V-Day Style: The Pretty Little Underthings Edition
So it’s officially the month of love, and I thought I would poll my girl squad to see what their plans were for Valentine’s Day and if they were bold enough to share their wardrobe picks. Even those that initially responded with an emphatic “ummmmm NO” when they found out we would be talking about underthings were sent an email with the post content. And, I’m very happy to report, almost all of them contributed to today’s post! Some are clients, some are girls I’ve known since middle school, and some are followers of the site, but they’re all friends and part of the #NSSGirlGang, and I’m really pumped to put this out there — especially when I mostly expected everyone to give me a very strong side eye 😒
This was a really fun post to put together, and I hope you have just as much fun reading it! Now, let’s turn up the heat a little bit, shall we?
Personal style: Murdered out, black on black 99% of the time. Friendly goth?
Why I love this item: It’s black, it’s sexy, and I think it could be styled with a shirt or just a jacket over it if i wanted to wear something sexy out for drinks! It was also reasonably priced. It is fairly true to size and shipped to me in a week.
Relationship Status: Girlfrand of 4 years
Plans for Valentine’s Day?: Dinner and drinks at a Middle Eastern restaurant. We always celebrate a few days before because he is a musician and always has a good paying gig on Valentine’s night.
Personal style: Madewell meets vintage. Cardigans, mules, and comfy raw edged jeans.
Why I love this item: It’s sexy but classy. And the color is beautiful!
Relationship status: Married for 7 years (I had to ask my husband)
Valentine’s Day Plans?: I love Valentine’s Day. Major eye roll to anyone who talks down on this holiday. My husband and I are hoping for a weekend away from the kids. Coffee shop sitting, going out to eat, naps, small tattoos, and morning sex. Children never let you have morning sex.
Personal style: I am super casual pretty much all the time. I barely dress up unless it’s required and I am the same with my bras and underwear. I like to be comfy and cute but nothing too crazy.
Why I love this item: I love both of these pieces because they are super cute, but I feel like they would also be really comfy. I am also not the smallest girl, thanks to my love of food and my overall laziness, and I want to wear something that I can still feel sexy in without feeling like a stuffed sausage.
Relationship status: In a relationship for 7 months
What are you doing on V-Day?: Plans for Valentine’s Day are currently up in the air, but let’s be real — I could sit on the couch with my guy and have a great night, so stay tuned…
Personal style: I would describe my style as smart casual. I am the type of gal who buys multiples once I find a style that works for me — cut to my four pairs of Aldo Galinsky loafers.
Why I love this item: No matter what I'm wearing, it’s important for me to feel like my body is werking for ME. I like that this one offers some support and coverage to have me feeling like my best self.
Relationship status: Single
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?: I don't currently have any! Will probably do a lap around Target — America's Valentine.
Personal style: Whimsical with a bit of an edge
Why I love this item: I love the fact that it’s red but not obnoxiously red. I think it’s sexy and sweet at the same time. The dots and lace scream Valentine’s Day to me. And it was suuuuper on sale. So I bought it!
Relationship Status: Married for 5 years
Valentine’s Day Plans?: Right now, we don’t have plans, but we usually like to cook at home on Valentine’s Day since restaurants tend to be a bit overcrowded on that holiday. A glass of wine, a nice meal, and a good movie would definitely be our kind of night.
Personal style: I wear a uniform for work so some days all I want to do is wear a comfortable top, jeans, and cute sneakers. Then there’s this other side of me that loves super polished, but feminine looks. I’m kind of all over the board, tbh.
Why I love this item: I gravitate towards either black, jewel tones, or nudes in all my lingerie. I don’t like body suits, teddies, and garter belts, but I do love the embellishments that usually come with them. Pieces like this give me the feel of more coverage while still being two pieces! I also love the hint of romance in this fabric.
Relationship status: Married for 5 years
What plans do you have for Valentine’s Day?: I guess I need to buy some lingerie! Haha — no plans yet. We usually do a nice dinner and drinks out. Nothing too crazy…until we get to the bedroom. Ey-O! Just kidding…or am I? ;)
Personal style: A little edgy, love a good trend, mixture of tomboy with touches of feminine
Why I love this item: It’s flirty, fun and trendy without being too revealing
Relationship status: Single A F
V-day plans?: Probably dinner and copious amounts of wine with fellow single girls — how cliche is that?!
Personal style: Classic, feminine, polished and whimsical
Why I love this item: I love how this teddy hugs in all the right places, accentuating your luscious lady bod. The black is sexy, and the lace detail is playful and delicate.
Relationship status: I’ve been with my girlfriend for 2 years.
Valentine’s Day Plans: We love a fancy night out with good ambiance and strong cocktails. Then we’ll hang out with our three cats and force our love on them.
Personal style: Comfy, trendy, and sometimes daring/extreme
Why I love this item: Mostly the idea of being able to wear it under a jacket/high waisted jeans! I'm all about multi-functional pieces! BUT it has potential to be worn alone under a robe, add some thigh highs…Hell, add a feather boa and GET. IT. GIRL.
Relationship Status: SINGLE
On Valentine’s Day you are…?: Reading Tarot Cards at a Galentine’s Day party!
Personal style: Edgy and comfy! Either distressed denim and a band tee, or leggings and an oversized sweatshirt!
Why I love this item: This look is awesome because it’s pretty and chic, but also has coverage (which is pretty much a requirement for me postpartum). And it’s black which is edgy and my favorite color to wear.
Relationship status: Married 5 years
V-Day Plans?: He’s surprising me! But we usually get a sitter and go out for steaks!
Personal style: Feminine, classic with a little edge!
Why I love this item: I love that it's a dress. It's sweet but also sexy and will make me feel confident! ***Editor’s note: two different girls sent this slip in, so it must be pretty magical ;)
Relationship status: Married for almost 2 years!
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?: My husband made a dinner reservation at a nice restaurant, and then we’ll most likely watch a movie at home with our dog ❤
Personal style: Colorful, fun, and sometimes edgy
Why I love this item: I like this piece because red is the color of love, and if you're going to go for it, might as well go for it, am I right? Also, I’m obsessed with the bow detail at the neck. Makes me look like the gift that I really am (you’re welcome, husband).
Relationship status: Married 4 years
Your plans for Valentine’s Day?: I actually have to fly out that night for a work trip, so I’ll be spending Valentine’s Day with my work wife. I foresee a very romantic dinner at the local Texas Roadhouse and a lot of butter rolls in our future 😂 Usually the dude and I get dressed up and go out to a nice restaurant. But we’ve also gone to Sonic. There really is no in between.
Personal style: I try to be unique, sexy, and whatever I feel confident in!
Why I love this item: I feel like this look is flattering and different. It shows off curves so well and isn’t complicated.
Relationship Status: Single
Valentine’s Day plans?: No plans…yet 😉
Personal style: Somewhere between Edie Sedgwick and Iris Apfel. I like 70’s, and I like wacky. I usually try to channel my inner fashion icon or…art teacher.
Why I love this item: This item screams Madonna set in the 1950’s. I love the rich teal color and the smooth satin silhouette of the bottoms. These shorts are both flattering and comfortable, and the bra is a show stopper. My husband isn’t big on lingerie, so I always choose what makes me feel strong and sexy.
Relationship status: Married 2 years
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?: My husband and I both tour, so we usually end up celebrating a few days after Valentine’s Day. We like to get each other a little gift and make dinner at home.
Personal style: Playful and comfortable. Heavy on the comfortable. There’s nothing worse than digging lingerie out of your body.
Why I love this item: I love a good teddy. They are sexy and cute, but comfortable, so you aren’t trying to get into something with a million straps and don’t know which is the top and which is the bottom. These are versatile to wear around the house, and you can never have too many! Also, you don’t ever have to worry about matching tops to bottoms, and they are easily removed ;)
Relationship status: Single, but mingling!
On Valentine’s Day you are…?: V-day, for me, is being around people you love, not just a significant other. I’ll be with my sister and girlfriends celebrating each other’s bad assness!
Personal style: All black everything, athletic, and comfortable
Why I like this item: It's sexy without being overstated and uncomfortable. You can sleep in it, and it has just enough sass to get the juices flowing!
Relationship status: Married for 5 years
What are your Valentine’s Day plans?: My husband and I will sometimes get an early breakfast at Loveless Cafe on or near Valentine's Day. Frankly, it's not a holiday we really prioritize in our relationship.
Personal style: Currently, a cross between Leandra Medine from the Man Repeller, Spinelli from Recess, and Blair Waldorf; think lots of mixed patterns, Doc Marten’s and satin headbands.
Why I love these items: I love this set because it has a retro vibe, is subtly sexy, looks super comfy and reminds me of the pieces I used to design, which makes me feel all warm/fuzzy/nostalgic. Also, you just can’t go wrong with high-waisted knickers. They’re flattering on literally everyone, and I feel confident when I wear them!
Relationship status: I’ve been married for just over a year
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?: We actually haven’t ever had plans for Valentine’s Day, but this year we’re making an effort to go out. I even bought a fun velvet dress, so there’s no excuse this year!
Personal style: Athleisure. Sad but true. Thanks Kanye for making that cool.
Why I love this item: I’m going super sexy this year…I’ve been working out hard for about 5 months, and I’m starting to see results and kinda proud. After 3 babies in 5 years…it’s the first time in a while I’ve felt good in my skin.
Relationship status: Married 8 years
V-day Plans? Probably cooking steaks after the kids go to sleep and drinking wine…unless the parents surprise us and babysit! Then you will find us out on the town ;)