It seems like a cruel joke that Valentine’s Day follows so closely after the holidays. Although, one could argue that no one held me down and forced me to eat all those delicious desserts or made me guzzle eggnog like water.
Still, I couldn’t help but laugh out loud while looking at some of the “sexy” Valentine’s Day Lingerie that’s out there this year. All those skimpy straps definitely look sexy on the models wearing the lingerie but the only image that comes to my mind when I try to picture myself in something slinky and strappy is this:
Not the “mouth watering” response I am aiming for.
With that image firmly planted in my head, I made it my goal to find lingerie and loungewear that’s sexy AND comfortable. Pieces that accentuate a woman’s natural beauty, while offering a bit of coverage so they can be worn with confidence. Here are some of my favorites that I sketched out for this Valentine’s Day (and beyond):
1. Stella McCartney Blush and Blossom Bra & Panties
Stella’s latest intimate collection was created with comfort and femininity in mind. Lightweight and seamless, this set was made for everyday wear. The Japanese blossom print and soft pinks create the romantic vibes. The bra, $70.00, and briefs, $35.00, are both available at Anthropologie.
2. Eberjey Michaela Long-Line Bralette & Ruffle Thong
Eberjey also specializes in comfortable yet sexy lingerie that exudes confidence. The Michaela set is made with vintage-inspired lace and soft jersey fabric and offers light support and a stretch-lace panel. The bralette, $60.00, and matching lace hipsters, $44.o0, are available at Anthropologie.
3. Calvin Klein ‘Rebel’ Bodysuit
The ‘Rebel’ Bodysuit, made from a smooth, stretch jersey fabric, with sheer mesh insets and v-neckline combine to create a clean-lined, sleek, modern look without giving everything away. Lined wire-free cups, and adjustable straps available at Nordstroms for $68.00 OR Amazon for $33.40 in small and medium sizes.
4. Calvin Klein ‘Erotic Provocative’ Underwire Plunge Bra & Lace Thong
My pick for the ‘sexy, strappy’ lingerie look that’s popular. The sexy strap detailing “frames the décolletage” (Nordstroms words, not mine) and the padded, underwire bra and stretch lace veil offers support and coverage as well. Even the thong offers an extra bit of coverage with the added lace/mesh panels. Available in dark red or black, the bra ,$44.00, and thong, $24.00 are available at Nordstroms.
5. For Love & Lemons ‘Ruby’ Longline Bra & High waisted Briefs
For Love & Lemons is one of my favorite clothing designers and their lingerie line, SKIVVIES has some seriously kick-ass gorgeous lingerie. The Ruby Underwire Bra has a custom scalloped lace veil that covers the torso. The pricing is on the higher side, the bra is $123.00, and the hi-waist briefs are $101.00 at Nordstroms.
6. NK IMODE Silk-Lace Camisole & Retro Tap Shorts
*sigh* This is my dream loungewear set (emphasis on the word dream). Made from fine silk charmeuse, satin and delicately detailed lace… it’s the ultimate luxuriously elegant indulgence. It’s really the the retro inspired silk tap pants with their contrasting lace trim that I really love- they are the perfect blend of sexy and comfortable. The camisole , $142.82 and the silk tap shorts, $93.00 are available online at Selfridges.