--Guest Post By Abigail Bowlin
Are you curvy and fierce like me? Looking for a way to spice up your world when the lights are (only slightly) dimmed? I'm always on the lookout for designer looks that will fit me and flatter me and that will set my man's heart fluttering.
Hips and Curves offers a wide variety of plus-size lingerie including some gorgeous bras, panties, sleepwear and loungewear, and even hosiery. Of these, the Daisy Embroidered Basque is a hot little number that features detachable shoulder straps, allowing it to be worn with bare shoulders. It also comes with detachable garters, which allow you to add on (or take off) stockings. And to finish this look off, Hips and Curves offers matching thongs or panties.
→ Buy the Hips and Curves Daisy Embroidered Basque, $64.95 (was $89.90), at hipsandcurves.com.
If you're looking for something a bit more adventurous, you might try Hips and Curves' collection of steampunk corsets, apparel, and accessories. These sexy looks draw upon the current trend of mixing the old and the new. This line features the Vivienne Steel Boned Underbust Corset. With it's camel-colored leather, steel rivets, and four leather buckles down the center, this piece is the perfect addition to a simple peasant top and skirt, and it's sure to bring some new heat to any old flames you might be fanning.
→ Buy the Hips and Curves Vivienne Steel Boned Underbust Corset, $189.95, at hipsandcurves.com.
Fancy-Lingerie.com has also proven to be an excellent, and somewhat provocative, source for some flirtatious looks. One of their more modest looks is the Flirty Baby Doll. This sensuous piece offers a stretch lace bodice with a sheer chiffon babydoll skirt. Available in black, white, red, or pink, this seductive teddy will make you feel ultra-feminine and in charge of the world.
→ Buy the Fancy Lingerie Flirty Baby Doll, $27.97 (was $44.99), at fancy-lingerie.com.
Now, I'm all one for the rumor that black is slimming, but I love me some bright pops of color once in a while too. Always for Me features some gorgeous new designs including the Lace Tank Style Garter Slip w/ Fringe. This gorgeous, slinky piece not only makes you feel coquettish with three rows of 3" fringe at the bottom, but the gentle hug of the slip's shape is ridiculously flattering. I have a feeling that in this, anyone would feel like a lit fuchsia firecracker ready to explode!
→ Buy the Always for Me Lace Tank Style Garter Slip, $39.00, at alwaysforme.com.
These styles might not be for you, but hopefully the gave you some ideas of where to look for something that's perfect for your palette. After all, lingerie is personal to each of us. And well it should be. When we wear it beneath our clothes, we should feel powerful and ready to climb mountains. When we wear it for that special someone, we should feel sexy and the center of all attention. So whatever styles you pick out, whatever color you decide to wear, whatever you decide to cover up or only slightly cover, love your look. And feel how gorgeous you really are.
Abigail Bowlin is working to develop her skills as a fashion writer and critique. Her interests primarily center around work-related clothing that has been translated into the world of haute couture fashion. Most recently, she has been a part of team that has launched a website devoted to pilot glasses, the sunglasses originally developed for military pilot in the 30s that have become a staple in the fashion industry. She and her partners hope that this site will become an authority site on the numerous styles of pilot glasses and will provide them a launchpad to develop sites centered around other work-to-runway pieces.