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Women do not want to buy their own lingerie. I’m telling you this as a woman who does not want to buy her own lingerie. And it’s not because I don’t want to spend $60-$100 on a bra. (Well, I definitely don’t wanna do that but there’s a little more to it.)
It’s hard not to be utterly romanced after you’ve unwrapped a box and sifted through crunchy tissue paper to find a delicate, lacy thing your beloved has handpicked specifically for you and your body. Call it traditional, call it old-timey, dare to call it basic, but gifting lingerie will never not be romantic, intimate and sexy.
And while we believe in gifting luxurious lingerie all year round, Valentine’s Day is the one holiday dedicated to romance, intimacy and sex (if you don’t count Thanksgiving, of course). So below is a range of lingerie from traditionally sexy pieces to laidback, comfortable styles that she’ll love to receive this Valentine’s Day.
Savage Not Sorry Unlined Lace Balconette Bra and Savage Not Sorry Lace Cheeky
This lacey set from Rihanna’s lauded lingerie brand is a best-seller and a personal fave of badgalriri herself. The unlined balconette style bra and matching mid-rise peek-a-boo bottom features Savage x Fenty’s custom-designed stretch iridescent lace, so she doesn’t have to sacrifice comfort for seductive style.
Fleur du Mal Violet Cupped Slip Dress
It is Valentine’s Day after all, and nothing screams V-Day more than a slinky, blazing red slip dress. This one from luxury intimate brand Fleur du Mal is littered with romantic details: gorgeous scalloped lace with metallic foil embroidery, supportive underwire cups that provide extra lift and, of course, flattering silk charmeuse that accentuates her natural shape.
The Great Eros Canova Underwire Bra and French Cut Ouvert Undies
Husband and wife duo Christina Viviani and Emilio Ramirez started The Great Eros with the intention of crafting intimate lingerie that has everyday wearability. This plunge style bra and extra high cut panty both made from the brand’s signature Italian double-layer mesh make a simple yet sexy set.
Bluebella Ina Cami and Thong Set
Bluebella’s sheer cami and thong set is perfect for the woman who prefers some coverage but still wants to make a sensual statement.
Thistle and Spire Sidney Playsuit
Adorned with floral eyelash lace and plenty of adjustable straps for ultimate flexibility, this playsuit from female-founded, NYC-based brand Thistle and Spire is for sure a heart-stopping number ready for a steamy V-Day night in. (Strapped in Garter Belt sold separately.)
Hanky Panky Original Rise Thong
It’s about time the special lady in your life had the comfiest lace thong in the world.
Skims Fits Everybody Scoop Neck Bra
Of the many, many Kardashian business ventures, Skims is the one worth your money. When it comes to intimates and shapewear Kim K knows her ish. And while this scoop neck bra from her “solutions-oriented” brand isn’t the most provocative or interesting to look at, it’s a buttery soft, lightweight essential that’ll offer her comfort and support all day long — and fits nearly every titty type.
Agent Provocateur Lorna Lace Suspender
A dainty, exquisite lace suspender from the iconic British lingerie retailer that features rose detailing and darling teeny bows. Though, you might as well buy the accompanying plunge bra and playful ouvert while you’re at it.
Only Hearts So Fine Lace Chemette
She can style this French-inspired, scalloped pointelle lace chemisette as a sultry slip, upscale nightie and even as a layering piece outside the bedroom.
ThirdLove 24/7 Lace Contour Plunge Bra
Who knew a lace plunge bra could be so damn comfortable? That’s the beauty of ThirdLove, the size-inclusive lingerie brand offering a range of good-looking, supportive styles including this memory foam, plunge-style brassiere that looks as good as it feels.
Lunya The Wink Kit
Constructed of washable silk, this mesh pinstripe set from modern sleepwear brand Lunya features the ideal undergarments for sleeping and lounging around … in style.
The Balconette and Thong by CUUP
While it’s difficult to choose our favorite piece of lingerie from CUUP, the brand’s Balconette bra is a top contender. The brassiere boasts a more structured fit with semi-transparent mesh cups and opaque seams for a sophisticated yet sexy look. Add the brand’s impressively comfy Thong and you’ve got an elegant set you’ll both love
Kiki De Montparnasse Muse Kimono
Made of lightweight, non-stretch silk satin, this decadent, luxurious robe with statement draped sleeves will have her feeling like that bitch every time she throws it on.
Only Hearts Side Ruffle Bralette
A flirty, fun and 100% provocative triangle silhouette bralette with a Swiss-dot pattern.
Fleur du Mal Cotton and Lace Bodysuit
Another versatile piece of inner/outerwear, this black nylon bodysuit with lace detailing at the sides can be worn as a tantalizing piece of lingerie or as a sleek bodysuit when paired with trousers.
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