The Woman's Guide to Lingerie

This post is dedicated to all my hard-core lingerie lovers out there.  I previously wrote a post about how you don’t have to wear lingerie.  Click HERE to read. 

But now, I want to discuss the ingredients for pulse-pounding, heart-stopping lingerie. 

Harnessed Hottie Bodysuit $37.95

Harnessed Hottie Bodysuit $37.95


Harnesses:  Next to bodysuits, these are probably my absolute fav.  They’re unapologetically sexy.  The focus is usually on the neck, which is considered an erogenous zone.  Plus, they’re multi-taskers:  They may take some effort to put on, but you could wear it over a white button down shirt, under anything low-cut, anything sheer, or even over a dress.


Bandage:  She’s an aggressive tigress, like her cousin “bondage”.   Bandage lingerie is body-conscious lingerie that promises to whip every curve into shape.  It’s the opposite of  “Nice girls don’t do that” mentality, and projects the idea of a woman in complete control.

Corsets:  It’s never-ending love affair.  They whittle the waist and push the girls the higher and closer to the heavens.  They give every shape the coveted hourglass shape.  TIP:  Make sure you get a steel-boned corset; plastic boning will lose its shape faster than a fat kid chasing the ice cream truck.


Lace: Its origin is lost to history yet it remains timeless and feminine.  The delicate fabric is the only fabric known to represent both chastity and debauchery.  The only differentiator seems to be color associations:  pure white, scandalous red, or black as either sophisticated or somber.

And there you have it.  You are now armed to locate your own brand of daring.   

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What Would Cookie Wear?

Cookie's fashion sense on the show of Empire is sophisticated, and trendy. As a fan of the show, I think it would be fun to consider what lingerie Cookie might wear for a boudoir shoot.

 Cookie spent a significant amount of time in prison, so she hasn't experienced a lot of the fashion trends for the last seventeen years. Cookie has a lot of catching up to do.

We can see that she's a big fan of animal prints, which is also symbolic of the strength in the Lyon family. Animal prints also tend to pair well with a lot of black.

 She's not afraid to wear furs, and knows just how to use color to get Lucious where she wants him. Remember her purple fur coat in Episode 6 when Cookie decides to give some major body, or should I say booty?

Cookie knows purple is Lucious' favorite color, which also coincidentally is the color affiliated with royalty. She's decked out in Victoria's Secret's limited edition Criscross Merrywidow corset, and tops it off with a lush (fake?)purple-hued fur.

 Something tells me Anika had very good reason to feel threatened!

 So, here are a few pieces that I think Cookie would wear for a boudoir shoot:

 Cookie could give lots of body in this strappy ensemble from Dita Von Teese.  Click the link to purchase;  total cost before tax shipping is $185.00. 

As we've seen in many episodes, Cookie is a huge fan of animal print, so this leopard chemise ($29.98) is certainly true to the spirit of Cookie. 

The Rochelle Lace Top and Corset Panty from Frederick's of Hollywood ($48.50) is sexy and demure at the same time.  Cookie knows just how to tease Lucious. 

So for those of you who were salivating over Cookie's Merrywidow in Episode 6, it's sold out, but you might get lucky and find it on eBay or consider this little black lace number with crisscross detail from Leg Avenue ($30):

I'm not affiliated in any with these brands; I'm just an avid shopper of lingerie and fashion.