A huge trend among teenagers and young adults right now is themed parties. There is an endless list of different themes people apply to their parties, ranging from neon, 80’s, and jungle apparel themed parties to “anything but clothes” and lingerie parties.

Lingerie is a particularly popular theme because for guys, it’s easy (boxers or a robe are the most common attire) and for women, they can dress as sexy as they want. Generally, lingerie parties take place at a house party, but sometimes clubs or bars have “lingerie nights” where women are encouraged to wear sexy lingerie and can win prizes.

Women have many options when it comes to dressing up for lingerie parties. Whether you dress conservatively or liberally, cute and sexy outfits can be made from a variety of different types of lingerie.

-For women who don’t want to show off their legs, jeans or nice pants are completely acceptable for lingerie parties when paired with a sexy top. A corset, bustier, baby doll, or even a bra can all be worn with a simple pair of jeans and heels to create a sexy look.

-Likewise, stockings and spandex shorts that cover the back can be worn with a flirty lingerie top. This leaves your legs silhouetted instead of exposed.

-Chemises (short, lingerie dresses that double as sleeping gowns) are another option if you want to cover up your stomach. They can be tight or loose, sheer, lace, embroidered, or solid, and can be knee length or shorter. Chemises can also be worn with pantyhose, stockings, or bare.

-Camisole tops and baby doll tops are all conservative alternatives to a regular bra top, and often can be found in a variety of lacey, skimpy styles. They also provide chest support (while generally chemises do not) and can create ample cleavage depending on the type.

-Bra top sets are the most popular options for lingerie parties because most women already own a pair of matching panties and bra. Generally, women opt for booty shorts, hipsters, or boyshort style panties as opposed to thongs or g-strings. You can match the top and bottoms, or have contrasting (such as black and white) pieces. Bra top sets can be paired with stockings, pantyhose, heels, fishnets, and other accessories to create a sexy lingerie outfit.

-Dance wear, like the kind exotic dancers wear for the stage, are also becoming popular at lingerie parties. Dance wear usually consists of ultra mini skirts, midriff baring halter or tube tops, rompers, or bikini style lycra outfits. Dance wear is usually solid with more patterns and color as opposed to lingerie. Dance wear can also be paired with leggings, leg warmers, knee high socks, and a variety of different shoes. Sexy, ultra short dresses are also popular, and usually feature cut out sides or backs and low V neck fronts, giving them a more lingerie feel.

An outfit for a lingerie party can be acquired quickly for a last minute invitation, or can be bought online or in a store. Places like Victoria’s Secret and Frederick’s of Hollywood are nation wide retail shops that sell lingerie. Online sites like Yandy.com offer fast, next day shipping on their lingerie if you have a few days before the event.

Though most anything goes at lingerie parties, the idea is to dress up, rather than just wear your underwear. Bustiers and stockings are more what lingerie parties are about, rather than plain bras and panties you wear normally. Remember that whatever you’re wearing, you won’t have a good time if you aren’t comfortable in it. Pick something that fits you appropriately, and covers up what you want to be covered.

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