Luxurious lingerie: romantic styles for every figure

Recapture the romance of bedtime and the splendor of bath time with fine lingerie. At one time, lace teddies, garter belts, silk robes and satin baby dolls were reserved for supermodels and mannequins, but today, any Sister with the right attitude can wear sassy loungewear. And finding the right lingerie styles for your specific size or figure isn’t hard to do; many department stores and designers now specialize in intimate apparel that flatters realistic body sizes. Granted, some Sisters are too busy to appreciate and celebrate their ultra-feminine side you know, that adoring, cuddly, bubbly, girlie side that craves satin sheets, feather boas and rose petals. But why wear mere pajamas when you can indulge in a luxurious silk gown that caresses your skin as you get your beauty rest? Why wear a boring beige bra-and-panty set when you can dress yourself up in a sassy peignoir? Why wear that bulky bathrobe when you could wrap yourself in plush cashmere? You work hard, now it’s time to pamper yourself.

You deserve a warm, frothy bath. You deserve steamed milk, scented candles and sensuous silk. And most of all, you deserve to look like a million bucks when you unwind. Reconnect with your sensual side this Valentine’s Day, and invest in some new lingerie. Create the mood and slip into something soft, stunning or even scandalous. Here are a few loungewear styles and romantic tips to get you started. As you will see, you don’t have to be rich or a perfect size 8 to enjoy the luxury of fine lingerie. All you have to be is grown and sexy.

Sugar And Spice

You’re a dainty darling in this Southern Belle two-piece, lace-up ruffled corset paired with ruffled bottoms and naughty thigh-high stockings from This ensemble is exclusively for fuller figures. Details: 1-carat diamond ring, Sam’s Club Jewelry. Plush white teddy bears, Build-A-Bear Workshop. (Tip: Mist your favorite perfume on a stuffed animal and give it to your sweetheart.)

Bold And Beautiful

Lace, see-through mesh and garter belts are not to be worn by the shy. Britney wears a two-piece crimson and black lace bustier with panty (Dillards); Robin wears Caressa’s embroidered sequin, net and Swiss-dot mesh baby doll and matching thong (; Wyinnetka wears the red Jacquard Tapestry Satin corset with removable garters and matching G-string panty, from (Tip: For a sexier look, dust your skin with body glitter)

Vintage Glamour

Indulge in elegance in this heavenly Silk Grandeur lace-accented robe from La Perla. The solid silk (Apostrophe) chemise has a classic, pleated georgette trim, from Sears. Details: Diamond cut, two-tone bracelet, genuine lemon quartz earrings, ring and pendant (Sam’s Club Jewelry). (Tip: Adorn your boudoir with satin decorative pillows in hues that complement your loungewear.)

Sultry Baby Doll

Reveal a little or a lot in this buttercup satin and lace baby doll nightie and matching thong panty from The cutaway front side allows just a peek of the upper thigh, and the tiny bows can be undone to reveal a little more. This ensemble is exclusively for fuller figures. (Tip: Greet your sweetie in lingerie and fur, Set the dinner table with fresh-cut flowers and scented candles,)