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Sexy Lingerie So Complicated You Need A PhD To Get It Off (NSFW)


Lingerie is great because it’s beautiful and sexy and because it helps women and other female-identified people feel beautiful and sexy. But man, sometimes when I’m cruising around on websites full of sexy bras, panties and corsets, I can’t help but marvel at how, well, complicated some of these lacy little garments look.

Granted, my undergarments tend much more towards built-in bra tank tops rather than teddies, although I do have a few sexy vintage slips and bras I pull out when the mood strikes. But there is a whole world full of waspies (abbreviated corsets), mesh, buckles and straps that people regularly wrangle their forms into during sexytime.  And hey, it certainly seems to be a source of sexual (and visual!) pleasure, so I say keep on keepin’ on. Just be aware that you might need a PhD in engineering to get some of these babies off your or your partner’s body.

Marlies Dekkers Unpadded Plunge Balcony Bra


A fierce, fierce bra with metal accoutrement to prove it.

Something Wicked Annabel Harness Bra

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How are the pasties attached? Please, someone tell me how the pasties are attached.

Agent Provocateur Jet Suspender


How do you get this on? How do you get this off?

Spicy Lingerie Lovely Leopard Goddess Sexy Dress

sexy-dress Liquid-look leopard!

Agent Provocateur Caitlin Waspie 


I love the pink and black here. I want to know how the middle garment (a waspie) fastens.

Frederick’s Of Hollywood Strappy Lace Halter Teddy


This reminds me of nothing so much as Jess Day’s ill-fated starfish lingerie on New Girl.

Lingerie Diva Opulent Fishnet Set 


Mesh sleeves!

Nancy Mayer ID Sarreiri Meet Anne Droid Bustier


I actually kind of dig the “starry night meets Elizabethan” nature of this corset.

Frederick’s Of Hollywood Banded Lace Chemise


So pretty, so many straps.

All photos via respective retailers


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  • elle

    Maybe I’m just a simple woman with simple needs but most of these look like they would take WAY too much time to get on and off. I just don’t have that kind of time.

  • Lindsey Conklin

    sometimes I have trouble unzipping a dress. no way would this work for me, hahaa

  • Ninargh

    I think pasties stay on with double sided tape. Or toupee tape. If you’re fancy.

  • http://www.pinkwinds.com Euniceh

    I love these sets so much. But pinkwinds corsets are better for me. You can find them here http://www.pinkwinds.com/lingerie/corsets.html