Love is in the air – this spring’s lingerie trends
Every woman deserves to feel great in a sexy lingerie set, and there’s no better time to treat yourself than Valentine’s Day.
Whether you’re in a relationship or not, a gorgeous bit of underwear can work wonders for the ego – even if it is only you who’ll get to see it. Babydolls, matching bra and knicker sets, or loungewear with the volume turned up to ‘va va voom’ – here are this year’s must-have spring lingerie trends.
The see-through theme we’ve seen on the catwalks has worked its way through to the lingerie world. Think soft mesh bras and knickers adorned with silk appliquéd floral designs. Dream of something by Charles Manning, aim for M&S.
The nation’s love of all things retro continues at a rate of knots. Long-line lace edged bras take centre stage, while French knickers are still high up on the ‘what’s hot’ lists. Just add an Edith Piaf soundtrack for the ultimate night in.
3. Cute loungewear
Ladies, if there’s one time of year when you really shouldn’t wear a pyjama set with a teddy bear or bunny on the front, it’s Valentine’s Day. Let’s just say even the thought of these cheap PJs is a mood killer.
So, stuff them away at the back of your wardrobe and instead invest in some loungewear that’s both cute and comfy. We’re talking silk instead of fleece. A geometric print or floral pattern, and a cashmere cardigan for added warmth. A slinky slip dress or a chemise and shorts combo is very SS14.
No, not internet connectivity – bras without the annoying wire bits in them. This spring, ditch underwire in favour of soft cup bras and enjoy a little more comfort in your life. D Squared and Lili Piache are names that have embraced the trend.
How to get confident
Splurging on a sexy lingerie get-up is all well and good but if you’re less than confident wearing it you’d probably rather be back in those *cringe* teddy bear PJs. So here’s how to feel as confident as possible when wearing your new lingerie…
- Give yourself some TLC. Shave, wax, epilate – whatever you do – do it. Then moisturise. Use a moisturiser with added shimmer to help give your skin and body some definition
- Stand tall. Slumped shoulders and a slouch would make even a size 8 lingerie model look less than great
- Set the mood. A glass of wine. Candles. Dimmed lighting. Music. If you’re comfortable in your surroundings you’ll feel more confident in your lingerie
- Buy the right size – an ill-fitting bra and knickers in a size too small will not do you any favours. In fact, they’ll probably end up making you look bigger than you really are. So get fitted for your lingerie before you buy.
Pictured product: Gorgeous black embroidered mesh full cup bra from Debenhams.com (also available in white)