A bride’s wedding day is undoubtedly one of the most memorable and special moments of her life. But the joy and excitement doesn’t have to end once the ceremony and reception are over. The honeymoon, or minimoon, is a time for newlyweds to celebrate their wedding and their love privately – and we encourage all couples to do so beautifully.
There are lots of ways to set the tone for some romance, and exquisite lingerie is one of them. Enter our lovely friend Kate Beaumont, ethical and sustainable bridal fashion designer based in Sheffield, UK, who has created an exquisite and sustainable lingerie collection for the wedding night, honeymoon and beyond.
Ethically Produced Honeymoon Lingerie
Each piece in Kate’s debut lingerie collection has been crafted from the silk off-cuts left over from the bridal gown production process. This means brides can enjoy their honeymoon knowing that they’re wearing lingerie that is not only beautiful but also kind to the planet.
Although all our wedding dresses are made-to-order (meaning no over-production), we often end up with leftover silk lengths after a gown has been cut out, and this capsule collection of lingerie pieces was a way to utilise those beautiful, leftover silks. Kate Beaumont
Furthermore, each of these beautiful pieces are hand made to order in Kate’s South Yorkshire studio. And just like Kate’s dresses, these pieces feel incredible on.
I wanted to create pieces that felt like they would cater to every bride’s taste. Each piece is thoughtfully designed to not only look stunning but also feel comfortable, making them perfect for romantic nights in or lounging around on lazy mornings. Kate Beaumont
Kate, what inspired you to create this beautiful lingerie collection?
I wanted to create some lingerie pieces that were super-feminine and super-comfortable to wear. Sexy. in a very relaxed and female way.
I often think lingerie is designed with the male gaze in mind, and women feel so much sexier when they’re not trussed up in something uncomfortable. These pieces are all made from pure silk, so gorgeously soft and sensuous on the skin. They’re created with lots of ribbon ties – for untying at whatever pace works for you…
We’ve created these pieces with a nod to vintage lingerie shapes and styles, but as with my wedding dress designs, they’re subtle and easy-to-wear.
Short hems are fluted and hang really prettily – we’ve cut several of these shapes on the bias and they’re not designed to be worn tight, so they skim over the figure beautifully.
Tell us about the designs themselves, what are they made from?
All the designs are made from pure silk. For this capsule collection we’ve used some of the heavyweight silk-satin we use in our bias cut silk designs: the ivory silk of Lily and Gladioli, the oyster silk of Honeysuckle and Amaryllis, and the champagne silk of Viola and Lavender. We’ve also used the hammered silk-satin of Lunaria, which looks gorgeously light and has great movement for our ruffle silk cami and shorts set.
We can create any of these designs in the same fabrics used for our brides’ dresses too – a perfect wedding day memento, and an ideal anniversary or valentines gift.
What sizes do you lingerie pieces come in?
Currently, our lingerie is available in sizes XS, SM, ML and XL which covers UK sizses 6/8 up to UK size 18/20.
We can always go bigger or smaller on request though – just like our wedding dresses, these pieces are all made-to-order and based on specific measurements.
We absolutely love to empower all women of all shape and size through sublime lingerie and bridalwear – please get in touch if you have any queries or are concerned about sizing.
The lingerie pieces are all available to order now via the Kate Beaumont online store, and can be made-to-order in around three weeks.
Kate and her team can even make lingerie designs for brides in the fabric of their wedding dresses – a perfectly heartfelt anniversary or birthday gift perhaps? So, whether you’re looking to treat yourself or surprise your partner, Kate Beaumont’s new bridal lingerie collection is the perfect addition to your honeymoon wardrobe.
Studio & Photoshoot Credits
- Photographer: Maytree Photography
- Hair & Make-Up: Jenn Edwards
- Earrings: Mikaela Lyons (via Kate Beaumont)
- Venue: Kojo & Lee
- Rings: Cathy Sutherland
- Necklace: Beth Pegler
- Model: Kendal via Model Students