For those of you who follow us closely you’ll know that some inspiration behind many of our collections are some of designer Layla’s own vintage collection, and so we’re honored to have gift guide picks from one of our favorite lingerie bloggers who shares a love of vintage and as well as luxurious modern lingerie interpretations of vintage, Slip of a Girl!
Reading and perusing her stories with pieces curated from various sites, you can’t help but think “They don’t make them like they used to”… well we like to think that we are trying, with some of our pieces harkening back to vintage shapewear, like the arabesque slip below with velvet details hidden inside just like what used to line the vintage girdles and shapers, but now with the added comfort of stretch… yes you read that right, stretch velvet and powernet line that delicious little Arabesque slip. That is just one of the reasons we love vintage and Slip of a Girl for inspiring us by serving up a daily dish of vintage intimates with a style and sass that is as unique and one of a kind as the special underthings she shares. Without much more ado here are some BTS holiday gift ideas to slip under the tree this holiday…
The high school aged daughter… Much to the chagrin of this vintage-style lingerie loving mom, my daughter has discovered what she calls the “delights” of thongs. *sigh* Oh well, the teenage daughter apples always want to toss themselves far away from the tree, right? But I don’t think I can go wrong with the Come Out & Play Bralette and Thong in Dusk — she loved the bralette, cami and bikini last year. (It’s on sale, so I can afford a matching bra and panty set to surprise her with by stuffing it in her stocking!)
$42 ON SALE – reg $70
$18 ON SALE – reg $32
Last year I gave my sister something a little more practical to lounge in, so this year I thought I’d surprise her with something she likely would never buy — but really would wear. The Arabesque Ouvert Tap Pant in Navy would go great under her business suits yet remind her (and her husband) that despite her ball–busting career as a lawyer she really is sweet underneath it all!
One of my very best friends, Ashely, has a new beau! (And he’s a keeper, I tell ya — I could tell that even before I met him because of the special way her face light up when she talked about him!) A new man this holiday season means she needs the super-sexy Arabesque Slipdress!
The 80’s are back in fashion, so who couldn’t use a bodysuit? The Airplay Bodysuit Midnight is as practical as it is lovely. Well, I think it is practical. Who can’t use something sheer to layer? Another BFF, Candy, is getting this because despite her name she is more sporty than frilly.
My other BFF, DeeDee Doll, is getting the Birds of Play Babydoll — in Shade. Why? Because it’s quite possibly my favorite color of all time — and I know the feather design will tickle her fancy. *wink*
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