10 Lingerie Items For When You're The Gift To Be Unwrapped
The #1 sexiest option is wearing nothing. This is #2.
Whether you wear it for yourself, as a treat for your partner, or a gift to the 'Gram, there are few garments that express the power of your femininity quite like lingerie. Decorating and accentuating our bodies with sexy strategically placed lace, luxurious textures, clever cuts and hidden support, lingerie is at once a confidence-boosting architecture and a beautiful accessory. And whether or not we actually plan on getting down and dirty amid the tinsel, baubles and, ouch, pine needles – who doesn't feel like treating themselves to some fancy pants come the festive season? Here's our top pick of lingerie items to shop right now.
Moschino 'My Little Pony' Two Piece Set
K, look, we take back the sexy comment on this one because if it was any smaller, this My Little Pony set could literally be for children. But you know, on the right (adult) person, innocence can still be really sexy. We love this super-cute set more because it gives us nostalgia for the days we received sweet multipack briefs and training bras from grandma.
Shop it here for $175.
Calvin Klein Underwear Black Unlined Triangle Bra
You can't go wrong with #MyCalvins, especially if you're big in the Instagram game. The basic undies, with the distinctive branded banding, are nothing short of a cult classic – proving you don't need a fuss to be sexy as fuck.
Moschino Underwear Microfiber Triangle Bra
Taking style cues from Calvin, this branded Moschino pair reinterprets a classic design, with crossover banding on the bra. We love the contrast between the soft nude and the red, black and white branding.
Stella McCartney Underwear Smooth Lace Contour Plunge Bra
Stepping up that sex appeal into more sophisticated territory is this lacy Stella McCartney number, in a color to match your favorite Christmas beverage. Slip this on and you could soon be someone else's favorite beverage, too.
Shop it here for $80.
Real Underwear Core Essentials Wire Free Bra
Nude bras are extremely fucking practical but they rarely have the looks to match. This Real Underwear bra seeks to change that with a super-chic striped bust band that adds a little extra interest to an otherwise minimal aesthetic.
Shop it here for $25.
ASOS Juno Eyelash Lace Suspender
Talking of practicality, what we love about suspender belts – and the whole suspender-stocking combo in general – is its utter lack of practicality. Don't know about you, but when we were younger and really going for those sexy feels, we used to wear stockings beneath our daytime clothes, only to constantly battle to keep the damn things up. Don't wear stockings to college if you're also wearing a mini skirt and have to walk around all day – just don't. If the only walking you're doing is sauntering around your flat, this beautiful eyelash-lace suspender belt is gonna be a winner.
ASOS Malin Lace Underwire Set in Black
Black lace underwear = instant sex appeal. In fact, we reckon you could even dress your turkey sandwich in this and make it look sexy. With the lacy, strappy aesthetic we all love, these bra and knickers are about as seductive as it gets.
Shop the bra and knickers here for $48.
ASOS Florence Lace Highwaist Pant
Oh, shit. No, we spoke too soon. These are probably even sexier. The extra helping of straps on these high-waisted panties and longline bra, gives a body-sculpting bondage effect. We love.
Elissa Poppy Latex Cross Strap Bardot Halter Bra & Underwear Set
A rather original take on latex lingerie, we love this high-end set. The cross-halter bra exposes one of the sexiest parts of the body – the shoulders, of course! – magnificently and the cross-strap undies draw attention to the waist and hips. The gray colorway is arguably more sophisticated than black, bringing a refinement to the material.
Shop the bra and knickers here for $253 and $158 respectively.
Dolce & Gabbana Black Lace Bra
This Dolce & Gabbana number has a real vintage feel with its balcony shape and subtle frills. It'll have you looking like a bombshell in no time!
Now that you've got your underwear sorted, here's how to unleash your inner vixen.
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