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The Prettiest Lingerie for Valentine’s Day and Beyond

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Lingerie can be simple, sweet, sexy, or all of the above. From strappy bralettes, thongs, underwear, and suspenders to slips, teddies, and bodysuits, there are tons of pieces to choose from. And they’re not all relegated to “standard” sizing; plenty of brands have finally made spicy plus-size lingerie and bras for big boobs to celebrate all bodies (thanks, Rih).

Here, we rounded up over 40 of the best lingerie pieces in a mix of styles and price points. Someone once said money doesn’t buy happiness, but we think that person never bought themselves a coordinating balconette bra, garter, and briefs. Just a theory.

If You Want Something Sexy

Sizes: 32B–32DD | Colors: Black | Material: Silk, Polyester, Polyamide

Take your barely there look up a notch with this caged balconet bra. Made of vegan leather, nude tulle, and silk straps, this bra is meant to give the sexy illusion of leather strips on the bare skin.

Sizes: XS–XL | Colors: Black | Material: Silk, Polyester, Polyamide

Not only is this caged thong sexy, it’s also comfortable. The mesh and vegan-leather underwear also features a silk thong back with adjustable silk side straps.

Sizes: 32A–36DD | Colors: Black | Material: Polyester, Polyamide, Elastane

Lacy and strappy? It’s the best of both worlds. The unlined underwire also provides the support you need.

From $28

Sizes: XS–XL | Colors: Black | Material: Polyester, Polyamide, Elastane

The matching thong completes your ensemble. Plus, the lining is 100 percent cotton, so it’s cute and breathable.

Sizes: XS–L | Colors: Black | Material: Nylon, Spandex

Perhaps the only thing more revealing than this bra is wearing no bra. It might seem pointless to wear, but it definitely will be a conversation starter once you do.

Sizes: One Size | Colors: Black | Material: Cotton, Polyamide, Elastane

You can really wear any black bottoms with the above bra, but this G-string will go with that barely-there look.

Sizes: 32B–34DD | Colors: Amber | Material: Polyester, Polyamide, Elastane

The cutout action on this underwire bra makes it a real showstopper.

Sizes: XS–XL | Colors: Amber | Material: Polyester, Polyamide, Elastane

And there’s even a keyhole cutout on the back of these to keep the theme going.

Sizes: 14–22 | Colors: 11 | Material: Polyester, Spandex

Opt for a lace moment to really go all out. This set, with a plunging top and scallop-trim panties, has 800 ratings and 4.4 stars from impressed customers.

Avidlove Women Lingerie Set
From $15
From $15

Sizes: S–3X | Colors: 11 | Material: Polyester, Spandex

This affordable set has a vaguely sexy western-saloon vibe.

If You Want Something Sweet

Sizes: 32A–38F | Colors: 22 | Material: Polyamide, Elastane

When you look up “sweet” in the dictionary, I’m pretty sure this bra, with its scalloped details, pink bows, and sheer fabric, would be pictured.

Sizes: 1–6 | Colors: 21 | Material: Cotton, Polyamide

These see-through briefs almost blend in with your skin except for the pink seams.

Sizes: 32A–34E | Colors: Pink | Material: Polyester, Nylon, Elastane

Pink and green is an underrated color combo. This bra is made from recycled tulle and has tiny embroidered flowers on it.

Sizes: UK 6–UK 16 | Colors: Pink | Material: Polyester, Nylon, Elastane

The matching thong is a must.

Sizes: XS–XL | Colors: Blue | Material: Polyamide, Elastane

This two-piece set with dainty bows and gingham straps is calling your name.

Sizes: XXS–L | Colors: 12 | Material: Silk, Elastane

The silk-chiffon and silk-charmeuse combination of this bralette looks and feels great.

Sizes: XS–XL | Colors: 12 | Material: Silk, Elastane

If you’re not really a thong person, these coordinating briefs are for you.

Sizes: S–L | Colors: 7 | Material: Polyester, Elastane

The cute little heart charms make it special.

Sizes: 90B–95D | Colors: Black, Red, Violet | Material: Lace, Polyamide, Spandex

For those who prefer a more feminine feel, try this Eres bra. It’s made of delicate stretch jacquard lace — which is sexy yet comfortable — and features an intricate floral pattern.

Sizes: 36–44 | Colors: Black, Red, Violet | Material: Lace, Polyamide, Spandex

It’s hard not to feel confident and sexy in a good pair of lace bikini briefs; these are made from the same stretch jacquard lace as the matching bra.

If You Want Something Simple

Sizes: XS–3X | Colors: 5 | Material: Cotton

More of a loose interpretation of lingerie, but if you’re going for comfort and something you can actually sleep in, the Cut’s social-media editor, Katja Vujić, suggests this brand. It also sells its underwear separately, which come in briefs, thongs, string bikinis, and more.

Sizes: 30A–44H | Colors: 16 | Material: Nylon, Spandex

This brand is known for its popular balconette silhouette with a side-set neckline and breathable mesh. It comes in 16 total colors and is a personal favorite of Cut senior shopping editor Bianca Nieves.

Sizes: XS–3X | Colors: 13 | Material: Modal, Elastane

And here’s the matching mid-rise thong with a wider waistband that doesn’t dig into your skin. Praise be.

Sizes: 30B–36E | Colors: 13 | Material: Polyamide, Elastane

This black balconette bra is pretty enough to break out for a special occasion yet classic enough to wear on an everyday basis. The Cut’s shopping writer Chinea Rodriguez loves the signature lacy pieces from this brand.

From $22

Sizes: S–XL | Colors: 46 | Material: Polyamide, Elastane

Be sure to snag the coordinating lace thong with a very comfortable (read: wide) waistband.

Sizes: 32C–38E | Colors: 4 | Material: Polyamide, Elastane

This midnight-blue demi-cup bra with a tiny cutout at the front is simple yet so sophisticated that you’ll want to show it off.

Sizes: XS–XL | Colors: 5 | Material: Polyamide, Elastane, Cotton

The scalloped hem on this thong ensures a smooth fit.

Sizes: 30DD–44G | Colors: 3 | Material: Nylon, Spandex

You could wear this on any given day — it’s supportive enough for it — but that doesn’t take away from its sex appeal. Just be wary that it’s in U.K. sizing, so be sure to consult the chart to convert to your normal size.

Sizes: 30DD–44G | Colors: 3 | Material: Nylon, Spandex

There’s a nice, vintage appeal to these simple briefs.

If You Want a Slip

Sizes: XS–4X | Colors: Black, Red | Material: Mesh, Polyamide, Elastane

Enhance the figure with this body-con slip, and complete the look with a pair Savage x Fenty underwear.

It’s no secret that slip dresses are back in style. If you’re looking for a silk nighty that could also double as a going-out dress, try this little pink slip with black lace trim.

Sizes: XS-L | Colors: Pink | Material: Silk, Nylon, Elastane

Sizes: S–XL | Colors: Black, Red | Material: Polyamide, Elastane, Cotton

If you’re a fan of the fitted slip, then you’re sure to fall in love with this semi-sheer lace chemise by Cosabella. Made of soft stretch, scalloped lace in a romantic floral pattern, it’s an easy-to-wear option with a G-string surprise.

Sizes: XS–XXL| Colors: Black | Material: Silk, Polyester, Polyamide

Make an elegant entrance into the bedroom with this unique silk plunge gown. The flow-y skirt has curved sheer panels to further accentuate the figure.

Sizes: S–L | Colors: Navy | Material: Silk, Polyamide, Elastane, Lurex

Metallic threading gives these stripes a subtle shine.

Sizes: S–L | Colors: White | Material: Silk, Nylon

Elegant and the ideal gift for a bride to be.

Wacoal Instant Icon Chemise
From $47
From $47

Sizes: S–XXL | Colors: 8 | Material: Polyester, Nylon, Spandex

Reviewers say this navy-and-black chemise is like a dream to sleep in, and the mesh is super-breathable.

From $18

Sizes: XS–4XL | Colors: 42 | Material: Lace

Minimal from the front. Spicy from the back.

Sizes: S–4X | Colors: 13 | Material: Lace

A baby-doll night dress that will make you feel like you’re in a fairy tale.

Sizes: XS–XL | Colors: 9 | Material: Silk, Polyamide, Elastane

A slip dress so pretty you’ll want to wear it out and about.

If You Want a One-piece

Sizes: S–XL | Colors: Black | Material: Nylon, Elastane

Stripes and lace details together make up this highly rated (and affordable) bodysuit.

Sizes: XXS–XXL | Colors: Black | Material: Nylon, Spandex

Plunging neckline? Check. Cheeky cut? Check. Solid reviews? Another check.

Sizes: 1XL–3XL | Colors: Black | Material: Nylon

This stretch lace will contour to your shape; plus, the open-gusset style adds an extra surprise.

Sizes: XXS–2X | Colors: Black | Material: Polyamide

This sheer stretch thong bodysuit by Skims is a must for people who love lace. Wear it for a night out or a big night in.

Sizes: S–L | Colors: Black | Material: Nylon, Polyamide, Spandex

If you didn’t think you could have high-fashion lingerie, think again. This Hanky Panky x Prabal Gurung sheer mesh teddy is a sophisticated option for the boudoir. The design features delicate floral embroidery with a deep V-halter front and a key-hole lower back cutout. Chic but cheeky.

Sizes: 32B–36DD | Colors: 3 | Material: Polyamide, Elastane

Who better to buy lingerie from than the iconic burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese? Unlike a lot of bodysuits, this one has molded bra cups with underwire for support.

Sizes: S–3XL | Colors: 7 | Material: Cotton, Polyester

Do you need a present for bae? Try to wrap yourself in this peekaboo nightie with bows on the chest.

The Best Lingerie for Valentine’s Day and Beyond