About Us

We are the UK's first and oldest luxury leather lingerie brand.

We work in the softest washable glove leather, and everything is still  handmade in our Bristol studio by skilled artisans who love their work. 

Here's how it all began....





 Jules and Alex, messing with phones, mid shoot. 


It's 1999 and I've got a problem. I've just been booked for a celebrity performance with my beautiful Fire Breathing routine and I need something drop dead sexy and practical. And by practical I mean fire-proof.

So it's got to be leather.

But none of the available gear is actually very nice. It doesn't fit me, maybe I have a weird shape but I suspect this stuff fits no one, and it's a bit stiff and pokey. In fact, you just wouldn't want to wear it.

In frustration, I take a scalpel to my old soft leather gloves, and overnight I rework them. The resulting teeny glove leather bikini fits like an eponymous glove, I look and feel awesome and it's all a rip-roaring success.

The Fire Show was great, but that night I took orders for more teeny glove leather bikinis.

Within a couple of months I had a waiting list.....


Jules Fire-Breathing in the 90's

And that's it, the birth of Lux (and the end of my OU physics degree), we're small, but like that little leather bikini that started it all, we're perfectly formed.



We still love making beautiful things in leather for you and our luxury leather lingerie is designed to make you feel incredible. With due care and attention your Lux Tenebrae piece will last a lifetime. This is smart slow fashion at it's best, and we are committed to this alternative approach to clothing. This is luxury leather that will get better with age.


We have no High Street shops, no list of stockists, no shareholders, no bank loans, no sweatshops and no mass production-lines, we just give our time, skill and sublime leather for each unique item.

Every Lux order is handmade by us in our Bristol studio by a small team of happy women earning a decent wage. This is a situation that allows us to customise every item that we make, and take into account your particular measurements. We are proud of our flexibility in method, and will always work with you to get a perfect fit.



 Inside the Lux studio

 Lux is fueled by green energy from Ecotricity.

Proud to be a bootstrap company.





Jules x




The A Team


Jules - 'I founded Lux in 1999 because the sexy leather lingerie I wanted was not around. I love making this stuff for you guys.' 



Elaine - 'I joined Lux in 2010 after searching for somewhere to combine my love of foundation wear, bespoke couture sewing and leather, my luck was in!'



Paige Fortune - 'I joined in 2012 - It's great to be making these exciting, beautiful and sexy things - we all need a bit of Lux in our lives.' 


To get notified of promotion start dates and other info, please join our Lux email group. We don't email too often, you can opt out at any time and we'll never spam you or pass on your details to anyone else.

Lux email group



Here's a link to our Facebook Page with behind the scenes photos, happy talk, and the occasional dirty joke.
Lux Tenebrae's Facebook Page



Size Charts
Ladies Size
Single Size   UK 8 UK 10 UK 12 UK 14 UK 16
Bust 84 33 86 34 92 36 96 38 102 40
Waist 66 26 71 28 76½ 30 81½ 32 86½ 34
Hips 87½ 34½ 91½ 36 96½ 38 101½ 40 107 42


Ladies -  International Conversion
UK 8 10 12 14 16
European 36 38 40 42 44
US 4 6 8 10 12
Australia 8 10 12 14 16