If you’re looking for ways to add heat to your relationship during the holidays, investing in lingerie is one of the best ways to spice things up. After all, it’s not uncommon for the stress of the holidays to put your relationships on the backburner. High levels of stress have been shown to reduce the libidos of both men and women, as it activates the fight or flight response. So forget about the holiday pressure by treating yourself and your partner to intimate time together. Here are five types of lingerie you can consider when you’re ready to spice things up.
A colorful, lacy babydoll
This lingerie staple is great because it works for every body type. The bust of the babydoll is designed to hug your curves while the flowy aesthetic of the bodice gives you a mystical, angelic vibe. Opt for an opaque design if you want to leave a little to the imagination. You can also check out sheer options with fun patterns to add even more heat in the bedroom. Whatever you pick, this classic look is a showstopper for just about anyone. Plus, these options are easy to find since they’re such a staple. Check out your local lingerie store, visit a shop online, or look at discount sites online to save a little more money during the holidays.
This lingerie trend has been all the range in 2019. Most people think of the glamor stars of the 40s and 50s, but more retailers are drawing inspiration from fashion in the 1920s to the 1990s. The older vintage-inspired looks are outfitted with geometric shapes, making it great for someone who wants a more structured design without the drama. Look for triangle bras or opt for the classic underwire bodice to give your chest a little lift. You can also go for the string bikini look if you want to remind your partner of the grunge fashion of the 90s.
Make your time even more fun by snapping a few sexy pics. Since these photographs are a bit more intimate, you don’t want to keep them on your iPhone photo storage. Instead, after your photoshoot, upload your photos to your very own private home cloud. That way, you can ensure they remain safe, private, and available to access exclusively by you or your partner anytime you choose.
You don’t have to be into bondage to love this look. Bondage-inspired lingerie relies on the heavy use of straps, studs, and leather to make the wearer look — and feel — like a dominatrix. Try making this look your own by investing in unique, contrasting colors and blending sheer fabrics with lace for a look that’s completely you.
More and more, people of all shapes and sizes are looking for clothing that accentuates their bodies in natural ways. Even though structured options are still having their moment, all the above styles are also available in soft-cupped options that make you feel like you’re wearing nothing at all. In the age of increasing body acceptance, choosing a natural silhouette can make you feel more grounded during the buzz of the holidays.
This look is simpler, but people love it because they can go with just about anything. Whether you want to wear this bra indoors or on the beach, longline bras work double duty to support your chest and cover a bit of your midriff. Because they’re available in structured and soft-cupped options, you can tailor this style to fit your changing tastes. Try wearing a structured balconette under your clothes for a flirty secret or bare it all under a cozy winter cardigan.
These are just some of the options that you can consider this winter. Whether you’re buying for yourself or a loved one, rely on these tips to help you make the right decision.