The thought and craftsmanship that’s put into making lingerie isn’t just to impress your significant other on Valentine’s Day or date night. In recent years, lingerie has moved from behind the curtains and beyond the confines of your home and towards a new expression of style. Here’s how you can wear your luxury lingerie sets, in and out of the home.
Wearing Lingerie As Outwear - The Bodysuit
This bodysuit is the most popular form of wearing lingerie as outwear and has taken the Instagram world by storm, particularly after the Kardashian’s were seen sporting this look. Bodysuits offer versatility and can be worn with almost anything to create a super chic look.
Pair your bodysuit with some light-wash blue mom jeans or skinny jeans and layer with a leather jacket and some heels for a super cute summer/autumnal fashion statement. As modelled by Kim Kardashian, go bold and pair your lace bodysuit with some tracksuit bottoms. Add a sporty bomber and some sneakers to create an athleisure vibe or pair with some heels for that true Kardashian look.
Sport-inspired lingerie has made a huge comeback and is definitely here to stay this year. The revival of the 90s streetwear has taken the fashion world by storm and it doesn’t stop at lingerie. With the intention to encourage women into an era of confidence and comfort, the sport-inspired lingerie trend is made up of melange fabrics, logo embedded elastic bands and mesh detailing.
Velvet has made a huge (and surprising) comeback in our wardrobes and so it should come as no surprise that it is going to make its way back into our underwear drawers this year. Plush velvet and velour lingerie sets are the epitome of luxury particularly the feel of soft velvet against your skin. Velvet lingerie typically comes in a pallet of dusky pinks and grey or rich and intense with emerald greens and peacock blues. The great thing about this trend is, just like the bodysuit, it isn’t restricted to the bedroom and can be worn on a night out or even better, on holiday.
Dare To Wear Red
Red is often the colour that springs to mind when you think of sexy luxury lingerie. The colour has been proven to stimulate emotions of passion and sensuality. Like a bull fighter, red attracts a variety of attention stemming from love to anger.
When it comes to women's lingerie collections, red is a staple colour and enables women to feel empowered and sexy. It is a strong trend in fashion and has been a large focal point of new season trends.
As the evenings begin to get lighter and we move closer to spring, the boho trend will begin to emerge. With beautiful rustic colours and earthy tones, the boho prints are inspired by festival fashion with an abundance of Aztec prints, embroidery stitches, ribbons and beading. It has a playful yet sexy feel to it and is the perfect companion for summer. Pair you bohemian bralette with some ripped denim shorts and Dr Martens.
Since the 16th century, the corset has come a long way. Commonly seen on New York’s fashion catwalks, wear your corset over an oversized shirt and some thigh high boots for a super high-fashion look. For a super chic festival look, wear a corset over a loosely fitted dress and some cowboy or biker boots.
Gh means ‘Get Her, Get Hon and Get Hen.’ It is a brand stands for sexual equality and all genders. ‘H’ refers to her, honey and hen. ‘Hen’ is Swedish for neutral gender. Since sexuality has become blurred in this generation, lingerie is no longer just for females. In the near future, Gh hopes to target wider range of customers for all genders, shapes and sizes.
Advertising ‘objectification of women’ and ‘selling sex’ are very common to see in lingerie industry. It is not art or fashion. No women want to be viewed as an object. This kind of branding strategy is what Gale and Rachel strongly disagree with. Gh is hoping that its lingerie design and brand concept can make people rethink the nature beauty of human body. People don’t have to get hung up on conforming to a particular body type.
Everyone can truly love their bodies and show their glamorous looks with confidence.
With Christmas, just a few sleeps away, it is time to, really get into the joyful spirit with the colour of the festive season Red. So, let’s go bright and bold and spread some holiday cheer.
Feel sassy, confident and just a little naughty in this Bardot style figure-hugging pencil LRD
When slipping into a LRD keep the rest of your look neutral with modest gold and or complementing black-and-white pieces in simple silhouettes to keep it understated but classy.
For just a touch of red, add a red necklace, like the red Martha rubber coated ridge necklace from Oliver Bonas. To make it pop wear it with something blue, like a polo neck jumper, like the Serena polo neck jumper from Oliver Bonas. Just a side note; when mixing bold colours together, keep the lines simple to add to the elegance.
Kick up a storm in the office with a pair of red wide leg trousers, love this cut and style from Topshop, well-tailored and waist cinching all those wonderful things to make you look just as attractive as a really good bottle of red wine.
A well-fitted double breasted blazer adds a certain panache to any day or night look giving off an air of confidence. Literally saying, “I am in control of this Baby!!
Pair that blazer with a pencil skirt and a pair of timeless fiery stiletto’s, like these wrap-around red ones from Very and you will have them all staring for days.
It might be cold outside but you will be so hot in a sexy lacey halter neck bra and briefs from Coco De Mar at House of Fraser.
Bring the festive cheer on your next big night out in this red lace-up satin maxi dress from Pretty Little Thing, definitely my choice for a OMG LRD
Keep it festively retro in this red leather jacket from Topshop, perfect for a casual date when you need to bring the heat.
I am sure that all of you out there have noticed that bigger briefs are on the rise once again? Not quite Bridget Jone’s Diary big but still bigger than usual. The huge difference is that this big is sexy. If you too want some sexy but comfortable briefs then have a look at Bjorn Borg’s black iconic mesh bra and brief set. We have all seen our favourite celebrities prancing around in their designer underwear. We can do the same.
They are made from 91% polyamide and 9% elastine. These materials combined helps to make them feel soft on your body and fit your shape perfectly. I choose a large size to make sure it fit just right. What I love most about this underwear is that it has an elasticated waist as well as underband, this gives it a sporty look and it feels great.
It’s the type of flirty underwear you can wear under your dungarees, or maybe just walk around the house in them on a hot day with a pair of shorts. The set retails at £55, not a high price to pay for such luxury.
Bjorn Borg at Boxers and Briefs is perfect for anyone who likes stylish, quality underwear. You can buy the iconic mesh bra and briefs as a set or separately. I strongly suggest that you treat yourself to both. However if you do not fancy mesh then take a look at what other high fashion underwear Boxers and Briefs have to offer.
Written by Hayley Sweeney
When was the last time, that you took a good look at your lingerie drawer and asked yourself if each piece in there makes you feel gorgeous, and if you would want someone else to see you wear it? If your answer is no, then you know that it is time for a Spring clean.
Here is a guide to the essential items needed in your lingerie drawer.
These are for comfortable everyday wear, with just enough frills and lace to.
M&S Collection High Leg Knickers @ www.marksandspencer.com
M&S Collection High Leg Knickers @ www.marksandspencer.com
Cream Floral Lace Full Brief Knicker British Home Stores (BHS) @ www.bhs.co.uk
Seamless and undetectable under even the tightest dress or white jeans. Get them in every color.
Thong @ www.laredoute.co.uk
Depending on your mood this is a fun little piece as it is part lingerie, part pajama’s and or even beachwear.
B by Ted Baker Playsuit @ www.debenhams.com
Playsuit @ www.bouxavenue.com
Comfortable but sexy Nightdress
The nightdress is back, and it is beautiful enough to wear in front of “your man”, or a girly pamper night sleep over or a great party paired with a pair of killer heels and a denim jacket.
Night Dress @ British Home Stores (BHS) @ www.bhs.co.uk
Night Dress @ British Home Stores (BHS) @ www.bhs.co.uk
It is always a good idea to have a set of lingerie in your drawer for that special night or that romantic weekend away.
Floozie by Frost French Bra and Suspender Thong@ www.debenhams.com
Reger by Janet Reger Bra and Suspenders@ www.debenhams.com
The magic of shapewear is that it is almost like taking and iron to your body and smoothing out all the lumps and bumps into a perfectly shaped figure.
Shapewear @ www.marksandspencer.com
Shapewear @ www.laredoute.co.uk
The perfect bra
Nothing like a pretty bra for a sneak peek under your shirt or low-cut vest.
LUCIE Triangle bra @ www.bouxavenue.com
Super-hold Strapless Bra @ www.marksandspencer.com
Floral and lace bra @ www.marksandspencer.com
With Valentines Day only a few weeks away I am sure that most ladies out there are trying to find a special outfit to wear for their other half.
This Christmas may your gift giving bring you as much pleasure as your gift receiving!!
Here are some of my favorite gifts for this Christmas. Merry Christmas!!
It goes without saying that you should always buy the best for your very best friend. Spoil her with something sparkly and gold. A cute gold clutch is great for those girly nights out and a gift that she can always treasure.
I love these bags because they scream look at me! The perfect gift for the creative personality, so if your friend loves bold prints she will love either one of these bags to add to her collection.
What girl does not love receiving beauty products to spoil themselves with. The Laura Mercier Crème de la crème luxe body cleanser collection contains four delicious body cleansers in scents of Ambre Vanillé, Almond Coconut Milk, Crème Brûlée and Tarte au Citron.
Sisley All day all year prestige box is a day and night anti-aging duo that pushes back the visible signs of skin aging. The box contains the All-day all year 50ml anti- aging shield that protects the skin from outside aggressions to help preserve its youthfulness. As well as the Supremÿa 50 ml, a night time repair product that repairs the skins past damage and leaves it looking radiant and youthful.
The true Fashion diva will love these pair of silver boots and a good quality handbag like the Michael Kors Grey tote that will match perfectly with everything in her wardrobe.
Beautiful quality lingerie always makes for a nice gift, whether you buy it for yourself or you get the man in your life to buy it for you.
Remember when buying lingerie; to pay attention to the detail and make sure that what you are buying are comfortable because you want to look sexy but you also want to be comfortable when wearing it.
The classic such as black, pink, red and whites are always a popular option. If you want to steer away from the classics go for navy which suits most skin types. If your man is buying it for you, do some research with him online so that he knows what to buy when heading into the shops.
Fragrance is always a winner whether it is buying your old favorite or trying out something new. Gucci Bamboo is a floral woody scent for the confident yet feminine women.
Coco Mademoiselle for the brave and modern women that loves luxury and elegance, a favorite gift among many women.
Tom Ford Noir Extreme, an amber woody oriental fragrance for the man in your life.
For all those last minute gifts the Martini Shaker set for stay in cocktail evenings. Add a pop of color to her handbag with the Calvin Klein purses. The beautiful painted Cath Kidston Rose bath set contains products with a velvety rose scent enriched with shea butter and glycerin. The gift set comprises of; Painted Rose Shower Gel - 30ml, Painted Rose Body Lotion - 30ml, Painted Rose Bath Crystals - 25g, Painted Rose Soap - 25g and Face Cloth.
We all have that one friend that loves to entertain. Spoil her with any of the Biba art deco collection for nights of great food, good wine and great friends.