Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Lingerie Diva Dish - July Edition

It's the end of July, which means it's almost the end of summer. *tear* But no worries, you know Lingerie Diva is here to keep things hot and steamy all year long :-) As we move from July to August, here are some of the lingerie head lines that caught our eyes this month.

Mad Men has been inspiring fashion trends for years, and now the popular TV show is also inspiring lingerie designs.

The world's oldest bra was found during renovations of a historic castle this month. It's believed to be 500 years old.



The Lingerie Addict has a guest post that ponders whether shapewear helps us love the body we have, or just increases body snark. Also in the shapewear category, new "anti-aging" shapewear has been developed.

And another advancement in lingerie: The largest strapless bra has been developed. 


Here's a great column on how one woman discovered that not only can pretty underwear can be comfortable, but it makes you feel better too!

And here's a great post on why you should wear good lingerie just for yourself. Get it, divas? Lingerie is not just for men to enjoy!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympic Uniforms, Lingerie Diva Style

You know if we had our way, every Olympic uniform would be cut and styled in a sexy way to show off those athletes' wonderful bodies! Especially when it comes to one of the newest Olympic sports, women's boxing! Who says sporty can't be sexy? Not Lingerie Diva!
 







So which boxing uniform would you wear into the ring?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lingerie Diva's Christmas In July

This heinous summer heat (with temperatures reaching 106 in our area last weekend) have us dreaming of icy, snowy winter wonderlands. That, along with the fact that Christmas Day is exactly five months from today, means it's time for Christmas in July!

So crank up the air conditioning (because you'll be heating things up) and channel your inner Santa Claus, giving your partner the gift of your total sexiness!







And yes, we even have some things for our male customers too!

With these sexy Santas, it's entirely OK if you've been bad! ;-) See our entire selection of Christmas lingerie and sexy Santa costumes on our website!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sexy Summer Style

We're about halfway through summer, which means you're probably sick of the clothes you bought in the spring and early summer! If it's time to spruce up your summer wardrobe, our sexy clothes are a great way to start! Take a look at some of our favorite new pieces.









See all of our sexy clothes, from clubwear to loungewear, on our website!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Going For The Gold

With the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics happening just one week from today, we thought it was a good time to showcase some of our gold medal-worthy lingerie and clothes.









Surprisingly, gold lingerie isn't as prevalent as you might think. Maybe lingerie sets with a metallic sheen just aren't as popular, but we would love to see more gold in lingerie! What do you think divas, do you want to "go for the gold" when it comes to your lingerie?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Summer In San Tropez

Inspired by our Springtime in Paris post, we decided to "dress" for a dream summer vacation in San Tropez. Known for its gorgeous beaches, ports filled with luxury yachts, hosting celebrities on vacation and a relaxed beach dress code (topless sunbathing is common and there are many nude beaches), San Tropez is the ultimate destination for a sexy getaway.

On the beach
You don't need to wear much on the beaches of San Tropez, but with a bikini as cute as this one, why wouldn't you want to wear it?

Private pool gazebo
How heavenly does a day spent lounging in this white lace babydoll sound? This style lets the cool breeze hit your skin and can easily be removed for some spontaneous skinny dipping.

An afternoon on the yacht
Enjoy the ocean air and the sun while wearing this aqua lace chemise, a perfect nod to the water around you. Can't you picture yourself sipping champagne in this?

Night out on the town
This sexy bodystocking is a look that can take you from dinner straight to, ahem, dessert. Just slip on a little skirt and this set makes a great underwear as outerwear look!

Cocktail hour
 Whether you're sipping drinks on your own private beach or lounging on your hotel balcony, this soft and sheer peignoir set is the perfect ensemble.

 Now that you've seen our sexy San Tropez looks, tell us what you wear on this trip. What lingerie pieces would pack?

Monday, July 16, 2012

Finely Feathered Lingerie

We've written about a couple different lingerie trends that caught us by surprise, including neon lingerie and paisley lingerie. Today's trend isn't completely new, but it's not common either. We're talking about feathered lingerie.

Like I said, feathers on lingerie isn't a new thing. Classic Hollywood stars often wore glamorous lingerie with feather details, like this dressing gown of Jean Harlow's.


For some reason, it seems like feathered lingerie kind of faded away, except for perhaps a feather boa as a lingerie accessory. But lately we're seeing feathers pop up in every kind of style, from the classic dressing gown to pastie sets! Take a look at a few of the feathered lingerie options we have available now at LingerieDiva.com.








I definitely think feathered lingerie has a bit of a niche market. You have to be a certain type of person to wear feathers, one that doesn't mind things that are a bit outlandish and over the top. And, in the case of this lingerie trend, I definitely think that's a good thing!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Steal Her Style: Tara's Corset On "True Blood"

If you're a fan of HBO's vampire drama "True Blood" then you know that the characters on there have some, ahem, killer style! Especially when it comes to lingerie!

We've featured several "True Blood" characters rocking Lingerie Diva outfits (or similar styles) and we're happy to add another one to the list! On last week's episode, new vampire Tara wore a purple bustier during her shift at Fangtasia...


And you can add this sexy piece to your lingerie collection! This is the Purple Fishnet Bustier from Coquette.

Similar styles in this collection include the Purple Satin & Mesh Babydoll and the Purple Satin Chemise.

Want to see other "True Blood" style you can snag from LingerieDiva.com? Then take a look at this post and this post, as well as this recent post from The Lingerie Addict!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Waist Cinchers & Underbust Corsets

While we've featured many, MANY corsets on this blog over the years, the same can't be said for waist cinchers (also called underbust corsets). Well, it's about time we rectified this situation, don't you think?

If your first thought is "What's the difference between corsets and waist cinchers?" the main answer is length. Corsets go from your hips to your bust, while waist cinchers only go to beneath the bust (hence the name underbust corset).

Corset & Waist Cincher. See the difference?

Both corsets and waist cinchers can help to reduce and slim your waist, and give you more of an hourglass shape. In certain styles, a waist cincher will enhance the breasts more, since the underbust placement will give them extra lift and oomph. Some styles of "fashion" waist cinchers are shorter and fit mainly around the waist, acting as more of a lingerie accessory.



Like corsets, waist cinchers can make great underwear as outerwear pieces. Pair them with a slim-fitting top and and your favorite jeans or use it somewhat like a belt with a slinky dress.



Waist cinchers are great for women who like open cup lingerie and want to expand past open cup bras and teddies. They're also nice because they're not as commonly used as corsets, so wearing one will get an even bigger reaction! What do you think, divas? Are waist cinchers something you would try?