By Teal Dye, Lotus Blooms.
The crisp autumn air is starting to settle, the leaves are beginning to scatter the King Street sidewalks, and Lotus Blooms is gearing up for a fabulous Fall! If you’ve looked at our new window, you may spy some new looks and a darker palette in honor of the transition into the colder months. Whether it’s the deep reds that match the maple trees or the decadent browns of our new corsets, we’ve got all you want to stay cozy and get things heated up.
While the Fall means more excuses to stay inside and snuggle up, it’s also a season full of great excuses to dress up and go out. Now through October 22nd, the Maryland Renaissance Festival is taking place just outside Annapolis. A costume isn’t required, but it makes it all the more fun as you transport yourself back to another time. Spend the day dressed as a fair maiden, a woodland fairy, or even the queen as you enjoy all the Festival has to offer. Have you been looking for an excuse to get a corset? We found another one for you!
Corsets date back to the mid-1500s and were worn by all classes, from peasants to the royal court. They can be worn under clothes to create a new silhouette, or on top of a dress or a shirt to add an extra dimension and authenticity to your Renaissance Faire outfit. Going for the farmer’s daughter look? Pair a maxi skirt with a white billowing peasant shirt, then tie it all off with an underbust like the Temptress, Alluring Underbust, or the Cersei in Natural Brown Leather.
Maybe you’re more of a huntress. With some killer leggings, high riding boots, a Robin Hood-esque shirt, and the Cersei in Black Leather or Gotcha, you’re sure to slay anyone who crosses your path. Or maybe you’re feeling something more regal? Full-bust corsets like the Silk Road or the Aurora can be worn as a top, and transform you into the royalty you were meant to be.
But what to do once the Festival is over? Halloween is right around the corner! Transform that Renaissance costume into a sexy pirate with your underbust and tricorn hat (complete with a feather of course!). Your colorful corset? It becomes the perfect starting point to channel your inner fairy. Feeling witchy? There are spellbinding corsets for everyone from Glinda to Maleficent, and everyone in between.
With a corset, you are sure to turn heads as soon as you walk into the room.
Once the party’s over, take that corset home and pair it with your favorite lingerie for something a little more steamy. Just as a corset can transform you, you can transform a corset to fit a wide range of looks and styles. With the right styling you can become a corset chameleon. Changing what bottoms you wear (if any), your shoes, jewelry, stocking, even different kinds of makeup can soften a rocker corset like the Harley, or vamp up a Seductress. There is a corset for every occasion and everyone! If a corset isn’t really your style, but you’re looking to add a little more spice to your autumn, why not a beautiful piece of lingerie? Confidence is always sexy, and when you see yourself in a Forget Me Not or a Botanical Beauty, your radiance will be sure to turn your partner on.
Don’t let the cool autumn weather stop you from heating things up!