Friday, April 29, 2011

Bridal Lingerie Fit For A Queen

Every bride deserves to be feel like a princess on her wedding day, whether she's a real-life Kate Middleton or not. LingerieDiva.com has a gorgeous collection of bridal and wedding lingerie that will make any bride feel like royalty (because trust me, your new husband will bow down once he sees you in one of our designs).

Lingerie Diva has styles for every bride's taste, such as this classic and traditional floral tapestry corset with matching thong and garter...



... To this modern asymmetrical, sheer babydoll nightie.

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We have bridal lingerie for divas who want something a little more wild on their wedding night (like this demi cup bra and pasties set)...



... And wedding night lingerie for those that want something sexy and sporty, such as this mesh bikini with matching garter.



And for those divas who truly want to be a princess? Well, Lingerie Diva has that covered too!




Visit www.LingerieDiva.com to view our entire collection of bridal and honeymoon lingerie.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

She's Got Legs - And She Knows How to Accentuate Them

When fashion writers and bloggers talk about accessorizing, they usually focus on the same things: shoes, purses, jewelry. But there's one accessory that (in my opinion anyway) often gets overlooked - tights.

Wearing fun, funky tights - or leggings or pantyhose - in bold colors or designs is a great and easy way to add some pizazz to a basic tunic or dress. Forget flashy jewelry or handbags, it's what covers your legs that will get you a lot more attention. Let me show you a few examples...

These sheer, French-cut pantyhose from Leg Avenue have a flower pattern that's subtle and sexy.




These horizontal striped capri leggings are a good way to add some spice to your wardrobe.




There's no way people could miss you when you're rockin' these fun polka dot tights (they also come in pink)!




And I love the sexy detail of the hook-and-eyes going up the calf on these leggings.



One "rule" when it comes to wearing statement legwear - keep it simple. Stick with solid colors on top, so you don't have a pattern that's competing with your tights.

To see Lingerie Diva's entire collection of hosiery, click here.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The 5 Essential Bras You Need for Spring/Summer

Once the weather gets warmer, it's only a matter of time before the clothes start getting skimpier. Jeans are tighter, skirts are shorter, and the long sleeves and high necklines that protected us from the freezing cold are cast off to reveal women's gorgeous arms, necks, shoulders and backs.

Hooray, it's warm outside!

But to wear all of the sexy halters, tank tops, strapless tops, backless dresses and more that are part of the a fun, flirty diva's summer style, you need to have the right bra. It's all about invisibility - we don't want any ugly bra straps poking out and distracting from the lovely silhouette you've got going on! So here is the Lingerie Diva list of the Top 5 Essential Bras You Need to Have for Spring and Summer!

1) The strapless bra: You likely already have this piece in your lingerie drawer, since it is a staple for every woman. You want to make sure you have a strapless bra that has a seamless line and can give you support without squashing your breasts.



2) The convertible bra: This is the "jane-of-all-trades" when it comes to bras. A convertible bra allows you to adjust and move the straps so they can work with any top. The convertible bra is good for halter tops, raceback tanks, tops with deep-V plunges in the front and tops that cross in the back.



3) A bandeau bra: A bandeau bra is different from a strapless bra in that it's OK if your bandeau bra is seen. These bras look like a sporty tube top and work perfectly under a long, flowy tank with big armholes. Or, wear a bandeau top in a contrasting color under any shirt or dress that has an open back, adding a little extra oomph to your outfit.



4) The T-shirt bra: This bra lays flat against your skin and is perfect to wear under, obviously, T-shirts, but also any tight-fitting top where you want a seamless look in the front. You want to world to notice your great style, not the lines from your bra.



5) A backless bra: Sometimes you just feel like baring a little more skin, and there's nothing as subtly sexy as a toned and tan back. The backless bra adheres to your breasts, providing support from the side and underneath.


And there you have it, the bras that are absolutely essential for a truly sexy spring and summer look. To order any of the bras featured, visit www.LingerieDiva.com.

Featured Brand - Rene Rofe

Rene Rofe Lingerie is consistently one of the top-selling brands on LingerieDiva.com, and it’s easy to see why. The pieces are classic styles and shapes with a modern edge to them. Pieces that could be basic and boring have fun, sexy details that any diva could fall in love with.

Like this flirty mesh babydoll. I love the bright pink color, and the contrast between the pink fabric and the black lace trim.




The contrast between the flirty orange lace and the wild leopard print is one reason this bra set is a favorite of mine. It’s a use of animal print that’s sexy, not tacky.




With this lace halter chemise set, it’s the little details that make me swoon, like the pink bows and the swirling flower pattern that runs down the front of the sheer chemise.




And I love how the Rene Rofe lingerie line takes pieces as simple as a satin bra set and makes it fun by adding a sheer ruffle at the bottom.




And this sequin mesh teddy is a piece that combines a classic silhouette with something unexpected – in this case the sea of sequins. And by keeping the lines clean, Rene Rofe has managed to make a piece that dazzles, but doesn’t look like a Las Vegas showgirl.



The Rene Rofe lingerie line also reminds me a lot of the Baci Lingerie Black Label Collection. All of the pieces are high-quality pieces that look elegant and sensual and are afford ably priced. In fact, every item featured here is under $20!

Visit the Lingerie Diva website to see our entire collection of Rene Rofe Lingerie.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day from Lingerie Diva!

Earth Day is today and Lingerie Diva is celebrating in several ways. I’ve donated to several Earth-friendly charities, including the Sierra Club and the Conservation Fund. I’ve stepped up my recycling efforts, making more of an effort to recycle at work not just home. I’ve also found ways that I can reuse the old bras that I am getting rid of after I did some Spring cleaning on my lingerie drawer.

To honor Earth Day here on the blog, I’ve collected a few pieces from Lingerie Diva that bring together a color palette inspired by Mother Nature. This natural-hued set draws comparison to all parts of Earth, from the land to the sea to the sky.
















And for those who are interested in buying eco-friendly lingerie, check out “My Underwear is Green: How to Buy Eco-Fashionable Lingerie” by the Lingerie Addict. Trust me, she knows what she’s talking about.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Steal Her Style - Evan Rachel Wood in Esquire

I've long been a fan of Evan Rachel Wood. For one, she's a great actress. Two, she's just so freakin' smoking hot, it's hard not to want to watch her. Her recent photo shoot in Esquire magazine has just gone to show that she's definitely a new sex symbol for Hollywood.

But here's the really great part: You divas can totally steal her style with a few pieces from Lingerie Diva (and at a fraction of the cost of her designer lingerie)! Let me show you how...

For this sex-kitten look, there are several different ways you could go. You could mix and match similar black teddies with your choice of thigh highs and gloves from Lingerie Diva.A couple of good options are the Midnite Mistress Teddy from Dreamgirl....

... and this gartered underwire teddy from Velvet Kitten.

OR you can keep it simple with this sheer black lingerie set (stockings included)....

... and this pair of vinyl gloves (you could cut off the finger tips if you really wanted to copy Evan Rachel's look exactly). For this lingerie set and the gloves, it's just under $40 to get her look!

Here's Evan Rachel's second look, a shiny, body-hugging, little black number.

To steal her style, all you need is this black satin bustier dress from Escante. This version comes with gloves and thigh-highs, both of which you could take off for a simpler outfit. Just add a few strings of black beads, like we did, and voila, you've got her look for under $50!
And there you have it divas - Hollywood starlet style on a less-than-Hollywood size budget! Don't you just love it when you can get the look for less? (I know I do.) And visit LingerieDiva.com to order all of the "Steal Her Style" items featured!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Coming Soon To A Lingerie Diva Near You - Baci Lingerie

I’m always excited when we add new labels to the Lingerie Diva repertoire, especially when the lingerie is as utterly SEXY and GORGEOUS as the new pieces from Baci Lingerie!

Coming soon to LingerieDiva.com, this collection brings woman lingerie that’s sensual, elegant and reasonably priced! Baci Lingerie pieces looks similar to “European-chic” lines like La Perla or Agent Proveocateur but is priced as much as 95% less than the designer labels.

The lingerie set from Baci Lingerie includes a little bit of everything, from bra and panty sets…

… To sexy and sheer teddies…


… From body stockings and thongs…


… To corsets and garters…


… And everything in between.

You can see why I’m so excited to have Baci Lingerie be part of the Lingerie Diva line! You can expect to see it on LingerieDiva.com within the upcoming month; for now you can see more gorgeous pictures on the Lingerie Diva Flickr album and watch some behind-the-scenes video on the Lingerie Diva YouTube channel!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Behind The Scenes - Velvet Kitten Lingerie Photo Shoot

The other day I was privileged to be a guest at a photo shoot for Velvet Kitten, a new brand that’s about to debut on LingerieDiva.com. No matter how many photo shoots I go on, I always have a good time! It’s so much fun and so exciting to see the pieces hanging on the rack go on the gorgeous models, and to see how the models bring them to life.



I managed to snap some behind-the-scene photos during the day (as well as some video, which I’ll post on the Lingerie Diva YouTube channel in a bit) to give you a tiny glimpse at the working life of a lingerie model. You might recognize Brittany Lee from the site, she’s one of the featured models for Coquette. Model CJ Perry is featured in the upcoming 2011/2012 Escante catalog.







To see more pictures from the Velvet Kitten photo shoot, check out Lingerie Diva's Flickr album, and stay tuned for the behind-the-scenes video on the Lingerie Diva YouTube channel!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Yoga Gear


Now that spring and the warm weather are officially here, my favorite Sunday activity has resumed. Yoga on the sculpture garden lawn of Kansas City's Nelson Akins Museum of Art. Every Sunday afternoon at 1 pm a free yoga class is taught amongst the statures of the shuttlecocks and Henry Moores. It's a great way to start the week off.


Not only is yoga great for relaxtion and mediation, its a great excuse to wear my sexy lounge gear outside of the house.

I pair this breezy camisole with lacy biker shorts for the perfect workout outfit.

Since spring mornings can still have a bit of nip to them, these Ed Hardy capri pants are great for stretching in the cooler weather.

When my girlfriends and I are planning on grabbing juice or brunch after yoga, I like to wear this three piece heatwave playsuit. Sexy and functional for moving about.


I hope this inspires all you divas to get outside and seize this beautiful spring weather. Don't forget whether you're going on a hot date, dancing with friends, or working out, Lingerie Diva has sexy attire and undergarments for all your activities.

Namaste!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Featured Brand - Espiral

Have you ever rummaged through you underwear drawer like a mad woman, frustrated because you just can't find that perfect piece to wear for your big night (whatever it might entail)? Yeah, me neither. Especially since I have pieces from Espiral to choose from!
What I also love is that Espiral has lingerie for every type of woman – and every side of her personality. Take these lingerie sets, for example. The first is a simple and and slightly sporty, while the second is wild and exotic.





And this elegant lingerie set, with a hint of feminine ruffle, is definitely one of my “LBLs” (that’s Little Black Lingerie). Always stylish and always sexy.


Like many of Lingerie Diva’s brands, Espiral is more than just lingerie! Whether you need something smokin’ hot to wear out to the club this Saturday…



or that perfect top for Sunday brunch with the girls, Espiral has the looks you want.



Head over to Lingerie Diva to check out more of the sexy lingerie, clothes and costumes from the Espiral line.