I am a huge lover and collector of lingerie. I love looking through sexy underwear sites, blogs and catalogues. I love going into lingerie shops and running my fingers over the lace and satin and chiffon. I love finding that perfect little babydoll or basque or bra, and trying it on. I love how well-made lingerie pulls me in and pushes me out at all the right places.
You could wear a baggy tracksuit or a bin liner, but the right underwear can make you feel like a queen underneath. There’s a certain kind of magic to it.
I have far, far too much lingerie than is necessary for one woman, but nothing beats the thrill I get when my man undresses me or I undress for him and he spots a beautiful bra and knicker set he hasn’t seen before. That look of surprise, the “Oh, that’s new!” And the rest… :)
These are a few of my go-to places for gorgeous, sexy, high-quality underwear and nightwear.
Undiz – I discovered this store while on a trip to Paris and fell utterly in love with the styles, colours and fabrics. The best thing was finding out that they ship outside of France! At times Undiz sit on the slightly quirkier side of underwear, sleepwear and loungewear, but they are more than capable of doing sexy-classy or just downright sexy. I have yet to buy an item from them that hasn’t exceeded my expectations and in my experience they are consistently true to size (I currently own perhaps fifteen items made by Undiz). They are also constantly adding and updating their range, so it’s worth checking their website regularly.
Ann Summers – I would think most people have heard of Ann Summers, if not seen / worn it. It’s so well known, and yes, at times it is considered cliche. But it has to be here because the quality of the underwear is excellent and there is something for every shape, size and taste. You really can go as sexy as you like.
Harness Brazaar – I am so digging eyelash lace right now, and I love that these bras and harnesses are hand-made. Every item will be unique.
Clementine Lingerie – I utterly love how they mix harness with lace. The designs are so beautiful and unusual. This is delicacy and intimacy with an edge.
ASOS – ASOS stock a lot of different brands, but I quite like their own range of underwear and lingerie, with its many different styles to cover most bases. ASOS own brand is usually more affordable than a lot of the bigger brands, but with just as much appeal and quality.
La Senza – La Senza was the first place I ever bought non-practical bras, and where I first found out I loved lingerie and wanted to own more. I have found a couple of lush babydolls at La Senza and I have no complaints about the quality.
These are just a starting point; there are many places to pick up lingerie. Part of the fun is the exploration and testing your own boundaries.