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10 years, 10 items. Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top

We are still celebrating 10 years of Kriss Soonik. Three last festive months left and the next iconic style in our “10 years, 10 items” series is the one and only Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top.


 

My absolute all-time favourite piece from our collections – the turtleneck version of our best-selling Kristel Suspender Top – just ticks all the right boxes.

Figure-enhancing fit, the soft Italian anti-pilling viscose next to your skin. 3/4 length sleeves and a turtleneck hide, while the suspender details bring a sexy element to the mix. The cutout on the back or in the front (Kristel is reversible) with a satin bow takes the glamour levels up. And the tiny satin bows on the garters seal the deal.

Kristel Turtleneck


 

With some styles, the design never falls in place. You try and you try, and it just won´t work. But with the Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top everything immediately fell in place. The beauty of the style is that it´s simple and elegant. I love how it´s not a revealing style, it´s extremely modest. But that´s what makes it mysterious and extra sexy.

It´s been our most sought-after style. The stories about how people find us are quite remarkable. After seeing a picture online of the top, not knowing who the designer is, some journeys have taken years. You just can´t walk into an H&M and buy a similar top. This is a true, original Kriss Soonik piece. One design that I´m most proud of.

Kriss’s summer essentials

There are just so many beautiful pieces in our summer selection. While we love them all, there are just certain pieces every now and again that completely steal our heart. This season is no exeption and therefore we have asked Kriss to pick 3 of her favourite pieces that have taken a centre stage in her wardrobe.


 

Katwoman Print Wrap Dress

This is my go-to Summer dress. It got inspired by a vintage dress I had and loved. I swore by that dress every Summer, so when I started designing our own print collection this particular cut was the first deffinite piece in there. Love the simplicity, versatility and the ease of wearing it. Just wrap it around and you’re ready to take on Summer.


 

Kimono Gown

Last year I wore the pink Kimono Gown on a daily basis. Just as an easy, fun summer jacket. This year it’s going to be the limited edition yellow one. This colour is so fresh and brightens up not only my complexion but my entire day. It comes in very limited quantities, so if you want one beauty for your wardrobe, you’d better act quickly.


 

Katwoman Suspender T-Shirt

This is my baby! Designing this 10th-anniversary suspender t-shirt with illustrator Kati Stimmer was so inspiring and fun. It gave me so much pleasure and now throwing it over a pair of jeans gives me an equal amount of joy. Yes, it’s a t-shirt and maybe I shouldn’t be so excited but every now and then you end up designing a product that just has it all.

10 years, 10 items. Suspender Clip

This month our “10 years, 10 items” feature presents the suspender clip detail.
Shortly put – suspenders are our thing. This one detail defined our brand from the very beginning. Why? Because we didn’t use it in the traditional way.Katwoman Suspender Top


 

Firstly, it was the Kristel Suspender Top – a jersey tank top with suspender clips. The item was fun, functional, sexy yet casual. Who knew the two latter could be in the same description. But for this top, this combination has worked from the very beginning. Of course, we didn’t stop with just the tank top, we’ve added many different fabrics and cuts to the range. The latest addition being the looser T-shirt version. And this month we have launched the 10th-anniversary version of this popular fit.
A white Suspender T-shirt with a fan Katwoman illustration by the very talented Kati Stimmer. This time the Katwoman character has a robotic feel about her. She is also very much into Audrey Hepburn.

Katwoman T-Shirt


 

But suspenders defining our brand doesn’t stop there. In 2016 the gold suspender clip found its way to the bras and knickers, and not just as a gorgeous decorative element but as a very functional detail. You can easily unhook the bra straps and criss-cross them at the back.

Spiderweb Bra


 

The Spiderweb Suspender Bra with all black detailing has been my absolute favourite nursing bra. Of course, I didn’t think about that when I initially designed the bra but got really excited when one customer pointed the possibility out to me and of course had to try out myself. It’s cool when an item starts living its own life and just evolves into something totally unpredictable.

10 years, 10 items. Kristel Suspender Top

To celebrate 10 years of Kriss Soonik we have selected 10 pieces that best describe the brand.
Over the next months we’ll be introducing you all these styles on our blog.

First up is the legendary Kristel Suspender Top, the piece that appeals to lingerie lovers and adventurous dressers alike. The tank top version launched with our very first collection and has stayed with us throughout the 10 years. When I designed it in 2009, it immediately became one of our bestsellers.


What makes it so unique?
The fit! It’s feminine, curve-enhancing, comfortable. The material – Italian anti-pilling viscose – is soft and feels like second skin. The suspender details make it unique and functional. The cutout on the back ( or in the front as Kristel is reversible) adds a contemporary twist to the tank top and the lux satin bow takes the glamour levels up.
It’s the ultimate comfort meets sexy!

Kristel Suspender Top

Kristel started as a tank top. But over the years we have played with different variations. One of the most popular is the Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top – the Wintery version of the tank top. The newest addition is the Kristel Suspender T-shirt with a looser, more modern fit. During the 10 years, we have also experimented with various fabrics. Kristel has come in ribbed jersey, denim, fishnet and lace. And there’s many more to come…

*Illustration by Kati Stimmer

How to Wear: Krista Suspender Top

Krista Turtleneck

We just can’t get enough of the bright new glossy range. One of the highlights of the line is the Krista Turtleneck Suspender Top. It’s the perfect piece to add a bit of spark to your autumn wardrobe. We’ve enlisted the help of Kriss to show you how to style the Krista top.


 

Krista Turtleneck Top

The deep, rich forest green is a colour that will definitely make you look twice. It forms a perfect match with the signature gold medal and the cheeky cutout.

As with most of our tops, Krista is also reversible, meaning you can wear the cutout in the front or at the back.


 

Krista Turtleneck Top

Turtleneck and long sleeves make it ideal for those winter layers.

Let the suspenders show for a fun casual look, pair Krista with a pencil skirt for a more classic office look or dress the top up by rocking some sequins.

It’s that easy to style!

Krista Turtleneck

New In: AW17

Kriss Soonik AW17

Our new collection is here! The sports inspired glossy range mixes deep dark green and bold bright pink, making it our most vivid-coloured line yet.


 

Signature details like cut-outs and suspender clips are again in the focus. The glossy shimmer of the fabric and the golden features of the lingerie and lounge pieces form a collection that feels luxurious and is easy to wear.

Kriss Soonik AW17


 

The highlight of the glossy range in definitely the Ilona Turtleneck Bra. It might look very fashion forward but is actually quite the practical layering piece. Wear it underneath a top, scoop neck T-Shirt or a dress to give your outfit that extra pop of colour. And don’t forget that it’s reversible!

Kriss Soonik AW17

Classics on Sale

SALE

We usually don’t do this. But to celebrate the end of the SALE we’ve included some of our bestselling classic cuts to the selection. These popular pieces in lovely summery shades are just waiting to be snatched up. So don’t miss out


 

Silvia Bra & Maike Knickers

Available in bright yellow or orange and dark moka, this signature lace set it the prettiest and most comfortable thing around.
If you’re into something more trendy, there’s also a white fishnet option.

SALE


 

Susan Bodysuit

The absolute must in luxurious French lace. Instant glamour is guaranteed with the bodysuit.

SALE


 

LOTTA & KRISTEL SUSPENDER TOPS

A fashionable alternative to a good old white T-shirt. The flattering cut celebrates the female figure and the suspenders add just the right amount of coolness.

SALE

Sale Highlights

Sale

It’s our semi-annual sale time! For half the price you can snap up beautiful lingerie, lounge and ready-to-wear pieces. To ease your choices, we’ve selected some of our sale highlights.


 

Lingerie

Elve is definitely most stunning bra out there. With an on trend sporty cut and the Swarovski pearl detail you just want to show it off. It’s the perfect summer layering piece. Choose between classic black or the pretty pale pink. Pair it with a see-through shirt to let the bra shine!

Elve Bra


 

LOUNGEWEAR

Feel glamorous in the Silk Velvet Set. Katrin Top and Laura Shorts are both super luxurious with quirky details. Cut-outs on the trousers and the suspender details on the shirt give the set a fashionable edge.

Silk Velvet Set


 

ready-to-wear

White tops! Wearing a cool, crisp white shirt automatically elevates your summer look. It’s the colour that enhances the tan and goes with absolutely everything. Whether its the Polo T-Shirt, classic Kristel Suspender Top or Susan Fishnet Top, they all fill find a firm place in your wardrobe.

White Top

How to Wear: Kristel Turtleneck

Kristel Turtleneck Top

Our most versatile piece the Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top will give you endless styling options. You can show off your suspenders, or hide them. Wear the cutout in front or at the back, pair it with skirts or trousers, dress it up or keep it casual.

Kristel Turtleneck


 

LAYER UP 

Kristel Top is great for layering. Let the turtleneck and suspenders do the talking while they peep out from underneath a jumper. It’s a great transitional piece to wear and take from your Winter wardrobe straight into Spring.


 

WEAR TO WORK

Kristel also helps you look polished at the office. Tuck the suspenders in to wear the top as a classic turtleneck with a pencil skirt. If you’re feeling more adventurous let the suspenders show and add a pair of smart trousers to keep it classy.

Turtleneck Top


 

PARTY ENSEMBLE

For a fashionable party look dress the top up with a pair of heels and funky culottes. Bright and pastel tones add a nice balance, keeping the outfit soft yet bold. Don´t be afraid to be playful. That´s what the top was made for!

Kristel Turtleneck

Behind the Design: Kristel Turtleneck

Turtleneck Suspender Top

We launched the first Summer collection in 2009 with our Kristel Suspender Tank Top being one of the stars. Women immediately fell in love with its feminine shape and the comfortable jersey fabric. I was certainly one of the fans of the design. Being from Estonia I had to also create something to survive the freezing Nordic Winter in the same classy style. This is how the Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top was born.


 

Kristel Suspender Top

Named after our first photographer and my dear friend Kristel Raesaar, the top is as versatile as her creative mind (she came up with the term “loungerie” for us, so you get what I mean). The top can be worn hidden as a layering piece or you can rock it with pairs of jeans and let the suspenders show. Moreover it’s reversible, meaning you can have the cutout in the front or at the back.


 

Turtleneck Suspender Top

Made in Estonia from the softest viscose jersey sourced from our long-time suppliers in Italy, I never wanted to compromise on the fabric. It had to be the softest and most durable option we could find. I wanted women who wear the top to feel confident, comfortable and sexy. With so many ways how to wear it, I think it really ticks all the boxes.


 

Manufacturing

I have always seen it as an more fashionable alternative to a classic black turtleneck.
It truly is a staple piece with a twist!


 

Suspenders