Our hectic modern-day lifestyles demand that we keep going. When our day to day responsibilities are clamoring for our attention, our intimate relationships with our spouse or significant other suffer. One day, we realize that it’s been some time since we had alone time with our heart’s chosen.
An active and healthy sex life is a crucial part of any loving relationship. Intimacy is the glue that holds a couple together. In order to keep that intimacy, we must make intimacy with our partner a higher priority. Once you’ve made that commitment, then it’s time to set the stage for your night of passion. One way to set the mood is by wearing sexy lingerie.
What is “sexy” lingerie?
That question seems like a no-brainer, but women struggle to find the answer. When you are everything to everyone else, you don’t feel sexy. Perhaps you feel intimidated by all of those airbrushed models in the catalogs and advertisements. You may have a preconceived notion of what “sexy lingerie” is supposed to be and you don’t feel comfortable wearing a corset.
Sexy lingerie has two characteristics. The first characteristic is that the garment fits you properly. Even though it’s going to eventually end up on the floor, whatever you wear should be in your size. It should fit you comfortably and not feel uncomfortable. The second characteristic of sexy lingerie is that it makes you feel sexy. When you feel sexy, you feel more confident in yourself. When you feel more confident in yourself, you show it. And when you exude confidence, it’s sexy. It’s like the circle of life… except its sex appeal.
When you have an item of lingerie that fits properly and makes you feel confident when you wear it, you’re all set. But if the idea of going into Victoria’s Secret or any lingerie store intimidates you, then here is a primer on the different types of lingerie. When you know the different types, you can find the perfect piece that will make your lover’s eyes light up when you enter the bedroom.
There are three different types of gowns: the peignoir, the chemise, and the baby doll. A peignoir is an ankle length gown which comes with a robe. If you have reservations about wearing something skimpier, the peignoir may be a good choice for you. Peignoirs are also associated with elegance. A chemise is shorter than a peignoir and may or may not come with a matching robe. A chemise usually has spaghetti straps. If your taste in clothing runs towards the sophisticated, then the chemise may be the choice for you. The baby doll is the shortest of the gowns. The baby doll’s skirt skims the tops of the thighs. It has a built in bra. The baby doll is ideal for those whose personal style trends towards cute.
There are a few different types of lingerie tops. These can be paired with panties or another type of bottom. These tops are the corset, the camisole, and the bustier. A corset is a top that is specifically designed to cinch the waist and lift up the breasts forming that perfect hourglass figure. Corsets lace up in the back. Unlike the corsets of the Victorian era, modern day corsets can be adjusted to hug the curves and not constrict breathing. The camisole, or cami, is a short top usually paired with panties, boy shorts, or tap pants in the bedroom. Camisoles can be worn under jackets or low-cut tops. If your alone time involves an evening out, wear a cami with a skirt or under a jacket or sweater. A bustier is a corset, bra, and camisole hybrid. A bustier is waist-length like the camisole, hugs the body like the corset, and has a built-in bra. Most bustiers have garters attached to hold up stockings.
The teddy is like a one piece swimsuit, except it’s made from lace, silk, and sometimes stretchy material. Teddies can also have thong backs. Some have snaps in the crotch area. The bra cups on a teddy are not usually lined. The bra section sometimes comes with underwires sewn in to help lift and create cleavage.
Sometimes, a simple bra and panties set can be sexy. Just leave the white cotton bras and panties in your dresser drawer. Bras and panties come in different colors, patterns, and fabrics. Consider buying a push up, demi-cup or shelf bra to lift the breasts and create cleavage. Panties range in types from boy shorts to thongs.