5 Reasons Lingerie is Essential

Brand available in store Photo credit: cosabella.com

Brand available in store
Photo credit:
cosabella.com

Life today is busy whether you are rushing to your Zumba class after work or taking the children to an Easter egg hunt; because of this, lingerie shopping may not be at the top of to-do lists. It may be considered a”special occasion” or moment of provocation. It is time to remember that intimate apparel is a daily part of our lives, it is the first thing you put on your body and the last thing you take off.  It is not just a treat for your significant other. With respect to our European inspiration we at Le Bustiere Boutique consider lingerie sensual everyday wear. For this reason, I have compiled 5 reasons intimate apparel is essential to a woman’s life.

1. Physical Benefits

Photo credit: wardrobeoxygen.com

Photo credit: wardrobeoxygen.com

Recently there have been a rash of articles like this one over the necessity of bras, etc.  Not only do bras provide support, but they improve posture and create a slimmer silhouette.

2. Confidence

There is something to be said about wearing something that makes you feel good, and there is no rule saying it has to be visible to everyone; wearing that sexy garter with stockings or a particularly pretty bra and panty set is every woman’s prerogative.

3. Clothes fit better

It is the foundation for every outfit.  Knowing which bra to wear with what makes a tremendous difference, from how that dress will drape your body to how that t-shirt will fit. It is imperative to wear the correct lingerie if you truly want your outfit to shine.

Who wouldn't feel sexy wearing this? Mimi Holliday Blossom Noir Collection photo credit: damaris.co.uk

Who wouldn’t feel sexy wearing this?
Mimi Holliday Blossom Noir Collection
photo credit: damaris.co.uk

4. Mood/Ego Booster

For me, there is nothing quite like getting dressed to give me a boost in my mood. Having the right under garments on will make you feel good and a glimpse of yourself in the mirror will always guarantee lift your mood, regardless of your body type.

5. Something for Everyone

A popular complaints about lingerie are comfort style and size. “They don’t make lingerie for curvy/busty/plus size women,” But those days are over, ladies. More and more, designers are realizing women come in all shapes and sizes. While most of these lines and designers are not mainstream, they are certainly on their way.

Le Bustiere Boutique is committed to making every woman look and feel their best, which is why we carry a wide variety of styles and sizes. We carry bra band sizes starting at size 28-44 and cup sizes up to K. Come in today to take advantage of our free bra fitting session and begin building a lingerie wardrobe fit for your life! If you are already a lingerie connoisseur, come in and add to your collection today!

Trends: Boudoir Photography

They say that the best presents you can give all have a personal touch. Perhaps a hand written note, or homemade baked goods used to be the norm; but now, people like to have a little more spice and variety in life. More and more, boudoir photography sessions have been gaining popularity across the nation.

Les Jupons du Tess High Waisted Panties w/suspenders & Samba bra (Sold separately)

Les Jupons du Tess
High Waisted Panties w/suspenders & Samba bra
(Sold separately)

At Le Bustiere Boutique, we make it our business to make sure you are ready for your close up.Whether you are a lace and romance type of girl, or if you are looking for more of a pin up and pearls look, we have what you are looking for, from exquisite romantic French lingerie to bold and modern Dirty Pretty Things.  For ladies looking for a different look altogether, our Oh La La Bandage garter skirt and matching cage bra might be your cup of tea…bandage garter skirt

More and more photographers are expanding their portfolios to include this type of work in order to take advantage of this growing trend. While you can search for your ideal photographer, we have your ideal outfit waiting for you.

Here at Le Bustiere Boutique,our job is to help you achieve the look you want with pieces that will stand out and bring out your inner sex kitten. Whether you already have your session booked, thinking about it or considering it in the far future, we definitely have what you want, so come in today!

Laissez les bons temps rouler!!

March has begun. Hopefully (and I think everyone in my neck of the woods would agree) spring will soon be upon us and what better way to help warm things up than to come into Le Bustiere Boutique and find something that will heat things up?

Sometimes the dress code is a little casual...

Sometimes the dress code is a little casual…

With today being Mardi Gras, I had to tip my hat to a celebration that encourages a little more skin than usual. I wanted to pick something daring and seductive, but something you could wear without feeling like you were only wearing beads and a mask (Sometimes the dress code can be quite lax).

Dirty Pretty Things was at the top of my list for this week’s picks for many reasons, all boiling down to their wearability, comfort and style. Their MIA cupless bodysuit is flattering with its vertical black and white stripped pattern, whose sheer material gives us just enough of what is underneath. This particular piece is hot right now, especially since singer Ellie Goulding literally ROCKED the stage at her concert in Germany wearing it.

Ellie Goulding concert in Germany wearing the DPT Mia cupless body suit Photo:  dailymail.co.uk

Ellie Goulding concert in Germany wearing the DPT Mia cupless body suit
Photo: dailymail.co.uk

Ellie chose to pair it with a bondage inspired brassiere and black high waisted shorts. While I dig the naughty retro look, I prefer to pair it with Dirty Pretty Things’ black satin waistcoat.

MIA Cupless Bodysuit (S,M,L)

MIA Cupless Bodysuit
(S,M,L)

Personally, I like this look because it shows off the clean lines a little better, while also makes it a very wearable outfit with some skinny black jeans. We even featured it at last months’ pop up lingerie show!

Braver women can choose to wear it sans waistcoat and paired up with some tasteful pasties, but that’s another scenario entirely….

Photos: dirtyprettythings.co.uk

Photos: dirtyprettythings.co.uk

Mark your calendar, fans, because Le Bustiere Boutique is proud to announce we will soon be carrying swimsuits! So come in and get ready for spring break, your beach get away or just because. Come in today and get ready for a month that is beginning with the hottest, sexiest celebration all year long; but not the only! We are only three months into the year and there are a lot more celebrations requiring our sensual selection, even if the celebration is just for you!

And keep in mind, we DO have an excellent collection of pasties.

Weekly Picks: It’s All About the Lace…

For this week’s picks, I decided to take into account the growing trend of “erotic glam” and present a taste of what Le Bustiere has to offer. This week’s picks not only fall into the vintage section of the glam trend, but I always find that lace adds a romantic feel to anything. I am also in love with the vintage styles that have popped up all over fashion weeks this month, because they are styles that flatter any type of body, which is any girl’s dream.

This Be Wicked lace overlaid romper is the epitome of vintage revival.

Be Wicked Romper with Lace Over Lay (S, M, L)

Be Wicked Romper with Lace Over Lay
(S, M, L)

The shaped, padded cups provide excellent support and frame, while the loose fitting sheer top layer helps hide any problem areas you might have. It is an ideal addition for any girl’s wardrobe; it can be worn with a high waisted skirt and blazer to add a bit of whimsy to a working outfit or with a short skirt to the club. Due to the top layer, I wouldn’t recommend pairing with pants or jeans, but if you decide to, rock it, girl!

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Le Jupons du Tess Clouds Bra & Thong
Assorted Sizes

On the more intimate side, this lovely and romantic bra and panty set from Le Jupons du Tess can make any girl feel like a princess. The Clouds bra has built in underwires that provide gentle lift, while the handmade lace and adorable bows bring to mind

Le Jupons du Tess Clouds Bra and Thong (Back view) Assorted Sizes

Le Jupons du Tess Clouds Bra and Thong (Back view)
Assorted Sizes

that 30’s vintage feel. The matching thong brings it into modern times, adding a vixenish attitude.

And last but not least is something to chase away those winter blues (and also hide some of those winter pounds we can’t wait to shed for spring!). Our Lavender Lace Over Lay Corset from ICollection is a must have for this coming spring, with its black lace edging and metallic (and magnetic!) front clasps. There is no need to be frightened of this particular piece, which begs to be worn

Pink Brocade Corset Photo courtesy of ICollection (32, 34, 36)

Pink Brocade Corset
Photo courtesy of ICollection
(32, 34, 36)

by itself, paired with some hot skinny jeans and pumps. This corset will push in what needs to be in and provides an excellent frame for your pushed up breasts. And yes ladies, they will be up and proud, which is the point. Prepare to wow your significant other, your friends, and yourself when you see just how hot this piece will make you look and feel! Come into Le Bustiere Boutique today! We provide a variety of sizes, including a variety of plus size lingerie and corset choices. Come in and recieve a free bra fitting and a fun private atmosphere in which you can let down your hair and leave feeling like the confident sexy person we all have inside! Along with monthly events, we will soon be offering a variety of party packages, including bachelorette and private parties for you and your friends! See you soon…

Erotic Glam: The New Face of Lingerie

It seems that women today are tired of choosing between functionality and sensuality. And who could blame them? Every girl wants to feel sexy and comfortable. The new trend in lingerie this year is giving them just that. Beginning with the Salon Internationale de Lingerie in Paris in January, the new exciting trends can only be described as “erotic glam”, which emphasized subtleness and seductiveness, not trashiness and vulgarity.

Dirty Pretty Things Embracing the Vintage Erotic Glam trends

Dirty Pretty Things
Embracing the Vintage Erotic Glam trends

But what does this mean for the regular girl who doesn’t necessarily keep up with lingerie trends? Well, one trend that will be hard to miss is the vintage style that is experiencing a resurgence in popularity this season. The push up bra is key here; they aren’t just for smaller girls anymore. More and more, designers are heralding the busty girl, extolling the curves of everywoman’s body. So if you got em, flaunt em’, ladies! The best part is that comfort is on the top of designers’ list, blending fashion and functionality perfectly.

Another big trend this year is the corset. These staples of burlesque are becoming more and more popular as the vintage aesthetic heats up this year. One of my favorite styles to emerge this season is the waist-cincher, which can be worn under or over garments…or with just a naughty panty.

ICollection Lace Waist Cincher (S, M, L)

ICollection Lace Waist Cincher (S, M, L)

Le Jupons du Tess High Waisted Clouds Panty

Le Jupons du Tess
High Waisted Clouds Panty

Obviously the burlesque inspired garments are hot this year, and the erotic glam trend is falling in stride with high waisted panties, garters, and garments keen on extolling a woman’s natural lines such as her bust and back. Adorning these seductive garments are a plethora of beads, feathers and the like to enhance a design’s beauty. Others, like Arensky, are choosing to use bold colors and patterns to make their statement with pieces designed to work with a woman’s body and enhance natural attributes. The best part of all is that comfort is not sacrificed on the alter of fashion; all designs have been thought out for both glamour and comfort!

Here at Le Bustiere Boutique, we keep up with the trends to make sure you leave the store feeling your best. Our goal is to ensure that everyone gets what they are looking for, so come in today!

Happy Valentines from Le Bustiere Boutique!

Happily Ever After Pleasure Kit

Happily Ever After Pleasure Kit

Like every holiday, Valentine’s Day comes but once a year. So whether you are single, attached, or otherwise, we here at Le Bustiere Boutique want to help you make this year a memorable one.
While some people (sorry gents, but this one is usually males) are running around in a panic trying to pretend they didn’t forget Valentine’s Day, others are finalizing reservations or sprucing up for a night on the town.

Whatever the case, one of our scented massage candles will add a sensual surprise at whatever moment you choose. Our Bijoux selection comes in scents of chocolate or wild strawberry, our soy massage candle from Crazy Girl will entrance your senses with its sweet and subtle vanilla scent.

Crazy Girl Soy Massage Candle and Sensuva XO Kisses & Orgasms Pleasure Kit

Crazy Girl Soy Massage Candle and Sensuva XO Kisses & Orgasms Pleasure Kit

It comes with a spoon, so when the candle is melting, you can spoon and drizzle the oil on your partner’s back for a sweet treat. Or, for the more adventurous, pick up our Sensuva pleasure kit, which promises to transform your partner’s lips into SO much more for the evening.

If you are looking for a more visual treat for the holiday, our new corsets can serve multiple purposes! If you are going out for a night on the town with friends, our pink brocade corset

Pink Brocade Corset Photo courtesy of ICollection

Pink Brocade Corset
Photo courtesy of ICollection

might ensure you don’t end the night alone, while couples at dinner might want the dessert course to come a little quicker.

In any case, whether you are looking for lingerie, toys or a simple gift with tons of uses, we will find the perfect accessory to make tonight perfect. So stop by Le Bustiere Boutique and make tonight, or any other, the perfect steamy end to banish the cold.

Love Is In the Air…

February: the month of l’amour.
What better place to get anything you need for this sexy month than Le Bustiere Boutique? Whether you are single or attached, this week’s pre Valentine’s Day picks will give you or your special someone something to look forward to at the end of the week!
If this is the appetizer, imagine the meal…

Oh La La Merry Widow w/Garters (S,M,L)

Oh La La Merry Widow w/Garters
(S,M,L)

Our Oh La La Merry Widow bustier will flatter every body type. Removable garters allow you to add a little va va voom by pairing it up with some sexy stockings or, if one prefers, you can remove the garters in order to pair it with some flattering pants or jeans to throw your partner for a loop when they discover the sexy lace underneath.

For more adventurous ladies looking for something with a little more pizzazz this Valentine’s Day, our new Be Wicked line has just the answer you are looking for. This flirty and fun set is just what the love doctor ordered for any girl that wants to add some pink ruffles to their special night.

Be Wicked Pink Hearts Set (S,M)

Be Wicked Pink Hearts Set
(S,M)

The fashion bra comes with two sets of straps,straps, giving the wearer the option to cross them for a lifting razor back style, a halter style or the traditional bra style. However you decide to wear this little number, rest assured that your day will look a little brighter.

So come in today to find a little something special for Valentine’s Day or even for tonight. Every night can be special when you visit Le Bustiere Boutique…

Booty Parlor in the news!

Life n StyleLooking for new ways to spice up your love life this Valentine’s Day with some fun and sexy products? Look no further than our Booty Parlor selections! Recently written up in Life and Style magazine, these products are loved by Hollywood celebrities as well as the staff here at Le Bustiere. Loaded with pheromones, it will keep your lover wanting more…every time.

Assorted Booty Parlor products

Assorted Booty Parlor products available at Le Bustiere Boutique

 

 

 

With its cute packaging and flirty products, these are some must have items that will guarantee entertainment for all the hours until spring…

Check out Booty Parlor’s blurn in their down under edition HERE!!!

Are you naughty or nice?

Are you naughty or nice?
Available at Le Bustiere Boutique

Burlesque: The Art of Seduction

The heels. The glamour. The tease. An_evening_of_tease

The word “burlesque” brings to mind many different aspects that have a singular goal: seduction. In my mind, the evolution of this particular art shows that no matter the age, the human race has always been attracted to that particular need to bask in the sensuousness in all our natures.

Photo credit:  apr08.hugginsandscott.com

Photo credit:
apr08.hugginsandscott.com

Called “extravaganzas” during Victorian times, burlesque shows have evolved throughout history, but not as much as we think. While Dita Von Teese is definitely a modern construct, believe it or not, the idea behind burlesque is pretty much the same now as it was then: parody and satire mixed with a hint of taboo in order to seduce the audience into enjoying the graceful and suggestive movements of the dancers.

Dita Von Teese Photo credit: socialply.com

Dita Von Teese
Photo credit: socialply.com

Here at Le Bustiere Boutique, we are committed to helping you achieve the pinnacle of your sensuality; which is why we are proud to present our monthly burlesque workshop with burlesque dancer Ms. Gigi Holliday! An Evening of Burlesque begins tonight at 7PM to 9PM. Interested parties may buy tickets on eventbrite.com or at the door. Cost is $20. Come and join us so you can discover your inner sex kitten and learn a few new things to spice up any Valentine’s Day plans you might be planning….

The Corset: Ever Enduring Garment

There is a reason why no woman ever has said: Oh my what a comfortable corset!

And yet, I found myself uttering these very words not a week ago as I tried on one of Le Bustiere Boutique‘ newly arrived corset collection. While I was busy marveling at the fit and comfort, my boss urged me to walk around and sure enough, not only was my waist tiny but my hips, well, rocked!

corsetfront

The most restrictive of all undergarments has endured in the lingerie fashion world for centuries. It begs the question: why? Nowadays, the corset itself is a symbol of utter sensuousness and seduction. They tuck everything in and push the right things out. Burlesque culture has further pushed the sexiness of the hourglass shape achieved by these garments in a society struggling to break out of the stick figure phenomenon. But for the record (and as I was explaining to some gentlemen) there is a difference between what we call a corset now and what was called one back in the day.

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photo courtesy of delilahscollection.com

Personally, I have been wearing corsets on and off my whole life because my grandmother, bless her soul, believed that wearing them helped young women of today keep their waists and establish proper posture. (She warned of the dangers of low riding jeans; she believed they were to blame for shapeless women; no woman ever believed in the saying “Beauty is pain” more, except perhaps my mother.) Imagine my surprise when I grew up and discovered they were considered sexy!

Ladies, we are very lucky in our choices for corsets today. Back when Catherine de Medici introduced this enduring item in France in the 1550’s, they were enforced with wood or other hard items in order for women to achieve the ideal shape. Over the years, women voluntarily encased themselves in whalebone, metal, ivory, etc.,  striving to have a tiny waist and an enviable figure. In the end, “stays” as they were referred to by the mid 18th century, were a must have item, as well as the shifted organs that went with them. But these were not the cute satiny sexy items we have today. They were often figure length and extremely restrictive- not the ideal burlesque accessory.

Thankfully, corsets today are much more appealing and giving us the option to wear by themselves. I don’t think that would have flown in Victorian England…

photo courtesy of imagineenvision.com

photo courtesy of imagineenvision.com

Thanfully it flies with us. Remember to check out our Evening of Burlesque Workshop with Ms. GiGi Holliday this January 31st!!