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Ooh La La: Lingerie to Make Him Swoon

Because getting to undress you is half the fun, why not steal your coverup straight from his closet? Surprise your guy this Valentine’s Day with lingerie that complements his most lived-in wardrobe staples.

Need a sexy gift idea for Valentine’s Day? Here’s one: Snatch up a luxe version of the shirt you see him in most. Then, instead of wrapping it in cheesy hearts and ribbon, wear it that night over top of some sexy lingerie. He’ll think of you every time he wears it.

For the Corporate Hardballer

Seduce your K Street power player with Mad Men-inspired underthings. Retro high-waisted briefs and a ruffled bralette under his favorite collared shirt will bring a whole new meaning to mixing business with pleasure.

His: Ike Behar ‘Scott II’ pocket dress shirt, $105.   

Hers: Topshop Spotty Frill bandeau bra, $32;  Princesse Tam Tam Couture high-waisted brief, $39.  

For the Outdoorsman
Surprise an outdoorsy guy with a weekend away from it all. He might love hikes, but finding you wearing these sheer-plaid bra and panties under his favorite all-weather parka will be the best adventure of the trip.

His: Dave’s Quality Meat for Crescent Down Works Montagne parka, $320.

Hers: Steven Alan ruffle panty, $38; Steven Alan bando bra, $68.   

For the Live-In Boyfriend
Just because you’re past flowers and chocolates doesn’t mean Valentine’s Day has to be boring. If you’re staying in on February 14, grab his favorite sweatshirt and spice things up with floral lingerie. This set grows up with a low-rise thong and full-strap demi cup for extra oomph.

His: Gap cashmere hoodie, $99.99.

Hers: Elle Macpherson Intimates ‘Fragrance E72-724’ underwire balconette bra, $68; Elle Macpherson Intimates ‘Fragrance’ thong, $32. 

For the Frustrated Musician
This bad-girl/sophisticate lingerie makes for a seriously sexy surprise, especially when it’s the layer between you and his worn-and-weathered concert tee. This Valentine’s Day, bring your rocker wannabe to his knees with strategic cutouts, sleek lines, and a soundtrack of all his favorite songs.

His: Atticus slim fit crewneck t-shirt, $32.   

Hers: Kiki De Montparnasse Muse heart panty, $175; Myla body silk strapless bra, $115.50. 

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Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.