Holiday Gift Guide: 40+ Lustworthy Picks From 8 Lingerie Experts

Decadent silk kimonos, luxurious pajama sets, fleece-lined tights, velvet knickers and lace bodysuits for in, and out of the boudoir, are just some of the coveted under (and over) things topping the Holiday wish lists of Live FAST EIC Vivianne Lapointe, The Lingerie Addict Market Editor Krista Purnell, and 6 more top lingerie experts to spark ideas for gifting, or better yet – getting.

The expert: Vivianne Lapointe

Vivianne Lapointe

The credentials: Editor in Chief of leading digital platform Live FAST Magazine, curating the best of Fashion, Art, Sex & Travel for fellow aesthetes around the world.

The picks: 

1. Hopeless Lingerie “Lydia” Romper ($250.00). “Hopeless Founder & Designer Gaby says this is the perfect piece to ‘host a midnight garden party and serve black forest cake and cherry daiquiris.’ Now that is my idea of a memorable and fabulously outfitted Holiday eve.”

2. Violetta Fancies You x Illustrated People Pajama Top (£50.00) & Bottom (£40.00). “London’s fave babely stylist Violetta Kassapi teamed up with Illustrated People to create the ultimate it-girl satin pajama set inspired by memories of her upbringing in Camden. You’ll want to live in this pink print two-piece!”

3. Else Petunia Soft Triangle Cup Bodysuit ($166.00). “I recently discovered Else, a line of handcrafted, luxurious lingerie based out of Istanbul. I know I will be doing a whole lot of lounging around by the fireplace in this lovely lace & mesh bodysuit in burgundy hue.”

4. Maison Close Nuit Infinie Long Sleeve Bodysuit ($370.00). “I am completely obsessed with the brand new Nuit Infinie collection by Maison Close. All of the pieces are perfectly designed to be worn out and about as well as being a boudoir piece. And spoiler: I already received this! I got SO many compliments when I rocked it with a pair of high waisted Wrangler Australia denim shorts in Miami during Art Basel.”

5. Bodybinds “Chat Noir” Choker Harness ($98.00). “For the nights you feel naughty, rock this chocker harness over a simple black body con dress, and see where it takes you…”

Stay connected with Vivianne: www.livefastmag.com I IG @ladyshark @livefast_mag I Twitter @livefastmag I FB Live FAST  

Related: read “39 Pieces of Lingerie to Wear OUT of the Boudoir” here

The expert: “Sweets” aka Sweet Nothings

Sweet Nothings

The credentials: The Full Bust Bra Expert and Certified Bra Fitter behind Sweet Nothings, a lingerie blog offering reviews, bra fit tips, opinion pieces, original photo editorials, and – the occasional dessert recipe.

The picks: 

1. Harlow & Fox Eleanor Indigo Full Cup Bra (£169.00) & Classic Brief (£95.00). “I got to wear the Eleanor Indigo collection from Harlow & Fox  for a photoshoot, and I can’t get enough of it! I adore the blue-black color scheme, the silk bra is heavenly, and the keyhole in the back of the classic briefs adds a little playfulness to an otherwise super-elegant collection.”

2. Curvy Kate Scantilly Surrender Basque ($45.00). “Boudoir lingerie for fuller busts is really having a moment, and Scantilly from Curvy Kate is leading the pack: the amazing sheer Surrender Basque offers phenomenal fit alongside some racy strapping and peep-hole knickers.

3. Olivia Von Halle Lilia Prudence Silk Pyjamas ($418.00). “Maybe instead of layering leg warmers and sweaters over my summer-weight sleepwear, I should buy some proper pajamas already! I really wish Olivia Von Halle made my size – these silk pajamas are gorgeous, classic, and tall-person-friendly.

4. Dita Von Teese Black Dahlia Dressing Gown ($440.00). “I have a bit of a robe problem, in that I have more robes than any human could ever possibly need, but this velvet dressing gown from Dita Von Teese is taunting me, even though the responsible part of me knows my cats would put their fur all over it instantly.”

5. Kate Spade Scarlett Slippers ($58.00). “I desperately need new bedroom slippers (my only pair is full of holes and falling apart), and these velvet ones from Kate Spade actually come in my size and would go so nicely with that Dita robe!”

Stay connected with Sweet Nothings: www.sweetnothingsnyc.com I IG @sweetnothingnyc I Twitter @sweetnothingnyc I FB Sweet Nothings

Related: read “Designer Dossier: {un}covered Harlow & Fox” here

The expert: Jené Luciani

Jené Luciani

The credentials: TV Personality & Best-Selling Author of The Bra Book: The Fashion Formula to Finding the Perfect Bra (BenBella Books, 2009) and Co-Author of the forthcoming Get It! The Busy Girl’s Guide to Getting Your “It” Together: A Beauty, Style, and Wellness Book (BenBella Books, 2016).

The picks: 

1. Hooked Up Shapewear High Waist Mid-Thigh Shaper ($68.00). “Every woman needs a great piece of shapewear (or two, or three!) and this will be perfect for sucking me in while I get my body back after baby. What I love about this line in particular is that it hooks to your bra and your back band overlaps in the back making for the smoothest silhouette possible! In the 2nd edition of The Bra Book coming out in May of 2017, I’ll be adding a guide to shapewear for all the confused women out there who aren’t sure what to get!”

2. Frederick’s of Hollywood Faux-Leather Runway Romance Corset ($79.00). “I’m a huge fan of bustiers and corsets – they are so chic and figure flattering! Plus, depending on the style, you can wear them outside the bedroom for a night out on the town with jeans and a great blazer.”

3.  Mommylicious Maternity Pink Cheeks Babydoll ($44.99). “I LOVE lingerie in the bedroom…and just because I’m almost 9 months pregnant doesn’t mean I still don’t want to look sexy for my man! I’d love a set like this for those last few weeks before baby arrives.”

4. Victoria’s Secret Fireside Long Jane Pajama ($54.50). “There’s nothing I love more than comfy PJs, especially for snuggling up by the fire on a cold night!”

5. Maternity Oh Baby by Motherhood Underwire Full-Coverage Nursing Bra ($40.00). “SEXY nursing bras – sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? I’m on the hunt for some that are supportive and comfy, yet sexy too!”

Stay connected with Jené: www.jeneluciani.com I IG @jeneontv I Twitter @JeneLuciani I FB Jene Luciani 

The expert: Kim “Kimmay” Caldwell

Kimmay Caldwell

The credentials: Counting over a decade’s worth of experience in bra fitting, bra-education and lingerie styling, Kim currently holds residence as About.com’s Lingerie Expert and is the Founder of Hurray Kimmay, a website and community for women on a journey of saying hurray on the inside, outside and underneath.

The picks: 

1. Peach Flyaway Cardigan ($90.00) & Simply Soft Relaxed Legging ($60.00). “I am craving cozy, wear-anywhere cardigans and leggings like these from Peach. They’re so cozy and soft, and I can wear them almost anywhere: to bed, around my home office, to run errands, or while traveling to my in-laws.”

2. Mimi Holliday Narcissus Super Plunge Shoulder Bra (£68.00) & Classic Knicker (£33.00). “I am a self-confessed cat obsessed lady. I own so many cat themed clothing items, jewelry, and accessories, but no lingerie! This needs to change immediately, and I think this pretty set is the perfect solution to my problem.”

3. “I want a long, sweeping, dramatic silk robe. I am currently crushing on Dear Bowie’s Sheba Snow Robe ($425.00)!”

4. “A catsuit, bodysuit, or coordinating separates like Erica M’s Karina Crop Top ($78.00) & Legging ($85.00). I can forsee so many different ways of wearing these sexy separates, especially as part of a layered look.”

5. “Truthfully, I have quite a bit of lingerie. While I will always welcome more into my collection, I’m wishing for well fitting undergarments for others. So many women around the world are either confused, embarrassed, or financially stressed when it comes to undergarment shopping. And some just put themselves and the support they need last on their holiday wish list. I wish every person in the world could feel the blessing of supportive and stylish lingerie!”

Stay connected with Kim: www.hurraykimmay.com I IG @hurraykimmay I Twitter @hurraykimmay I FB Hurray Kimmay 

The expert: Luis Paredes

Luis Paredes & Wife Elizabeth

The credentials: Our favorite “guy in lingerie,” Luis is the Founder, Publisher and coffee addict behind The Lingerie Journal, the leading U.S. based digital B2B platform serving the intimates industry since 2010.

The picks – as selected for his lovely wife Elizabeth (pictured above):

1. Madame Aime Kimono En Soie (€ 275,00). “One of things I’d really like to do is help make my wife’s life easier and more relaxing! I’m looking more at loungewear for her this year like Madame Aime’s beautiful Kimono.”

2. Maison du Soir Barcelona Set in Quilted Heather Grey ($145.00). “Elizabeth is on her feet teaching most of the day, so there are some weeks were I know she wants to just crash on the couch. For that, I think Maison Du Soir’s Barcelona Set is the perfect gift!”

3. Hanro Temptation Bodysuit in Electric Blue (coming soon). “When I’m working, Elizabeth is always glancing over my shoulder to see what I’m writing about. She nearly pushed me out of my chair when she saw this bodysuit. I’ll take that as a hint.”

4. Simone Perele Wish Demi Bra ($105.00) & Boyshort ($60.00). “Elizabeth isn’t a big fan of lingerie shopping and she always feels guilty treating herself to something nice, so for lingerie, on top of my wish list for her is this pretty set from the Simone Perele Wish Collection.”

5. Novel Swim Black One-Piece ($128.00). “Finally, I’m already looking forward to a summer vacation and would love to treat Elizabeth to this chic One-Piece!”

Stay connected with Luis: www.thelingeriejournal.com I IG @lingeriejournal I Twitter @lingeriejournal I FB The Lingerie Journal 

The expert: Elizabeth Echevarria

Elizabeth Echevarria

The credentials: Merchandising & Creative Exec at OuiHours, the first online shoppable magazine devoted to the world of intimates and sensual lifestyle.

The picks: 

1. Kiki de Montparnasse Coquette Bodysuit ($595.00). “This sensuous lingerie piece comes with handcrafted eyelash lace trim sleeves and peek-a-boo cutout details at front, in an all over sheer bodice that seductively reveals just the right amount of skin. A true Holiday essential!”

2. Nevaeh Intimates Obsession Bed Jacket ($202.00). “What obsesses me about this lingerie piece is the feather pattern lace and the stretch purple dusk silk charmeuse sash cinching at the waist. This “Oh so feminine” and versatile piece will surely accentuate all your curves”

3. Sapphire Bliss Marilyn Babydoll ($238.00). “Classic, minimal and effortlessly luxurious in gorgeous sapphire blue. I’d love to wear this both in the boudoir, or out paired with leggings.”

4. Blackbird Underpinnings Edith Knickers ($55.00). “Velvet is so “in” right now and I’ve been dreaming of finding a pair of lovely high-waisted knickers in crushed velvet.”

5. Maison de Papillion Liz Dress ($965.00). “Nothing but glamour with this luxurious silk chiffon, hi-low cut dress. My favorite choice for the Holidays as it offers an effortless transition between loungewear and ready-to-wear.”

Stay connected with Elizabeth & Oui Hours: www.ouihours.com I IG @ouihours I Twitter @ouihours I FB Oui Hours gmt

Related: read “21 Questions With Blackbird Underpinnings” here

The expert: Krista Purnell

Krista Purnell

The credentials: A contributing writer focusing on lingerie since 2006, Krista currently furthers her love affair with pretty underthings as Market Editor for The Lingerie Addict.

The picks: 

1. Harlow and Fox Eleanor Indigo Kimono (£525.00). “The holidays are the perfect time for luxuriating by a fireplace! I’m lusting after this luxurious robe, which would be perfect for cozying up somewhere. And the color – nothing short of spectacular!”

2. Erica M Hanako Bodysuit ($120.00). “With all the holiday parties, I want something funky and fun that can go from shopping in Soho to a night on the town. This bodysuit is perfect for day with a pencil skirt and blazer or for night with a pair of jeans!”

3. Else Serenity Underwire Full Cup Cut-Out Longline Bra ($96.00). “I’m not usually a traditionalist when it comes to Holiday colors, but this red set is a show stopper! I have a thing for long line bras and this is the perfect shade of red for feeling the Holiday cheer.”

4. Adina Reay AVA Graphite Bodysuit (£250.00). “How do I love this bodysuit? Let me count the ways! Clearly, one bodysuit isn’t enough for me. I love this gorgeous graphite color. A nod to silver bells of the Holiday season.”

5. Between the Sheets Make a Pass Pullover Sangria ($85.00). “Nothing says Christmas morning to me than cozy loungewear. This color blocked, crimson and cream set is perfect for family breakfast and opening gifts – plus still looks polished enough for any photos that might be Instagrammed. ;)”

Stay connected with Krista: www.thelingerieaddict.com I IG @thekplife I Twitter @thekplife

Related: read “Interview With a Lingerie Blogger: The Lingerie Addict” here

The expert: Ali Cudby

Ali Cudby

The credentials: TV Personality, Best-Selling Author of Busted! The Fab Foundations® Guide to Bras That Fit, Flatter and Feel Fantastic and Founder of FabFit™ Academy, the global leader in online bra fit training and certification for professionals.

The picks: 

1. “The Natori Sherpa Robe ($130.00) is everything you’d ever want in a winter robe: cozy, fuzzy and warm! Whether you’re lounging by yourself or enjoying a holiday morning with the whole family, this is what I, and you, want to be wearing.”

2. Empreinte Cassiopée Full Cup Bra ($184.00) & Boyshort ($112.00). “From the moment I laid eyes on Empreinte’s Cassiopée collection, I was in love. Empreinte is a full-bust favorite, and what’s magical about this set is that the seamless lace lies completely flat under clothes.”

3. Prima Donna By Night Chemise & Eye Mask (coming soon). “A beautiful chemise that fits larger busts? Yes please! The rich black lace and creamy silk scream to be touched, and the adorable eye mask make an ideal pairing.”

4. Wolford Stardust Bodysuit ($300.00). “Nothing beats the clean lines of a bodysuit, and Wolford is always a go-to for unbeatable quality. The Stardust Body works equally well under a work blazer or paired with silk pants for a night on the town. It’s worth the splurge!”

5. Le Bourget Mont-Blanc Tights ($36.00, available in footed in footless). “These are your ultimate winter tights – sleek looking, yet polar fleece lined. You’ll actually WANT cold weather when you have this amazing legwear in your closet.”

Stay connected with Ali: www.alicudby.com I Twitter @AliCudby I FB Ali Cudby

Related: read “12 Eye Masks to Sweeten Your Dreams…& Otherwise” here

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