Holiday Gift Guide: Lingerie Picks for Small and Average Busts

Picking up where we left off yesterday, today I want to share some of the beautiful lingerie that’s caught my eye that will fit those of you who wear cup sizes on the lower end of the spectrum.  While some pieces will come in a wider size range, I’ve tried to make sure most will cover sizes in the A-D cup range, with a few that go smaller or fuller.  There is just SO MUCH GOOD STUFF out there right now, you guys.  Seriously, I know I said this with the full-bust and the full-figure holiday lists too, but it was SUPER HARD to narrow this post down to just a few items.

1.  “Georgina” by Affinitas

I’m really into these little bows right now.  Stella McCartney has a super pretty bodysuit with little bows all over it, and I love Affinitas’ simpler, sweeter take on the trend with their bra-and-panty version.  It’s a great example of a non-boring neutral, and I can see it being worn simply for a casual day or sassed up with seamed hold-ups and red lipstick.  Versatility!  Woo!

"Georgina" by Affinitas Bra ($38) and Ruffled Thong ($21).  Bra sizes 32-38 B-DD, Push-Up Padded Bra sizes 32-36 A-D, 38 B-D, Thong sizes S-XL.

“Georgina” by Affinitas Bra ($38) and Ruffled Thong ($21). Bra sizes 32-38 B-DD, Push-Up Padded Bra sizes 32-36 A-D, 38 B-D, Thong sizes S-XL. (Image via Dollhouse Bettie)

2. “Arpege” by Huit

Oh Huit, I love everything you do.  Even the sets that I pass by on the first go-around sneak up on me with their loveliness.  Case in point: the black version of “Arpege”.  I first noticed the style when it came out in a bold, sunshine yellow, but now that I’ve taken a second look at the black version, it’s really winning me over.  It offers a gorgeous, non-frilly take on lace and features one of the most beautiful high-waist briefs around.

"Arpege" by Huit Half-Cup Bra ($74) and High-Waist Panty ($58).  Half-cup bra sizes 30-36 B-E, "Magic Air" plunge bra in sizes 30-36 A-DD.  Knicker in sizes XS-XL.

“Arpege” by Huit Half-Cup Bra ($74) and High-Waist Panty ($58). Half-cup bra sizes 30-36 B-E, “Magic Air” plunge bra in sizes 30-36 A-DD. Knicker in sizes XS-XL.

3.  “Pandora” by Damaris

This is ridiculously cute.  Ridiculous.  Delicate pink silk tulle, red silk tassel trim.  I have nothing else to say.  It’s divine.  If you’re gonna go the luxury route, please get this and swish around in it for me.

"Pandora" by Damaris Non-Underwire Tassel Bra (£94.00), Tassel Thong (£75.00), Tassel Suspender (£89.00), Babydoll (£219.00) and Classic Knicker (£81.00).  All in sizes S-L.

“Pandora” by Damaris Non-Underwire Tassel Bra (£94.00), Tassel Thong (£75.00), Tassel Suspender (£89.00), Babydoll (£219.00) and Classic Knicker (£81.00). All in sizes S-L.

4.  “Twinklebomb” by Mimi Holliday

This is ALSO ridiculously cute, and perhaps a bit more wearable and budget-friendly (relatively speaking) than the Damaris set above.  I saw this set at Curve last February, and I have to say that photos do NOT do it justice.  Those shining silver polka dots really do twinkle!

"Twinklebomb" Fully Padded Super Plunge Bra (£57.00) and Boyshort (£39.00).  Bra available in sizes 28 D-FF, 30 C-FF, 32 A-F, 34 A-E, 36 A-DD, 38 B-C, boyshort in sizes XS-XL.

“Twinklebomb” Fully Padded Super Plunge Bra (£57.00) and Boyshort (£39.00). Bra available in sizes 28 D-FF, 30 C-FF, 32 A-F, 34 A-E, 36 A-DD, 38 B-C, boyshort in sizes XS-XL.

5. “Tallulah” by Arabel Petites

Sarah Lister’s beautiful pieces just beg us to indulge our inner sugarplum fairies.  From the sweet colors to the pretty satin bows and abundance of ruffles, this lingerie speaks my language.  She’s just released some BEAUTIFUL new knickers (the “Mia” collection), and for this holiday list I want to feature “Tallulah“, which includes a ruffled knicker, a garter belt, a simple lace bikini brief, a ruffled tutu-style suspender belt and a delicate, bow-trimmed soft bra.

"Tallulah" Bra and Knickers by Arabel Petites (£40.00/ £18.00).  Bra, knickers, brief, suspenders, and garter belt all in sizes 6-20 (UK) plus custom.

“Tallulah” Bra and Knickers by Arabel Petites (£40.00/ £18.00). Bra, knickers, brief, suspenders, and garter belt all in sizes 6-20 (UK) plus custom.

6. “Silvia” by Kriss Soonik

Whenever I see Kriss Soonik’s pieces, all I can think is “ugh, these are SO. COOL.”  She uses color, cutouts, fabric, textures, and shapes incredibly creatively to create unusual, sophisticated pieces with attitude.  The beautiful new petite lingerie boutique Avariella stocks several Kriss Soonik pieces, including the “Silvia” lace bra and brief (below), as well as her signature garter tank and “Diana” robe, with cutout lace wings.

"Silvia" lace bra and brief by Kriss Soonik (£57.00/£49.00).  Bra and knickers sizes S, M, L.

“Silvia” lace bra and brief by Kriss Soonik (£57.00/£49.00). Bra and knickers sizes S, M, L.

7. “Josette” by Lula Lu Petites

Lula Lu Petites specialize in the very petite cup sizes from AAA-B, and in addition to stocking some petite favorites like The Little Bra Company, they also produce their own namesake line.  “Josette” was another favorite of mine from last February’s Curve, a sleek, minimalist tuxedo style rendered in soft ivory lace.

"Josette" by Lula Lu Petites ($58/32).  Bra available in sizes 32-38 AAA-A, thong in sizes XS-L

“Josette” by Lula Lu Petites ($58/32). Bra available in sizes 32-38 AAA-A, thong in sizes XS-L

8. “Emerald DeVille” by Kiss Me Deadly

Fierce. I will always, always love green lingerie, and this whole set is KILLER (see what I did there?).

"Emerald DeVille" by Kiss Me Deadly (£44.00/ £25.00/ £79).  Bra sizes 32-38 B-DD, Brief and Suspender Skirt sizes S-XL.

“Emerald DeVille” by Kiss Me Deadly (£44.00/ £25.00/ £79). Bra sizes 32-38 B-DD, Brief and Suspender Skirt sizes S-XL.

9. “Jardin Imperial” by Maison Close

Less is often more when it comes to lingerie, and the way the cups of this Maison Close bra are pared back to the barest veil of gold-flecked Leavers lace, allowing the bow at the center gore to stand alone against bare skin, is staggeringly sexy.

"Jardin Imperial" by Maison Close ($87/67).  Available in sizes 32-36 B-D

“Jardin Imperial” by Maison Close ($87/67). Available in sizes 32-36 B-D

10.  “Entice Alexa” by Figleaves Boudoir

Another fantastic set from Figleaves Boudoir!  Figleaves has been totally bringing it lately, and I love that they offered this fun strappy style in red as well as in black.  It’s like YOU’RE the present, all wrapped up in this pretty (and relatively wallet-friendly!) set.

"Entice Alexa" by Figleaves Boudoir.  Soft Bra ($30), Thong ($25), Brief ($28), Suspender ($28), Body ($47), and Chemise ($59), all available in Black or Red.    Bra, body, and knickers in sizes XS-L, chemise in sizes 8-18 (UK)

“Entice Alexa” by Figleaves Boudoir. Soft Bra ($30), Thong ($25), Brief ($28), Suspender ($28), Body ($47), and Chemise ($59), all available in Black or Red. Bra, body, and knickers in sizes XS-L, chemise in sizes 8-18 (UK)

What do you think?  Did any of these make it to your list?  I have some more holiday suggestions coming this week, so stay tuned!

0 comment on Holiday Gift Guide: Lingerie Picks for Small and Average Busts

  1. Mom
    November 26, 2013 at 9:13 am (6 years ago)

    I sent this to Maggi! All of these lists are great.

    Love,

    Mommy

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    • Sweets
      November 26, 2013 at 10:58 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you! I hope she likes it!

      Reply
  2. Jessica
    November 26, 2013 at 10:37 am (6 years ago)

    Loving the “Emerald DeVille” set. I love Tallulah also.

    Reply
    • Sweets
      November 26, 2013 at 10:59 am (6 years ago)

      That Emerald DeVille set is so fabulous. If I had somewhere to saunter around in that skirt, I’d buy it in a heartbeat!

      Reply
  3. Erica of A Sophisticated Pair
    November 26, 2013 at 2:43 pm (6 years ago)

    I’ve seen the Affinitas Georgina in person along with the gorgeous chemise, and it’s hands-down a top pick for the holidays. The black version is a little prettier to me because of the deep purple accents, but the entire set is just lovely. And you can’t beat the price points either.

    Of course, Huit always is amazing. I just wish they would take even a fraction of their design talent from Huit and send it to the other Eveden brands.

    Reply
    • Sweets
      November 26, 2013 at 9:49 pm (6 years ago)

      Me too. I keep holding out hope, especially for Freya. Freya needs a shot in the arm or something to wake them up a little– I’d so much rather wear a Huit bra!

      Reply
  4. undertheunders
    November 27, 2013 at 6:19 am (6 years ago)

    Here I am, kinda jumping with happiness because the Mimi Holliday set is available in my size, wee! I am so amazed by the polka dots and the back of the boyshort. This week, my boyfriend “accidentally” sent me the link to your gift guide (like I wouldn’t read it… silly boy!), so I hope he have some of these great plans for me 😀

    Reply
    • Sweets
      November 27, 2013 at 9:52 am (6 years ago)

      Awww, what a good boyfriend! I would love it if you got the “Twinklebomb” set, because it is so cute I want everyone who can wear it to own it!

      Reply
  5. Estelle
    February 3, 2014 at 3:34 am (5 years ago)

    I’ve only just seen this post – that ”Entice Alexa” set is AMAZING! I so want it now!

    Reply
    • Sweets
      February 3, 2014 at 8:15 am (5 years ago)

      Isn’t it great? And I love the color they chose!

      Reply

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