Black Lace, Ruffles and Bows for the Fashionable Femme Fatale

 - Apr 4, 2009   Updated: Apr 18 2011
The French are known for decadent and risque lingerie, and Chantal Thomass does the style as well as any. With design cues that evoke a retro femme fatale, the pieces in the gallery above are each softened by feminine details like ruffles, lace and bows while retaining their dark edge.

Implications - The darker, more sultry side of sensuality is appealing to those who recognize that not everything about relationships is wholesome and loving. Today's realistic consumer appreciates the kind of honesty evoked by darkly sexual pieces such as this lingerie. Ultimately, consumers crave honesty and realism, especially in today's decorated world of material things and media coverage.