We love the boudoir lingerie trend, with its alluring slips, robes and two piece ensembles that define a new kind of sensuality. Channel your inner temptress using our handy guide to finding out which pieces work best for your body and desires.
Above photos: Some of our favourite TV shows like Gossip Girl (left) and True Blood (right) have led the revival of sexy, boudoir lingerie.
When it comes to finding the correct bra for your body type, we recommend getting fitted at a local lingerie store, because finding the right fit with the right bra can go along way. Vancouver’s Diane’s Lingerie gives one of the best and most comfortable fit sessions in the city, and Toronto’s Secret’s From Your Sister is a great place to get fitted and shop.
Small and Sexy
Chantelle designs are perfect for women who are smaller then a D cup. The Eternelle bra and thong sets by Chantelle is a sophisticated yet sexy style adorned with a lacy floral pattern on a Calais lace. The bras create both support and lift while giving your body a sexual allure, and come in black, red and milk.
Bold and Beautiful
If you are a D-cup or larger, Prima Donna Lingerie is perfect for you, with bra sizes ranging from C to I. The Prima Donna Stockholm Plunge Bra (above left) is a romantic bra that gives a softer look compared to the feistiness found in the Chantelle Eternelle sets. The Stockholm bras come in two different colors: natural (featured above) and black. The Prima Donna Eden Plunge Bra (above right) is detailed with a Swarovski crystal tear drop in the bow.
NK Imode creates sexy silhouette slips that fit all body types. These pieces never go out of style and give the right comfort and bra support when you are sleeping. The chemise’s silk skirts feel soft against your skin and come in many different colour combinations, with my personal favourite being the NK Imode pastel coloured slip which comes in pink and purple.
Vancouver designer Christine Morton from Christine Lingerie has designed a few flirty favourites that fit the boudoir trend perfectly. The Ginger Button Back (above right) is her bestselling slip and works well with most body types. It has tiny slits on the sides of the slip and lace detailing all around, including the buttoned peek-a-boo in the back. It comes in three different colours: red/ black, white/black, and purple/black.
Eco-friendly lingerie is a newer trend, and Vancouver-based company, Kaia and Me, is leading the charge with their sensual and comfortable lingerie. This line includes seamless lace thongs and lacy boy shorts made from organic, earth-friendly materials. What we love: Kaia and Me owner, Sathie Shotta donates panties from her line to street children in India, women in Haiti, and women living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Left: Black Seem Less Thong $16 / Right: White Lace Boy Shorts. Available at kaiaandme.com.
British brand Agent Provocateur (AP) specializes in high-end lingerie loved by famous celebrities and socialites alike. This ultra sexy and fine detailed line screams sensuality. We like the classic slip, FIFI (above left) and the newer Lorna baby doll slip (above right) that comes in a pretty light blue and with hot pink details, with rounded cut out detailing and hot pink piping and ribbons. Keep in mind that AP’s price point is a lot higher than your typical mall brands, but sometimes a girl needs to splurge, right?
Left: FIFI Slip $550 / Right: Lorna Baby Doll $490 / Lorna Brief $110. Available at Agent Provocateur shops and online at agentprovocateur.com.
Story By: Jyoti Sahota