Zippered front – is that cheating?

Wearing a corset can be a challenge…as dievca well knows.

At first, Master’s dievca had to learn how to put on the corset – Master had to step in to help on a few occasions.  Years later dievca became too chubby for some of her corsets – something about her waist changing with perimenopause.  The hook and eyes with the steel whale bones have been a challenge – so when dievca saw this corset with a zipper…

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Hmm~

Might be an asset to her lingerie closet.

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Or it could be another spectacular “Dievca Disaster”!

Temptress Teal Lace-Up Front Zipper Corset

The teal-colored full bust corset is made from high-quality satin with lace net overlay material to create a romantically sexy look. Corset features a premium front zipper closure, 10 plastic bones with 4 static steel back bones, nickel brass grommets with thick cording in the back for cinching, and removable garters. On Sale for $59.95


Turn that frown upside down

So, do the lips rotate to a hint of a smile after an orgasm?


Feeling Floral

SavageX Fenty from Spring 2021


Stockings for Master (per His request)


Taking a moment to regroup~

Alberto Vargas Reclining Woman In Lingerie Pinup Poster Vintage Print


Tanga vs Cheeky

Cheeky

Tanga Briefs

Tanga briefs are a type of thong underwear that cover both your front and back with triangular pieces of material. They provide moderate to minimal rear coverage between a bikini cut and a thong and also have wider sides. They can be a good way to transition from a traditional bikini panty to a thong.

Cheeky Underwear

Cheeky underwear are true to their name and enhance your derriere by exposing the better part of it. They have less coverage than bikinis but more than thongs or G-strings. The front and waist portion are mostly covered.

Panties


Shopping the Sale at Simone Perele

Simone Perele Comete Flamingo
Comete in Flamingo (above)
Caresse in Anthracite (below)
Simple and Lovely under Master’s Presentation outfits.
Simone Perele Caresse


Rosabelle: Dita von Teese lingerie

ROSABELLE – FASHION


Amazon to the rescue – Lingerie (2 options)

dievca sleeps in the nude.
But she is sharing a hotel room with a friend and – well, you know.
In college she would toss on a cotton tee shirt and underwear – she wants something a bit more sophisticated and it needs to breathe during her hot moments.

Amazon to the rescue – cross fingers the bamboo fabric will be cooling:

Latuza Bamboo PJ Set Coral

Latuza Sleep shirt and Shorts Set

  • 95% Viscose (made from bamboo), 5% Spandex
  • Top features v-neck collar, short sleeve; Boxer shorts with comfy elastic waist
  • Wide smooth satin trimmed at the collar and the leg open
  • Soft and light weight, loose fitting with ease
  • Washing instruction: Do no bleach, Iron low heat, Do not dryclean, Do not tumble dry, Machine wash cold gentle
  • $28

OR a more expensive, elegant, handmade option from Lithuania – on Amazon

Linen Nghtgown

EpicLinen Nightgown

  • ABOUT: Handmade sleeveless linen nightdress is a perfect addition to nightwear collection.
  • FEATURES: This washed linen nightie is with adjustable strap. Ideally to may choose the best suitable way how to wear it – looser fit or more firmly. Good option for breastfeeding mother. Basic yet romantic linen nightie is a wonderful nightgown around the house item as well as a slip dress to wear out. It is handy to take on a trip as it is lightweight and occupies little space in luggage.
  • SIZE: available in three sizes: XS/S, M/L, XL/XXL. Recommend body measurements you will find in the one of the pictures. The length of linen nightdress dress laying down on the floor is +/- 39.4″ (100 cm).
  • COLORS: Available in 20 colors, please select from the drop-down menu on the right.
  • MATERIAL: Our linen nightwear is made from pure, soft wash linen which is Oeko-tex certified fabric, that does not contain any harmful substances and meets human-ecological requirements.
  • $75

Bohemian Splendor

Sequin Caftan

Jennifer Grace Lilac Sequin Gown $238

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In Living Color – customized Silk lingerie

Colored Silk

choose your color — choose your style — choose your size

That pretty much defines the closest you can come to a custom item without it being directly made for you.  Elle Silk is offering multiple colors, styles and sizes.

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ABOUT US

Since 1999, ElleSilk has endeavored to create silk bed linens and silk sleepwear of unparalleled quality. Known for an inimitable finish and feel, ElleSilk employs the finest mulberry silk and most skilled artisans to craft a range of products that embody luxury and comfort.

From its bases in Hangzhou in China and Como in Italy, ElleSilk is renowned for sourcing the world’s finest grade 6A long fiber mulberry silk. Only the very finest raw materials make the finest silk bed linens. Silk is naturally hypoallergenic so it is not only a luxurious bedding but also a healthy alternative to traditional bedding.

Known for chic, original designs and feel for the ultimate sleeping experience, ElleSilk silk bed linens can be found in many of the world’s most prestigious hotels as well as in the most discerning private homes, yachts and aircraft.

ElleSilk has also endeavored to cooperate with artists, Gallery, and Museum to customize fine silk artwork.

The story of ElleSilk is not just a history of fine silk bed linen – making, but one of family, of determination, and of the dream.

Click here to see the range of Silk Nightgowns online.


Garter, Garter Belt, Garter Skirt

Initionally, Garters were use to hold up hose or socks.  The advent of elastic dimished the usage of Garters in real life, but you still see limited usage at Weddings. Why?

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Traditionally, the witnesses would accompany a newly wed couple to the bridal chambers to ensure consummation. The wedding garter being retrieved from the bride served as proof to other guests that the deed was done, and the garter was then tossed into the sea of people.

Symbolically, the garter was thought to influence fertility. It also symbolized marriage consummation and future children for the couple. Because of this, the garter was fiercely sought after at weddings. It was an honor to detach the garter from the bride and was believed that the luck of the wedding couple would pass on to the guest who obtained the garter.

Garter Belts (or Suspender Belts): a belt with attached garters or fasteners, worn as an undergarment to hold up stockings.

Lovesick Garterbelt

Which brings us to the newer term-

Garter Skirt: (a dievca and Master favorite) A wider garter belt acting as a short skirt or mini skrt which can attach stockings.  Allows for bottom coverage with easy access – a flattering, sassy way to Present.

Lace skirt with garters attached


Who’s wearing Red? We all should be~

For Chinese New Year, beyond the buying of new clothes, giving of red envelopes and eating a lot with your family and friends, there’s the more contemporary tradition of wearing red underwear.

Men in particular – red underwear is one of the most popular gifts for sweethearts to exchange around Chinese New Year. Every winter, red underwear decorated with gold embroidery, usually illustrating the pertinent zodiac animal for that particular year, goes on sale in China’s stores.

Who Should Be Wearing Red?
The Chinese Zodiac employs a cycle of 12. There are 12 animals in the zodiac and each year welcomes a new animal. The cycle goes like this: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. People are born under one sign and will run into their sign again every 12 years. So it’s important to be aware of your benming nian (本命年), or the meeting of one’s zodiac year.

Why Do They Need To Wear Red?
One would think that your animal year would be a good one. But, Chinese traditional belief is that your benming nian (your animal year) is going to be full of bad luck. So if it’s your year, you need to take a few precautions to ensure that your year is not a bad one.

To ward off any dangers that might befall you it’s believed that it helps to wear the color red. Red is one of the luckiest colors in Chinese traditions, standing for loyalty, success and happiness. You see red all over the place during traditional Chinese festivals: red lanterns, red envelopes, red paper hangings ornammented in gold.

Why Do We Need To Wear Red?
If you believe in this stuff and you’re really traditional, you should wear red every day, all year long. How do you ward off the bad luck but maintain your own sense of style? Red underwear is the answer!

Red underwear is an easy way to protect yourself against the hazards of benming nian and the regular hazards of Life!


Feeling Basic ~ Lingerie (repost)

2022- What dievca is wearing for Master today.
Its snowing and will be the start of the Nor’easter,
so dievca needs something to go under the snowpants, again…
The difference is we are having soup and sandwich rather than crepes.
XO

Marieyat

Conceived as an alternative to conventional women’s lingerie labels, MARIEYAT presents a range of androgynous undergarments that challenges the male gaze. Blending the traditionally decorative elements of lingerie with the uncompromising simplicity of unisex underwear, designer and Central Saint Martins alumnus Marie Yeung creates innovative undergarments that are at once comfortable and sensual. Bras, bodysuits, and tank tops crafted in soft rib knit jerseys feature seamless construction and natural textiles. Unexpected details such as deconstructed bindings, graphic cut-outs, and suspender straps embellish high-rise thongs and mid-rise briefs. Slinky silk jersey slips and cotton thigh-high socks round out the label’s offering of minimal base layers.

Niina Suspender Tank
Bex Thong
Doodle Tights

dievca sees this as a comfortable,
yet pleasant surprise for Master when he arrives
for crêpes and Cockworship. 😘


what’s under the Michelin Lady look…

Nothing Special – Just Practicalities
(Elegance will be worn tomorrow)

Chantell Softstretch green

Chantelle Softstretch in Green 


Not quite the La Perla, but…the look for less.

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SIMONE PÉRÈLE Pensée lace-trimmed silk-blend satin kimono and slip in Red.  Not quite the Gorgeous Red La Perla, but the price is quite a bit more reasonable.  The OutNet is now out-of-stock, but if you Google the name, you can still find it.  It also comes in Blush Pink and Ivory.


Its been a long time ~

1930's Elegant Nightgown Pattern

since dievca has worn a sweeping Nightgown for her Master. This 1930’s Elegant Nightgown Vintage Pattern would be lovely to recreate.  Too bad dievca doesn’t have a sewing machine. She’ll just have to wear something vintge-like from her lingerie closet (Mary Green Silk Nightgown in Red):

Mary Green Silk Satin Burnout Gown Red


The New Comfort: Who does it best? (Chantelle, Knix, EBY)

Back in the Day (November 17, 2013 to be exact) dievca found Lingerie Comfort with Hanky Panky – In the 8 years since – the rubber has pulled out of the lace, there are holes and many pieces of dievca’s Hanky Panky have been retired.  she hasn’t bought anymore and she’s glad that she didn’t because she’s moved on to a set of Chantelle SoftStretch in Leopard Print ($54/$20):

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A new level of comfort has been found!
A new “go to” brand for the 3 C’s: Color, Comfort and Curves!

That said, dievca bought three additional sets of comfort underwear- one from Chantelle in Forest Green ($58/$20), one from EBY (Empowered By You – a “do good” business) – in Blue Meadow ($48/$22)  and a final set from the Canadian Brand “Knix” LuxeLift in an Anna Sui collaboration pattern ModFloral ($50/$25):

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Here’s the ranking:

  1. CHANTELLE – The SuperSoft fabric is….super soft, yet the bra’s hold up the girls well.  The bra padding is not removable, but it isn’t too overwhelming either – no strange shapes.  The fabric is very smooth and very comfortable.
  2. KNIX – The knix set starts out awkward to put on, but then molds nicely to the body. dievca wore the set with the removable bra pads inserted, she’ll try the top without them next time.  The bra pads looked fine, they did add a little bit of extra when dievca does not need it. There were a couple of seamed rubbing “hotspots” that disappeared as the day went on.
  3. EBY – The EBY set was easy to put on, but the cut of the bra armholes is high.  That is where the seams on the sides of the bra rubbed dievca, all day – she had to keep adjusting the irritation point. Was it horrible? No – just there.  Maybe it will disappear with washing.  The bra cups are removable and in dievca’s case not necessary – but they didn’t look strange. she will try wihtout the pads on the next round – maybe that will stop the rubbing.  The bottoms were very comfortable.

Conclustion – all three (four sets) are nice, but the little bit extra you pay for the CHANTELLE set(s) is worth it.


Opting for Elegant with La Perla

Master has been interested in opening Presents this Season –
La Perla may be able to help.

Add:


Bordelle – Exclusive Bondage

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The Adjustable Bondage Angela is the ultimate in Bordelle bondage luxe, with total adjustability to flatter every curve. This piece is made up of over 150 24k gold-plated components. Each dress takes a whole day to make! Limited edition colourway – Eden. $1094.00

Details:

  • Satin elastic dress in rich Eden
  • Signature satin elastic strapping
  • Adjustable through the back
  • Includes suspender clips; wear with garters or stockings
  • 24k gold plated zip fastening
  • Made up of 140 24k gold-plated components

Care and Composition:
Elastic: 89% Polyamide, 11% Elastane.
Delicate hand wash separately.


Working the stockings

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Master has been into stockings lately.  dievca has been working them with a garter belt, no garter belt (stay-ups), chemise, slip, soft corset. etc.  Is your Sir or Madame into a certain presenation mode? XO


Santa Lingerie – a discussion

Santa lingerie has permeated our culture.  You can probably picture the garments in question: cherry-red babydoll nightie with white fur trim lining the hem, paired with matching thong, or maybe a red satin and white fur teddy.

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How did lingerie evoking Santa, a wholesome and kindly childhood figure whose presence signals a religious virgin birth, get so popular?

Undergarments for women have long been costume-like, and were often meant to dramatically alter female silhouettes. (Whalebone corsets, giant hoops worn under crinoline skirts, a bustle.) Bloomers and petticoats might look dowdy and utilitarian, but eroticizing lingerie isn’t a new trend. Lingerie really started becoming more decorative and luxurious in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

In1898, after noting a “mania” for colourful, decorative and seductive lingerie throughout Europe, the French journalist Octave Uzanne wrote, “the last remains of feminine modesty sunk out of sight.”

But underwear as a costume is a newer phenomenon. It might be linked with the provocative “underwear as outerwear” period of the 1980s and 90s. At the end of the 20th century, seeing visible underwear became more shocking than the nude body. An example is Madonna’s “Blonde Ambition” cone bra.

That’s the culture that led up to the “fast fashion” lingerie that was so popular in the early 2000s. And the inexpensive “Halloween Slutty” and “Santa Baby” costumes multiplied.

Santa may be a wholesome concept, but he is asking people to sit on his lap, he’s keeping a naughty and nice list, there are songs about Santa kissing women when he comes to visit, people are getting cozy with fur and sitting by a fire, and let’s not forget the unknown quantity of Ms. Santa Claus.   Perhaps people who buy Santa lingerie are buying into the commercialized, sexualized lens of those forces~

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Finally something good – or so she thought

Agent Provocateur Peachy

dievca spotted this lovely photo from an Agent Provocateur email. she was excited to see an edge and presetntation that has been missing from the company’s recent offerings. she misses the quirk, sassiness and humor they used to offer.

Then she clicked through to see the item…

What dievca thought was a body suit or soft corset turn out to be a dress with mini ruffles and lace.  At $1545 only the back is of interest. Yawn~

Agent Provocateur Peachy Dress

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Good In Bed? Maybe, maybe not – washable silk with Lunya

Lunya Washable Silk Tee Set $198

dievca was interested in sharing this washable silk set from Lunya $198 because of the lovely colors and sensual slouchy fit. With 4.5 stars out of 1258 reviews, she thought it sounded good.  Then dievca read the one star and two star reviews — customer service is slow to respond, the set wrinkles easily while sleeping or after washing and the large tee with small shorts might not be that sexy…

Such a bummer because dievca is loving the colors, but the colors only come with the sleep sets….

Do we give it a try or pass?


Insert a little humor into your lingerie closet – Foxy Lady

Fox Fur Bikini Lingerie available on eBay.

Red, Light Blue, Lake Blue, Pink, Hot Pink, Grass Green, Black

$71.99


Accentuating the A**

Sheer Panty Ass

OR

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Swiss Dot Options!


Halloween Lingerie Suggestions

It may be a bit late to consider some of these pieces, but others you may be able to modify a piece or make on your own:


A "Thank You" to Anna from the UK who had a blog from 2013-2016 called "Bras and Body Image"


Rooftop Lingerie – Strappy Bondage

Rooftop lingerie

Fleur du Mal’s Strappy Bondage line allows you to exhibit from the Rooftop! Pieces available from $85 for panties to the Strappy Bondage Suit at $225. Click the photo above to purchase.

Fleur du Mal Strappy Bondage Suit


Sometimes its works – tanga panties

Backside and cuffs
Master appreciates corsets and stockings, but once in awhile things need to be changed up. Using the Tanga Panties above as inspiration – dievca pulled out her Simone Pérèle lingerie which works well with her curves. Her offering just happened to be orange in honor of Halloween! No stockings, as it was too warm – but it made a lovely offering of her a**.


Going Bananas 🍌 It started with Josephine

Josephine Baker Glamour

Fleur du Mal may have us Going Bananas with their Limited Edition lingerie, but it may have started with the lovely and talented Josephine Baker.

On June 3, 1906, Josephine Baker was born Freda Josephine McDonald in the slums of St. Louis. Growing up, she cleaned houses and babysat for the wealthy. At the age of 15, Baker was recruited for the St. Louis Chorus vaudeville show; from there, she went to Harlem where she performed in musicals. Eventually, she landed a gig in France as part of an all-black revue, at a salary of $1,000 a month; she emigrated in 1925.

It was the summer of 1926 at the Folies Bergère in Paris. Hordes of white Parisians flocked to the famed theater to see La Revue Nègre, a musical show that emerged from France due to the country’s fascination with jazz culture. And there, wearing little more than strings of pearls, wrist cuffs, and a skirt made of 16 rubber bananas, Josephine Baker descended from a palm tree onstage, and began to dance. This dance—the danse sauvage—is what established her as the biggest black female star in the world.

During World War II, Baker aided the French Resistance by smuggling secret messages in invisible ink on her musical sheets. She hid Jewish refugees and weapons in her château that Bakerskin (her line of skin darkening and hair slicking products) had helped pay for. In 1963, she was, notably, the only official female speaker to give an address at the March on Washington. She received the Croix de Guerre, the Médaille de la Résistance, and Légion d’Honneur. After she died on April 12, 1975, more than 20,000 people crowded the streets of Paris to watch the funeral procession on its way to L’Église de la Madeleine. The French government honored her with a 21-gun salute, making Josephine Baker the first American woman buried in France with full military honors.

In August 2021, it was announced that Josephine Baker is set to become the first Black woman to have her remains reburied in the Panthéon monument in Paris — one of the highest honors in France. French president Emmanuel Macron made the announcement writing that Baker “held high the motto of the French Republic.”

“World-renowned music hall artist, committed to the Resistance, tireless anti-racist activist, she was involved in all the fights that bring together citizens of good will, in France and around the world,” the palace wrote.
She will be honored at the monument on November 30.

Fashion-wise – offstage, Josephine’s style was developed by Paul Poiret and Madeleine Vionnet, two of the leading couturiers in the ’20s. Her alluring choices have been seen more recent when Beyoncé paid homage to Baker by wearing a banana skirt in her 2006 Fashion Rocks performance. Miley Cyrus following in 2014.

Banana SkirtAt the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards, when Rihanna wore a sheer Baker-inspired dress. The Spring 2011 Prada collection and the 2016 Marc Jacobs’s Fall runway notably referenced Baker’s signature gelled hair.

Or, perhaps, Charlotte Olympia’s Banana Pumps are enough quirk to honor Josephine!

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