Ell & Cee S/S 2012 bridal lingerie
We’re loving the angelic but super-sexy femininity of British lingerie designer Ell & Cee’s new collection. With luxe silks, soft chiffons and delicate lace topped off with just enough frills and a tasteful dash of sparkle, the range is guaranteed to help you feel your fabulous best on the big day and first night – and, of course, throughout the honeymoon. Keep clicking for more styles, from perfect bras and knickers to sensual slips and bodies…
Champagne underwire bodysuit, antique lace with 100% silk trims, £95, ellandceebride.co.uk
By Kirsty Starling
Simple but effective, this flirty combo takes classic cutesy polka dots to a sassy new level. The bra’s cream ruffles add romance, while the matching dotty knickers complete the look.
Cherub bra, mesh with 100% silk trims, £62 and Cherub peek-a-boo mesh pants, £38
Channel old-school Hollywood glamour and a hint of burlesque attitude with rose-embellished Fifities-style pants and a heavenly feathered bolero.
Handmade silk georgette bolero, £285, silk rose knickers, £49
The Goddess Effect
Look and feel divine in this diaphanous maxi with a super-sexy thigh-high split – guaranteed to make your legs look miles long. Meanwhile, the neckline detailing adds a high-fashion twist.
Goddess maxi, 100% silk chiffon, £135
Frilled to bits
A-listers have been spotted all over the red carpet with down-to-there deep-V necklines, so follow suit in this golden body with just a hint of shimmer.
Champagne soft bodysuit, antique lace with 100% silk trims, £85
Be my baby
For an oh-so-sweet style that strikes the right balance between naughty and nice, we’re mad about this cute babydoll. The thigh-skimming hem will lengthen legs, and the warm cream silk will offer the perfect complement to your honeymoon tan.
Bianca Babydoll, 100% silk chiffon, £118
With delicate lace trim and soft silk, this bra and knickers set is sheer perfection.
Lace pearl bra, 100% silk with lace trim, £70 and lace peek-a-boo knickers, 100% silk, £45
Who needs a chunky hotel-issue robe when you can slip into this ethereal coverup for breakfast on the private terrace at your honeymoon resort? It’s understated, elegant and effortlessly sexy.
Sorbet tassel robe, 100% silk chiffon, £95
The personal touch
Get playful with your underpinnings in these silky undies featuring a cute embroidered message. Ell & Cee offers a bespoke embroidery service, so you can personalise the text, from ‘Sweetheart’ (shown here) to your new married name.
Bespoke silk knickers (sweetheart), £59
Body and soul
Antique lace and romantic ruffles join forces on this figure-flattering body – complete with underwire for extra lift.
Champagne underwire bodysuit, antique lace with 100% silk trims, £85
If traditional creams and ivories aren’t for you, this super-sultry black playsuit teams sensual chiffon and fabulous frills with a high-legged body for an irresistible first-night outfit.
Midnight dew playsuit, 100% silk chiffon with crystal dusting, £85
Back to Black
Smoulder in a scalloped-trim balconette bra and matching knickers. A slick of bold red lippy is the perfect finishing touch to this black combo, giving your look screen-siren appeal.
Lace half bra, 100% silk with lace trim, £70 and lace peek-a-boo pants, 100% silk, £45
Shop the Ell & Cee bridal range: ellandceebride.co.uk
Where to next? Why not check out our Monsoon 2012 wedding dress collection?