Lingerie? Please…

22/04/2011

via fashioned by love | Anja Rubik in Vogue Latin America October 2010 (photography: Marcin Tyszka, styling: Sarah Gore Reeves)
Beautiful lingerie is one thing I would never be able to resist. Once upon a time I fell in love with the tiny gorgeous creations made of silk and lace and remained in inseparable blissful symbiosis forever. Well, lets be honest, how can you say “no” to something like this powdery pink set I recently added to my ever expanding collection.

For me lingerie is a lot more than just an undergarment. It’s a hidden treasure that makes me feel beautiful, feminine, sexy and confident. I believe that any woman should have a few beautiful sets in her draw and allow herself a little indulgence of lingerie shopping from time to time.
Talking of shopping and feeling special – I highly recommend Lingerie Please. The prices are great and every piece is hand picked for you, so to me it’s a virtual lingerie boutique that sells dreams.
But lets get back to Earth for a moment and talk about the basic rules before you hit the shops…

Just like a perfect wardrobe, a lingerie collection should include several styles and shapes that would provide a base for an outfit, enhance the assets, conceal little secrets and give emotional (and not only) lift and support. Of course, the pieces you choose would reflect your personality and lifestyle, but no matter what you preferences are, there are a few things that would certainly be useful:

* Seamless bras and panties in classic colours are perfect for wearing under fitted tops, t-shirts, delicate fabrics and, lets not forget to mention, trousers. After all, VPL has never made any bum look more desirable. Personally, I’d always go for bras with detachable or multiway straps, which would give me several options and work with virtually every outfit.

* Once the basics are sorted, it’s time for a treat. Let your imagination run wild and pick a matching set that hits all the right buttons in you. Push-up, balconette, triangle, padded and unpadded options for bras and thong, tanga, brief or hipsters for the bottoms are just a few options to compliment any shape.

* Then there’s a corset or bustier - weapons of seduction, they can double as an evening outerwear (remember that underwear as outerwear trend?) and look enviably sensual as lingerie when paired with a garter belt and stockings.

Another thing to bear in mind is that lingerie may need to be different depending on the season. Winter is all about feeling comfortable and warm without losing the sensuality, so natural fabrics like cotton, silk and cashmere in jewelled tones decorated with delicate lace, embroidery or little pretty bows would be perfect. In summer heat lace, light cotton or silk lingerie in nudes, whites, gorgeous gelato sweet pastels or tropical and floral prints will make a perfect choice.

Do you have any rules when it comes to lingerie? What styles and brands do you prefer? I would love to have a girly chat and share a few tips and secrets.

Photo sources: Anja Rubik in Vogue Latin America October 2010 (photography: Marcin Tyszka, styling: Sarah Gore Reeves)

12 comments:

  1. It's hard for me to find lingerie in my size, so I hardly ever find anything cute or pretty to spoil myself with. That's not to say I don't LOVE it though, what girl doesn't? :)

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  2. This is a great post my dear! :)
    Sounds very tasteful, and i loved the illustrations.
    As for me, I would rather spend my student-y money on another dress or a jacket instead of lingerie...
    it sure is beautiful, but it doesn't make me feel better about myself, or more feminine than a 50's style dress does.
    I prefer quality, expensive things that in my view are unique and will last, and I'm very specific about what I like- so it's very difficult to find something worthy!

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  4. Oh,YES....Lingerie and once more lingerie,please:-)))*
    By the way,also shoos...

    You post is mostly great for today,really!!!

    Such exellent,gorgeous choices,Natalya Vodyanova is a wonderful girl,super nice model!

    I like this black photos from Elle,Russia,so sexy,fantastic combination with much jewelleries...

    Wish you pretty,pretty Easter days,my dear friend:-)))*

    Love,
    ***Violetta***

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  5. When it comes to lingerie I'm very patriotic as my favourite brand is I.D. Sarrieri. They have the most divine lingerie, I have visited once their headquarters and I was mesmerized by the extremely beautiful collections. I do believe that an outfit begins with the lingerie, so investing in some gorgeous items is a must for me. Have a great weekend and Happy Easter! Ada

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  6. i love lingerie :DD and especially the vintage ones :D
    the first photo is so pretty!!
    caramellitsa from

    http://caramellitsa.blogspot.com

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  7. Love lingerie too! Great post

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  8. Such a beautiful and thoughtful post!

    I am so girlie and just adore lingerie. Right now, it's just for me, but I so love pretty sets. I cannot wait to be married and able to buy lovely things. I adore La Perla and Etam :) I look forward to exploring more and will have to bookmark this post for reference when I need it.

    Hope you have a wonderful Easter, my lovely friend!

    xoxo,
    Sarah

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  9. ah. so beautiful!
    have a gorgeous easter! :)

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  10. Just found your blog and I love everything!!! You have the greatest images, I am your newest follower...follow back if you'd like!

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  11. Lingerie chat? Well you really are a woman after my own heart. I LOVE lingerie :-) I think no matter what you wear on the outside what is underneath is important. You should look at Maison Close they are my current lingerie brand to lust after. Amazing styles at decent prices. Let me know what you think!

    www.styleonthecouch.wordpress.com

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  12. Natalia, thank-you so much for telling me that you had written this post, it's so full of wonderful information! I love the idea of Lingerie Please and shall have to investigate further. I think one of the reasons I've stayed away from lingerie for so long is that I find sizing difficult - in spite of being very petite, I'm quite busty and it makes finding the right pieces a challenge. I once even stumped the lingerie expert at Nordstrom! But I'm determined, and if I need advice, I have a legion of lovely experts, yourself included, that I know I can count on :)
    xox,
    Cee

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