The Leggy Lingerie Trinity: Stockings, Suspenders and Stilettos
Wondering where to start on a sexy lingerie collection? Try putting on some stockings, suspenders and stilettos. Some might say that stilettos aren't lingerie, and they'd be right. But they'd also be missing the point. What I'm talking about here is a holistic approach to lingerie.
I don't recommend stilettos for walking more than a few feet at a time. They'll destroy your feet and your back quicker than an unfortunate degenerative disease if you insist on trying to wear them all the time. For short periods of time however, they'll just make you look plain hot. They'll make your legs look longer, slimmer and more shapely due to the fact that you're basically walking around on your tippy toes the entire time you're wearing them. If you're a lingerie purist you could try walking around on your tippy toes without the assistance of stilettos but I imagine the hotness factor will decrease in direct proportion with the rise of the 'wow, that's weird' factor.
Seriously. Stilettos are great shoes for the bedroom. Everyone who loves lingerie should splash out on a pair. Just be careful, turn your back on them for an instant and they'll snap your ankles. You have been warned.
Stockings are the next on the list. Though really you'll have to put them on before the stilettos or you'll look incredibly unconventional in a way that even Dr Frankenfurter could not be hoped to approve of. If you have larger legs, try stockings with a seam that runs up the back of the leg, or small gauge fishnet. Ideally wear seamed small gauge fishnet stockings. Textures and lines tend to confuse the eye and make a surface appear smaller than it really is.
For an outfit in this style, dark stockings are better, though they can be sheer. Darker stockings are just more dramatic than say, nude brown stockings which probably wouldn't go with your stilettos anyway.
The suspenders I refer to are not the
ones that go over your shoulders, though I am sure they could be sexy
too if presented in the right sort of light. No, instead I refer to
the suspender straps on a garter belt in such a way so as to make the
alliteration in the title work. Garter belts add retro class to any
lingerie outfit. They also give the impression of having tried.
Nobody just haphazardly slips into a garter belt and stockings.
That's something you do when you want to look sexy for someone. Trust
me, the gesture will be appreciated.
Hm, what else am I forgetting. Panties? Well, panties are optional of course.