The place: a swanky New York hotel. The purpose: evening nuptials and an after-party for two. The focal point: super-sexy gowns and provocative lingerie designed to turn up the heat.

Even more seductive than wearing nothing at all: a lavish bustier that exposes just enough.

Black-and-pink cotton floral lace corset with a stretch-satin liner, $1,190, Agent Provocateur. Black stretch-mesh and lace bikini, $34, Blush.