A Man's Guide to Lingerie: From Sexy to Elegant

By Gene Soldatenko  

When a man wants to buy a gift of lingerie for his partner, it can be a huge and bewildering task. Where do you start? So many brands and styles exist. What are the differences? This short and basic guide to styles and brands of lingerie will help to clarify the basics and will give the essentials necessary to ask for advice in a shop, department store or boutique.

There are 6 different categories of lingerie in the market: Sporty, Natural, Elegant, Designer, Sexy and special occasion, or Bridal Lingerie. Of course, these categories can overlap, Bridal or sexy lingerie can be made by a designer. Sporty lingerie can also be natural. Natural can be sexy. But understanding these six categories will help one to determine which lingerie to select.

Natural Lingerie, in general tends to be functional and less obvious. Simplicity, quality and comfort tend to be the major criteria for use. Darjeeling lingerie brand is for women who prefer the natural look.

The purpose of sporty lingerie is that the lingerie should support but not hinder the lifestyle of the woman. They should not be obvious under tight clothing and yet not give up anything in the way of functionality. Prada is well known for their sport lingerie. Sloggi developed a strong image in this area as well.

Elegant lingerie is designed to give the woman a look of subtle sensuality without being too obviously erotic. Many types and styles of elegant lingerie cross over with designers. Chantelle's Riviera lingerie is one example of elegant lingerie


Designer lingerie gives a woman the feeling of being special. As few people will ever know she is wearing lingerie made by a designer, the woman who spends the money on designer lingerie is spending it mostly for herself. The focus is on style over comfort or quality. Dolce and Gabana, Versace and recently popular Agent Provocateur are a few important designers of lingerie.

Sexy Lingerie combines a wide range of styles and look. Many different types of lingerie can be included here, such as thongs or g-strings, teddy, corsets, garters, body stockings, sheer lingerie etc. To be sure, any of these can be included in other categories. For example a thong can be sporty or elegant. A corset can be sexy, provocative or elegant. Any of them can be made by a designer. But the overall look of these types of lingerie gives the woman a sexy feel. Victoria's Secret has a focus on sexy lingerie. Fredericks is their fading competitor. Lola Luna specializes in G-Strings or thongs. Lady Marlene focuses on Bustiers. Lise Charmel of France combines seduction with fashion.

Bridal Lingerie is made especially for that one day for which a woman waits all of her life, her wedding night. Usually it combines a white, creamy color with elegant and sexy style. Comfort or durability is hardly an issue here, but sensuality and style are essential. It seems that every lingerie designer markets a line of bridal lingerie.

So which brand of lingerie do you buy? Mostly that depends on where you live. Lingerie tends to be national or regional. Though some manufacturers are attempting to become global, there is no one company dominating the global market:

o Chantelle Lingerie is one of the top brands of French lingerie, exporting to more than 50 countries. Passioneta and Darjeeling are Chantelle brands. However, Chantelle sales are still quite small in the USA.

o La Perla began as a small Italian manufacturer of corsets and is now becoming well known internationally as a manufacturer of lingerie.


o Fantasie is a UK lingerie designer that focuses on lingerie in larger cup sizes. The UK represents, by far, the major sales for Fantasie.

o Triumph is a German lingerie manufacturer that like La Perla had its beginnings as a small local manufacturer of corsets and has grown to an international corporation. Sloggi is a brand which is owned by Triumph. Triumph is barely existent in North America.

o Victoria's Secret was started in the 1977 by Roy Raymond who wanted a European style shop that was accessible to males as well as females. Raymond sold his company in 1982 to The Limited Inc and it has grown up to be the top US manufacturer of lingerie. However, Victoria's Secret is almost unknown n Europe.

Sexy Lingerie - Why Every Woman Needs Some

By Adrian Jones  

Sexy lingerie is a must-have for every woman's wardrobe. Married, single, dating. It doesn't matter. Erotic lingerie's just what you need to spice up your love life or just help you unleash your inner love goddess. Wearing sexy lingerie will make you feel fantastic, even when you wear it under a t-shirt and jeans. Consider it an essential, just like socks and shoes. To feel like a real w-o-m-a-n, just slip into sexy lingerie. UK erotic lingerie stores seem to offer a wider choice - perhaps the weather means people spend more time in the bedroom!

Not going to Greece or Barbados this holiday? Exotic women’s lingerie will make you feel like you've been sunning on the beaches of Santorini, even if you never leave the UK. Feeling a bit stuck in a suburban lifestyle rut? Release the intercontinental goddess within when you wear exotic lingerie. Great lingerie lets you be whoever you want to be. Have fun with it!

It goes without saying that intimate apparel is a must-have for special occasions. Anniversaries, birthdays, and, of course, Valentine's Day all call for erotic lingerie. Wearing seductive lingerie for that special someone is a gift in and of itself. You can even color coordinate for the occasion. Red and pink says "I'm your Valentine!" How about lucky green for St. Patrick's Day?

Erotic lingerie isn't just for special occasions, though. Surprise your significant other by sliding into some see through lingerie in the middle of a boring work week. See through lingerie has just the right "tease factor." Intimate apparel is all you need to beat the midweek doldrums.

Really spice things up, and break out of your routine, by surprising that special someone with a morning or lunch time (only private lunches, of course!) appearance in lingerie. The element of surprise makes sexy lingerie even sexier.


Who says dressing up is only for Halloween? There are eleven other months in the year just waiting to be filled with fun. Get some themed lingerie and bring out the sexier side of a fantasy career. Even better, make your husband or boyfriend's wildest fantasy come true. Naughty nurse? Flirtatious French maid? Look no further!

You can wear sexy lingerie just for yourself. It'll be your little secret, one that'll keep you smiling no matter what the day throws your way. You'll feel sexy all day long, with a seductive spark that will drive the men wild. The fun part? They won't even know why! They'll be fighting over who gets to hold open the door for you and give up their seats on the subway.

Believe it or not, exotic women’s lingerie can also be practical. With a low-cut top or slinky dress, a regular bra just won't work. Visible panty lines will ruin any ensemble. So perhaps you've been searching for just the right undergarments to complete your new outfit. Online erotic lingerie stores in the UK carry the bustiers, camisoles, g-strings, and thongs that will complete-not detract from-your ensemble.

Lingerie isn't just for the bedroom. It can be your secret fashion accessory to keep you looking fabulous. Need a bit of helping filling out a fitted top? Buy a bustier or bra with a bit of a "boost." Pretty, lacey camisoles are perfect for layering. Pair one with a sweater for feminine touch.

Granted, flannel pajamas are warm and comfortable. But how about sliding into bed wearing a satin nightie? Drift off to dreamland feeling like a true sleeping beauty. After all, who says you can't feel fabulous 24 hours a day? Going to sleep next to his lady clad in exotic women’s lingerie is sure to sure drive your man wild!


There's no "flash in the pan" trends in the world of lingerie. When you buy high-quality pieces, you're buying something you can wear for years to come. Unlike platform shoes or mini-skirts, a sexy, classic bustier will never go out of style.

Have you ever thought to yourself, "I'm just not the lingerie type"? Guess again! Every woman is the lingerie type. It's just a matter of finding the lingerie that makes you feel beautiful and desirable. For instance, some women will feel like a tantalizing temptress in see through lingerie. Others will feel their sexiest in something a bit less revealing. Or, perhaps, something even more revealing! Browse through an online erotic lingerie store and get started.

Let's go! You're ready to take the plunge into the seductive world of intimate apparel. Erotic lingerie, exotic lingerie, see through lingerie-the beauty of intimate apparel is that there's something to suit every taste. There are a countless variety of colors and styles. Experiment until you find the piece (or pieces!) of intimate apparel that make you feel fantastic.

A great erotic lingerie store has everything you need to fill all of your lingerie needs. Whether you're a born wild child or simply waiting to release your inner tigress, you've got to have sexy lingerie - and plenty of it!

Shop for Erotic Lingerie Together

By Amanda Cotterill  

Shopping for erotic lingerie together as a couple is a great way to spice up your sex life. If you haven't tried it, you don't know what you're missing. Browsing for erotic lingerie together can bring you closer and help you reach a deeper level of intimacy in a fun, light-hearted way. After all, the point of erotic lingerie is to give free rein to fantasies you both have and enliven your intimate life. What better way to explore those fantasies together than to look at the all the erotic lingerie there is? Just looking can bring a wealth of ideas to give your sex life a boost, whether it needs one or not.

Erotic lingerie doesn't have to be a solitary affair. If you're looking for erotic lingerie, you may want a little spice for your sex life, and what better way than to share the selections and anticipation with your partner? Shopping for erotic lingerie together can also increase intimacy and open up discussion about fantasies you may want to explore. Fulfilling desires can start with something as simple as a little bit of sexy, erotic lingerie to put some heat into the bedroom - and it can give you both some great ideas, too!

Buying exotic lingerie with your partner may be something you've never done, but it can be a great way to put some spice into your sex life and open up intimate discussion. Being together as a couple includes sharing and intimacy, and everyone has their fantasies. Deciding to explore erotic lingerie together can let those fantasies free and liven up the playtime in the bedroom. Even if you don't buy, shopping for exotic lingerie together can give you plenty of ideas and bring some spice to your sex life!

Shopping for erotic lingerie together ensures that any intimate apparel you buy is sure to delight you both. So much of the time, people buy erotic lingerie that doesn't really bring any zing into the bedroom. Maybe he has a thing for lacey and innocent baby dolls or corsets and bustiers, or he may enjoy see-through lingerie. Maybe you have a thing for exotic costume lingerie or sexy panties. Since these things are sometimes difficult to talk about. Browsing an online erotic lingerie store or shop together can make it easier to share what turns you both on - or off.

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That's important to a couple. Discovering that he isn't particularly fond of teddies or bodysuits can help you avoid purchasing erotic lingerie that isn't going to do much for him (which ultimately won't do much for you either!). Finding out he loves corsets, however, tells you one thing sure to bring that wicked gleam to his eye.

While shopping for lingerie together, it's important to keep an open mind, though. Maybe you never pictured yourself in sheer baby doll lingerie - but he has. Once you know this, be willing to give it a try. If you absolutely can't see yourself wearing anything like that, he should be willing to let the fantasy go. There are so many possibilities when it comes to sexy lingerie that if you continue to look and talk openly, you're certain to find many alternatives that will delight you both.

When shopping for erotic lingerie with your partner, both of you must have open minds about what the other may be interested in. You may not have considered sheer baby doll lingerie - but he has. He may not have considered a wicked corset, but you have. Be willing to try each other's selections, but if you really feel uncomfortable wearing something he selects, he should be willing to let the idea go. There are so many options for erotic lingerie that there's sure to be choices that please you both.

Discussion, talking, and open minds are a part of shopping for erotic lingerie together. Each of you has fantasies that you may not be aware of, and while you may never have considered yourself an erotic costume girl, he may have. He may not have thought sheer baby doll lingerie tempting and exotic, but you have. If you feel that you absolutely don't want to wear a certain garment, then your partner should be willing to drop the idea and move on to another selection that you both like. Talking and sharing about what sort of erotic lingerie turns you on or off is important to finding a selection that gets both of you warmed up.

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The point of erotic lingerie shopping together is to bring you closer and help you get to know each other better--or to heat your sex life up a bit if it's gone stale. You'll be amazed at what you learn about each other and how a little sexy lingerie can bring you both so much pleasure.

Make a date to do some online erotic lingerie shopping together. Open a bottle of wine and boot up the computer. Find some erotic lingerie you think you'll both love. If you're a little shy, find a nice online store, load up a page of selections, and casually ask him which he likes best. You'll soon find yourself clicking through selections of erotic lingerie as a couple.

Shopping for exotic lingerie from the privacy of your own home or apartment can be a thrill all by itself--and the anticipation of the impending delivery of erotic lingerie can get your libido higher than you might imagine. The thoughts and ideas that you have while you wait those few days for your package to arrive might have you both enjoying the wait enough to make shopping for sexy lingerie together a regular part of your sex lives. That's a sure way to keep the spice in your sex life for a long time to come!

Just shopping alone can add some spark and anticipation into the thrill. Knowing a special delivery of erotic lingerie is on the way can fill both your heads with thoughts of when to wear the erotic lingerie and where. Thinking on the matter can heat up the waiting period quite a bit, enough that you may want to make shopping for erotic lingerie a new part of your sex lives. You may end up fanning the flames of desire to keep them burning for a long time to come!

While you may have to wait a little for the delivery of your exotic lingerie to arrive, the anticipation of that impending day will have you and your partner's imaginations lit up during the wait. You may find that the heat of the anticipation is almost worth more than the delivery of your exotic lingerie, enough that shopping together becomes a regular moment you share. You may end up discovering that shopping for erotic lingerie is something that keeps your sex life nice and spicy all the time!

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