As Lovehoney’s Lingerie Category Manager, I have the luck of being surrounded by gorgeous things day in, day out. One of the hardest questions I’m asked is, ‘what’s your favourite piece of lingerie?’ Now, I’m definitely not complaining, but it’s always so hard to pick!
While I’m mentally flip-flopping (well, corsets are great, but everyone loves a matching bra set!), the one thing that seems to stick in my mind are Lovehoney’s more daring and sexy styles. Open cup lingerie is available in all sorts of styles, and it's hot hot HOT!
So, here are my most-loved open cup lingerie sets, with a few nipple pasties thrown in for good measure.
Bonus! Let me know in the comments what you think and if there’s anything you’d like to see added to our open cup selection.
Pictured here: Cottelli Underbust Chemise with Lace Panels
This month has been an absolute scorcher, so it's no wonder so many of you have been stripping down to your knick-knacks and indulging in a little camera fun for July's Model of the Month competition.
And judging from your submissions, temperatures have been as hot indoors as they are outdoors!
With over 150 entries this month, it's clear to see that more and more members are discovering the liberating power of posing in your favourite pants, and with the added bonus of being entered to win a £100 Lovehoney Gift Voucher, what's not to love?
This month's competition winner is balthazar who submitted this jaw-dropping picture of her wearing the Sexy Latex Body with Adjustable Straps.
From the lighting and setting, to balthazar's confident pose, we love everything about this photo. Black glossy latex contrasts beautifully with balthazar's porcelain skin, and glistens against the matte grey background. We don't know about you, but it reminds us of a certain ultra-sexy anti-hero - meow! Congratulations balthazar - you've won a £100 voucher to spend at Lovehoney.
Every month we receive amazing photos, but we've been astounded by the extremely high standard of your submissions this month. It's made choosing the winners even more difficult than usual (thanks!) but it's been a real treat seeing your snaps - please keep them coming in!
Read on to find out if you're a runner up this month...
It's July 14th, which means we're wishing our neighbours across the pond a happy Bastille Day.
Funnily enough, over the past few years we've noticed a spike in sales of sexy French Maid costumes around Bastille Day.
It's not difficult to see the appeal of these frilly outfits: they're short, skimpy and make housework fun!
We're not alone with this opinion - the French Maid has been voted Britain's favourite bedroom dress up outfit - beating sexy schoolgirl, naughty nurse and sultry secretary to the top spot.
Do you own a sexy French Maid costume? Do you actually get any dusting done while wearing it? Check out our list of the top five French Maid sexy costumes to enjoy on this special day:
Who is the fairest of them all? Well, we may not know that, but we can tell you that PeachaStrawb is the newest Model of the Month winner - congratulations!
Using a little creativity and a lot of sex appeal, PeachaStrawb submitted this absolutely gorgeous snap modelling the Fever Miss Whip Lash Catsuit (£39.99), and we adore it!
With clever use of angled lighting on wet look material, this photo highlights the provocative nature of the garment, while her pose sets the tone. We especially love the way she's managed to get such a clear mirror shot, without any smudges, blurred bits or sneaky hands in-shot - well done!
As champion of this month's competition, PeachaStrawb has won a fantastic £100 Gift Voucher to spend on anything at Lovehoney.
Fancy your chances as Lovehoney's next top model? Upload a photo of you with a Lovehoney purchase and you'll be in with the opportunity to win in July!
Make sure you read our photo guidelines before you begin your photoshoot to give your photo the best chance of being picked.
Even if you're not the overall winner, you could still win 2,000 Oh! Points to spend or save at Lovehoney if you're chosen as a runner up!
Read on to see this month's runners up...
One of my favourite threads on the Lovehoney Forum has to be Lovehoney Model Doppelgangers. This is where community members (and staff!) point out models they've spotted on Lovehoney that look strikingly similar to celebrities.
We've found doubles for everyone from Holly Willoughby to Una Healy from The Saturdays (left)!
Recently however, while browsing the new sexy lingerie or best selling lingerie pages, I noticed outfits, not faces, that reminded me of celebrities.
A slinky bodystocking reminiscent of an Iggy Azalea outfit perhaps, or maybe a corset named after Beyoncé. Could these chart-toppers be getting fashion inspiration from our range of sexy lingerie?
In the spirit of fun, we've put together the top six sexy outfits inspired by A-listers like Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga. Check out the selection below, and be sure to add your thoughts in the comments!
Pictured here: iCollection Jacquard Opaque and Mesh Chemise Set
Roll up! Roll up! It's time to announce our Model of the Month Competition winners for May!
This month's winner is Scorpius12 with this stunning photo of her wearing the Dreamgirl Black Diamond Seamless Crotchless Fishnet Bodystocking (£11.99).
Combining a perfect pose with a high-contrast greyscale edit, this photo highlights the figure-hugging fishnet and Scorpius12's figure beautifully.
To fully set the scene, Scorpius12 has included props such as the Bettie Page Teasearama Crop, Bettie Page Collar Me Collar and Lead Set and the DOMINIX Leather Wrist Cuffs, giving this photo a more 3-dimensional, BDSM ambience.
As this month's winner, Scorpius12 has won a £100 Gift Voucher to spend at Lovehoney - enjoy!
Want to get involved? Upload a photo of you wearing a Lovehoney purchase and you'll automatically get entered into next month's competition!
Read our photo guidelines beforehand, and make sure you link to the product you're wearing.
Weren't lucky this month? Never fear, we've also chosen two runners up to win 2,000 Oh! Points to spend or save at Lovehoney.
Read on to find out if you were a runner up...
June at last! Summer is fast approaching and with it comes the lure of ice creams, sunbathing and lazy days on the beach. Instead of a traditional bikini this year, why not give your lover a sweet treat by donning a candy bra and G-string?
If you want to see more fun and creative pictures of sex toys, visit this week's Toy with me Tuesday round up on Ness's blog, or follow the #ToyWithMeTuesday hashtag on twitter.
It's that time of the month again when we announce our Model of the Month Competition winners, and we had tons of amazing submissions to choose from in April.
This month's overall winner is pink-ivy who has sent in this captivating shot of her wearing the Seven Til Midnight Sheer Lace Top Thigh High Stockings (£5.99).
We loved the shadowy, sepia finish and the super-flattering pose she's used that helped her stand out. The photo showcases the stockings and highlights her natural curves to perfection, which is exactly what we look for in a prize winning picture.
Not to mention the fact I can't stop looking at it, which makes it a worthy winner in my eyes!
To reward her for her hard work, pink-ivy has won a £100 Gift Voucher to spend on anything she likes at Lovehoney - congratulations!
Do you have a photo of you wearing a Lovehoney purchase? Fancy getting your hands on a hundred quid?
Read our photo guidelines and upload a photo and you could be picked as next month's winner!
It's not all about the winners though - we also choose our favourite runners up who win a whopping 2,000 Oh! Points to spend or save at Lovehoney.
This month we've received a deluge of amazing entries so had no choice but to select four (that's right - FOUR!) runners up!
Read on to find out if you were one of our lucky runners up...
Can you believe it's April already?! With every department becoming increasingly more busy, you've certainly been keeping us on our toes at Lovehoney HQ this month!
We receive an abundance of emails, forum posts, blog comments, and reviews each month, but one thing we look forward to more than anything else are your 'Model of the Month' submissions.
Once a month we give you the chance to win a £100 voucher to spend at Lovehoney. All you have to do is upload a photo of yourself wearing a Lovehoney purchase and you'll automatically be entered into the competition!
This month we've had an influx of 'derrière' snaps, with some 'ass-tounding' (sorry!) submissions from new and well-established members.
This month's winner of the £100 shopping spree is Luxury lady who has created this warm and decadent shot of her wearing the Roza Ballerina Baroque-Style Hold Up Stockings (£12.99).
Do you have a Lovehoney purchase which makes you feel utterly irresistible? We want to see it!
Read our photo guidelines and upload a photo of you in your favourite lingerie to be in with the chance to get your hands on next month's £100 voucher!
To find out who the runners up are, read on...
Following the arrival of some much-needed sunshine, I’d like to introduce you to the latest offering from Seven ‘til Midnight, one of our most popular lingerie brands.
Packed with vibrant blues, seductive blacks and stunning pinks, the beautiful new collection is perfect for spring and for making the most of those longer evenings.
The great thing about Seven 'til Midnight is that their collection includes a tantalising mix of chemises, bra sets, basques, bodystockings and more - meaning there's a style to suit everyone.
Choosing my favourite pieces was quite a challenge! Read on to discover Seven ‘til Midnight's beautiful new lingerie sets and an exclusive launch offer.
Don't forget to let me know which style is your favourite in the comments!