--Guest Post By Ashley Plummer
Valentine's Day is fast approaching, so now is the time to start thinking about something that you might be nervous talking about: Valentine's Day lingerie. Many women think that lingerie has to be risqué, but this is not the case. There are plenty of choices out there that are both flirty and sexy without being too racy. Here are five affordable options:
If you're going for a more traditional look, buy a matching bra and panty set that has some romantic details, such as flowers. You'll get to stay within your comfort zone, but have that extra something to make them special. Aerie has a fantastic set that comes in two colors and features floral appliqués.
→ Buy the Aerie Limited Edition Scarlet Adjustable Cleavage Pushup Bra, $32.97 (was $54.95) and matching Aerie Shine Flower Bikini, $12.50, at aerie.com.
Not ready to show so much off? A sheer babydoll lets you give your man a little preview without baring it all. Linea Donatella's Dot Mesh babydoll, available at Macy's, is the perfect way to add that little bit of mystery.
→ Buy the Linea Donatella Dot Mesh Babydoll, $35.99 (was $52.00), at macys.com.
Want even more coverage? A slip is a great way to show off a sleek silhouette while still being covered. The key here is to leave him wanting more. Something with pretty details, such as lace, can make an otherwise plain slip more feminine.
→ Buy the Victoria's Secret Banded Lace Slip, $49.50, at victoriassecret.com.
Dare to be a little bold? A bustier sucks you in and pushes you up in all of the right places. You’ll get an automatic boost of sexiness without even showing off your midriff! Cosmopolitan makes an Eyelash Lace Bustier with matching panties, available at JCPenney.
→ Buy the Cosmopolitan Eyelash Lace Bustier and matching Eyelash Lace Tanga Panties, $10.00 - $30.00, at jcpenney.com.
Custom underwear is a unique way to surprise your man. You can customize a cute hot short and cami set with his name, the day you started dating or a private message just for him. Customized Girl has many cute designs to work off of, or you can create your own from scratch.
→ Buy the Customized Kiss Me Cami, $21.97 and matching Custom Name Panties, $15.97, at customizedgirl.com.
No matter what you choose, make sure that your Valentine’s Day intimate apparel reflects you and your personality. If you’re comfortable, you’ll feel sexier and more confident.
Ashley Plummer is a social media specialist from Columbus, Ohio. She blogs at The Bridal Blog.