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Friday, January 18, 2008

The Wedding Night & Beyond

It's finally time to ditch every last one of those grimy "vintage" tees and oversized nightshirts. Trade up to sexy lingerie, pretty camisoles, sleek tees and sassy pj's.
Check out our Honeymoon tips for your wedding night wardrobe:

When shopping for honeymoon lingerie look for pieces that match your personality...

Fashionista brides should check out the amazing and luxurious styles from La Perla, Dolce & Gabbana and Aubade for sexy pieces. Try Hanro and La Perla Studio for loungewear pieces.

Trendy brides will love all of the styles from Rampage, OnGossamer and Cosabella for sexier stuff - try Puma and Diesel for loungewear.

Glam Brides will adore Roberto Cavalli, Arianne and Baby Phat Lingerie.

Low-key brides flock to styles from La Cosa and Mary Green.


When shopping for your honeymoon trousseau here are a few things you'll want to include:

Babydoll
Babydoll describes a variety of very short gowns and robes, which are also flared. These styles are usually just long enough to cover the bum and are a bit sexier than a chemise (which is slightly longer, offering a bit more coverage).

Honeymoon.it staff favorite:

Hanky Panky Lace and Mesh Babydoll Sleepwear
Short and sexy babydoll, Ultra-sheer mesh and floral lace, Pretty contrasting scalloped trim, Non-stretch, back adjustable straps, Matching thong included.


Boyshort
Boyshorts are the innerwear version of hot pants. Most women consider them to be a more comfortable alternative to thongs, since they usually have a full coverage back panel (cover most of the bum) but boyshorts in lace or mesh offer the best of both worlds - comfort with a touch of racy appeal.
While not as skimpy as a thong, boyshorts made of lace or mesh can definitely be equally as sexy, and the bonus is that they are super-comfortable. A racy twist on the boyshort is the thongboy, which offers the comfort of a traditional boyshort, but has a tiny thong back panel.

Honeymoon.it staff favorite:

Lily of France La Mesh Nouvelle Petit Girlshorts Panty
Feminine boyshort panty, Ultra-sheer mesh with ribbon pattern, Floral lace waistband, Modest, 6 inch rise


Camisole
Camisoles are the feminine version of your favorite undershirt, they're usually worn as a layering piece under clothes, but the cuter ones can be worn on their own.
Look for adjustable straps and soft fabrics that move with the body (infused with Lycra) which make camisoles ever more wearable. Camisoles make great gifts because they are usually sized like clothing - small, medium and large (making it easier to find the right size) and because even the sexiest camisole can be worn outside of the bedroom as a layering piece. Buy the matching panties if they are available to make a set, or buy several camisoles for her to layer over each other.

Honeymoon.it staff favorite:

Vera Wang Trousseau Crinkle Camisole Daywear
Chic camisole made of 100% silk, Luxurious ruffled tulle at neckline, Embossed logo on adjustable back straps


Chemise
A chemise is a short, flowing gown that generally has thin straps and an a-line (fitted at the top and flared at the hem) silhouette. Chemises are usually mid to upper thigh length. Chemises are supremely giftable, because they aren't overly revealing (they camouflage tummy, hips and thighs). And (this is the best part!), chemises are sized small, medium, and large, to fit a wide range of sizes. For a sexier chemise choose one made of sheer or embroidered mesh. For a more demure look choose a chemise made of silk or satin and trimmed with lace.

Honeymoon.it staff favorite:

Flora Nikrooz Bridal Chemise Sleepwear
Short and sexy chemise, Accordian pleated chiffon, Ruffled mesh with beads and sequins at empire-waist, Self-tie bow at back for a fitted shape, Adjustable back straps, A Wedding Day must-have!


Corset/Bustier
A corset is a structured garment, which extends from the bust to just below the waist - think old school Madonna. Most corsets have boning throughout - to shape and mold the bust and torso and have garters (small snaps attached to ribbon) with which to attach stockings, and the sizing is usually based on bra size. Corsets epitomize sexyness.

Honeymoon.it staff favorite:

Va Bien Ultra-Lift Seamless Bustier Bra
Contour bustier - seamless, underwire, padded cups: Constructed of soft, stretch microfiber, Boned cups for shape and support, Double-lined front panel, Comfortably shapes the tummy, waist and hips. Stretch back wings with side and back boning, Pretty bow accent on center gore, Low back, Clear straps included. Fully adjustable, stretch, detachable garter straps. 3 column, 13 row hook and eye back closure


Thong
By now you probably have a pretty clear idea of what a thong is - a tiny panty with almost no rear coverage. The trick to buying a thong is to find a truly comfortable one. The most comfortable thongs are made of microfiber, mesh or cotton. They are seamless, infused with Lycra and have string sides. Cosabella's Soire thongs are a consummate fave, Hanky Panky's fabulous thongs were voted the most comfortable thong in the world.

Honeymoon.it staff favorite:

Hanky Panky Cotton Lace Thong Panty
The World’s Most Comfortable Thong. The Hanky Panky Thong is known for its superb fit and sleek silhouette. The super flattering, curved waistband is yet another reason to love this fantastic thong. You must have this thong right now!


G-String
A version of the thong with even less rear coverage - the same rules apply.

Honeymoon.it staff favorite:

Jezebel Desire Low Rise Thong Panty
Minimal coverage thong: Sheer mesh, Sexy floral embroidery, Contrasting ribbon with satin bow on front panel, Adorable polka dots



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