The Summer of Lingerie Love

The 50th anniversary of The Summer of Love is an apt moment to contemplate one’s own summer mood. Create a playful backdrop for romance with music and the finest lingerie:

Johnny Rivers recorded Summer Rain by James Hendricks in 1968. He has been performing it ever since and says it is still his favorite. Sail into the sunset, or drift home, caught by a gulf stream, in Fleur of England’s Mint Striped Pajamas with spaghetti straps. Let tomorrow be, yeah.

France’s glamorous blond singer Dalida captured the extravagant mood of a 70s summer romance in Ti Amo by Giancarlo Bigazzi and Umberto Tozzi.. It is an anthem to love and passion. Lipsync along (cue the wind machine) in a flowing gown such as Grazia’Lliani’s Black Mirto number.

Or pep things up with Sheila E’s Love Bizarre, which she wrote with Prince in 1985. Her videos continue to inspire with attitude, fabulous outfits, and a friendly funky vibe. Instant summer dance party? Get out on your balcony and celebrate life in your Marjolaine silk chemise.

And speaking of Prince, sing along with his unforgettable Kiss. All together now: “You don’t have to be rich to be my girl, you don’t have to be cool to rule my world…” You just have to...wear Gerbe’s Paris by Night stay-ups on a sultry summer evening!

Perhaps you have missed the classic We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off (to Have a Good Time) by Jermaine Stewart, also from 80s. Originally a disco sound, it has been reimagined as a ballad. I prefer the upbeat version which paints a picture of staying up all night dancing, drinking cherry wine, and having a bit of edifying conversation. Sounds a perfect way to show off just a peek of your skivvies. Try a lace tee from Elise Anderegg. And be sure to watch Stewart’s original video (first link above).

You’ll be packing light for this summer to remember. Just let tomorrow be, yeah. Peace and Love.

-Kate L

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