Since the advent of sexy lingerie, many of us have believed that it should be regarded as something should be only worn to our lover. If you are gushing and effusive enough, you can also buy one for yourself to make you become the most wonderful gift to your partner on Valentine’s day. However, what if you are single? Should you really go without one of life’s great pleasures?
Official figures from the General Household Survey show that nearly 33% of women in the UK are living alone by the time they reach retirement age, providing fresh evidence that millions of women have turned their backs on the traditional pattern of marriage and children under 30 age. Some unlucky in love, maybe. Others selectively deciding not to settle for tradition and instead pursuing a journey of education, self improvement, career advancements, and of course, not having anyone to answer to. It is ludicrous to imagine that these smart, savvy, independent women are sitting at home in flannel pyjamas every night.
In addition to these facts we cannot ignore the objectification involved in assuming that lingerie is only for show. Whilst there is nothing wrong in wanting to impress your partner there is something very empowering about treating yourself to quality lingerie, and wearing it – just for yourself. OK, so you may feel silly putting on a full lingerie set, complete with suspender belt and stockings just for yourself, but what about all the other fabulous products available on the lingerie market? Babydolls, playsuits, and sexy loungewear chemises are all a great way of indulging in lingerie that will make you feel incredible, put-together and sassy.
All in all, if you are single and have no one to share your Valentines with you this year, There is no need to get so upset. You can also buy yourself some sexy undies, pour yourself a glass of wine and indulge in some choccies and a good chick flick. After all, the most important relationship you have is the one with yourself.