The only event more romantic than your upcoming nuptials to your partner is spending your first Valentine's Day together as an engaged couple. And what better way to celebrate this special occasion than treating yourself to some stunning new lingerie?
Valentine's Day lingerie runs the gamut from super sexy to simple and sweet and offers up a colorful palette to play with. For bold brides-to-be, fiery numbers in racy red accented with sheer paneling and daring cut-outs are the way to go. Prefer something more bridal-inspired? The options for white lace bodysuits, gauzy chemises, and honeymoon-ready slips are endless. And for those drawn to feminine details, a lace bra and panty set coupled with a soft pink robe always makes for a flawless pairing.
Read on for our edit of the best Valentine's Day lingerie and no need to limit yourself to just one item—we say scoop up several pieces for your wedding night, honeymoon, and beyond!
Most Sexy: Thistle & Spire Balconette Bra and Thong
This exquisite and daring set is a gorgeous contrast of delicate lace and bold clean lines. For those looking to forgo bridal whites and blush–fiery red is a striking alternative.
Best Budget: Adore Me Soft Lilac Chemise and Panty Set
Beautifully made lingerie usually comes with a pretty hefty price tag but this style from Adore Me challenges that notion. With details like delicate lace, feminine bows, and a lace-up back, this luxe for less style is perfect for brides on a budget.
Most Romantic: Gooseberry Baby Pink Lace Set
If you're a romantic at heart, there is nothing sweeter than eye-lash lace. It's delicate and feminine and just a little bit more playful than traditional laces. This set comes in an array of colors to suit any style.
For the Statement-Maker: Adore Me Red Bow Babydoll
Nothing says Valentine's Day more than this bright red babydoll featuring a silky bow and peek-a-boo cups. If you're looking for something a little more muted, this style is also available in chic and sexy jet black.
For the Classic Bride: Kat the Label Cindy Short
If you're a bride-to-be, a classic white set for Valentine's Day is a must. These flirty lace shorts would make a timeless addition to any wedding wardrobe. You can find the matching camisole here.
Best Slip: Rya Collection Lace Trim Chemise
Never underestimate the power of a slinky, silky slip. Wear it over a bra and underwear set or wear it on its own. Not only is this style minimalist chic, but it's also super lightweight and slips (ha!) easily into your honeymoon or getaway suitcase.
Best Two-Piece Set: Ginia Lace-Trimmed Chemise and Shorts
If you're looking for something a little more elevated than your usual casual PJs, opt for this utterly sophisticated chemise and shorts set. This perfectly put-together look is a stylish choice for a romantic night in.
Sexy-Meets-Sweet: For Love & Lemons Hearts Set
What's Valentine's Day without hearts?! This For Love & Lemons set features sheer heart and polka dot mesh panels and frilly lace trim for a look that feels at once sweet and sexy.
Most Bridal: BHLDN Swiss Dot Bralette and Panty
Flocked with sweet swiss dots and finished with light blue straps and trim, this lingerie set is totally wedding-worthy. Wear yours on Valentine's Day, your wedding night, and beyond!
Best Pajama Set: Sleeper Feather-Trimmed Crepe de Chine Pajama
Looking to lounge in a pair of pajamas so stylish they could easily be worn outside of the house? Enter: Sleeper's signature feather-trimmed PJs. This style comes in an array of beautiful colors and prints—but we love this punchy pink in particular for February 14th.
Best with Garter Straps: Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Sweet Heart Strappy Teddy
Every bride needs one or two statement pieces in their sartorial repertoire (besides your wedding dress, of course!) and that includes your lingerie drawer too. This showstopping teddy features statement straps, lace panels, and a V-string back for a look that is as bold as ever.
Best for Gifting: Savage x Fenty Glossy Flossy Quarter Cup Bra
Give the gift of lingerie all year with a Savage x Fenty subscription. This specific number is designed with heart-shaped embroidery and sheer tulle (not to mention rose gold hardware—the detail!) for a heated look that'll suit anyone excited about celebrating V-day.
Best Red Set: Only Hearts Polka Dot Bra and Panty
Red hot mesh meets a flirty and frilly trim to make one seriously sexy pairing. This polka-dot style also comes in timeless black, if you prefer something more low-key.
Most Whimsical: Agent Provocateur Cupid Plunge Bra and Panty Set
Aptly named "Cupid" this set has Valentine's Day written all over it. From the barely-there sheer tulle adorned with pink and red hearts to the eye-catching neon straps, there is so much to love about the set.
Most Unique: Flora Nikrooz 3D Floral Chemise
Recently engaged or about to embark on your insanely romantic honeymoon? Then you absolutely need this chemise. With its gorgeous 3D floral appliqués, swiss dot tulle, and shimmering satin, it doesn't get more bridal than this!
For the Lace Lover: Oh La La Cheri Plunging V Lace Bodysuit
Lace is a must for Valentine's Day. Take it to the next level with this plunging-V jumpsuit complete with a waist-cinching tie. If navy blue isn't your thing, it's also available in oh-so-chic black.
Best Investment Piece: Coco de Mer + Killing Eve Moscow Robe
We know a wedding is the investment of the century but there is something to be said about securing a high-quality robe that will last you well beyond your 10-year wedding anniversary.
Best Open Back Bodysuit: Torrid Halter Bodysuit
Wow-factor is an understatement! This ultra-sexy bodysuit in red-hot lace is beyond stunning and features a halter neckline for a supportive fit.
Best Floral: For Love & Lemons V-Day Floral Embroidery Bra
If you're a bride-to-be coveting all things bridal white, this lingerie set has your name written all over it. With stunning details like rich floral embroidery and a playful ruffled trim, this set feels deeply romantic and feminine.
Most Size-Inclusive: Lonely Label Bonnie Underwire Bra in Tamarillo
For those looking for a sheer bra with added support, check out this show-stopping set from Lonely Label. This brand offers bras in sizes 30A to 36F and is inclusive of any and all body types.
Best Cutesy Bra: Hanky Panky Heartbeat Padded Triangle Bralette
For those who own a few pairs of Hanky Panky sets, you're well aware of how comfy they are. And while comfort might be the last thing that comes to mind when you think of occasion lingerie, this style has everything going for it—from a tried and true fit to a sexy pattern perfect for this holiday.
Best Embroidery: Fleur du Mal Lily Embroidery Plunge Demi Bra
With gorgeous lily embroidery, a cheery but sexy "pink lemonade" colorway, and supportive boning throughout, we promise we won't judge you if you never want to take it off! In fact, you can flaunt it outside of the bedroom by wearing underneath a semi-sheer white tee for a hint of sexiness. It's meant to be paired with the matching garter and hipster thong.
Best Romper: Lulus Spend The Night Satin Lace Lounge Romper
If you're looking for something a little more elevated to wear to bed than your usual pajama getup, consider this soft, lace-trimmed romper. Available in coral pink and white, it's comfy enough to sleep in and you'll feel like a million bucks—without having to spend a million bucks.
What to Look for in Valentine's Day Lingerie
Whether you're looking for something sexy and sweet or bridal-inspired and feminine, there are so many romantic options to choose from when it comes to Valentine's Day lingerie. When shopping for V-Day lingerie, be it a lacy bra and panty set or an elegant silk chemise, you'll want to find a piece that fits you perfectly, makes you feel confident, and reflects your style. If your tastes lean classic, consider a lingerie set or a timeless slip made from sumptuous white or blush silk. More of a statement-making bride-to-be? Go for lingerie in bright reds with daring details like sheer paneling and bold and whimsical patterns. And don't forget the accessories! Garter belts, robes, and even a pair of pretty slippers can make for the perfect finishing touch to a Valentine's Day look.
What Are The Different Types of Lingerie?
Lingerie comes in many different styles and silhouettes: some of the most common types of intimates are bra and panty sets, bodysuits, teddys, chemises, and slips. Accessories like garter belts and suspenders are also considered part of the lingerie category.
What Lingerie Works Best for My Body Type?
Can I Wear Valentine's Day Lingerie Under My Clothing?
Body-hugging dresses and tops will most likely require seamless underwear or shapewear whereas loose-fitting clothing is more conducive to lacy and embellished lingerie. That said, some lingerie can be worn on its own outside of the boudoir, like wearing a silk cami or bralette with a modern suit or pairing a bodysuit with high-waisted pants.
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Contributing writer Sophie Moore is a former fashion editor at Brides and is an expert in all things bridal attire, from couture wedding gowns to the perfect "something blue" accessory. She researches and sources the best fashion items for brides, grooms, wedding parties, guests, and more.