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How To Choose The Best Lingerie For Valentine’s Day

One of the most romantic days of the year is almost here, St. Valentine’s Day. A day to declare new love or to celebrate love and romance with a loved one. Lovers express their love for one another in many ways; a card or gift of flowers or chocolates, a dinner or a more exotic experience. Of course, there are lots of ways to do it and lingerie can play a big part, whether as a gift or as something to enhance the whole experience. Why lingerie? Well think of chocolates without the box, or flowers without the bow, or a gift without the gift-wrap. See what I mean? But “where do I start?” I hear you say. Well look no further, here’s my helpful guide with lots of hints and tips to help you choose the best lingerie for Valentine’s Day – for whatever you have planned.

So, where to start….?

Firstly, ask yourself some questions: Who are you buying for? A long-term partner, a new love in your life or someone you are trying to impress? What do you (they) find attractive? Is it for an occasion such as a romantic weekend away, a night out, or some bedroom fun? Are you wanting to try something different, perhaps trying some playwear to spice it up? Or are you thinking of popping ‘The’ question this Valentines Day? Once you’ve got that decision made you can then start to think about your choice of Valentine’s lingerie – style, colour, fabric and so on…

Red Fishnet Leaf Pattern Teddy Bodystocking

Choice of Style

This depends mostly on the occasion and the effect you’re looking for. Are you planning a romantic night in or painting the town red? This will be important because if it’s a night out, you’ll want to make sure the garment is comfortable to wear for the entire night. Whereas if it’s for a night in, comfort and longevity won’t necessarily be as important, as I’m guessing the lingerie won’t be on long enough!

Choice of Colour

It doesn’t have to be red lingerie. Valentine’s day has become all about reds and pinks, but why not try something less traditional such as different shades of blues – pastel blues, aquamarine, sapphire and teal; shades of purple – plums, aubergine, lilac and merlots; or what about creams and golds, the list is endless really, so maybe it’s time to think outside the box?

Choice of fabric

Well this depends on the look you want to achieve. Sensual satins feel luxurious and smooth against the skin? Enticing see through fabrics such as mesh and delicate romantic lace exude elegance and beauty. Or would you prefer raunchy fishnet or naughty wet look, PVC and leatherette fabrics for a super sexy heated bedroom encounter?

Here’s a few ideas to get you inspired…

Keep it romantic

Lace and sheer fabrics are regarded by many as the most romantic. Seductive and see through, lacey garments can be such a turn on as they can be so revealing but with just enough hidden to arouse the imagination. Lace is often combined with chiffon, mesh and sheer fabrics so you get the romantic touch while benefitting from features of othe fabrics too. Lace top stockings for example. Sheer can be used on its own to create floaty lingerie – perfect for babydolls. The romantic connotations of lace and sheer are strong enough to invoke a feeling of romance in most styles of lingerie. Why not try a seductive lace or sheer teddy, a lace trimmed sexy sheer chemise, a see-through lace lingerie dress or even a daring lace bodystocking?

Romantic Valentines Lingerie

From left to right we have: Red Metallic Fishnet Halter Teddy by Mapalé  |  Blue Lace Cross Strap Teddy by Coquette  |  Red Strapped For Love Lace Bustier Set by Escante  |  Plus Size Sheer Plum Babydoll Set by Coquette

Dress to undress

Dressing to undress can be a real turn on for both of you. The element of surprise, you return home from an evening out and “slip into something more comfortable” and return wearing a very enticing piece of lingerie, this can be anything from a revealing gown or negligee to an alluring fishnet dress. Browse our gowns and negligees, lingerie dresses, babydolls or check out our sexy sleepwear for inspiration.

Dress to undress

Black Mesh Teardrop Heart Robe by Chilirose  |  Rose Satin & Lace Mini Robe by Leg Avenue  |  Halterneck Blue Floral Lace Chemise by Coquette  |   Red Plus Size High Neck Cut Out Babydoll Set by Seven ‘Til Midnight

Keep it fun

Valentine’s Day is synonymous with hearts and bows, so why not keep it conventional but add a little extra fun. Red hearts and bows lingerie come in a wide range of styles including strappy, keyhole or cut-out styles. Some are just the bow. These lingerie styles are minimalist and cheeky and are bound to add a little fun to the Valentine’s celebrations.

hearts and bows valentines lingerie

Red Lace Sequin Hearts Teddy by Dreamgirl  |   Heartbreaker Red Satin Strappy Bra Set by Seven ‘Til Midnight  |   Red Fishnet Heart Bra Set by Livia Corsetti  |   Red Plus Size Lingerie Set by Seven ‘Til Midnight

Spice it up a little

Are you looking for something a little less conventional to spice up your Valentine’s Day bedroom escapades? Why not try something from our wet look range? Wet look lingerie is provocative and enticing and comes in a wide range of seductive styles. They feel sexy and turn up the bedroom heat. Why not browse our wet look lingerie collection? You could try a teddy, bodystocking, lingerie dress or one of the many unique strappy styles.

wet look valetnines lingerie

Black and Red Ruffled Wet Look Bodystocking by Lolitta  |  Faux Leather Venice Lace Collar Teddy by Dreamgirl  |  Lace Up Back Merlot Matte Corset  |  Black Gloss Plus Size Mini Dress by Passion

Get a little kinky

What are your inner fantasies? Perhaps you’re a fan of Fifty Shades? Why not get kinky and try some bedroom playwear for a little bit of naughtiness this Valentine’s Day. You never know, you might surprise yourself! We have a range of daring lingerie to turn your fantasy into reality. You’ll be sure the heat gets turned up in your bedroom this Valentine’s Day. For something extra naughty and daring why not check our erotic lingerie collection – if you dare!

valentines day playwear

Open Heart Shorties Playwear Set by Dreamgirl  |  Fuchsia Wide Net Heart Chemise Set by Dreamgirl  |  Red Deep Love Teddy Set by Escante  |  Why Knot Plus Size Chemise Set by Seven ‘Til Midnight

Make it sensual

Super sexy and sensual, why not try slinky satin or luxurious velvet lingerie. Soft against your skin and sure to delight your senses. Satin Camisoles or Camigarters or velvet teddies and corsets, browse our collection for a sensual night of passion.

satin and velvet valentines lingerie

Crushed Velvet High Waist Panty Set by Seven ‘Til Midnight  |   Teal Velvet & Eyelash Lace Teddy by Leg Avenue  |   Gold Satin Embroidered Lace Bustier by Casmir  |   Lace Over Satin Plus Size Corset by Coquette

Popping the question

Why not say it with lingerie! There’s nothing more romantic than surprising, or being surprised by, your loved one on Valentine’s Day, with a marriage proposal. You could place the ring in a beautifully gift boxed set of sexy bridal lingerie. Alternatively, if you are a lady wanting to buck the traditional marriage proposal, you could pop the question to your partner instead, whilst wearing the most alluring sexy lingerie! Surely, they won’t be able to say no?! (Let us know how you get on!) Why not take a look around our wedding and honeymoon lingerie collection.

honeymoon lingerie for valentines day

Gabriella White Lace Lingerie Bustier  |   White Heart Mesh Pearl Babydoll Set by Dreamgirl  |  White Powder Blue Strappy Lace Teddy  |  Plus Size Strappy Back Lace Chemise Set 

Happy Shopping

So there you have it, our guide on How To Choose The Best Lingerie For Valentine’s Day. Now all you have to do is choose.

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About the Author Neva Drinkwater

Neva may be a mild mannered creative mind by day, but don’t let her demure exterior fool you – by night she loves to dress up and go out, and she’s an expert on what to wear for wild nights out and passionate nights in!