A Useful Guide to Valentine’s Lingerie.
By Editor, Adetoun Adeyemo. February 13th, 2020. 12:00pm
Today, no matter where you are in the universe today, love is in the air!
Whether your loved ones are light-years away, or nearby, we hope no amount of space gets in the way of letting them know you’re over the moon for them.
Wishing all a stellar Valentine’s Day!
Despite January dragging on for what feels like an entire year, Valentine’s Day always seems to have a way of sneaking up before plans are finalized, gifts are bought, and, if you’re me, before you’ve had a chance to find someone to spend it with (ha! Really, it’s fine). And when it comes to finding lingerie for the occasion, it always seems to be a scramble. With the February 14 deadline days away, looking for a V-Day look to debut between the sheets can feel like a lost cause.
Back before the wonderful development that is Amazon Prime two-day and same-day shipping, shopping for last-minute lingerie was a different story. I can still feel the sting from the year when my procrastination, coupled with an ex-partner’s upcoming visit for the holiday once made me resort to searching for lingerie the old-fashioned way: in a college town with less-than-optimal choices. I left the tiny shop having spent $80 that my college-student self very much needed at the time on a lingerie set that felt less me than it did costumey and just plain uncomfortable. Thankfully, the times have changed and lingerie you’ll actually want to wear is just one click away on Amazon.
With more than 40 types of bras and panties to choose from, your lingerie selection should first and foremost reflect your lover’s needs. You want to help her look fantastic, so she’ll feel empowered and desired. Always take her style and figure into consideration when making your selections.
Dresses & Gowns
Traditional bedroom dresses and gowns are revealing and provocative while remaining elegant. This alluring combination offers the possibility of wearing these garments “out and about,” as well as in the boudoir, and since lingerie as outerwear is a major turn-on for both the wearer and her audience, you’re in for a win/win situation.
Bra & Panty Sets
When it comes to sexy lingerie, bra and panty sets are much like regular underwear – just a little more frisky. Sets made of fetish materials, or those that are lavishly embellished aren’t necessarily meant to be worn every day, but just knowing that you have something delightfully wicked on under your office clothes and that your secret might “slip” into view at a moment – can be wildly erotic.
Bodystockings are a hugely popular style of lingerie gifts because they fit pretty much every body type. They’re like wearing a pair of stockings that run from your toes to your shoulders – hugging every curve along the way, and smoothing the thighs, arms, and tummy. Firmly supported by the shoulders, bodystockings never slip down, but most are crotchless, allowing easy access for both the call of nature and the call of play.
Buy what she likes, not what you’d like to see her wearing. It will boost her self-confidence big-time, and the result will be a stunning womanly display that’s sure to please both of you.
Teddies can become the most practical and alluring lingerie gift, as she can wear it under clothes. Easily tucked into a skirt or trousers, teddies accentuate curves and hide imperfections for an effect that’s slimming, flattering – and sexy!
Corsets And Bustiers
While corsets, bustiers, and basques differ in cup styling and method of fastening, they’re all part of a structured lingerie category that’s based on tight boning designed to pull the body together, smoothing and shaping it to perfection.
Babydolls & Chemises
Gossamer and feminine, delicate and tempting, babydolls and chemises are the perfect lingerie gift for women who like to wear a light, flirtatious bedroom outfit that’s both totally tempting, and yet still leaves a little bit to the imagination.
Classic Bra Shapes
Balconette. Balconette bras push the breasts up and together for a fuller, rounder appearance that creates maximum cleavage.