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One thing I noticed about a few of my favorite Love Island women, like season five's and season four's ? They wore and partnered with a super sexy UK lingerie brand called Ann Summers, showing off the strappy and lacy designs via Instagram. Sometimes, they would collaborate on collections, or model the brand's Halloween costumes. Occasionally, they'd mention sex toys you can buy on the site. I couldn't help but feel intrigued — or influenced, I should say.

So, I clicked. I browsed. I added to cart and checked out.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that there's a lot to love about Ann Summers' offerings. Aside from being approved by people from my favorite show, you can find just about any type of lingerie you want — bras, underwear, corsets, Megan Thee Stallion-type bodystockings, etc. The sizing is pretty inclusive, with many bras going up to 44HH, and Ann Summers has also taken steps to be more sustainable, releasing a collection called Knickerbox Planet, which is modeled by Love Island's Lucie Donlan. The pieces are made with recycled lace and the bags they arrive in are biodegradable.

You can also find Ann Summers items that could easily pass as everyday clothes. Personally, I bought a bodysuit to pair with jeans or to spice up a blazer or cardigan (a slightly more modest take on the bracket trend), and also came across "wet look" leggings, which could easily replace leather pants (definitely the less-constricting option). Plus, if you've been telling yourself it's time to invest in a nightgown, go ahead and take your pick from the babydolls and chemise dresses. They're a bit sexier and fancier than some sort of oversized, floral mumus (although, I do love those, too).

To be honest, it's hard to feel anything but lazy when you're sitting on your couch, snacking away, 25 episodes deep into a full-on Love Island love saga (with your phone out as well, so you can Google where these people are now). But, between discovering this sexy store — just in time for Valentine's Day! — and the ability to use words like "buzzin'" and "grafting" in a sentence, I do feel somewhat accomplished. Apologies to the other great lingerie brands out there, but my head has been turned!

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