Lenagerie-1980s Inspired Lingerie

Dominique de Merteuil By Dominique de Merteuil4 min read

May 12, 2022

Last Updated on May 13, 2023 by Dominique de Merteuil

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The 1980s Inspired Lingerie for the Modern Girl with a Vintage Soul

Lenagerie brand is proof that sustainability can be sexy and you definitely want to add it to your lingerie collection.

Lena, the uber-talented designer behind my favourite, and the only sneakers brand I wear, SPITZ, has created a lingerie line for modern women with a vintage soul. Her inspiration came from the ultra-feminine fashions of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

All Lenagerie limited edition pieces are made of premium and sustainable European fabrics such as Tencel and are manufactured by the best craftsmen in Germany.

For many years now, I’ve been a fan of Lena’s creative genius, her immaculate attention to detail and her ability in combining comfort with luxury in a footwear line. I’m over the moon that she decided to spread her artistic wings and venture into designing lingerie.

And even though the market is saturated with underwear brands, there is a gap in luxury retro-chic undergarments made to last, which Lena fills perfectly. As such, she has managed to find a balance between the old and the new.

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Her sensual vintage designs created from sustainable materials are good for the skin and the environment. 

Nothing escaped the designer’s attention, and even the care label was made of biodegradable paper.


Let’s not pretend that we choose our lingerie for anything but its appearance, I’ll be the first one to admit it, and sustainability is just an added bonus. Luckily for us, Lenagerie combines both and we don’t have to compromise one for the other.

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It’s the perfect choice for minimalists and maximalists alike. The former, favouring designs bereft of superfluous adornments, should therefore love the clean lines of Lenagerie pieces. Maximalists like myself, on the other hand, will fall head over heels for the delicate but glamorous handmade lace detail that makes Lenagerie stand out from the competition.

1070s lingerie ideas

Not the best role model, but certainly a great 1980s-style inspiration, Elvira Hancock.

Michelle Pfeiffer as Elvira Hancock in Scarface, 1983.

Elvira Hancock look

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

Dorothy Parker

Lenagerie-the 1980s Inspired Lookbook

DISCLOSURE: I’m part of an affiliate program, and I get a commission for purchases made through some links in this post. That’s how I keep my website alive, for which I’m very grateful to you. All opinions expressed here are mine! 

  • Tencel camisole top in peach with matching high waist ruffle slip
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  • Cupro-Tencel butterfly string
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  • Cupro-Tencel camisole top with matching butterfly slip
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  • Teddy in white Cupro-Tencel fabric
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  • Cupro-Tencel high waist string and soft bra
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  • Liberty fabric Teddy
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My Favourite Lenagerie Pieces

  1. Teddy Romper-Perfect for watching Dynasty, while drinking champagne and eating macaroons.

The sexy Teddy romper in pearl white is made of sustainable jacquard fabric that feels wonderful caressing the skin. The exclusive handmade lace trim from Plauener Spitze is the perfect adornment for this simple yet very elegant bodysuit with adjustable straps and snap fasteners.

Think of me what you like, but I’m watching Dynasty, the 1980s queen amongst soap operas, and channelling my inner Alexis Carrington while wearing my brand new Lenagerie piece. All that’s missing now is a glass of chilled champagne and some caviar.

The Lenagerie Teddy looks bodacious paired with an original 1950s belt.

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Lenagerie-1980s inspired lingerie of dreams

The understated elegance of this Teddy makes for the perfect ‘Peek a boo’ top. One word of advice, before you click the add to basket button, make sure that you check your measurements against the measurements of the garment as there is no stretch to the fabric.

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‘Peek a boo” Lenagerie Teddy with a 1930s kimono. Photography by Gregory Michael King.

2. Butterly Slip with Matching Camisole- Perfect for The Rocky Horror Picture Show viewing.

The seductive high waist butterfly cut briefs embellished with a ruffle reminiscent of the 1980s style make for the perfect lingerie and nightwear. With the prettiest camisole top to match, this particular Lenagerie set is my favourite contemporary underwear. As demonstrated in the picture below, I love it so much, that I can’t stop taking pictures of it.

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Remember, what is underneath counts. Statement necklace from POPORCELAIN.
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Before smartphones, we had Polaroids. Photography by Gregory Michael King

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Taking Care of Your Precious Lingerie

If you want your beauteous lingerie to last, you should take good care of it by always using a delicate detergent when hand washing. My favourite product which I use for all of my true vintage and contemporary undergarments is Eucalan Wrapture which doesn’t require a rinse and smells like heaven! Eucalan is also available in Lavender and Eucalyptus scents as well as an unscented version.


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Which is your favourite Lenagerie piece?



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4 Comments
  • Kate
    May 17, 2022

    Finally, a sustainable lingerie brand that’s also very pretty. Everything I see in shops nowadays is very basic. Eco friendly shouldn’t mean beige. I love the Liberty print and the white body.

  • Sarah
    May 12, 2022

    Dominique, the main picture of you is amazing! I love how classy all your images are. It’s not always easy to show lingerie in a non-cheesy way and you are pure class.

    The lingerie is beautiful and if I had to choose my favourite it would be the white Teddy.

    • Dominique de Merteuil
      May 12, 2022

      Thank you Sarah for your kind words! It’s important to me that everything on the It’s Beyond My Control blog is classy. 🙂 Yes, the white Teddy is very special!