Brief Encounter: Lingerie We Love

Get out of an underwear rut with our edit of the prettiest undies.

This has been the year in which the mere act of stepping out of our leisurewear and into something a touch more presentable was something to feel smug about. Bothering about what to wear underneath, meanwhile, felt like a concern for a pre corona world. And yet now, here we are once again beginning to feel in the frame of mind to, at least on occasion, don some special underwear that not only looks good on its own, but also makes the silhouette – and thus our clothes – look better, too. The joy of throwing on new underwear is akin to that of slipping in between clean sheets: and these are the smalls that we have our eyes on right now.

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By Lucy Abletshauser
May 2021

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Lovestories, Weekday Underwear, £130


The Upside Lara Seersucker Sports Bra, NOW £41

Cheek Frills

Dark Denim Knicker, £10

Marie Jo L’Aventure Tom

Padded Heart Shaped Bra, £86

Hanky Panky

Tye-Dyed Brazilian Briefs, £40

Simone Perele

Wish Triangle Push-Up Bra, £88


Retro Stripe Hi Cut 4 Pack, £15

La Perla

Exotique Leavers Lace Triangle Bra, £315


Days Of The Week Pack, £168

Dodo Bar Or

Mai Pointelle-Knit Triangle Bra, £130

Stripe & Stare

Stretch Modal Briefs, £40

Agent Provocateur

Brigette, £75


Lover Knickers In Lycra, £34


Gilly Hicks Go Recharge Curvy Sportlette, £19

Les Girls Les Boys

Seamfree Briefs, £36


The Show Off Plunge in Invisible Lace - Blush Pink, £40

Organic Basics

Organic Cotton Super High Rise Briefs, £30


Silk & Lace Padded Plunge Bra, £28

Petit Bateau

Women’s Weekday Briefs, £49

Luva Huva

Emily Black Rose Bra, £49


Breathe Hipster 3 Pack, £22.95


Luna High Apex Bra Light Blue, €60

Lug Von Siga

Side Tie Briefs, £85

Lucy Abletshauser

Shopping Editor

Lucy is the GWG's go-to expert on the best online buys, from fashion to interiors. An aesthete to her core, she does the trawling so you don't have to.