I am not typically one to invest much in lingerie, much less request it for Valentine’s Day. When you hit the age of 35 with two little kids, sexy undergarments drop a little low on the priority list. I took a look in my top drawer lately and was a little sad at the pile up of not-so-cute undergarments that I was not-so-excited to wear.
Time for a change.
Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I decided to take a little poll about what women want vs. what men want to buy them in terms of lingerie. The results aren’t exactly shocking, but interesting to me nonetheless.
Here are the questions I asked:
Ladies, what would you like your significant other to purchase for you in terms of lingerie?
Guys, what would you like to purchase for your significant other in terms of lingerie?
And each gender had the same answers to choose from:
- Something sexy, lacy and revealing…leaving nothing to the imagination
- Something practical, like flannel pajamas
- Something sweet, like a silk romper
- Something useful, like a great but basic bra
- Something pretty yet wearable/functional, like lace designer panties
100% of the guys responded something sexy, lacy and revealing.
50% of the ladies responded something pretty yet wearable/functional.
33% of the ladies wanted something sweet.
17% of the ladies wanted something useful.
So, obviously there is a disparity in what women want vs. what men want to get them. It is hard to find a happy medium, but I definitely found some great candidates at Chantilly Lace in my hometown of Wilmette.
|Silk and Velvet Romper|
This store recently changed hands this August after 20+ years of the same owner. I have always walked buy, thinking I should check it out but not sure it was for my age group. I couldn’t have been more wrong! They offer THE latest designs from Cosabella, Hanky Panky, Spanx, and even some incredibly hard to find one of a kind specialty items that are ideal for bridal or boudoir shoots.
|Hanky Panky Color Selection|
I was absolutely blown away when I walked into the store- instead of stuffy floor-length Victorian nightgowns, I encountered cheeky, adorable PJ Salvage modal lounge sets which I would snap up in an instant. Instead of rows and rows of nude-colored sensible bras, I discovered every color, texture and design from incredibly sexy to practical yet pretty. Bella, the store manager, is the best fitter I have encountered. With a few quick whips of the measuring tape, she nailed my size and knew how each line ran.
They honestly have something for the fickle tween to the still sexy yet exhausted mom on up to the more mature grandmother. Check out a few of my favorite pieces I found, these are perfect for wearing under your favorite glam gown OR letting peek out from under a deep v-neck or low back!
|Black Lacy Slip|
|Black Lace Corset|
|Satin, Lace & Velvet Trimmed Set|
Also, guys? If you are looking for the perfect understated gift, these Hanky Panky gifts sets would make my heart race 🙂 Grab a bottle of pink bubbly next door at The Bottle Shop for a complete package (PS- they are having a Drink Pink Valentine’s Day Wine tasting this Saturday the 6th from 4pm-6pm).
So, try to compromise guys…she probably doesn’t want that barely there French Maid’s outfit, so save your money for something she would truly love…and it will still look HOT!
Chantilly Lace is hosting a STAG NIGHT on Feb. 11th from 6pm-8pm for MEN ONLY! And yes, there will be booze…FEW Spirits is pouring some whiskey while the oh so talented staff tells you exactly what your sig other would love.
Oh and ladies- you don’t need to wait for someone to update your lingerie drawer, head to Chantilly Lace and pick out something you LOVE!