Walking into Victoria’s Secret or that pricey little boutique can be a terrifying experience for some. Lace or no lace? Is white an off-limit color? And what about garters?
Shopping for lingerie is all about looking hot and feeling confident. Distraction has created a guide to help all college fashionistas find their perfect version of sexy.
Buying lingerie is all about finding what works bestvfor your body. What looks amazing on your roommate may leave you feeling uncomfortable and vice versa. Lingerie should highlight your best features and will look amazing when you find something that works for your body type. For example, the apron style that is popular at Victoria’s Secret looks great on very thin girls, but someone with more of an hourglass shape should opt for a teddy. The loose fabric helps to hide flaws while highlighting your top half.
Curvier girls should stay away from ruching on the sides because it adds fullness to one’s shape. But for girls with a straighter body type it can help create an hourglass illusion. Ruffles always accentuate, so an outfit with some on the bust or the butt will make those assets seem larger.
Lace has always been a coveted choice of fabric for lingerie. There are many styles to choose from, but if you’re buying a tighter piece be sure to try it on (trust us, it will help). Lace is normally skintight so a size up may allow for a more comfortable fit.
Lace is like silk and will show every flaw so, to wear it, confidence is key. Victoria’s Secret and other places like Forever XXI have a variety of lace pieces in this season and bright colors will pop on many skin tones for a great spring look.
Color can add a certain mood for your night: Black and red ooze sex appeal whereas pale pink and brighter colors have a sweet vibe. Leave the white for the newlyweds and try a fun hue that you haven’t worn before.
To garter or not to garter is a hard decision that many women have to make. A good thing about garters is that they make your legs look amazing and super sexy, but the problem is trying to get them on. You can buy pieces that have garter clips or, if you want to show more skin, you can purchase a bra and panty set with a matching garter belt.
The clips are hard to open up and even harder to close onto your thigh-high stockings. This is not something to debut after a drunken night on the town but to wear instead on a planned occasion, like a formal event or an important anniversary. The clips will take time so make sure that they will be appreciated.
There are many options that can be used to dress up the night. The best option is to go into the store with no time limits, a free afternoon and an open mind. Most importantly, take your time when trying on outfits to see what makes your curves look whistle-worthy and what doesn’t work for your body type.