Another year, another Valentine’s Day during which Sweets is single, another year where she doesn’t especially fucking care, because there is pretty lingerie out there that she is happy to buy for HERSELF, thank you.
Seriously, Valentine’s Day can be a polarizing holiday (and a stressful one: be in a relationship at all costs, make sure it’s a happy relationship at all costs, buy your partner the greatest present ever at all costs, etc. etc.), but the lingerie that’s out right now is no joke: A. I love red, it looks great on me, so more red lingerie? Awwww, you shouldn’t have! and B. designers tend to release some extra-special collections for this holiday, so yay! and C. some early Spring/Summer styles have shipped so we can start thinking about leaving winter behind, and D. I love all the lingerie anyway, so I feel like I’m still coming out of this thing a winner. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite romantic sets that are available right now. I’ve tried to pull pieces across a range of sizes, styles, and prices, so I hope you, too, will see something you love! Anything on your wishlist?
[P.S. I hope you’ll check out this WONDERFUL blog post, courtesy of Bluestockings Boutique and Rose Wednesday from The Lingerie Addict, because it’s very smart and very insightful and very interesting: On Queer Visibility in Lingerie.]
Esthar by L’Agent by Agent Provocateur. Bra (32-36 B-DDD (E), $92), G-string ($44, S, M, L), and Apron ($66, S/M, M/L)
Isla Bra (30-38 D-G, $31), Suspender (XS-L, $25) and Thong (8-16 (UK), $19) by Just Peachy
[Also, tangent, have you guys taken a look at the Figleaves Valentine’s Day Lookbook? It is super, super pretty, featuring the gorgeous full-bust model above wearing pieces from popular full-bust brands as well as Figleaves’ in-house collections, and I want pretty much every single piece.]
“Scarlet” Guipure Balcony Bra (32-36 B-DD, £120), Suspender (S, M, L, £95), and Thong (S, M, L, £169) by Fleur of England
Koszulka Babydoll Only For You by Ewa Michalak (219.00zł, made to order. Available in sizes 30 C-GG, 32-34 C-K, 36 C-JJ, 38 D-J, 40 D-HH, 42 D-H)
Peach Bettie Nightgown by Betty Blue’s Loungerie (£200, XS-XL)
Kyla Corset by Lula Lu Petites (32-36 AAA, AA, A, $80)
Marlene Bullet Bra (32-34 B-F, 36 B-E, 38 B-D, $75.50), Garter Belt (4-14, $63.50), and Panties (4-12, $38) by What Katie Did
Augusta Scarlet Bra (30-38 DD-G, $204), Brief (XS-XL, $119) and Suspender (S-L, $170) by Harlow & Fox, although the whole Augusta collection is currently 50% off at Full Disclosure!
“Stella” Bra (30 C-F, 32 B-DD, 34 A-D, 36 A-C, 38 A-B, $100) and Silk Knicker (XS-XXL, $88) by LaLilouche.
Red Chantilly Set (Cami, knicker, and suspender each in sizes S, M, L, full set $162) by Luvahuva
“Faye” Corset by Angela Friedman (XS-XL, plus custom, $560)
Gloria Bra (32-36 B-DD, $250), Brief (2, 3, 4, $220), and Suspender (2, 3, 4, $250) by Agent Provocateur
Anastasia set by Ohhh Lulu ($84, made to measure)
Showstopper Chemise by Flora Nikrooz (1X-3X, $130)
Bisou Bodysuit (S, M, L, $120) by Mimi Holliday
Bijou Bra (34-40 D-H, 42 D-GG, 44 D-G, $70) and Short (M-4X, $28) in Flame by Elomie
Satine in Bloom Bra (28-38 D-J, £32) and Brief (XS-XXL, £16) by Bravissimo
Embroidered Lace Cup Corset (1/16, 18/20, 22/24, 26/28, $74.50) by Cacique
Julia Stargazing Bra (30 E, 32-34 A-E, 36 B-D, $95) by Stella McCartney
Secrets in Lace Dominique Full Slip (S-2XL, $99)
Quarter Cup Halter Bra (36-38 C-DDD, 40-46 B-DDD, $42.50) and Satin Thong (12, 14/16, 18/20, 22/24, 26/28, $18) by Cacique
Wine Demi Corset (S-XL, £140) by Kiss Me Deadly
Darling Heart Bra (28 F-J, 30-38 DD-K, £32), Suspender (XS-2XL, £18), and Thong (XS-2XL, £14) by Bravissimo
Calessi Bra (28 FF-J, 30 E-KK, 32-40 DD-L, £28) and Brief (XS-2XL, £14) by Bravissimo
Antoinette Basque (28-38 D-G, $110) and Thong (8-18 (UK), $36) by Masquerade
Did I buy myself something red and lovely for Valentine’s Day? Of course I already did. Check back next week to see what I picked!