Valentine's Day Lingerie Lookbook
* Named ORANGE Magazine's 'Best Style Story' + highest-performing article for February 2017
Don’t leave anything to the imagination in these steamy date night outfits.
Story by Kristina Nguyen
Photos by Avery Long
Styling by Kristina Nguyen and Avery Long
Whether you're staying in with the girls or taking a stroll under a starry night, this lookbook’s got you (un)covered. Go from the girl next door to the girl of their dreams.
For something subtle and sheer, this vintage top serves as a substitute for racier lingerie pieces. If you’re not totally committed to the lingerie look (or your date), the top lets you flirt with a revealing look without saying “I do.” You can downplay the vibrant coral color with a simple pair of jeans and a black bustier.
If you're not going anywhere too fancy, a lacy top and bare shoulders give you a dreamy, romantic vibe while the denim skirt keeps it casual. For something a little not-so-nice, edge up the look with dark tights and lace-up heels. This ensemble is perfect if you don't know your date too well and are unsure about where the night’s headed, but still want to look good.
When you’re not willing to forfeit wearing comfortable pants for the night, some flares can add an interesting shape to your ensemble while touching on the ‘70s trend. You can show some skin and amp up the flirt factor with a poison ivy-style bodysuit. The soft, flowery lace is tempered by the seductive dark green, striking the perfect balance for a date night outfit.
You can’t go wrong with a midi-length skirt if you're headed somewhere more upscale. The soft colors keep the look from becoming too risqué, while the nude shoes lengthen your legs to supermodel proportions. With an outfit so dreamy, you’ll have your honey falling head over heels before the night is over.
Know you're going to be eating well tonight? Slip on a pair of loose-fitting mom jeans to ease the effects of bloating. Don’t worry about looking too '80s—a little throwback never hurt anybody. You can turn up the heat by pairing it with a tight, romantic red corset. This top is the perfect color to complement all those Valentine’s roses and heart-shaped chocolate boxes you'll be getting. Finish off the look with a pair of fuzzy heels that will be sure to tickle your date’s fancy.