Many years ago, I was given two solid pieces of advice. If you're going to spend money around the home make sure that you get the best bed you can afford, and the best shoes. Because realistically you spend a large portion of your life in these two things, and its essential that you get the best of both of these things. When I’m depressed, or feeling down, I spend money on lingerie and under garments. They make me feel sexy, secure and in control and it's purely for my own sense. No one else can see them, unless I’m sleeping with them, and it helps me take charge of life during the dark periods. Lingerie, and especially new lingerie helps with many things. Here's some of the benefits of lingerie.
1. Improves Intimacy:-
When you're wearing lingerie, you feel sexy, in control, in charge. Your partner will find watching you in lingerie arousing. The trick here is not to get lingerie that they like. You need to get pieces that you feel confident in. If you have a fantastic tummy line, and you know it, then get something that shows that off, if you're like me and have had a few kids and getting a bit on in life, than go a chemise style which flows gently off the skin, and hides some of the things that you want it to. Now don't get me wrong, I am proud of my womanly figure and I am proud of the scars and marks that I have received bringing my beautiful family into the world. But when you're down for sexy times, the last thing that I want to be thinking of is, do you think that he notices that scar, or that stretch mark. It's about presenting yourself in the best possible way that you can. Now that can include, some scented candles, low level strategic lighting, or even a sensual silk blindfold. The reason why you get lingerie that you feel good in, is that regardless of the lingerie, when you feel more confident in it, it’s going to show.
2. Hide flaws:-
As mentioned above lingerie has the benefit of hiding those particular marks that you want hidden. It gives you the opportunity to hide those ones and show off your best assets. If you love your ass, then go a lingerie piece that highlights that, if legs are your main thing then show them off with some fishnets, or a low cut skirt. If your breasts are your pride and joy then consider a bra cut out option, or something with an underwire, or if they're too big for an underwear something sheer or lacey.
When you're feeling more confident and sexy, your mood will change. That's why I wear new lingerie when I’m feeling down, it's an instant mood booster and will leave you feeling more confident with your life in general. Mood is a tentative thing, and it can change with a moment’s notice. You can be outside, enjoying your afternoon in the park and twenty minutes later you see someone that reminds you of a particular memory and boom, your mood changes. It can be a tedious and volatile situation at times. I'm in no means suggesting that this is a woman thing, it's not. Even men's mood can change at the drop of a hat, and that's just who we are as people. You would also notice how colour affects both yourself, and other people, and colour is a fantastic way to influence and change moods. Red has always been traditionally seen as a sultry and sexy colour, whereas white has traditionally been seen as a more pure and virginal colour. Remember, that when selecting lingerie, your colour choices will affect mood.
4. Time Spent in the Bedroom:-
The fact is that you spend more than one third of your life in the bedroom. Your choice of lingerie should reflect that. Unless it's just your have sex with me now lingerie, you want it to be both comfortable, supportive and appealing. There's little to no use in getting lingerie that isn't going to work with your body and your levels of comfort and that's an important aspect to which you will need to consider when purchasing and wearing lingerie.
5. Male Lingerie:
Lingerie shouldn't just be limited to the women as well, guys can most certainly increase the lingerie style wardrobe. Though I acknowledge and understand that there is male lingerie with lace and cute stuff like that, you could consider some leather wear, jock straps and unique underwear as part of the male lingerie range. My husband is the same as me, indeed whenever he gets new underwear I will make a point of asking how he is doing, because he buys it when he is feeling down as well.
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Colors play an enormous part of our non-verbal communications as humans. We select different colours to evoke feelings of peace and serenity and also to create excitement, hunger and all sorts of things. Clothing colours say a lot about our personalities and that transcends into our lingerie wardrobe as well. Donna Dawson, an expert on clothing styles and colours, suggested that warmer colours such as reds, oranges, and yellows, help in the creation of feelings relating to excitement and vitality. These colours will actually increase our blood pressure, heartbeat, and breathing rate. Some very essential qualities when it comes to sex, and sexuality.
Black is a seductive colour. It is arguably the most seductive colour, traditionally reds are thought to be the sultriest, but there is a profound difference between sultry and seductive and it shows a lot in women’s lingerie. Black is a color which absorbs energy, and it does that exceptionally well by being active, heated and nothing stimulates seduction like a sexy piece of black lingerie. It's a timeless and classic color and will go with almost anything, as well as the idea that it will look pretty damn good in almost any kind of light as well.
Black is also exceptionally slimming, so if you're a little worried about coming across as anything but, perhaps you should opt for the timeless and classic black pieces. When you boil it down to the color, black is generally attributed to authority and power - and this shows when it black is in the top 3 selling lingerie colors. Black is always a safe option as well, but you have the ability to dress it up (consider black with lace edging) or you can dress it down (plain sheer black). And if you're relaxing in a black pair of boy shorts, you're not screaming anything that's overly crazy. There have been some fantastic lingerie ads, featuring simple black lingerie.
Red, now red is the color that people think of when they think of sexy lingerie. It stimulates passion, sensuality, and ultimately, circulation. Red is the color of emotions, it is passion, it is love, it is sexuality. Like a bull fighter, red attracts a variety of attention from stemming from love and rage. However, depending on the red, it doesn't necessarily suit all skin types, and it doesn't have much of a slimming aspect.
Red is for voluptuous and it is for curvaceous, if you have curves that you want to show off, and you're proud to show them off, then red is your perfect balance of light and shade. Red is used in marketing and advertising to quicken the pulse and increase the viewer’s breathing, the same can be said of women’s red lingerie. It is the lingerie that you want to wear when you want to get reactions, get attention and feel absolutely confident. Many people feel that red lingerie is a cliché, it's not. Yes, red lingerie is associated with being racy, but not to the point of being sexually promiscuous.
If you're wearing red lingerie, it's because you're simply on a mission to get what you want. Red is also for the bold and for the confident, if you open your drawer and see a lot of red you're more than likely going to feel sexually secure and sexually confident.
White, now white is a classic lingerie color. It is the combination of all the colors that exist, and as it's a reflective color (in terms of light) it's often considered to be a summer color. But let's face it, you can wear whatever you want, whenever you want and so long as you feel sexy in it, who gives a damn. White has traditionally been associated with innocence and purity, and it also symbolizes sterility.
Without going too in depth on you and turning you off white, there is often a lot of spirituality associated with the color white as it often means divine light, a light of purity and perfection, the light of the Buddha consciousness and the light of Christ. Since white reflects light, it’s often considered to be a peaceful and meditative color that is neutral in its emotions.
Wearers of white, often want to come across as spiritual, pure and innocent. This is reinforced by the idea that white is traditionally used as the bridal dress color. White is a color that you wear when you don't particularly want attention, it is a specifically diligentcolor and something that you want to maintain cleanliness with. White adds to the fascination behind the idea of purity, though the idea around it has never really made much sense.
At the end of the day, it doesn't particularly matter as to who you are, just that you're allowed to wear whatever you want, and enjoy it however you like. Some people though, like the idea of white as it adds to that sense of innocence and enhances the experience, meaning that you do have a little minx inside of you. If your drawer is mostly white, you probably enjoy feeling youthful, and though you're up to learning new things and trying new things, you're more likely to stick to the normal. And believe me, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that!
Surprisingly Nude is one of the other top three sellers in women’s lingerie colors. Nude is also known as tan, toffee, light brown and it is a particularly earth color and associated with mother-nature. It's a color that is abundant in nature and is a profound part of who we are. Nude is a color that represents both reliability and structure, it's also a color that showcases our vulnerability, and opens us up. Nude is a colour that is perfect for fitting in, and perhaps this is the reason as to why people buy it so much.
It’s for people that don't necessarily want to be noticed, for people that want to remain natural, and not draw any attention to themselves, whilst it's a useful color to wear out when one is married, it's a colour that isn't taking a lot of risks. If your wardrobe is full of nude colors, then consider taking a risk every now and then, I’m by no means suggesting that nude is a boring color, I’m saying that it is a safe colour and that perhaps you'd benefit from taking risks every now and then.
Pink is a gentler version of red. Whilst it still invokes similar feelings to the red it tones them down quite considerably to more gentle feelings of romance. It also has the sense of innocence and purity surrounding it as with the white. Pale pink draws on energy surrounding it, and it helps relax both the wearer and the viewer and makes them more approachable.
Pink is therefore a brilliant color to wear on a first date, and as it's a very feminine and soft colour, you're not going to come across as overly bold, and in charge (unless that's what you're going for) and you'll retain some sense of that innocence. This is in reference to soft, pale and pastel pinks as opposed to hot pinks. Hot pinks completely subvert that sense of innocence and is a very bold attention grabber.
Purple has in every sense of the color traditionally represented luxury, royalty and wealth. It is a color rarely found in nature and this reinforces its prized aspect, it does however often come across as artificial so if you're going to go purple you need to ensure that it is a tone which matches your skin, and conveys the intention that you want it to convey. It has the power of femininity and romantic appeal especially in the lighter colors and the pastels. If elegance is your thing, especially for older ladies, then purple might just be your necessary go to colour.
Blue rounds up the top three selling lingerie colors, and it's not hard to see why with natural blues being found almost every aspect of nature. From the ocean, to the sky and everything in between. Blue is considered to be the opposite response of red, it evokes calmness, and produces feelings of peace and tranquility. In lingerie it produces peace, unless it's a bold blue which means that you're ballsy, and ready to get what you want. If the majority of your underwear is blue you're probably going to be considered a little bit of a wild child. Remember, that if you're going to go the light blues - then you're going for the same kind of feelings as your light pinks.