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Here at Forty Winks, we tip our hats to customers who are prepping for boudoir sessions. Whether as a gift for your main squeeze, an artistic venture, an effort to explore a different side of yourself… we applaud your inspiration to “bare it all” and pose in our very favorite attire: lingerie!
When it comes to choosing what to wear for your boudoir session, we recommend focusing on the three “f’s”: Fit, Features, & Function.
We cannot stress enough the importance of a good fit when shopping for lingerie at anytime, but especially when it comes to boudoir shopping. Yes, your photographer can smooth out lines and improve on little imperfections… but in order to highlight and celebrate the most beautiful parts of your body, well-fitting lingerie is key.
We love the Chantelle Opera collection for a stellar fit. The push-up bra (coming soon in black & gold!) is fantastic for smaller and larger cup sizes alike, to add that extra “vavoom” to an ultra sexy look. The Opera Demi Bra is recommended for fuller breasts because of the support it gives, and the naturally round shape it helps create. Also, the sheer lace of the cup is fun for showing more of what is underneath your bra (wink, wink)! The Opera Waist Cincher is a great option for smoothing out your tummy and elongating your torso. As for the matching undies, the Opera Shorty… they are gorgeous and flattering beyond words, so take a look!
Making sure your bottoms fit well can be just as important as how your bra fits. Many women are the most worried about how their mid-section will look in boudoir photography sessions (hey, shapewear exists for a reason!). Our answer: instead of hiding your midsection, make it look awesome!!! High-waisted briefs are a great choice for creating a pin-up look and are flattering on many different body types! Most high-waisted briefs are stretchy all over and don’t dig in to your hips. Our favorite high-waisted bottoms is the Huit Arpege Brief, it’s show-stoppingly gorgeous on its own, with the Huit Arpege Padded Bustier, or your personal favorite LBB (little black bra)!
A great boudoir photographer will take shots that show your whole body and also zoom in on all our best angles. This is where you have the opportunity to show off the details in your beautiful lingerie! Look closely at the stitching, material, and at the edges of lingerie as you shop… keep an eye out for lace patterns you like, deckled edges, sheer fabric, and decorative hardare.
We love the Clo Intimo Fortuna Slip from every angle! The lace has a unique pattern with beautiful dimension. The racerback design highlights your shoulder blades and the sheer fabric of the skirt shows the outline of your legs ever so slightly. The bust has enough elastic to give a bit of lift to your breasts, and the front slit lends itself to fantastic boudoir poses!
The Elle MacPherson Dentelle collection is another great choice for giving your photographer the opportunity to zoom in on your best features, framed by gorgeous lace – what could be better than that? The Cameo is especially beautiful for a bridal-themed shoot and looks great on all skin tones. The Black/Pewter set looks fantastic with our favorite stay ups by Vienne Milano, available in store.
Why buy lingerie for a boudoir shoot that you’ll never wear again? Gossard’s Retrolution Slip is the perfect combination of drop-dead sexy and totally useful! With a built-in underwire bra and comfortable shaping fabric through the body, this piece supports and smooths your figure in all the right places! Not to mention that the lace and other details are absolutely beautiful. The garter clips are removable, so you can wear this to dress up at home, or under a cocktail dress for a fancy event! If you are attaching thigh highs, we recommend Maison Close hold-up tights. The Sheer Back Seamed Stockings are especially sexy.
Enjoy your upcoming boudoir session!!!
Looking for a photographer? Here are links to some boudoir photographers we love in the Boston area:
Annika Roser, Ma Cherie Studios
Katherine Henry, Katherine Henry Boudoir
Felix Rust, Felix and Sara Photographers
Wowsa! The fact that I’m just getting to this post speaks to deep, deep pool of BUSY that Meredith and I have been swimming through lately. New hires, buying trips, visiting families/friends/dogs, wedding planning and the occasional desire to do something summery and NON-work related, have kept me from this blog. Big time.
So I know this is late in coming, but I really want you all to see some of the stunners that we saw whilst in NYC a week or so ago. So pardon my tardy-for-the-party blogging and enjoy a teeny glimpse into SS13 lingerie.
Variations on classic styles
PRINTS to swim in!
Taking bralets to another level
My fave long-line, soft cup bra from Fortnight in grown up Easter egg colors.
We’ll be posting more as the week goes on…but for now, we hope you like what you see. Get excited.
How much do we love Spring from Elle Macpherson?!
We love it a lot.
You will too!
The always amazing Cloud Swing Contour bra in Eclipse Blue ($68)…
…and the Underwire (unlined) version of Cloud Swing ($68)
Gentle Jade Chemise in Vintage Cream ($98)
Gifts for your best friend can be tricky.
They need to be perfect. They need to be intimate. And they can’t be the same thing that you bought her last year.
Enter the following bras.
At an excellent price point, these little lovelies are everyday wearable and all totally original gifts for your best girl.
With its wide size range (30 bands and large cups!) Claudette’s Dessous is perfect for all shapes and sizes.
Plus the see-through black mesh is pretty hot.
Demi cups give a subtle lift without a lot of padding.
A happy medium!
A bestseller here at Forty Winks, the OG Bump it Up is the perfect t-shirt bra.
You can twist the center for more or less cleavage too!
I’m loving Vanity Fair’s Fairground so so much this month.
(Oh hello strapless jumpsuit coming down the stairs)
I’m thrilled by how some of these ladies have incorporated lingerie into their looks while still looking sophisticated and classy. It’s a look that’s easy to try and so much fun to wear.
Personally, I’m quite smitten with the sweetly see-through cream top and highwaisted trouser look worn by Bianca Brandolini D’Adda.
And if you’d like to replicate, we recommend the following bras for your lingerie looks.
Perhaps the most perfectly wearable piece of lingerie for underneath sheer tops is the Angie long line bra from Fortnight, a Canadian line arriving soon at Forty Winks. Stay tuned!
It was a wild summer here at Forty Winks.
Along with our day-to-day duties, there was an engagement (Rachel) , a house purchase (Meredith), buying trips to NYC, weddings, babies, birthdays, family reunions…you name it, this Summer brought it.
And while these happenings were happy, exciting and GOOD, a little bit of exhaustion crept in and it become glaringly obvious that we needed a real, live weekend away.
So we packed up two cute boys, two even cuter dogs, a bunch of food/beer/wine and headed for Vinalhaven, ME.
With absolutely no cell phone service (iPhone, you can’t haunt us here!) and Atlantic on all sides (yeah, it’s an island) Meredith and I were actually able to relax. One morning I read on the deck for two hours. TWO HOURS!
Never without lingerie on our brains, we started comparing the colors we were finding on our walks along the gorgeous shoreline with some of the pieces at Forty Winks right now. Meredith, our resident photographer, was able to beautifully capture the subtle similarities between the colors and textures of the Maine coast with the stunning lingerie on our racks for Fall.
Clo Intimo Fortuna Underwire Bra, in Nude, $52.
Zinke Tulsa Bralet, in Lilac, $68.
Zinke Bright Lights Panty, in Lilac, $64.
Elle Macpherson Intimates Dentelle Contour Bra, in Jet/Green, $64.
Chantelle Rive Gauche Shorty, in Sapphire, $34.
Chantelle Spacer bra in Cobalt Blue
Original price $80….Sale price $60
Convertible, breathable, and pretty much the perfect summer bra
Elle Macpherson Intimates Indigo Ray Bra
Original price $58….Sale price $42
An excellent fit with the perfect Summer-to-Fall pattern
Jenna Leigh Malawi Bra
Original price $96…Sale price $72
Lacey and silky and straight up sexy
Cosabella Never Say Never Push Up Bra
Original price $80…Sale price $60
One of our best sellers in one hot Summer color
Due to its ability to elicited both terror and full on glee in me, the Zipper was always my favorite ride as a kid.
And while the ones I rode at the Blue Hill Fair didn’t look quite as ethereal as this (understatement of the year), I can’t help but feel a little nostalgic looking at this shot…
What was your favorite fair ride?
On a side note…
The whimsical colors remind me of our newest addition from Elle Macpherson Intimates…the Dentelle Contour.
This newbie is just as pretty as the Dentelle Underwire, but with a light lining for coverage and a little push up.