From attention-grabbing and racy lacy, to fancy frills and ribbons, dressing down on Valentine’s can actually be as much fun as getting dolled up for a hot date – especially if you go for a little peekaboo, with a bustier or embellished strap just showing.
And even if you opt for a long hemline for cocktails and dinner, there’s nothing sexier than knowing there’s only a delicate piece of lace between you and that maxi skirt or wide-leg satin pants.
From sultry to sweet, we’ve rounded up the most fetching lingerie to put you in a loving frame of mind – and help shape the evening to your advantage…
1. Alexandra Bra Black, £38, and matching Alexandra Thong, £16, Bluebella
A sexy statement piece that lets the lace and straps do the talking.
2. Harper Geometric Lace Underwired Body B-G Cup, £40, Figleaves
We love this lace underwired body that slims the waist and hips, along with a cheeky keyhole cut-out to accentuate the bust.
3. V-wire Teddy, £57.42, Victoria’s Secret
Easy to express yourself in this seductive one piece, with a cute halter strap and thong bottom.
4. Floral Print Phoebe Longline Light Pad Balcony Bra, £22, and matching Print Brazilian Knickers, £10, Next
A mixed bouquet framed by lace speaks the language of love.
5. Crisscross Babydoll, £42.95, Victoria’s Secret
No need to feel like you need to dress dangerously with this floaty babydoll number.
6. B by Ted Baker – Pink ‘Palace Gardens’ Underwired Padded Blunge Bra, £28, and matching Thong, £14, Debenhams
Simply styled, sometimes all it takes are some beautiful blooms in girly pink to set the tone.
7. Sabina Padded Triangle, £52, Sabina Low Rise Knicker, £32, Dora Larsen
Trimmed with trendy coral and whispers of lace, we love this modern mix.
8. Pernille Soft Bra, £46, Pernille High Waist Knicker, £38, Dora Larson
Romantic and glamorous, high-waisted knickers are classically feminine, especially with a barely there bra.
9. Plunge Bustier, £47.77, Victoria’s Secret
No time to hold back when you can match a bolt of red lipstick to this provocative red lips print.
10. Satin Ruffle Short, Red love Letters, £33.30, Victoria’s Secret
A cut above the rest, ruffles and an irresistible bow pushes all the right buttons.
11. Eberjey Noor Jersey and Stretch-Lace Chemise, £95, Selfridges
When it comes to showing off your best assets, every admirer loves a lady in red.
13. Cashmar Teddy, £36, Bluebella
With a ribbon tie at the waist, this shorty set hints at sweet nothings.
14. Chantelle Champs Elysees Balconette Bra, £66, Champs Elysees Shorty, £39, Figleaves
A match made in heaven, this beautifully cut, stylish set ticks all the right ‘gift’ boxes.
15. Lepel Fiore Short – Navy/Cornflower, £14, Figleaves
No need to go to great lengths, when you can don a pair of lacy mesh shorts with a playful bow.