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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
Fifi Chachnil ‘Minette’ brief. Once upon a time this was half of one of my favourite sets. But in some country, at some point in 2007, the beautiful and absolutely perfect bra that went with this was lost/stolen and I have lamented it’s absence ever since. I am usually obsessive about ‘matching sets’ and it’s hard for me to have a bra or brief that doesn’t have it’s sister. But this is so beautiful not only can I not part with it, it is my favourite pair of knickers to go bra-less with.  The front: A lilac and white striped silk with small flowers. Matching rosettes adorn each hipbone. The back: The most divinely soft 1960’s-ish sheer lilac nylon. Trim the whole thing with a little cream tulle and it is a sugary lingerie confection that walks the line between sweet and simple. Comfortable. Quality. I adore it. So has anyone who’s *seen* it  underneath beneath any of my stroppy, slippy dresses. The bra may be lost forever, but the minette style lives on each season over at Fifi Chachnil. No doubt one of the brand’s most popular styles as it’s released continually in different fabrics, thank heavens. 10/10
Fifi Chachnil ‘Minette’s’ Here

Fifi Chachnil ‘Minette’ brief. Once upon a time this was half of one of my favourite sets. But in some country, at some point in 2007, the beautiful and absolutely perfect bra that went with this was lost/stolen and I have lamented it’s absence ever since. I am usually obsessive about ‘matching sets’ and it’s hard for me to have a bra or brief that doesn’t have it’s sister. But this is so beautiful not only can I not part with it, it is my favourite pair of knickers to go bra-less with.  The front: A lilac and white striped silk with small flowers. Matching rosettes adorn each hipbone. The back: The most divinely soft 1960’s-ish sheer lilac nylon. Trim the whole thing with a little cream tulle and it is a sugary lingerie confection that walks the line between sweet and simple. Comfortable. Quality. I adore it. So has anyone who’s *seen* it  underneath beneath any of my stroppy, slippy dresses. The bra may be lost forever, but the minette style lives on each season over at Fifi Chachnil. No doubt one of the brand’s most popular styles as it’s released continually in different fabrics, thank heavens. 10/10

Fifi Chachnil ‘Minette’s’ Here

Chantal Thomass bra and brief. The signature balconette shape of Chantal Thomass’ bras are in my opinion, flawless, when it comes to decorative, beautiful lingerie (as opposed to say, a perfect t-shirt bra where shape and  structure >  ’prettiness’). The bulk of the ‘push’ comes from the sturdy band structure and where it joins the lightly-shaped, non-padded cups. It lifts straight UP you could say. And for this I have adored CT bras for years. Great cleavage, without any bulk or padding. Good for both big and small busted girls. Made from a printed silver satin and black stripe mesh with pale pink ribbon threaded through the black lace trim- very classic Chantal. The briefs are a perfect bikini cut, with adorable ‘butt-crack ruching’ (as I call it!) at the back and both brief and bra are insanely comfortable and give NO lumps or bumps beneath clothes. If I had to pick one style of bra/brief combination to wear for the rest of my life this would be it. Beneath a basic cotton LBD my doesn’t-usually-give-a-shit husband said “What bra are you wearing?! Your boobs look incredible!” Worth every Euro-cent… 9.5/10 
Perve on all the gorgeous Chantal Thomass here

Chantal Thomass bra and brief. The signature balconette shape of Chantal Thomass’ bras are in my opinion, flawless, when it comes to decorative, beautiful lingerie (as opposed to say, a perfect t-shirt bra where shape and  structure >  ’prettiness’). The bulk of the ‘push’ comes from the sturdy band structure and where it joins the lightly-shaped, non-padded cups. It lifts straight UP you could say. And for this I have adored CT bras for years. Great cleavage, without any bulk or padding. Good for both big and small busted girls. Made from a printed silver satin and black stripe mesh with pale pink ribbon threaded through the black lace trim- very classic Chantal. The briefs are a perfect bikini cut, with adorable ‘butt-crack ruching’ (as I call it!) at the back and both brief and bra are insanely comfortable and give NO lumps or bumps beneath clothes. If I had to pick one style of bra/brief combination to wear for the rest of my life this would be it. Beneath a basic cotton LBD my doesn’t-usually-give-a-shit husband said “What bra are you wearing?! Your boobs look incredible!” Worth every Euro-cent… 9.5/10 

Perve on all the gorgeous Chantal Thomass here

GUEST POST: Ashleigh is 25 and lives in Sydney with her husband and puppy Bedford. She loves lingerie and films- mainly 90’s, Tarantino, and French New Wave- and is intensely fascinated by serial killers, which is one of the reasons she works in neuroscience research. Definitely fascinated by this babe!

"This is a Kiki De Montparnasse Babydoll set (top and bloomers). My husband bought this for my birthday when we lived in New York…J’adore. A perfect lounge wear ensemble. The experience of trying this on in their Mercer Street store before purchase is worth a mention - with most lovely boutiques giving you an amazing pair of heels to try on with your outfit, Kiki gives you the amazing heels and a luxurious black feather bower to play around with (FUN!). Back to the set itself, it is not restrictive at all (an absolute must for any lounge wear in my books), feels amazingly soft and billows out really beautifully when you move. What I really like about it is the small detail, the beautiful nude lace rimmed all around and down the top, carried onto the bloomers with the same lace in a delicate little bow at the front. The other part of this that I love is the fact that, even though it looks quite virginal and cutesy, it is a little see-through (and this seems to especially show on my boobs) which also makes it very sexy. Basically it is perfect for a dress-up girly night with my best friend eating macarons and watching Gilda (and putting on your canary yellow floor length silk and lace Oscar de la Renta dressing gown, to make things a little more glamorous), and is also very…..warmly accepted…..by my husband. 10/10"
GUEST POST: Ashleigh is 25 and lives in Sydney with her husband and puppy Bedford. She loves lingerie and films- mainly 90’s, Tarantino, and French New Wave- and is intensely fascinated by serial killers, which is one of the reasons she works in neuroscience research. Definitely fascinated by this babe!
"This is a Kiki De Montparnasse Babydoll set (top and bloomers). My husband bought this for my birthday when we lived in New York…J’adore. A perfect lounge wear ensemble. The experience of trying this on in their Mercer Street store before purchase is worth a mention - with most lovely boutiques giving you an amazing pair of heels to try on with your outfit, Kiki gives you the amazing heels and a luxurious black feather bower to play around with (FUN!). Back to the set itself, it is not restrictive at all (an absolute must for any lounge wear in my books), feels amazingly soft and billows out really beautifully when you move. What I really like about it is the small detail, the beautiful nude lace rimmed all around and down the top, carried onto the bloomers with the same lace in a delicate little bow at the front. The other part of this that I love is the fact that, even though it looks quite virginal and cutesy, it is a little see-through (and this seems to especially show on my boobs) which also makes it very sexy. Basically it is perfect for a dress-up girly night with my best friend eating macarons and watching Gilda (and putting on your canary yellow floor length silk and lace Oscar de la Renta dressing gown, to make things a little more glamorous), and is also very…..warmly accepted…..by my husband. 10/10"
Today, I am having a total Bo Derek moment, braids and all, in my Story by Tang bodysuit. Couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the start of American summer than in a piece by an Australian designer I’ve loved since I walked in her TAFE Graduate Collection as a teenager (Paying respect to both my home country and my adopted country)! Tangy (Christine) designs clothes that walk a fine between feminine and masculine, relaxed and tailored, soft but with clean lines- and that is exactly what caught my eye about this piece and decided it would be perfect as not only outerwear, but loungewear for at home, underwear beneath sheer clothes (when you want more modesty than just a bra) and recently I’ve started wearing it as swimwear too. Obviously, it doesn’t offer a massive degree of support as it’s not intended to be lingerie, but it is so comfortable (made out of an incredibly soft cotton) it is now one of my favourite bodysuits. I’ve also slept in it a couple of times and it’s as close to sleeping naked as you can get without actually being so, for I do worry about those earthquakes sometimes…. sometimes… 8.5/10
Get this Story by Tang body HERE at The Grand Social, in a multitude of colours!

Today, I am having a total Bo Derek moment, braids and all, in my Story by Tang bodysuit. Couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the start of American summer than in a piece by an Australian designer I’ve loved since I walked in her TAFE Graduate Collection as a teenager (Paying respect to both my home country and my adopted country)! Tangy (Christine) designs clothes that walk a fine between feminine and masculine, relaxed and tailored, soft but with clean lines- and that is exactly what caught my eye about this piece and decided it would be perfect as not only outerwear, but loungewear for at home, underwear beneath sheer clothes (when you want more modesty than just a bra) and recently I’ve started wearing it as swimwear too. Obviously, it doesn’t offer a massive degree of support as it’s not intended to be lingerie, but it is so comfortable (made out of an incredibly soft cotton) it is now one of my favourite bodysuits. I’ve also slept in it a couple of times and it’s as close to sleeping naked as you can get without actually being so, for I do worry about those earthquakes sometimes…. sometimes… 8.5/10

Get this Story by Tang body HERE at The Grand Social, in a multitude of colours!

American Apparel red lace geo bra and thong. My relationship with American Apparel lingerie is very up and down- sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it. There has been a vast improvement in their women’s underwear over the last year (with the introduction of underwire bra’s and more laces) and it has become my go-to for a quick, cheap lingerie fix. This style bra (soft cup triangle shape, with a hooks on the back) is far superior to their signature slip-on, rather support-less triangles. This offers some support whilst remaining comfortable. Having a rather small-back/large-cup combo it cuts in slightly on the top of the bust, but for the price I can’t complain that it’s not perfect. I LOVE the colour, fabric pattern and the cut of the bottoms- my favourite shape thong. Love this set for lazy/comfortable days without having to be boring or dowdy with cottons or neutral colours. I’m still holding hope that AA will soon do a higher, bikini cut brief to go with their bra’s as a counterpoint to the only current options of thong or leg, shortening, hip-widening, boyish-hipster (blergh!). Would buy again in more colours. 7/10

American Apparel red lace geo bra and thong. My relationship with American Apparel lingerie is very up and down- sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it. There has been a vast improvement in their women’s underwear over the last year (with the introduction of underwire bra’s and more laces) and it has become my go-to for a quick, cheap lingerie fix. This style bra (soft cup triangle shape, with a hooks on the back) is far superior to their signature slip-on, rather support-less triangles. This offers some support whilst remaining comfortable. Having a rather small-back/large-cup combo it cuts in slightly on the top of the bust, but for the price I can’t complain that it’s not perfect. I LOVE the colour, fabric pattern and the cut of the bottoms- my favourite shape thong. Love this set for lazy/comfortable days without having to be boring or dowdy with cottons or neutral colours. I’m still holding hope that AA will soon do a higher, bikini cut brief to go with their bra’s as a counterpoint to the only current options of thong or leg, shortening, hip-widening, boyish-hipster (blergh!). Would buy again in more colours. 7/10

Lingerie Lovers:

Welcome to a new section of The Daily Knicker where I profile my favorite lingerie lovers. These are the girls who’s obsessions rival my own, who provide and derive power, sensuality and enjoyment from their love of fine lingerie to the point where it needs to be a part of their daily life!

I am honored to introduce The Daily Knicker’s first ‘Lingerie Lover’ Dionne Harris-Taylor, who I’m fortunate to count as many things: friend, colleague, one-time roomie and major mutual pretty-knicker obsessive. Miss Dee Dee is a sugary sweet and sassy treat one considers themself lucky to encounter on a regular basis. Dark and mysterious on the surface and a pastel confection beneath, Ms Harris-Taylor is an enigma of the most delightful variety. Her fondness for all things French and frou-frou has inspired a career working within the ranks of Australian label Wheels & Dollbaby before heading to Europe where she now applies her expertise for Parisian purveyor of intimate apparel, Fifi Chachnil. It is she who feeds my dangerous- and expensive- addiction to the brand (enabler!). When I think of Ms Dionne I am instantly transported to a mental world of luxe lacquered black, glossy red lips, pretty pastel silks and laces, French sweet treats, champagne and flowers. Needless to say, it’s wonderful to know such an inspiring mademoiselle

What is the appeal that lingerie holds for you?

Lingerie for me is my favorite part of getting dressed or undressed.It is the best tonic for a bad mood, it is something to make you feel beautiful even if your hair is in a messy ponytail and you are dutifully filling your evening routines sans maquillage at the washbasin. Or something to lounge in on a rainy, grey afternoon at home when you just can’t think about going out or getting dressed. It’s like buying pretty flowers for your home or office, something delicate and inspiring to create a little beauty for the moment of getting dressed, to stay with you throughout the day.

I love that it can impact on how you are feeling about yourself, to lighten your mood with color, frou-frou ruffles and whimsy or to make you feel more dramatic, glamorous and confident. I struggle to buy clothes that I like at times, but can never resist a charming, whimsical new piece of lingerie for my wardrobe.

You can fold it down into basically nothing, but the fact that so much thought and care for design and color, that such attention to little details have been extended to such a small thing - is quite amazing. Also I love the way it looks en masse in my wardrobe and drawers! I wear a lot of black on the outside, but my lingerie collection is a riot of Marie Antoinette silk pastels, clashing hot pink polka dots, Brigitte Bardot ginghams, glittered silk and joyful gelato shades of ribbon trims.

Do you have any point or experience in memory that you think started your lingerie love?

Probably my teenage years at Catholic girls school, where the ultimate rebellion was to wear a black bra beneath our oddly semi transparent white blouses - it was against the school rules.

I remember begging my mum for a bra at about eleven and being woefully disappointed with the soft cup triangular white nylon number I ended up with (stuffed with tissues usually). Now I think about it though, it was kind of cute in a 70s kind of way - I love vintage-feeling nylon bras and slips now!

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

My first REAL lingerie piece was a Fifi Chachnil red and white polka-dot swimsuit bra-top. I was in love and spent about a month paying it off (it was over ten years ago and I was still a fashion student)- I still have it! It’s utterly adorable! I couldn’t afford the sweet little matching skirted briefs at the time, but I wore all my tops very low as to show it off!

What are your all-time favorite pieces?

A midnight blue sparkling Fifi ” Merveilleux” bra and “Jolie” brief from about seven years ago, almost disintegrated now, but I still have it. I wish I could buy this set again - it’s magical!

When at home I live in a little 60s nylon tulle babydoll from Fifi Chachnil called “Surprise Party.” It’s so easy to wear, cute and completely practical as it washes easily. I’ve recently become addicted to all manner of slips and babydolls. 

What are your current favorite items?

I just recently purchased the perfect simple, classic black silk slip (Vicky mini noir available here: http://fifichachnil.com/fr/65-vicky-mini.html). It’ s the kind of understated, ladylike piece that brings to my mind the chic of Deneuve combined with the old Hollywood va-va-voom appeal of Elizabeth Taylor. I wear it with everything and its perfect beneath a pencil skirt with a little angora cardigan.

On the other end of the scale, I also find it impossible to resist an adorable tulle mini jupon - the kind of petticoat that lends itself to layering beneath full-skirted sundresses. But I just love the whole look and idea of it. (It wasn’t a ‘practical’ purchase-I just talk of the possible practical uses to justify its purchase to myself- its pure frou-frou frivolity really!)

What is on your wish list for future purchase?

The new Fifi Chachnil Spring Summer collection’s “Mina” silk and Calais lace slip in lemon yellow with matching angora cardigan. Also, from the new range “Paulette de Belle chasse”- striped cotton Pacotille bra and Voyage mini skirt (with giant bow tie at the back!) Although it is technically lingerie, I am desperate to wear this little set for the English summer on Brighton beach. It’s candy striped cotton will be perfect for eating ice-cream, perched on a blue striped deckchair in front of pastel hued beach huts…. in my dreams.

 Note - (Fifi Chachnil Spring/Summer Collection “Capri Mon Amour” arrives into boutiques and online March and April)  

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

My husband found me an old beautiful black lacquered chinoiserie styled cupboard that I keep most of my collection in. The rest fills Laduree and Fifi Chachnil tissue paper lined dresser drawers and hanging space in the closet.

Although I’d like to pretend when the doors are opened it looks like a shoot from “The Coveteur” in reality I do actually wear most of it frequently so it’s often a little bit of a mess.

My favorite pieces hang on pretty padded hangers draped across an antique French screen in my bedroom as I think it’s a shame to keep all those beautiful things hidden away. I love to admire them.

For laundry, I love the Tocca line of fragranced hand-washing solutions - makes the laundry less of a chore! And I always think that the bathtub full of pastel-hued silk whispers is such a pretty thing to behold! Once a week I press all of the silk pieces too, it takes time but it keeps everything beautiful. 

What do you think your lingerie says about you?

It could possibly say that I am entirely impractical and unrestrainedly fanciful maybe, but with humor and a sense of the ridiculous!

What advice if any do you have for either fellow aficionados or novices hoping to add to their knicker drawer?

Don’t do as I have done, and sneak a few silk knickers into the washing machine when having a lazy attitude to housework- I’ve ruined a few pieces this way!

Wait for yearly sales to purchase additional knickers for your most favorite bras - it’s always nice to have something like a highwaisted pair and then a little cute low rise pair for different moods and looks.

Mix and match your pieces - sometimes I haven’t always been able to afford to buy an entire set of lingerie, so just a pair of amazing knickers.  Find the style/cut of bra that suits you best (for me it’s Fifi’s Merveilleux and Sapristi) and look out for it each season in a new color way. And try a cute babydoll! Nothing makes you feel more glamorous or sweet for around the house.

GUEST POST: Zoe Greening is a 22 year old living in London, studying a BA in Fashion Contour (lingerie design). Currently on a work placement year, she has spent time as a lingerie design assistant at Marks & Spencers and is now a sample room intern at Jenny Packham. Zoe also works in Selfridges’ lingerie department and is totally lingerie-obsessed. Her tumblr is playboyredhead.tumblr.com and it’s where she posts the inspiration for her design work, alongside with the occasional lingerie selfie. We are very excited to have this gorgeous lingerie professional on The Daily Knicker!
“Stella McCartney - Clara Whispering in emerald green. This silk and lace trim set by Stella McCartney is comfy, practical and beautiful so in my opinion it ticks all the boxes for good luxury lingerie. The quality and fit is excellent (when I first tried it on it felt like clouds were holding up my breasts), and the brand provides bras for ladies with smaller back sizes and larger cups. The bra is lightly padded and lined with satin on the inside. I got it on sale at Coco De Mer but would definitely say that it is worth every penny full price. This style comes in a range of colours and I am hoping to get my hands on the navy next!”

GUEST POST: Zoe Greening is a 22 year old living in London, studying a BA in Fashion Contour (lingerie design). Currently on a work placement year, she has spent time as a lingerie design assistant at Marks & Spencers and is now a sample room intern at Jenny Packham. Zoe also works in Selfridges’ lingerie department and is totally lingerie-obsessed. Her tumblr is playboyredhead.tumblr.com and it’s where she posts the inspiration for her design work, alongside with the occasional lingerie selfie. We are very excited to have this gorgeous lingerie professional on The Daily Knicker!

Stella McCartney - Clara Whispering in emerald green. This silk and lace trim set by Stella McCartney is comfy, practical and beautiful so in my opinion it ticks all the boxes for good luxury lingerie. The quality and fit is excellent (when I first tried it on it felt like clouds were holding up my breasts), and the brand provides bras for ladies with smaller back sizes and larger cups. The bra is lightly padded and lined with satin on the inside. I got it on sale at Coco De Mer but would definitely say that it is worth every penny full price. This style comes in a range of colours and I am hoping to get my hands on the navy next!”
GUEST POST: Danielle Lister is 23 and lives in Melbourne, Australia. She likes to collect lingerie, hang out with her French Bulldog Esther, watch crime documentaries, listen to European Death Metal and possibly sounds like one of the raddest people ever. Danielle, let’s be friends? 
"This is the ‘Webbed Thong’ from UK brand Bordelle. The front of this thong is soft and feminine, made with black silk and tiny elastic ruffles around the trim. The back on the other hand is a lot more risque- which was was the selling point for me. The straps are made from soft black elastic with black bows running all the way down the middle and wrap around to the front where they are met by 2 little silk bows on the hips. These knickers have just the right amount of both fetish and femininity. They fit perfectly (I wear a small) and are very soft and comfortable. They are gentle and sexy yet make you feel a little bit naughty, just the way I like to be! I give these a 10/10!"

Shop Bordelle’s fetish-inspired yet feminine range HERE!

GUEST POST: Danielle Lister is 23 and lives in Melbourne, Australia. She likes to collect lingerie, hang out with her French Bulldog Esther, watch crime documentaries, listen to European Death Metal and possibly sounds like one of the raddest people ever. Danielle, let’s be friends? 

"This is the ‘Webbed Thong’ from UK brand Bordelle. The front of this thong is soft and feminine, made with black silk and tiny elastic ruffles around the trim. The back on the other hand is a lot more risque- which was was the selling point for me. The straps are made from soft black elastic with black bows running all the way down the middle and wrap around to the front where they are met by 2 little silk bows on the hips. These knickers have just the right amount of both fetish and femininity. They fit perfectly (I wear a small) and are very soft and comfortable. They are gentle and sexy yet make you feel a little bit naughty, just the way I like to be! I give these a 10/10!"

Shop Bordelle’s fetish-inspired yet feminine range HERE!

GUEST POST: Shanay Hall lives in New York and believe it or not, has a 5-and-a-half-month old baby girl. She has been eating healthily to get her money-makin’ bod back and also doing bikram yoga. Shanay finally feels that she has the confidence back she had before she was pregnant but still loves her ‘ghetto booty’!”Topshop Nursing Bra and Briefs: Believe it or not but the bra is a nursing bra- It is amazing! It’s from Topshop and the clasp is very simple and understated like a NORMAL bra! It has no underwire which I can’t stand as I find it gets in the way for me. There are some really nice nursing bras out there! Love the soft black lace on the lining, makes me feel somewhat sexy again! Bra: 10/10And for the undies- Topshop again. I feel these balance the bra’s sexiness with a bit of fun and a boyleg cut is always comfy for me. Love the planets- they remind me of my high school science class. Briefs: 9/10”
Peruse Topshop Lingerie Here 

GUEST POST: Shanay Hall lives in New York and believe it or not, has a 5-and-a-half-month old baby girl. She has been eating healthily to get her money-makin’ bod back and also doing bikram yoga. Shanay finally feels that she has the confidence back she had before she was pregnant but still loves her ‘ghetto booty’!

Topshop Nursing Bra and Briefs: Believe it or not but the bra is a nursing bra- It is amazing! It’s from Topshop and the clasp is very simple and understated like a NORMAL bra! It has no underwire which I can’t stand as I find it gets in the way for me. There are some really nice nursing bras out there! Love the soft black lace on the lining, makes me feel somewhat sexy again! Bra: 10/10
And for the undies- Topshop again. I feel these balance the bra’s sexiness with a bit of fun and a boyleg cut is always comfy for me. Love the planets- they remind me of my high school science class. Briefs: 9/10”

Peruse Topshop Lingerie Here 

Berlei Barely There Contour Bra and Barely There Micro G-string. This is the world’s most comfortable, functional bra, I swear. It’s like wearing nothing, even more comfortable than that (because take away the ‘ow’factor of having breasts that are not supported). It’s the only underwire bra I’ve ever been able to sleep in. I wear it on flights. Around the house. Running errands. Under sheer clothing. Beneath my ‘going out’ ensembles. You name it. It’s contoured, but adds no bulk. It lifts, but doesn’t give too much cleavage. It also comes in so many colours I can’t count and features extra little ‘comfort’ details like how the hook fastenings at the back are padded so they can’t dig into your back. I’ve paired this bra with matching black barely there g-string (which along with the brief version are my favourite basic bottoms as they are invisible beneath clothes and sexy without any on). Until now my only issue has been that the more colourful ‘Barely There’ bras haven’t had matching bottoms, but I’ve recently heard from the design team that this is changing soon- problem solved! Two more great reasons to buy (some more of) these? They’re currently being sold for $39 as opposed to the regular $54.95 and $5 from every pink ‘Barely There’ is donated to the Breast Cancer Network. 9.5/10
Shop the Barely There range HERE (and yes, hi- that’s my head!) 

Berlei Barely There Contour Bra and Barely There Micro G-string. This is the world’s most comfortable, functional bra, I swear. It’s like wearing nothing, even more comfortable than that (because take away the ‘ow’factor of having breasts that are not supported). It’s the only underwire bra I’ve ever been able to sleep in. I wear it on flights. Around the house. Running errands. Under sheer clothing. Beneath my ‘going out’ ensembles. You name it. It’s contoured, but adds no bulk. It lifts, but doesn’t give too much cleavage. It also comes in so many colours I can’t count and features extra little ‘comfort’ details like how the hook fastenings at the back are padded so they can’t dig into your back. I’ve paired this bra with matching black barely there g-string (which along with the brief version are my favourite basic bottoms as they are invisible beneath clothes and sexy without any on). Until now my only issue has been that the more colourful ‘Barely There’ bras haven’t had matching bottoms, but I’ve recently heard from the design team that this is changing soon- problem solved! Two more great reasons to buy (some more of) these? They’re currently being sold for $39 as opposed to the regular $54.95 and $5 from every pink ‘Barely There’ is donated to the Breast Cancer Network. 9.5/10

Shop the Barely There range HERE (and yes, hi- that’s my head!) 

American Apparel stretch floral lace Bra and High-waist Brief 
I was given these briefs by a friend and thought they would be very cute for wearing at home. However, being obsessive about matching sets I had to go get a bra in the same fabric. Not quite sure why I tried this style when i’ve reviewed it not-so-wonderfully before. Still zero support, somehow manages to make my boobs look worse and get this… the strap broke the first time I put it on and had to re-sew it. AA really needs to make a decent bra in this floral lace print, perhaps in their triangle or underwire styles, because the briefs are amazing, comfortable and a little stomach flattening and the lack of a functional matching top are the only thing holding it back. As a footnote, I thought this looked cute and kinda sexy in a retro, 70’s kind of way. My husband however saw me in it and said it was “the ugliest set of underwear (I) own…take it off.” And that was “take it off” not in a good way. 4/10
The wider (and better) range of American Apparel lingerie is Here

American Apparel stretch floral lace Bra and High-waist Brief 

I was given these briefs by a friend and thought they would be very cute for wearing at home. However, being obsessive about matching sets I had to go get a bra in the same fabric. Not quite sure why I tried this style when i’ve reviewed it not-so-wonderfully before. Still zero support, somehow manages to make my boobs look worse and get this… the strap broke the first time I put it on and had to re-sew it. AA really needs to make a decent bra in this floral lace print, perhaps in their triangle or underwire styles, because the briefs are amazing, comfortable and a little stomach flattening and the lack of a functional matching top are the only thing holding it back. As a footnote, I thought this looked cute and kinda sexy in a retro, 70’s kind of way. My husband however saw me in it and said it was “the ugliest set of underwear (I) own…take it off.” And that was “take it off” not in a good way. 4/10

The wider (and better) range of American Apparel lingerie is Here

The Daily Knicker x By Fin Collaboration

My friend Amy Finlayson and I have wanted to collaborate on our respective loves (art and lingerie) for a while now. Miss Finlayson, inspired by the artwork of Richard Prince, came up with the wonderful idea of shooting my favourite white lingerie pieces and painting on the prints as an interpretation of Prince’s ‘Nurse’ series. 

So here are the results! Not only do I love this super cool homage for art’s-sake, but I love it for what it says about my favourite aspect of lingerie- it’s ability to actualise a character and inspire or be inspired by other mediums (whether it’s books, films or paintings). Even if you or your significant other are the only ones that get to see your character ‘creation’!

Read more at Amy Finlayson’s wonderful blog By Fin 

You can purchase the Agent Provocateur ‘Love’ set I chose to play nurse in Here

…. and if you are interested in maybe obtaining a print of this rad piece I suggest you keep checking in with Amy Finlayson and the By Fin blog, because I know she’s planning something special. x

Bra and brief by Fifi Chachnil. I have a love/hate relationship with the colour pink- so often (especially in lingerie) it’s done wrong. But Fifi Chachnil’s pink, French and from-frou world is of course the one place where the shade is conceived perfectly. Soft sheer lace mesh with polka-dots and ruffle trim, topped off with tiny orange-red rosettes inspired my friend to send me a picture of this captioned “You need this- Strawberry Shortcake!” so of course it ended up in my lingerie drawer. Great support from the balconette style bra and very comfortable little low-rise briefs means this is a deluxe but completely functional set. I could be a little ‘cleavagey’ at the moment as i get a hint of overspill/cut-in on the top of the bra- and of course, I always love a suspender option- but otherwise this is pretty much ‘The Perfect Pink’. 8.5/10
Fall into Fifi-Heaven and pick up your own Here! 

Bra and brief by Fifi Chachnil. I have a love/hate relationship with the colour pink- so often (especially in lingerie) it’s done wrong. But Fifi Chachnil’s pink, French and from-frou world is of course the one place where the shade is conceived perfectly. Soft sheer lace mesh with polka-dots and ruffle trim, topped off with tiny orange-red rosettes inspired my friend to send me a picture of this captioned “You need this- Strawberry Shortcake!” so of course it ended up in my lingerie drawer. Great support from the balconette style bra and very comfortable little low-rise briefs means this is a deluxe but completely functional set. I could be a little ‘cleavagey’ at the moment as i get a hint of overspill/cut-in on the top of the bra- and of course, I always love a suspender option- but otherwise this is pretty much ‘The Perfect Pink’. 8.5/10

Fall into Fifi-Heaven and pick up your own Here

I’m so excited to introduce the first of The Daily Knicker’s follower submissions! If you would like to share any of your lingerie experiences with us please email me at info@thedailyknicker.com - My goal is to build an inclusive and empowering community for women who enjoy all things silky and sensual. Lots of love and look forward to hearing from you… Tiah. X


Tracy is a 24 year-old engineer who spends most of her time in safety boots and hard hats on construction sites. Under the layers and layers of safety clothes, lingerie is the little secret that helps her bring a bit of herself into work every day. 


"The ‘Angela’ Dress by Bordelle. This is the most expensive piece in my lingerie collection and was a Valentines Day splurge that was more for myself than for my partner. The cups are structured while the rest of the dress is thick elastic. Because this dress only comes in three sizes (S, M, L), it means my poor little B cups aren’t quite full enough to fill out the cups of this dress. Luckily the cups hold their own and I don’t have any dreaded gaps in the cups. The elastic is super-comfy and not constricting at all, but does become a problem if I sit down, as this causes the elastic strips to bunch and twist (ouch). No biggie though, I don’t sit down much when I’m out dancing. I wish I had the option of wearing this under strapless dresses, but unfortunately the straps are sewn on and not detachable. That said, nothing takes away from the WOW factor of this piece. Guaranteed to get your partner looking twice. 8/10


Bordelle is available for purchase at www.bordelle.co.uk or through Baby Likes to Pony in Australia
I’m so excited to introduce the first of The Daily Knicker’s follower submissions! If you would like to share any of your lingerie experiences with us please email me at info@thedailyknicker.com - My goal is to build an inclusive and empowering community for women who enjoy all things silky and sensual. Lots of love and look forward to hearing from you… Tiah. X
Tracy is a 24 year-old engineer who spends most of her time in safety boots and hard hats on construction sites. Under the layers and layers of safety clothes, lingerie is the little secret that helps her bring a bit of herself into work every day. 
"The ‘Angela’ Dress by Bordelle. This is the most expensive piece in my lingerie collection and was a Valentines Day splurge that was more for myself than for my partner. The cups are structured while the rest of the dress is thick elastic. Because this dress only comes in three sizes (S, M, L), it means my poor little B cups aren’t quite full enough to fill out the cups of this dress. Luckily the cups hold their own and I don’t have any dreaded gaps in the cups. The elastic is super-comfy and not constricting at all, but does become a problem if I sit down, as this causes the elastic strips to bunch and twist (ouch). No biggie though, I don’t sit down much when I’m out dancing. I wish I had the option of wearing this under strapless dresses, but unfortunately the straps are sewn on and not detachable. That said, nothing takes away from the WOW factor of this piece. Guaranteed to get your partner looking twice. 8/10
Bordelle is available for purchase at www.bordelle.co.uk or through Baby Likes to Pony in Australia

rayyjayef asked: Middle Right in the collage photo, i cant post links in an ask. No garter, just plain jane silky bra and panty/brief type. There's a house plant in the backround.

That set is by Australian lingerie label Little Minx. The bra is convertible and the brief is a hipster. Read my review of how it wears HERE. And shop for Little Minx HERE. Not sure if these exact pieces are available but you could either email their website contact or see if they’ve got anything similar at the moment. Good luck!

- Tiah xox