Your definitive guide to lingerie shopping is here

Jan 06 2017 by
Categories : Shopping

Build the base of your wardrobe with these 24 essential undergarments. 

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    Demi-Cup

    © net-a-porter.com
    Half-cup bras add oomph to your cleavage, thanks to their upturned pitch, and are suited to small- and medium-cup sizes. 

    La Perla Floral Vibes Lace and Tulle Balconette Bra ($485 USD), at net-a-porter.com; La Perla Floral Vibes Satin, Lace and Tulle Briefs ($325 USD), at net-a-porter.com.
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    Demi-Cup

    © farfetch.com
    Gilda & Pearl Gina Balconette Bra ($227), at farfetch.com; Gilda & Pearl Gina Knickers ($134), at farfetch.com.
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    Demi-Cup

    © gilt.com
    L’Agent by Agent Provocateur Vanesa Non Pad Demi Bra ($68.75), at gilt.com; L’Agent by Agent Provocateur Felicitia Mini Brief ($35.14), at gilt.com.
     
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    Extra Support

    © theoutnet.com
    Underwire and a full cup are key, but these embellished sets prove that you don't have to sacrifice beauty for function. Not sure if you need to size up? Consult an expert. 

    Mimi Holliday by Damaris True Love Silk-Trimmed Lace Underwire Bra ($46), at theoutnet.com; Mimi Holliday by Damaris True Love Low-Rise Silk-Trimmed Lace Thong ($30), at theoutnet.com.
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    Extra Support

    © thebay.com
    Wonderbra Uplift Underwire Bra ($47), at thebay.com; Wonderbra Scalloped Mesh Panel Brief ($24), at thebay.com.
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    Extra Support

    © harrods.com
    Simone Perele Wish Demi Cup Bra ($125.56), at harrods.com; Simone Perele Wish Shorty Briefs ($76.35), at harrods.com.
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    Bodysuit

    © cosabella.com
    A sheer, embroidered bodysuit it a guaranteed show-stopper. For the daring: Treat the one-piece as a top and layer under a blazer. 

    Speakeasy Bodysuit ($97.88), at cosabella.com.
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    Bodysuit

    © intermixonline.com
    Skivvies by For Love & Lemons ($158 USD), at intermixonline.com.
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    Bodysuit

    © boohoo.com
    Sally Boutique Lace Bodysuit ($29.55), at boohoo.com.
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    Bodysuit

    © luisaviaroma.com
    La Perla Petit Macramé Lace & Silk Bodysuit ($878), at luisaviaroma.com.
     
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    Slip

    © topshop.com
    A slip plays many roles: luxe sleepwear, slinky base layer and answer to slightly-too-sheer skirts or sweaters. Above all, it will add a vintage touch to your look. 

    Topshop Reclaim Lace Up Slip Dress ($32.83), at topshop.com.
     
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    Slip

    © journelle.com
    Journelle Laure Chemise ($74 USD), at journelle.com.
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    Slip

    © freyalingerie.com
    Freya Fancies Chilli Red Chemise ($TK), at freyalingerie.com.
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    Slip

    © coco-de-mer.com
    Coco de Mer Cremorne Slip ($187.85), at coco-de-mer.com.
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    Soft Cup

    © modaoperandi.com
    Meet athleisure's underwear equivalent. It's underwire-free (#win) and perfect for pairing with slouchy tees. This style is best left to smaller cup sizes. 

    Araks Beatrice Bralette ($100 USD), at modaoperandi.com; Araks Aaron Panty ($65 USD), at modaoperandi.com.
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    Soft Cup

    © mango.com
    Triangle Lace Bra ($17.43), at mango.com; Lace Panty ($9.93), at mango.com.
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    Soft Cup

    © net-a-porter.com
    Fleur du Mal Stretch-Silk Satin Soft-Cup Bra ($98 USD), at net-a-porter.com; Fleur du Mal Stretch-Silk Satin Thong ($45 USD), at net-a-porter.com.
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    Lace Bra

    © blushlingerie.com
    No one will see your lacy set (or will they?), but its confidence-boosting powers rival a new pair of shoes. Just avoid too-tight tops. 

    Beyond Love Longline Demi Bra ($39 USD), at blushlingerie.com; Beyond Love Thong ($16 USD), at blushlingerie.com.
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    Lace Bra

    © journelle.com
    Only Hearts So Fine with Lace Bralette ($58 USD), at journelle.com; Only Hearts So Fine with Lace Cheeky Brief ($50 USD), at journelle.com.
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    Lace Bra

    © hm.com
    Lace Underwired Padded Bra ($29.99), at hm.com; Lace Half-String Briefs ($12.99), at hm.com.
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