There’s nothing sexier than a woman who is body-confident and happy in their own skin. So that can only mean that a girl’s new best friend is well-suited, well-fitting underwear that enhances all your best assets and makes you feel super-confident. Being a curvy woman myself, the one thing above everything to make me feel at my most sexy is when seeing burlesque.

Those beautiful, bountiful yet completely normal women, dressed to impress and strutting their bodies across a stage just makes me want to go home and give Mr A his own little performance. So I’ve taken some time, for my own benefit as well as yours, to get together a few gorgeous feel-good lingerie sets to tantilise you into making yourself feel as sexy as you are!!

First on my list is this seductive set from Ann Summers, the Enigma Collection, along with the Enigma Navy Waspie. This gorgeous soft navy satin and black lace set is extremely sophisticated, sexy enough for the bedroom and subtle enough to be worn under clothes. This waspie-style shape is great for those who have a small waist, but want to smooth out the tummy and sides a little.

The waspie has front hook & eye closure, so is easy to fit and to remove. Waspies are a great addition to a lingerie set and to help you to feel confident in the bedroom by structuring the tummy and hips area, and giving you a little bit of support so you can stop worrying about sucking your tummy in and concentrate on the night ahead. This sexy little addition has attached suspender straps, and is available in sizes 8 to 16.

Moving on to something a little more burlesque, the amazing What Katie Did is a retailer of all things retro, sexy and extremely high quality, with their gorgeous hand-made corsets, including some real classics and with the amazing option to make your very own! Believe it or not there is actually a body shaper that can be amazing under any slinky dress and look sexy at the same time! This comes in the form of the Glamour Corselette, a best seller of theirs, this gorgeous slinky, smooth satin and powermesh bra and body cover comes in black and peach and is perfect for hiding under a super sexy dress.

This is a body shaper that is so glamorous that you’ll forget about the dress completely and won’t feel embarrassed taking it off at the end of the night! For a perfect fit this Corselette comes in bra sizes (hurray!) and is a bargain at £68.50. With a low fitting back (bra strap added for bigger bust sizes) and suspender clips included, it really is a staple piece for every wardrobe!

Not forgetting that What Katie Did is not only amazing for this kind of gorgeous vintage / shape-wear, but their corsets are simply incredible!! Their Demi Couture section is mind-blowing, and if you’re looking for a real treat, look no further than the Cabaret Sheer Sophia. Available in black and peach, this beautiful overbust, steel bonded, sheer organza corset has the right amount of cheeky with sheer panels and satin overboning with modesty panel.

This corset has a gentle curve, which is great for beginners (those who want a more dramatic look might want more of a gored hip version) and has hook & eye openings to the front and satin ribbons to the back. At £165.00 this isn’t a cheap option, but this is the kind of thing you’d buy for a special occasion, to make yourself feel amazing, or maybe even for your wedding! Handmade from start to finish, this is the kind of garment that can be worn again and again and may last a lifetime!

If you want a cheap but cheerful option to this kind of thing, then Lovehoney have some really hot options to choose from. The Classic Satin Over Bust Steel Boned Corset is gorgeous shape, with a sweetheart neck-line, and the ability to reduce your waistline by 5.5 inches! The corset uses spiral steel bones for a more comfortable, flexible fit and is made of super soft silk-mix satin.

The bust lifts and shapes your bosom nicely, and it comes with six detachable garter straps. With the traditional hook & eye front and lace-up back, this attractive corset can be worn underneath clothes, as a statement piece or costume, or as entertainment in the bedroom! In my experience, this type of well-made yet budget style corset doesn’t last a life-time, but for £30.00 this is a real bargain!

So last, but not least, is something a little more for the boudoir, is this super sexy Lace Waist Cincher from La Rouge Boutique. This stretch lace, boned, transparent, waist cincher is on offer at the moment at £38.69, and is available in black and red, in small medium and large sizes. It follows the traditional hook & eye front and lace-up back, with detachable garter straps.

This one is amazingly hot addition to any underwear set, sexy knickers, nipple tassels or nothing else at all! I love how this one covers the hips to give a great silhouette, although is probably not completely meant to smooth out under clothes. I also love how seductive this one is, the lace detailing shows off just enough flesh and under-bust gives you the freedom to add whatever look you like to it.

So I hope this has helped your search for something different to add to your lingerie collection that would make you feel like the sexiest woman on earth. I don’t know about you, but I love anything that makes the most of my curves and this burlesque style look suits every shape and size.

Personally, I think I’ll be saving up for a few retro pieces from What Katie Did, but it’s good to know there are a few options for all tastes out there too!