The Bare Essentials

Forget come-hither bedroom eyes or prowess in the kitchen – the easiest way to channel your inner seductress is to slip into some sexy lingerie. Whether it’s a sweet pair of separates, some cheeky suspenders or maybe even a AAA battery operated item – just remember, it’s what’s underneath that counts.

Cute & quirky

For the Swiss Army Knife of secret weapons, Mary Holland is your one-stop-shop. Stocking favourites like Elle MacPherson and Pleasure State, these are things you can snap on under your business suit for an instant boost in confidence (though they won’t go amiss in the bedroom either).

If you’re after sexiness with a side of whimsicality hit up MISA, which stocks a seriously sweet range of hard-to-come-by brands like Lonely by Lonely Hearts and Mimi Holliday Lingerie. And for something a bit more flamboyant, check out Deborah Marquit’s fluorescent couture collection. Pop art jacquard has never looked so sexy.

Classically chic

Eager to stage an attempt at seducing Leo? Prepare the foundations at Elegantly Scant, the Paddington boutique where his current flame Erin Heatherton recently snapped up $1700 worth of panache.

For a more authentic Italian flavour Sylvia Rhodes carries an exquisite range of European labels, or visit The Lingerie Boutique and climb to height of sophistication and luxury in a Roberto Cavalli number. And if it’s celebrity factor that appeals, snap up something shown in the Oscars Style Lounge by luxury lingerie label Harlette.

Raunchy & risqué

If love is blind, you wouldn’t need the assistance of lingerie legends Agent Provocateur, would you? Make your partner melt into a ball of helplessness by channelling the sexy alias’ in their infamously raunchy commercials, or lure him in with Kiki de Montparnasse’s sophisticated underpinnings before showing him who’s boss with one of their many “Instruments of Pleasure”.

We’ve already waxed lyrical over the allures of Dirty Pretty Things, but can you ever have too many French-inspired Versailles pasties? And for illicit accessories without a hint of gaudy glitter, revel in the X-rated offerings of Bellechasse and Coco de Mer. Batteries not included. 

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