If one of your new year resolutions was to overhaul your lingerie drawer then what better time to make a fresh start.
Lingerie can not only make or break an outfit, but the right pieces will also do wonders for your style from the inside, by boosting your confidence and making your feel sexier. If your current lingerie wardrobe could use a little TLC, don’t worry. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
1. Out With The Old
Start by tackling that overflowing lingerie drawer. Don’t hold back, clear out those old greying sets and most importantly any items that no longer fit and that are going to give you an unflattering shape under your clothes. Be as selective with your underwear as you would with any other wardrobe pieces.
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2. Everyday Essentials
Now you have given your lingerie drawer a detox its time to stock up on the basics. Aim to stock your lingerie collection with the essentials that focus on your everyday style. These need to be well-fitting high-quality pieces that will provide you comfort and enhance your figure. Wearing balcony or push-up styles enhance the size of a small bust, and an underwire with central straps give a larger bust more support. With knickers a variety of boyshorts, bikinis and thongs will provide options. Consider the outfits you wear on a daily basis and invest in a functional core set of lingerie to match.
3. Foundation Fundamentals
Once you have stocked up on your everyday essentials take the time to look through your wardrobe and consider what other underwear you require to complement your clothing such a strapless or backless bra. As a rule, we would recommend that you invest in these key pieces that will prepare you for every sartorial situation:
- Nude Bra – for light coloured clothing, it should be seamless and slightly padded as pale colours are more transparent.
- Black Bra -for dark coloured clothing.
- Strapless Bra- essential for evening or under halter and thin straps.
- Multiway Bra – Offers various options converting from low back, to halter to T back.
- Sports Bra – Important to get the support you need during exercise.
- Plunge Bra – For low cut necklines.
- Lace Bra – Undeniably sexy for when you want to show a hint of what lies beneath. Black is iconic, and its sheer seductive power is unrivalled. In white, it can give you that innocent — but not too innocent look.
- Seamless Thong – To avoid VPL in figure hugging clothing, stock up on nude and black.
- Silk Camisole – So versatile and perfect for layering under jackets or sheer tops to create sexy but also office appropriate looks.
4. Seductive Staples
With the essentials covered you can now start to have some fun. Every woman should indulge in a few risqué, flirty and oh so seductive sexy lingerie sets. Whether you are in a relationship or just want to spoil yourself a matching bra set is guaranteed to make you feel sexy, desirable and confident – we promise! Bodysuits are the one-piece alternative to bras and knickers, a versatile and alluring option that can be worn under everyday clothes, double as outerwear or for boudoir dressing to tempt and tease your lover. Suspender belts maybe discarded in favour of hold up stockings but they offer instant sex appeal and are a key item that is worth having in your intimates drawer So be prepared for that unexpected date night or spontaneous romantic weekend ensuring you have an erotic lingerie ensemble in your underwear collection.
5. Showstopping Sleepwear
Updating your nightwear is just as important as coordinating your bras and knickers. It’s time to ditch those old T shirts and pj’s, and show your sleepwear some love. Treat yourself to this everyday little luxury, just like a long bubble bath slipping into a new chemise or robe will give an instant boost and you will go to bed feeling beautiful. There are so many options such as camisoles, sleep shirts and slips, opt for the luxurious feel of silk or the comfort of jersey. Lastly don’t forget to invest in a wow piece of nightwear for your collection such as a sheer babydoll or lacy chemise for those naughty nights in.
6. Get Organised
Once you have had a clear out and a little shopping spree take the time to rethink and organise your new lingerie wardrobe. Use drawer dividers or small boxes to separate your special occasion lingerie from your everyday so that your drawer doesn’t revert back to one big messy pile. Put your daily intimates in the front for easy access and the lesser used items at the back. For a fresh, romantic scent add a perfumed sachet. Silk camisoles, chemises and robes should be kept on a padded hanger in your wardrobe.
Hope you are inspired to start a lingerie makeover of your own.