Alternative lingerie can be just as colourful and stylish as your outfit, with plenty of alternative and independent lingerie designers here in the UK, you'll be bound to find something that you just adore.
It's not just bullet bras and girdles, the world of alternative lingerie has an abundance of alternative styles whether it's bloomers or colourful bras that you're looking for. There's never been more alternative designers in the world of lingerie than there is today, and with this much to choose from you really will be spoilt for choice, so we've hand picked a few of our favourites to shop from.
The bold and colourful
We love colourful and creative designs, and you'll find just that in Playful promise's range. An established independent lingerie label, Playful promises have taken classic pin up lingerie styles and turned them into wonderfully vibrant designs, with colourful floral and geometric prints adorning high waisted briefs and longline bras for an outstanding collection of designs.
Shop at www.playfulpromises.com
For an amazingly fun range of colourful designs you can't beat Knickerocker, with designs that are as sweet as they are bright, they've designed an incredibly cute range of briefs and sleepwear. If you've ever wanted a pair of panda face briefs or a cupcake inspired bra, then you'll just adore their range of lingerie, it's incredibly sweet, colourful and cute, and did we mention that you can order custom designs?, your bank balance might hate us for suggesting that..
Shop at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/knickerocker
The beautifully dark
We adore harnesses, feathered trims and crinolines, and Lovechild Boudoir's range of lingerie and accessories is just bursting with them! A truly dark range of stunning designs, each and every one of their unique lingerie pieces is incredibly striking, from harness belts, to lace briefs and cage bodysuits, you may just want to turn this stunning underwear into outerwear.. and we won't blame you for trying!
Shop at www.lovechildboudoir.com
For a truly dark lingerie collection, designer Nearer the moon, has created a range that merges erotic designs with dark alternative style. Whether it's a spider lace open bra, a pair of baroque briefs, or delicate lace playsuits, they've managed to perfectly combine dark alternative looks with beautiful lingerie designs.
Shop at nearerthemoon.com
When you think of alternative lingerie, reproduction vintage inspired designs are often the first thing that pops up, What Katie Did have been creating an outstanding range of vintage inspired lingerie for many years now, with a range that just oozes classic glamour. Whether it's their unique spin on the iconic bullet bra design, a pair of stylish mesh high waisted briefs, or a classic corselette, they've created the perfect range of retro lingerie that's as classic as it is unique.
Shop at www.whatkatiedid.com
Betty Blue's Loungerie have turned the concept of sleepwear and loungewear into something that's truly glamourous, inspired by classic vintage designs, their range of lingerie is perfect for lounging around in glamourous style, or dressing up your favourite pieces. With a collection of robes, babydolls and briefs, that just oozes classic vintage style.
Shop at www.bettybluesloungewear.com
You can't look for vintage inspired lingerie without paying Kiss Me Deadly a visit, a brand that takes classic lingerie styles, and gives them a thoroughly modern makeover. From beautifully designed shapewear, to colourful hosiery and lingerie sets, they make longline briefs and girdles look amazing, and you'll certainly want to treat yourself to an item, or several from their range.
Shop at www.kissmedeadly.co.uk
We've only bitten off a mere selection of the alternative lingerie designers available, with plenty of outstanding corsetry, bespoke briefs and colourful stockings being created by alternative and independent designers around the UK. Take a peek at our directory site to find even more lingerie designers to shop from, just don't blame us for the massive dint on your credit card bills next month..
Images: Playful Promises, What Katie Did & Kiss Me Deadly.