From The Straits Times    |

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While pretty, feminine and sexy lingerie is all well and good for the bedroom, it often does not lend itself well to long-term wear, and can get darn uncomfortable after a couple of hours.

Worse, if you get yourself into those complicated contraptions that have straps, hooks and studs — and no instructions. Let your ladies stay in comfort by going for pieces that you can wear all day and night, and yet do not compromise on the sex appeal.

Here are our top picks for lingerie pieces that will give your man a nice surprise when you get in after your romantic Valentine’s Day meal.


1. Super push-up bodysuit, $39.99 from H&M

With see-through paneling and the push-up underwired cups, this fiery bodysuit is bound to turn him on. Best worn under a maxi dress or a jumpsuit, but if you’re going casual, wear with skinny jeans and throw a loose tee over the top. Sorted.


2. Love Stone midnight blue lycra and tulle body, $294 from La Perla

This one screams smokin’ hot. We know this panelled bodysuit is not the easiest to wear during the day, but it’s not impossible either — and it’ll be absolutely worth it once you shrug off what’s been covering it all evening.

Best worn under black or dark navy pieces, pair it with a loose blouse and some wide legged pants.


3. Fleur du mal lily lace bodysuit, $448 from Farfetch

This dark army green silk bodysuit keeps your lumps and bumps nicely in check, which is always welcomed. Better yet, it’s comfortable for the working day and still sexy once unveiled in the evening.

For extra style points, try wearing it as a top — complete with pants and a blazer suit.


4. Liaison off-white embroidered tulle triangle bra, $575 and matching thong, $275 from La Perla

White is actually an underrated sexy colour for lingerie. Symbolising purity, youth, and innocence, wearing white underthings is sure to get your man’s heart racing. This beautiful set is both girlish and sensual; plus it’s super comfortable for the day.


5. La Femme underwire bra, $76.90 and matching mini knickers, $33.90 from Topshop

A little more street than the rest, this thong set gives you ‘an edge’ if you’re not into feminine lace. You can wear this with practically anything, from a work appropriate dress to denim shorts and a crop top. Either way, your guy will love it.


6. Myla sheer body, $202 from Farfetch

Super sheer and very revealing, this is darn sexy and sure to set off your own V-day fireworks. For the day, ensure it’s covered — button a blazer over it or wear a thick top. You don’t want to reveal things that shouldn’t be on show.


7. Guipure lace and mesh plunge bra, $34.90 and tanga briefs, $12.90 from 6ixty8ight

Red, obviously, is the colour of love, romance and everything else that embodies Valentine’s Day. Work this pretty soft lace set under a dress that is also in red, or you could go with a dark colour ensemble to ensure it’s not visible during the day. 


8. Myla tulle underwired bra, US$151.84 and tulle thong, US$67.98 from Net-a-Porter

Bras that offer support during the day are an easy choice, but they’re often plain and not ‘sexy’. This set, however, is both. With see-through panels and floral embroidery, it’s so hot, we can’t resist it. Your man won’t be able to, too.