Sunday 8 February 2015

The Ultimate Valentine's Day Lingerie Gift Guide

   For me, Valentine's day is all about the lingerie! Sexy lingerie sets, showstopping basques, decadent corsets, flirty babydolls, luxurious negligées, saucy hosiery.. anything goes! The holiday of love is the perfect opportunity to treat a partner or significant other to a special gift and a beautiful new set of underwear is guaranteed to get pulses racing. Even if you're not feeling loved up this Valentine's, what better excuse to treat yourself to a sexy something that you've had your eye on for a while?

   With the 14th February just a heartbeat away, I have scoured the internet for the very best Valentine's day lingerie styles to suit a variety of tastes, sizes and budgets. Take a look at these swoonworthy beauties - from romantic to flirty, sexy to stylish, luxurious to bargainous, there's something for everyone this Valentine's...


Sizes 32-36, B-E 

Exuding vintage charm with its antique-style lace and bow detail, this Gossard slip creates a stunning hourglass silhouette thanks to its cleavage-enhancing deep plunge cut and smoothing side panels. If you're looking for heart-stoppingly beautiful lingerie this Valentine's, this powder pink slip is guaranteed to make anyone dreamy-eyed! 

(Also available in black)
30-36, B-E

Fashioned from satin and finished with champagne coloured spice corded lace, bows and charm motifs, Boux Avenue's 'Henrietta' epitomises vintage elegance and luxury! Its flattering balconette cups lend to beautiful 'cakes on a plate' style cleavage whilst the unusual sage blue satin and champagne gold detailing give this bra a romantic, premium feel without the designer price!

(Also available in pink & grey mix.)

Sizes 28-38, D-GG

What better way to celebrate Valentine's than with roses? Freya has given the best-selling Deco bra a romantic twist, adorning the cups with a feminine yet contemporary rose-embroidered mesh overlay. The Deco Darling marries function with aesthetics and if you desire great support, unbeatable cleavage and a gorgeous design to boot, this bra will undoubtedly conquer your heart!

(Also available in ivory.)


Boux Avenue 'Jesse' Plisse Mesh Babydoll, £40

 8-16: B/C, D+, E/F

If you're undressing to impress this Valentine's, the Boux Avenue 'Jesse' babydoll hits the nail on the head with its seductive red and black colour scheme. Featuring a beautiful balconette neckline with ruched cups, this flirty number supports busts up to an E/F cup and its lightweight pleated mesh 'skirt' skims curves effortlessly. Finished with eyelash lace and a central ribbon bow, this flouncy babydoll is the ideal companion for any self-professed glamour-puss!

Sizes 28-36, D-F

Mimi Holliday are reknowned for their decadent, fun and eye-catching designs and the 'Kittiwake' is nothing short of a showstopper with its vibrant colour palette of fuchsia and electric orange! The satin and lace cups give this bra a luxe feel, whilst the quirky embroidered lipstick kisses inject a flirty edge that is hard to ignore. There is no doubt that this is the set for daring lingeristas who want to wow this Valentine's!

 Sizes 28-38, D-J

Fuller busts rejoice because Tutti Rouge is ready to steal your heart with the gorgeous 'Eliza' bra! This gorgeous non-padded bra will win you over with its sophisticated styling and support up to a J cup! Its midnight blue and magenta colour scheme is a perfect side-step from 'stereotypical' Valentine's day reds and pinks, yet its semi-sheer cups, frilly trim and bow and corsage motifs keep it fun, playful and enchanting!


Sizes 8-20

If you want to turn up the heat this Valentine's day, Bluebella are the 'go-to' for sizzling bedroom wear! Inspired by 'Fifty Shades of Grey', this red hot bra and brief set boasts a red satin and black lace button-up peep hole bra and raunchy satin tie-side briefs. This provocative set is certain to add some spice to your Valentine's day!

Sizes 32-40, B-G

Pour Moi really has its finger on the pulse when it comes to trend-led, sexy lingerie for fuller busts. The Pour Moi 'Forbidden' basque features smoothing panels which contour to your curves, creating the perfect hourglass silhouette. Adorned with feminine lace and racy strapping details and cut-outs at the bust, this seductive basque will ramp up the sex appeal this V-day!

Sizes 8-16

Indulge yourself this Valentine's with this directional and unashamedly sexy cut-out bra from Bluebella Black Label! Architectural black strapping merges with sensual yet risqué sheer chiffon panels to create a provocative look that will get anyone hot under the collar. If you're looking to take your boudoir wear to new heights, team this erotic statement piece with the matching brief/ thong and suspender belt to ensure that all eyes are on you!


Sizes 32-36, B-E

Up the glamour this Valentine's day and dress to impress with this sultry, lace slip dress from Gossard! Styled with corded vintage floral lace and decorated with a bow and charm detail, this slip delivers femininity, elegance and sensuality in equal measure. Removable straps give versatility of wear, underwired cups enhance the bust, whilst its bodycon fit and layered mesh smoothing panels deliver a streamlined silhouette - it really is too good to cover up!

28-38, D-G

Masquerade is synonymous with sophistication and luxury and the 'Antoinette' delivers exactly this! As its name would suggest, the 'Antoinette' bandeau bra delivers beautiful 'cakes on a plate'/ 'Marie Antoinette' cleavage, coupled with great support up to a G cup. This bra is classy and stylish with its black floral lace and opulent burgundy satin base, accented by a bow and jewel motif, for a touch of added sparkle!

(Also available in blue/charcoal and champagne/black and as a basque.) )

Size 30-38, DD-H

Just because it's Valentine's, that doesn't mean that your lingerie has to be predictable! The Lulu Tout 'Amelie' delivers all of the beauty of classic French lingerie, whilst keeping things flirty and current with its contemporary mesh panel overlays and eye-catching electric blue colour palette! The unusual scalloped details and art-deco style embroidery make this bra perfect for seducing in style!

(Also available in black and in sizes A-DD.)


Sizes 32-36, B-D

If luxury and decadence is what you are after, Agent Provocateur lingerie is the embodiment of showstopping opulence and magnificent design! The 'Gloria' basque is the ultimate in seduction with its barely-there racy quarter cups and enticing sheer nude tulle, offset by glamorous scarlet red silk accents and ornate floral embroidery. This basque is beautifully crafted with curve-defining boning for a superior fit, resulting in a sculpted silhouette that will render anyone speechless!

Sizes S-XL

Channel your inner 50s pin-up girl with this exquisite limited edition Dita Von Teese robe! Fashioned from sensual polka dotted sheer mesh and finished with silky trims and an adjustable ribbon waist-tie, this robe exudes iconic vintage glamour in its purest form. This classic black number is a stunning piece that will make you feel like an Old Hollywood starlet - enough to make anyone put down their martini and stare in admiration!

Sizes 32-36, A-DD

   Racy, cheeky and captivatingly sexy, the theatrical lipstick red 'Tammi' bra by Agent Provocateur will transform its wearer into the very embodiment of femme fatale! Featuring a barely-there scalloped silk bra with bow-embellished straps across the bust and finished with French lace trims, 'Tammi' creates knock-out cleavage for a look that is utterly tantalising, dramatic and indulgent.. get ready to unleash your inner temptress!


 Sizes XS-L

If you're on a budget this Valentine's, feast your eyes on the delectable 'Sienna' slip from ASOS. Sheer lace unpadded cups are attached to a floaty chiffon skirt with strapping details, making this classic black number a winning combination of sexy, directional and playful. This piece definitely looks more luxe than its price tag and at its reduced price of £12, it's an unmissable bargain - grab it whilst you can!

Sizes 6-16

Flirty, sexy and totally bargainous, this rich burgundy bralet has Valentine's Day written all over! This pretty triangle longline bralet merges vintage-feel sheer lace cups with contemporary strapping for a look that combines the old with the new. At £9.99, this bra is a real style steal, meaning that you could easily treat yourself to one in every colour!

(Also available in black, khaki or blue.),5044,5045,4944&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=204&sort=3&clr=Powderpink&totalstyles=284&gridsize=3

Sizes S-L

Romantic in powder pink with an elegant black contrast trim, the Lepel 'Victoria' cami is perfect for ladylike lounging and stylish snoozing! With its classic cut and luxurious satin feel fabric, you will definitely fall in love with this £14 bargain!


What do you think of my Valentine's Day Lingerie picks? 

What are you be hoping to receive or are you treating yourself this Valentine's?


Thursday 18 December 2014

Stress-free online shopping: Perfect Christmas gifts for lingerie lovers!

(Pic credit: Nordstrom)

   It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Xmas lights are twinkling, you're permanently humming Christmas jingles and you can almost smell the mulled wine... the festive season is most definitely upon us! In the run up to Christmas day, shopping for the perfect gifts for family, friends and loved ones can be as exciting as it is stressful, particularly when the highstreet is buzzing with frantic shoppers! 

   With the days getting darker and the frost setting in, my favourite way to avoid present shopping mania is to shop online! What could be better than browsing all of your favourite stores and brands in the warmth and comfort of your own home?

   One of the reasons why I buy online is because I can shop around for the best products, find great offers and I can have a parcel on its way to me with a click of a button... no queuing necessary! I love to shop for lingerie online and given that so many companies offer free delivery and returns, it has become one of my preferred ways to shop! (Note: always remember to check a company's Xmas shipping dates and the returns policy!)

   This Christmas, there is an amazing range of gorgeous lingerie products on the market to tickle your fancy. Whoever you are treating this season and whatever your budget, you are sure to find some lingerie gems online!

   Here is my online lingerie wishlist for this season - hopefully you're reading, Santa...!


   Fauve lingerie is synonymous with luxury and sophistication and this stunning longline bra is no exception. Inspired by oriental lacquerwork, 'Bronte' exudes decadence and exoticism with its exquisite oriental blossom pattern, satin-feel fabric and ornate black embroidery. At £36, this bra is just a snip of its RRP but it would undoubtedly make its wearer feel a million dollars!

Sizes 30-38 B-G 

Also available in silver and light green.

   The popular pin-up inspired 'Charlotte' bra from Parfait by Affinitas is back in purple for A/W14! This gem-tone matte and high shine satin bra is embellished with contrasting black piping for a retro twist. Its lightly padded, moulded shape makes this glamorous bra the perfect combination of style and substance!
Sizes 28-40 D-K

Charlotte is also available in peach, red, dusty rose and wild pink.

   The Pour Moi? 'Forbidden' is the ideal bra for adding sex-appeal to your underwear collection. This racy boudoir half padded bra cleverly merges feminine lace and bow detailing with edgy, bondage-inspired strapping cut-outs and black piping, for a look that is undeniably directional and sexy!

Sizes 30-40 A-G*4SwNO3D0&subid=&offerid=343333.1&type=10&tmpid=15379&

   If you're looking for a bra that fits like a dream and is effortlessly stylish, this new longline from Freya is a must-have! The photo-realistic pansy print is eye-catching in a palette of vivid blue and purple hues, offset by elegant black lace. Its lightly padded shape and 6 hook and eye fastening ensures firm support and a gorgeous cleavage to boot!

Sizes 28-38 C-G

   Cleo by Panache understands that a strapless bra should be supportive, functional and fashionable...  and the 'Neve' delivers just that! This smooth, seamless plunge bra boasts a magenta base with a black mesh overlay, accented by a flirty bow and heart charm motif. Removable multi-way straps make this bra incredibly versatile - a 'must' in every lady's underwear drawer, particularly during party season! 

Sizes 28-38 D-G


   Flirty, sexy and utterly glamorous, say hello to the festive scarlet 'Ritzy' babydoll from Curvy Kate! Based on Curvy Kate's popular 'Ritzy' balconette bra, this babydoll delivers sophisticated styling alongside uplifted 'cakes on a plate' cleavage. The lipstick red colour and chic pin-stripe pattern coupled with feminine embroidery and a diamanté drop pendant give this babydoll serious boudoir appeal!

Sizes 28-38 D-HH

Also available in black/poppy and black/almond. )

   With its opulent teal base, subtle scalloped edging, delicate swirl embroidery and a scattering of sequins, the 'Rochelle' slip by Gossard is luxuriously elegant and guaranteed to impress! This slip boasts a deep 'v' plunge, drawing attention to the cleavage, whilst mesh panels sculpt your curves to create a beautiful, feminine silhouette - perfect for wearing as a boudoir piece or under a party dress!

Sizes 32-36 B-E

   Freya fans, rejoice, because the 'Icon' has arrived and is now available as a babydoll! Based on Freya's best-selling 'Deco', the 'Icon' delivers the same bust-boosting shape and support with its smooth, moulded cups and plunging neckline. Freya has given a 'classic' a glamorous makeover, adding dove grey lace overlay to the cups and a double layered skirt of pink and grey mesh. Every lady needs a piece of boudoir wear that also delivers great support!

Sizes 28-38 D-G

   If you haven't discovered Reckless Wolf yet, prepare to be bowled over by the ultra edgy and directional lingerie and bodywear collections. The 'Raw' strap body exudes sex appeal with its cage effect strapping, sheer panels and raunchy cut-outs. This bodysuit is certain to drop jaws and get pulses racing - a showstopper through and through!

XS - 30B - 32B
S - 32B - 34B
M - 32D - 34C
L - 32DD - 34D

(N.B. Reckless Wolf can custom make any piece at no extra charge - ideal if you have a larger bust!)


Playful Promises frilly knickers, £10

   If you're stuck for sexy stocking fillers, these gorgeous vintage-style frilly knickers from Playful Promises are the perfect solution! Fashioned from sheer mesh with a cheeky ruffle design and flirty satin bows, these knickers are an inexpensive Xmas treat!

Sizes S-L


What do you think of my Christmas lingerie wishlist?

I'd love to know what you are hoping to receive under your Xmas tree!