THIS POST FIRST APPEARED AS A PART OF TWELVE FACES OF STYLE, A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT WITH SACRED STYLIST JACQUELYN TIERNEY, THAT EXAMINED STYLE THROUGH THE LENS OF ASTROLOGY.
TRYING TO BEWITCH SOMEONE SPECIAL TODAY? YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS.
THERE'S ONE THING IN YOUR NATAL CHART THAT REVEALS MORE ABOUT YOUR SEDUCTION STYLE THAN ANY OTHER: YOUR VENUS SIGN.
The Venus sign shows how you love, what you find beautiful, and what you value - all crucial components of any good style statement, but especially one so intimate.
If you don't know your Venus sign, stop over here and find out!
Once you know your Venus sign, you can select your lingerie to suit that sign's unique desires and kinks. When you're aligned with your Venus sign in (and out of!) the bedroom, you get a confidence boost from knowing that you're following your highest cosmic truth in some of the most private and exciting areas of your life. And confidence? That's irresistible.
It's just as fun to experiment with styles from your sun, rising, or moon signs. Or, mix and match! Make sure you read the description for all four for inspiration.
Never a shrinking violet, Aries favors bold, feisty patterns with a cheeky side. One source tells us her personal collection includes fruit, bees, and even reindeer! We like the thought of Aries in saucy retro cherries.
Red is the obvious color choice for your sign as it is the de rigeur Ariean good luck talisman, but you'd do just as well to add it to your lips. Aries can also pull off bright neons that would make other signs tremble at the sight - think electric pink, day-glow yellow, and ultramarine.
Movement is essential to Aries as their sign loves to move via exercise, dance, and daring feats of bravery. As such, you'll want to make sure nothing is too restricting and that there's plenty of give in your garments.
As we've established, Taurus is the zodiac's femme fatale. Ruled by Venus herself, they're undeniably sensual and the most likely of all the signs to be seen lounging on a vintage sofa in a languid odalisque pose. They do Bond girl chic incredibly well.
For lingerie, Taureans specialize in earthy tones and ornate florals fit for an old world mansion. They pair them with touches of luxe fabrics like suede or fur that feel tantalizing against the skin. Leather is also a very Taurean material, so we wouldn't be surprised if they had a riding crop or two in their drawer.
We love this embroidered bustier set from Anthropologie for Taurus - warm colors and flowers so pretty you can practically smell then!
We all know Gemini ladies are more likely to use dirty talk to get their way in the bedroom than any particular ensemble. Still, she's ever the playful sex kitten, and Gemini ladies love babydolls. Perhaps it's the duality of the innocent look with lascivious desires, but our Gemini sources say they can't resist a good nightgown.
Bonus points for accessorizing with a silky robe. Geminis are magpies, so having the perfect accessories is a must. "You can keep the heels on...", and that sort of thing.
The Hanky Panky set above is just right for Gemini. It's the ingenue look that Gemini does so well, but the ribbon ties on the hips know exactly what they're looking for!
As always, Cancer is all about comfort - for both parties. Fabrics must be the softest of the soft as she welcomes her lover into a cozy embrace. We love the La Perla bodysuit (above) for Cancer, a smooth and seductive piece without any bothersome trimmings.
Cancer rules femininity itself, so expect this lady to gravitate towards the most feminine looks available. Ruffles, lace, and pompoms anyone? Like a layered cake, there's really no going too over the top with this. Girly is your sweet spot.
An aside: Cancer also rules cooking, so a sexy apron ensemble or Beyoncé Knowles "I cooked this meal for you naked" moment might be in order.
Leo is the most likely to rock a leopard print ensemble (pictured above) or wear lingerie as outwear, hands down. Though their adornments of choice may be wild or dramatic, no one would dare question them because they rock them with such panache.
This may also be the sign most likely to wear a bustier, and to great effect. Many Venus in Leo women, like Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge and the indomitable Madonna, wear the corset like it's their job. In Dita Von Teese's case, it is!
The zodiac's golden child, Leos would also look stunning in gold and bronze pieces.
Venus in Virgo adores the detail of lingerie. It's the artistry behind the garments that really turns them on. They love draping their bodies in the finest fabrics, tucking and pinning so all their assets can be perfectly on display.
The above playsuit from Victoria's Secret is a Virgo dream, with slim straps, silk ribbons and the sign's signature deep blue. Bonus points for wearing it under tailored work attire for the sexy secretary vibe that Venus in Virgo so naturally radiates.
One rule of thumb with Virgo intimates: never look cheap. Virgo shuns vulgarity and would rather go naked than wear poorly made underthings.
Also ruled by the Love Goddess herself, Libra is the untouchable beauty. Inherently graceful and inspired by royalty, Venus in Libra reigns in the bedroom and has a lingerie collection fit for a queen.
Ever devoted to balance and harmony, this Venus seeks out pieces that complement her natural beauty with understated colors and intricate details. Like fellow Venus in Libra Florence Welch, her bedroom attire has an ethereal quality that seems at home in any era.
No Libra seduction is complete without the perfect fragrance. Every Libra has her own blend, preferably bespoke.
Scorpio rules the taboo, so Venus in this sign does classic vamp like no other. A siren at heart, her wardrobe is black and blood red in voluptuous shapes that flaunt and taunt. She knows what she wants, and exactly how to get it.
The Kiki de Montparnasse balconette with black lace bottoms is the ultimate in Scorpio lingerie - to the point, and very, very sexy. It's simple, which is perfect: Venus in Scorpio needs little adornment, as their innate charisma speaks for itself.
Scorpio also has a mysterious streak and is known for her uncanny ability to attract lovers into her web. We vote her most likely to have a sex magick mojo in her lingerie drawer.
A true lingerie collector, Sagittarius has pieces from every far-flung corner of the globe - more than likely to remind her of the lovers she's left waiting in every port.
Venus in Sagittarius favors saturated hues and a spicy color palette, from chianti reds to Moroccan blues. She's the sign mostly likely to have a vintage fetish, snapping up 1920s nightgowns or mid-century caftans in a heartbeat.
We love this deep red pairing from Bona Drag for Venus in Sagittarius. The color is as fiery as she is, and the top would look just as beautiful with jeans, boots, and a kimono - all Sagittarius must-haves. The bottoms can be her little secret.
Capricorn is a lingerie purist. She loves to treat herself to tried-and-true designer labels, like La Perla or Kiki de Montpartnasse, and who can blame her? Venus in Capricorn works hard!
Likely a minimalist, the idea of having a "uniform" appeals to her as well. She's probably in the market for the perfect nude bra like the one in the set above. Not too plain, not too overdone. That's just how Venus in Capricorn likes it.
Ultimately, it's all about power. Ruled by Saturn, the planet of wealth and success, Venus in Capricorn wants to wear lingerie that makes her feel like she can accomplish anything.
As we've discussed, Aquarians come in many different shapes and sizes, from girl-next-door to androgynous to rebel. Just like their personalities, their lingerie drawers are eclectic and exhaustive, with something for every taste.
The pink set above is Venus in Aquarius nirvana - perfectly casual so as not to suspect anything, preferably vanilla flavored, and with a side of kink.
Like their Venus in Gemini sisters, Venus in Aquarius loves to accessorize - this time with S&M collars, spikes, glitter, and other touches that add a bit of shock value.
Pisceans are the poets and mystics of the zodiac, associated with "self-undoing" by traditional astrologers. Perhaps that's why Venus in Pisces looks so brilliant in bondage gear! (Yes, you heard that right - our research insists!)
Case in point: legendary pin-up and Venus in Pisces Bettie Page. She made people's sexual fantasies a reality, if you have Venus in Pisces, that's your superpower too. Never one to shy away from a new experience, Pisces ladies can push their own boundaries with an exquisite ensemble from Agent Provocateur (above) - just be sure to do so safely and consentually.
Not into bondage? Watery fabrics like silk and chiffon suit you just as well, especially under the light of the stars.
Before we go, let's address one very important order of business. Do you ever need a reason adorn yourself in beautiful underthings? Absolutely not.
Whether it's a Hallmark holiday or because you're just feeling yourself, we at Twelve Faces encourage you honor your beauty as often as you like. We think you are all beautiful exactly as you are, and you deserve to show it off.
Happy Valentines Day!
JACKIE + AMELIA