Put the ho, ho, ho in the holidays this year by taking a naughty spin on St. Nick in the boudoir. Or are you more nice than naughty? We've got holiday-inspired bedroom wear for that, too. No matter what your relationship status, these Santa-inspired lingerie and PJ pieces are perfect for being holed up this holiday season — whether it's a steamy sesh with your lover or a sleepover with girlfriends. So turn on some Christmas tunes and slip into these Santa unmentionables. Shop the naughty and nice nighties now!
The winged ladies of Victoria's Secret strutted their stuff and showed off their assets at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last night in NYC. You can see the flashy, cleavage-filled show in all its glory — including Taylor Swift's performance and the $10 million Fantasy Bra — when it airs Dec. 10 on CBS. But for now, we're grounding these angels by asking you to weigh in on whether you'd actually don the leggy looks. Click through some of the sexy getups, falling under the show's six themes — "British Invasion," "Birds of Paradise," "Parisian Nights," "Shipwrecked," "Snow Angels," and "PINK Network" — and then tell us: would you wear them in the boudoir?
Angels will fly down the runway tonight at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which airs Dec. 10. Visually pleasing underwear became popular at the end of the 19th century, but it took until the 1990s for Victoria's Secret to celebrate lingerie with its annual fashion show. The brand's spectacle of scantily clad models was initially held before Valentine's Day, but in 2001, the show was televised and moved to the start of the holiday shopping season. That's not the only thing that's changed over the years. The lingerie modeled has evolved from high-waisted and shiny to made-for-TV costumes straight from a feathery fantasy.
Some have complained about the show's indecency, and it was canceled in 2004 after America was scandalized by Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction at the Super Bowl. But since then, the show has gone on, giving us at least one take on what's considered sexy through the years. As the Angels walk tonight in this year's show, take a look back at the styles they've worn in past shows.
There are two types of the "sexy" when it comes to Halloween: trying to be sexy and actually pulling it off. We like to think the latter is reserved for moments in the bedroom away from all the bars and clubs. To have your best Halloween ever, we've picked out lingerie pieces that will make him or her swoon till the wee hours of Nov. 1. You're most welcome!
- Leave it to Victoria's Secret to bring us the hottest police officer ($88) out there. Just don't forget to act the part.
- Channel a 1920s gal with this ultra sexy lace chemise ($530), pair it with a tassel pearl necklace ($17, originally $34), and top off the look with a feather headband ($9-$23).
- Look fiercer than Catwoman herself with this cut-out body suit ($190) and a sequined cat mask ($5). Rawr!
- Make pretty like a peacock with a beautiful detailed bra ($124), scalloped shorts ($55), and, of course, a gold feather mask ($13, originally $18).
The feminine, lacy designs Erin Fetherston's famous for sending down the runway now have something equally feminine to pair underneath them: lingerie. The newlywed designer has teamed up with Cosabella to launch a line of pretty bridal underthings for Spring 2014.
The intimate range will include unconstructed and underwire bras, underwear, and baby-dolls made with European laces, chiffons, satin bows, point d'esprit, and mesh once available in February. With prices ranging from $20 to $240, we doubt we'll be able to wait that long to purchase these designs — see them all here!
There's something almost laughable when "skin tone" anything is done in a single nude shade, conveniently forgetting that there's a wide spectrum of skin tones everywhere you look. We gave a cheer when we found a brand addressing it, as Cosabella did with the release of its Trenta Skin Tone collection. Seven different shades, from near-black to pale peach and a tawny tan, are available in the brand's popular lace thong ($22) and a low-rise brief ($37). Everything's available online now and will roll out to brick-and-mortar retailers throughout the rest of the month. Shop now, and never again waste time thinking about underwear issues.
We're all one step closer to attaining Cruz levels of va-va-voom now that L'Agent by Agent Provocateur from sisters Penélope and Mónica has debuted. The pieces, influenced by Spain in both style names — think: Leonara, Marisela (shown), and of course Penélope — and materials, feature touches of lace and a vampy color palette. In an interview with Net-a-Porter (where the collection is already available), Cruz speaks to another sultry inspiration: "I associate lingerie with the movies. Sophia Loren is my ultimate icon: when she wears a piece of lingerie in her films with Marcello Mastroianni, it is as though she is wearing the most amazing gown." See the entire collection in the gallery, and prepare to swoon!
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Valentine's Day is the sexiest of holidays for serious and not-so-serious couples alike. And whether your V-Day date involves staying at home with a movie or a weekend in wine country, the best way to set the sexy mood with your partner is by donning some hot lingerie. So depending on the type of pair you're in, be it friends with benefits or longtime marrieds, we've got 10 different Valentine's Day lingerie recommendations. Get your sexy inspiration now!
For those who remain hopeless romantics come Valentine's Day, stick with us — we've got a well-balanced mix of pretty little underthings (plus, their much sexier counterparts) to set the mood. And for the ladies who aren't feeling the love-themed day as much, this lingerie lineup is still aimed at you, too. Whether you're looking to don the racier sheer-embroidered pick-me-up pieces or you love nothing more than to curl up with a book and the silkiest Chantilly lace-appliqué robe, these ultrafeminine undergarments all reside right here. We've selected the best boudoir-inspired staples — from serious indulgences to more affordable price points — that prove perfect for a sexier Valentine's Day. But let's face it: this is the kind of stuff that's desirable all year round. Just keep clicking.