Ask Belle: Valentine’s Day Means Lingerie
Feb 2, 2016
Are you going to write a lingerie post for Valentine’s this year? I always seem to pick something you chose, and I know my husband likes not having to go to Victoria’s Secret by himself.
I must admit, the lingerie post is one of my favorites. There’s something about lacy undergarments that seems very indulgent, like going for a spa day or eating the extra cookie. Unlike most women, I buy lingerie even when I am not in a relationship. I find that wearing pretty underthings feels very empowering. So if I have an important day at the office, I wear my best lingerie.
For Valentine’s Day this year, here are a few picks in every price point.
Plush. Is money no object? Look no further than Agent Provocateur. The brand is the most luxurious lingerie line on the market. From racy to pretty, their ranges have it all. I recommend the corsets, they’re lust-worthy.
If you love the look of AP, their L’Agent line gives the same look in a lower price point. This raspberry-colored Estella bra is one of my favorites. Like black? This Vanessa bra is truly gorgeous. And the L’Agent playsuits are a nice substitute for the AP corsets.
Posh. Journelle is the best place on the web to find gorgeous lingerie. They have the widest selection of brands, from the relaxed look of Eberjey to the sophisticated style of La Perla (my favorite).
Also, if sultry underpinnings aren’t a practical for you, several of the pieces in Journelle’s in-house line bring lingerie details to everyday pieces. I love this mid-price Dalia bra in a pretty lilac hue. And their Lise t-shirt bra, with just a hint of lace, is one of my favorites.
H&M offers a variety of colors and styles. This micro-fiber push-up bra in pale pink and black is nice. I love this black push-up bra with scalloped lace trim; the matching thong is equally gorgeous. And this balconet bra in an ash-violet is elegant and feminine.
ASOS has both an in-house lingerie line and offerings from other brands. This Geisha lace long-line bra in rich purple is fantastic. I also like this Leanna half-cup bra in emerald satin and black lace. They also have a wide selection of affordable one-pieces, including this blush-colored, mesh bodysuit.
Petite. Most brands and retailers don’t offer lingerie specifically for petite women, as they offer smaller cup sizes. Several petite bloggers, including my friend Jean, rave about The Little Bra Company. For something affordable, the brand offers a line at Target.
Maternity. Just because your pregnant or nursing doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to feel sexy on Valentine’s Day (or every day). Cake lingerie offers some cute options like this Licorice Twist bra in a dusty rose. Nordstrom also has a few options in stock, including this lacy Panache Sophie bra.