All of us at Elle Courbee have been very good this year. Mainly. Probably over 50% of the time anyway. Whatever, we definitely deserve a little treat in our stockings this year. Maybe we even deserve some stockings, actually! Here is our Christmas list of lingerie which we hope won’t make you blush! And we’re even sticking to the 4 gift rule, because we are not greedy! So here are our something we want, something we need, something to wear, and something to read.
Something We Want
This one’s all about feeling sexy and luxurious. Something that we want and that makes us feel wanted. A garment that feels extravagant and has the power to make a lady feel extra special. You really can’t beat a corset here – it’s a stand out piece of lingerie that can be worn as shapewear and also as clothing in its own right.
Available in red or white, the waist cinching corset by Shirley of Hollywood is a festive must have. Boning around the front means that this corset gives the stability of shape for the slinkiest of party dresses. And the sweetheart bust line makes it also look great with a pair of jeans for a striking club look.
Something We Need
There are certain pieces of lingerie that we just wouldn’t be without. They’re versatile workhorses of the underwear world, perfect for any occasion and any outfit. They can make you feel together on even the most sluggish of days. We are, of course, talking about firm control shaping briefs.
Body Corset Shaping Briefs
These high rise briefs give full shaping control from your hips to your bust. They banish any bulging around your midriff and create a really streamlined silhouette. Lower key than a corset, but more coverage than a standard pair of control briefs.
Something to Wear
Clearly, all lingerie is to wear (except when it isn’t, but that’s another blog entirely!) So we want something that we can really wear, in big capital letters. Over at Snag tights, you’ll find the most delectable range of wearable tights that fit, don’t budge, don’t dig in, and don’t lose elasticity.
Whether you prefer your tights classic and black, or vibrant and head-turning, there’s something for everyone with this range of tights. They love a theme, so there’s everything available from Halloween to Christmas to retro cartoons.
Something to Read
OK, this one’s a little more tricky for a lingerie Christmas list! How about something to read IN! The most comfortable underwear you can dream of. Something that’s snug and supportive, that we can wear all day and then cosy down with a hot chocolate and a favourite book.
Control Shaping Brief
Comfortable and supportive, these are super soft and medium compression knickers with a cute jacquard pannelling. The microfibre fabric and anti-bacterial gusset keep the garment breathable, while silicon in the band keeps the waistband in place.
A little Something extra
This is a little bit of a cheat. However, we can’t have a list of must have lingerie without a mention for the shaping cami. Whether you prefer a fully controlled shaping slip or a flirty shift cami, this is a timeless Christmas gift that we’re always pleased to receive.
This take on the classic slip gives you a smooth silhouette from your shoulders right down your thighs. The low neckline and clear straps give you flexibility of neckline and strap options. As the shaping is anchored from shoulder straps, there’s no chance of it budging!
Thanks for reading our list, Santa. We just know that you’ll come through this Christmas (as will any husbands or partners reading this for inspiration…)
PS. You can throw in some chocolate coins too, by the way. We won’t say no!