$100 or Less Holiday Gift Guide: For the Timelessly Elegant

Hello Everyone,

As my teeming inbox continues to remind me, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and general holiday chaos are right around the corner! This year, we’ve brought in some very special products to make shopping for loved ones (or for creating your own wishlist!) easy and affordable.  As many of you know, I have an aversion to “Buy this!” posts because I feel uncomfortable using the blog for such blatant marketing and promotion—an ironic turn of events given my original intentions when I created it five years ago.  However, as the blog grew and flourished, the purpose transitioned into towing the line between professional and personal, and I prefer eschewing gimmicky posts in favor of interesting content.  That said, I also feel that our store, like many local businesses, is often forgotten during the hustle and bustle of the holiday gift giving season when we have so much to offer.  More people buy online to avoid crowds or head straight for one-stop shops, but small businesses often possess unique, one-of-a-kind items and the money spent with them funnels back into the local community and charities.  Not to mention, since I rarely post any new products here, some customers may not realize how many wonderful potential gifts we have in the shop right now . . . oh, and did I mention prices range from $15 to $100?  All budgets welcome here!


To kick us off, I am starting with the gift ideas for the person who loves elegance, lace, sophisticated final touches, and all manner of gorgeousness!

Tia Lyn Euphoria Chemise & Robe in Plum


Euphoria Hipster - $22; Chemise - $62, Robe - $72; Sizes Available Small through 3X-Large.
Euphoria Collection Small to 3X-Large: Hipster – $22, Chemise – $62, Robe – $72

The Euphoria collection from Tia Lyn blends the softness of lenzing modal with the luxuriousness of decadent embroidery for a set that bridges the gap between lingerie and sleepwear.  Perfect the person who loves elegant lounge or sleepwear with lingerie-like embellishments that still maintains breezy comfort and style!  For more information, check out the review guest blogger Holly wrote. Now available in a rich plum, but we also stock the grey variation for a silvery holiday treat.


Parfait Marianne Bra & Brief

Marianne Wire Bra UK 30-38 E-G – $49; Hipster Small to X-Large – $22

Featuring a three-section cup, the Marianne provides moderate coverage while offering comfortable support and a naturally rounded profile.  All over stretch lace cup contours to your shape, and brushed wings utilize flexible side stays to not only smooth back and sides but also keep the bra anchored to the body for added support.  Fully-adjustable straps have a light sheen, and the gorgeous silver threading and floral leaf accents pop against the back background for a special holiday treat.

Little Bra Company Mercedes

Mercedes Bra 28C, 30B, 32-34A-C, 36A-B – $62

With a flirty demi-cup, Mercedes exploits medium-contoured padding to offer a subtle push-up effect all while providing the support needed to complement your natural shape. Soft pink satin complements the elegant black floral lace for a beautiful push-up style.

Rago 21 Waist Cincher & Garter Belt

Rago 21 Cincher Medium to 5X-Large – $45

Gorgeous translucent floral lace at the center and detachable metal garter straps make this garment as pretty as it is practical.  Ideal for anyone needing firm hold from shapewear, the Rago 21 waist cincher reduces inches and offers superior shaping in the waist, stomach, and hips through the use of its exclusive power circle inner contour bands. Flat sewn seams and paneling keep it discreet under clothes while the non-stretch center panel provides incredible support and hold.

Sculptresse by Panache Chi Chi in Lace Print

Sculptresse Chi Chi UK 38-46F-HH – $66

A modern black and white lace print with red trim and accents adds a fun twist to this best-selling bra!  Based on the Panache Jasmine frame, the Sculptresse Chi Chi features a four-section cup design including a side panel for forward projection and a stretch lace top cup to improve contouring.  Vertical center seam improves lift while felted straps prevent digging at the shoulder.  The wide wings provide added back support and smoothing and are encapsulated in soft fabric to prevent chafing.

Panache Olivia Bra & High Waist Brief

Panache Olivia 34-38FF-J – $67; Brief Medium to X-Large – $31

Featuring a blend of floral embroidery and polka dots in an eye-popping cobalt, the Panache Olivia offers forward projection, side support, and incredible lift.  Mesh trim top cup contours to the bust without digging or flattening, and the angled and vertical seaming provides a rounded profile.  Elastic banded frame anchors to the body while powernet wings provide smoothing and hold on the side.

Claudette Dessous Bra & Bikini in Twilight

Dessous Bra UK 32-36E-G – $60; Brief Small to 2X-Large – $18

Unbelievable lightweight and completely sheer, the Claudette Dessous combines a thoughtful fit with beautiful design elements for a flirty, functional everyday bra!  Dessous features a three-section cup composed of breathable 2-ply mesh for lift and support in addition to lower underwires at the center front and sides. Accent bows on the gore and straps along with contrasting thread and trims elevate the overall aesthetic while firmer wings anchor to the body and smooth the sides.

Wacoal Halo Lace Bralette & Boy Short

Halo Lace Bralette 30 to 40 – $30; Short – Medium to X-Large – $12

Featuring seamed, stretch lace cups and fully lined with a soft nylon, the Wacoal Halo Lace bralette is perfect for the smaller-busted customer wanting support and comfort with some frill.  The floral stretch lace band bottom anchors to the torso, and fully-adjustable stretch straps can be converted with a J-Hook to a racerback.

For other recommendations, check out For the Practically Perfect, For the Traditionalist, For Young or Young at Heart, and Spreading the Love!

$100 or Less Holiday Gift Guide: For the Timelessly Elegant
Erica is a lover all things lingerie and is passionate about helping people find the bra which fits and flatters. Side passions include reading, writing, hiking, dairy-free food, walking her Jack Russell terrorists, and dying her hair everything from black to red.
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2 thoughts on “$100 or Less Holiday Gift Guide: For the Timelessly Elegant

  • November 15, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    About how small busted would one have to be to wear the wacoal halo lace bralette?

    • Erica
      November 16, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      Hi Shelby! It depends on the breast tissue and what you’re hoping to get from the bralette itself. For everyday wear, it’s been most popular with A-C cups (D cups up to a 36 band); however, I have had customers wearing as a high as a DDD buy it and be happy too, particularly as a lounge/weekend bra. Many of them have sized up because the band is firm. For example, a 34DDD customer who purchased it preferred the fit of the 36. Wacoal’s bralettes really do fit surprisingly well, and I think the stretch in the cup is forgiving to improve fit and offer flexible sizing too.


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