All change… the misty, mellow and fruitful autumn is almost upon us and millions of women are rummaging through their underwear drawers in dissatisfaction, realising everything’s a bit tatty.
Just because the weather’s cooler there’s no need to forget about feeling sexy under all those extra layers. And Halloween and Bonfire Night are on the horizon, prime party territory. Luckily good old Ann Summers has come up trumps with 75% off in their autumn sale.
From downright naughty to classically sexy
Their lingerie is famously naughty but if you’re more into pretty, feminine stuff there’s plenty of that too. Plus tops and dresses, clubbing gear, accessories and even men’s clothing.
I’m particularly taken with their hosiery section since Brighton’s two best old-style department stores – both rich sources of beautiful stockings and tights – closed down years ago. Ann Summers’ hook and eye over the knee stockings and Marabou grey and black stripe over the knee stockings are gorgeous, at the classy end of sexy. And I’m a sucker for brown sheer seamed stockings. Yum.
If you’re brave enough to let a lot of it hang out, their black and pale pink Coquette corset, pictured, is absolutely delicious, so pretty with pale pink ruffles, ribbons, bows and sheer semi-transparent panels. Boned for an beautiful hourglass look, it looks splendidly funky with a foamy Ann Summers mini-tutu in fine black net.
If I was twenty years younger I’d throw on a pair of shell pink over-the-knee woolly socks, add chunky biker or cowboy boots, mess up my hair, add scarlet lipstick and hit the nearest party. As it is I’m way too old to get my bits out in public without losing my dignity and causing consternation, so I’d wear it with a posh knee-length pencil skirt and a delicate mohair shrug, topped off with a snotty green fitted tweed hunting jacket. Plus a tweedy flat cap to match.
Luscious late night reading
Have you sampled E L James’ notorious 50 Shades of Grey novels yet? If not Ann Summers stocks the series in their gift section. Why not treat yourself and see what all the fuss is about?
Whatever your taste, age, size and shape
You could go mad and deck yourself out in the most outrageous crotchless knickers and wicked bras. Or you could rein yourself in and be a bit more subtle and circumspect about it. Either way, there’s some gorgeous stuff on sale right now. Here’s a link to our 75% off at Ann Summers discount code. Enjoy!