Us women do love to dress up, but after our reckless teenage years we abandon the absurdly tiny skirts and all-hanging-out tops that we championed during our first years of adulthood and seek a more refined and sultry look when out on the town. When Summer arrives, hems creep upward and the bust line plunges, making getting ready to head out much more fun and acceptingly raunchy. Flesh is key and the more you can flash without the trash, the better you feel about yourself.
We've taken this to heart at Lovehoney and that's why we're stocking more translatable garments than ever. If you're looking for a sexy ensemble that will rock the club as well as the bedroom, then take a look at our From Dusk Till Dawn recommendations without a vampire costume in sight.
As women, it is expected that we are just born with the innate knowledge of how to walk in high heels.
Well, I’ve got news for you sadistic shoe manufacturers; we ladies don’t come into the world with that skill.
In fact, the first time a woman dons a pair of sky-high stilettos she will inevitably twist her ankle in the first few minutes and then continue to walk like John Wayne.
With books, YouTube videos and magazine articles dedicated to the topic of walking in high heels, you’d think at least one of them would give you some genuine advice suitable for footwear virgins as well as the more experienced stiletto wearers… but it appears not.
Starting with kitten heels and progressing upwards to 6 inch stripper heels, we thought we’d give you honest advice from someone who used to live in skate trainers for 18 years but is now Lovehoney’s very own high heel evangelist!
Blogger, glamour puss, personal shopper, agony aunt - Ms. Diamonds is a woman of many talents and what she doesn’t know about saucy shopping, is not worth knowing at all!
With exciting new ranges of lingerie, costumes, and accessories recently appearing at Lovehoney, we drafted in help from the lady herself to answer all your questions on everything from wobbling stilettos to naughty nurses.
I know my boyfriend has a naughty nurse fantasy but I feel silly dressing up! Is there anything that I could wear that is sexy but not too revealing?
If you're looking for a place to flaunt your body without the fear of being compared to unhealthily thin, botoxed to the max, silicone breasted, unbelievably fake models, then you've come to the right place!
Lovehoney welcomes all shapes and sizes of models that are happy to upload photos of themselves wearing lingerie to the site in return for utter admiration, constant ego boosting and the chance to win £100 worth of lingerie!
You know your luscious lady friend wants some lingerie for Christmas but you have no idea what she'd actually like. Despite what others might say, there is a foolproof way to buy your lover the lingerie they want and reap the rewards that a gorgeous, well-received gift brings!
Once you finish reading this guide you'll feel enlightened to the world of lingerie and confidently be able to choose underwear that is sure to put a smile on her face…
With Lovehoney's no-quibble 1 year returns policy and free UK returns, you can shop in total confidence - if it doesn't fit you can always send it back.
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Introduced several months ago, the Lovehoney uploader allows people to submit photos of themselves wearing any underwear available on the site.
Designed to do away with fake and tarty models and inject some real sexiness into your lingerie shopping, it has been a staggering success thanks to the people who make it so special – you!
To reward all the people who upload photos, we decided to create Lovehoney’s Next Top Model, a special competition where one real life model is chosen at random and given £100 to spend on naughty goodies.
As part of Lovehoney’s ongoing battle against the vacant, doe-eyed, plastic-fantastic lingerie models that grace every magazine, product shot and television shoot, we have created what we lovingly call ‘Lovehoney’s Real Top Models’ and September’s winner is the simply stunning Kitty Karen.
Mother-of-three Faye Bray turned heads for all the right reasons in X-Factor this weekend.
Her rendition of River Deep, Mountain High moved the judges to wave her breezily through to the next round, but (for the men in audience at least) her performance was more notable for the way she filled out her stunning pink corset.
Certainly, Dermot O'Leary (or should that be "O'Leery"?) took a very close interest in her particulars, proving his credentials as a lingerie connoisseur as he admired her fine stitching and delicate lace finish.
That and her handsomely distracting jubblies.
We think Faye sounded amazing and looked gorgeous.
If you want to emulate her performance, we can't help you with singing lessons, but slip yourself into our Dreamgirl Ursula Corset and you'll be turning heads faster than you can say "Is that a yes, Simon, or are you just pleased to see me?"
And because the Ursula corset is reversible, you get a 2-in-1 outfit that's as scintillating on stage as it is in the bedroom.
If you missed Faye's awesome performance on X-Factor, you can see it after the break…
Having successfully launched the Lovehoney photo uploader and online gallery, it was time to pick our first of Lovehoney's Next Top Model!
With over 80 brilliant images uploaded in August, it was impossible to pick our favourite, so we used our clever online randomiser to choose a photo from the collection.
The first of Lovehoney's Next Top Models is the gorgeous Mistress Cara!
Not only did Mistress Cara upload tonnes of beautiful images but her range of lingerie was astounding. We especially loved all of her latex gear which perfectly complemented her stunning pale skin - we'll have none of that fake-tan here, thanks!
Mistress Cara received £100 worth of lingerie for being the first winner of Lovehoney's Next Top Model and the lovely warm glow that comes from knowing that you're helping to break down beauty barriers.
Mistress Cara explained:
"Winning Lovehoney's Next Top Model competition was amazing, a dream come true. I adore the product range and I can quite honestly say that there is no other website like Lovehoney for top quality goods, value and customer service.
There is always a buzz of excitement when my postman delivers my Lovehoney order… it just seemed entirely natural to share the images of the beautiful garments with the other customers on Lovehoney so they can see for themselves how sexy and fabulous they are! I'm beyond thrilled at winning… Thank you Lovehoney!"
You can see more of Mistress Cara's photographs in the online gallery and throughout the lingerie product pages.
If you want to help redefine what beauty is and be in with a chance of winning £100 worth of lingerie, submit your photos now and maybe you can be Lovehoney's Next Top Model in September!