Ones to Watch: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from Up-And-Coming Brands
If you’re thinking of gifting that loved one something for their lingerie drawer or you’re just exploring what’s out there so you can drop some not so subtle hints to you-know-who for Valentine’s Day, then you are in for a treat.
We have pulled together some Valentine’s Day goodies from some of the best independent brands on the market for your consideration. As usual there’s something for everyone, including exceptional craftsmanship and a chance to support wonderful niche market brands.
Although it’s traditional to give red lingerie for Valentine’s Day, this doesn’t have to be the status quo for you. If you choose a standout piece that’s full of thoughtful and unique details that wows the receiver, then job done, no matter the color. But do remember to give the matching accessories if the color combo or style will be too hard to match with anything the receiver already owns.
Frankie by Dora Larsen
Dora Larsen is known for fearlessness with color palettes and making a mix of colors look beautifully uniform. We see this in the Frankie Underwire bra set. Who wouldn’t fall in love with the fun combination of bubblegum and sky blue, topped with mustard eyelash lace? This bra is not just a playful merge of colors. Its silky soft microfiber fabric is geared towards comfort and it’s shaped to provide all-day support for everyday wear, even past Valentine’s Day. Frankie is available end of January.
Aphrodite Collection by Studio Pia
If you’re still feeling a bit cagey about what really works as a gift for the season of love, get a close-up of the Aphrodite Collection by Studio Pia. Of course, inspired by the mythical beauty and appeal of Greek goddess of love and passion, Aphrodite, this Valentine’s collection features the exquisite Naida Multiway Basque and oh so daring Clea Coral Cage Bra.
Your receiver will, no doubt, feel as though they have opened a treasure chest when they unwrap the Naida Multiway Basque and view its decadent bespoke coral embroidery trimmed in the brand’s luxurious signature cruelty-free silk-satin in stunning gold.
And what better way to strengthen the bonds of love than with the kink-inspired Clea Cage Bra set in charming Coral Pink—the perfect gift for those who don’t want to be tied to a traditional Valentine’s look. The opulent open strappy bra can be paired with multiway harness suspender, strap thong or waist strap knicker to complete that bondage-luxe look that says “pretty in kink” on the night.
Naida and Clea collections are available to order from mid to late January.
NOS Unpadded Bra and High Brief by Ultra Violet Lingerie
This black unpadded bra, made of lace, is very soft and comfortable. The wire ensures enough firmness and the soft cups fit the breast nicely.
Combine this unpadded bra with the matching High Brief. The essential high brief is made of micro combined with lace. It’s ideal to wear underneath a high waist jeans or high pencil skirt.
Giving loungewear can be a safer option when you don’t know what kind of lingerie your receiver will appreciate, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Rich hues and flattering shapes can make the difference between “okay” lounge and “oh yes” lounge.
Faith Collection by V.O.SHE (VersionsOfShe)
A girl could be easily wined and dined in the comfort of her home in this luxurious Silk PJ Shorts Set in robust Merlot from the Faith Collection by V.O.SHE as it’s easy to wear button down nightshirt and tap style shorts provide the perfect transition between lying around for the evening and settling down for the night.
Your receiver will also be tickled pink by the brand’s pretty and versatile Pink Frost co-ordinates, inclusive of Silk Cami, Jogger and Silk Nightgown to be enjoyed anyway she pleases on Valentine’s Day. The Faith Collection is currently available from V.O.SHE.
Black and white lingerie is highly coveted during any season, so why not combine the two for an unexpected duo that works so well together for the season of love and beyond? Classic Black under pure white means your receiver doesn’t have to choose between two unbeatable colors.
Special Edition Silk Chiffon Caftan by Carol Coelho Intimates
If you are lucky enough to be a bride on Valentine’s Day, this sheer silk chiffon Caftan with skillfully placed 3D floral embroidery by bridal expert Carol Coelho could be just the thing to get married life off to a glamorous start. The pure white sheer fabric is perfect for teasing on its own or with a sexy black layer underneath. And the side slit isn’t just captivating, it’s practical too. This item is available for special order/delivery for Valentine’s Day.
Cocktails & Conversation by Belle D’Amour
Together, these two things could lead anywhere on Valentine’s Day. This beautiful combo of Black high apex lace bralette and sheer high-waisted skirt will make a unique and jaw-dropping statement on your night. Transparent fabric makes its perfect for layering with different briefs or you can swap the black bra for a dramatic white bralette or body for an elegantly contrasted muse.
Annabel by Something Wicked
You can’t go wrong with something black and sexy like the Annabel by Something Wicked. This ouvert harness bra in delicate French Chantilly lace will get a “Oui, merci” from the wearer, especially when paired with provocative overt mini brief and figure-loving suspender belt. This could be a great reveal under an elegant white cover-up.
Emancipation by Carol Coelho
Frontier by Carol Coelho Intimates
This teaser from Carol Coelho’s Frontier collection will make your receiver look fantastic from all angles. The sweet crinkle tulle and Chantilly lace nightie has an irresistible open back that will be hard to ignore with equally dramatic white or black underwear.
If you can’t do Valentine’s Day without red lingerie or something on the spectrum, these goodies will add color to your day.
The Body by Elissa Poppy
This uber sexy red wonder from the Elissa Poppy RTW collection has been featured in Vogue India and Wonderland Magazine and is perfect for the drama queen who likes to be seen. It’s super plunged front and rear neckline and reinforced choker panel detail will tick a lot of boxes on the gift list including a discount of 15% off in the brand’s Valentine’s Edit.
Ana by Dora Larsen
This delicious half pad balconette in Cranberry stretch tulle with Flamingo Pink lace overlay and matching curve-loving high waist knicker could just be the cherry on top for someone this Valentine’s Day. Available to F cup, this style is pretty but supportive too.
Cocktails & Conversation by Belle D’Amour
This piece will speak for itself as an ideal gift when it comes to the ultimate in traditional Valentine’s Day lingerie. It’s designed to show off all your best assets from all sides. What more can we say?
NOS Body by Ultra Violet Lingerie
The essential body is fully made of lace. The body has long sleeves and a closure back in the neck. The body has a low back and a snap closure at the bottom. Wear this body as a part of your outfit. Combine this body with a high waist pants or skirt. Wear a bra with matching color underneath it, so you can wear this body as a beautiful top!
Still unsure about what you want to give or receive? Animal inspired prints are usually a must-have, so why not pull a wild card?
Leopard Corset by Elissa Poppy
Drive your receiver wild with this leopard print corset by Elissa Poppy. This piece is curve cinching and cleavage boosting in lustrous latex that laces up in the back. For an even more fierce look, pair it with the matching brief and stay ups. Get it in the brand’s Valentine’s Edit at 15% discount.
Butterfly Beach by Summer Wildes
If you’re lucky enough that your Valentine’s Day plans include a quick getaway or a spa break, this retro-inspired bikini by Summer Wildes will make your heart flutter. The haltered styling and playful butterfly print on light pink background is a bold statement of contemporary vintage style. For a full-on throwback to the 80s this style comes with matching hair scrunchie to tame flyaway tresses whilst you’re on the go. And since we’re back to loving scrunchies, why not save this butterfly print for Spring?