Lingerie covers a vast array of under-clothing such as bodystockings, corsets, nightwear, shapewear, bras, knickers and much more. Despite the recession, in the UK sales of undergarments have risen (no doubt in part due to the Shades of Grey trilogy), the demand for shapewear and other luxury products are still on the rise, and although corsetry still only accounts for 10% of the lingerie market, it is high profile in the current retro fashion trends.

Lingerie has changed over the years and innovation in the use of fabrics and modern designs with greater emphasis on gorgeous fabrics and brighter more daring colours, plus the introduction of Lycra and control mesh to give women the shapes they have always dreamed of, underwear today is sexier and more in demand than ever before - especially some of the stunning vintage styles, whether a true original or copies.

According to market research, most women tend to buy themselves 'necessary' underwear, whilst men will buy the more luxurious and sexually appealing styles for the women in their lives, but with feminine silky and lacy bra sets, sexy fishnet bodystockings, retro style girdles and suspenders belts, trendy granny pants and figure enhancing control mesh shapewear from affordable ranges, there is absolutely no reason why women should not be treating themselves with some gorgeous lingerie on a regular basis.