"Early Show" style contributor Katrina Szish hosted a fashion show Thursday with some fun and affordable options women could buy for themselves or that could be given to significant others.
Szish says, "Lingerie is a Valentine's Day must! Women don't want the one-time-use lingerie - you know-- the kind with garters and snaps that they'd never really be comfortable in, let alone sleep in. They don't want something too cliché, with all the silly and cheesiness of kisses and hearts all over the place (think ugly Christmas sweaters covered in real jingle bells or kittens in stockings!). There are ways to be festive without wearing the holiday.
"As for what they do want -- the trends this year are comfort, versatility, something that is right for their body - and, of course, fun and sexy, like the ensembles on the models on the set!"
PARFAIT BY AFFINITAS BRA & PANTY $38 & $15
Modeled by Blair
Retro, pin-up girl inspired lingerie is making a huge comeback, and Blair shows us the modern interpretation, complete with high-wasted bottoms and a push-up bra. There's extra coverage here, but no shortage of sex appeal! Of course, the red shade is the perfect choice for Valentine's Day. This short-sleeved satin robe with ruffled details is the perfect companion.
FLORA NIKROOZ BABYDOLL $108
Modeled by Jackie
For the fashion-forward, feminine woman, you just can't beat a classic silk baby doll chemise. Elegant yet easy to wear, this purple silk version reveals just enough and has all the bells and whistles -- lace, bows and ruffles -- done in the right way. No need to go overboard by wearing bright red and hearts and bows and ruffles and lace at the same time. It's all about subtle sex appeal.
THIS AND SIMILAR STYLES AVAILABLE AT SELECT BLOOMINGDALE'S STORES NATIONWIDE
VICTORIA'S SECRET SLIP $35
Modeled by Kristin
Not every woman is comfortable in frills, but there are still plenty of Valentine's Day lingerie options out there. Kristin is a yoga instructor and prefers a more basic silhouette. This slip is perfect because not only is it made from soft, t-shirt-like cotton and the lace details aren't over the top. It's tailored and simple, but the coral shade and contrasting pink lace trim keep it festive.
JEZEBEL LULU BRA & SKIRT $26 & $24; LINEA DONATELLA ROBE $38
Modeled by Deanne
There's nothing wrong with pink lace and frills - when it's done right. This two-piece set is both romantic and sexy. Also, here's a tip: if you're not comfortable baring a lot on the bottom, the skirt detail is the perfect (yet subtle!) camouflage.
LINEA DONATELLA ROBE, $38
AVAILABLE AT SELECT MACY'S STORES NATIONWIDE
FREDERICKS OF HOLLYWOOD ROMPER $24
Modeled by Brittany
Instead of wearing your heart on your sleeve, wear it on your romper! You can incorporate the Valentine's Day heart theme without going overboard -- the black background of this one-piece keeps the holiday message subtle, but it's still flirtatious. Plus, the romper is one of the hottest new silhouettes to hit the lingerie and sleepwear market, so it's an easy and affordable way to get in on the trend.