Valentine’s Day may be around the corner, but the best lingerie will give you a confidence boost all year round.
Whether you’re into silk, lace, embroidery or plain cotton, there is a wide selection of gorgeous underwear sets out there, no matter your style or budget.
If you’re planning on splurging, you can never go wrong with sensual powerhouses such as Agent Provocateur, La Perla and Eres whose pieces are akin to art.
For something a little more budget-friendly, the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Bravissimo and Matalan offer trend-led and classic separates from leopard-print triangle bras to romantic white lace briefs.
Choosing the right lingerie for your body shape
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 (and here’s how to find the right bra size). Alternatively, book yourself into an in-store bra fitting, it’ll be life changing.
Apple body shape: For apply body shapes, bodysuits with deep V-necks are the ideal solution. If these aren’t up your street, V-cut knickers are another option, as they lengthen the gap between the bottom of your bra to the beginning of your knickers.
Pear body shape: For pear body shapes, try wearing bandeau bras – they will help widen your upper torso, meaning the difference between your upper and lower body will seem less distinct.
Banana body shape: Banana body types should go for longline bras or bralettes – these are longer at the waist, extending one or two inches further down the waist than other bra types. The extra material is not only attractive but helps to fill out your shape without using a padded bra.
Hourglass body shape: Meanwhile, hourglass figures can add a bit of sexiness to their outfit with a suspender belt that matches their underwear set. This will keep attention on the tiny waist, creating a classically sexy style.
How to look after lingerie
Once you’ve invested in the best lingerie, you’ll want it to last a while. With that in mind, 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.
The best lingerie
Keep scrolling to shop our edit of delicate, feminine and all-around gorgeous lingerie, from brads and knickers to bodies and more.
Sienne Love Heart balconette bra and matching thong by Boux Avenue could not be more appropriate for Valentine's Day. Plus the bra foes up to a 38G, perfect for fuller busts.
Chantelle's SS22 collections offers beautiful black floral and graphic lace lingerie all designed with soft materials for optimal comfort. With sizes ranging from A-F and bras pricing from £39-£77, there is something for everyone.
Timelessly pretty, La Perla's chemise is framed by dainty macramé lace along the bust and hem. It's been made in Italy from silk-satin that has a beautiful fluid drape and feels wonderfully soft against bare skin.
Araks is known for its playful styles and gorgeous colours, and this triangle bra is no exception.
Agent Provocateur's 'Molly' briefs are cut from lustrous silk-satin blended with a touch of stretch for comfort. They're outlined with hand-cut Leavers lace and have a dainty bow at the waist. Wear with the matching bra or mix and match.
From the 'Muse' collection, this barely there 'Naomi' bodysuit is made from cherry-embroidered tulle and soft satin. It has scalloped trims.
The Noelle Wolf Soul Lace Bodysuit combines tailored lines and intricate detailing for a renewed vision of modern sensuality.
The Savage X Fenty Valentine's Day collection is full of gorgeous candy shades like this cute pink and orange bralette.
The Beaty Street stunning playsuit has been crafted using a sheer stretch mesh with a striking plunging neckline adorned with a cut-away floral French Leavers lace detailing.
This gorgeous set comes with a plunging underwired bustier (up to a G cup), matching thong (up to 2XL), suspender and stockings, so it's really good value.
Intersecting straps are juxtaposed with delicate lace in this gorgeous teddy, showcasing flirty cutouts throughout. It features the brand's signature bombshell bra for a better fit.
A non-padded balconette bra that gives a comfortable fit, rounded shape and plenty of support.
Made from sumptuous silk and French-designed lace, this bralette from Rosie Exclusively for M&S will add a luxurious touch to your everyday. It's non-wired and non-padded to enhance your natural shape.
Add a dash of statement style to your everyday essentials with this elegant bra. In black, it comes with strap detailing and an elegant lace trim. Matching knickers are available to complete the coordinated look.