Two kids and 13 years of marriage later, my undergarments are all about comfort, and the days of dropping serious money on matching sets of lingerie are in the rearview mirror. But, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and this holiday of love tends to be associated with lingerie.
Sexy Looks for Moms
If you want to look sexy this Valentine’s Day, you don’t have to buy something you’ll never wear again. You can use what you already have! Here are a few ideas to get you started. Plus, using everyday clothes is the perfect excuse to buy new ones.
This is pretty easy. A button-down shirt, a pair of underwear, and some heels. Wear your hair a little different than you normally do and put on some lipstick. If you don’t have a pair of lace undies hanging out in the back of your drawer, no problem! Just don’t wear anything at all under the shirt.
Or, snag a pair of underwear on sale. I like Soma’s vanishing-edge line for every day. When they have sales, I check to see if they have anything cute I can add to the back of the drawer.
Yes, this is just an excuse to buy a new cardigan. A soft, long, chunky-knit cardigan with colorful underwear and a long necklace makes an outfit. I am sure Kendra Scott didn’t design the necklaces with making love in mind but this outfit is also a great excuse to buy a nice piece of jewelry.
Bright, colorful, and airy or maybe you have one you normally use as a swimsuit cover-up – it’s an instant sexy outfit. If you have one of the lacy braletts designed for teenagers to wear under tank tops, this is the perfect use for it. I once bought one for $10 thinking I’d actually be able to wear it outside my house. Nope. But, it works for a kimono outfit!
A Few Other Ideas
Wear a kitchen apron, a dress, a jersey, jeans and a white t-shirt, a hat, and a scarf – or anything else that’s outside your norm. Adding jewelry, putting on heels, doing your hair and makeup – all of those things can take an everyday outfit down a sexier path.
At the End of the Day
If the person you’re with loves you for who you are, you don’t have any reason to “dress up for them.” This is all about you. Wear what makes you feel sexy, confident, and beautiful. Maybe that is a matching set of lingerie or maybe it’s your favorite pair of sweats. We all know wrinkles and sags are headed our way and a body doesn’t define us. But, Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to have some fun and buy a new sweater!