I find that every year I am less and less excited about the upcoming holidays. I have never really cared about presents, garland, Christmas music (except Mariah Carey, of course), candy canes, or really anything along those lines. I know to say that might make half of you automatically hate me, but if your family made you watch “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” 54 times within a span of six weeks, you would hate the Holidays too.
However, with final exams coming up in less than three weeks and the current political climate pressing down on me every day like a hot iron on my back, I thought it might be nice to take a break from the more “serious” stuff and give the holidays a fighting chance. If you combine this notion with the fact that I’m a sucker for any kind of horoscope advice column and work in a lingerie store every day and see more bras than people, you get this article.
Of course, these are all just some basic suggestions to help those who celebrate the holidays into a more festive mood. By all means, completely ignore me and wear whatever you’re more comfortable and confident in, as that’s exactly the point of lingerie. However, this should give you a good starting place toward a decision for your next fun holiday pick-me-up purchase.
Aries is always looking for something new and exciting to try out, both in your public and private life. This festive – but still very sexy – lace teddy will bring out your wild side during the Holidays.
Taurus tend to be extremely stubborn people and dislike change. While it’s good to have plenty of reliable pieces in our wardrobe, lingerie is all about challenging ourselves a little more with some interesting colors/patterns/textures. This slip, while still very much a classic silhouette with lace trim, comes in a more holiday appropriate cabernet color and will let you first dip your toes in the water with a fun, but subtle, snake-skin texture.
Gemini can be quite excitable . . . to say the least. I’d suggest finding a piece of lingerie in a fun, bright cherry red to reflect that excitement into your private life while choosing a frame or style with a more romantic vibe (a lace teddy is always a given), in order to keep your personality/personalities in check this season.
So, cancers are very compassionate and nurturing people, although this can be a little bit of a problem when it comes to having healthy relationships and communicating their wants/desires with other people. I personally can say that lingerie can definitely be about building confidence, and nothing about the bedroom. I’d suggest a pretty and sheer bodysuit that you can either wear on its own or throw a tank top/bra underneath to wear for a night out with some high waisted jeans. You’re the present this year!
Leos have the charisma to spare, and I’m often jealous of their carefree and playful side. I’d choose a babydoll with a fun polka dot print and fur-lined trim to play up your flirty side while opting for a more flattering and simple color like black. And, yes, black is very much still festive.
Virgos are mostly humble and modest people (though I know quite a few exceptions to the rule). While I would love to recommend something wild and out there to get you out of your comfort zone, let’s just throw you in a berry-toned lace babydoll and call it a day. Still sexy, just without all of the bells and whistles.
Honestly, I don’t know a Libra that I can say WOULDN’T rock a lingerie and garter set. Although they tend to be more reserved and overly careful and choosy in their interactions with others, their keen intellect and unique personalities pair (or contradict) well with sexier, provocative lingerie. Make sure to avoid letting this set affect your more domineering and arrogant side.
Scorpios . . . Honestly, you could just save some money and show up with just some red heels and a bow, I’ll recommend something with a little more fabric, mainly for the purpose of not wanting to use a picture of a pair of crotchless panties. Instead, go for a fun – and more modest – Santa-themed teddy piece. Definitely a classic choice for the season and just as fun to unwrap. Still crotchless, though, in case you’re wondering.
Try to set aside your restless nature and go for something more simple and classic this season, maybe something in a black or nude with cute and subtle details, like this lace-up feature.
Capricorns can often struggle with communicating their feelings to others, despite the fact that they have a more ambitious nature. This lingerie is both ambitious AND certainly has nothing to hide. I’d recommend going out of your comfort zone this season and enjoying your more persistent side.
Play up your more quirky personality traits by choosing a fun and eclectic piece from Rihanna’s new holiday line. While leopard print doesn’t necessarily scream “holiday,” it comes as no surprise that such a trend-setter such as yourself that this babydoll would be all the more appealing because of just that.
Hello, ice queens. Beneath that nearly impenetrable and quiet exterior, is a very secrete fun and romantic side. Go for a unique blue lace teddy, with lots of icy silver embroidered into the fabric and a sexy plunging neckline.
And, finally, have a Happy Holidays to everyone celebrating this season!