Sexy Alternatives To Lingerie This Valentine’s Day — Because There Are Fashionable Ways To Look Hot Besides Wearing Just Undies, Obviously

Come February 14th, there will be two types of people: Those who absolutely adore Valentine's Day, and those who absolutely despise it. If you're reading this, you're probably part of the former group. If not, don't worry. There's a world of anti-Valentine's Day content in cyberspace, especially for you!

Whether you have dinner plans with a significant other, are going clubbing with a big group of friends, or attending a dating mixer in hopes of getting struck by cupid's bow, you're probably wondering what you should wear. And although lingerie might seem like the right answer, it isn't. While wearing a lace garter and corset for a night on the town does sound fun in theory (or does it?), there are plenty of sexy, flattering ensembles to wear for Valentine's Day festivities that are far more original.

So instead of limiting yourself to revealing and/or uncomfortable pieces, reach for flattering red skirts, a classic LBD, and some fun holiday-themed accessories. The choices are endless — in both plus and straight sizes. Because on the big V-Day, lingerie doesn't have to be the only show-stealer.

SPOILER: Chains and whips not included. 

A Classic Little Black Dress

This plus-size LBD has a flared skirt and a sweetheart neckline — a perfect combination for a night on the town.

Pink Clove Bardot Strap Skater Dress, $38, asos.com

Curve Hugging Tulip Skirt

Who needs real tulips when you can wear a tulip skirt? This plus-size skirt (in a vibrant red) is ruched and gathered to give the effect of the tulip shape — which is both alluring and flattering. 

Tulip Skirt, $45, torrid.com

Cage Neck Sweater

Bondage doesn’t necessarily only come in lingerie, as this sweater proves. Made from a form-fitting, latex-type material, this black sweater is extra sexy with a captivating neckline.

Studio Cage Neck Sweater, $158, eloquii.com 

Silver Dress

Sure, red is the color of love and passion, but that doesn’t mean you have to restrict yourself to wearing just that. This plus-size sheath dress is both pretty and glamorous, and has light-reflective qualities in the silver fabric. 

Metallic Diamond-Patterned Sheath Dress, $25, forever21.com

Harem Pants

The beauty in harem pants is that they’re so easy to dress up or down. This plus version in a classic black color would look amazing paired with a colorful blouse and/or sleek blazer — perfect for a night in or out for Valentine’s Day.

Pull-On Harem Pant, $70, additionelle.com

Sheer Blouse

This plus-size sheer, chiffon blouse is the perfect Valentine’s Day companion because it’s sexy, but still leaves enough to the imagination.

Pleated Back Blouse, $60, lanebryant.com

Charm Necklace

While you might not want to wear your heart on your sleeve, you can certainly wear it around your neck.

Jennifer Zeuner Mini Art Deco Love Necklace, $176, neimanmarcus.com

Themed Clutch

This clutch is adorable, and not just on Valentine’s Day.

Through the Post Clutch, $30, modcloth.com

Bangle

Available in both gold and silver, this piece features common terms of endearment for partners, like “main squeeze,” “darling,” and “love bug.”

Valentine’s Day Idiom Bangle, $58, katespade.com

Royal Blue Dress

This beautiful blue dress may be an unexpected choice for V-Day activities, but it’s sure to steal the show.

French Connection Spotlight Piped Knit Dress, $50, nordstromrack.com

Pink Midi Skirt

No need to wear a mini skirt, because this midi skirt that nips in at the waist is just as flattering and even more comfortable.

ASOS Premium Full A-Line Midi Skirt, $42, asos.com

Houndstooth Coat

Remember, February is still part of the season known as winter. If you live somewhere chilly, don’t leave home without a coat to keep warm.

Glamorous Houndstooth Coat, $189, urbanoutfitters.com

Peplum Blouse

The adorable, heart neckline on this blouse is foolproof for a Valentine’s Day ensemble.

Red Love Spell Peplum Top, $25, windsorstore.com

Baseball T-Shirt

If your Valentine’s plans are more relaxed, reach for a graphic t-shirt that shows your “love” of the holiday.

Love Free Raglan Tee, $13, forever21.com

Printed Sweater

This soft pink knit sweater features cream-colored hearts in a soft fabric, ideal for post-Valentine’s day cuddling with someone special.

Heart Print Jacquard Sweater, $25, loft.com