Fun fact: The Sleeping Beauty was the last ballet I ever performed in (I was a jewel fairy (Sapphire, maybe? I can’t remember) at Aurora’s wedding), and I love this ballet enormously, and thus I get real bent out of shape when new productions give “my” variation to one of the fairies from the christening (get back to Act I, losers) or, WORST OF ALL, to a dude (ahem ROYAL BALLET). The Sleeping Beauty is 19th century classical ballet at its best: the hierarchy within the fairytale world perfectly mirrors the hierarchical structure of a traditional ballet company, the choreography for Aurora and the Lilac Fairy is some of the most technically challenging in the repertory, and of course there’s Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous score, familiar to those of you who have seen Disney’s original animated version. I saved yesterday’s editorial for last because it’s my favorite: so, so much prettiness. And now, here is the matching gift guide, so we can all be ballerinas together. Enjoy!
Ambrosia Kimono ($69) (S, M, L) by The Intimate Britney Spears
Full Bloom Babydoll ($380) (S, M, L) by Steph Aman via Nancy Meyer
Betty Plunge Bra in Blush ($68) (34 G-HH, 36-42 D-HH, 44 D-G, 46 D-DD) by Elomi via Nordstrom
Daisy Jumper ($80) (S, M, L) in Peach by Zinke
Blush Balletic Body (£250, about $391) (S, M, L) by Fleur of England
Laurel Bralette ($100) (XS-XL) and Adrienne Ruffle Panties ($125) (XS-XL) by Angela Friedman
Evelyn Corset ($495) (XS-XL, plus custom sizes) by Angela Friedman
Ambrose Babydoll ($690) (2, 3, 4) by Agent Provocateur
Blushed Silk Cami ($39.95) (XS-L) and Tap Shorts ($29.95) (XS-L) by Eloise via Anthropologie
Babydoll Nostalgia (219.00zł, about $65) (30 C-GG, 32-36 C-K, 38-40 D-K, 42 D-JJ, 44 D-J) by Ewa Michalak
Park Avenue Bra ($150) (32-36 A-DD), Bikini ($65) (8-16), and Suspender Belt ($80) (8-16) by Dita Von Teese
Phoebe Bra ($70) (30 D-G, 32-38 A-G), Tutu Suspender ($80) (XS-XL), and Thong ($32) (XS-XL) by Gossard. Also, I cannot talk about how much I love this set and how I want to weep over how (relatively) pricey it is. It’s gorgeous, and my credit card cannot right now.
Bella Taffeta Corset ($49.95) (1X-6X) by Hips and Curves
Deco Camisole ($215) (S, M, L, custom) in Pink by Evgenia Lingerie
Gartered Pettiskirt ($185) (XS/S and M/L) by she and reverie
Show Off Bra ($160) (32-34 A-F, 36 A-DD, 38 B-D), Garter Belt ($125) (XS-2XL) and Low-Rise Panty ($83) (XS-2XL) by Dottie’s Delights
Cara bra ($125) (30 D-DD, 32 B-DD, 34 A-DD, 36 A-D, 38 A-C) and silk harness bodysuit ($130) (XS-XXL) in misty lilac by LaLilouche
Adelle Studded Tulle Bra ($119) (XS-XL, 40DD) and silk scrunchie bow knicker ($83) (XS-XXL) by LaLilouche
Fab Bodysuit ($115.34) (XS-L) by Mimi Holliday
Deco Lace Chemise ($445) (S, M, L) in Peach by Between the Sheets
Heather Lace Babydoll (£250) (S, M, L) by Fleur of England
Tulle Bow Back Bikini Panty ($20) (12, 14/16, 18/20, 22/24, 26/28) in Dusty Pink by Cacique
Harlow Blush Bow Babydoll (£250) (Small/Medium) via Avariella. 50% off with code: XMAS50. There are lots of other yummy small-bust friendly lingerie goodies in Avariella’s XMAS sale, so be sure to check it out!