London (ANI): Celebrities like Katy Perry, Lily Allen, Rihanna and Dita Von Teese are said to have inspired a surge in the sale of stockings and suspenders. According to retailers, the demand for the saucy lingerie has soared up to a third in recent weeks, after pictures of Von Teese, and singers Perry, Allen and Rihanna in stockings appeared.
“Women are desiring a more feminine, sexy look and in the recession, they are buying something sexy to improve their mood," the Sun quoted Denise Fraser, of online store Figleaves, as saying. “There are such beautiful fabrics and styles available that it is impossible for women not to feel glamorous and sexy," Fraser added.
Burlesque artist Von Teese, 37, last week launched her new Wonderbra lingerie range with provocative photos of her leaning against a bicycle in revealing black stockings and suspenders and a lacy bra. Allen, 24, wore daring, bright blue suspenders at a nightclub earlier this year and two-tone tights with a suspenders motif at London"s Groucho club last week.
Rihanna, 21, recently put the sex factor into Paris Fashion Week with her outfit of thigh-high S & M boots and rubber suspenders. And Perry, 24, famously stripped down to a cleavage-baring corset top and suspenders in a sizzling photo-shoot for Esquire magazine.