by Foxy Lady Ayame.
“A little bit of naughty is a little bit of nice
She’s a lot of glam, sweat, sugar, sex, spice”
– Christina Aguilera, Show me how to burlesque
Lingerie comes in all shapes, colors and textures. And if you want to accomplish your task successfully, you’ve got to choose your weapon wisely and according to your goals.
Through Mawaru Penguindrum we see that lingerie is a transformation device; it’s like a gun that targets straight to your partner’s brain, in particular the area that produces some exciting hormones which lead to some very delicious action in bed (or kitchen or wherever you like). This kind of titillating underwear is associated with two things: confidence and sex act imitation.
Just take a look at Natsume’s maid above- the shy and loyal maid turned into an alluring aroused woman with exhibitionistic tendencies once her lingerie was revealed a bit. She starts moaning and arching her back in front of the camera like she’s having sex. I really love this scene…
To put in good use a weapon, you need to use the right ammunition and load it the right way. Lingerie is there to accent your physical traits and to underline your mood and temperament – meaning you have to choose the right piece of sexy underwear to achieve the desired image and effect. For instance, notice how the color of the maid’s bra accentuates her beautiful eyes and hair and how her bra compliments her rich bosom.
Fortunately, there’s a variety of intimate apparel out there to choose from:
- Types: corset, camisole, baby doll, waist cincher, stockings, bra (even cupless ones), thong, outfits… etc.
- Materials: lace, sheer, satin, velvet, nylon, latex, and others.
Combining the types with the materials and the colors, one can go for many different styles like strappy or frilly, slick or smooth, elaborate or minimal, feminine or androgynous.
Take for example the Princess of the Crystal’s attire and Ringo’s chemise. The Princess of the Crystal is dressed in a black and yellow latex bustier, matching black latex mid thigh boots and black latex opera gloves, when semi-dressed. When she’s at the top of the scales, she also has a purple-pink scarf and a black outside, red inside half-skirt/ tail. This screams dominatrix, poorly covered by a royal tone that the scarf and skirt give her along with the arm collars and her hat. She’s dressed up to have a wild night and boldly show who the master is here and who the ‘lowlife who won’t amount to anything’ is. Ringo’s purple satin chemise on the other hand shows classiness and oozes sensuality. The color purple adds a royal tone and is a hot color for lingerie, since it’s a mix of red and blue, warm and cold, yin and yang. Generally, it goes for a more romantic effect, though both hers and the princess’ lingerie is slick.
One more example: Karen from X/1999 is shown in red sheer chemise adorned with black lace and matching panties. The red and black combination is strong, quite aggressive and classic; especially in her line of work (she works in a soapland) it’s very common. The chobits twins wear the exact same outfit (basque, gloves, garter belt and stockings) but in different colors- Chii gives off innocence in white and Freya is straightforwardly sexy in black. The red and blue laces of the basque are a unique and modern combination that tone down the overall image and spice things up.
Lastly, I want to note the use of lace. Among the many materials for lingerie, it’s by far my favorite. It has come back in fashion these one-two past years, too. Lace is a very teasing material, since it both hides and reveals in the perfect sense of hide-and-seek game. It’s chic and dainty and glamorous, and certainly makes the lingerie more refined. It can create the illusion of layers (see Karen’s bra part) or emphasize the lines of the body (see Karen’s brazilian and Chobits’ top of their basques). Lace is the perfectly multimode feminine material.
To summarize, lingerie has many facets and when chosen wisely, its enticing potential is brought out.We hope you enjoyed the tour in the world of lingerie
Lingerie: Weapons of Seduction or Performing Sex
About the Guest Author:
With the shiftness of the world’s naughtiest tail, the innocence of youthful eyes and the smartness of a fox’s brain, she travels the world of ideas and articles along with her companion. Through their long journey, they have carried a great variety of spices (anime, manga, music, books…) to make their days and nights as tasteful as possible. You can find their diairies at kitsunetoneko.blogspot.com. She writes under the pen name Foxy Lady there and usually bears the nickname ayame in the wordpress-sphere.