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Expensive Lingerie Brands
Founded in 1994, Agent Provocateur is probably the most accessible brand in this article. An agent provocateur works undercover to get someone else to do something illicit and this brand's image is just as naughty. Elegant and erotic, this brand is feminine with an edge. Agent Provocateur bills its website as the sexiest in the world.
Lingerie are ladies' undergarments. The word comes from the French for linen. Lingerie first came into style in the 1800s when British fashion designer Lucy Christiana, Lady Duff-Gordon, designed corsets to both improve a woman's shape and to appear lovely on their own. Today women wear lingerie to be beautiful for others and to feel beautiful for themselves.
Read further to learn about some of today's most luxuriant and expensive lingerie brands.
Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and Rihanna have all worn Bordelle. Few would argue that the brand embraces kinky couture. Bordelle specializes in a dominatrix, S&M vibe that it pulls off exquisitely – and for an exquisite price too.
Carine Gilson Lingerie Couture
Belgian designer Carine Gilson opened her lingerie business in 1994. Since then, she has built a brand based on flowing feminine lines. Her line often includes lingerie made from delicate chiffons, handcrafted laces, and flowing silks.
Faire Frou Frou
Bras, panties, camisoles and other lingerie are all produced by this luxury Los Angeles boutique. Faire Frou Frou specializes in upscale erotica with class. The brand's name is French for “To show off” and any woman wearing these designs will definitely be doing that.
Faire Frou Frou
Fleur of England
Luxury British design house Fleur of England maintains a reputation for creating captivating, delicate looks that flawlessly finished. This brand has a soft sensuality that is the essence of romanticism – perfect for an anniversary or other special occasion.
Fox & Rose
Designers Amanda Lorenzani and Alexandra Miro have created a lingerie line meant to highlight two sides of a woman. The Fox is a woman's seductive side while the Rose represents her inner elegance. As with the lingerie house's name, its designs also range from dangerously alluring to classically beautiful.
Fox & Rose
I think it is what's worn underneath that really inspires a woman to feel beautiful in her clothes -- that inner, secret glamour.
-- Alice Temperley
Guia La Bruna
Guia La Bruna creates each of her lingerie designs in house. She aims for a retro yet modern style. She attains this style by combining vintage fabrics with modern designs. Guia La Bruna has said she wants to create the lingerie she would have wanted to find in her grandmother's linen drawers. The brand's designs are playful and romantic.
Guia La Bruna
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Korean designer, Jean Yu, creates designs that practically float on the body. Known for the lovely architecture of her garments, The designer's work has been seen in magazines from Vogue to Vanity Fair to The New York Times. Jean Yu only creates styles in limited editions. So if you are interested in one of her delicate creations you need to act before it is gone for good.
This London-based brand does not stick to one image. Although all of its designs involve luxury fabrics, they range drastically in style. Some of Myla's lingerie is playful and ethereal while other pieces are bold and brassy. Still others are romantic. With Myla a woman can dress to suit any side of her nature.
The designers at Pleasurements say they design lingerie, erotic lingerie, and erotic couture among other items. The brand's style is bold, designed for the woman who wants to embrace her own erotic nature. The Pleasurements uses only the highest quality materials and each piece sold is individually wrapped in a uniquely designed box. Pleasurements is based in Amsterdam, but its sense of erotica is universal.
Backstage at a Pleasurements Show
Every one of the brands in this article maintains its own level of luxury, but how they approach a woman's form varies radically. Some designers will disarm you with their delicate and feminine sensibilities while others will take your breath away with their forceful erotica. You can't go wrong with a gift for yourself or someone else purchasing one of their pieces.