Lingerie is intimate apparel that is meant to be worn under a woman’s clothing, or in the privacy of her bedroom. If you agree with this statement then please read on because lingerie is no longer just for the bedroom or under a skirt or blouse. It has historically been worn as a foundation that distorted a woman’s form to conform to the style of the day. Corsets, waist cinchers, and similar garments were to make a woman’s body appear to have a slender waist, hourglass figure, or the appearance of smaller breasts or whatever the style was of the day. Panties were worn for the sake of modesty, but primarily for sanitary purposes. After all, preventing one from soiling a garment was one of the primary purposes of underpants or panties. Through the 19th and early 20th century, lingerie was meant to be worn as an unmentionable, under the skirts or blouses of women, and certainly out of view of others.
Styles began to change in the early 20th century with the invention of the bra, such as it was, and women’s needs also changed with more women entering the work force during the first and second world wars. Lingerie changed along with the women that wore bras, panties and hosiery. Fabrics were invented that allowed garments to stretch and give, with comfort being more and more important, and the idea of women with freakish waists became viewed as virtually ancient.
Now, sexy lingerie styles are worn as Halloween Costumes, outer wear, dresses and with jeans.
Sheer Lingerie - Throw A Lingerie Party
The thing that comes to mind first for most people when they think of lingerie is the teddy. This piece of intimate apparel will always be an integral part of any woman's wardrobe. They come in a variety of styles with some having built in bras and some that have no cups. The teddy is much more than just a short little item with spaghetti straps. They can be used to hide flaws or worn as a sexy shirt with a favorite skirt or pair of pants and you will be the only one that knows you are really wearing a teddy until you decide to reveal it to a special someone.
The way to get the best out of this versatile lingerie item is to choose one that hides any bad features you may have and brings out your best ones. As I mentioned before, there are numerous styles and choices available so it is easy for anyone to find something that will work well for them. Take your time and shop around so that you are sure to get just the right style and fit for you. You want to make sure that you know your dress size, bra and panty size, as well as your blouse size so you will have all of the information you need to get just the right teddy for you. You also want to consider what fabrics you are comfortable in and avoid the ones that are irritating to you.
There are even more fabric designs than there are different styles of teddies and of course they are available in myriad of colors as well. One of the most popular fabric choices is silk which will give you a comfortable and soft piece of lingerie that is sexy but also versatile at the same time. Similar to silk, satin is another great choice and it is also easier to care for. If you aren't bothered by lace these types of teddies are very hot and their revealing nature is lots of fun. If you are really voyeuristic you can always go with a mesh one that really shows everything and will drive any man out of his mind.
One of the least things that women think of when they are lingerie shopping is color and the majority of women simply choose the favorite color of their partner or themselves. Another popular choice is to go with white or black but you really shouldn't be so simplistic. You want to choose colors that are flattering to your skin, hair, and eyes. To give you an idea, if you have fair skin you will probably look better in medium or darker colors while those with darker skin look great in pastel or light colors. If you have a medium skin tone like olive colored skin you will look best in earthy colors or fabrics that are darker.
Lingerie in the '60s
There is a brand new trend in the world of Generation Y to have lingerie parties, so choosing the right lingerie for the lingerie party is extremely important. There are two key places where lingerie parties will occur, either in the privacy of a person's home or you may even be invited to a lingerie party at a club or bar.
Some of the lingerie parties that my team and I have been invited to have been based on a theme, like bondage, fairy lingerie, 80's, fluro or camouflage lingerie. Each of these has its own challenges in choosing the right type of sexy lingerie.
The key with any lingerie party is to look sexy not nasty. Quite often people who go to these parties simply wear the wrong type of lingerie to look sexy. The key to sexy is more is less. That is, often it is better to wear more of an item than less.
If you are a plus size person there are a great range of plus size chemises available. Try to choose one that is appropriate for the party you are going to, like a non-see through chemise for a public party but a more revealing chemise for a private party.
If you really want to look sexy remember these key things -
1. Choose the right shoes
2. Buy a Sexy Piece of Lingerie that suits your body type
3. Accessorise the Lingerie with Costume Jewellery
4. Wear stockings
5. Always wear what you feel comfortable in
6. More is less can be sexy