National Resurrect Romance Week has many people rolling their eyes at yet another holiday for people in hopelessly in love. As romance professionals, us Knicker Ladies think NO ONE NEEDS VALENTINES DAY. So, at Enclosed, our approach to National Resurrect Romance Week is all about loving YOURSELF.
In the spirit of anti Valentines Day, Enclosed is giving a discount to anyone buying for THEMSELVES. Forget romancing a honey-bunny, we are all about romancing your sweet self. And how you define romancing yourself is up to you. You may be a gent sending Enclosed to a woman, reveling in the selfish nature of getting to see her in superb lingerie. Or you may be a woman buying it for yourself so you just feel beautiful whilst running errands in your sweatpants.
During National Resurrect Romance Week, we will be giving a free month of Enclosed with any six or twelve month purchase. (A $50 value.) The coupon code for this sweet offer? JustForMe.
The Knicker Ladies are conducting a breakthrough experiment. We, at Enclosed, are all about stupendous gifts, so now we want to know what is the worst gift you have ever gotten. Take our one minute survey to tell us what it was and why it was so dreadful. Since our survey is completely anonymous, give us every dirty detail on just how ugly that sweater Great Aunt Muriel knitted for you really was. Keep checking back on our blog and social media for our ground-breaking results.
It was a purple houndstooth fedora. A size too small.
An assortment of hotel toiletries together with a single travel candle that was obviously once part of a set of multiple travel candles (but it smelled delicious).
Someone gave me freebies that they received from their work and an item they probably already had in their house. I think it was like a cheap tote bag with their company name on it and a small glass cat that looked used.
A velvet tracksuit from the thrift store where my aunt volunteers
Expired cans of peanuts. I don’t even like peanuts.
I received a large pink and white scarf from h&m that had giant Pom poms on the end. While I do like scarves, I like more subtle and lightweight ones, not oversized winter ones with deers. The thought was nice, but then I found out it was picked out not by the gift giver, but a mutual friend he had run into while shopping. (Cries)
I think it was something my grandma found in her closet
They regifted me something hella old
A horrible looking mug in the shape of a Polaroid camera
The gifter thought she had done a really good job at picking out a cute scarf and of course I had to say that I loved it. It was a black scarf with sparkles from some place like limited too.
See’s candy. I love See’s candy. Broke it open a month after receiving it. Why are there white streaks on it. Maybe it melted. Took a bite. Ewwww. It was hard and stale. Figured out it was frozen from a previous holiday. Possibly it was something they received and then gave to us!
A DVD of the Tinkerbell movie, a Zhu Zhu pet for kids 4 and up, and granola bars when I was 16.
It was beyond Huxtable sweater
He got me a computer hard drive for our anniversary ?
A sewing machine that doesn’t work for my birthday last year. ? points for effort I guess
This July we have teamed up with award-winning UK lingerie brand Bluebella to giveaway one ultra-racy box of indulgence, featuring the Nova Ouvert Cage Brief and Sasha Fringed Eyemask by Bluebella. The winner will be sent these delectable treats in the custom Enclosed keepsake box, nestled in a bed of real rose petals. Enter HERE by July 22nd.
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Bluebella is nothing if not indulgent. Steeped in a rich British lingerie heritage, Bluebella’s edgy styles are designed to “make every day feel just that little bit more exciting.” Founded in London in 2005 by Emily Bendell, the story and vision for the brand is simple: to create luxurious lingerie and sleepwear collections that take you from day to nighttime, and everywhere in between.
“Every woman deserves to wear lingerie that is feminine, provocative and desirable,” says Bendell. “It’s the first thing you put on and the last thing you take off. No-one should leave gorgeous lingerie languishing in a drawer, waiting for that ‘special occasion’ . . .” Well, Miss Bendell, we couldn’t agree more. And that is exactly what we were thinking when we started the Enclosed: to bring every woman a little bit of luxury that she can enjoy any, or every, day.
Why Enclosed Loves Bluebella Lingerie
Lingerie is more than just something you wear in the boudoir. And while a Bluebella panty is certainly always boudoir-worthy, what we truly love about this lingerie line is that they manage to make the exceptionally sexy exceptionally comfy – and never too delicate. With their brilliant use of stretchy lace and soft, smooth trimmings, even the raciest of a Bluebella panty can easily be worn any day of the week. Says Bendell, “When you dress well from head to toe, you feel better!”
Request Bluebella Knickers When You Buy Enclosed
To request a Bluebella panty in your Enclosed subscription, simply leave us a note in the “Special Requests” section during checkout. Positively cheeky, darling.
New York-based lingerie brand Jenna Leigh is known for balancing retro fashion, timeless elegance and casual sophistication. Trend-conscious designs combined with expert construction and wearability make Jenna Leigh panties the perfect addition to any fashion-forward girl’s wardrobe, or a great gift for a bridesmaid or bride-to-be.
(And in case you were wondering, yes that is Kate Upton in her Jenna Leigh lingerie in the photo above.)
Why [ENCLOSED] Loves Jenna Leigh Panties
At Enclosed, we make sure every pair of knickers feels as luxurious against the skin as they look presented in our custom keepsake box and rose petals. In silk satins as shimmering as liquid, and the softest, sheerest mesh and lace, Jenna Leigh panties are sure to please even the pickiest of princesses. And the styling is superb – but we’ll let the pictures speak for themselves . . .
Jenna Leigh: An All American Lingerie Brand
Philadelphia-born designer Jenna Leigh Blatstein attended school at the University of Miami. While studying abroad in London, she fell in love with the high-end lingerie brands she found there and started to think, “Why can’t American women have lingerie like this?” And the rest was history: “I started forming my vision: to have a fashion-forward lingerie brand that is popular in America for the fashion-conscious girl.”
In 2009, the precocious young designer launched her lingerie line, Jenna Leigh, at the age of 23. Her fashion-forward designs instantly caught the attention of major press and were seen on celebrities such as Mariah Carey, Kate Upton, Leighton Meester of Gossip Girls and Kim Kardashian. In 2012, Jenna Leigh opened her first stand-alone boutique in Atlantic City, New Jersey, near the shore where she had spent every summer since childhood.
The Very Last Jenna Leigh Panties On Earth
Sadly, in 2014 Jenna Leigh went out of business. Lucky for you, we jumped on this news and bought out her entire panty inventory, literally grabbing up every last pair of knickers Jenna Leigh ever made. And it was a lot. Once available at major luxury stores such as Barney’s New York and Holt Renfrew, Enclosed is now the last standing retailer to carry this highly coveted lingerie line. And with so many gorgeous Jenna Leigh styles to choose from, we’re basically in knicker heaven.
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To request a Jenna Leigh panty in your Enclosed subscription, simply leave us a note in the “Special Requests” section during checkout. And remember, you won’t find these anywhere else . . .
Surprise your wife, lover or girlfriend with some gorgeous photos but not just any photos, some boudoir photos for his eyes only. Hire a photographer to take sensual photos of her. It is the perfect excuse your wife to get dolled up in your best lingerie and be treated like the sexy queen she is. Plus, it is a little treat for you as well.
3. Sexy Gift Sheets: Highly Personalized For Her
Initials are one thing, pet names monogrammed on your wife or girlfriend’s pillow is something else. Get sheets personalized with a favorite pet name or inside joke. Our friends at LetsDecorateOnline allow you to personalize the name and color on pillow cases. Both of you and your partner will wake up every morning sharing a mischievous smile.
4. The Art-Loving Wife Gift: Love is Art Kit
Who says you need to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a piece of art by someone you hardly know? Be your own artist with this Love is Art kit that allows the two of you to create a unique piece of art while being intimate with each other. No artistic ability needed, grab your wife or girlfriend and get going.
5. Play Sexy Games With Your Wife: Let’s Play Doctor
This is not your typical board game. In fact, there is no board at all. This box is filled with dozens of role play scenarios for several hours of naughty fun. Nothing boring here with this sexy gift for your wife.
6. Sexy Sleepover With Your Wife: Double Sleeping Bag
Let your sexy wife or girlfriend know that you will always be by their side with a double sleeping bag. Maybe this gift will spark next weekend’s adventure in the woods! If you are not a nature lover, use it for a bit of stargazing in the back yard, just outside the comfort of your bed.
7. Sexy Words For Your Wife Gift: What I Love About You Book
A sweet and personal token of your love. This little book from Knock Knock says exactly what you love about wife or girlfriend. Just complete the fill-in-the-blanks and it’s the perfect keepsake filled with cute and racy things you love about her. For an even spicier gift, give her the Why You’re So Hot fill-in-the-blank book.
8. Advice On The Sexy Gift For Your Wife: Phone Her Friend
Although you two are together forever, there are some things not mentioned before. Call up your wife or girlfriend’s best friend to see find something they want. Both of you might be in for a little surprise.
9. Let The Love Burn Bright: Massage Candle
Candles say romance. This Jimmyjane candle says romance and oh so much more. Once lit, these candles melt into silky-smooth massage oil. With sexy, decadent scents such as dark vanilla or bourbon, the perfect mood will be set for you and your wife.
10. Reading is Sexy and Fundamental: Great in Bed
Add some excitement to her at-home library by picking up a copy of Great in Bed. Entertaining, colorful and informative – this book will show the two of you how to have, not just good sex, but great sex. That’s a sexy gift that keeps on giving.
11. Tie Her Up: Leather Cuffs
These sophisticated leather cuffs are made for both public and private viewing. Wear them stacked on one arm as a statement bracelet during a date. Later at night, slip the cuffs onto both wrists for some fun.
12. For His Eyes Only: Private Photo Album
What better place to put your boudoir photos than in a photo book? It is discreet enough to hide anywhere but is full of sexy shots of yourself. Add captions to the photos to add an even more personalized touch for that sexy wife of yours.
This article was brought to you by the Knicker Ladies at Enclosed, the sexiest gift of all. Enclosed is an upscale lingerie subscription club. Each pair of knickers is handpicked by us, customized to the customer’s preference and delivered right to her doorstep. With a 100% size guarantee, there is no worrying about buying the wrong size. Sign up to be a member of Enclosed.
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When one thinks of Miami, one thinks of palm trees, Cuban influences, and tan, curvaceous beauties in teeny bikinis. But Miami is also home to one of our favorite lingerie brands, Eberjey. Makers of the most deliciously comfy stretch lace knickers, Eberjey proves that alluring lingerie can be absolutely wearable. And those sunny beachy colors . . . yum.
Why [ENCLOSED] Loves Eberjey Panties
At Enclosed, we take knickers super seriously. And that’s why the knicker drawers at our San Francisco offices are filled with a rainbow of Eberjey thongs, boyshorts and bikinis that are our trusted go-to for their incredible fit, comfort, and quality. Not to mention fabulous lace that is as exquisitely intricate as it is stretchy and soft. In colors with names like “Sunset Glow”, “Iceberg Neon” and “Beach Glass”, wearing Eberjey is like being on permanent vacation.
The Eberjey Lingerie Philosophy
Eberjey was born in 1996 from the belief that the layer worn next to the heart should express happiness, love, and confidence; all the things that make a woman truly beautiful.
Founders Ali Mejia and Mariela Rovito left their careers in advertising to address what they saw as a distinct lack in the lingerie industry of pretty underthings that felt as good to wear as they also looked. And they’ve been incredibly successful, growing from a small underwear company to a global lifestyle brand with a full range of lingerie and loungewear, as well as swimwear for both women and girls.
Request Eberjey For You Or Yours
To request an Eberjey panty in your Enclosed subscription, simply leave us a note in the “Special Requests” section during checkout. You’re golden.
We are more than thrilled to announce our collaboration with Australian lingerie brand KISSKILL to give away three months of designer knickers. Each month for three months, the winner will be sent a different pair of KISSKILL knickers in the custom Enclosed keepsake box, nestled in a bed of real rose petals. So if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to have a secret admirer send you the most luxurious gifts in the mail, now is your chance. . .
KISSKILL Lingerie: Killing It From Melbourne, Australia
From the moment we spied KISSKILL, we were eager to be one of the first and very few retailers in the US to carry this edgy upstart of a brand. Based out of Melbourne, Australia, designer Jane Carrodus founded KISSKILL out of a love for designing feminine pieces while taking risks. In the name, KISS represents the soft, feminine side of a woman’s personality, while KILL references the allure of a woman’s sexuality and instinct: literally, killer sex appeal.
KISSKILL is not about underwear – worn simply for function – but about lingerie – that conjures up a sense of intrigue and mystery surrounding what lies beneath. And that is exactly why we love KISSKILL. For you will never see a piece of underwear in the [ENCLOSED] offices. But you will see beautiful KISSKILL knickers in jewel-toned silks trimmed with eyelash lace, dainty bows and decadent tulle.
How to Win KISSKILL Panties
Click here to enter to win knickers for yourself or a loved one in the giveaway before July 1st.
The winner may chose from sizes extra-small, small, medium and large knickers. The giveaway is open to contestants from the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Europe. Last day to enter is July 1, 2015. Good luck!
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Dutch lingerie and clothing brand Madame Supertrash is all about luxury, pleasure and indulgence, of which we are highly supportive. We love Madame Supertrash for the way they make even the most modest bikini edgy, modern and ultra-sexy.
Supertrash: The Madame Who Knows What She Wants
Supertrash was founded by fashion entrepreneur Olcay Gulsen in 2004 with a mission to bridge the gap between High Street and luxury labels. Olcay envisioned creating a strong lifestyle brand that would empower women across the world; a brand that would make affordable luxury a reality.
“Madame Supertrash is for the contemporary, independent woman, who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go get it. Madame Supertrash takes inspiration from all over the world. Designing each collection with strong, modern, contemporary women in mind.”
Request Madame Supertrash For Your Sultry Self
So . . . do you know what you really want in this life? Then don’t forget to note in the special request section during checkout that you’d like Madame Supertrash in one of your [ENCLOSED] subscription boxes. We promise it will be super-fun!
A Response To The New York Times & New York Magazine Granny Panty Stories
Recently, a New York Times article stated that young generations of women are buying full coverage “granny panties” and ditching lacy thongs. The article takes a few scant data points and extrapolates a nation-wide (or perhaps world-wide!) trend.
The article points to a niche designer selling high-waist granny panties with the word “feminist” on the rear. Yet out of all the lingerie and underwear brands out there, only two companies are cited in the article. Moreover, the article is backed with one data point. The one data point from NPD Group states “sales of thongs decreased 7 percent over the last year, while sales of fuller styles – briefs, boy shorts and high-waist briefs – have grown a collective 17 percent.” Perhaps the sales were all in boyshorts. Nowhere in the NPD study doies the word Granny (Or Grandma) appear.
The Granny-Panty Weigh-In: A Biased Perspective
Author, Hayley Phelan is a senior Editor for Fashionista.com and has credits with Teen Vogue, Interview, Elle, and luckymag.com. Although Phelan has deep of experience in fashion (she recently covered New York Fashion Week), she does not necessarily represent the average woman nor seem to have any sense of trends outside of the island of Manhattan.
Although many of us love to check out the new styles that fashion leaders put on the runways, we have to agree with our friend Alison Davis at New York Magazine’s The Cut, who responded “who is buying them? Certified grandmas? Wannabe grandmas?” There are certain trends that never go beyond the West Village.
Granny Panties vs. High Waisted Panties
High waists are undoubtedly in. But high-waisted and granny should not be conflated. Anyone in the lingerie industry knows that “high-waist” could mean a variety of options. The term granny panties brings to mind white, thin, cotton, loose-fitting underwear with heavy coverage in the front and back that also happens to be high-waist. However, high-waist could apply to thongs and G-strings too. Cuts between the waist and the backside are two different measurements, not to be used interchangeably. Although thongs sales may have decreased, their competition is a much larger spectrum of styles.
31 Flavors of Underwear
Granny panties v. thongs is the way the New York Times framed the debate, yet there is so much more to underwear than a full on diaper or a few triangles here and there. Tangas, bikinis, G-strings, boy shorts, there are many different styles to choose from. Waists range from the ultra-low-rise to the nipple grazing – and height of rise does not dictate the coverage of the bum. We are not advocating a return to Britney Spears circa 2007 flashing her thong, nor do should we all mimic Chloë Sevigny in her fashion-insider couture granny panties. Ladies, lets revel in all the options of panty styles, rather than limiting ourselves to the two options dictated by a navel-gazing fashion insider. (Plus, her navel would presumably bee covered by her granny panties, no?)