Picking the Perfect Lingerie for Your Valentine's Date

by Lovehoney

on Jan 11, 2021

There are just over one month to go until Valentine's Day (gulp), and if you're thinking of treating your partner to a little lingerie surprise, it's time to get your thinking cap on.

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What you wear depends entirely on what your plans are for the rest of the day or night – for example, you might not want to be squeezing yourself into a steel-boned corset before going out for a three-course meal.

So, to help you avoid wriggling whilst you sit through a play in a crotchless G-string, or hoiking up your stockings during an extended shopping trip, we've put our thinking caps on to match the right date to the right panties. Unless you're going white water rafting or something. In which case, a change of outfit later in the game might be in order…

Read on to see our top lingerie tips, whatever your plans this February 14th.

Date Scenario 1: Dinner and a Movie

If you know you're going for a indulgent meal before your alone time later on, then the key thing here is to make sure the lingerie you choose is not too restrictive.

Two-piece styles (such as a sexy bra and knicker set) are great as they don't cover your tummy, and can be worn under pretty much any clothing without detection. Alternatively, soft, stretchy chemises work like shapewear if you'd prefer a little more coverage.

The fact you'll be sitting for a long time means these are also the perfect dates on which to wear stockings, as you won't have to worry about schlepping for miles from bar to bar with them wrinkling or falling down. Not so sexy.

This all-in-one bra set

Lovehoney Pearl Faux Leather and Lace Bra Set

Featuring a half-cup bra, peep-hole knickers, a suspender belt and cuffs, it's a sexy combo that's sure to seduce, tease and enchant. Simply go without the suspender belt if you get too full at dinner.

What customers say: "Nice addition to our collection. Looked and felt great"

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For some extra coverage

Lovehoney Tiger Lily Red Floral Lace Body

Keep your boudoir adventures bright and beautiful in this gorgeously vibrant body from our Tiger Lily collection. The intricate floral lace takes inspiration from the natural world, while the plunging neckline makes sure your lover’s eyes are on you.

What customers say: "There aren't many words I can use to describe this body, to put it simply, it's beautiful! This body captures a feminine side with its detailing and structure, it shapes and hugs curves, accentuates the waist and hips, lifts the bust and feels like you have nothing on! It is a truly simple piece that elevates the wearer, it's simple in design and Read more about review stating Simple Statement.fit, but looks effortless and makes me feel like a queen. It can be dressed up with heels and stockings, or be worn on its own yet still makes a statement of pure seduction"

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Get a leg up in these

Lovehoney Plus Size Sheer Lace Top Thigh-High Stockings

Whether you're wearing them or enjoying the view, we think you'll agree that stockings are the ultimate in sexy lingerie. Slip these sheer floral-topped stockings on to feel like a long-legged seductive temptress and make your lover's jaw hit the floor.

What customers say: "There are a must have with suspenders. Very well made and durable. The lace tops are just lovely. Very comfortable and not restrictive"

Date Scenario 2: Netflix and Chill

If your Valentine’s plans are home-based, then the world is your lace-trimmed oyster. A comfortable, familiar environment means that you and your partner may feel comfortable enough to experiment with something a little different, like a spot of role play, bondage, or even a sexy striptease.

Take a scroll through our sexy costumes to get some inspiration for a naughty new role play scenario, or why not have a look at some of the wet look, PVC and latex clothes we have on offer to try some new sensations?

For a perfect at-home role play date

Lovehoney Fantasy Deluxe French Maid Costume

If you're looking for domestic help, you've come to the wrong place. Complete with an inbuilt petticoat and matching headband, this luxurious and flirty French maid's uniform is much better for doing dirty deeds than dusting your nooks and crannies.

What customers say: "This maid costume is absolutely fantastic and the best we have purchased! I wear it for my mistress and it pleases her vey much when I dress it with my pull up stockings and black high heels. It feels incredibly sexy and fits my body very well. I would recommend it to any sissy wanting to serve their mistress"

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For when you want no chill

Lovehoney Fierce Romance Black Wet Look and Lace Open-Cup Body

For those nights when you want to look fierce but feel dreamy, enter the world of Lovehoney Fierce Romance. This body combines the outrageous sex appeal of wet look fabric and open cups, with the delicacy of a hip-flattering lace trim and straps.

What customers say: "This item will definitely be a favourite in our collection going forward"

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When comfort comes first

Lovehoney Mindful Pink Leopard Print Seamless Bra Set

Feel fierce and get your lingerie look on point with this eco-friendly, seamless leopard pattern bra set. Made from recycled materials, the bra is super flattering and sexy, while the matching high-leg thong frames your tush and enhances your waist.

What customers say: "So comfy yet it lifts you up and curves around all the right places for a sexy silhouette. Knowing it's made from sustainable materials is a great bonus - Love it"

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Date Scenario 3: Dirty Weekend

If you and your S.O. are planning on a long weekend break somewhere to celebrate Valentine's Day, then it may be time to get a little luxurious. After all, a special occasion deserves a special outfit!

Look for lingerie which can double up as sleepwear to cut down on packing, such as babydolls, chemises, and robes. Plus, if you wake up in sexy lingerie, then your morning session will be off to a fantastic start from the minute you both open your eyes.

For easy breezy access

Lovehoney Plus Size Barely There Sheer Black Crotchless Teddy

Looking amazing never felt so great thanks to this sumptuously soft, sheer one-piece. A hip-skimming high-cut hem, coupled with a plunging neckline, make this cheeky black teddy an erotic essential in your lingerie collection.

What customers say: "My wife was looking like a sex goddess. I am so impressed"

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For barely there sleepwear

Lovehoney Empress Red Satin and Lace Body

If you’re all about that lace, have we got the body for you. Made from elegant scalloped lace with scarlet satin detailing, this high-leg body from our Empress collection screams 'Bond Girl'. Pair with stockings and a cunning plan to complete the fantasy.

What customers say: "Needed a little number to surprise the birthday boy. The reaction was priceless WOW was the response. Well worth the money. Great service. Was exactly what I was expecting"

For luxurious living and loving

Fifty Shades of Grey Captivate Plus Size Wine Chiffon and Lace Robe

Give your lingerie look the ultimate finishing touch with this gorgeous lace robe. Inspired by incredible fashion moments of the Fifty Shades of Grey film, this full-length robe oozes elegance. Wear over lingerie and watch your lover’s jaw drop.

What customers say: "Love how this feels on and the sheer material is super suggestive. The lace details are divine"

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Date Scenario 4: (Nearly) First Date

If you're in a new relationship, it can sometimes be tricky to know when to whip out the killer lingerie. Some people aren't happy dressing up until they've been together years, whereas others crack out the catsuits on date two or three.

To make sure you're both comfortable, go for something cute, stylish and not too intimidating, or too dissimilar to what you would normally wear.

"Oh, this old thing?"

Lovehoney Parisienne Black Lace Plunge Longline Bra Set

Bring on the va-va-voom with this bombshell bra and thong set. Designed to enhance your natural hourglass shape and inspire oodles of confidence, it's an irresistible combination of sheer mesh, soft lace and an audacious, cleavage-emphasising plunge.

What customers say: "I love this piece. It's wonderful, comfortable and makes me look and feel sexy as hell"

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For the fun and flirty playtime

Lovehoney Sweet Love Pink Babydoll Set and Eye Mask

Wear your heart on your sleeve (and your boobs) this Valentine’s Day with this pretty-in-pink babydoll set. Formed in soft pink polka dot mesh with ruby-red detailing, it’s the perfect three-piece set to gift to someone special. Can you feel the love?

What customers say: "Super sexy and also really sweet and kind of romantic looking. Will definitely be getting this piece out for valentines day. Overall great value for money and would recommend it"

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For when you want to start levelling up the lingerie

Lovehoney Plus Size Late Night Liaison Blue Crotchless Lace Body

Have your lover whistlin' while you work it in this midnight blue body from our Late Night Liaison collection. Soft sheer lace smooths your body in all the right spots, while straps to the hips and between your ta-tas add an oh-so-sexy finishing touch.

What customers say: "If your looking for something to make you feel sexy then this is definitely the outfit"

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Date Scenario 5: 500th Date

If you've been with your partner for some time, it can be difficult to know where to go next with your lingerie choices. Chances are, you've tried the old satin and lace classics at some point before, but now you want to give something else a go.

Try looking for new takes on classic styles, such as different materials or cuts you haven't opted for before. Does your partner love you in a sexy bra and knicker set? Try a quarter or open cup bra instead. Sick of babydolls? Look for figure-hugging mini dresses.

The good thing about being in a long-term relationship is you have the freedom and confidence to try something out without fear. So go for it!

For a show-stopping look

Lovehoney Plus Size Fierce Romance Black Wet Look and Lace Bra Set
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Make your erotic intentions clear in a flash when you disrobe to reveal this glamorous, ultra-seductive bra set. Sheer floral lace gently cups your breasts and encircles your hips, while bold, wet look fabric adds to the promise of a wild night.

What customers say: "This bra set is super sexy, and it makes me feel fierce, and a little domineering! The fit is great! I'm always hesitant about bras as I don't have big boobs, however this made me look like I have a full cleavage! IT shapes and lifts the boobs making them perky and daring"

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For a pearler of a time

Lovehoney Tiger Lily Red Floral Lace Open-Cup Bra Set

Slip into this ultra-sultry set from our Tiger Lily collection and step into the garden of freedom. Made from intricate floral lace with provocative pearl details, this open-cup, crotchless combo puts all your goodies centre stage.

What customers say: "This bra and knicker set is very naughty, and very nice. It feels incredibly sexy and risqué to wear and boy does it make a statement"

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Dress the part for erotic adventures

Fifty Shades of Grey Captivate Black Flocked Mesh Harness Body

Live your fantasy with this fetish-inspired body. Featuring an elasticated harness, (reminiscent of bondage restraints) this edgy body perfectly straddles high fashion glamour with heart-pounding BDSM style. Pair with a flogger to complete the look.

What customers say: "This is a great piece for the bedroom - I love the lace detailing on the top part of the bodysuit. The extra straps give you the option to really add some naughtiness to this outfit"

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Originally published on Jan 11, 2021. Updated on Jan 13, 2022