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!
Julia LambertDecember 5, 2014 at 10:20 am (8 years ago)
I’m surprised and kind of charmed that some of Britney Spears’ collection has appeared in these ballet-themed guides, and I think they’re actually quite pretty! Especially for the more affordable price point, they’re lovely and well done. Snaps, Britney!
SweetsDecember 5, 2014 at 2:58 pm (8 years ago)
I think the reason I included so many is because I was so, SO pleasantly surprised when I saw the products at Curve. Like there’s a LOT of product, and it’s pretty and accessible, and the price point is really modest, and … yeah. Good job, Brit!
Julia LambertDecember 5, 2014 at 10:22 am (8 years ago)
Also, insert obvious I-wants-that-gartered-pettiskirt-so-much comment, and note that that lilac bodysuit from LaLilouche is quite a find as well!
Therése SDecember 5, 2014 at 5:02 pm (8 years ago)
My favorite ballet is Swan Lake. I like all the pictures , It gives a romantic feeling.
Pia J.December 8, 2014 at 4:35 am (8 years ago)
just a heads up – the phoebe set is on sale on gossard.com right now. I bought it a couple of days ago because, as you say, it’s so so so gorgeous. bra for 19, suspender for 22, thong for 9, and short for 10! couldn’t pass it up for those Prices.
SweetsDecember 8, 2014 at 9:39 am (8 years ago)
Hey, thanks Pia! It’s still (disappointingly) full price on the USA website, and I’ve had issues with my credit card company shopping through the UK site before. Unfortunately I think I’ll have to give it a pass this time, but I hope you enjoy your gorgeous set!
EmiliaDecember 8, 2014 at 8:29 am (8 years ago)
Hi Sweets! I’ve been loving your recent shoots so much, you (and the lingerie, of course) look simply stunning <3
I just wanted to let you know that the Phoebe set from Gossard is on sale on the Gossard website at a frankly affordable price, and you can even get 20% off with the code SPARKLE20. Maybe your credit card can manage it, mine definitely could 🙂
I don't know if you're familiar with Gossard's sizing, they size big in the cup and slightly small in the back (although I didn't feel it was enough to justify going up a size). At the moment I'm a big 30FF/ small 30G and I need a 30F with them.
I hope you'll be able to get it!
SweetsDecember 8, 2014 at 9:40 am (8 years ago)
Hi Emilia! Thank you so much for the heads up, and the excellent sizing advice! Unfortunately the set is still full-price on the USA website, and I’ve had issues with my credit card getting hit for fraud when I try to shop the UK site. I think I’m going to have to pass it by this time, but I hope you enjoy your gorgeous set! I’m going to remember your sizing advice in the future when I decide I have the funds to try Gossard. Thanks so much!