By Jessica Conway, GalTime.com
Hosting a lingerie party is a blast with the right tips! Whether you're brainstorming bachelorette party ideas, searching for the perfect way to shower a bride with love, or looking for some fun with your gal pals, look no further! The latest "girls-night-in" craze involves nothing more than your skivvies! Laura Mehlinger, designer of Lola Haze, gives us the 4-1-1 on lingerie parties!
What's the best part about throwing a lingerie-themed bridal shower? This is one the only times when a woman's friends can gather in one place to celebrate friendship and femininity as she begins the next phase of her life. What says bonding better than celebrating what's closest to your skin - lingerie with the girls who are closest to you! So have fun, these parties are an intimate way to celebrate!
How do you host a lingerie party? It all starts with inviting a lingerie expert. The appointed "underthings" queen will come to your house, typically free of charge. She'll bring lingerie in a slew of sizes for the bride and her guests to try on and potentially buy. Many lingerie party hosts also receive perks!
At Lola Haze™, our experts also come equipped with an assortment of special lingerie goodies to spice things up and get the party rolling. Guests can try things on and shower the bride and themselves with fanciful gifts.
If your local lingerie boutique doesn't offer free consultations, or if you want to host a party without the pressure of buying, why not lingerie "window shop"? Include a trip your favorite store after drinks at your place, or have your guests bring gifts of lingerie for the bride.
What are some must-have party favors? If you're looking for the perfect party favor, why not hand out lingerie laundry bags to your guests? As adorable as they are useful, these bags are a must-have for every lingerie lover. Your friends can use them for washing, storing, and packing their delicates.Lola Haze
Lola Haze Launderie Bag ($15)
How can you keep your party classy, sexy and chic - and not borderline trashy? For some blushing brides, unwrapping boxes and boxes of lingerie at a bridal shower is reason enough to elope! Keep it chic by setting an elevated tone to the party. Choose elegant invitations, include high-end brands of lingerie, serve champagne and appetizers, and play some jazz! And if the thought of pairing mothers-in-law with lingerie is just too embarrassing, keep the event "girlfriends only."
How about gifts for the bride? Is white lingerie the only option on her wedding night? Bridal lingerie no longer just means frilly and white, so don't feel bad putting a new twist on the tradition. Modern women want to wear modern lingerie, which means bright colors, bold silhouettes, and anything that feels sexy! Try on a teddy or romper for a more playful look, or go for a slip or chemise in a fun color!
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Calvin Klein Naked Glamour Sleepwear Chemise, $58
Besides your typical bra and underwear sets, what other types of lingerie are fun to consider? Teddies and rompers are key modern silhouettes in every woman's lingerie wardrobe. They are one-piece styles function as panties, layering pieces under clothing, or sexy stand-alones! Teddies hug the body, while rompers are looser. Slips and chemises are classic pieces that come in a wide range of fits. Slips are worn as foundations under dresses, while chemises are generally worn alone.
Lola Haze Embrace Teddy in Fuschia, $89
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