Lingerie worth lounging in: Ell & Cee

Like many brands on the scantily-clad lingerie playing field, Ell & Cee create beautiful bras and briefs and bodysuits… Like the silk and French lace ‘Marianne’ set with its daringly low-cut cup and revealing strappy cut-away bottom, or the beautiful ‘Iris’ made from sapphire coloured lace with pitch black trim.

But what Ell & Cee also do is offer loungewear that really does feel like you should do nothing but lounge when you wear it. It’s far too luxurious and vintage-inspired to do anything else in but drape yourself across a plush piece of furniture like a bored 1940s screen star or a quick-witted dame from a Raymond Chandler novel, cigarette in hand. Fall 2012‘s hand beaded silk chiffon maxi or short kimono feel like you could also add a big sparkling necklace and wear them to a party. Looking glamorous while lounging is one thing, but isn’t it more fun if you’re seen doing it?

Privacy of your own home or cocktail party on a balmy summer’s night, no matter – either way, these are lingerie and loungewear pieces worth lounging in.

View more of Ell & Cee‘s autumn / winter 2012 collection by clicking on the gallery.