Hoping Santa will leave a "little something" special for you this holiday? Look no further than this issue of the Trend Report as we round up the latest, oh-so-luscious lingerie trends!
Trend Tip: Even the most boyish boy shorts and hipsters are getting the royal treatment with touches of lace and ribbons. Indulge!
Go for the glam in a Hollywood-type satin charmeuse nightgown — quite an update from your everyday flannels, now isn't it? Look for details like a deep V-neckline and sexy straps that highlight the long curve of the back. Styles like this one are a specialty of the newly revamped Frederick's of Hollywood, and at $29, who wouldn't want to take the plunge?
Trend Tip: Soften newly exposed skin with a scented salt or sugar scrub — the granulated texture removes skin imperfections and leaves you feeling creamy soft from head to toe!
Is "Memoirs of a Geisha" on your must-see movie list? Tap into the trend with a version of the traditional Japanese kimono, which is a lovely update on the same-old, same-old robe you give (or get) every year. There are lots of shops online where you can buy the real deal, or go for a modern take with a pretty Japanese-inspired print ($135, RedEnvelope.com) or a shorter wrap style.
Trend Tip: Two very hot product lines were inspired by the movie: Fresh has done a line of beauty products based on Japanese tradition, and D.L. & Co.'s limited run of "Geisha" inspired scented candles are also on every fashionista's must-have list.
Now here's something really special — couture-quality lingerie that you're meant to cherish and keep forever. It's a throwback to the days when lingerie was handmade and a growing number of designers are indulging their every whim in by creating bras and panties with perfect little touches like silk-covered buttons and hand-stitched embroidery and trims ($195 to $230, Rosamosario). As a special gift, we say, "Why not?"
Trend Tip: We also love the return of lingerie bags — special little bags designed to protect your sweet nothings while laundering, storing or traveling.
Trend Tip: Looking for a way to amp up your workout routine? Try a burlesque-themed CD, whether you go for the classic genre or the new wave of chart-topping tunes, led by "PCD" by the Pussycat Dolls.
Judy Gordon is a New York-based style consultant and the “Today” show’s style editor. She has been covering the fashion and beauty beat for the past decade. To learn more about Gordon, you can visit her Web site, TheTrendReport.com, which highlights style trends in America and across the world.
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