Lingerie around Valentine's Day could go one of two ways: there's the Lonely Label mantra that says shopping for skivvies doesn't have to be about the male gaze—it's about empowerment and feeling liberated in your own skin, single or not. *Or*, you're looking to rev up the date-night experience with some barely-there boudoir sets. Whatever your style, find 16 stunning sets ahead that are guaranteed to make you feel at least an ounce better about Cupid's Day.
A modest, high-waisted pairing from the lingerie label for cool girls who dress to please themselves, not their lover ( Jemima Kirke and Lena Dunham starred in their recent campaign, FWIW). The back of the briefs and the bra brand come with strappy, peek-a-boo details, for a subtle twist.
An airy bra, panty, and suspender belt set that leaves little to the imagination, so it'll definitely make an entrance.
Agent Provocateur Scalloped Embroidered Tulle Balconette Bra, $130; net-a-porter.com. Scalloped Embroidered Tulle Briefs, $90; net-a-porter.com. Scalloped Embroidered Suspender Belt, $95; net-a-porter.com.
A celebrity favorite for lingerie, La Perla's sweet pink lace set is just what you'd imagine for a V-Day set, with racer-back straps and scrollwork details for extra frosting.
So you no longer have to compromise feeling comfortable for a chic-er cut, Commando dreamed up this jersey playsuit that's flattering on all shapes.
Commando Love + Lace Paneled Stretch Jersey Bodysuit, $70; net-a-porter.com.
Fleur du Mal, the lingerie house flocked to by editors and cool girls alike (Rihanna's a big fan), shows us once again why they're so popular with this sweet crocheted set.
Fleur du Mal Crochet Lace Balconette Bra, $125, and Lace Thong, $55; azaleasnyc.com.
This playsuit puts the emphasis in "play" and we especially love the high-waisted cut and the low back.
Comin' in Haht Bodysuit, $78; shop.hot-as-hell.com.