Burlesque pin ups with their tassel-twirling tricks, rouged lips and high kicks have set about a trend for silky smalls that are too good to be kept under wraps.
Though not all of us are about to hop onto a stage in a giant martini glass, we can slip on some flamboyant scanties. What could be better than hiding a luxury set under a simple dress or sloppy tee? And when it comes to picking out underwear, we're spoilt for choice.
Wiggle into Lascivious' fuchsia panties and clash them with the softer pink bra from I.D. Sarrieri It might be ultra girly but the sheer lace and naughty cut of the knickers is anything but demure. Make a vampish statement in Agent Provocateur's black and pink pieces (they know a thing or too about how to show off lingerie. Kylie Minogue on a bucking bronco anyone?) La Perla offers a more delicate nude set edged with turquoise stiching and bows. But for those who want something tougher, I.D. Sarrieri's gray triangle number with matching panties adds sex appeal minus all the frills and fuss.
Though you'll never part a woman with her obsession with her handbags and stacking a wardrobe full of shoes, what lies beneath is the accessory of choice.