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"Minka" Tap Shorts

"Minka" Tap Shorts

Regular price $64.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $64.00 USD
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Honestly it's long overdue I designed a new pair of tap shorts. Ever since I was in fashion school, for some reason making a shorts patterns of almost any kind has been a daunting task for me (and even more than pants, not sure about the logic there). I think I just had a couple grotesquely failed samples when I first learned how to draft them and it left a scar. But you'd think after the success of my Odette and Odelia variations here that I'd feel more confident to try more! I think more than that I just wanted to be sure I could create another one unique and comfortable enough that I'd be happy sharing with the world. And then... when a woman and a Celsius love each other very much... a Minka is born. From the front, she stands out with a satin ribbon bow and symmetrical low waist cut outs that hold up thanks to the satin elastic straps above them. Those straps wrap around and connect to the back where, depending on how tight you adjust them and how high or low you wear them, create a peekaboo bum keyhole or a sort of thong illusion. Pair her with the Mazzy camisole for a matching set.

Minka is a Polish feminine name meaning "strong willed" and "brave". It's also the namesake of one of my favorite online perfume gurus.


If you want to customize the size of this piece, please make a note specifiying so at checkout. To customize this piece aesthetically, please first send me a message describing what you would like to determine if there will be an extra cost.

Some color options may be more expensive than others, which is due to the custom dying process I pay for to ensure the supply of elastics that match the fabrics.

Black, white, beige, and most red pieces are the base price while all others may be subject to a slight price increase to reflect the higher cost of materials involved. Print mesh options will also have a price increase. Thank you for your understanding!

Size Chart

Refer to the size chart here.

If you are uncertain, please send me a message with your measurements and the style(s) you are interested in and I can recommend you a size or make you a custom sized piece free of charge!


Every Belle de Nuit piece is made to order, handmade by me. Please allow 2-6 weeks for your lingerie to arrive.

Once shipped, Priority Mail US takes 1-3 business days to arrive, whereas First Class Mail US takes between 2-5 business days. Priority Mail International takes anywhere between 6-10 days, and First Class International about 7-20 business days.

If you need your order delivered ASAP, please choose Priority Mail Express (next day US, 3-5 business days International) and/or leave a message in your order notes that state when you need your lingerie by and I will do my best to accommodate!

Rush orders (needed within a week or two during high traffic season) please contact me first.

Care Instructions

In order to prolong the lifespan of your lingerie, hand wash in cold or lukewarm water and let hang dry. A trusted delicates/hand wash cycle works too, but always hang dry. Handle with love and care!

All Belle de Nuit items are handmade to order by me (one person!) please allow 2-6 weeks for your lingerie to be shipped and delivered.

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