Thursday, February 7, 2013

Why Single Women Should Wear Lingerie

February is the busiest time of the year for lingerie retailers, as women and men alike buy sheer, lacy, frilly, strappy, racy lingerie to surprise their partners with. Unfortunately, there’s a big demographic that feels left out of this Valentine’s Day madness: single women. But before you lambaste retailers for only catering to couples, hear me out: As a lingerie industry professional, I have first-hand knowledge on the sentiments single women have towards lingerie. And the one I hear the most? “Too bad I’m single and don’t have anyone to wear it for.”

STOP RIGHT THERE! You’re someone, aren't you? In fact, the relationship you have with yourself is the most important relationship you’ll ever have. Why would you treat a boyfriend to pretty lingerie but not yourself?

Single ladies, pay attention!

Lingerie doesn't have to (and shouldn't) be just for the bedroom. Lingerie is for lounging around the house on a lazy weekend. It’s for that extra bit of confidence when you go out with your girlfriends. It’s your naughty little secret when you’re wearing it under your work clothes or a demure church dress.

When you're home alone watching TV, are you going to feel better in sweatpants
or an equally-comfortable chemise and robe set?

Wearing lingerie is empowering. It makes women feel bolder, sexier, and more beautiful. And you shouldn't save the feeling you get from wearing a gorgeous piece of lingerie for only those times when you’re in a relationship. You’d probably benefit more in the romance department if you didn't! 

Why should this pretty set only come out when you have a boyfriend?

So the next time you spy a sexy piece of lingerie and hear it calling your name, don’t shut it out! Buy that bad girl, put it on and strut your stuff. Who cares if the only person who sees it is you, standing in front of the bathroom mirror? When you’re single, you’re the only person who matters, right?

Top image via Pinterest. Lingerie pictured: Ivory Satin Robe and Velveteen Bra Set