A '50 Shades of Grey' Lingerie Line Is Completely Unnecessary (VIDEO)

braIf you think the juggernaut that is Fifty Shades of Grey can be stopped at books, movies, sex toys, and precious jewels, you're sorely mistaken, my friend. The novel that launched a thousand nipple clampings has now segued into the perhaps obvious choice of lingerie. The universe decided that E.L. James, who's rumored to make over a million dollars a week (!), wasn't rich enough, so it granted her deals with not one, not two, but three retail companies that will be selling panty-hose, garters, undies, and ... hoodies.

Sooo ... Fifty Shades of Grey underwear, huh? Wonder how much it'll cost, because I've gotta be honest, the lingerie section at Target is aces in my book.

Like I said, it's definitely an organic sector of the franchise if there ever was one, but do we really need Fifty Shades-brand babydolls and slips? If you're trying to look sexy and fetish-y in the boudoir, I'm sure any old black lacy thing will do. Throw on a dog collar or something and boom, DIY-S&M magic. Who cares where it came from?

When it comes to lingerie, I'm of the mind that it's one extreme or another. It's nice and sort of grown-up to purchase some super swank, balls-to-the-wall diva unmentionables -- like La Perla or Cosabella -- for your honeymoon, or I don't know, as an investment piece. But as for the rest? Why not just go cheap? Why not just grab a cart-full of bras and underwear and whatever else you can get your hands on at Target or Wal-Mart or wherever and pay, like, $50 all in?

I have no idea how much the Fifty Shades lingerie is going to cost, so really, I'm just spit-balling here. But I'm just saying, if the stuff is pricey, I do know of a place where thongs are usually two-for-one. You're welcome.

Fifty Shades of Grey lingerie: You in or are you out?

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Jenna Nicole

I would wear some of the lingere that comes out

Charmien Morse

wow - this sounds like sour grapes to me. Obviously the author hasn't experienced the thrill of dressing up in classic lingerie and gone out for the night and  to home to an all om-pah fest. Love it - although the jury's still out on the new lines coming out. I will have to test the waters (so to speak) with my "Christian Grey" and see if it's all that!!

nonmember avatar angelina

I just feel like this is starting to get a little out of hand … she doesn't really wear anything that spectacular as I recall … I agree target, walmart (and back in the day when I fot it) victoria secret are fine by me.

marie... mariewyatt

Frederick's of Hollywood all the way! My favorite because the bras go up to like a 44 F.

Kristi G. Watlington

I would like to know how are they going to rate this book, if they bring it out as a movie, it's nothing, but sex, good book though

Donna Ingerson

I would wear their line for sure.

Crissy Maier

I would wear her stuff assuming it's what I was interested in.  But, then again I buy Victoria's Secret since I don't like the cheap stuff at Target.  There is absolutely a difference and your undergarments should be comfy.

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