Everything that you need to know that has to do with lingerie!
We know that while the outer clothing attracts and impresses those around us, it is the lingerie we wear beneath it that makes us feel confident, sexy and beautiful every time we wear it. It is because of our love of lingerie that we started this site to share our knowledge, tips and recommendations to our site visitors.
Ell & Cee Bride is managed by 2 women, both with degrees in fashion design and a love of beautiful lingerie. Elle Charles is London-born and in addition to a degree in fashion design studied small business administration. While studying Elle took side work as a lingerie model so has hands-on experience of both sides of the lingerie business.
Cee was born in France but moved to London to attend fashion design school before working as a window dresser at several large department stores in the greater London area. Cee’s mother is also a fashion designer and is credited for fostering Cee’s interest in the fashion world.
Elle and Cee met during a lingerie fashion show. Elle was modeling for Cee’s mother and happened to meet Cee back stage as she was assisting her mother with the lingerie and models. The two hit it off from the moment they started talking and it wasn’t long before Cee invited Elle to meet her for lunch. The two became fast friends and realized that they both had a love of lingerie and with some input from Cee’s mother they decided to combine forces to create this website for other lovers of lingerie.
The combined knowledge and experience in the fashion world has given these two young ladies great insight into fashion trends, fabrics, styles, fit and what the women of today want in lingerie. Both ladies have many contacts within both the design and modeling arenas and use those to their advantage.
Knowing that feeling sexy, beautiful but also comfortable in lingerie is important in order to feel confident wearing it, they both focus a lot of energy on ensuring that women of all shapes and sizes are catered to. The ladies believe that lingerie should never be limited to just the tiny model-sized women but for all women. Sexiness, beauty and confidence are the right of all women.
“If God wanted us to be naked, why did he invent sexy lingerie?”
Shannen Maria Doherty American actress, producer, author, and television director
In the early days of the site Elle and Cee spent many hours putting together tips and recommendations for women about how to choose and wear all types of undergarments, and where to buy the best quality lingerie for any occasion, whether it is special or for everyday wear. Sexy underwear should be worn any time a woman wants to experience that confidence that only knowing they are sexy and beautiful provides them. They researched the best shops to buy both in London and other major cities around the UK and internationally.
The reputation and authority of this site is of the utmost importance to Elle and Cee and to that end they only recommend quality lingerie that passes their strictest specifications. If it doesn’t pass they don’t give it their own personal seal of approval. After all, they believe that if the quality isn’t high enough for them to wear they wouldn’t expect anyone else to either.
The UK is somewhat spoiled for quality lingerie brands. Women in the UK and abroad often look to the top lingerie brands in the UK to find that special piece of lingerie they want and need, as well as for their supplies of everyday lingerie. The following brands have passed Elle and Cee’s strict criteria of quality and they are pleased to recommend them to you, their readers.
What brands do we recommend?
With 28 stores across the UK most major cities have a Boux Avenue shop for its loyal customers to peruse and take advantage of the generous sale discounts the lingerie brand often offers in store and online. There are also 12 international stores and Boux Avenue also has an online store that ships anywhere in the UK as well as internationally. The stores stock a delightful range of lingerie, swimwear and nightwear in sizes 6 to 18. The brand prides itself on superior customer service, fit and quality, and offers a gift wrapping service as well as a good return policy. Prices are very reasonable too.
The well-respected, iconic lingerie brand has stores across the UK as well as a significant number of international stores. The range of products available includes lingerie, swimwear and nightwear as well as accessories and outerwear, all in romantic and sexy styles designed to flatter a woman’s body. Most styles come in a good range of sizes up to XL. Some all-time favorite items are kept in stock as well as new styles being added regularly.
Marks and Spencer
Autograph Collections – While many may not think of Marks and Spencer as being the go to shop for sexy lingerie, where the store excels is in their Autograph collections. Sexy, romantic elegance is the best way to describe their lingerie range. Products include lingerie, nightwear and stockings. One of the things that make this range attractive to a wide range of shoppers is that the prices are extremely affordable and come in a good range of sizes and styles to cater to variety of shapes and sizes.
From everyday wear to sexy and romantic lingerie and accessories for a special occasion, Ann Summers range of lingerie, swimwear and nightwear is extremely popular both in the UK and abroad. Unlike many other lingerie brands Ann Summers caters to plus size women, making it a popular choice among the more mature figured women. Their range of accessories provides women with everything they could possibly need for a romantic, sexy, hot night in the bedroom. A total customer experience is available to buyers, and items are supplied in discreet packaging for the customer’s convenience.