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What To Know When You're Shopping For Sexy Lingerie

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    "Sexy" is a subjective adjective; it can be applied to people of all shapes, sizes, colors, and sartorial styles — and to just as many varieties of lingerie. While your go-to romantic vibes might come in the form of something lacy, padded, black, or barely-there, this isn't to say there aren't alternative (and equally alluring) materials, fits, and silhouettes out there. Why not try a few this weekend? 

    In the name of spicing up your underwear drawer for a certain holiday (or, just because), we put together seven looks to inspire you to fill your shopping cart. We also talked to a few industry experts — Negative cofounders Marissa Vosper and Lauren Schwab, plus stylist Jen Steele — for their thoughts on what's sexy. 

    The key, Vosper and Schwab say, is to look as though you're not trying too hard — even if you did, in actuality, try very hard. These women abide by a less-is-more vision: "Less pads, bows, bells, and whistles. The sexiest thing about you is you; choosing intimates that will let you shine (versus some bedazzled push-up bra) is a win, in our book." Similarly, Steele insists that "fit is the most important aspect to wearing and purchasing lingerie." Let these thoughts seep in; then, click ahead to meet (and shop) sexy lingerie's new vanguard. 



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