Once you become accustomed to wearing a camisole, it is hard to imagine life without one. A camisole is decorative and insulating. But, perhaps above all, it is smoothing. And yet, there are other ways to give your upper torso a glass-like silhouette. Jane’s Vanity suggests alternatives to the camisole that have advantages of their own.

As a smoother, the longline bra is especially handy in winter, when too many layers can be bulky. It molds through the ribcage and stops above the belt. Studio Pia totally gets it and offers beautiful options. The Gabriella, in embroidered mulberry silk, includes silk-lined cups, 24k gold-plated hardware and padded ultra-adjustable straps at back, shoulder, and matching brief. The Zaida features a black silk band and sheer demi-cups with intriguing embroidery that is too cool to hide. Bikini panty to match. The Adela, in embroidered pale pink, is slightly molded at its silk-lined cups. Its high-waisted thong combines a silk waistband and front with transparent embroidered tulle at sides.

Karolina Laskowska takes the longline even longer with her new Cassiopeia Longline Set. The better to show off its provocative burgundy and gold French lace. The low-rise matching pantry and bejeweled choker balance things out. Laskowska’s spectacular Eos Aubergine Longline adds some heat with lilac and purple lace that is re-embroidered in pink.

A high-neck bralette or bodysuit is also sleek in winter. It gives the bosom a sensuous lift while it shields the delicate throat area. Hervé by Céline Marie has created two options that would be great for a ski weekend. The transparent black mesh of the High-Neck Bralette is appliquéd with gold lace in all of the right places. Pretty under a low-cut sweater. The similarly adorned Orunée Bodysuit has a dancer’s body with a decorative high neck and high-cut leg that morphs into a thong back.

And Karolina brings us the high-neck Nereid Lingerie Set, a creation of navy blue Chantilly lace backed by beige tulle. If you’ve never tried a monowire bra, this is the perfect choice, with its amazing lift and beautiful display of lace. The total effect is heart-shaped. It would make a smooth gift for Valentine’s Day.

A new lingerie look is a boost to our spirits. JV cuts to the chase with innovative choices that flatter and polish.

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