There are countless reasons why I love True Blood: the seedy, redneck underbelly of fictitious Bon Temps, La.; the campy, often hilariously outrageous, story lines; the outlandish ‘fang-banging’ characters; and, of course, the cunning, sly and oh-so-sexy vampires.
And with so many sexy vampires, how could I have forgotten the steamy (and jarringly graphic) sex scenes? I think every other episode features at least one or two characters in their skivvies and not much else — no wonder the show just got picked up for a fourth season!
So, in honor of the recently premiered Season 3 of HBO’s True Blood, I’ve done some shopping for the cast to make sure they aren’t left scrambling for wardrobe in the weeks ahead. What follows are my personal lingerie and underwear recommendations for our TB vampires — and their mortal counterparts.
The sweet protagonist of the series, Sookie Stackhouse (or ‘Sookeh’, as Bill lovingly refers to her in his southern drawl), has seen her style greatly evolve since the first episode, and now portrays a more lady-like woman; a true Southern Belle.
But don’t let her sweet facade fool you — Sookie has a fiery personality that will fight for and protect those nearest and dearest to her.
To pair under her feminine, printed summer dresses, Sookie would adore the lace-adorned demi-cup bra with bow accents by Fleur of England, aptly titled Pure White Sugar (right), or the sweet Orchid silk babydoll (above left).
Sookie’s best friend, the ever-opinionated Tara Thorton, had seen her fair share of tribulations in Season 2 at the hands of the trance-inducing Maryann, but hopefully Season 3 will see her move past her demons.
While Tara does occasionally sport feminine pieces, at heart she is a true T-shirt-and-jeans kind of girl. Suitable for this tomboy on-the-go, is Victoria’s Secret Sexy Tee Full Coverage bra in a punchy sweet orange (above).
One of my favorite break-out characters of True Blood is Eric’s villainous aide Pam.
A seductive vampire, she has the uncanny ability to both intimidate and make one feel uncomfortable — in one episode Sookie commented on her ‘lesbian weirdness’ (personally I love how Pam comes on to anyone who enters vamp-club Fangtasia, it’s part of her oddball charm).
But what makes Pam so intriguing are her wacky outfits; in one episode she channels Jackie O, clad in a matching pink jacket and skirt ensemble, while another features her in a dominatrix get-up.
Bordelle, a UK-based lingerie label, would be the perfect fit for the strong and dangerous woman/vampire. The bondage-inspired fall 2010 collection consists of harness-like, multi-strap and sheer paneling details, suitable for any femme fatale.
Another female character in the enticing series is the alluring Sophie-Anne, vampire queen of Louisiana.
Introduced in Season 2, the young queen resides in a grand establishment keeping various minions to feed on and entertain her. In only the handful of episodes in which she has appeared, it is obvious that she is highly self-indulgent, not only in brazen attitude but also evident through her opulent and decadent wardrobe of furs, silks and jewels.
Selling ‘V’ (vampire blood) on the side, this corrupt queen will only be satisfied with the crème de la crème of lingerie. The luxurious Leggenda silk and lace dressing gown from La Perla’s Black Label (right) will look sublime as the sassy queen lounges on her throne, while the deco lace detailing on the Agent Provocateur Stephanee ensemble (above left) is equally fit for royalty.
Of course I had to include at least one male character (I know, I know, so many to choose from!). But there is only man with definitive style and flavor — that being Merlotte’s cook/V dealer , the always outspoken Lafayette.
Yes, he’s sharp-tongued and crass but when have you seen crazier or more eclectic outfits?! His wardrobe consists of a mish-mash of the worst trends all jumbled into one which, aside from his personality, makes him the most colorful star of the show.
A lover of gaudy fashion, the conveniently named men’s exotic underwear label, Male Power, offers many fashion-forward pieces Lafayette simply could not resist!
From camouflage to animal print, tie-dye and liquid metallic lame, Male Power underwear will appeal to Lafayette’s many diverse tastes.
How many of you fang-loving fans are excited to see what’s in store for your fave characters and what little they wear in season three? If the first few episodes are any indication, I think we’re in for bloody good time!