Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching, and with it the fuss around finding the perfect seductive lingerie for the occasion, whether you like it or not. It's the time of year when Victoria's Secret goes into marketing overdrive, and companies like Kiki de Montparnasse start to look tempting under the pressure of looking exceptionally provocative sans clothing. This Valentine's Day, instead of purchasing a luxe lingerie ensemble that will be hidden under layers of bulky winter clothing, why not invest in a sultry garment that can be admired by your adoring public? We combed through our favorite online retailers and found nine garments that are infinitely sexier than lingerie.

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The Deep Plunge Neck Dress

Bec & Bridge Imperial Deep V Dress, $154, shopbop.com

The Slip Dress

Anthropologie Camille Slip Dress, $129.95, anthropologie.com

The Mini Wrap Skirt

Helmut Lang Twistet Printed Modal Skirt, $140, theoutnet.com

The Sheer Lace Dress

Dolce Vita x Revolve Iman Dress, $209, revolveclothing.com

The Cutout Top

Elizabeth and James Theia Peplum Tank, $265, bloomingdales.com

The Silky Camisole

Tibi Distressed Stripe Cami, $198, tibi.com

The Little Red Dress

Nasty Gal Heart on Fire Dress, $68, nastygal.com

The Bustier Top

Zara Wool Bustier Top, $30, zara.com

The Coated Black Jean

Paige Edgemont Ultra-Skinny Coated Jeans, $269, saksfifthavenue.com