Winston Churchill had the heart and voice of a lion. His inner toughness brought Britain through World War II. But he also had very sensitive skin. Silk undergarments were a must. Pale pink ones. Purchased at London’s Army & Navy Stores. We share Churchill's passion for perfection in one’s undergarments. And follow his example with our own delicate pinks from Jane’s Vanity.
Studio Pia’s new Regalia Collection is all about court jewels, of the two-dimensional variety. For the Adela Longline Lingerie Set, pale pink silk is the coy backdrop for transparent panels of embroidered purple gems trimmed in silver and gold. This “Old Hollywood” look features slightly molded silk-lined cups and silk bows at shoulders. The high-waisted thong is bowed as well. Both pieces are fully adjustable with padded silk straps to assure perfect fit for a number of sizes.
Gilda & Pearl share the nostalgia with their Rose Illusion Lingerie Set in silk and lace of daintiest pink. Triangles of scalloped lace overlay the demi cups and sweep up to the shoulder. Matching thong is sweet and simple.
Elise Anderegg’s Olympia Pink Lace Camisole with classic v-neck front is made entirely of sheer Chantilly floral lace. Memorable just by itself, pretty over a bra. Try with Madame Aime’s intriguing little Rue Monsieur Pink Quartz Bralette Set. Constructed of microfiber, it features a non-underwire longline triangle bra with sheer tulle accents and center cutout. Matching bikini panty. You’ll want to wear these versatile pieces every day.
Barry Singer sums it up in Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill (Abrams, 2012). Winston nurtured himself with his particular tastes and interests. These included not just his unique clothing, but also, among other things, his love of writing, painting, horses, champagne. Thus fortified, he was able to roar. What will you whisper when garbed in palest pink from JV?