Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but in the name of love, banish that boring old red satin in favour of some fresh new picks that offer inspiration and incentive.
Gucci tulle lingerie set
When Gucci launched its Cruise 2020 collection, diaphanous ready-to-wear pieces floated down the runway with lingerie-inspired looks. This GG tulle lingerie set evokes the spirit of that collection in pale-pink embroidered tulle with Gucci-stamped elastic detailing.
Miiyu black camisole
“Barely there” doesn’t have to leave nothing to the imagination. This all-lace black camisole by Miiyu offers a sheer, modern take on lingerie with its elegant floral lace pattern and all-over coverage.
Nude Label cut-out bralette from The Lake
Because underwear shouldn’t feel like dental floss, female-founded The Lake offers comfy organic cotton undies and bralettes that are all about looking good, but feeling good too. The Nude Label cut-out bralette from The Lake features an elegant cut-out front detail, but is fully supportive with sturdy straps and style.
Dolce & Gabbana Jacquard bra
Italian designer duo Dolce & Gabbana’s DNA has always been laced with a blend of cinematic 1940s innocence and opulence. This Jacquard bra in flower print with a sweetheart neckline evokes classic femininity while channelling a thoroughly sexy silhouette.
Fleur du Mal stretch bodysuit
There are 50 shades of black in this lace bondage suit by Fleur du Mal, a lingerie company named after poet Charles Baudelaire’s treatise on decadence and eroticism. Featuring straps that cross the torso and back, this stretch bodysuit crosses the front panel and bust with sheer tulle—the rest is up to you.
Anita Emily big cup bra
At the end of the 19th century, women’s underwear looked nothing like it does today (women typically carried around an extra five pounds of undergarments designed to flatten their curves and keep them warm). When high-end European lingerie brand Anita launched in 1886, it founded a tradition of shapewear that continues today with beautiful pieces made for all shapes and sizes, like the Powder Rose Emily big cup bra and stretch lace panties with filigree detail.
Free People Winnie Lace bodysuit
It’s romance reimagined with the high-neck Winnie Lace bodysuit by Free People, with equal parts Laura Ingalls Wilder and Madonna (circa the Confessions Tour).
Savage X Fenty thong and bralette
Launched in 2018, we can thank, in part, Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty lingerie line for doing away with the Victoria Secret machine that kept size zero the boudoir mainstay. Bad Girl Riri’s lingerie pushes boundaries with inclusive, sassy styles meant for everyone, like this floral lace band thong and bralette in military green.
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