This invaluable guide pays homage to the silk, satin and lace (or sometimes the Lycra and pvc) that has evolved to become the `bare essentials' of every woman's wardrobe. Offering practical advice and tips on what to wear in every situation and occasion from your wedding day to a romantic assignation or even a little cturnal naughtiness, Tracy Martin also advises on how to obtain that seam-free silhouette and avoid those lingerie fashion faux pas that every woman dreads. Beginning with the fascinating history of lingerie from the bustles and bloomers of the Victorian age to the more current, racy and bold burlesque style, this book is crammed full of information, facts and anecdotes as we celebrate how lingerie has literally shaped women's lives as well as their figures.
Tracy Martin has a passion for fashion. She has featured in and contributed to both specialist and mainstream publications, writing features on design, style and fashion. Tracy often appears on television, including appearances on ITV's This Morning, Storage Hoarders and The Alan Titchmarsh Show, where she features fashion accessories. She travels worldwide conducting lectures on the history of fashion as well as what we should be buying now as a fashion investment for the future. Her previous books include The Little Black Dress, High Heel Heaven and Collectable Names and Designs in Fashion. The author is based in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.