Picking the Perfect Lingerie for Your Valentine's Date
It's now a week to go until Valentine's Day (gulp), and if you're thinking of treating your partner to a little lingerie surprise, it's time to get your thinking cap on.
But what you wear on Valentine's Eve depends entirely on what your plans are for the rest of the day or night. I, for one, wouldn't want to be squeezing myself into a steel-boned corset before going out for a three-course meal!
So, to help you avoid wriggling whilst you sit through a play in a crotchless G-string, or hoiking up your stockings during an extended shopping trip, we've got some top tips for the best lingerie to wear, whatever your date situation.
(Unless you're going white water rafting or something. In which case, a change of outfit later in the game might be in order...)
Just keep reading to see our top lingerie tips, whatever your plans this February 14th.
Date Scenario 1: Dinner and a Movie
If you know that you're going for a slap-up meal before your alone time later on, then the key thing here is to make sure that the lingerie you choose is not too restrictive.
Two-piece styles (such as a sexy bra and knicker set) are a perfect choice as they don't cover your tummy, and can be worn under pretty much any clothing without detection. Alternatively, soft, stretchy chemises work like shapewear if you'd prefer a little more coverage.
The fact that you'll be sitting for a long time means that these are also the perfect dates on which to wear stockings, as you won't have to worry about schlepping for miles from bar to bar with them wrinkling or falling down. Not so sexy.
Perfect to wear under dresses and tops, this stunning bra has moulded half cups for a smooth silhouette and a cute lace racer back for a range of necklines. Wear with the matching crotchless Brazilian brief, and reveal all at the end of your date.
Sleek, comfy, and supremely sexy, this gorgeous chemise isn’t fitted with any bones or underwires so it’s comfortable enough to wear for long periods of time. The soft microfibre smooths over your tummy for a flattering shape (no matter how big your meal).
Classic, elegant, and oh-so-simple to wear, these hold-ups from Kix'ies add a subtle hint of sex appeal to your date night outfit thanks to the rear seam detail. The striped band at the top is also fitted with triple silicone bands for hold that lasts all night long.
Date Scenario 2: Netflix and Chill
If your Valentine’s plans are home-based, then the world is your lace-trimmed oyster. A comfortable, familiar environment means that you and your partner may feel comfortable enough to experiment with something a little different, like a spot of role play, bondage, or even a sexy striptease.
Take a scroll through our sexy costumes to get some inspiration for a naughty new role play scenario, or why not have a look at some of the wet look, PVC and latex clothes that we have on offer to try some new sensations?
Dabble in a touch of classic naughty schoolgirl role play with our revealing two-piece costume. Its super-short skirt and sheer tie-front blouse are perfect for helping you get into character, whilst all your partner needs is a suit and a ruler to play your stern-but-sexy teacher.
Add a touch of dominatrix to your wardrobe with this sultry wet look and lace chemise. All you need to add are some stockings and a suitably steely look, and you’ll have your lover on their knees in no time.
Line up some Marvin Gaye and start practising your striptease moves, because this sultry set is perfect for daring disrobing. The ribbon ties to the bra and G-string can be undone slowly for a racy reveal that will drive your lucky lover wild.
Date Scenario 3: Dirty Weekend
If you and your SO are planning on a long weekend break somewhere to celebrate Valentine's Day, then it may be time to get a little luxurious. After all, a special occasion deserves a special outfit!
Look for lingerie that can double up as sleepwear to cut down on packing, such as babydolls, chemises, and robes. Plus, if you wake up in sexy lingerie, then your morning session will be off to a fantastic start from the minute they open their eyes.
Comfortable and captivating, this long chemise from Dreamgirl is the perfect way to add a touch of glamour to your weekend. The slinky thigh split makes for a classically sexy shape, with the tie back offering a playful finish.
With its beautiful rich raspberry lace, plunge neckline, and figure-skimming shape, this sensational babydoll is sure to become a seduction favourite. It even comes with matching Brazilian knickers for complete co-ordination.
Lovehoney Flaunt Me Floral Lace Robe (£19.99)
No sexy lingerie collection would be complete without a lacy robe, and this beautifully sheer number is ideal for popping into your hand luggage. Wear it over a revealing bra set, or just on its own to tantalisingly mask your bare body.
Date Scenario 4: (Nearly) First Date
If you're in a new relationship, it can sometimes be tricky to know when to whip out the killer lingerie. Some people aren't happy dressing up until they've been together years, whereas others crack out the catsuits on date 2 or 3.
So that you're both comfortable, make sure you go for something cute and stylish that's not too intimidating, or too dissimilar to what you would normally wear.
Classic doesn't have to mean dull, as this sexy little set proves. With a cute red and black plunge bra, flirty skirted suspender belt, and flattering peephole knickers, it's everything you need for a passionately playful Valentine's.
A racy red number that shouts sex appeal from the rooftops, the Love Me babydoll features sheer lace cups, a floaty skirt and halterneck ties to give your boobs a boost. What's not to love?
Keep it cute with this pretty bustier from Exposed. Striking, slimming and seductive, the boned shape hugs your waist and emphasises your cleavage for pure feminine definition, while the blue ruffles keep it from looking too virginal.
Date Scenario 5: 500th Date
If you've been with your partner for some time, it can be difficult to know where to go next with your lingerie choices. Chances are, you've tried the old satin and lace classics at some point before, but now you want to give something else a go.
Try looking for new takes on classic styles, such as different materials or cuts that you haven't opted for before. Does your partner love you in a sexy bra and knicker set? Try a quarter or open cup bra instead. Sick of babydolls? Look for figure-hugging mini dresses.
The good thing about being in a long-term relationship is that you have the freedom and confidence to try something out without fear. So go for it!
Somewhere between a bodystocking and a chemise is this super-flattering mini dress. Sheer enough to show your skin but still provide some coverage for confidence, the dress and attached stockings are a great alternative to classic lingerie styles.
Much more daring than your usual black lingerie, this bra, suspender and thong set is shot with colourful turquoise embroidery to catch your lover's eye. The halter neck bra with its 1/4 cups lifts your bare boobs, while the ruffled suspender belt highlights your waist.
And now for something completely different. This transparent PVC corset cinches your figure, while showing off your curves in all their glory for a jaw-droppingly sexy shape that will make your seductive intentions abundantly clear. Literally.
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