluptuosity that just wasn’t there. Softcup bras were the perfect solution, and Lonely are one of the best in the business.Perfect for everyday wear (the double straps make for drama under plain wide neck tops) and looks great under silky, loose shift dresses in the evening. Most people are relieved to be able to take their bras off after a long day but I want to keep this on forever. Available at Nastygal, The Department Store and of course Lonely’s webstore. 10/10 "
Lonely Lingerie Here!

GUEST POST: It’s so awesome that someone has submitted a review of a set I have also reviewed myself, it means we get to see it on a new & different body and hear a different perspective of someone’s experience with the product- I love it! More please! Esther Ng is a uni student in New Zealand who recently interned with Lonely Hearts, (mother label of Lonely Lingere) and received this beautiful set as thanks, so decided to share her opinions on it with us.

"Sabel soft cup bra in the brand new red colour from the collection ‘Seon’. What i love about Lonely is that each bra is profoundly flattering on every bra and body size. Being a quite a small busted girl I could never find bras that suited me, cupped and under-wired bras I was attracted to often demanded voluptuosity that just wasn’t there. Softcup bras were the perfect solution, and Lonely are one of the best in the business.Perfect for everyday wear (the double straps make for drama under plain wide neck tops) and looks great under silky, loose shift dresses in the evening. Most people are relieved to be able to take their bras off after a long day but I want to keep this on forever. Available at Nastygal, The Department Store and of course Lonely’s webstore. 10/10 "

Lonely Lingerie Here!

Les Lunes Bamboo & Mesh Bra and All-Girl Boyshort. I found Les Lunes last year after discovering bamboo and searching underwear made from the deliciously soft and bouncy fabric. I was so delighted to find out this company was based in the same city as me and contacted them to tell them how much I loved the first few pieces of theirs I bought, which ended up with them asking me to model for them (cue me falling in love with the rest of the range). This is my favourite set out of the current and forthcoming season- a wire free, soft-cup bra made from thick high-quality bamboo and sheer mesh details, with a boy short made mostly from the bamboo with the mesh being used as a trim on the waistband. I normally hate boy shorts, but this sits a little higher and has a verging on retro-high-waisted appeal (I think my issue with boy shorts tends to lie more with the seat depth and less with the leg cut) so these have actually won me over. The bra is a sexy, modern cut and I cannot adequately explain how much support this gives for a soft-cup! YES i can actually wear it beyond at-home and out all day doing stuff. Yes, it gives lift, yes, it keeps your breasts in place- I am not sure if this is because of the shape or the strong but soft fabric or the combination of both but i truly adore it and it is now my no. 1 soft bra. I would- unlike most soft cup bras- recommend this to even fuller busted women than myself, especially as the cuts are also generous (I am a 32d/dd at the moment and I find a small fits me perfectly, as is this). FYI. I don’t normally- or even have to- rant on so about products I get paid to model separate from my blog. Believe me, I am more than happy about taking my money and running and I have no obligation to promote anything except products I love. I’m just fortunate that in some cases I do get to find amazing pieces and brands I truly believe in and this is one of those cases! For comfy, quality, cool-designed underwear? I wouldn’t change a thing about this set. 10/10. P.S. THIS ALSO COMES IN A BODYSUIT!
Les Lunes soon-to-be relaunched website and online shop HERE

Les Lunes Bamboo & Mesh Bra and All-Girl Boyshort. I found Les Lunes last year after discovering bamboo and searching underwear made from the deliciously soft and bouncy fabric. I was so delighted to find out this company was based in the same city as me and contacted them to tell them how much I loved the first few pieces of theirs I bought, which ended up with them asking me to model for them (cue me falling in love with the rest of the range). This is my favourite set out of the current and forthcoming season- a wire free, soft-cup bra made from thick high-quality bamboo and sheer mesh details, with a boy short made mostly from the bamboo with the mesh being used as a trim on the waistband. I normally hate boy shorts, but this sits a little higher and has a verging on retro-high-waisted appeal (I think my issue with boy shorts tends to lie more with the seat depth and less with the leg cut) so these have actually won me over. The bra is a sexy, modern cut and I cannot adequately explain how much support this gives for a soft-cup! YES i can actually wear it beyond at-home and out all day doing stuff. Yes, it gives lift, yes, it keeps your breasts in place- I am not sure if this is because of the shape or the strong but soft fabric or the combination of both but i truly adore it and it is now my no. 1 soft bra. I would- unlike most soft cup bras- recommend this to even fuller busted women than myself, especially as the cuts are also generous (I am a 32d/dd at the moment and I find a small fits me perfectly, as is this). FYI. I don’t normally- or even have to- rant on so about products I get paid to model separate from my blog. Believe me, I am more than happy about taking my money and running and I have no obligation to promote anything except products I love. I’m just fortunate that in some cases I do get to find amazing pieces and brands I truly believe in and this is one of those cases! For comfy, quality, cool-designed underwear? I wouldn’t change a thing about this set. 10/10. P.S. THIS ALSO COMES IN A BODYSUIT!

Les Lunes soon-to-be relaunched website and online shop HERE

Berlei ‘Electrify’ contour sports bra and 'Nothing Naturals' brief. As much as we all love pretty lingerie, good underwear (particularly bras) are a necessary part of life if you fancy doing anything active. Finding cute AND functional sports bra’s can be hard. Even though I’ve been fortunate enough to be Berlei’s brand ambassador for the past 2 years, I have been wearing their sports bra’s for over a decade. I have tried a few others, but in all honesty did not like them and always went back to Berlei. This softly moulded-cup, underwire ‘Electrify’ bra has convertible straps (meaning I can put it under spaghetti straps, tanks and racer backs) and it is the best medium level support i’ve found, as well as providing a nice little bit of shape, as opposed to flattening like a lot of sports bras do. This is my favourite option for medium impact workouts (cycling, dance, etc) and if I am running I will go for a more extreme support option, which I will show in a later post. The perfect pairing for me- as shown here- are Berlei’s ‘Nothing Naturals’ range of briefs which are super lightweight and breathable, just what you want at the gym, in the face of sweating and the thick high-performance fabric’s a lot of workout clothes are made from. I also sleep in these briefs a lot as they really do feel almost like ‘nothing’. As far as a medium impact sports bra goes? 9/10. Just because i’d like more, or at least, solid colour options in this style.
Electrify and Nothing Naturals are available here at Berlei

Berlei ‘Electrify’ contour sports bra and 'Nothing Naturals' brief. As much as we all love pretty lingerie, good underwear (particularly bras) are a necessary part of life if you fancy doing anything active. Finding cute AND functional sports bra’s can be hard. Even though I’ve been fortunate enough to be Berlei’s brand ambassador for the past 2 years, I have been wearing their sports bra’s for over a decade. I have tried a few others, but in all honesty did not like them and always went back to Berlei. This softly moulded-cup, underwire ‘Electrify’ bra has convertible straps (meaning I can put it under spaghetti straps, tanks and racer backs) and it is the best medium level support i’ve found, as well as providing a nice little bit of shape, as opposed to flattening like a lot of sports bras do. This is my favourite option for medium impact workouts (cycling, dance, etc) and if I am running I will go for a more extreme support option, which I will show in a later post. The perfect pairing for me- as shown here- are Berlei’s ‘Nothing Naturals’ range of briefs which are super lightweight and breathable, just what you want at the gym, in the face of sweating and the thick high-performance fabric’s a lot of workout clothes are made from. I also sleep in these briefs a lot as they really do feel almost like ‘nothing’. As far as a medium impact sports bra goes? 9/10. Just because i’d like more, or at least, solid colour options in this style.

Electrify and Nothing Naturals are available here at Berlei

Yay! It’s been a while since I’ve done a guest-post (or many posts at all actually, due to technical difficulties. And by technical difficulties I mean completely, annihilate-ingly smashing my computer screen). So I’m really glad to resume one of my favourite parts of The Daily Knicker which is guest-posts by you lovely people! And who better than this spunky little darling with great taste in knickers? I give you Miss Adelaide and some pretty Pleasure State…
Adelaide is student living in Sydney who is utterly obsessed with all things French, vintage, pretty and slightly sultry. She is a long time fan and follower of both The daily Knicker and it’s corresponding social media accounts and we appreciate her continuing support and sweet words incredibly. 
 ”This christmas I treated myself to a set by Pleasure State, white label: Viva Italia. It is absolutely to die for. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it and fell in love all over again in the change-room. I was pleasantly surprised that the balconette style cups, which have no moulding, fit 100%! Having a smaller bust I have a bit of trouble with this type of cup. I just think this set and I were meant to be. Both Bra and G-string are super comfortable, and give perfect shape and support for day wear. The longer line bra is tri-hooked so it smooths all those nasty lumps and bumps that can appear with shorter line bras, which I thinks just adds to its comfort and perfection! The only thing I would mention is that as it is a longer line bra it has boning at the sides, which is all fine, except for how the covering for the boning has been finished at the bottom. I had to look through the racks when I bought it to find one that was not frayed, which I found a bit disappointing coming from Pleasure State. This piece is definitely a hand wash only item. TLC all the way. Boning issue aside though, I would still give this 9/10. It is an all-day comfort piece that would transition nicely into night-time fun. 


I bought mine in-store at Myer, but it’s also available (and on sale!) at pleasurestate.com.au”

Yay! It’s been a while since I’ve done a guest-post (or many posts at all actually, due to technical difficulties. And by technical difficulties I mean completely, annihilate-ingly smashing my computer screen). So I’m really glad to resume one of my favourite parts of The Daily Knicker which is guest-posts by you lovely people! And who better than this spunky little darling with great taste in knickers? I give you Miss Adelaide and some pretty Pleasure State…

Adelaide is student living in Sydney who is utterly obsessed with all things French, vintage, pretty and slightly sultry. She is a long time fan and follower of both The daily Knicker and it’s corresponding social media accounts and we appreciate her continuing support and sweet words incredibly. 
 ”This christmas I treated myself to a set by Pleasure State, white label: Viva Italia. It is absolutely to die for. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it and fell in love all over again in the change-room. I was pleasantly surprised that the balconette style cups, which have no moulding, fit 100%! Having a smaller bust I have a bit of trouble with this type of cup. I just think this set and I were meant to be. Both Bra and G-string are super comfortable, and give perfect shape and support for day wear. The longer line bra is tri-hooked so it smooths all those nasty lumps and bumps that can appear with shorter line bras, which I thinks just adds to its comfort and perfection! The only thing I would mention is that as it is a longer line bra it has boning at the sides, which is all fine, except for how the covering for the boning has been finished at the bottom. I had to look through the racks when I bought it to find one that was not frayed, which I found a bit disappointing coming from Pleasure State. This piece is definitely a hand wash only item. TLC all the way. Boning issue aside though, I would still give this 9/10. It is an all-day comfort piece that would transition nicely into night-time fun. 
I bought mine in-store at Myer, but it’s also available (and on sale!) at pleasurestate.com.au
B.Tempt’d by Wacoal Lace Kiss Bralette and Bikini. After a decade in a D-cup I’ve pretty much come to terms with the fact I will never be able to wear a bralette as an everyday bra, so I purchased this set with full intention of it serving as something to sleep in, sort of ‘lingerie-pajamas’ (lingeramas?). I LOVE a bikini-cut panty and the shape of this is awesome, leg-lengthening and comfortable whilst being pretty damn sexy-looking, in my opinion. The bralette is cute and also pretty comfortable but yes, clearly designed for a smaller bust. No lift, the minimal support is due only to a light compression effect, not any shaping or cut to the cup. The under-bust/ribcage part also tends to ride up a bit with wear. By all means, this would be pretty and functional for a petite size. If you’re larger busted and don’t mind the lack of support and shape and are just looking for something to sleep or lounge around in, I’d also recommend it. Love the ‘poppy’ range of colours this comes in and for being so cheap the lace is lovely and soft. All up, a personal 7/10, mostly just for being a great PJ alternative and good quality for cost.
B.Tempt’d by Wacoal online store here

B.Tempt’d by Wacoal Lace Kiss Bralette and Bikini. After a decade in a D-cup I’ve pretty much come to terms with the fact I will never be able to wear a bralette as an everyday bra, so I purchased this set with full intention of it serving as something to sleep in, sort of ‘lingerie-pajamas’ (lingeramas?). I LOVE a bikini-cut panty and the shape of this is awesome, leg-lengthening and comfortable whilst being pretty damn sexy-looking, in my opinion. The bralette is cute and also pretty comfortable but yes, clearly designed for a smaller bust. No lift, the minimal support is due only to a light compression effect, not any shaping or cut to the cup. The under-bust/ribcage part also tends to ride up a bit with wear. By all means, this would be pretty and functional for a petite size. If you’re larger busted and don’t mind the lack of support and shape and are just looking for something to sleep or lounge around in, I’d also recommend it. Love the ‘poppy’ range of colours this comes in and for being so cheap the lace is lovely and soft. All up, a personal 7/10, mostly just for being a great PJ alternative and good quality for cost.

B.Tempt’d by Wacoal online store here

Fifi Chachnil bra, brief and suspender belt. Love the sweet colorway and 60’s-ish sheer nylon fabric of this set. It screams innocence and old-school boudoir at the same time. The pale peach/baby blue combo is what sold me and it’s trimmed with gorgeous little silk bows and a fine lace ruffle on the suspender belt. Fifi bra’s, personally, always fit like a dream and last ages with proper care. For sheer fabric, the bra gives incredible lift and shape with padding/moulding, just a great cut. Fifi briefs are always my favourite though these seem to sit a little lower for some reason than their others, particularly my favourite ‘Minette’ style, but they are no less comfortable. Suspender fits perfectly, especially if clipped to stay-ups, but I do find with a regular stocking they pull down a little if I try to wear them out & about- probably due to the lack of support in such a delicate fabric, but like I said, easily remedied with a light stay-up alternative such as these baby blue lace-tops. So incredibly beautiful this set- I always feel like a backlit, early 60’s playboy bunny or a sun-soaked high-school bedroom dream. Now where’s my fuzzy peach teddy bear? 9.5/10
Fifi Chachnil online store here!

Fifi Chachnil bra, brief and suspender belt. Love the sweet colorway and 60’s-ish sheer nylon fabric of this set. It screams innocence and old-school boudoir at the same time. The pale peach/baby blue combo is what sold me and it’s trimmed with gorgeous little silk bows and a fine lace ruffle on the suspender belt. Fifi bra’s, personally, always fit like a dream and last ages with proper care. For sheer fabric, the bra gives incredible lift and shape with padding/moulding, just a great cut. Fifi briefs are always my favourite though these seem to sit a little lower for some reason than their others, particularly my favourite ‘Minette’ style, but they are no less comfortable. Suspender fits perfectly, especially if clipped to stay-ups, but I do find with a regular stocking they pull down a little if I try to wear them out & about- probably due to the lack of support in such a delicate fabric, but like I said, easily remedied with a light stay-up alternative such as these baby blue lace-tops. So incredibly beautiful this set- I always feel like a backlit, early 60’s playboy bunny or a sun-soaked high-school bedroom dream. Now where’s my fuzzy peach teddy bear? 9.5/10

Fifi Chachnil online store here!