Feel Confident and Comfortable in This Sophisticated Lingerie


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You don’t have to squeeze into something itsy bitsy to be sexy.

Setting the mood for a sexy night at home on Valentine’s Day can mean lighting a few candles, opening a bottle of wine, and donning some of your favorite lingerie — but the moment can easily be ruined if you feel like you have to shimmy and wiggle into something tight, itchy, and uncomfortable all in the name of looking alluring. 

Lingerie should make you feel amazing about yourself, and it shouldn’t require you to try and squeeze into something itty bitty if that’s not what you feel best in. Whether you feel sexy in a set of cotton undies or a lacey nightgown, the most important part is feeling confident in your own skin, no matter what it is that you choose to put on it. 

If you feel like you’ve outgrown g-strings, crotchless panties, and barely-there bras, there are endless mature lingerie options that are comfortable and seductive. Forcing yourself into someone else’s definition of sexy is the antithesis of personal pleasure, and there are plenty of ways to look and feel stunning and provocative with our suggestions ahead. Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift? If you know your recipient has a penchant for collecting nice underthings, any of these would make a great gift.

For more lovable finds, shop our complete Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.

Mature Lingerie to Wear for Valentine’s Day

Eberjey Mariana Bralette


Katie loves Eberjey’s jersey pajama sets, but the brand also makes lingerie that is just as easy to wear. This bralette was inspired by bridal lingerie with its lace detailing, but the cups are lined to give you added coverage, and you can adjust the straps as needed to customize the fit. It’s currently on sale in blush. 

$88 at Eberjey

Spanx Bra-llejulah! Illusion Lace Full Coverage Bra


We all put our bra on differently, but if you prefer to not do the clip and twist or contorted reach-around method, a front-clasp bra is the way to go. A smoothing back and wide straps mean this one won’t dig into your skin, and the clip in the front makes for easy dressing — or undressing.

$78 at Spanx

Uwila Warrior Soft Silk Bundle Set

Uwila Warrior

Pajamas can be just as tantalizing as lingerie, especially when they’re made from silky soft fabric and edged in lace. This set from Uwila Warrior comes in four colors from sizes 3X to XS, and you’ll probably find yourself wanting to order more than one color at a time. You can wear the two pieces together or as separates, as the top could easily be worn as a tank under sweaters or jackets, and the underwear are comfy enough to wear through the day.

$109 at UW

Cuup Mesh Balconette Bra


We’re all about versatility here at Katie Couric Media, which is why we love mesh and lace bras that disappear under T-shirts and button-ups. Not only are they chic and sexy, but they’re practical, too. This balconette bra from Cuup offers a lift without heavy padding, and it comes in a ton of different colors and sizes up to 44H. You can even make it a set by adding on a matching pair of undies

$68 at Cuup

B.Tempt’d by Wacoal Always Composed Thong Bodysuit


If you want a bodysuit you can wear under silky skirts or tight pants, opt for one with a thong so panty lines are never a problem. Made by bra brand Wacoal, this soft selection offers support in the bust, while lace details add a bit of sex appeal without feeling tacky or overdone. It looks as good under jeans as it does on its own. 

$52 at Nordstrom

Cosabella Pret a Porter Bodysuit


Bodysuits tend to feel like they’re designed for those with smaller chests, but this one offers support in the bust area without a suffocating built-in shelf bra. The lace design is subtly see-through in the bodice, but the lined cups and adjustable straps hold you up like a traditional bra would, creating some cleavage without feeling over-the-top.

$75 at Cosabella

Skims Soft Smoothing Shine Bralette


Sporty can be sexy, too. While this will feel like your favorite sports bra or bralette, a bit of shimmer elevates it to a special occasion option. Seamless construction makes this invisible under clothing, so you can wear it under T-shirts and LBDs alike, without anyone being the wiser.

$36 at Skims

Parade Luxe Easy Slip Dress


Parade is one of our favorite brands because they make comfy undies for everyday wear, but they also have some sexy nighties on their roster. This satin number glides over your body for a barely-there fit, but it also has a tie-back detail to tighten the bust area if you’d like. This rosy hue is on-brand for the holiday of love, too.

$27 at Parade

Hanky Panky Retro Plunge Lace Chemise

Hanky Panky

Cotton nightgowns are extremely comfortable, but they usual feel pretty casual, which might not be the vibe you’re going for if you’re reading this list. Made with stretchy lace that hugs your curves without feeling restrictive, this see-through number keeps you cool while you look hot. One reviewer also mentioned that the cups in the chemise offer support for larger chests, so that’s another plus.

$89 at Hanky Panky

Thistle and Spire Minna Bodysuit

Thistle and Spire

Shy away from traditional lingerie brands with woman-owned/founded Thistle and Spire. Not only do they offer unique designs, but each style comes in sizes 3X to XS. This lace and mesh bodysuit is sheer in all the right places, but it still offers coverage where you need it. You can even style it with jeans for a hot date night.

$98 at T&S

Eberjey Naya Tencel Modal Chemise


For a twist: Cotton nightgowns can be sultry! Not only will they help you through a hot flash (the breathable material is naturally cooling), but bits of lace on this one offer more airflow and sophisticated touches to the garment without looking matronly. This option is actually made from Tencel Modal, an eco-friendly fabric that keeps it airy while beautifully draping across your body.

$128 at Eberjey

Quince Washable Stretch Silk V-Neck Cami


Dress up this versatile top with a skirt and leather jacket for your Valentine’s day dinner, or opt to wear it with underwear and nothing else later that night. When you need to, you can toss this in the laundry with the rest of your clothes because it’s made of washable silk — no dry cleaning needed. 

$40 at Quince

Skims Plunge Bralette


You do not have to look like Kim K. to don her lingerie, underwear, and pajamas. Skims strikes the perfect balance between sexiness, simplicity, and comfort, and this plunge bra is the perfect example of the brand’s aesthetic. It offers a flattering deep-V neckline provide plenty to admire, but is cut in a silhouette that steers clear from typical lacy lingerie. Still, the effect is just as sexy. And you can get the matching panties or thong, all at a pretty low price!

$36 at Skims

Lunya Washable Silk Slip Dress


Lunya is known for its washable silk pajamas, but they make beautiful slip dresses, too. This one has delicate straps that gently sit along your collarbone and trace down the center of your back, while slits in the side seam show a little bit of leg. While we’re sure this would be a hit in the bedroom, it still covers enough to be worn out on date night under a blazer or leather jacket if you’re feeling frisky.

$198 at Lunya

Proof High-Waisted Lace Brief


Sweat and leaks happen, but you don’t have to wear a panty liner to ensure you stay dry. These lace panties are made specifically to replace pads, panty liners, or tampons, as they easily soak up and wick away light bladder leaks, sweat, and blood so you always feel fresh. A high-waist keeps you feeling supported on days when you’re bloated, and the lace details add a sexy touch in those rare moments when you aren’t feeling your hottest. 

$49 at Proof

Fleur du Mal Charlotte Three-Way Bodysuit

Fleur du Mal

The name of this bodysuit is pretty suggestive, but it actually refers to the fact that you can wear this garment as lingerie, a swimsuit, or a bodysuit under clothing. The body is made from stretchy recycled jersey, which feels like your favorite T-shirt, and the cups are covered in a delicate lace. Because the cups are lined, you won’t have to worry about showing too much or feeling itchy lace against your skin. 

$195 at Fleur du Mal

Thirdlove Unlined Scoop Bra


Who says you can’t wear something sexy under your clothes every day of the week? This nude bra is delicate and lacy, but it’s also seamless under clothing and incredibly supportive. The cups are sheer, allowing you to feel like you’re showing off your assets, but it’s supportive enough to go under tops for work or everyday wear without anyone knowing what you’ve got on — unless you want them to.

$25 at Thirdlove

Pinsy Sculpting Lace Bodysuit


Sometimes bodysuits seem to pinch and squeeze in all the wrong places, but this one is sexy and non-constrictive. Made from stretchy lace that contours your body, it’s like shapewear and lingerie in one. A panel in the tummy area smoothes and supports, while the lace cups help shape and hold up your chest without squishing. This one comes in seven different colors, and the brand carries nine other bodysuits if you want something that isn’t lacy. 

$98 at Pinsy