Wednesday 2 December 2015

“Santa baby” and other Christmas lingerie stories!

Underwear phone-in sparks lively debate in Dublin

When Dublin’s 98fm talk radio station hosted a call-in that asked if lingerie is an appropriate Christmas present, they got some surprising responses - one lady rang in to say that, a woman should receive a gift that says, “love you and NOT I want to mount you. I would be disgusted if my husband bought me lingerie for Christmas.”

Well that really provoked some debate with many other listeners stating that they would be delighted to receive lingerie for Christmas, not least because it would help “keep things interesting”.  As an online lingerie shop, we know just how interesting lingerie can be at any time of year, but there’s no doubt that we sell more sexy underwear at Christmas than at almost any other time of year.

Perhaps the funniest part of the whole proceedings for us was when the presenters began to ask the listeners what was on their list of Top Ten things Women Want for Christmas - to whit!

1.    Xbox 360
2.    Dyson Vacuum Cleaner
3.    Make-up
4.    Perfume
5.    Engagement ring
6.    Pyjamas
7.    Mop (!)
8.    A weekend away
9.    Hair products
10.  Concert tickets.

We’re frankly amazed - who wants a mop for Christmas? But when it comes to pyjamas we definitely have a recommendation - Jane Woolrich pyjamas are made to order so they are stunningly well made and they couldn’t be more capable of ‘keeping things interesting’ as they make wonderful boudoir garments but are sophisticated enough to be worn around the house too - a perfect Christmas gift. 

Golden undies

China’s super-rich have been having a good year, for many reasons, not least of which is that designers all over the world have been looking for ways to help them spend their money. In the summer we saw shirts for men made out of gold mesh being shown in Chinese catwalks. At a cost of £40,000 per shirt (which looks a bit like a gold string vest) there was very definitely a sense that this was clothing for the man who has everything.

But that’s not all. In Pingliang, China, some amazing underwear went on show at the weekend - a jewellery shop was hosting a catwalk show with a difference, which included a golden bra and pants set weighing 700 grams. The brassiere in question was handcrafted and featured gold chains flowing down the back of the bra, matched by chain links in the panties. The cost for this extravaganza? Around £310,000 in total.

Of course it’s an utterly gorgeous outfit but 700 grams is a lot of weight to be carrying - we think it would get very uncomfortable pretty quickly. If you want some jewelled underwear that doesn’t either cost the earth or weigh a ton, why not invest in something equally stunning but a little more realistic - our Unique Design Venus by Lola Luna is a beautiful G-string with gold accents, decorated with genuine semi-precious stones.

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