Bae day, aka Valentine's Day, is just around the corner. If you're in a relationship or have your sights set on a special someone, you've probably already put a little thought into what sweet gesture to make for them. For many, lingerie seems to be a tried and true option - she gets a sultry new treat and you get to see her wearing something special (and skimpy). However, even the standard "sexy" Valentine's Day intimates that every women's magazine seems to swear by can start to feel a bit repetitive after awhile. I mean, once you've seen one pair of ass-less panties, you've seen them all.
This year, instead of going the Victoria's Secret, La Perla or Agent Provocateur route, why not try something with a little more teeth and versatility?
The underwear-as-outerwear trend may have first been popularized in the '80s, but it's back in full effect and it's looking like this time it's here to stay. That said, an edgy new lingerie set offers her more options than traditional bra and panties - she can wear it in the bedroom and out with friends. So instead of a gift that will only end up in the back of her underwear drawer after February 14, you can gift her something that has the potential to become part of her regular wardrobe.
If you're wondering where to start, just look below. We've styled some of our favorite fetish-themed lingerie brands with comfortable streetwear pieces she'll love.
You can also shop the full looks via our What Drops Now store right here.
Genesis wears piercing-detailed briefs from New York indie lingerie brand, The End. The look is paired with a chain-detail sweatshirt from Beau Souci's forthcoming SS17 collection, and a body harness from post-fetish-themed New York label Zana Bayne.
Genesis wears a cropped hoodie from Chromat's forthcoming SS17 collection along with a two-tone bralette from kink-focused UK lingerie retailer, Bordelle. The look is completed with Y-3 boots from the label's SS17 collection.
Bei wears a bodice-style bra from Bordelle underneath a Marcelo Burlon bomber jacket from the SS17 collection. The look is finished with matching Marcelo Burlon pants, Doc Marten boots and a pair of steampunk style sunglasses from L.G.R.
Bei wears the "Hurt Me Harder" set from her own brand, The End Lingerie. She is accessorized with a Zana Bayne choker and wrist cuffs. Her leather whip is from provocateur label Betony Vernon's "Sado Chic" collection.
In the portrait on the left, Genesis wears Gooseberry Intimates' bathing suit top along with a Zana Bayne wrist cuff. On the right, she wears an oversized Homies Wonderland hoodie underneath a chain-detailed harness from Berlin-based label Namilia's SS17 collection.