The intimate apparel industry reports that U. S. women spent and estimated $9.6 billion on intimate apparel in 2007. Intimate apparel sales projections for 2013 are $11 billion. Although one third of women buy intimate apparel at department stores, the internet is used for research and purchases. Whether online or retail, bodystockings & sexy costumes offer shoppers affordable style.
When shopping for intimate apparel, cost is a constant critical factor to consumers of all ages despite the consumer’s economic class. Aesthetic appeal is important to younger shoppers. On the other hand, mature consumers shop for practical aspects such as comfort and value.
Bodystockings can offer consumers comparatively inexpensive but stylish options when shopping for lingerie. Bodystockings lace patterns include rose, bow, floral, spider web, honeycomb, butterfly and bow lace. Fish net, diamond net, crochet net, industrial net, or fence net bodystockings can be added to anyone’s intimate collection for less than ten dollars. Embellishments include a ruffle top, satin ribbons, satin bows, lace up legs, crisscross front, crisscross back, suspenders, rhinestones, and keyhole cutout. Two-piece bodystockings with chain link, and suspender bodystockings are among the assortments.
Bodystockings can be transparent, opaque, checked or pattered. Tank top, off shoulder, spaghetti straps, or halter bodystockings are additional selections. Neckline versatility includes scoop neck, V neck, and deep V neck bodystockings. For those who appreciate less as more, sleeveless bodystockings, footless bodystockings and bodystockings with cutouts for the chest or groin areas, can enhance bodystocking appeal.
Bodystockings come in a limited range of colors, with black as the principal color. Size options can be limited to one size fits all, or plus sizes. Occasionally, bodystockings offer small, medium or large sizes. For those with specialty needs, shoppers can find department stores with petite sizes or petite boutique stores.
Intimate apparel trends include apparel versatility as outerwear, specialty factors for those seeking plus-size, maternity, and mastectomy intimate apparel, and green products. For shoppers considering intimate apparel as outwear, there are sexy costumes that can be worn outside of just Halloween or special events, with prices that are as affordable as any other outfit.
Shoppers seeking sexy costumes need only input something as simple as a fairy tale character, an ethnic theme, a career theme, or sports theme to discover a variety of costumes. Among fairy costumes are those that are dark, Gothic, autumn, garden, white, green, forest, or the Tooth Fairy.
A range of fairy tale costumes are themed on Cinderella, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Strawberry Shortcake, Little Miss Muffet, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Little Red Riding Hood, Little Bo Peep, Wizard of Oz, Heidi, Goldilocks, Sugar Plum Fairy, Raggedy Ann, Rainbow Brite, Tinkerbell, Pippi Longstocking, Nutcracker, and the Three Musketeers.
Shoppers can browse online from an endless array of twists on sexy standards for nurse, devil, vampire and pirate costumes. Law enforcement costumes include standard police officer, prisoner, but also FBI, sheriff, trooper, deputy. Career costumes include old standbys like doctor, patient, firefighter, as well as magician, bullfighter, race car driver, pit crew, referee, golfer, equestrian, caddy, boxer, and female football player.
Science fiction fans can pick from a sexy scientist, Princess Leia, or Star Trek costume. Renaissance fair garb include Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Guinevere, wizard, warrior, princess, barbarian, Xena, forest fairy, wench, and wood sprite.
Environmental oriented shoppers might consider the assortment of bee, ladybug, butterfly bunny, kitten, lion, cat, mouse, panda, leopard, cheetah, jaguar, cougar, tigress, or zebra costumes.
Greek, Russian, Fraulein, St. Patty’s, senorita, leprechaun, lederhosen, Bollywood, Geisha, German beer maiden, Viking, Eskimo, Scottish, matador, tango, and Turkish costumes are among culturally themed sexy costumes.
Bodystockings & sexy costumes can add value and flair to any wardrobe, whether worn as intimate apparel or as outerwear.