Thrilled to share with you this guest post from the amazing Amanda Carrington of Voella.com – if you’re not already a fan of her work, you soon will be! Included are two poems from Amanda, alongside a rich history listen and musings on the sensual side of fashion for women…and men…
We go through the same ritual every single day without even giving it a second thought. Slipping into something sexy beneath our everyday clothes has become the norm for most women these days. Historically, lingerie has always had it’s more practical purposes of course, but being the last garment to cover the naked flesh and the last piece of fabric before skin on skin contact, there will always be a sexual connection with our underwear and that goes back centuries.
Let’s take the Middle Ages for example, the corset was the fashion ideal to help the female form take on a different shape. Women used corsets and other lingerie implements to make their waistlines ridiculously small, their tummys uncomfortably flat and their boobs non-existent.
Moving towards the French Revolution era circa 1789 the corset was redesigned and used to plump up the breasts rather than flatten them down and waistlines were more natural allowing some respite from the constraints of previous corsets.
By the time we reach the 19th Century, stockings were introduced and garters were attached to corsets to hold the stockings up. The Victorian age while being considered one of the most prim and proper is ironically where the sexiest under garments came to light. Corsets, stockings and garter belts were all designed to enhance and beautify the female form. Some of the first strip tease shows began during this time period and French Can Can dancers were causing a stir by flashing their petticoats and stockings during their high kicking dance routines.
The 1920’s brought us the cami-knickers, a camisole with longer knickers all sewn into one piece. The 1950’s brought the hourglass figure back to light and the pointed bra was the accessory all ladies wanted whilst the 1960’s finally brought the era of a woman’s body being celebrated for it’s natural shape and stockings and suspenders were the norm.
During all these years female lingerie has always had a connection to sex but what did the men have to offer the ladies? Nothing it would seem. It has always been the woman who seduces her lover with her sexy attire, it has never been the other way around until now. Although a man in uniform has always been considered rather sexy it was never used as sexual enticement.
So I ask, what is for us women the equivalent of sexy lingerie?
Are we all in accordance? The Suit…
The suit isn’t something new, men have been wearing them for centuries but the 21st century has certainly seen the rebirth of the suit in women’s eyes. A man in a suit now seems to be the female sexy lingerie equivalent and I for one agree.
I have always loved to see a man in a well-tailored suit, after many years of living in Italy I think I have seen this fashion at it’s very best, no one quite pulls it off for me like the Italians. My husband has worn a suit for work since I first met him and I have to admit it has always been something that turns me on. I love to pull his tie and reel him in towards me for a lip lock.
So, is the era of suit porn a recent reality for most or has this too seen a relaunch into the market since FSOG and Christian Grey sporting a suit? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. When I first signed up to Twitter 5 years ago I don’t rememeber seeing as many men in suit avis as I do today, so what made a man in a suit so alluring to today’s woman?
I can’t answer for you all but I’m hoping to read your comments and hear your thoughts. In the meantime let me tell you what I think.
A suit is related to power. Some people infact call them power suits. A man in power is attractive to women, also a well dressed and well groomed man attracts the female eye. Every man should own at least one suit that exudes power, prestige and classic refinement. This is also a vital piece of the male wardrobe regardless of profession as it serves as a modern day suit of armour so to speak.
My dear friend Cameron Lincoln is a perfect example of our modern day knight in shining armour, his shining armour being the array of suits he teases us with in his photographs. The ladies love it and I am first in the line when it comes to ohhhing and ahhhhing over Mr Lincolns sexy suit pics. In fact I penned a poem on the very topic.
Let’s get this debate started right here. What brought the suit back into the limelight for you ladies, why now more than ever a man in a suit is desired and adored?
I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts and arriving at a conclusion with your help.
Thank you so much to Cameron Lincoln for inviting me over here to share this post with you. Hopefully we will see the return of Mr. Lincoln on the VoElla website in the not too distant future.
Thanks Amanda for such a rousing post. I invite all and sundry to get commenting below…
On a personal note – I love wearing a suit because there’s nothing smarter, and it gives such a confidence boost to feel so presentable. I’ve been donning a two- or three- piece daily for many a year and have receive compliments all throughout the time. Whereas the spectre of Mr Grey has something to do with its prevalance in erotica circles, I think suitporn was going strong well before that without his help…
So what do we think, ladies and gents?