Valentines Lingerie for Every Body Type
What to Look for in Lingerie:
If you havent shopped for lingerie before, youre in for a real treat. Nothing else compares to the feeling you get when you purchase a lacy, seductive piece thats only for you and your man to see. This year, McDonald says the lingerie trends are all about being feminine, with the attention in the details.
When it comes to lingerie, we're seeing a majority of feminine tones being used, with a focus on intricate pleating like knifing and decorative seaming, says McDonald. It's not just about red, black or white anymore! Jewel tones like fuchsia, teal, chocolate, soft pastel blush, coral, and mint are the main focus when it comes to color.
McDonald is also noticing that whats popular on the runwaysanimal prints, graphics, embroidery, laceis also appearing in lingerie. But, whether you follow the trends or not, its important to choose the pieces that look best on you.
Avoid anything that is going to enhance those areas of uncertainty, says McDonald. The better you look, the more confident you'll feel.
Here are his style suggestions for each body type:
Your man loves your curves, so why dont you embrace them as well? There are plenty of options to make you feel comfortable, including babydolls, robes and lingerie sets that play up your best features.
A great look for those ladies with more of a voluptuous body type is a negligee or babydoll teddy, which will cover those areas of sin, says McDonald. Also, robes are making it back into the mix with a focus on beautiful solids and oversized florals made of silk. Keeping in mind your body type, dark colors are obviously more slimming.
Playing for Keeps Babydoll ($59, lucyb.com) - Shown here
Victorias Secret Miraculous Bustier ($68, victoriassecret.com)
Cosabella: Lexy Robe ($99, barenecessities.com)
Accessories for All
If you really want to glam it up, throw a bit of jewelry into the mix, says McDonald. Try a sexy choker necklace, thigh-highs and a hot pair of shoes to round out your outfit.
The key here is to have fun and let your inhibitions go as your celebrate Valentines Day with your man. If youre stuck on what lingerie to wear, take McDonalds advice: Find out what your partner likes or what really turns them on and get that! You cant go wrong then!
3-Row Swarovski Crystal Choker Necklace ($36.12, amazon.com)
Scallop Lace Top Thigh High ($12, fredericks.com) - Shown here
Kate Spade New York Dip in Red Suede ($275, couture.zappos.com)