Friday, August 31, 2012

Lingerie Diva Dish - August Edition

Can you believe tomorrow is the beginning of September? Where did the summer go? We need more time for going to the pool and lazy summer days! While you're mourning the end of summer, check out the latest lingerie headlines.

A new study claims that lingerie styles follow a 40-year cycle, though some critics say there hasn't been enough time for this to be conclusive.

Trying to get in shape? This blog from Guilty Pleasures has a list of the 10 best sports bras to keep the girls from bouncing.

Sports bras: Which ones are right for you?

Indian woman, who are traditionally conservative and don't show a lot of skin, now have a new option for beachwear: the bikini sari.

A new website has developed technology that can fit women for bras online, hoping to make it easier for women to find the correct fit.

And finally, Treacle from The Lingerie Addict has an interesting post about how you really don't need to wear a bra. Will you be going au naturale more often after reading it?

If they're not really necessary, will you still wear one?

Want to read some of our Diva Dish posts from months past? Then click here and here

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Looks We Love - Late Summer Fling

We're squeezing out all the fun and enjoyment we can from the last few weeks of summer, but we're also REALLY looking forward to the start of Fall (plus, we're already deep into our Halloween planning). Before the sun sets on the season, here's a round of late summer looks we're loving now.

A couple weeks after we featured our "Going For The Gold" Olympics post, we added this gorgeous gold kimono from Baci to our website. We're really excited to see more of this color in lingerie!

How sexy is this chemise, with all that lace and the ribbon sash? Not too mention that beautiful teal color!

We instantly fell for this pretty turquoise chemise once we saw the sequin detailing on the bottom.

And speaking of sequins, isn't this pink sequined corset a show stopper? We can think of so many ways to wear this piece!

As we mentioned, we're getting excited to start featuring all of our sexy Halloween costumes, but for now we're just going to tease with this Mile High Mistress bedroom costume. It's a costume that works all year long!

Monday, August 27, 2012

(Deep) V Is For Vixen

You'll definitely be a vixen with a capital "V" when you wear one of these pieces! With necklines that are "slit down to there" these deep V teddies give a whole new meaning to taking the plunge.







Friday, August 24, 2012

Lingerie Beyond The Basics

If you've been a follower of this blog for awhile, you've seen our posts on the lingerie basics, the five bras you should have, how important the Little Black Teddy is, etc. Today we’re going one step further and thinking beyond the basics – think of it as taking your lingerie collection to the next level.

Once you have the basics, what else should you have in your lingerie drawer? Here are our top five picks:

1) A pretty robe. I don’t mean a functional robe, I mean a pretty robe. Something that makes you feel beautiful and even glamorous when you put it on. Even if you only wear it while you’re getting ready for date night, it makes the evening a bit more of an occasion.

2) Something in animal print. It’s a classic pattern and it's a fun one. Plus, there are so many different types of animal prints to choose from – cheetah, leopard, zebra, snakeskin – that every diva can find something she likes. If you’re not a big animal-print fan, try incorporating it in a small way, like a blindfold, wrist cuffs or high heels.


3) A go-to lingerie accessory. Much as your favorite necklace or shoes can make any outfit feel more stylish, a go-to lingerie accessory can make any set (or romantic encounter) feel more sexy or erotic.

4) Something unexpected. This is a deliberately vague item, as it can vary widely from person to person. What we mean is something that will surprise (and delight) your partner, whether it be an outfit that more risqué than usual, a bedroom costume, or even something that’s in a bright color if all your other lingerie is black, as pictured below.

5) A pair of great stockings. Women don’t wear pantyhose or stockings as much as they used to decades ago, and we think this is kind of sad! They are so many fun and sexy patterns out there right now, it's a shame to miss our on this lingerie genre.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Steal Her Style - Kellie Pickler In Maxim

"American Idol" alum and country music star Kellie Pickler is a military girl, born and raised in a military family. She pays homage to her heritage, and our country's troops, with a sexy themed shoot with Maxim magazine. Kellie sports a retro-style bra and high-waisted panty set while posing with some (very lucky) men in uniform.



Today we're stealing Kellie's style with some of our retro-styled army costumes! Which one is your favorite?





See all of our sexy military costumes (we have Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines!) in the Lingerie Diva costume section!

Kellie Pickler images via Maxim.com

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Viva Las Vegas Lingerie

When we think of Las Vegas we think glitz, glamour, lights, excess… everything that makes visiting Sin City so delightful. And it wasn’t a hard stretch to draw the line from Vegas to some of our lingerie sets. If you feel like channeling your inner showgirl, these sexy outfits will always be a sure bet ;-)









And remember, divas, getting lucky is as easy as rolling the dice.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Quotable Divas - Dorothy Parker


As a woman who was married to different men and had numerous affairs, we have a feeling Dorothy Parker knows what she's talking about when it comes to lingerie.

*Edit: It's come to attention that this is actually a play on Parker's quote "Brevity is the soul of wit." Sorry for the mix up... but we still think Dorothy would appreciate this sentiment.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Not Girly, But Still Sexy, Lingerie

We feature a lot of lingerie pieces and sets that are undeniably feminine. Lots of lace, some bows or ruffles, maybe some sequins – the epitome of the word “girly”. However, we realize that these types of lingerie sets don’t appeal to every woman.

Whether they’ve always been more of a tom-boy or just like items that have a cleaner, simpler look, some women balk at the idea of wearing lingerie that’s lacy and frilly – and we totally understand. But we hate the thought that there are woman who avoid buying lingerie because they see the stereotypical images of ultra-feminine lingerie and think that's all there is. For those women, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite looks that aren't super girly but are still very sexy.








What do you think, divas? What other styles or patterns would you include in this collection?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Underwear As Outerwear

I’ve written about a lot of lingerie trends on the blog, but not as many fashion trends. Today, I’m combining the two with the "Underwear As Outwear" trend. That's right, sometimes it IS acceptable to have your unmentionables on display for everyone to see.

You know it's easy to pair a corset with jeans, but check out some of the ways we've seen this trend styled with other lingerie pieces on Pinterest...
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And here are a few of our own pieces that would be great for working into your everyday wardrobe. Pair them with blazers, button down shirts, camisoles, skinny jeans, your favorite skirt... they can all be styled in so many ways!






As with any trend, it's important to strike a balance and not overdo it, subtly mixing in a piece here or there. Actually, it's more important with this trend, because going overboard means you're walking out into the world with little more than your lingerie on!

Want to see more Underwear As Outerwear looks? Then take a look at our Pinterest board, or read this post from our archives!