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
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