If you’re looking for the perfect gift , lingerie and nightwear can be a wonderful treat to receive! Whilst lingerie is a thoughtful and personal gift, there are many pitfalls to avoid when purchasing it for someone else – factoring in both her size and taste can be a difficult task! A fantastic alternative gift idea is to buy your special lady some luxurious nightwear or sleepwear; think silks, satins, lace, demure detailing and beautiful trims. The big question is where can you find luxury without the huge price tag? Surely you can’t find it on the high street, right? Wrong!
When I say ‘M&S’ to you, images of decadent, vintage-inspired silk lingerie and nightwear probably isn’t the first thing that springs to mind, but prepare to be impressed by the debut collection from supermodel, Rosie Huntington Whitely: ‘Rosie for Autograph’. Lingerie has played a huge part in Rosie’s modelling career and she is said to hold a real passion for it, making the English rose a perfect ambassador for the M&S ‘Autograph’ brand. Rosie states:
“I was particularly drawn to the opulent elegance of the Twenties era which really shows in my designs from the sumptuous silks I chose to the intricate deco-inspired embroidery detailing on the garments. The palette was largely influenced by the rich colours of different types of roses. From the muted tones of dusky pink and green through to dramatic scarlet blooms.”
Rosie’s collection certainly channels Great Gatsby elegance and the pieces reflect a softness and femininity that is classic, sophisticated and timeless. As the lingerie from the collection does not come in my bra size, my attention was drawn to the luxurious nightwear styles. Delightful pure silk and cashmere pieces with lace and ribbon trims.
The design of this wrap dressing gown is gorgeous – it features an inner tie which keeps the cross-over sections in place better and the ties can be tied as tight or loose as the wearer wishes. The night gown is finished off by a silky waist ribbon tie: The silky waist ribbon tie helps to cinch in the waist and emphasise your feminine curves, whilst its soft sheen compliments the matte silk of the rest of the garment. The key-hole slit detail adds interest at the back of this dressing gown, revealing a peek of skin – a lovely touch indeed!