Liz wearing the Only Hearts Lisbon Lace bralette and brief, in white. The design is large repeating squares of a medieval square floral design.

Designer Spotlight: Only Hearts

I have a lot of Only Hearts in my closet. The majority of what I have (and what they make) are bralettes and briefs. 

I was introduced to them back in the upstate NY by Deb at Torso Lingerie, and have kept coming back to them because they do something really well that I have yet to find a wide array of designers that do: simple, elegant designs with interesting textures. 

If I had to epitomise this, I’d point to a set a few of the lace sets I own. The Eco lace set, which is a large diamond geometric print, and the Lisbon lace set, which is a bright, bold white that is a graphic floral lace pattern.

Liz wearing the Only Hearts Lisbon Lace bralette and brief, in white. The design is large repeating squares of a medieval square floral design.
Liz wearing the Only Hearts Lisbon Lace set. Copyright Lingerie by Day, 2019.

Designer History

This designer has been around since the 70’s and founded by a woman – Helena Stuart, and has had a consistent ethos.

What I own

Liz wearing the Eco Lace set by Only Hearts, in cream. The bralette and high waist thong have a circular lace pattern reminiscent of a dragonfly or moth. The lace is very open.
Liz wearing the Only Hearts Eco Lace set. Copyright Lingerie by Day, 2019.

Fabrics

I would say the majority of what Only Hearts works in is mostly cotton or organic materials, and according to their website, “Only Hearts is proudly manufactured in New York City using local, deadstock and certified made in green textiles.”

Who the designer works for / what I like

I think the strength in Only Hearts as a design is the surprisingly sexual twists they put on basics. They work in sheer a lot, which – until you try on and/or see on a body – is difficult to comprehend how overtly sensual and sexual it can be. 

Their designs I’d classify as “summer femme” – floaty or sheer fabrics with a focus on lace, texture and florals.

Their price points are usually around 60USD for bralettes, 80USD for underwire bras and 40USD for briefs.

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