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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.

 

Basic Instinct: Pointers for Putting your Best Breast Forward (and Tush)

While most of us associate lingerie with “special occasion”, you’ve got your girls with you 24/7 which means treating them with the respect and kindness that they deserve. Ladies, you must have your i’s dotted and t’s crossed before you are ready to play with lace, latex, and any lascivious actions that are sure to follow if worn correctly.

Having an ample supply of basic bras and undies will give you the boost, glow, and confidence throughout the week so when it’s time to bust out the cupless demi bra with sparkly pasties, it’s as comfortable as grocery shopping in your favorite spandex leggings.

Getting four to five basic bras in either 3 nudes, 2 blacks, 2 nudes, 3 blacks (color combination will vary based on what palate your outer wardrobe is comprised of) in which you rotate is essential. NEVER wear the same bra two days in a row as you’re literally wearing sweat, emotions, and stress which is never a good look.

Work + comfortable panties = productivity. Sport your most comfortable underwear when working. This does not mean Granny Panties. VPL (visible panty line) is a no no just like sticking your hand into the cookie jar. Make your nana proud by having seamless and smooth lines.

Just like your clothing should extenuate the body parts that you are most proud of (the ones you may or may not have gotten from grandma), your bra has the power to transform your entire physique. Get empowered, get uplifted, and get fitted to make your clothes look ALMOST too good to take off.

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Good things happen to those who don’t                                       commit VPL!

 

Mission Not Impossible: Picking Lingerie for your Lady

You don’t have to be trained in Black Ops or have “Bond” in your name in order to buy your lady lingerie for this Valentine’s Day. All that is required is some stealth, secrecy, and confidence and we’ll have you saying “Shaken, not stirred” in no time.

When she is at yoga class getting “centered” or being entertained by a Real Housewife in the other room, look in her undergarment drawer and take a gander. You will most likely notice when peaking at the sizes that they might not all be the same. Never fear as this is quite common as different brands size and fit differently. Just write down the most popular size (34 B for a bra and Medium for panties for example) and voila, you’ve annihilated unnecessary anxiety and any “Price is Right” style guessing.

Leave the scene of the crime just as you found it knowing this classified information will be vital when choosing your gift. Save the experimenting for when she is in the bedroom with you. While most women love surprises (especially those involving massages and macarons) it’s best to pick attire that she will feel her most sexy and confident in. While you might want to see her in a leather corset, she might opt for a sheer negligee. Pick lingerie that will make her glow both before and after it’s been tossed on the floor.

Our Coquettes are standing by for any questions or personal shopping you might want, so come into our store before as you now have less then a week to complete your mission. Good Luck!

Nothing gets a woman hotter then multi-tasking.
Nothing gets a woman hotter then multi-tasking.

Back rubs guaranteed or your money back!
Back rubs guaranteed or your money back!

5 Ways to Change up your Lingerie Dressing in 2014

With our unbridled passion for the world’s best lingerie, we’re always looking for ways to use beautiful underpinnings to enhance the wardrobe of the women who come through our door. What better time than the new year to pinpoint some fun, fresh ways that we see lingerie being worn? Below, a few ideas to pique your interest and perhaps inspire a resolution or two about experimenting with your look in and out of the boudoir.

1. Let your innerwear find its way out in elegant, unexpected ways

It seems that lingerie been a focus of every designer collection over the last several years, and naturally the fashion world is now looking for new twists on an old trend.

The high-waist brief has taken center stage among the fashion elite, meant to be seen under delicate, demure dresses and skirts. This fall, Dolce and Gabbana’s sirens rocked solid black bra and high-waist panty sets in the high-voltage, super sexy way that only they could:

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Allowing just a flash of leg through beaded lace, Jessica Alba’s Elie Saab dress is the height of elegance and sex appeal worn over a black high brief:

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Intricate laces are still coming out on top for risk-takers like Lea Michele, who paired a beautiful lace bodysuit with a simple black empire-waist gown:

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At Valentino, collared menswear looks were softened by exquisitely delicate lace layered underneath. True vixens will follow the runway look and skip the bra:

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We love the place where corsetry and apparel interlace, and designers these days do too. How we love Adelaide Kane’s Rhea Costa corset dress from last year’s People’s Choice Awards:

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Costa’s designs often incorporate corset-style boning and the same stunning tattoo lace detailing that has been flying out of our shop for the last few seasons:

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2. Bodysuits are the key to a fuss-free lifestyle

They’re sleek, great for layering, never come untucked, and even the most basic bodysuit turns ultra-sexy when you have an audience for undressing.

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altuzarra bodysuit  bodysuit ball skirt

3. The boardroom is best conquered in a pair of outrageous knickers.

A little hint when you need a boost before a big meeting: your final preparation should include a pair of racy underthings. Sounds crazy, but trust us: a bold, feminine underwear choice will translate to confidence in front of a room full of suits. And they’re perfectly spicy for whatever rendezvous you have planned after-hours.

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4. It’s okay to keep secrets, as long as they’re in the form of sexy hidden details on your stockings.

Lingerie dressing doesn’t always have to be overtly seductive—you can stick to comfortable bra and panty basics and add intrigue to the look with your hosiery instead. We love Wolford’s Romance and Eyla styles, below. Both are classic-looking stay-ups with a surprise twist that remains hidden from sight until you’re ready to unveil.

Wolford Romance Stay-Up

Wolford Romance Stay-Up

Wolford Eyla Stay-up

Wolford Eyla Stay-up

 

5. Move over, silk and lace: latex is the new sexy.

Pop starlets have been all over this trend for a while now, but designers are beginning to introduce latex right alongside their demure wool and tweed creations. Oscar de la Renta’s spring collection featured a blue latex frock; the dress’ conservative cut and the suit jacket styling almost made us forget the racy material it’s made of.

Oscar de la Renta

Martin Margiela and Burberry also played with latex:

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Burberry

We jumped on this trend early and are the exclusive New York destination for latex darling Atsuko Kudo. Her latest designs are racy and gorgeous:

Atsuko Kudo

Atsuko Kudo

If you have any fresh new ways you’re sporting your lingerie these days, we’d love to hear them! Leave a comment for us below or join us in the conversation on Facebook!

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