Wild Wednesday: The iconic leopard pattern never fails to bring out the sex kitten in a woman.

           

Leopard print is a signature look of film sirens.

Leopard print is a signature look of film sirens.

What is it about women and cats? Throughout history, there’s been a symbiotic relationship between us and our feline friends that continues in the present. The ancient Egyptians admired cats for their natural hunting skills and domesticated them to vanquish mice and snakes. The cat’s regal air inspired worship from cults, most notably the followers of the cat goddess Bast (also known as Bastet, according to Wikipedia). The parallels between women and cats in pop culture have often been unflattering. The legend of Bast inspired the entertainment industry, most notably in horror films such as 1942’s “Cat People” (remade in 1982 with Nastassja Kinski) where a woman was cursed to transform into a murderous panther that killed anyone who crossed her. In the 1960s, the link between felines and females came to a head with the popularity of the Catwoman character in the Batman comics and Julie Newmar’s sexy performance as the villainess in the campy TV show. Catwoman endured over the years and was portrayed as a complex antiheroine by Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry and Anne Hathaway in different films with varying degrees of success. While Catwoman is usually depicted wearing a skintight catsuit, another popular take on feline style is the leopard print, which today is more than a trend, it’s a must-have look in any fashion-conscious woman’s wardrobe. Around the same time that Catwoman emerged as a subversive icon of female empowerment, Hollywood became a jungle filled with leopard-spotted starlets. Sex goddesses such as Brigitte Bardot and Jayne Mansfield showed a penchant for wearing coats, bikinis and accessories adorned in leopard print and the classic 1967 film “The Graduate” treated moviegoers to the chic vision of Anne Bancroft as Mrs. Robinson — the original cougar (yet another feline reference) — effortlessly seducing Dustin Hoffman in her leopard coat and intimates. Media images of famous women dressed in leopard usually have an underlying  sex appeal and danger. It’s debatable whether these images are empowering or objectifying. Sexy is powerful, in my opinion. Whether leopard spots help empower a schemer like Mrs. Robinson or a playful sex kitten like Jayne Mansfield, who reportedly was far smarter than her public persona suggested, animal prints are fun and leopard is eternally chic, especially in intimate apparel. At Pink Slip, many of our favorite brands offer fabulous leopard patterns in their assortments and I highly recommend them as a timeless, on-trend look that puts the grrr in girl power.

Eberjey Leonora chemise

Eberjey puts its signature romantic touch on leopard print with its Leonora collection. Their A-line chemise is soft and light in sueded, soft leopard jersey. It features stretch-to-flatter mesh,  lace on the neckline and side edges and an underbust applique.

Leonora Chemise by Eberjey

Leonora Chemise by Eberjey

The Eberjey Lenora bralet set

The Leonora collection also combines lace and leopard in its bralet, a soft cup in jersey with a sweet lace neckline, an underbust band and a bow accent in the center. A matching Leonora thong completes the kittenish look.

Eberjey Leonora bralet & panty

Eberjey Leonora bralet & panty

Claudette Dessous Sucre

Claudette takes a playful and sexy approach to its designs and the Dessous Sucre Collection is no exception. The style’s full coverage bra is highly functional with non-stretch mesh underwire cups that have 3-parts, transversal seams for a rounded shape and vertical seams for uplift. Stretch mesh sides and back for breathability, with elastic edge for a more custom fit. The mesh center panel has a flirty ribbon bow at top. Covered elastic, wide-set straps have bows at bases and adjust in back with coated metal hardware. A cute thong is available, complete with matching bow.

Claudette Dessous Leopard set

Claudette Dessous Leopard set

Encore L’Amour Collection by Mimi Holliday

Mimi Holliday is another very flirty line that’s doing leopard in its Encore L’Amour group. The Encore L’amour Shoulder Bra combines leopard with soft tones of peach and neutral nude tones. The bra supports you with wide lace straps leading all the way up to your shoulders,  and boosts you while scalloped edge flatters your decolletage. Don’t forget the coordinating bottom!

Mimi Holliday Encore L'Amour bra & knicker set

Mimi Holliday Encore L’Amour bra & knicker set

The Encore L’amour group also offers a firty sheer alternative to a slip with a chiffon belt to create shape and silhouette, and button fastened gusset to make it practical and easy to wear. A soft gathering of chiffon around the edge of the bottom half of the teddy adds a fun vintage feel.

Mimi Holliday Encore L'Amour teddy

Mimi Holliday Encore L’Amour teddy

Whether you prefer your leopard style with a light touch or want to go wild with an all-over pattern, these stylish brands have options that are undeniably …  spot-on!

XOXO,

Margo

Paint it Black: Trends in black lingerie from The Pink Slip.com

Lingerie takes on a sultry, dramatic appeal in black. Looks from Claudette, Eberjey, Simone Perele, Lola Haze, Oh La La Cheri, Arianne, Mimi Holliday and Addiction curated by Pink Slip.com, the ultimate online destination for the world’s most beautiful lingerie.

Boudoir Noir: How to look bewitchingly sexy in black lingerie on Halloween and after!

It’s no secret that Halloween is a fun holiday that gets the creative juices flowing.  Few things are more stimulating than putting on a wig, changing up the makeup and reminding your significant other (or a potential one) that there are many tantalizing layers to you. Pink Slip offers a woman many lingerie options to cast an alluring spell on her date long after the parades and parties are done. When it comes to bringing the sexy on Halloween night, we say paint it black. Bras and panties have an aura of dangerous sensuality in black and, let’s face it, who wants to play it safe on Halloween? It’s a night to let loose and slip into a new character. To help move things along, we perused our fabulous collections to pick four different looks offering scarily sexy oomph.

Dessous by Claudette

A Sheer Pleasure
For the large-busted woman who is fearlessly provocative, we recommend Claudette, a glamorous new brand with a generous size range reaching up to G cup. Claudette is doing wonderful things with mesh in their Dessous collection. It’s available in a range of neons but for Halloween our bets are on black. They have a full coverage bra and panty set that rocks a European allure in black. The panty has functional benefits with covered elastic along the waist and leg openings for a custom fit and elasticized back seam running down the middle for derriere definition.

Colette by Eberjey

 

My Sweet Colette
Our pick for a romantic twist to the holiday is Colette by Eberjey. This sweet and sexy brand specializes in what its founders call “girly-sexy-comfy” style, and we love them for it. Try their wireless Colette bralet in sheer honeycomb lace for light support and soft lining for extra comfort.  Gorgeous for a special occasion but it’s even better to feel special in the Colette bralet everyday! This style also has a matching boyshort.

Romance Demi Cup bra by Simone Perele

 

A Romantic Notion
Add a French flair to your look with the Romance Demi Cup Bra by Simone Perele. This flirtatious style works the sexy sheer effect embellished with floral accents and an embroidered band.  We love the spagetti straps, for those times when your top just happens to slip off the shoulder…OOPS! Pair it with the very feminine matching Boyshortand you cannot go wrong.

Lucia by The Little Bra Company

Lovely Lucia
The Little Bra Company, a specialist in lingerie for petite women, is big on romantic appeal with this sweet and sexy lacy look named Lucia, which flatters your shape in a beautiful floral embroidery with scalloped edges. The coordinating boyshort sits low on the hips for a very modern look – and so comfortable!

We hope you like our suggestions for a hot Halloween night, whatever your personal style.  Now go out, have fun and work your magic!

XOXO,
Margo