As we get bombarded with patriarchal ideas of romance this week, it's important to remember one thing: lingerie isn't about the male gaze - or anyone's gaze, really. Whether you're flying solo this Valentine's Day, or have one special person (or, hey, group of people) to impress, looking and feeling sexy should always be, first and foremost, about you. Click through for some lingerie picks that will have you feeling yourself - although we do suspect they'll result in some very tasteful thirst traps.

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