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Valentine's Lingerie Looks

Posted: 05/02/2014 16:40

I know, I know, lingerie for Valentine's Day - groundbreaking. But it's a great annual reminder to throw out those granny panties and refresh your underwear collection. And while you're in the area, why not take a look at getting at least one decent sleepwear outfit that isn't made up of a pair of saggy-kneed pj bottoms and a t-shirt that came free when you joined the gym?

It's amazing what a confidence boost a fabulous, well-fitting set of underwear can be, so here's a selection of Valentine's inspired outfits, from naughty to nice, and a few accessories to inspire you to lingerie greatness.

For more Valentines inspiration, check out my Valentine's Day board on Pinterest, my instagram feed and my FightForYrWrite blog.

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Left to Right: Markus Lupfer lip print jersey Smacker Lips sweatshirt, £155, and shorts, £110; Mimi Holliday silk Sticky Toffee Pudding plunge bra, £59, and thong, £32; and Dirty Pretty Things' Edie Babydoll, £175, and matching briefs, £45, all available from www.selfridges.com; William Wilde for Lascivious black latex bow, £75, Latex skirt, £165, and Rachel satin bra by Lascivious, all available from www.lascivious.co.uk

Snuggle Bug:
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1 Cool in Pink Moccis, £59.97 from www.moccis.co.uk
2 Ariel Gordon Heart Ring, £103, and 4, Earrings, £140, both from www.shopbop.com
3 Vivienne Westwood 'Mon Boudoir' eau de parfum from £38 for 30ml, available from various stockists including Debenhams
5 Roses de Chloe eau de toilette, £51.50 from various stockists including www.boots.com
6 Chinti & Parker cashmere jumper, £350, exclusive to Harrods from their heart-filled Chinti & Parker Valentines pop up store.
7 Origins 'Drink Up' Breast Cancer Awareness lip balm, £16 from Selfridges
8 Orly 'Blush' Collection nail polishes each priced £10.25 from www.graftonsbeauty.co.uk
9 Embrace Lace Underwired Bra by Wacoal, £43 from Harrods.com
10 Lulu Guinness Dusky Pink Perspex Clutch, £245 from www.Avenue32.com
11 Jurlique rose 'Love Balm', £10 from Selfridges
12 Deep Sleep Heavenly Candle by This Works, £25 from www.thisworks.com
13 Johnston's Cashmere Bed Socks, £45 from www.Selfridges.com
14 Smith/Grey Rose Gold Marina Roses Earrings, £175, from Avenue 32
15 Gold Hawk Lace Shorts, £85, from L'Eclaireur, Paris, via FarFetch

Wild for the Night:
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1 & 11 Agent Provocateur Alina Bra, and Ouvert Brief, £110 each from www.harrods.com
2 Lulu Guinness Red Perspex Clutch, £245 from Avenue 32
3 Smith/Grey Ruthenium Stackable Thorn Rings, £145 each from www.avenue32.com
4 H&H Gold Pointer Nail, £45 from Selfridges
5 & 6 Eliza Peekaboo Bra, £145, and mini briefs, £125, both by Myla and available from Harrods
7 L'Agent by Agent Provocateur 'Penelope' Waspie, £95 from Harrods
8 Azature Black Diamond nail polish, £17 exclusively from Selfridges
9 Eve Snow nail polish in Sunrise Glow, £14, from www.evesnow.com
10 Maria Black Gold Plated Son Earrings, £100 from Avenue32
12 D.L. & Co. Le Petite Pomme Rouge Candle, £35, from www.Avenue32.com
13 Deborah Marquit Leopard-print stretch tulle underwired bra, was £145, now £65 from The Outnet (they have some really fantastic lingerie bargains at the moment - click here to have a browse)
14 Kate Moss Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick in Shade 107 by Rimmel, £5.49 from Boots and various other stockists
15 Giuseppe Zanotti 'Rivets Leather' Sandals, £565 from Harrods.com
16 Burberry Brit Rhythm for Her eau de toilette, prices start at £40 for 30ml, available from various stockists including Selfridges
17 Roberto Cavalli Signature eau de parfum, prices start at £34.50 for 30ml, available from various stockists including www.boots.com
18 Saint Laurent 'Jane' Sandals, £520 from Harrods
19 Maria Francesca Pepe Gold Studded Pearl Double Cuff, £145 from www.avenue32.com
20 Bordelle bondage 'Angela' Dress with 18k gold ring straps (as worn by Beyonce in her 'Yonce' video), £585 + VAT from www.bordelle.co.uk


Kitsch Kitten:
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1 Kate Spade Gumdrop Gems earrings, £65, from Selfridges
2 & 3 Myla Morgan Balcony Bra, £95, and matching Thong, £55, both from Harrods.com
4 L'Agent 'Rosalyn' Basque, £95 from Harrods
5 Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara, £6.99 from various stockists including Superdrug
6 Shu Uemura Soft Cross Lashes 07, £15.50 from Selfridges
7 Tatty Devine Swallow necklace, £25 from www.tattydevine.com
8 & 9 Made by Niki Ruffled Cape Bra, £169, and matching ruffled shorties, £89, both from Dolci Follie via FarFetch
10 Paul & Joe pressed powder compact, £7.50 from Selfridges
11 Wolford 'Darling' Seamed Hold Ups, £43 from www.wolford.com
12 Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. lipstick in Bitch Perfect, £23 from Selfridges
13 Anna Sui 'Dolly Girl' eau de toilette, £36, exclusively from Debenhams
14 Bionda Castana Red Suede Rosario Pumps, £430, from www.Avenue32.com
15 Folies by Renaud 'Marabou' negligee, £170, from Dolci Follie via FarFetch
16 Maison Michel Heidi rabbit ears headband, £285 from Selfridges
17 & 18 Chantal Thomas 'Colombine' bra, £88, and briefs, £47, both from Dolci Follie via FarFetch.com
19 Ciate Paint Pot nail polish in Cupcake Queen, £9, from Selfridges.com
20 Folies by Renaud ruffle babydoll, £155, from Dolci Follie via FarFetch


Pure Class:
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1 Amazing Grace limited edition fine perfume, £40, by Philosophy from www.philosophyskincare.co.uk
2 & 3 Elle MacPherson Intimates 'Committed Love' strapless bra, £45, and matching thong, £24, both in Retro Cream from www.johnlewis.com
4 & 5 Eleanor Almond Full Cup Bra, £169, and matching Classic Briefs with keyhole back, £95, both by Harlow & Fox, a fabulous new name in luxury lingerie for women with cup sizes DD-G. Available from harlowandfox.co.uk
6 Links of London Charm Catcher Heart 18 carat gold vermeil bracelet, £85 from www.linksoflondon.com
7 Bodas cotton nightshirt, £49 from Selfridges
8 & 9 DKNY Intimates Signature Lace Perfect Lift Embellished Bra (you can customise the level of padding depending on how much cleavage you're after), and Underslimmers 2 for Lace Curves (tummy control briefs with peekaboo back detail), both available from John Lewis stores
10 Diptyque Limited Edition Rosa Mundi pink wax candle, £42 from all Diptyque locations, www.diptyqueparis.co.uk
11 Essentials Infinite Triple Fix Cuff, £350 from Links of London
12 Eve Snow cruelty free nail polish in Birthday Suit, £14, from www.evesnow.com
13 Poplin pink trim Bardot Pyjamas, £150, from www.Avenue32.com
14 Underwired Half Cup Bra, £39.95, 15 Underwired Plunge Bra, £39.95, and 16, matching thong, £19.95, all from the Talisman collection by Implicite from Rigby and Peller
17 Philosophy 'Kiss Me Tonight' intense therapy lip balm, £16 from www.philosophyskincare.co.uk
18 Oh Lola! eau de parfum by Marc Jacobs, prices start from £37 for 30ml, from various stockists including Debenhams
19 Lulu Guinness silver glitter perspex lips clutch, £245, from www.Avenue32.com

 

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