With V-Day fast approaching, buying Valentine’s lingerie for yourself (or your significant other) can be a tricky task. Do you go traditional or should you opt for something more on-trend? What if you need something that makes you look great on your date night and in the bedroom?
It’s easy to get overwhelmed. But cheer up, love birds, because your style cupids at Pour Moi are here to help. Whether you’re spending this day of love with your BF or your BFF, we’ve got the solution to all your Valentine’s underwear dilemmas...
V-Day dilemma 1: Buying lingerie as a gift for someone else
More fraught with tension than a double episode of Luther, get this one wrong and your romantic evening could take a rather different turn.
Save yourself the night in the doghouse by having a quick rifle through her underwear drawer. You’re trying to find out her size in briefs (which come in simple numbers like 12 or 14) and bras (which need both a number and a letter, like 34C for example). Then take note of what kind of styles and colours she likes. Is she a padded or plunge kind of gal? Does she like neon brights or pretty pastel shades?
Armed with this information, it’s time to shop. If you’re feeling brave, go for the full monty. No not a fried breakfast, but a beautifully designed lingerie gift set complete with bra, suspender, brief and stockings. Here at Pour Moi we have lots of them (like our romantic Amour collection, for example) and they’re all designed to fit and flatter - no scratchy materials or pokey underwire, we promise.
If you really don’t want to get it wrong (or you don’t have access to her underwear drawer), our top tip is to buy her some sexy knickers in black with a pair of cute stockings. Whatever style you buy will be the perfect match to her favourite black bra - something that every girl owns, trust us!
V-Day dilemma 2: You’re spending Valentine’s Day with the girls
No hot date? No worries. Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples, so round up your besties for a Gal-entine’s party of your own. As an extra treat, you can gift yourself some fabulously romantic lingerie in exactly the right style for that extra-special someone - you! Choose a style you’ll want to show off and that’s your outfit for the night sorted, too. May we suggest a sexy bralette that you match with a blazer, some skinnies and a stiletto heel? You’re welcome.
V-Day dilemma 3: You both cringe at Valentine’s Day
If all the public displays of affection, huge spongy cards and teddy bears with hearts on just leave you and your partner cold, you can still feel the lingerie love this Valentine’s Day - just not in such an obvious way. Steer clear of traditional reds and pinks, and go for some luxurious pieces in muted shades instead. Take a look at the smokey greys and khakis of our Viva Luxe range or go for some printed Love Luxe tights - those little hearts are so tiny.
V-Day dilemma 4: You’re going on a posh date night
If you’re being wined and dined, you’ll want your Valentine’s lingerie to look as great under your clothes as it does when you’ve taken them off. Time to think about the outfit you’re going to be wearing for dinner. If you really can’t get away with lace lingerie underneath it, don’t think your only option is less-than-glamorous shapewear. For smooth cups with added Valentine’s va-va-voom, our Strapped collection is sure to set both your hearts a-fluttering. The sexy straps look stunning, and you can even get them in a push-up T-shirt bra or a bustier style.
V-Day dilemma 5: You’re going away
If you’re being swept away for the night, you can really go to town with romantic underwear that shows off your playful side. With gorgeous satin in traditional reds and blacks, the beautiful wide bows of our All Wrapped Up collection will make him feel like he’s unwrapping an exquisite Valentine’s Day present just for him. But don’t make those bows too hard to untie!
Make sure you’ve packed away a gorgeous chemise to sleep in, then add your own cheeky nod to Valentine’s Day with a Devotion thong. It has a cute diamante heart charm right at the centre, just waiting to be discovered.
We hope these ideas will help you find your perfect match this Valentine’s Day, whatever you end up doing. Want more lingerie gift ideas? Visit our lingerie page for styles you’re really going to fall in love with.