Everyone’s definition of sexy is different: For some, it means showing as much skin as possible. And for others, it just means feeling confident no matter what you’re wearing (or not). Still, regardless of your definition, Valentine’s Day lingerie should be whatever you feel your best in.
If you’re looking to invest in some new intimates for the occasion this year, rest assured there are tons of romantic options on the market no matter your style. And really, there’s no better way to celebrate the holiday than treating yourself to something nice — and the best lingerie for Valentine’s Day is the type that makes you feel, well, amazing.
Lively The Long-Lined Lace Bralette ($45; wearlively.com)
From the creator of our favorite strapless bra, Lively, this Long-Line Bralette is the perfect pick if you’re not into lingerie but still want to feel sexy. One reviewer calls it “the trifecta,” thanks to its “comfort, beauty and support all in a bralette.”
Oh La La Cheri Valentine Soft Cup Babydoll Chemise & G-String Thong ($46; nordstrom.com)
Reviewers call this babydoll chemise, which runs true to size, “well made and surprisingly comfy to wear.” Another says it made her “feel super confident and sexy.” It’s available in plus sizes as well, and standard Valentine’s Day colors like red and black but also purple, blue, green and more.
Cuup The Balconette ($50; shopcuup.com)
One of our favorite bra brands for busts of all sizes, Cuup has a fantastic array of comfortable and just-a-little-sexy bras. With a size range that spans from 30A to 38H, this mesh balconette style is romantic and comes in tons of poppy colors (and even a cheetah print).
In Bloom by Jonquil Chemise ($48; nordstrom.com)
Available in both black and white, we adore this silky, lacy chemise that’s top rated by Nordstrom shoppers. It’s available in sizes XXS to XXL.
In Bloom by Jonquil Lace & Satin Chemise ($42; nordstrom.com)
Want something a little more satin than lace? This sweet chemise, also available in black and white, features lace across the bust, a racer back and full satin skirt.
In Bloom by Jonquil Plunge Neck Lace Thong Teddy ($48; nordstrom.com)
“This is such a sexy teddy that flatters women of different shapes and sizes,” says one reviewer, who calls out the adjustable back straps and the luxurious fabric.
Mapale Plus-Size Make Your Move Teddy ($47; barenecessities.com)
A deep-V teddy is one certain way to get in the mood.
Oh La La Cheri Naomi Plunge Neck Lace Bodysuit ($48; nordstrom.com)
Wrap yourself up like a present ready to be opened with this full lace bodysuit with satin ribbon detailing. It’s available in your standard white and black, but we love this midnight blue.
Skims Glissenette Triangle Bralette ($42; skims.com)
An update to the traditional triangle bralette, this iteration from Skims comes in sizes XXS through 4X.
Soire Confidence Molded Underwire Bra ($78, originally $47.75; cosabella.com)
If you’re looking for something sexy that you can wear long after V-Day, this is it. Plus, nearly 100 5-star reviews mean this bra is a crowd-pleaser.
Pepper Classic All You Bra Chili ($55; wearpepper.com)
Our favorite bra brand for smaller busts just launched this Valentine’s Day-inspired red collection that’s got firey red bras in AA, A and B cup sizes.
Oh La La Cheri Lace Underwire Teddy ($54; nordstrom.com)
Want a bit more support in your Valentine’s Day lingerie? This teddy comes with underwire under the bust and some truly gorgeous lace detailing across the bust, shoulders and sides.
Skims Cotton Jersey Dipped Thong ($16; nordstrom.com or $18; skims.com)
Available in up to a size 4X, Skims’ breathable cotton thong is meant to sit high on the hips for a nostalgic, sexy vibe.
The Lace High-Waist Bikini ($15; wearlively.com)
Give your go-to undies a lacy upgrade with this affordable high-waisted style from Lively.
Thirdlove Lace High Brief ($28; thirdlove.com)
Reviewers say this high-waisted brief won’t ride up in the back — and that it’s “so comfortable, soft and smooth.”
Thirdlove 24/7 Lace Contour Plunge Bra (starting at $49; thirdlove.com)
If you’re looking for a bra that you can get major use out of even after Valentine’s Day is over, this Thirdlove style is it. (More than 2,700 5-star reviews agree.)
Parade Re:Play High-Rise Brief ($11; yourparade.com)
The sheer side panels on these high-waisted briefs offer the perfect amount of peekaboo coverage.
Wolford Satin Garter Belt ($105; barenecessities.com)
Wolford’s satin stocking garter belt is made from luxe-feeling laser-cut nylon with a touch of elastane for just the right amount of stretch.
B’Tempted by Wacoal Lace Kiss Chemise (starting at $23.99; barenecessities.com)
Looking for something with a little more coverage? This wine-color chemise’s elegant lace design offers a touch of sheer sophistication.
Sarah Cami Crop ($28.80, originally $48; anaono.com)
Reviews say this two-tone cropped camisole is “soft and comfy” and “it hugs my body in its softness.” Another racier points out that it’s perfect for anyone who’s undergone surgery, as this bra won’t irritate scar tissue.
Araks Cadel Slip ($330; araks.com)
This gorgeous silk slip dress is the perfect antidote to uncomfortable lingerie.
Caden Cutout Brief in Black ($58; maryyoung.com)
This cutout brief from Canadian designer Mary Young is sexy and comfortable all at once.
Parade Long-Sleeve Bodysuit Silky Mesh ($38; yourparade.com)
A long-sleeve bodysuit can certainly moonlight as lingerie when it’s made from translucent mesh. Wear this with a bra peeking through on date night for a fun tease.
Pour Moi Parisienne Lingerie Set ($68; asos.com)
Sold as a mix-and-match set, this two-piece bra and panties combo is just about as sexy as they come.
Agent Provocateur Dioni Full Brief ($460; agentprovocateur.com)
If you want just a bit more coverage, this crisscross lace brief is the perfect compromise.