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Ask Evlove Intimates owner Jenny Dombroski about her panties. Seriously. She'll talk your head off. Dombroski was previewing sneakers on the Nike website when her brain lit up: If Nike can make customized sneakers, why not customize lingerie? She's not a designer but she built a lingerie empire to satisfy shoppers who find customized lingerie as irresistible as she does. You don't have to launch a company to get your honey's attention. Customize your lingerie with the right message and he might come up with a few new customs of his own.
Create your own intimate lingerie "love note." Write a short, private message that's meant for nobody's eyes but your partner's. Purchase panties, a negligee or a sexy robe set and have it personalized with your sentiment at a custom embroidery shop. Whether you're sending an admonition (Not Tonight, Dear), an invitation (Open for Business) or declaration (Sassy), having your lingerie set embroidered with a personal note will send a loud and clear message your lover won't ignore.
Bling your thing. Spell out "Hot," your love's name or another seductive announcement on your panty and shear peignoir set using rhinestones or sequins. Buy a faux gemstone kit at any craft store. Use a pencil to write your message on the front of a thong or the derriere on cute boy panties, matching it up on the peignoir. Secure the stones with the gem-setting tool. Sure, you can put something downright salacious on your tail -- you don't expect to sit in those panties, do you?
Show your sweetie some team spirit. There's more than one way to lure a guy into your net -- particularly if he's downright irrational about his alma mater's football or basketball team. Have a lingerie set embroidered with the team logo that gets his heart racing, especially if you've been too busy studying for your MBA to master threading a needle. A couple of poms or a cheerleader routine can't hurt when you try out your customized lingerie for his approval.
Follow David Reid's lead. The British clinical psychologist and professor at York University offers this advice, "... the best gift for long-term couples might be to give their partner the experience in the relationship they desire." Suppose you come prancing out in a teddy that's embroidered with "I Belong to Erik." Seeing his name on your body is going to pay off big time as long as you remember which boyfriend is getting the customized lingerie!
Present her with the ultimate customization experience. Purchase an unadorned piece of lingerie (the right bustier is guaranteed to get her pulse racing), put it on and present the woman in your life with a brush and a set of fabric paints. Invite her to customize your fine self. No rules. Prepare to enjoy watching your master at work, especially if she's the type of gal who loves to color outside the lines.