This Valentine’s Day, or any day for that matter, find something special for yourself online! Take advantage of the fact that you can peruse or order lingerie from (almost) anywhere in the world in the comfort of your own home.
Here are a few of my favorite lingerie e-tailers, both local and abroad:
Etam is a French retailer and offers a nice, high-quality product at a reasonable price. If you are ever in France, visit one of their brick and mortar shops.
Intimissimi is a well-known Italian lingerie retailer with several stores in Europe. Beautiful, sexy and well-made garments.
Adore Me is an e-tailer with French roots right here in the US. They have the best price you will ever find for a bra and panty set: all sets are $39.95.
Agent Provocateur is a British company who retails Stateside and across the pond. They make, perhaps, the sexiest lingerie in the world.
ASOS is another UK site which ships to the US and sells lingerie from all over the world. Amazing contemporary designers and a nice selection of unique items.
It was a drizzly, rainy weekend here in the Pacific Northwest. As the days get shorter and darker, I find myself getting colder and continually pulling more substantial pieces from my wardrobe. I brought out my London Fog trench-coat for the first time in months, to combat the wet, fall weather.
As I transition from shorts and summer dresses to sweaters and scarfs, I also adjust my lingerie wardrobe. I won’t need my strapless bras (except for the occasional cocktail party) or my white, flimsy camisoles. I will, however, need a few basic layering pieces to help me transition to my fall wardrobe. Here are some great staples from Cosabella to inspire you.
Talco Widestrap Camisole- Great base layer for suiting and blazers.
Dolce Camisole- Pretty base layer for sweaters.
Marlene Slip- For dresses that need a liner and to prevent static-cling.
Never Say Never Control Shaper Bikini- A pretty shapewear piece for clingy dresses.
Talco Boyshorts- For skirts and tights.
Marni Bodysuit – For low rise pants and clingy tops.
Layla Robe- For those chilly nights.
Marlene Balconette- Fantastic basic under any sweater or top. Contour cup offers discretion in cold weather.
Adore Me, the fabulous online retailer of all things sexy, is having a huge sale! Here are a few styles I suggest…
Did I mention that these styles are regularly $39.95? And they are all buy one get one FREE? If you haven’t checked out Adore Me yet, do it now! They have a style quiz that helps you choose the right pieces based on your own style and preferences. Your showroom is updated regularly and includes basics and sexier items.
The French lingerie line, Maison Close, is possibly one of my favorite newer brands on the market. While they have been in the USA for about three years, you still don’t see them represented heavily in boutiques; making their lingerie even more precious to find and acquire. With a nod to American designer Kiki de Montparnasse, Maison Close blends sophisticated, sexy lingerie with a bit of a kinky twist. Take a peek at some of the new styles available January 2013.
Model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley offers a sneak peek of her debut lingerie range designed in collaboration with Marks & Spencer, ‘Rosie for Autograph’ - inspired by English Rose Gardens. Beautiful.
H&M, one of the leaders in fast fashion, has a remarkable new bra collection available online. The strappy styles are a nod to high end designer Marlies Dekkers, who brings uber sexy lingerie to the US from the Netherlands. Who better to bring these trendy pieces to mass market than H&M from Sweden (I mean, come on, they are practically neighbors).
Dress for the love life you want, not the love life you have.
If you are single and want a date, wear your best lingerie each and every time you leave the house. You will send subliminal signals out in to “the universe”–watch what happens! If you are in a relationship and want more affection, pay more attention to your underwear.
Warning: You may start attracting those other than your partner!