Your Ultimate Lingerie Guide For Valentine's Day

By: Linh Do

With Valentine's Day approaching, some of us are planning the perfect date, whether with our significant other, our friends or ourselves. Often, we tend to worry about the ideal outfit, but what about what's underneath it all?

Lingerie has always been one of those delightful obsessions I enjoy indulging in. And really, there's no better time to indulge than Valentine's Day. I think the French philosophy captures it best: it's a fabulous tool to enhance the female form and embrace one's femininity. Whether peeking out from under clothing or safely hidden away, there's an undeniable confidence that comes with wearing a sexy set of lingerie. However, shopping for quality undergarments can be daunting, so before purchasing any pieces, I recommend knowing your size and shape to find the most flattering fit.

For A Special Date
From Left to Right: Journelle Natalia Red Bra and Ourvert Panties, Mimi Holliday Beau Daiquiri Comfort Bra
and Daiquiri KnickersJournelle Bianca Underwire Bra, and Bianca Bikini

To me, lingerie goes beyond just enhancing physical features; it can truly enhance parts of your personality as well. Romantic and sweet? Look for sets with soft colors and embroidery or frills and ruffles. Sultry? Select from fitting sets with dark colored satin or lace textures. Agent Provocateur, Journelle and Edge O'Beyond are some of the brands that provide traditionally sexy lingerie that deliver a "wow" factor.

For A Night In

From Left To Right: Slip Silk Mask, Eberjey PJ Set, Eberjey Teddy

The relationship a girl has with herself is undoubtedly the most important. Sometimes there's nothing better than staying in and pampering yourself with a face mask and binge watching a good Netflix show. To stay comfortable white still maintaining some flair, I generally opt for pieces that won't restrict movement such as silk slips, teddies or pajama sets. A major upgrade from the normal oversized t-shirt, right?

For A Galentine's Celebration
From Left to Right: Le Petit Trou Judith Bralette, Le Petit Trou Sandrine Panties, Journelle Camille Playsuit

A girls' night out calls for daring choices in lingerie, especially ones that can be shown off as outerwear. The bodysuit has the advantage of being versatile and convenient, a perfect concoction for  a night of fun. Despite its crazy popularity, I still find straps and lace on bodysuits classic. Both are incredibly flirty in their own way, so it's really all about preference. For the girls who prefer a two-piece set, a soft cup bralette and matching underwear are foolproof for any occasion. Spice it up with a fun pattern and you're all set!

Et voilĂ  - those are my recommendations for this year's Valentine's Day! In any case, you can always ditch the lingerie completely...