Giving lingerie as a gift can be difficult. There’s the matter of sizing, and of taste. If you’re going to go down that path – especially as a male buying for a female – but your not sure if the traditional bra-and-briefs set will cut it, consider something else in the lingerie realm. Corsets, basques, bodysuits and bustiers border closer to outerwear for their fuller coverage, and also offer up a uniqueness that a bra and brief set cannot.

After the break, 5 Christmas gift ideas for the lingerie-loving girl.

Above: Lascivious ‘Lola’ Basque. Photo: James Lightbown.

Lascivious ‘Lola’ Basque

The ultra-modern girl loves her Lascivious: a combination of figure-flattering lines and sporty modern mesh, this is a basque that brings classic and modern into harmony. She can remove the suspenders and daringly pair it with skinny pants or a fitted pencil skirt for going out.

From Lascivious. It’s also available at Nancy Meyer.

lascivious lingerie lola basque

Belle Et BonBon Aude Bustier

Boldly sheer and yet with a waist-cinching shape that nods to vintage glamour, Belle Et BonBon’s structured bustier is made from a fine floral lace. This is a gift for a girl who knows how to be soft and delicate, and sexy and revealing, all at once.

From Coco De Mer.

belle et bonbon bustier from coco de mer

Agent Provocateur Cordeliyah lace bustier

For the lady of luxury, the Cordeliyah bustier is from Agent Provocateur’s high end ‘Soiree’ range. Boned and underwired and crafted from gold-embroidered navy French Leavers lace, it speaks to the woman who appreciates the art of fine lingerie as something with transformational power.

Available at

Agent Provocateur Cordeliyah lace bustier

Dolce & Gabbana lace body

For the daring lady: not for its fabrication or cut, but because it can wholly be worn as outerwear.

Channeling the vintage bombshell of the ’50s, Dolce & Gabbana’s full-cupped, boy-legged bodysuits were worn on the runway with nothing but heels and jewellery. The boldest girl can do the same, or she can wear it with a full skirt during the day and with nothing behind closed doors. It’s versatile and wearable.

Get it at

dolce and gabbana lace body

Gossard Ooh La La Corselette

The femme fatale in any woman loves a vintage lace corset in the classic combination of black and pink. Feminine details on black lace signal a contrast of danger and softness that appeals to the sultry side of any girl.

Get it from

Gossard Bustier at Figleaves

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