The stylized heart has become the universal emblem of love and affection, and adorns virtually every Valentine’s Day product.
Sure, some of you find heart graphics to be a juvenile if not cheesy representation of love, but it could be worse. During Shakespearean times, a woman would tuck a peeled apple in her armpit, and after it had become saturated with her scent she would gift it to her lover in hopes of seducing him. That stylized heart looks pretty appealing now, doesn’t it?
So what could be more apropos than wearing or receiving lingerie adorned with emblems of love on Valentine’s Day? Check out the styles below of heart-themed lingerie that will no doubt get some real hearts beating faster on the 14th.
Available from Stella McCartney is a cute pair of Valentine themed briefs ($55) presented in a designer gift box, which would make the perfect gift to yourself or even your girlfriend; because really, who couldn’t use a new pair of undies?! Also cheeky is the Black Heart Boyshort ($35) from Clare Bare that features flirty ruffle trim, black heart appliqués on the tush and is created from vintage slip material.
For those that would prefer a little more coverage, Victoria’s Secret has an incredibly sweet-yet-alluring nylon Bustle Back Babydoll in heart lace ($48) with underwire cups. Available in pink hibiscus, wild strawberry and sultry black, this little number will get definitely pique your partner’s interest. From designer Alexandra Grecco’s latest collection is the charming If I Only had a Cotton Heart Dress ($150) available for pre-order, which features a feminine heart cut-out at back. The velvet and silk version, however, can be currently purchased.
Of course, what would Valentine’s Day be without a sexy, busty and mood enhancing bra?! For a retro take, Frederick’s of Hollywood’s Whole Lotta Hearts Bra ($28) features a bold heart print, complete with bows, ruffles and va va voom padded cups. Finish the look with crotchless panties, or if that ain’t your thing, opt for the matching skirted thong. Or, if you’re into some role-playing, channel your inner Megan Fox with Emporio Armani’s Push Up Heart Motif Bra with sexy lace trim ($48) available at Macy’s. Sigh, body not included not included with purchase.
Aptly named Je T’aime, Mimi Holliday’s latest SS2011 style consists of a very Keith Haring-esque soft rose and black heart print bra ($75), in a silk chiffon fabric and deep plunge construction.
Not to forget those little extras, Hopeless Lingerie has a very bold Dottie Silk Heart Comb Headpiece ($16), which is a made-to-order item that takes a new twist on wearing your heart on your sleeve. But if your style is a bit more provocative, the obvious choice would be Agent Provocateur’s Heart Pasties ($65) in head-turning shimmering red sequins and seductive tassels. Finally, if you’re just exhausted by all this V-Day silliness, then turn in with the cute Look of Love Silk Blindfold from Love Baby Grand (in our main photo at the top).
So take a cue from the styles above, and this Valentine’s slip on something that shows how you really feel and let your lover eat his heart out!