All online lingerie shops have pictures of products, of course. But Secrets In Lace has taken it a step further by setting up a YouTube channel where you can actually see their products in action! The Secrets In Lace models themselves show off the product line with “scenes” like wearing stockings to dinner or at a casual lunch. My favorite is the video below, which shows how to put on fully fashioned stockings, but you can find more eye candy and videos direct from the photo shoots at Secrets In Lace’s YouTube channel.
It’s less than a month until the holidays, and time to start planning on how you’ll be filling stockings (no, not that kind of stocking)! Stuffing a stocking is an easy and fun way to give lingerie goodies if you’re not quite sure of someone’s favorite style or size, and it’s casual enough to ease into giving lingerie as a gift if you’ve never done so before. It puts less pressure on you to fill a stocking with lots of fun little things than to spring for one expensive and sophisticated piece, and it’s fun for the recipient to keep pulling out more and more!
There is plenty of one-size-fits-most lingerie out there, but you probably don’t want to risk giving her that stretchy, crotchless, fishnet body stocking unless you know for sure that she wants one. Deserved or not, many one-size-fits-all garments can be seen as cheap and trashy, and no woman wants to think that you see her as cheap or trashy! Here are some fun lingerie gifts that are small enough for a stocking, easy to choose a size, and are pretty well-received:
Hanky Panky has cute star ornaments with the famous stretch lace thongs inside. The one size fits women sizes 4-12 (US) so it’s a no-brainer if your love is relatively slim. If you’re not sure, take a quick peek in her lingerie drawer. If her panties have sizes between 4 and 12 or are S, M, or L, these will probably fit. If she’s plus-size or petite, don’t worry – Hanky Panky has versions for sizes 0-4 and 14-20 (even customizable!) and you can pop it in a fillable ornament. Of course the fillable ornaments are great for any panties if you are lucky enough to know her size!
Hosiery can be an easy gift because generally there are only a few size to choose from. This isn’t the time to spring for fully fashioned stockings, as those require a more precise fit, and brands like Leg Avenue are the easiest because they are one size fits most. They aren’t the highest quality stockings out there, but they are fun, flirty, and have unique details. If you haven’t seen her in a garter belt then she might not own one, so get holdups instead (they have silicone grips on the thigh so they stay up on their own). You can find Leg Avenue and more at Yandy, where you can also get an extra 10% off with the coupon code lingeriepost.
If she’s daring, slip a few sets of pasties in her stocking. Beware: many women are not interested in wearing these. But if you know she likes pasties and nipple tassles already, these require no sizing information at all! Pastease has a large selection of simple stick-on pasties, and Etsy has pages of unique nipple tassles, with some sellers even taking custom orders. If you have a bit more money to spend, Ophelia Fancy has some gorgeous ones as well. Be sure to include some eyelash glue or fashion tape if your selection isn’t self-adhesive.
Travel-related gifts hint at things to come, and would of course be especially exciting if they accompany plane tickets to an exotic location! Give her a lingerie travel bag for her suitcase and an eye mask (pictured is one by Mary Green) – black is a safe choice because chances are good that she has a black nightgown or chemise that it would match.
Any other good ideas we missed? Leave a comment! And remember, before you make your purchase, check our sales page for the best coupon codes and discounts!
StockingsHQ is updating their website and they need a new logo! So they’re turning to you, lingerie lovers and customers, to help them design it. Here’s their current logo:
Think you can do better? StockingsHQ’s recent email newsletter included these contest details:
It’s going to be the biggest change to the site since it began nearly a decade ago, and will be right at the cutting edge of Web 2.0 technology (which means lots of interactivity all your social networking malarkey) and more.
So, a thought occurred… why not open up the design process and have a logo competition. The rules are simple:
1. You can invent/create/design a new logo (and possibly slogan) for Stockings HQ using any font, colour scheme and design elements you like. It can be just a logo or a whole design treatment for the front page of the site. It has to be done on a computer but you can use any software you like.
2. All you have to do is email a JPEG or GIF to me (email@example.com) by the closing date of July 18th.
3. I’ll post the entries to a page on the site and work out some way of letting people vote on them.
4. The person who submits the winner (chosen by a combination of visitor votes and an editorial judging process) will get £100 to spend in the Stockings HQ shop.
5. We can’t guarantee to actually use it on the site (I haven’t seen any of the entries yet, so that would be a bit too much of a gamble!) but if it’s absolutely spot on, and you give us permission, it could well become the new official design for the site.
6. I’m sure I’ve missed something important, as it’s late at night and I’m sleep deprived, so I reserve the right to publish a more comprehensive set of rules on the site in due course.
7. And that’s it! Time to get creative…
In this abbreviated series, TLP will look at new hosiery for the 2008-2009 seasons. With fall and winter rapidly approaching in the northern hemisphere, it is time to start thinking about hosiery and leggings.
Earlier this year, TLP brought you the new lingerie offering from Le Bourget. The founders of Le Bourget hosiery chose their name three years before Charles Lindbergh made his historic flight. Today Le Bourget ranks among the more well-known brands in hosiery. Le Bourget is offering sales from their corporate store. Pricing is in Euros and the text is in French.
The Jambieres Malek is in brown, nearly black, and black for 21,89 €
The Jambiere Opaque is in orange, brown, olive, and black for 8,97 €.
The Collant Chicissime Châtaigne is in brown or black for 16,42 €.
Collant Phabre is in black for 19,70 €.
Photos courtesy of Le Bourget.