Special Occasion Lingerie

Spring signals the coming of special occasions: proms, weddings and more! As lingerie addicts, we love purchasing new lingerie (or wearing a treasured favourite) each time the occasion warrants.

The keys to keeping special occasion lingerie in top shape are washing before storage and storing appropriately each and every time. For more tips on how to keep your strapless, backless or plunging bras, corsets, lacey panties, and shapewear in great condition for all the special days to come, check out Preserving Special Occasion Lingerie with Eucalan.

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Do you have a special event coming up? Now is the time of year when lingerie companies feature their special occasion lingerie and we love seeing what’s hot right now!

This Lingerie Journal review has you covered with several boutique bridal items… but you don’t need to be a bride to wear these! Check out Spring, Bridal and Swim Looks from Independent Boutiques for more.

Our favourite looks include (from left to right): Leglicious Girardi Marianne Toeless Holdups, Leglicious Millesia Cravache Basque, and Lashes N Lace Love Song Robe
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There are a ton of amazing lingerie makers on Etsy. We browsed through a few of our favourite makers and selected a few highlights for you below: Daydream sets in lights or dark by Barely There Intimates, ethereally lacy sets from Allechanto, silky sleepwear from BettiBones, a stunning White Lace Corset from Corsettery, and a fiery camisole and panty set by Dannyliz.

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Finally you can check out some of our favourite sources for lingerie reviews and recommendations. We’ve already mentioned The Lingerie Journal, but we adore Cora from The Lingerie Addict and Wen from Comics Girls Need Bras.

We hope we’ve given you some inspiration for any special occasions you may have coming up, along with some tips and tricks to keep your new purchases or old favourites in great shape!

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Spring & Summer Crafting Inspiration

The weather is (finally) warming up! There are so many new knit and crochet patterns for spring and summer that you won’t want to pack away your needles and hooks for the season. Here, we share a few of our favourites to inspire your next project!

Tops and Tees

Spring and summer months are the perfect time to make lighter tops and tees in cottons and linens. These projects are more portable than bulky sweaters, and perfect to wear on warm summer days. Practice your crochet skills with Water Clover by Isa Catepillán, a runaway hit from the Spring 2019 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly. Or learn a new skill, Tunisian Crochet, with the Tunisian Drop Top by Stephanie Piper. Savour the hot sun with the Desert Tunic by Carrie Bostick Hoge or the Asymmetrical Tank by Norah Gaughan. Or just relax with some simple tees like Daybreak Tee by Destiny Meyer or Malaquite Tee by Amy Gunderson.

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Sweaters & Cover-Ups

Even when the temperatures are soaring outside you may need a sweater to fend off the chill of air conditioning indoors. Or you can whip up a coverup for lounging in style near the pool or on the beach! We love Opportune by Emily Ringelman as a simple knit cover-up. The Cropped Eyelet Pullover by Laura Zukaite adds a bit of sass to any outfit. The Olive Leaf Pullover by Ririko is the perfect ¾ sleeve top for warmer days, and Belmonte by Filipa Carneiro is a sweet cardigan that works with any outfit. For our crocheters, we found this fabulous Crocheted Coverup by Cristina Mershon in the newest issue of Vogue, and the Coffee Cup Pullover by Lee Sartori.

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Shawls and Scarves

Whether you’re looking for a show-stopping piece to add to your wardrobe, a light shawl to throw over your shoulders or the perfect accessory to accent summer outfits, we’ve found some hot new shawls for you! We can’t get over the stunning Wingspan by Kyle Vey! Tasha by Kirstin Omdahl adds a touch of lace to your spring and summer knits, and Eclecticity by Cheryl Faust adds luscious texture. The Desert Sunset Shawl by Amy Christoffers could be a great stashbuster and a fun way to add colour to your day, and the Jewel Wrap by Carmen Heffernan does the same with crochet. If you’re looking for a delicate piece for evening wear, we love From the Ashes by Rachy Newin.

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If you choose to knit or crochet one of the lacier patterns above, check out our tips on How to Wet Block Lace with Eucalan.

Socks

Socks are the perfect summer project because they’re small and portable and usually only require one ball of yarn at a time. If lace is what you’re after, we love the new Composition Socks by Mone Dräger. For a bit more texture, check out the Carmanah Toe-Up Socks by Catherine Knuttson. Stitch a pair of delicate summer socks with some pretty pink yarn and settle into the Summer Blooms Socks by Thistle Glen Designs or XO Socks by Leeni Hoi. If you’re up for some colourwork fun, check out the Avo Toast Socks by SpillyJane in the newest issue of Interweave Knits! And if you’re looking for an easy “vanilla” sock to make, spice it up with some self-striping sock yarn and grab your free copy of Trusty Toe Up Socks by Tanis Lavalee.

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We hope we’ve given you some inspiration to keep crafting this spring and summer. With any of the projects above – don’t forget to block! Wet blocking with a bit of Eucalan smooths out all the lumps and bumps and gives you a clean, fresh garment that smells great. We’ve got you covered!

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