You've spent months finding the perfect dress, argued about the wedding cake toppers and the hand picked flowers for your bouquet. You are now reasonably certain you’re ready to waltz down the aisle. But what happens after the wedding? When the dress is back on the hanger, what will you wear for the most important night of your life? Choosing your lingerie isn't as easy as grabbing the nearest white night-gown on the rack, so here are a few simple guidelines to help you choose the slip of cloth that will set his heart on fire.
1. Don't be skimpy. This rule applies to both the garment and the price tag. Your husband doesn't want a pole-dancer for this night of intimacy with the love of his life, so leave the tasselled pasties for another night (his birthday, maybe). Instead, choose something sophisticated and adult. There are so few times when you can justify a splurge on really expensive lingerie, and this is one of them, so enjoy it (and let him relish uncovering every hidden inch of you!).
2. Make it exceptional. You should be comfortable, but a floor-length cotton nightgown is neither appropriate nor attractive. So stick to something satiny, silky, lacy, or all of the above.
3. Go wild. Nobody sleeps in a corset because they’re supposed to be taken off (ideally in the heat of passion, so make sure is has snaps or hooks rather than lacing or buttons). This lingerie is meant to be unique, for one night only, not practical, so don’t be afraid to go outside your comfort zone and opt for something a little spicy like something you never thought you’d have a chance to wear.
4. You have to be traditional behind closed doors. While white may show off a tan better, it is not exactly flattering on most skin tones, so opt for jewel tones that will really make his eyes pop.
5. Go designer. While Myer and David Jones claim to offer wedding lingerie, the selection is often a snooze-fest (not ideal for your wedding night). Seek out designer labels for something both classy and unique. You want to get his attention, not put him to sleep.
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