The Ultimate Lingerie Guide

The Ultimate Lingerie Guide
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 17, 2009

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Get your scoop on the hottest lingerie around! Whether you’re sample size or plus size, penny pinching or ballin’, there is something for you here that will ensure your weekend is extra special.

Fasten your seat belts! It’s going to be a steamy ride…

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It certainly doesn’t need to be your wedding night to pull this hot number out the dresser drawer. This sweet yet sexy ensemble is definitely an attention getter. Betsey Johnson demi bra, $42, wide side thong, $26 and longline corset, $88,

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The delicate lace overlay lends a romantic feel to this bodysuit. Plus, it’s figure-flattering silhouette will also hide any bulges in your midsection area. Intimissimi bodysuit, $58,

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The underwire construction of this sexy bra makes the most of your curves. Both feminine and functional, a sheer mesh lining will keep you comfortable, while the tiny satin bow trim the bottom of the neckline. Lane Bryant full-coverage bra, $34.00-$38.00,

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What’s not to like about this lace-trimmed satin slip? You’ll have the most glamorous dreams wearing it (if you get any sleep at all). The satin bows and side slit add a feminine touch. Victoria’s Secret camisole, $29.50,

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New York City fashion stylist Dorcia Kelley highly suggests women invest in quality lingerie whether they are in a relationship or not. Most people feel sexier and more confident when wearing glamorous intimate apparel. We like this red hot Agent Provocateur lace bra,

“Nice lingerie makes women feel better about themselves even if they’re wearing a sweatsuit,” explains Kelley.

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This pretty lace and tricot bustier has a low back, lightly padded underwire cups and body panels for smoothing, shaping and beautiful support. It’s the ideal item to own when you want to look hot and still feel comfortable. Hip and Curves corset, $56,

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Surprise your honey by wearing this little number under your corporate business suit. Wearing sexy lingerie in (and out of) the bedroom can spice up your sex life and make encounters with your sweetie far more exciting and less predictable. Frederick’s Ultimate Satin Corset, $68,

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Turn to lingerie pieces that help you to accentuate your best assets while downplaying those that are less than perfect. An excellent option is this Promiscuous Lacey’s colorful sheer halter chemise and matching panty, on sale for $16,

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In addition to a seductive soundtrack and scented candles or oils, be sure your sexiest stilettos are nearby when you’re modeling lingerie for your honey. We all know men are visual creatures and the right footwear can definitely have an impact on the overall mood and feeling of the moment. He might not even want you to take them off! Nine West peep-toe pumps, $89,

What kind of lingerie do you like to wear when it’s time to heat things up with your beau?