Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lingerie Diva Dish - April Edition

Welcome to the April edition of the Diva Dish! This issue covers everything from how to better organize your lingerie to why any type of body snark is bad. Read on!

We're written several blog posts about bridal lingerie this past month, but we love the spin this article from Lingerie Briefs put on it: fun and fancy patterned tights for your wedding day!

Is your underwear drawer a messy mishmash of bras, panties, stockings and slips? This article has great tips on how to organize it so you can find everything AND help your lingerie last longer.

A place for every pretty underthing!

Are you looking for a bra that can do more than just keep the girls in place? Here's a great post from Guilty Pleasures, listing 10 types of bras that can help to enhance your bustline.

And last week we celebrated National Lingerie Day, which inspired Treacle from TheLingerieAddict.com to write this post on what lingerie means to her (and we suspect she's far from the only woman who feels this way).
Official motto of The Lingerie Addict

Also from The Lingerie Addict is a great editorial on how body bashing of all kinds is disrespectful and harmful - it's never OK to judge or degrade anyone's body!
Images via here and here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wedding Night Lingerie - Something Blue

Traditionally, wedding night lingerie is white or cream, reminiscent of a bridal gown. But for those brides-to-be who want to do something a little different and still stick to tradition, wearing a little "something blue" for your wedding night is the way to go! I put together an inspiration gallery featuring all the somethings blue you might see on your wedding day... and later that night.







Visit our website, LingerieDiva.com to see more blue and bridal lingerie!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Leg Avenue Burlesque Collection - Part Deux

It wasn’t long ago that I blogged about my love for the Leg Avenue Burlesque collection. The pieces are just absolutely fabulous – glamorous and seductive and jaw-droppingly sexy.

And now LingerieDiva.com has added more pieces from this collection to our site! Here are some of my favorite looks, see more Leg Avenue looks here.







Wouldn't these be perfect outfits for a burlesque show for your man, or a sexy boudoir photo shoot?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bachelorette Gift Ideas For Every Bridal Style


Having trouble picking out a gift for your friend's bridal shower or bachelorette party? The lingerie options are limitless, and you want to get her something that she'll actually wear. When it comes to buying lingerie for somebody else, it's best to take their everyday style into consideration. From classic and romantic to simple and elegant, Lingerie Diva has bridal lingerie for every woman! Take a look...

Traditional
Her style choices are timeless and will look good for years to come 

Romantic
This bride's style is soft, dreamy and ultra-feminine

Retro/Vintage
She's a modern woman who likes a bit of nostalgia in her style

Trendy/Modern 
Always on the cutting edge, you can bet her wedding style won't look like anyone else's

Princess
Girly, glamorous, frilly and fabulous; this bride wants to feel like a princess in everything she's wearing

Simple
She doesn't like a lot of frills or complicated outfits, but still wants to feel beautiful on her wedding night

Visit LingerieDiva.com to see all of our bridal and wedding night lingerie!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

High-Waisted Is Hot!

According to the Lingerie Addict, high-waisted panties are a hot trend right now. And if your first thought is “Granny panties!” you could not be more wrong.

A recent Lingerie Addict guest post explains the allure of “granny panties,” but really, all you need to do is take a look at some of our favorite high-waisted lingerie sets (including panties, garters and skirts) to see that these aren’t your grandma’s undies!







Well, divas? Are you more inclined to add some high-waisted hotness to your lingerie drawer now?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Squeem Shapewear Review

Unless you're a perfectly fit woman, there's some area of your body that you feel self-conscious about when wearing tight-fitting clothes. Maybe it's the butt that needs a lift, the stomach that needs flattening or the thighs that could be slimmed down. Thank God we have shapewear to help give us that smooth, sleek silhouette that doesn't always come naturally!

When I read this review of Squeem shapewear by Petra Bellejambes at Guilty-Pleasures.org, I knew I had to share parts of it with you divas! If you're wondering whether Squeem does what it says it does, read on for Petra's experience.
... I have naturally added some shape in the intervening years, and all of it has wound up in the wrong place. At my waist. I think the fatty cells are using MapQuest and just getting the directions wrong. I am fighting back, being a little more conscious about diet and actively thinking about being more active. I am dedicated to tightening things back up naturally, but in the meantime I will quietly be thankful for a little help from my friends, including friends at Squeem.
I wear a 4 skirt. My Squeem cinchers knocked an amazing 4 inches from my waist. Some of it went up, some down, some just disappeared, but all of it wound up in a better place. It is fair to say that a correctly fitted Squeem cincher will reduce the muffin top by 10-15%. Your results may vary.

With help from Squeem, I am able to bring roughly $700 worth of dresses and skirts back into service. Dresses and skirts I still love, that look great and will still in five years. Garments that help me feel beautiful. We all have pieces that just don’t fall so well as they once did. A small investment that gets them out of the closet or saves them from the consignment shop is a great investment.
If you're lusting after the results that Petra got, Lingerie Diva can help you! We carry two Squeem pieces she mentions specifically in her review. The first is the Miracle Vest, which lifts the breasts and flattens the stomach, and the Waist Cincher, which also flattens the ab area. Squeem also claims that these pieces can "accelerate weight loss through high compression, perspiration and micromassage." That's some hard-working shapewear!

Squeem Miracle Vest & Waist Cincher

Other Squeem pieces we carry include the Essential High Waist Shaper...

... The Full Body Control...
 
... And the Magical Panty, for those divas that want to add a little something to their curves (that's how Petra first became a fan of Squeem). 

See these and more Squeem shaping pieces on the Lingerie Diva website!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Put A Spring In Your Step

Spring is finally here, which means we divas can release all of our cute skirts and dresses from their winter storage prisons! I personally am and skirt and dress fanatic during the warm weather seasons, but wearing them can take a bit of transition. For starters, not all legs come out of winter ready to face the spring.

If you’re feeling a bit self conscious about your legs – perhaps they’re a bit pasty from lack or sun, or not quite show-off ready – a new pair of fun and flirty tights is a great way to ease yourself back into showing of those gams!

After you put away the thick wool tights, but before you go bare with those beautiful legs, why not try some of these light, sheer and sexy spring tights?







Friday, April 6, 2012

Pretty In Pastels

Maybe it's because it's  finally spring and all of the blossoms are in bloom, or maybe it's because it's almost Easter and there's a parade of light-colored eggs, candy, cards and dresses wherever you turn. Whatever the reason, I have been obsessing over pastels lately.

Pastel lingerie gets attention, but in a quieter way than brightly or bold colored lingerie does. It doesn't scream for it. Instead, it's more of a sensual whisper, a come-hither look or the light brush of a hand. Maybe pastels aren't sexy so much as they are sensual. Romantic. Perfect for a romantic anniversary, a much-needed date night or a luxurious, kid-free weekend lounging about the house together.

Pink is the ultimate feminine color; putting it on just makes you feel prettier and softer. And a light pink tone looks great on all skin tones, from lily white to golden tan.

The blues in these pieces aren’t exactly baby blue, more of a light aqua color. But they're still gorgeous and spring-y, and I love the way the lace looks in that color.

Lilac (or lavender, whichever you prefer) is such a piercing color. It's icy in tone, but warm and inviting when paired with some lace and satin.

Periwinkle is a color that isn’t used often in lingerie, or even in clothing. Maybe that’s why I fell in love with these sets as soon as I saw them – it’s just so unexpected.
Periwinkle Bra Set & Skirt, Babydoll With Trim, Chemise With Lace-Up Ties

So which pretty pastel pieces will you be adding to your lingerie collection?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Beautiful Bridal Lingerie

Here comes the bride, all dressed in white... or, in our case, perhaps it should be scantily clad in white. For your brides to be, whether you're looking for wedding day foundation garments or wedding night lingerie, LingerieDiva.com has a great selection of bridal lingerie! Take a look at some of my favorite new looks from the Spring/Summer 2012 bridal collections...






These are just a few of the gorgeous bridal lingerie looks available at LingerieDiva.com! We also have plus size bridal lingerie and honeymoon lingerie too, so if you're a bride-to-be, go take a look!