Thursday 14 May 2009

A Primer On Uk Lingerie

Modern lingerie designers have a lot more freedom to use their
imagination than they used to. In the UK lingerie market, this
opens up an arena of opportunities for producers to make
something wholly new and exciting. In lingerie, excitement is
the name of the game. Camisoles with frilly panties, leather
teddies with fishnet stockings, backless panties of Lycra...all
stimulate the senses. Some prove stimulating in other ways. Some
styles of lingerie don't have to excite. Corsets, bustiers and
garters, for example. They control. They enhance. They sometimes
shock. But as other lingerie, they all get attention.

In the UK, lingerie is often sold alongside swimwear and other
mainstream items. Corsets, bras and bodices can also be found in
the same area, along with men's lingerie. Styles in some smaller
boutiques are made to measure. With all of the body sizes and
types in the UK, this can mean getting a customized fit.

One of the most popular fabrics used to make lingerie is silk.
It begins cool to the touch but warms the body, keeping the
wearer nice and snug. Of course, for those who don't have the
extra money and time that silk demands, satin is a related
fabric. It is also smooth. And soft. But it is slightly less
expensive then silk. But it is not as sturdy, due to the
construction differences between the two fabrics. Other popular
fabrics for UK lingerie are mesh and lace. Cotton is a newer
option that promises comfort. Velvet and leather are popular
fabrics for erotic lingerie. Lycra, a body-hugging material
rather like spandex, is becoming a success for those wanting a
sporty and slimming effect.

The kind of lingerie consumers look for depends on their
purpose for the clothing. Those whose primary goal is to gather
the attention of a lover will find success with leather teddies
or a sheer camisole set. For a romantic lead, lace and satin
negligees or a simple chemise might do the trick. For
comfortable eveningwear, cotton gowns afford warmth and comfort.
And then there are those styles of lingerie that can serve a
multitude of purposes. Bras, bustiers and corsets can lend
support and can also serve as a turn on. The baby doll, a style
of lingerie that became popular in the 1950s, is a versatile
piece that usually covers (but not always) the torso and ends at
the hips. It normally comes with matching panties. Sheer
material is often used to heighten a man's libido.

Traditionally, UK lingerie is produced for mass consumption.
Therefore, the primary colors of lingerie are black, white, and
red. Black denotes mystery and allure. At the other end of the
spectrum, white represents purity and innocence. A lot of women
like to play on that irony during sexual encounters. And red has
always been a symbol of boldness and sexuality. Which color
buyers choose to buy depends on these facts and some knowledge
of skin tone and color compatibility. Fair-haired women look
best in pastel shades. Brunettes look good in bold colors, like
purple and red. Red-heads impress with earth tones and other
Earth-inspired colors, like greens and blues.

About The Author: Jason Hulott is Editor of My Lingerie Expert,
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