The Long and Short of It

4.23.2014

The slip has recently slipped back into style. Here at La Petite Coquette we love a slinky, silky garment worn under clothes and behind the bedroom doors. Where everything else has been reduced to boobs and butts, the slip takes the entire body into consideration.

A slip doesn’t reveal much, but the must exciting property of the slip is that it is one single item, held up by the thinnest of straps-the slightest brush on the shoulder can send it sliding to the floor.

Elizabeth Taylor Wearing a Silk Slip

Elizabeth Taylor Wearing a Silk Slip 1958

Living The Thigh “High” Life

4.17.2014

The stay-up is the complicated cousin to all the sexy stockings and pantyhose out there. The stay-ups are great when you want leg coverage but don’t want to fuss over the whole production of garters and straps. It is an essential accessory when dressing to undress, tempt or impress. Stay-up stockings are perfect to wear under a wedding or an evening gown. Just think about all the maneuvering you must do to simply use the restroom.

As with any undergarment, stay-ups should be taken for a test-drive before a big event, especially your wedding day.

Fishnet Stay up stockings

Fishnet Stay up stockings

When You Least Expect It

4.9.2014

Should your date panties also be your daily panties? Absolutely!

Speaking from experience and from all of our customers’ confessions here at La Petite Coquette, each time you get ready for a date and pick up your prettiest or sexiest panties in hopes of having a fun night out; nothing happens. And the times that you were not prepared and instead of your sheer lace or soft silk fabrics you wore the thick cotton briefs (not that cotton is not sexy).

Ladies…you always need to be prepared!

We’re not saying wear your sexiest and skimpiest numbers everyday, but we are saying; always wear something that feels and looks pretty because you just never know when an opportunity might present itself.

Huit Panties

Reclaim Your Intimate Life

4.3.2014

Dear Coquettes, yes, the Spring season has officially arrived! While we do think it’s important to revisit your basic bra & panty drawers within the next couple of weeks…to make sure you’re ready for the new season, we also think it’s important to revisit your body & soul and your sexuality.

This week we invite you to reclaim your intimate life with something as simple as lingerie. Lingerie appeals to the biggest sexual organ: the brain. With its inherent playfulness, lingerie tempts, teases, and flirts it way into our minds. At our NYC boutique, we like being able to talk someone into trying something risque that she would never, ever have thought of wearing. Just think ladies…tonight you too can be wearing the self-erotic Bracli, pearl thong and report back with a wink “Now that was wonderful”- that makes us feel good and most importantly you will feel like you have done something different and risque. Trust us ladies; you will walk differently the next day. So go ahead and start a love affair…with lingerie.

 

And of course feel free to report back to us…

Sleeping Beauty: Catching ZZZ’s in Style

Regardless of whether you are using the bed for sleep or extra curricular activities, just because you are eventually going to be getting some shut eye does’t mean your partner is blind to what you’ll be wearing. Yes, it’s been a long day doing the daily grind (or after you’ve done the nightly one). You’ve ditched your skinny jeans in the hall way, ordered in from Seamless, and curled up with whatever your newest Netflix obsession is. On an ordinary night, your ratty sweatshirt from college and sagging bloomers is all you want to crawl into bed with. But, do both you and your loved one a favor and get some silky, soft sleepwear that feels amazing to the touch and even more delicious on the body.

Just because you might already feel sexy and poised in your outwear is no excuse for your bedroom attire to be lacking. In fact, it’s the one place in your home where you should feel the most comfortable and confident because it’s where you’re the most intimate and honest. Taking good care of yourself whether it being going to Pilates, drinking green juice, or paying your taxes on time should extend into your bedroom. That kind of self-care and love needs to flourish especially when lounging (with or without company).

Now, we’re not saying to put on a full face of make up with the Tammy Faye Baker eyelashes. Nor should you be teasing anything other then your sleeping buddy before getting ready to hit the hay. What we’re imploring is that you invest in lovely, soft, and simply divine sleepwear for you to catch your ZZZ’s in. Wearing a cotton camisole set with matching boy shorts is a great choice for getting into the routine of fashionable slumbering. It’s the perfect baby step to take especially if sleeping alone as it gets you comfortable slumbering in something stylish (before you have someone to fight over the comforter with). A lacy bralette with hip huggers is also another route to go if feeling a bit more naughty. If feeling feminine, we recommend a delicate chemise.  A nicely printed PJ set is a chic way to wake up in. You might as well look and feel your best when having your dreams because you never know when they might become real.

vintage retro pin up girlReading The Economist never looked sexier.