Don't break out the lingerie quite yet. I'm really referring to our writing.
There's a reason why we're told to "show and not tell". Telling does not usually evoke emotions in a reader. It's simply a tool to share with the reader a fact about a character, situation or setting.
Showing uses the five senses. It plunks the reader into the scene and says, watch this, feel this, smell this.
Showing evokes emotion from a reader. It makes the reader forget they're reading.
Telling has it's place. I'm not one of those who thinks we can use absolutely no telling. No, it can be used, but it should be balanced carefully with the showing. Save the telling for things the reader must know but doesn't necessarily need to feel.
Think about the last book that made you cry. That made you laugh. How did the author create a scene so real that you forgot to think?
What book has touched you recently and how do you try to make your writing more evocative?