The Perfect Christmas Day Attire

Christmas is only a week away! It’s time to start thinking about what to wear for that family gathering or whatever event you might have to attend. Just because they say “Baby, it’s cold outside” doesn’t mean you can’t add a little bit of sexiness to your outfit. This week we will show you just how easy that is with a few of our favorite festive pieces.

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Outfit 1 (Feat. Romantic Lace Corset)

First up, we have one of our favorite red corsets that we think would be a great option as a holiday top. Pairing it with some classic white skinny jeans it keeps the focus of the eyes on the red. We also decided to layer on top of that, a deep burgundy leather jacket. Although, it may seem like too much by having both the corset and jacket in the same color family, it really helps create a sense of dimension to the color scheme. For the rest of the look, we kept the same warm tones with some rose gold jewelry and bag. After all, every holiday outfit needs some bling!

Christmas Day Outfits

Outfit 2 (Feat. Charm & Lace Teddy)

The next outfit is for all the skirt and dress lovers. We paired our Charm & Lace Teddy with a black lace skirt to keep in line with the lace theme. Over that, we added a white blazer to sharpen the look. Now for the shoes, you can either wear black tights with heels, but we decided it would be sexy to throw on a pair of thigh high heeled suede boots. This will keep your legs warm but allow just a sliver of skin to peek through between the skirt and the boot. To tie it all together, we added some gold with the clutch and statement necklace.

Christmas Day Outfits

Outfit 3 (Feat. Lame & Lace Bra Set)

For those who really don’t like all the fuss with heels, skirts, and what not, this outfit is for you. It’s all about comfort for this look. Roll out of bed and slip into our Lame & Lace Bra, then throw on a knitted sweater (preferably one that has wider knitting for that hint of sexiness with the bra peeking through) with some classic denim. To stay even more cozy and warm, we added a white circle scarf. Finishing it off, we added a pair of flat thigh high boots and a red bag for a pop of color!

Who said lingerie can only be worn in private? Paired the right way, lingerie can really add some class and sexiness. So be creative this Christmas! We hope these outfits that we have put together will give you some ideas how to make your lingerie pieces more multi functional. Leave us a comment, and let us know what are some ways you would wear your pieces! We’d love to hear from you.

White Wonderland Rave Outfits

Alas 2014 is coming to an end, which means New Year’s Eve celebrations are in the making. Everyone is planning out what to do to experience the last moments of this year, and in recent years a very popular way to countdown is to attend one of the many raves. This week we’re going to be focusing on one of our very favorites that is also local to us: White Wonderland by Insomniac. This rave is an all white themed event, and we decided to put together a little rave outfit guide for those who are shopping for their perfect outfit.

White Wonderland Rave Outfits

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While some opt to create extravagant rave bras and such for their outfits, not everyone is that crafty . So we picked out a few of our favorite white items from our rave section that is Winter Wonderland appropriate. The first two are one piece rompers / monokini pieces that would layer great with a white tutu over the hips. For a little more coverage and security while dancing hard during the night, one pieces are always your best bet. As for the rest, they are bikini sets that can be mixed or matched or worn alone. The bikini bottoms can be switched out for regular or high waisted shorts. In addition, some of these outfits come embellished with rhinestones so for those who like a little bit of bedazzle to glisten under the lights, they will find these to be the perfect median between simple and flashy.

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In other related accessories, we also have white tutus, stockings, and high waisted shorts for those who only need some finishing touches to complete their outfit.

In sunny California, snow is scarce and a white Christmas does not exist. That is why White Wonderland is such a magical event. It puts attendees in a sea of white with epic music and epic thrills on New Year’s Eve. It is certainly an experience one would never forget, and looking good could never be so important!

In the Spirit of Christmas Lingerie

Christmas is just 20 days away and the holiday rush is definitely starting to fill the air after Thanksgiving. One of our favorite and most busiest time of the year is during Halloween because there are a lot of costumes involved. However, that is not the only time where dressing up in character is appropriate. During Christmas time, we love getting into the spirit by doning Christmas inspired lingerie and costumes. After all, who doesn’t want to have a little Mean Girl moment of their own?

In The Spirit of Christmas LingerieWho remembers this scene? We sure do, and we have new arrivals that will be perfect for your own recreation!

This year we have added a great selection of holiday lingerie pieces from DreamGirl, Seven ‘Til Midnight, Coquette, and iCollection. We also added a few costumes by Roma Costume that will be perfect for your own winter talent show performance!

Watch our Christmas lingerie video look book to see a few of our favorite pieces from our Christmas collection. We guarantee you will not be disappointed! There’s something for everyone.


As for costumes, here’s some of our picks. So if you’re thinking about dressing the part of the holidays this year, we have you covered! Spice up this season like you’ve never been before. Let us know which outfit you like best.

Heels Fit For the Holidays

It’s celebration time and it’s time to dress the part. While some opt for the embellished top or the embellished dress, some have their hearts set on making a statement with their shoes. For those who prefer to purchase and keep their clothing pieces suitable for all year round, rocking a statement shoe can instantly make it glam for the holidays. At iLoveSexy, we have a sea of shoes to choose from, but this season there are a few that we feel are just must-haves for Christmas and the New Years.

Holiday Shoes

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When choosing a holiday shoe, it is important to keep in mind the balance in your overall look. We know that it is very tempting to add all your favorite statement pieces onto one outfit to show it all off at once, but don’t. We must emphasize the importance of this. Adding too much can actually make your outfit look overdone and tacky, which no one wants. Choose one piece to focus on, so if you have chosen to wear a crystallized shoe, do not add a huge chunky rhinestone necklace that will detract the eye from your beautiful shoes.

All these shoes come in multitude of colors to choose from to fit any colored outfits, but we think all these are great neutrals that would work with just about anything. Not only are these heels great for the holidays, they are also great for any special occasion such as weddings, proms, galas etc.

Which shoe is your favorite?

Holiday Party Looks Feat. Sparkly Dresses

With Thanksgiving approaching, and Christmas just a little bit over a month away, the holiday parties will be starting very soon. This time of the year, you can definitely be a little over the top with the sparkles and bling, and we can’t get enough of that. However, it is very important that while you do incorporate sparkle, that you balance out the rest of your outfit with things that are a bit more understated. Over the top doesn’t mean overkill after all. At iLoveSexy, we offer quite a few dresses that would be perfect for the holiday festivities. This week, we picked two of our favorites in two different shades of gorgeous jewel tone blues.

Holiday Party Looks
First, we have the Sapphire Side Cutout Dress. Featuring a strappy sequin design on the sides, this dress puts a festive twist to the trend. With it, we chose a pair of minimalistic nude heels and a unique all black clutch. To finish it off, we added some simple jewelry pieces and some classic red lips.

Holiday Party Looks Next, we have our Crystal One Shoulder Dress in this stunning teal color. Featuring a rhinestone embellished neckline, we think this dress is perfect for any holiday occasion. We layered a leather jacket over it to tone it down a little, and we kept the shoes to a classic pointed toe pump. Like with the other outfit, we decided to add a festive pop with the earrings and some red nail polish.

There’s something about the holidays that makes dressing up all the more fun. Tell us what you think about the outfits we put together, and what is your version of an ideal holiday ensemble?

Fall Fashion: Styling a Leopard Bustier

Fall weather is in full swing. Temperatures are dropping, and we are definitely excited for the change of pace. With the onset of fall, it is time to put away those bright colors and short shorts in exchange for some gorgeous sweaters and deep rich colors. One of our favorite fall prints to wear is leopard. It’s a beautiful neutral pattern, and we think every woman could use a little bit of it in their everyday clothing and in their lingerie. This week we thought we would pair one of our favorite bustiers (Leopard Love Set) that features leopard detailing into two chic outfits.

leopardlacebustierlook-2 This first look is for all those ladies who prefer something more casual and comfortable. Layering the bustier under a sheer top will allow just tidbits of it to show. Perfect for those who are not comfortable showing too much of their lingerie. We paired the rest of the outfit with some distressed combat style boots, midi rings, and a just a bit of sparkle with a rhinestone ear cuff. When put together all these pieces create a look that looks like you spent a lot of time on it, but in reality it was very quick and easy.

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The second look is for a night out with the girls. We decided to layer a leather inverted moto jacket to edge up the overall look and a skater skirt that pulls out the beige tones of the leopard print. To finish it off, we paired the outfit with a pair of lace up cut out booties that is perfect for weather that’s not too hot or too cold. This look can easily be adjusted to different weather conditions with some additional tights and a change to more heavy duty boots.

These outfits are both perfect transitional looks because it takes some summer pieces into the fall. It’s covered up, but not too much and that’s essential when the weather is still taking a bit of time to figure out whether it still wants to be hot or cold (alas Los Angeles). What do you think of our pairings? How would you style our bustier?

Top 25 Halloween Costumes (2014)

With Halloween just around the corner, choosing a costume can get overwhelming with all the rush and all the choices. However, as the countdown is winding down it is important to decide sooner or later because there is a risk of costumes selling out and no one wants to have to switch up their plans last minute. At iLoveSexy, we stock hundreds of costumes every single year, and we decided to put together a video to show off all of our best sellers and our personal favorites. We hope this helps those of you who have yet to decide on a costume.
 


 
Out of the 25 we have shown in the video, we have also narrowed it down to 5 to feature here on our blog. These are the ones that we think are on point with this year’s trends in fashion and entertainment. If you’re having a hard time figuring it all out, allow us to give you a helping hand in the right direction.
 
1. On Deck Darling – A sailor costume is a classic, and there’s no sailor costume like the pinup inspired kind. In recent fashion, high-waisted bottoms are a must have, and this costume features that perfect throwback silhouette that will sure to be a hit.
 
2. Playful Panda – A little more playful than the others, this panda costume features a furry hoodie that is great for costume goers of all ages. It is more on the cute side than the sexy, but an animal costume is always a fail safe option on Halloween. Not only can it be worn on Halloween, but we are sure it will be a crowd pleaser at rave festivals during this time of the year.
 
3. Sexy Clown – With the premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show and its scary clowns, the circus is on everyone’s minds. This costume favorite of ours not only works well as a clown/jester costume that you can either make sexy or scary depending on your makeup, but it can also work as a Harley Quinn costume.
 
4. Evil Queen – Fairy tales have been very prominent in the entertainment industry in this past year. With the popularity of the movie Frozen and shows like Once Upon A Time, everyone wants to be part of that fantastical world of magic. Although, everyone wants to be the good guy, dressing up as one of the villains is just as fun if not more. One of our favorites has got to be the Evil Queen, especially the one in Once Upon A Time where her character is much more developed and complex.
 
5. Sexy Poison Ivy – The tv series Gotham just premiered not too long ago, and with new focus on the Batman story line, the characters from it are definitely going to spark interest this Halloween. This new arrival Poison Ivy costume features a sexy corset top that we think is perfect for those who want to show of their curves.
 
We hope we’ve made your costume decision a little easier if you are still in dire need of one. We’ve gone over only a very select few, and if none of these tickle your fancy, there are still hundreds more we offer on our website, iLoveSexy.com. Head on over, and hopefully you will find that costume that’s calling your name.

Does Your Bra Fit Properly?

A bra is made to support your breast and making sure it fits right is essential to maximize those benefits. Did you know that, according to studies, about 80% of women are actually wearing the wrong bra size? That is a lot of women walking around with ill-supported breasts! The woman standing near you right now probably has the wrong bra size, too. So how do you if there is something wrong with your bra? We have compiled a checklist for you, this week, to help you determine if you are one of the 80% or are you apart of the latter. If you weren’t able to check one ore more of these things, you are most likely not wearing a properly fitting bra.
 
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The shoulder straps are not sliding off your shoulders constantly.

If they are, your straps need to be tightened to ensure that your bra is staying up and providing you with proper lift.
 
The center gore (the piece of fabric in the middle that connects the two cups) lays flat against your sternum.

If the gore is rising up, your bra may be too small, therefore causing the cups to pinch together creating a crease.
 
The band does not pinch your rib cage and is not digging into your skin.

Pinching of the band indicates that your band size is too small, and you may need to reconsider the next band size up.
 
The band in the back is parallel to the front and not riding up.

This indicates that your band may be too small.
 
You can fit no more than two fingers between your band and your back.

Ideally, two fingers of space between your band and your back provides the perfect snug fit for your bra. Less than that will cause the band it dig into your skin, and more than that, we cause your band to ride up.
 
There are no gaps between the cups and your breasts.

The cups should lay flat against your breast. If not, then the cups are too big, or the padding is not lifting you in the right places. Consider a different size or a different style that has padding that correlates to your breast shape.
 
Your breasts are not spilling out of the cups.

You should never wear a bra that is too tight to create more “push” or cleavage.
 
The underwire is not digging into your rib cage causing discomfort.
 
The sizes of underwires varies from style to size. Some may be longer or shorter, or more curved or less curved. Make sure the underwire complements your breast, and does not dig into your rib cage.
 
The underwire does not poke your underarm.

Try a smaller cup size or a demi bra that has shorter underwires.

Bra Anatomy

A perfect bra is every woman’s best friend. It lifts, covers, and supports our breast and it is an essential undergarment in a woman’s everyday life. Bras have come a long way throughout its history and now they have been refined to be more comfortable and more supportive than ever before. Although a bra seems so simple  in design,  it is actually very complex and each part of a bra serves a specific function.

 

Today we are going to give you a run down of the  construction of a bra. Some of these terms you may be familiar with, while some not so much. These terms are good to know and many come in handy when you are looking to purchase a new bra. If a bra does not fit, you can identify which part of the bra is not fitting and use that knowledge to look for a better fit.

 

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Front Strap – The straps hold up the bra and help distribute the weight of the bra between the two sides.
Cups – These cover the breast and most of the time contains light to heavy padding to provide support and lift. Unlined bras are also available but are usually only worn for aesthetic reasons.
Underwire – A semi-circular wire under the cup that is used to support the bust.
Center Gore – The piece of fabric in the center front that connects the cups together. Center gores can either be stretch or non-stretch. Non-stretch provides more stability and support.
Adjuster – This allows the wearer to shorten or lengthen the drop of the bra according to their body. The wearer can adjust the straps to be shorter for more lift.
Hook & Eye Closure – A closure that consists of hooks and eyelets to fasten the bra together. There are usually 2-3 rows to adjust the band length.
Band - Also known as the wing, the band goes around the torso under the bust to keep the bra in place.

Garter Belt Buying Guide

In the past we’ve covered a variety of topics for lingerie such as bras, panties and hosiery of all sorts. We have taught you from how to pick out the best styles to fit your body to how to identify different panties. This week as we sat and pondered about what else we have not covered, we stumbled onto the idea of garter belts. Garter belts, once a very essential part of every day undergarments, have now become more of a novelty used for sex appeal rather than a necessity used for support. We’re going to aim to bring it all back today and teach you how to buy a garter belt that will fit your needs.
 
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What is a Garter Belt?
A piece of elastic material worn at the waist with suspenders used to clip to the tops of stockings. Garter belts are used to support stockings and prevent them from falling down. Best used with stockings that do not already have silicone rubber lining.
 
What material should I look for?
Lace and lightweight material will suffice for usage in the bedroom but for all day support, look for something with a sturdy material. Garter belts made of power net, satin, or cotton are will last longer and provide more support.
 
How many suspenders do I need?
Typically, garter belts have at least two suspenders on each side (one in the front and one in the back). There are also ones that have up to 8 straps for maximum security. At least 6 straps are recommended for all day usage and 4 for short term. Choosing thicker straps will give more stability as well. Always look for straps that have adjusters so you may fit the garter belt to your body.
 
What kind of clasps should I buy?
Many garter belts you find come with plastic clasps. These are actually only intended for short periods of usage, and they are not good for your stockings. For something that will last all day and provide maximum support without damaging your stockings, metal clasps are highly recommended. They will hold the stockings in place better and can withstand the stress of constant pulling.
 
As you can see, garter belts are not all created equal. Some are just for looks while an actual garter belt needs a lot more to provide the proper support for your stockings. If your goal is just to find something to pair with your lingerie pieces in the bedroom, most garter belts found online and in department stores will suffice. However, if you want something that will do the job right, follow these pointers that we have provided when you go shopping next time. They may cost a bit more, but they will definitely last you longer. For an essential undergarment, it pays to spend a little more money. Let us know what your thoughts are on garter belts in the comments!