Layer It On: Lingerie for Valentine’s Day

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then sensuality is in all five of the senses. We wouldn’t begin to tell you how to woo your paramour—you have your methods—but allow us to make a few immodest suggestions in the intimates department that might put a welcome, and inviting, spin on date night.

Hanky Panky Mesh bra and bikini

You probably don’t have anything like this sexy-cool set in your top drawer. Red lace and black mesh make your intentions unmistakable. Hanky Panky cute boyshorts and comfortable bralette both lend a laid-back charm to your tryst.

For Love & Lemons Ruby bra and brief

A high-drama love? Even if it’s chill, the intricate lace and high waist on this For Love & Lemons Ruby duo will contribute some intensity. The cut on both the bra and briefs is pure pinup, but the decorative trimmings and expert support are modern marvels.

Addiction Nouvelle Vertige bra and brief

For the truly modern romance, Addiction Nouvelle’s Vertige balconette bra and high waist briefs create smooth lines under clothes but reveal a completely contemporary use of webbed lace and cutouts. We think it’s a fun and functional take on lingerie.


Hanky Panky New Attitude bodysuit

The lace is sweet, the netting is edgy, the combination is perfect for an intriguing lady whose relationship status is complicated. But this cool Hanky Panky New Attitude bodysuit can make any woman feel rockstar-levels of confidence in love, in life and in the bedroom.

Chantelle Vendome bra and brief

Named for the prestigious Parisian plaza, the Vendôme set by the French label Chantelle Intimates is a feat of construction. This seductive bra and shorts featuring sunburst embroidery (perhaps an homage to the Sun King, whose statue once occupied the Place Vendôme’s center) will let your love light shine.

Natori Feathers racerback bra and bikini

Natori Feathers bras, panties and bodysuits are simply gorgeous while providing a comfortable foundation under a sexy dress or conservative suit. Plus the line comes in almost any color imaginable, so you don’t need to stick to red or black to make your point.

Simone Perele Look embroidered tulle bodysuitSimone Perele’s richly embroidered Look bodysuit is a unique take on lingerie: sleek and sultry, with scalloped edging around the décolletage and damask-style designs. You’ll look stunning but feel at ease—and what could be sexier?

SHOP: sexy lingerie

—Britt Olson