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Lingerie gifts have gone hand in hand with Valentine’s Day for as long as I can remember, as couples (and singletons for that matter!) indulge in the theatre of a ‘sexy’ lingerie set.
Whereas I’m all for adopting this ‘on the daily’ if that’s your bag, but I do still, admittedly, still love looking around at the collections that are released in the lead up to this time of year as companies target the ‘gifting’ season. of Christmas and V-day.
I decided to indulge myself and put some of my top picks in a blog post, as my bank account is bare and I’m unable to indulge in any other way. It’s like the blogger’s equivalent of ‘bagging‘.
So what would I like to receive on the 14th of February this year?
If you want something which ticks all the quintessential ‘Valentine’s Day Lingerie’ boxes, look no further than Boux Avenue’s Alexus. It’s red, it’s black, it’s satin, it’s lacy, it’s sexy as hell and it’s very much that streotypical Valentine’s Day lingerie set. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!
This style in particular goes up to a G cup (hooray!). Just make sure you stick the matching suspender belt and a pair of stockings in your shopping cart and you’ve nailed it.
No one does dramatic lingerie like Curvy Kate – let alone dramatic lingerie up to a K cup which is still pretty much unheard of elsewhere. Whilst the ‘Showgirl Range’ as we knew it is no more, but if the revival of the ultimate full bust classic ‘Tease’ doesn’t get you excited about life, I don’t know what will.
I also need to direct your attention towards the bangin’ little number that is the Ritzy babydoll in black/poppy. Swit swoo.
There are loads of more ‘obvious’ choices for Valentine’s Day on the Ewa Michalak website at the moment, but I had to include the Biustonosz S Kamea/Biustonosz 3D Kamea as I adore the styling and more subtle look of it. I’m loving the grape/lilac hybrid highlight shade and criss-cross detailing which lies over the black panels. It’s a really stylish and sophisticated take on the Valentine’s Lingerie trend, with no predictable scarlet red in sight!
These bras also double up as glorious date night lingerie, as the cleavage really is something worth celebrating!
I’ve not tried any clashing overlay lace bras in quite a while, despite it being one of my all-time favourite trends. For this reason Elize by Tutti Rouge has been on my ‘Lingerie I Love’ list for quite some time now. It’s got a sweet and romantic feel to it, with the ribbon rose detail at the apex and flouncy lace skirt trimming around the bottom of the band.
It’s another great example of a bra set which would be bang on for Valentine’s but bucks the trend of your ‘typical’ red or black which seems to dominate at this time of year.
Grab a set from Tutti’s Big Cartel store.
Parfait by Affinitas
Large Cup Lingerie, at least in my experience, have the best assortment of Parfait by Affinitas available online.
It’s hard to ignore when an IIYC fave like the Charlotte comes out in a new colour-way, especially one as delicious as this season’s Icy Blue. It may not scream ‘Valentine’s’, but it’s getting me hot under the collar, that’s for sure.
All Undone are going to be on all my wishlists ever. They’re drop dead gorgeous, but the design is really stunningly simple.
The price point is a little higher than I’m accustomed to for everyday, and they’re definitely within the ‘treat’ and ‘splurge’ section of this list. That said, quality is packed in, with silk and French Chantilly Lace featuring in the design. Oh, and it’s manufactured in the UK! So, if you really want to treat yourself or your significant other, make All Undone’s website your first port of call. Maybe wait until payday, though.
Cleo by Panache
If you’re on a bit of a budget but are still after something really lovely that doubles up as super-functional, look no further than Cleo by Panache. I adore the Marcie bra set, but there’s something so wonderfully indulgent about a babydoll. It hides a multitude of sins and really flatters – and will definitely turn heads. But don’t worry, you can still very much wear this as an everyday piece.
You can actually pick this little number up in this very festive raspberry shade for a snip at £16 from Belle Lingerie.
I simply couldn’t have made this lust list without including something from Bluebella. Whilst not really designed for the fuller bust, their designs just epitomise V-day frillies. They are just the right amount of theatrical, with that ‘looks more expensive than it is’ quality to them. They’re surprisingly affordable, with oodles of designer-inspired designs. If you’re part of the ‘go hard or go home’ club, then I’m sure you’d love to unwrap, or be unwrapped in, Bluebella’s Tatiana.