Fashion: NIGHT SHIFT; Sexy Negligees and Lace Slips Are Back.
Byline: By Shereen Low IT'S time to say goodnight to flannel pyjamas as sexy nighties and lace slips begin to turn up the temperature in the bedroom. Sales of negligees increased by pounds 6m between 2002 and 2006 as trends move back towards the glamorous movie star image, according to consumer analysts Mintel. "Women are choosing to indulge themselves and are shopping for glamour and indulgence," says Mintel's Jenny Catlin. "They like to spoil themselves and buy expensive negligees, which tend to be made from indulgent and sexy materials. Women can buy nightwear like camisole tops and sexy slips, that can also be worn out in the evening." AFFORDABLE LUXURIES Beautiful boudoir wear doesn't have to break your budget for the whole of January. There are some great, affordable pieces on the high street. Next has something for every bedroom personality - the broderie detail jersey slips, pounds 13 for two, are ideal for sweet girl-next-door types while raunchier ladies can liven things up with the pink embroidered chiffon slip, pounds 10. Floral fans will adore La Senza's Floral Surprise chemise, pounds 18, and Sorbet's black and white floral printed chemise, pounds 10 from Additions Direct. Add a touch of office chic with ASOS' pinstripe chemise with mesh frill and ribbon trim, pounds 18. MID-PRICE MUSTS Nothing can beat the feeling of slipping into a freshly made bed, so relive that just-laundered moment with Cyberjammies' Breezy White embroidered Flippy cotton chemise, pounds 22, and Aimee cotton pointelle jersey night-dress with floral lace trim, pounds 28 at The White Company. Alternatively, you could give flannel and cotton the slip and opt for luxurious lace and sumptuous satin. Take a look at La Senza's Evita lace chemise, pounds 28, and Autograph mint green silk and lace long night-dress, pounds 30 at Marks & Spencer. Or be environmentally friendly with Greenfibres' organic silk slip, pounds 43.80. Make an impact with Triumph's gold Fabulous Curves nightie with beaded and sequined bust, pounds 28, and its Daring Temptation black dotted tulle nightie with pink satin bust lining, pounds 23. Unleash your animal instinct with J by Jasper Conran's silk animal print chemise, pounds 25 at Debenhams. EXTRAVAGANTLY EXPENSIVE Give yourself a truly lavish present for the New Year, or if your budget is looking a bit depressing after the sales, it's time to start dropping some hints. Elle Macpherson Intimates Bohemia woven cotton and lace trim chemise, pounds 50, and Lejaby Liaisons Dangereuses chemise with floral embroidery, pounds 63, both at Figleaves.com, are practical but pretty. Rigby & Peller's Opulence chemise, pounds 100, and Valery Rosapois babydoll chemise, pounds 75 at Silk Storm, are guaranteed to turn up the heat. Spoylt Ginger red silk night-dress, pounds 160 at Silk Storm, may reach the ankles but isn't old-fashioned, thanks to its plunging V-neck. Julianne's Aimee chemise with silk georgette cups, black satin bow and French lace hem, pounds 125 at Figleaves.com, and DIKI by Diane Rubach's Katrina silk chemise, pounds 186 from Delicates, are too exquisite to keep to yourself in the house - wear them as a camisole and team them with jeans and high heels on a night out. WIN A SPRAY TANNING KIT Say goodbye to streaky tans and hello to a natural looking colour all year round, as beauty experts Nuress launches the UK's first revolutionary soft spray system. Nuress' kits, in Argos stores from the end of this month, contain 400ml tanning solution, exfoliator, moisturiser, barrier balm, goggles, nose plugs and an in structional DVD. Its specially formulated products gives skin a flawless tan in just minutes-and the results last longer than the average holiday. We're offering three lucky readers the chance to win the complete package worthpounds 69.99. To enter, answer this question: Which high street store stocks the spray tanning system? Answers on a postcard please with your name, address and daytime phone number by January 24 to Sarah Batley, Nuress Competition, Daily Post, Vale Road, Llandudno Junction, Conwy LL31 9ZD. Visitwww.nuress.com to buy Nuress spray tanning system online CAPTION(S): Left to right: La Senza's Evita lace chemise, pounds 28' Triumph Daring Temptation nightie, pounds 23' Julianne Aimee chemise, pounds 125 at Figleaves.com. Front cover picture: La Senza's Floral Surprise chemise, pounds 18