Who needs Valentine's Day when you can feel sexy all year round?
Forget dressing up for anybody else – there’s nothing like the confidence boost that a sexy set of lingerie gives you. While a select few may be lucky enough to lay eyes on it, for the most part all that silk and lace is going to be your little secret. So why not splash out on the best lingerie the fashion world has to offer?
Whatever your style or budget, there’s a wide selection of connoisseurs who really know their intimates. If you’re planning on making a real investment, you can never go wrong powerhouses like L’Agent Provocateur, La Perla and Eres whose pieces are masterclasses in lace delicates.
For those of us budget is little tighter, the likes of Figleaves, Else lingerie, Simone Perele and Love Stories Intimates offer everything from daring strappy pieces to romantic white lace – which wouldn’t look out of place in our bridal lingerie gallery.
As always, & other stories and Marks & Spencer’s Rosie for Autograph collection bring the romance with rose gold silks and burgundy lace.
There’s no reason to stick to the traditional bra and panties either. Bluebella and & other stories have two beautiful one pieces that could easily take you into daytime territory if you want to jump on the underwear as outerwear train.
Choosing the right lingerie
The world of lingerie can be a daunting one if you’re a beginner, so we’ve put together a little guide on choosing the best lingerie for your body shape. If you’re blessed with a curvier body, we’ve also got a plus size lingerie gallery worth looking at.
How to look after lingerie
Once you’ve invested in some great underthings, remember that they’re a little tricker to care for than your PJs. We chatted with a couple of experts from Journelle and Simone Perele about how to wash your lingerie correctly, as well as some lingerie care tips to make sure they stay fabulous for as long as possible. (Apparently sticking leather in a fridge shrinks it – who knew!)
This is so pretty, you might get away with wearing it as a top.
This whimsical set by Maison Lejaby is one of our favourites, with raw-cut tulle details and a fun dotty trim on the bra. It’s all party in the front and business in the back as it breaks off into a simple stretch tulle, bringing a modern touch to the look.
This lacy red set had our hearts racing the moment we laid eyes on it. With a subtle paisley detail and striped trim, it’s a welcome change from the endless floral lace.
This deep purple set from Simone Perele really stands out for its contrast lace cut outs, placed just so to accentuate the girls.
This beautiful cream and onyx set is giving us major enchanted forest vibes, with whimsical leaf and floral lace appliques. The double strap waistband on the thong takes the set into red-hot territory.
This bold red set from Heidi Klum’s new line of intimates will bring a dash of Victoria’s Secret chic to your wardrobe – even if only you’ll know about it.
This faux leather set from For Love & Lemons is a more delicate take on leather lingerie, steering it away from BDSM territory with a gentle honey-beige shade and gold detailing.
So pretty, you could almost wear it as a top with high waist jeans, Kendall style.
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This rust-red lingerie set is made up of linked lace daisies, which taper off into a scalloped balconette bra and waistband. The dark shade brings an edge to the sweet, feminine pattern.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is one of the best things to ever happen to M&S. This classy silk set from the Autograph collection comes in a chic rose gold, though you can also customise the colours of the lace and silk if you think ivory or mulberry are more your speed.