I’m Hannah owner of Hannah Dulcie lingerie boutique in Bath and designer of our own brand collections.
What inspired you to become a lingerie designer?
I’ve always loved lingerie and it seems like the most natural step after opening the boutique in 2010.
What makes your designs different from others?
Our Loved By collections use Liberty Fabrics along with lace and ribbon trims and everything is hand made by my team in our studio above the boutique.
Are there any celebrities wearing your designs and who are they?
Our beautiful Bath customers are celebrities in their own right!
Do you wear your own products?
I would love to wear more of my own products than I actually do but I am so busy with fulfilling orders for customers that I have little time to make things for myself.
What’s your favourite lingerie brand (not your own!) and why?
La Perla is really beautiful and its always a treat when we get a new delivery of it to the boutique.
Do you think there’s enough choice for D+ sizes?
Yes I think there is a lot of choice, awareness of a range of sizes has really increased over the past few years.
Are you happy with the way lingerie is sized? If not what changes would you like to see?
Lingerie sizing vary so much from brand to brand that in our boutique we encourage customers to try on several sizes around what they think they are and what size they normally wear to find the best looking and most comfortable fit.
What advice would to give to an aspiring lingerie/swimwear designer?
To keep trying. And to try REALLY hard. Don’t be too proud to ask for help and network with as many people in the industry as you can.
How do you get your inspirations for new collections?
Inspirations can come from anywhere and often it can stem from something a customer has said or asked for.
Do you use paper and pencil to design your first draft or is it all done on computer?
All of the designs are done on paper.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a designer?
I’m not too sure but I know that it would involve lingerie.
What are you working on right now?
We are working on expanding our Liberty print Loved By collection and on letting more people know about us.
What makes a great lingerie model?
A lingerie model has to be sexy and beautiful but most of all to have a body confidence that shines though in the photos.