Best of Indie and Small Brands: Spring and Summer 2016

Please welcome my new intern, Abby, to the blog! We’ve both worked together this week to curate some of my (and her) favorite pieces for Spring/Summer 2016. She’ll be back with some more trend focused posts in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more Spring/Summer 2016 coverage going into Valentine’s Day. 

The year has just begun, but the amount of new product and new lines just makes me giddy. The colors of spring and summer have been beautifully captured into delicate  pieces of clothing. I have always believed that underwear and lingerie is meant to always make the wearer feel beautiful and confident through out their day or whenever you feel like wearing it. These indie designers work is the proof that I am not alone in that belief. Designers such as RavenDream, Angela Friedman, Stephanie Kuhr and many others have shown that when the season change so does the body and what people want. They have shown this through fun new designs, the innovate use of patterns and colors for all body types to enjoy.  These are just a few pieces I have picked from some of the lines being released for the spring and summer  of 2016 that I have just thought would be great addition to anyone’s collection.

"Kitties are the Best Medicine" Knickers By Angela Friedman

“Kitties are the Best Medicine” Knickers By Angela Friedman

Kitties are the best medicine! Just looking at these Knickers makes me happy. The ability to wear the feeling you have about hugging a cute little kitten would make almost anyone’s day a better one.

Melanie Playsuit Pink Silk Satin by RavenDream

Melanie Playsuit in Pink Silk Satin by RavenDreams

This Pink Silk Satin Playsuit feels like an homage to the 70’s. This well constructed piece made with RavenDream’s signature renaissance clasp in the back.

KImono Fleur De Lys Robe by Dear Bowie

KImono Fleur De Lys Robe by Dear Bowie

Dear Bowie has added a fun twist to the classic short robe by adding simple, but cute, Fleur De Lys throughout the piece. Keeping the pastel pink makes this a fit for the season and just in time for Mardi Gras.

Pink Robe Soda Shop line by Dottie’s Delights

Oh, the love I have for this gown! The color is perfect for the start of spring and will carry all the way through the year. The soft hand-made ruffles makes my heart flutter.

Devil's Mask Bra & Devil's Mask Panty By Dottie's Delights

Devil’s Mask Bra & Devil’s Mask Panty By Dottie’s Delights

The Devil’s Mask Set makes one feel sexy and mysterious. The high waisted panty with sheer black mesh sides adds a edgy feel to the set.

Decadence Camisole by Tia Lyn

Decadence Camisole by Tia Lyn

This simple black and white camisole is an amazing piece to start off a lingerie collection away from just bras and panties. The lace at the top is soft and doesn’t irritate the skin, and the satin feels great with comfortable movement. This is elegant piece comes in an array of sizes too!

Quinn Merry Widow in Ballet Pink By RavenDreams

Quinn Merry Widow in Ballet Pink By RavenDreams

RavenDreams is a true artist, and the proof is in the pudding which is her work. The detail in the corselette is breathtaking! The work that has been put into this piece is worth every penny and more. The small roses are hand-stitched with care.


Pink Bra Soda Shop by Dottie’s Delights

 This vintage pink polka dots and delicate black lace bra is the perfect mix of feminine and soft that it sends me back to the early 60’s. The color and the mix of textures is great, if you want to add a little bit of fun into your collection.

Salomé Sliver and Deep Red By RavenDreams

Salomé Sliver and Deep Red By RavenDreams

The Salome Silver makes you feel like you are the Queen of Dragons. The flow and shape of this piece will make you feel special and set apart from the world in the most beautiful of ways. The addition of the corset makes the piece look and feel more structured. RavenDream makes this worth the price with the ability to transform this piece into a number of different styles.


Susan Velvet Chiffon Negligee by Ravendreams

Susan Velvet Chiffon Negligee by Ravendreams

The feel of traditional India channeled into gorgeous and imaginative babydoll. The passionate red and detailed embroidered silk chiffon halter, again makes RavenDream’s work a piece of art to marvel at.

Cherub Waspie Corset By Angela Friedman

Cherub Waspie Corset By Angela Friedman

Angela Friedman’s Fairytale line is amazing. This affordable and hand-made corset is beautiful not just in color but also in design. The Cherub scene with detailed floral design makes this a unique addition to the already amazing line.


Green Babydoll Soda Shop by Dottie’s Delights

What can I say about this babydoll? The color is so fun and makes me feel like I am apart of the beautiful season that is Spring. The hand-made ruffles at the bottom and just a flash of pink with the ribbon in the neck line makes this a fun addition to anyone’s wardrobe.

Hawa Lounge Pants By Dottie's Delights

Hawa Lounge Pants By Dottie’s Delights

Feel sexy in flowing pants! The intricate lace in ever so classic black is a stand out piece of clothing that is bridging the gap between times of wanting to feel sexy and comfortable.

Favorite Things Tank and Panty (Love set) by Dottie's Delight

Favorite Things Tank and Panty (Love set) by Dottie’s Delight

This Red Heart Set from the Soda Shop line is just a splash of whimsy to start off the Spring season! This is such a fun and flirty set to make one feel free with the trim at the bottom of the pieces. The small scalloped lace is a cute accent to the set.

1 Comment

  • Reply Silver Cat Tea Party February 3, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    I love scrolling through these pics! Such fun and innovative designs. Also, Welcome to the blog Abby! 😀

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