Love may be a many-splendored thing, but it's what goes on after hours that gets us really hot and bothered. We've rustled up no less than 14 suggestive suggestions for dames who want to set pulses racing while treading lightly on the planet. Heartbreaker, yes. Planet smasher, not so much. Above, a handmade silk garter by Hopeless ($215) will help you get undressed for success.
ROSETTES IN BLOOM
Whimsical and romantic, ClareBare's coquettish ruched bloomers are hand-sewn from vintage lavender linens and lined with organic cotton. The pièce de résistance? The two black-sequin bow appliques in front, framed by a scattered bouquet of black satin rosettes.
Like a good girl gone bad—or a bad girl gone good—Enamore's Black Lashes Ruffle Thong is a femme fatale with a heart of gold. Bordered by scalloped English lace and topped with deep plum satin ribbons, the slinky underthing is made to order from herbal-dyed silk satin.
Unleash your inner burlesque vixen—and encourage your own brand of theaterics—with Urban Fox's sultry Lacey, which is hand-stitched in the Midwest from organic cotton and embellished with tiered bands of contrasting lace for an extra punch of va-va-voom.
A tightrope act that manages to telegraph both naughty and nice, LoveNature's lace-trimmed Dorotea bra-and-panty set sizzles in organic cotton, with a kick of mohair to keep things spicy, Italian-style.
Sex appeal may thrive on less is more, but there's something impossibly sensual about a woman in menswear. Despite their masculine silhouette, these vegetable-dyed silk boxer shorts are undoubtedly female, with hand-screened butterflies and a waist-cinching bow.
You don't have to buy into Crystalla's metaphysical message to appreciate the frisky factor of these jasper-inspired unmentionables, which are ethically handmade in the United Kingdom from locally sourced materials. (Chakra balancing is completely optional.)
FLY AWAY WITH ME
Made by Eco-Boudoir, which lives by the motto, "luxury with conscience," these
Made from sustainable farmed New Zealand merino wool,
Saucy without venturing into butt-floss territory, Perfectly Imperfect's Lace Demi Thong is a compromise made in heaven. Plus, it's made in the United States from organic cotton and guarantees no dreaded Visible Panty Lines. If that's not perfection, we don't know what is.
The peekaboo Shorty by g=9.8 has more old moves than new: It owes its cashmere-like hand and thermal-control properties to pine microfiber derived from recycled tree waste. Barking brilliant!
From luxury lingerie maker Araks comes an organic cotton Y thong that is designed to avoid wardrobe malfunctions of the TMI variety, just in case you'd rather not draw LOLs behind your, um, back.
Engage in a ménage à trois with Yves Béhar—if not the man, then his undies. Launched with the help of Béhar's fuseproject studio, PACT wrangles organic cotton briefs, bikinis, and thongs into vehicles of social change, with 10 percent of each sale going to a corresponding nonprofit or charity.
DRESSED TO FRILL
Shake your bon bon in a pair of frilly bloomers from Devil May Wear that are far from granny. With retina-searing color combos like black with electric blue, mosstone and lilac, and pink and seafoam, these bikini-cut undies come in a blend of soy, organic cotton, and spandex for your pleasure.