You won’t find lots of hearts and cupids flowering our site this month, because we remember what it was like to be single and resist the notion that lingerie is something to be enjoyed purely by those coupled up… But for the many suitors looking to find an appropriate gift we thought we’d address the shopping dilemma by offering some advice. The goal is to strike a note of romanticism and sensuality with an item that won’t get you slapped in the face or thrown in the dog house for being obscene on what could have been a romantic evening. So to start you off on the right track we asked some savvy lingeristas to share their picks for the holiday.
Enter Holly of the Full Figured Chest, whose background in copywriting has led to a unique perspective on lingerie and its gift giving potential. Her knack for detail and ability to deliver what you “need to know” in a product description makes her perfectly suited for a lesson on what sort of lingerie a girl really wants… and that of course comes with the delightful side effect that you will be far more likely to see her in it!
When it comes to lingerie and Valentine’s Day, I’m a fan of taking the non-traditional route. It’s tempting to go pick up the nearest skimpy red teddy, but I encourage anyone buying for someone else (or even themselves) to look beyond the red haze that the holiday generates.
Lingerie really works as a gift when it taps into something essential about the person receiving the item. It’s more than just something sexy to slip on for a night; it’s about paying attention and knowing someone on a deeper level. And no matter what trends come and go, thoughtfulness and caring will never go out of style.
Knowing someone’s personality is one thing, but translating that into an item of lingerie can be tough. Luckily, this guide should serve as a handy cheat sheet. Here are six items that will appeal to various personality types from the luxurious and comfortable Between The Sheets collections.
The Loungewear Lover: Arabesque Sleep Tunic/Caftan
Even women who choose comfort over high fashion want to feel sexy on Valentine’s Day. Instead of making them dress up as someone they aren’t comfortable with, give them this simple and sensual tunic. Made out of silk and hand cut lace, it will provide comfort and coverage while revealing just enough skin. After the holiday, it can be used to sleep in, as a truly elegant beach cover up, or thrown over some jeans and a tank top as a very light shirt. After all, what’s better than multipurpose comfort in a sexy package?
The Trendsetter: Airplay Bodysuit Wine
This season was all about color, and that trend shows no sign of stopping. Mesh is equally all the rage, and has helped bring the underwear as outerwear trend to almost every runway. This bodysuit is sexy, breathable, and makes a great layering piece for the fashion lover in your life. The Wine color is my personal favorite, but you really can’t go wrong with any of the other electrifying color options.
The Athlete: Playdate Babydoll
If the woman you love lives to exercise, she’ll appreciate the Playdate collection. Made out of comfortable modal fabric and silk, this babydoll oozes sexuality without taking her too far out of her comfort zone. It can be worn by itself in private, or paired with jeans or the matching Well Played Yoga Pants. Either way, it displays toned arms and legs in a particularly beautiful way.
The Vintage Woman: Sheer Romance Dressing Robe Peach
If the woman you love can name at least five Fred Astaire movies and can tell you all the gory details of the feud between Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine, this robe is for her. This long peach silk chiffon robe practically floats by itself, and the lace trim and delicate buttons take it over the top. She’ll feel like a classic starlet on the silver screen. To make it a gift she’ll remember forever, complete the look with some stunning Marabou slippers.
The Dress Lover: Arabesque Slipdress Navy
If lingerie lover you’re buying for is also a fan of dresses, this shaping slipdress makes an amazing Valentine’s Day gift. She’ll feel like a princess while she’s covered in 100% silk all day and won’t have to worry about any lumps or bumps under her favorite dresses. The cutout in the back adds sultriness, and it looks equally amazing as a layering piece or by itself. However she chooses to wear it, she’ll think of you each time she slips into it.