There is no greater designer of beautiful lingerie than Barbara, the French couturier and corsetry house. Established in the early 1930s and raising out of the East Paris workshop of the prominent corset-maker Marcel Bena, Barbara is, and always has been, principally concerned with three things: quality of raw materials, meticulous production process, and innovation. Quality control is the pillar of this company's shining beacon and they are justifiably proud to employ experienced dress-makers who sew each strip of cloth and lace together by hand with the finest attention to detail.
Barbara's Lingerie Collection
Barbara's collection is vast, spanning from bras to panties, from Barbara lingerie to shapewear, and more. And within each category, there is a similarly large canon of ranges, including Zen and Cecilia, amongst the best loved.
Barbara | Zen Lingerie Range
Zen is Barbara's sexy, sensual range and with all of these fabulous products, the designers have played with a subtle combination of block fabric, be it in black or nude, and the brand's signature high-quality lace, woven in pretty and incredibly feminine patterns. Some of the panties, briefs, bras and culottes in our collection give a nod towards the more innocent side of high-fashion lingerie, with simple, elegant designs that boast traditional floral patterns. Some, however, verge more on the kinky side of things, the briefs in particular being adorned with a sexy padlock detail, adding a layer of sensuality to your boudoir lingerie.
Barbara | Cecilia Lingerie Range
Cecilia is one of Barbara's other great nightwear and underwear ranges. Its unique selling point is the flourishing, almost over-the-top frills of intricate lace that make this range fabulously wild and sexy. Straying away from the bold lines of the Zen range, and others in Barbara's collection, we imagine Cecilia to have been a devil-may-care free spirit whose beauty, creativity and unrestrainedness inspired the designers at Barbara to create this sensational range. More like garments straight out of the court of Louis XIV, the Barbara briefs and bras of this collection, some underwired, some soft cup, are an homage to France's long tradition of high quality corsetry and lingerie-making.
Barbara | Kentia Lingerie Range
Kentia is also centred on Barbara's signature high quality lace, but this range has a tighter, more to-the-point feel. The lace is neatly and intricately woven against the bras and briefs of these products and is often in a wild, florid design - this is a far cry from the whimsical spring/summer floral of other design houses, and are more inspired by the jungle than the meadow. As with all of Barbara's other ranges, Kentia brings beautiful, innovative design to high quality
production processes and quality control.
Barbara is a brand that no discerning lingerie-wearer can resist, and it appeals to every taste - hence the timeless slogan attached to the Barbara brand: "Barbara, c'est moi!" (Barbara is me).