There’s a time and a place for sleazy, meshy, ribbony, confusing-to-put-on lingerie. There are even appropriate occasions for intricate, delicate pieces that can be described by the most obscure term of them all: romantic.
But the coolest pieces, the ones we actually want to wear, are understated and smart. Shift your focus towards textures–leather, denim, tulle, and zippers–and use the opportunity to wear traces of colors that you’d otherwise shy away from.
We’ve gathered a host of options, including a few sexy accessories, that are made to be appreciated by the most important person in your life: yourself.