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The Prettiest Lingerie to Shop This Valentine's Day

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Design by Betsy Farrell

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.

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Barely There

Designed like a silky bikini, this one's all about showing off what you've got—whether it's worn alone or under a blazer Rihanna-style. 

Luxe Triangle Bra, $98; fleurdumal.com. Luxe V-String, $45; fleurdumal.com.

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For Two, or Just For You

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. 

Lonely Label Underwire Bra, $95; azealeasnyc.com. Harper Strappy Mid-Brief, $60; azealeasnyc.com.

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Sweet Nothings

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.

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Pretty in Pink

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. 

La Perla Satin-Trimmed Embroidered Soft-Cup Bra, $235; net-a-porter.com. Appliqued Tulle and Stretch Jersey Thong, $125; net-a-porter.com.

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Pin-Up Skivvies

Nothing's sharper than a satin balconette bra that's reminiscent of retro pin-up styles (we're just glad this one doesn't come in a cone shape). 

Journelle Iris Low Balconette Bra, $82; journelle.com. Iris Bikini, $50; journelle.com.

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Peek-a-Boo Panels

A deep red lace number with open paneling that's very boudoir-ready. 

Journelle Underwire Bra, $74; journelle.com. Journelle Bianca Bikini, $49; journelle.com.

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Layers of Lilac

Lavender's normally associated with words like "soothing" and "calm" but we're sure this lilac set will elicit some more...powerful reactions. 

Heidi Klum Intimates Made in Eden Demi Bra, $65; journelle.com. Made in Eden Thong, $30; journelle.com.

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Sound the Alarms

A classic fire-engine red set with pretty scalloped details that will accentuate your curves. 

I.D. Sarrieri Embroidered Tulle Balconette Bra, $320; net-a-porter.com. Embroidered Tulle Briefs, $140; net-a-porter.com.

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Ribbons and Lace

*Cues up that scene from 10 Things I Hate About You* This is one pair of black undies that's made to be seen, from the lacy ribbon details to the keyhole cutouts. 

Hanky Panky Shadow Stripe Open Bralette, $52; journelle.com. Shadow Stripe Open Hipster, $36; journelle.com.

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Silky Skivvies

The epitome of comfort: a silk charmeuse set with a ruched elastic band. 

Ella Bralette, $110; nakedprincess.com. Ella Thong, $49; nakedprincess.com.

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Sealed with a Bow

For those who like lace—lots and lots of it—this set will make you feel like a pretty present with a bow on top. 

Only Hearts Coucou Ruffle Bralette, $55; journelle.com. Coucou Ruffle Thong, $39; journelle.com.

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Comfy Playsuit

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.

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Green With Desire

A filmy green front-closure bra that's just as easy to get on as it is to fling off. 

Cosabella Never Say Never Front Closure Bralette, $56; cosabella.com. Never Say Never Brazilian Minkini, $30; cosabella.com.

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Candy Crush

A beautiful candy-colored silk set that's super easy-on-the-eyes. 

Araks Beatrice Bralette, $100; modaoperandi.com. Aaron Panty, $65; modaoperandi.com.

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Not Your Grandmother's Lace

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.

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Backless in Black

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.

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