Ladies, I think we’d all agree that when the man in our life gifts us lingerie completely by surprise we’re extremely appreciative … even if his choice leaves something to be desired. It’s the thought that counts, right?
Wouldn’t it be ideal, though, if your lover had a clue the next time he pulls out his plastic to shower you with some finery?
With that in mind (and to help you drop a few hints), I’ve taken it upon myself to scope out the most luxurious, must-have lingerie pieces — the kind that are guaranteed to produce shrieks of joy come Christmas morning.
By now you have no doubt cleverly forwarded this post to your partner, so I’ll assume he’s reading this too. So men, pay attention and dig out those gold cards. Anything from this selection of gorgeous lingerie will put you in her good books for years to come:
BODYSUIT: Wolford’s 60th anniversary Swarvoski Crystal Encrusted Lace Bodysuit with matching stay-ups is the pièce de résistance. Available for a cool $1,690 (I’ll give you a moment to lift your jaw off the keyboard), the bodysuit features a high neck, long sleeves, floral appliqué at the front and is packaged beautifully in a velvet embossed box.
BABYDOLL: Made from 100% silk crêpe and black sheer Chantilly lace, the Rosamosario La Fata Babydoll ($725) will make your lover feel incredibly luxurious. The babydoll features an empire waist for a very feminine look and is the perfect style to pack for a romantic getaway.
KIMONO: Every woman needs a kimono in her lingerie wardrobe, and Carine Gilson’s Les Antoinettes Short Kimono ($1,208) looks especially chic. The beautiful kimono is offered in a romantic celadon hue with contrasting gold Chantilly lace detailing on the sleeves. The robe is handcrafted, which will definitely appeal to the refined taste of your queen, while it also features a wide Obi belt that cinches in the robe for a sexy, flattering finish.
CORSET: Not all women are blessed with Dita von Teese’s killer curves and itty-bitty waist, but a corset can help them channel the burlesque look and feel instantly sexy. If you too are fond of corsets then why not purchase the crème de la crème of waist-cinchers for your sweetie? Corsetry expert Velda Lauder’s Gold Jewelled and Frilled Corset can be yours for $1,064 (you do love her don’t you?). The eye-catching hue and racy frilled netting along the sweetheart neckline makes this a knock-out piece.
LEGGINGS: A women’s wardrobe is simply not complete without an array of tights and leggings, and this is especially imperative during the winter months. But don’t bore her with legwear from the nearest department store; instead opt for something she wouldn’t necessarily buy herself like Kiki de Montparnasse’s Lace Leggings ($495). Kiki de M’s stretch lace leggings give an erotic touch to ready-to-wear items, even if they, er, don’t cover much…which is perhaps why you bought them, no?
LOUNGEWEAR: If there was an Olympics for Sunday lazing and the woman in your life would undoubtedly snag gold, then she’ll most definitely require the best ‘equipment’; and by ‘equipment’, I mean loungewear. And not just any apparel would be suitable for this champion of lounging — no, your sweetie needs Bamford’s Fine Knit Pants and Long Cashmere Cardigan. Yep, both pieces are offered at a recession friendly $995, but would you adorn the tush of your beloved in anything less?! Trust me, she’ll be swooning over the luxe feel of cashmere against her skin as she languidly reposes on her podium — er, bed.
ROBE: A robe is the go-to piece for a woman when getting ready for a night out, reading the paper on a Saturday morning or slipping on in a pinch to answer the door. Sure, you could just gift her a chenille/terrycloth hybrid, but why not go the extra mile and get her something she’ll be head-over-heels in love with? Enter La Perla’s Passion de Fleur Long Robe in sophisticated blueberry (after all purple is the color assigned to royalty), with blouson sleeves, notch collar, self-tie belt and leavers lace floral inserts at the shoulders. The $818 price tag may be a little steep, but trust me, you will never see her take it off.
So gents, remember: Spend well, spend wisely, spend often. After all,
we she’s worth it.