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Lingerie designer, Christine Morton, takes as us on a journey through the evolution of her love for lace. Enjoy this enchanting, historical and passionate tale about her devotion to lace in the name of romance you can wear.

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When I was a child, my granny instilled in me a deep love for delicate and handmade laces. We would spend hours together organizing her embroidered handkerchiefs, silk scarves, and lace trims. A button jar lay emptied on the floor, and her jewelry scattered about as we fawned over her prized possessions. Occasionally she would gift me something to take home and treasure!

As I became known for using vintage lace in my garments, people would bring me their grandmother’s boxes full of antique laces.  I would scour estate sales looking for the perfect pieces for my growing collection. I met a man named Richard who travelled up and down the west coast searching for his next antique find. We discussed my fascination with vintage laces, and he began to keep a watchful eye for antique laces! The laces that Richard found were carefully matched, washed, whitened, and made ready for sewing. It was a labour of love that gave myself and my clients great joy. 

One of the biggest treasures came from a girl in Toronto whose father had been a dealer for a lingerie company in the 1940’s. Her garage was bursting with boxes filled to the brim with laces, embroideries, ribbons, and appliqués. By some miracle, they all matched as well! I purchased every piece and dreamt of what I could create with my newfound nest egg.

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BURANO LACE LADIES

Something that really inspired my love for lace was a trip to Burano, Italy. Burano is renowned for their hand crafted laces dating back to the 16th century. Local legend has it that the island’s reverence for lace came from a fisherman’s encounter with a siren, who spun sea foam into a wedding veil for the fisherman’s fiancée. Her wedding veil became the envy of the town, and thus Burano became a hub for artisanal lace. During my trip I would watch ladies clad in black making lace, their hands deftly weaving the finest strands into beautiful master works. I wanted nothing more than to live there and study the craft.

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As Christine Lingerie grew I could no longer hand pick vintage lace for each piece, so I started buying laces from Switzerland. One particularly memorable trip was spent in the archive library for two days looking at swatch books of embroidered laces from the 1920’s and 30’s.  I was able to choose a vintage lace design, select my own colors for the embroidery, and then they would produce any amount for me!  Being surrounded by all of these vintage laces, I couldn’t help but feel like I was that little girl again playing with her granny’s treasures.

Today, my love for lace has translated into being incorporated into a vast array of my designs every season from appliqués on our silk chemises to short robes. For instance, this Spring I am particularly in love with the lace we decided to use for our bridal collection, Aphrodite. This stunning lace appliqué has a vintage feel due to its oyster color.

SEE THE NEW BRIDAL COLLECTION, APHRODITE

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I also love incorporating a bit of stretch lace into each collection for a more fun and flirty, fitted look. Black lace is essential to every woman’s boudoir, so I think that is what makes the new Muse collection so magnetic.

SEE THE MUSE COLLECTION

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For the bride to be, we are pleased to release our bridal lingerie collection for Spring/Summer 2019: Aphrodite.

We are delighted to release our new collection of silk bridal lingerie in the unique, soft hues of pink named, ‘Bloom’ and a light silver named, ‘Platinum.’ This season’s wedding lingerie is adorned with exquisite lace appliqué in a beautiful shade of off white called, ‘Oyster’. The lace combined with the color of the silk offers a poetic vintage feel to wear while getting ready for your special day or to bring along on your honeymoon.

We named this collection of bridal lingerie after the goddess of love for good reason. Add Aphrodite to your wedding day wardrobe to feel absolutely beautiful, angelic and sexy before and after you walk down the isle. What’s more, is that the beauty of our silk bridal lingerie is such that you can continue wearing it throughout your marriage due to its extraordinary timelessness.

This collection is truly stunning and we are very happy to celebrate all of the brides to be this season with the release of Aphrodite!

Shop Aphrodite today!

 

 Aphrodite Cami & Tap Set

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For the fun and flirty bride, this set includes a camisole with a stunning lace appliqué across the bust paired with a chic tap short. Perfect to pack for your honeymoon, or as a gift for the bride to be!

 

Aphrodite Chemise

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 Slip into sophistication with this stunning, silk chemise. Chantilly lace appliqué trails across the bust while a dramatic cutaway at the hip flatters the silhouette. This sexy, timeless piece is flattering for all body types and brides of every bust size!

 

 Aphrodite Short Chiffon Robe

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Don this oyster chiffon wrap coat with a matching belt. A beautiful floral lace appliqué caresses your shoulders and dramatic flutter sleeves flatter your shape. The beauty of chiffon is its dreamy, sheer effect, adding a touch of fairytale and sexiness all at once. This piece makes a lovely pair with the Aphrodite Chemise. 

  

Aphrodite Tank Chemise

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This elegant chemise can be worn  on your honeymoon for a dinner date or as an intimate. Featuring a theatrical French Chantilly lace appliqué at its hem, this chemise sings of luxury. Pair it with a sexy set of heels and a glass of rosé. Both are sure to match perfectly!

 

Aphrodite Gown

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The centerpiece for our Aphrodite collection, this breathtaking gown features a figure flattering lace appliqué that glides its way across the bust and open back. A high slit offers sensuality and the lengthy silk gives the look of true elegance and beauty.

 

Aphrodite Long Chiffon Robe

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Perfect for layering over our Aphrodite gown or chemise, this full length chiffon cover features a striking cutaway Chantilly lace sleeve and a gorgeous silk belt making it a truly beautiful way to add style to your bridal boudoir. Wear it while getting ready for your special day or on your honeymoon. This piece is truly stunning, fit for a princess, and made to inspire thoughts of love and romance.

 

Before you go, here are three fun facts on bridal lingerie that you might not know! 

  1. Did you know that bridal lingerie has always involved sheer nightgowns dating back to the early 1900’s? It played a major role in every bride’s ‘Bridal trousseaux.’
  2. Did you know that THE Christine behind Christine Lingerie began her career in bridal? With a passion for beautiful lace, femininity and romance, her extraordinary silk lingerie brand bloomed from a beautiful bridal foundation. You can learn more about Christine and the history of Christine Lingerie by clicking here
  3. Looking for Bridal Lingerie on a budget? We have a beautiful bridal short robe that is on sale and sure to make you look and feel like a new bride. Due to its timelessness, it will always be a match made in heaven for you and your special day, and your days to come as a wife! Click here to shop the Midsummer Short Robe now.

 

Happy wedding season!

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Christine Lingerie is delighted to share the first collections for Spring 2019, Iris and Muse. As we strive to always contribute the finest silk pieces to your boudoir, allow us to take you inside the inspiration behind these new designs, showering your imagination with romance and beauty. 

 

THE IRIS COLLECTION

In the Victorian language of flowers, the Iris is considered the ‘floral herald.’ The messenger of warm wishes. In fact, according to ancient mythology, the goddess Iris was the deliverer of hope, described as wearing colorful Robes, not unlike our first ever, exclusive Iris print. What better way to enter Spring than in silk that sings of a goddess who was said to serve as the link between heaven and earth?

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Therefor, in light of good thoughts for the season, we present our lush and refreshing Iris collection. This watercolor-inspired print is available in a darling and most flattering chemise, short robe and long robe. We are furthermore offering our Grace Gown and Classic PJ in iris-purple, a perfect match when paired with this gorgeous floral print that sings of Spring and warmer days to come.

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For a dramatic look and something different, try pairing the Iris long silk robe with the matching chemise. Or for something to take you into summer, the chemise paired with the short robe is always tried and true. The PJ is a season-less classic, offered in our new iris-purple to add a pop of color to any boudoir wardrobe. And the Grace Gown, also now available in iris-purple, is truly breathtaking. Nothing says goddess like this pure silk gown adorned with exquisite fine lace. This piece is stunning on its own or can be paired with the Iris long silk robe. What makes this collection most delightful is how it flows, bright with color, flattering for all body types. Start this shining new season in lingerie that echoes of the goddess of the rainbow to bring out your own divinity and true beauty.

 

MUSE

For those who are looking to enter the season feeling fun and flirty, the Muse Collection is the second part of our first release for Spring 2019. This stretch silk and stretch lace collection is made for women who are looking for a sexier, fitted fit. We are offering Muse in two beautifully subtle new colors that suggest the likes of delicious french macaroons: ‘Stardust’, a cooler, purple-gray and ‘Rose’, a sweeter, warm and pearly pink. Available in a cheeky cami and tap, stretchy chemise and short robe with darling side slits, this charming silk group is perfect for everyday or to take away. Wake up feeling your best self, or surprise your muse in Muse!

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Re-inventing the silk gowns, classic silk PJs and sweet little chemises we are known for is what we love to do, each and every season. To learn more about our brand and vision of beauty, romance and femininity, please follow us on facebook or instagram where we love to share inspirational imagery of our designs. We hope you enjoy our premier collections for Spring 2019.

 

 

SHOP IRIS AND MUSE, AVAILABLE NOW

 

IRIS LONG SILK ROBE

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IRIS SILK CHEMISE

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IRIS SHORT SILK ROBE

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CLASSIC PJ IN IRIS PURPLE

(Additionally available in multiple new colors!)

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THE SILK GRACE GOWN IN IRIS PURPLE

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MUSE CHEMISE IN STARDUST

(Additionally available in four new colors!)

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MUSE ROBE IN STARDUST

(Additionally available in four new colors!)

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MUSE CAMI AND TAP IN STARDUST

(Additionally available in four new colors!)

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MUSE CHEMISE IN ROSE

(Additionally available in four new colors!)

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MUSE ROBE IN ROSE

(Additionally available in four new colors!)

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MUSE CAMI AND TAP IN ROSE

(Additionally available in four new colors!)

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At Christine Lingerie, one of the things we enjoy most is styling our clients in our silks! We are always delighted to help you find the right fit for you, to express your own unique vibe. Incase you missed it, you can click here to see our last shopping guide, ‘Exquisite Valentine’s Day Lingerie‘ to explore various red, ruby hues of black cherry and beyond. Our lingerie and loungewear flourishes on its timelessness, so you can wear it outside of every holiday!

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What is your perfect match? A velvet robe with a silk chemise? A long robe and a silk gown? Let us help you find the perfect Valentine’s Day lingerie for you. 

“To-morrow is Saint Valentine’s Day, All in the morning bedtime, and I a maid at your window, To be your Valentine.” Ophelia’s song of seduction, Hamlet, IV,5,2908.

Velvet Robe For Valentine’s Day Lingerie

Valentine’s Day has evolved and changed drastically throughout history, and continues to. But it has always been there, in various shapes and forms, from the more gruesome origins, to dear Ophelia, to what it has become today, holding second place next to Christmas for the busiest day of the year. It’s latest big change? While Valentine’s Day lingerie used to be marketed mainly towards men, the tables have turned. From silk lingerie to women’s velvet robes, lingerie designers are now predominantly marketing towards women.

Our feelings on the matter? What could be a more fitting time than Cupid’s Day to have your cake and eat it too? Whether you’re a gentlemen shopping for his sweetheart, or treating yourself to a well deserved little piece of luxury, we have something for you that is as chic as it is festive.

 

Our Guide to Exquisite Valentine’s Day Lingerie:

 

The Faberge Short Velvet Robe

 

The Faberge Short Velvet Robe

The Faberge short velvet robe is as darling and luxurious, featuring a supple silk-rayon devore velvet with a gorgeous burn-out motif. Did we mention the belt was tasseled?

 

The Faberge Long Velvet Robe

 

The Faberge Long Velvet Robe

Feeling SO EXTRA this season? Envelope yourself in our Faberge long velvet robe.

 

Faberge Velvet Kimono

 

Faberge Velvet Kimono

What could be a more fitting occasion to wear your lingerie as outerwear than Valentine’s Day? Slip on the Faberge velvet kimono for your dinner date at home or out on the town. It is sure to pull on all of your heart strings, and his.

 

The Faberge Velvet Gown

 

The Faberge Velvet Gown

Speaking of lingerie as outerwear, take glamour to the next level in our Faberge velvet gown. This piece is truly one of a kind. It is as beautiful as it is comfortable, and velvet is forever.

 

The English Rose Chemise

 

The English Rose Chemise

Valentine’s Day is the rose’s holiday for certain and our English Rose Chemise is covered in them. This divine piece is trimmed with kohl velvet ribbon around the bust and on the straps, including a front keyhole detail and elastic back for comfort and fit. Pair it with our black short velvet robe for a cozy and glamorous look. For a more dramatic effect, it can also be paired with our most luxurious piece of the season, the timeless black long velvet robe. Feeling extra extravagant? Like the more roses the merrier? We understand. That’s why we chose to additionally offer our unforgettable English Rose print in a short robe, silk gown and long robe!

 

The Beloved Chiffon Babydoll

 

The Beloved Chiffon Babydoll

Looking to channel your softer side? Our Beloved chiffon babydoll in rose quartz is the perfect pink whisper. This soft, delightful chiffon babydoll is sweet and flowy with delicate lace detail and adjustable spaghetti straps. Paired with the matching Beloved chiffon robe, it is our most angelic set for Cupid’s Day.

 

The Diva Chemise

 

The Diva Chemise

And last but not least, our timeless classic, The Diva Chemise. This sexy piece sings of Valentine’s Day lingerie with its exquisite lace detail around the bust and fun, flirty fit. It is truly a match made in heaven when paired with our Diva chiffon robe.

 

Whether you are shopping for yourself or for that special someone, explore our collections for Valentine’s Day lingerie that is right for you, from a little silk chemise, to a velvet robe. Luxurious lingerie is a sure way to fill your Cupid’s Day with comfort, beauty and glamour.

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The Christine Lingerie team would like to take this opportunity to reflect on 2018 with gratitude and look forward to a bright new year ahead. This year was monumental for Christine Lingerie. We celebrated our 45th Anniversary, gave our showroom a beautiful makeover and continued to expand our lingerie and loungewear design-horizons, reaching new women everywhere. As a result, we are feeling filled with the spirit of Christmas. Therefore, we would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the little gems within this yearly milestone and thank all of the people who make Christine Lingerie the brand we are today.

christine morton, christine lingerie, lingerie designer, made in canada, made in vancouverFirst and foremost, we want to honor our founder and designer in chief, Christine Morton, who has forged the way with silk, designing from the heart for the past 45 YEARS! Christine’s mission has always been to make women feel beautiful, inside and out. Her designs are derived from a sense of whimsy and romance, celebrating femininity and timeless beauty. It is no coincidence that her career began in bridal, because love itself has always been what Christine’s creations revolve around. You can read more about Christine and our story by clicking here. 

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We would secondly like to acknowledge our incredible team, some of whom have been with us since 1983! Christine Lingerie put the spotlight on our talented seamstress, Alina Chang, as 2018 marks her 35th year working with us. Click here to read more about the special story behind Alina and Christine meeting and her journey with the brand. From design, to production, to sales, what our team has in common is a love for the brand, which is what truly separates us from other silk designers and makes our collections shine.

Our showroom makeover: Christine Lingerie is very proud of our Canadian roots so we were delighted to renovate and reinvent our flagship store in Vancouver, which is also our headquarters where all of the magic happens! We redesigned the interior, making the space more modern, chic and luxurious. If you are local, we invite you to come explore our silks first hand in the newly imagined space, where you will also have the opportunity to meet our team of incredible individuals who look forward to sharing the collection with you.

 

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Gratitude for forty five years of support: As we mentioned, Christine Lingerie celebrated its 45th anniversary in November. You can read more about the history of our brand by clicking here, but we would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge all of the incredible women who wear Christine’s silks, chiffons, velvets and more, season after season. It has been the greatest gift to see our pieces reach new women every year. We are always delighted to receive feedback, or see women posting photographs in Christine Lingerie on social media. So thank you, to everyone involved with our brand for your support, kindness and love over the past forty five years. Although the holidays are often filled with bustle, we are reminded that the heart of this season is really meant to give us pause. As we sit in our silk gowns, pajamas, and robes during the final days of this year, we look forward to a quiet moment to reflect and count our blessings. Wishing everyone a warm and beautiful holiday season and a most happy and bright new year. Thank you for being a part of our mission of beauty, femininity, romance and light.

-Christine Lingerie

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