Christmas is a time of giving. It’s a time to share with your loved ones, and it’s so easy to get swept up buying thoughtful (and sometimes pricey) gifts for your friends and family, or to spend a whole lot of November and December enjoying office Secret Santa, Christmas dinners, Christmas parties, and (of course) Christmas movies. Love Actually, anyone?
But sometimes, during this time of warmth, we leave ourselves out in the cold and forget to show ourselves some love. Here’s why lingerie is the best gift you can give yourself this Christmas.
Feel Iconic, Look Iconic
There’s nothing more iconic than the moment in Love Actually that Alan Rickman’s mistress shimmies into her Christmas party dress whilst wearing that beautiful red lingerie, right? Sure, we hate her because she made Emma Thompson cry, but she really was 100% an icon.
Let’s be real. There’s very little in the world that can make a person feel strong, sexy and empowered like a matching set of beautiful underwear. It sounds like an exaggeration, but it really does do wonders. Feeling strong and sexy over a time of year often associated with eating too much and putting on weight is super important - accept your beautiful bod year round!
Get in the Christmas Spirit
Lingerie trends are just as seasonal as any other clothing. Whilst light breezy blues, nudes, pinks, and soft floral prints might be exactly what you feel like over spring and summer, autumn and winter do seem to call for something a bit darker and more sultry, maybe something lacy, or something in a christmassy red or deep purple. If keeping warm whilst feeling sexy is on your mind, try a beautiful bodysuit under a cosy sweater or smart work blouse.
Wearing lingerie that fits your body like a glove will make all your Christmas party outfits look even better on you. We know that the statistic that 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size has been debunked, but the fact is that many women find their bras uncomfortable, or find themselves with boob-related back pain.
Contrary to what appears to be popular belief, your bra shouldn’t be uncomfortable. It shouldn’t be lumpy, or gape around any areas, or make visible lines under your clothes (unless you want it to). It can be even harder as a plus sized babe or a blessed-with-big-boobs babe to find something that fits well and gives the support you need, but good quality, sexy D+ bras do exist! Well made, well fitting undies will be super comfy and also enable you to continue looking heartbreakingly sexy.
Speaking of christmas party outfits - special occasions are worthy of special underwear. Whether you and your loved ones spend Christmas in your sunday best or in your PJs and trackies, there’s no denying that December is full of special occasions and fun events. Who says underwear isn’t as important as outerwear?
Splash Some Cash
Buying good quality lingerie is a good way to scratch that retail therapy itch, absolutely guilt free. If you’re bored of buying gifts for everyone else and you’re feeling the need to spoil yourself a little, lingerie really is a gift that will keep on giving, every time you wear it. It’s not like fast fashion that you’ll be done with in a few weeks. If properly invested in and cared for, your lingerie can last you for many Christmases to come.
Aside from aesthetics and self-love, the right set of underwear just does a body good. A bra that fits well will help you be more comfortable and improve your posture. Knickers made with good quality materials that fit your cute lil’ butt just right will not only save you from weird wedgies all day but will help improve the health of the delicate ecosystem thriving in your underwear. Seems only fair to give your body a fighting chance against all the alcohol, parties and food!
In our opinion, there’s very little in the world better to buy yourself than new underwear. Christmas is just our excuse.