It’s the little things that promise to make Valentine’s Day memorable for you and your special someone. You can have dinner lined up at the best restaurant in town and plans to see that much-buzzed-about flick, but you’ll love the way slipping into some comfortable lingerie makes you feel.
Here are five fabulous picks for Valentine’s lingerie, all of which come in at under $50. Oh, and guys: maybe let her pick out her own intimates. It’s a safer bet for you to focus on more traditional Valentine’s Day gifts for her.
1. The bodysuit
The flirty bodysuit is perfect if you’re feeling adventurous and want to branch out of your comfort zone. It’s sexy, but also a little sweet — with the baby doll waistband and lower-cut, lace-trimmed thighs.
This number from BooHoo is 50% off at the moment, so it’ll only set you back $15. Choose from bold red to simple black. A darker hue of maroon is also available for $21.
2. The nightie
If you favor a tiny bit more coverage, opt for a nightgown that still offers the same slinky silhouette.
Lavender isn’t the traditional color of Valentine’s Day, but this piece has an old Hollywood feel that’s just irresistible. All-over lace and a touch of shimmer puts you in the starlet mood. This would be the time to practice your skill at the doe-eyed liner application, too. Finish things off with a pair of sheer seamless panties.
3. The shorts set
Love a cute two-piece? Slip into a silky shorts set like this set from Target for $20.
The satiny touch alone makes it appealing, and the floral print eliminates the need for tons of itchy lace. There is lace trim at the leg and v-shaped lace panel on the back — just enough for a more modest form of sex appeal.
4. The sexy robe
Everyone should have at least one sexy robe in her wardrobe. It provides you with more options than you might think — you can slip it on over a contrasting nightgown, or wear it with nothing underneath if you want to surprise your significant other on date night.
This Giova robe ($19 on Amazon) is a pretty contender. It’s available in 15 colors, from mint green to deep purple.
5. Simply seamless
If your Valentine’s Day date night starts with you wearing a slinky dress that’s later tossed on the floor, a seamless set could be the right foundation piece.
The panty and bra here are on sale for 50% off at NastyGal. Act fast and you’ll spend less than $20 on both pieces. They’re constructed of ribbed, seamless jersey and the panty is a thong cut. Choose from mauve, pink, brown, mocha, or gray.
6. Long nightgown
You could also top your seamless set with a floor-length lace nightie. This one features a deep v-neckline and baby doll waist. It’ll flatter most body types and gently camouflage any imperfections.
Amazon users love this lace dress for boudoir photo shoots! And it’s a bargain at $23.
7. The garter set
If you’re looking for maximum sex appeal, a garter set never disappoints. This ensemble is sold in three different pieces by Boohoo — the satin plunge bra, satin suspender belt, and satin thong. You can pick up all three on sale for about $25.
Where to buy your Valentine’s Lingerie
If these pieces don’t quite suit your fancy, there are plenty more out there with very affordable price points. Here are some places to shop:
If you’re after thongs, push-up bras, and garters, Boohoo is where it’s at. Super sexy and super affordable. What could be better?
Despite the name, Nastygal has a more subdued collection of intimates vs. Boohoo. You’ll still find sexy sets, but also more wearable options.
Nordstrom Rack has fewer bodysuits but plenty of sexy panties and bras. And, as you expect, they’re priced affordably.
Amazon, the seller of all things, has loads of Valentine’s lingerie at all price points. And you can find any style you like, from sweet to downright raunchy.