Spring 2016 Lingerie Trend Report

Charley published her Spring wishlist from a Little Cup point of view last week and I started adding links and images to my list to publish mine, then realised I had a problem…I’d found FAR too many – the post would go on forever! Then I noticed something else, the pieces I had chosen were actually starting to stick to a few common themes – of course, mostly the typical ones you’d expect for Spring including soft pastel colours, florals and delicate lace components, along with a few others. So instead of doing a wishlist, I thought I’d do something a little different: a Spring 2015 lingerie trend report.
Now a word of disclaimer first: I’m not claiming to be a fashion or lingerie expert here, and this is only from my personal point of view which is likely to end up biased to the styles I particularly like and the brands I’d usually go to (from a “Big Cup” sizing perspective) rather than every style or trend that’s out there this season. So it’s sort of a cross between the trends this season and which particular pieces fit the bill for me, so still somewhat of a wishlist!

Muted Pastels

Avocado Chloe Folie
Avocado | Chloe Folie Bra
Edge O Beyond Corinne
Edge O Beyond | Corinne
Claudette Dessous Bra
Claudette | Dessous Pointe Shoe with Cayenne Bra
Dottie's Delights | Sundae Long Dressing Robe in Cotton Candy
Dottie’s Delights | Sundae Long Dressing Robe in Cotton Candy

I don’t think a spring will go by when we won’t see pastels as a major trend, and with lingerie it works so well as most muted tones work a lot better under clothing than bright colours do. This season’s pastels are especially toned down compared to recent years, and there are definite notes of Pantone’s Rose Quartz and Serenity colours of the year, none more so than in Panache’s Georgia set.

Secret Garden

freya kiyoko
Freya | Kiyoko Blush Plunge Balcony Bra & Padded Half Cup Bra with briefs
Freya Utopia Longline
Freya | Utopia Longline Bra

 

Affinitas Nicole T Shirt Bra
Affinitas | Nicole T Shirt Bra
Parfait by Affinitas Delphine Set
Parfait by Affinitas | Delphine Set
Huit En Scene Noir Set
Huit | En Scene Noir Set

Another “staple” trend of spring is florals, and 2016 is no different. Lingerie this year has highlighted a contrast in florals, from small ditzy prints to larger more complex ones – many are delicate, some are bold. You’ve got a choice between which route you’ll take this spring, and I’ll more than likely be taking both!

Athletic/Sportswear inspired

Fortnight Luna Demi Bra and High Waist Briefs set
Fortnight | Luna Demi Bra and High Waist Briefs set
Freya Electra Blue Jewel High Neck Crop Top
Freya | Electra Blue Jewel High Neck Crop Top
Huit Sweet Cotton Bra
Huit | Sweet Cotton Bra
Claudette Fishnet Scoop Neck Bra
Claudette | Fishnet Scoop Neck Bra
Simone Perele Funambule Swimsuit
Simone Perele | Funambule Swimsuit

 

New Fuller Bust Swimwear Styles

Freya Zodiac Multi High Neck Suit
Freya Zodiac | Multi High Neck Suit
Freya Atlantis Lagoon Soft Triangle Bikini Top
Freya | Atlantis Lagoon Soft Triangle Bikini Top

An off shoot of the above category, delving into swimwear, but not necessarily sports inspired. This season has seen Freya launch a few new swimwear styles (also including the Electra crop top piece above) that are slightly different to the usual swimwear styles that look like bras made out of swimsuit material. This new direction is something I approve of highly – it means that I can choose to wear a slightly different and more on trend style in swimwear.

Fit: Sheer & Soft Styles

Curvy Kate | Cabaret Set
Curvy Kate | Cabaret Set
Freya Fancies
Freya | Fancies Collection
Ewa Michalak Biustonosz SM Rozmarzona
Ewa Michalak | Biustonosz SM Rozmarzona

The “New Nude”

Gossard Glossies Sheer Bra in Rich Brown
Gossard | Glossies Sheer Bra in Rich Brown
Affinitas Jeanie in European Nude
Affinitas | Jeanie in European Nude
Edge O Beyond Iris Set
Edge O Beyond | Iris Set
Freya Deco Delight in Frappe
Freya | Deco Delight in Frappe
Freya Pure Ombre Moulded Nursing Bra
Freya | Pure Ombre Moulded Nursing Bra
Curvy Kate Smoothie Wild Blush
Curvy Kate | Smoothie Wild Blush
Huit Dress Code Cognac
Huit | Dress Code Cognac
Claudette Dessous Chinchilla with Lipgloss
Claudette | Dessous Chinchilla with Lipgloss
Empreinte Melody Caramel
Empreinte | Melody Caramel

We’ve been calling for it for years, and finally the brands are catching on – nudes for every skin tone! We’ve seen brands like Nubian Skin launch recently to cater to as many skin tones as possible in one place, but other brands are starting to release old favourites and new styles in shades of “nude” that will work for a variety of skin tones.

Vintage Inspired

 

Curvy Kate | Atlantis Halterneck Deep Sea bikini
Curvy Kate | Atlantis Halterneck Deep Sea bikini
Parfait Affinitas | Leigh Set
Parfait Affinitas | Leigh Set
Parfait Affinitas | Charlotte Floral Set
Parfait Affinitas | Charlotte Floral Set
Dottie's Delights | Strawberry Cake set
Dottie’s Delights | Strawberry Cake set

Vintage inspired lingerie is making more of a comeback than ever at the moment. Although we’ve seen hints of it over the past few years in mainstream lingerie in pieces such as Parfait Affinitas’ continuity Charlotte line, we’re hoping to see even more of it this season.

Ethereal/Mermaid

Freya | Hero Cobalt Plunge Bra
Freya | Hero Cobalt Plunge Bra
Ewa Michalak | Biustonosz M Syrena
Ewa Michalak | Biustonosz M Syrena
Parfait Affinitas | Elena
Parfait Affinitas | Elena

We all love mermaid hair (at least, I do anyway!) and sea nymph inspired lingerie is always going to be popular, so it’s nice to see it continuing through SS16 with teals, turquoises and sea blues.

Embroidery and Embellishment

Curvy Kate | Vixen Fuschia
Curvy Kate | Vixen Fuschia
Huit | Charmante Persan Half Cup Bra Set
Huit | Charmante Persan Half Cup Bra Set
Simone Perele | Saga
Simone Perele | Saga
Stella McCartney | Isabel Floating
Stella McCartney | Isabel Floating

Embroidery and embellishment are big on lingerie again in SS16 – there’s lots of lace, but not of the old fashioned kind. These may not be ideal for an invisible seamless look under clothing, but they are oh-so-pretty.

What are the top lingerie trends you’re looking out for in SS16?

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2 Comments

  1. February 10, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    I LOVED many of the suggestions…

    I’m personally eyeing Kayla from Cleo, which is not listed, as well as the Freya’s Strawberry Fields…

    I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on the last two sets though! So dreamy! I don’t have many feminine and light colored lingerie in my “bra-drobe”…

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    Nádia
    My Fashion Insider

  2. March 15, 2016 / 9:24 pm

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    I’d really love to be a part of community where I can get responses from other experienced people that share the same interest.
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    Thanks a lot!

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