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Valentine’s Day Lingerie

Getaway Lingerie
February 5, 2014
By , Executive Editor

Giving lingerie for Valentine’s Day is a confident, respectable move, and rightfully so. If executed properly, it is the ultimate win-win. It’s never too soon to say “I love you” with a minuscule swath of French Leavers lace. And a bonus: Underpinnings are easy to pack and weather-appropriate, no matter where you’re jetting off to.

But different destinations mean different kinds of romance. What might feel right in St. Barth’s is distinctly different from what works for London. And why not embrace that? To that end, we turn to Fleur du Mal, our favorite lingerie line to come out of New York City in a long time. Founder Jennifer Zuccarini is no stranger to sex appeal. Previously the co-founder of Kiki de Montparnasse and a former design director at Victoria’s Secret, her latest undertaking walks the line between lingerie and fashion-forward ready-to-wear. Here, she shares her picks for some of our favorite destinations.

Galavante Recommendations

Fleur du Mal Kimono

Villa Rockstar, St Barth’s
If ever there was a time to go the naughty route, this is it. You can’t lose with the Lace Bondage Bra and Panty. Add the Haori Kimono Robe to take the look out of the bedroom and onto your friend’s boat for sunset cocktails. And as you gaze at her across the deck, just try and forget what’s underneath. Chances are, you’ll be hurrying back to your 18-karat-gold Freddie Mercury bathroom in no time.

Designer: Fleur du Mal

Galavante Recommendations

Fleur du Mal Georgette Ruffle Jumpsuit

Mustique
Mustique calls for something elegant, sensual and hostess-appropriate. After all, there’s a villa to tend to. With the mint-green Georgette Ruffle Jumpsuit, she’ll be completely at home breezing about her surroundings, settling in for morning coffee by the pool or a glass of bubbly in the late afternoon. The only downside? It might make it even harder to leave.

Designer: Fleur du Mal

Galavante Recommendations

Fleur du Soie Front Strap Bra

The Oberoi, Dubai
In the land of more-is-more, lingerie is one of the very few ways it’s acceptable to embrace less-is-less. Do it with the Fleur du Soie Front Strap Bra. The rich jewel-tone hue is appropriately exotic, and its architectural shape will be right at home with the Dubai skyline.

Designer: Fleur du Mal

Galavante Recommendations

Fleur du Mal Leather Corset

Claridge’s, London
We love Claridge’s for its flawless balance of timeless sophistication and British edge. So if you’re headed across the pond, leather is an obvious choice. This lace-up Leather Corset will look as sexy in the bedroom as it will at Claridge’s Bar. Just add pants.

Designer: Fleur du Mal

Galavante Recommendations

Fleur du Mal Satin Convertible Strapless Bra

The Four Seasons, Florence
The Four Seasons Florence, in all of its Medici glory, oozes elegance and artistic finesse. So does this Colorblocked Convertible Bra. You really can’t go wrong with a bra and panty combo. And while she might not be able to leave the room in such a getup... well, we don’t really see that as a problem.

Designer: Fleur du Mal