Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tres Chic Lingerie

I chose to name my blog The Peak of Tres Chic because of my utter fascination with French women.  The word tres chic translates to very stylish, or very hip.  Using tres chic in the title of my blog sets the tone for the content I present to my readers.  Namely, all things stylish, polished, pretty and effortlessly cool, in a very French sort-of-way.  You see, the French have a sensuality unrivaled by any country I have visited.  French women ooze sexiness, but in a rather subtle, subdued way.  They manage to stay slender without spending 5 days at the gym each week, they enjoy the pleasures of life without guilt or shame, and they possess a self-awareness that is both confident and carefree.  

The quintessential French woman- Brigitte Bardot


The French girl grows up with an almost rapturous cultural appreciation for the human form.  She understands that sexy is a state of mind.  Her relationship to food and her body is sensual, not tyrannical, and she takes pleasure in both.  I feel French women are less hard on themselves and more accepting of their bodies, flaws and all, because the French girl is primed  to be relaxed about her body from the get-go.  There is a personal freedom, an ease, and an acceptance of diverse body types in France that doesn't exist in America.  The French believe that if you love your body, your children will grow up loving theirs.  One way French women love their body is by wearing flattering lingerie and pretty underthings.  Not for the enjoyment of a man, necessarily.  But simply, because it makes them feel pretty.  And why wouldn't you treat yourself to beautiful underwear, right?  

Since my lingerie drawer is looking sparse, and because ultimately I want to have children who grow up loving their bodies, I plan to invest in some pretty tres chic lingerie.  Here are a few of my favorite finds:















Do you like to wear lingerie, or is it too fussy for you?  What ways do you take care of yourself?


18 comments:

  1. Omg we are so on the same page! Getting fancy lingerie is a big priority for my closet this year, as I've been definitely neglecting that area since getting married and having a kid. Time to treat myself!

    Oh and do you have Parisian Chic? Great style guide, I love it!

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  2. What a great post. You are a fantastic writer.

    I don't tend to wear lingerie, but I, too, wish I did more. Even if it's just for myself. It's like a secret that no one knows about but that makes you feel so good. So why not?

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  3. That little number from bhldn is gorgeous! And I'm loving that black set with the blush bow, so beautiful!

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  4. The bows are the garments are the perfect touch. I really love all of these pieces!

    www.glamorsham.blogspot.com

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  5. I totally agree! wearing something pretty underneath just makes me feel better! Loving all the BHLDN

    eileen
    www.acreativedayblog.com

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  6. I wear really sexy lingerie only sometimes but my practical underwear has to be nice! Okay, that was pretty intimate for the first time I'm here on your blog...but you asked!! Nice to find your blog...I'm a real believer in a woman taking care of herself so she can nurture others in a happier way!
    xo
    Sharon
    Hope you stop by and say hi!!

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  7. omg i need all new underpinnings!!!! this confirms it :)

    Bethany
    www.powellbrower.blogspot.com

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  8. how funny! that's one of my goals for this year, to get my undergarments drawer in order. I tend to stick to nude bras, that way I don't have to worry about anyone seeing any color from beneath.

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  9. Wow!
    You have a huge collection of lingerie.Specially BHLDN is the best/It's looking so sexy and hot.The color of the lingerie is the best.I enjoyed reading your article, many thanks….I love this whole look! You are amazing.
    Women Lingerie

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  10. WOw, these are amazing. I had never heard of BHLDN before but I am loving their stuff! I also love Mary Green's satin chemises and camis, they are so soft + sweet.

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  11. These are so gorgeous! I'm a big believer in lingerie for everyone because I think all women should feel beautiful and sensual sometimes.

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  12. My boyfriend got me some gorgeous black lace lingerie from VS for Christmas (and an amazing fleece robe). I think it's SO worth it to splurge on pretty things like this... also, it doesn't hurt your love life!

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  13. oh la la! these are gorgeous! I'm also obsessed with French women. I was in Paris late last year and just fascinated by their sense of style.
    xx

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  14. I want to invest is beautiful lingerie! I think it's fun and oh so truly feminine!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  15. love lingerie. great post!

    xoxo navy & orange

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  16. Love this post! I'm trying to fit lingerie into my life a little more (I know my boyfriend would approve) but find it semi-inconvenient.

    You have a new follower!
    xx
    Ashley

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  17. Nothing is better than a fab piece of lingerie to make you feel *hawt*!!! (c: I'm a fan...even though it doesn't seem to stay on all that long...TMI, I know!!! ha!

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  18. So I'm guessing spanx don't count as lingerie? Hmmm. I am definitely going to gift myself something pretty after I shed my two babies in 17 months belly!

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