The Lingerie Guide

As the foundation of every outfit, the right fit and style of your underpinnings are key. Are you looking for a sleek but structured underwire bra? The most comfortable bralette? How about the best bikinis, briefs, or boyshorts? Our helpful guide breaks down the basics of your base layers, including how to find your ideal styles, care tips to keep your lingerie looking its best, and top brands to keep on your radar.

Wacoal

Wacoal

Bras

When it comes to feeling confident and supported, a well-fitted bra is essential. Delicate or daring, silky or structured, there are so many bra styles to choose from. Here are a few we think every top drawer needs.

Bra Styles

Strapless Bra

Perfect under a party dress or bandeau top, our selection of strapless bras provides an invisible layer of lift, support, and comfort.

Wireless Bra

Offering slightly more shape and support than a bralette without the addition of underwire, a wireless bra is the perfect middle ground for those looking for a bit of structure and a seamless fit.

Full Coverage

Made with cups designed to hold you in, a full-coverage bra provides significant lift and support for any size bust. We particularly like brands like Wacoal and Natori for beautiful full-coverage options.

T-Shirt Bra

For the smoothest silhouette—even under super-thin fabrics—choose a T-shirt bra. Mid-coverage cups offer a bit of shape while maintaining a natural feel, making these a great option for everyday wear.

Convertible & Racerback

Extremely versatile, convertible and racerback bras help you achieve a no-show look under almost any top. Available in a variety of designs, convertible and racerback styles feature adjustable—and often removeable—straps, allowing you to fit them perfectly depending on your needs.

Push-Up Bra

Providing great support and lift, a push-up bra accentuates (and enhances) your shape. Paired with matching panties, they’re a sexy, confidence-boosting style.

Balconette Bra

Shorter cups and wide-set straps make balconette bras a great option for a plunging neckline. They also offer lift and structure, creating a subtle hint of cleavage.

Bralette

With their soft, stretchy design and lack of clasps or underwire, bralettes are a great relaxed style for anyone prioritizing comfort. Bonus: They look great peeking out from a tank or button-down.

The Ultimate Bra Fit Guide

Take the struggle out of bra shopping with our expert tips, foolproof size finder, and everything else you need to get that perfect fit.

In-Store Fittings

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Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky

Panties

Whether sheer, lace, satin, silk, or cotton, the ideal pair of panties should combine comfort, support, and style. Worn as part of a lingerie set or mixed and matched with your favorite bra, these are the essential styles to stock up on.

Panty Styles

Brief

Classic for a reason, briefs are a wardrobe essential. Offering both front and back coverage, they are the perfect pair of panties for everyday wear. We’re particularly partial to styles from Hanro and Hanky Panky.

G-String & Thong

For minimal coverage (and no panty lines), choose a thong or a G-string. The latter features a small triangle of fabric in the front and strings or straps everywhere else, while a thong has a slightly thicker waistband and a bit more coverage on both the front and back.

Bikini

Falling between a brief and a thong, a bikini cut offers a little less coverage on the sides and typically has a low rise. A sexy addition to your top drawer, they’re especially eye-catching when worn as part of a lingerie set.

Boyshort & Hipster

For full rear coverage, opt for a comfortable pair of boyshorts or hipster panties. Hipsters fit lower on the waist, so if you want a higher rise, choose boyshorts.

Spanx

Spanx®

Shapewear

A great foundational piece whether you are looking to smooth, sculpt, or streamline, our shapewear collection features beloved brands like SPANX® and Commando. Excellent for events and days when you want to feel a little more pulled in and supported, the best shapewear is as sleek as it is comfortable.

Shapewear Styles

Bodysuits

Offering full sculpted coverage, a shapewear bodysuit smooths the stomach area, slims the waist, and supports the bust. They’re a good option under form-fitting tees and sweaters.

Shorts

With options that hit at either the mid-thigh or the knee, shapewear shorts smooth hips and thighs and work best under fitted skirts and pants.

Panties

An everyday pick, our collection of shapewear panties feature both low- and high-waisted styles that lift your rear while smoothing your hips and waist.

Slips & Camisoles

Shapewear that provides a smooth base under dresses, skirts, and tops, slips and camisoles come in many different lengths and styles. For those looking to streamline and tighten, opt for a slip or camisole with four-way stretch or a bit of compression.

More styles we love

Flora Nikrooz

Flora Nikrooz

Bridal Lingerie

You’ve found the perfect dress, but what about underneath? Whether you’re looking for a modest matching set or a structured, supportive style, make sure the fit of your bridal lingerie is just right. You don’t want an errant strap or ruffle showing up in your wedding photos, so you may want to have your lingerie professionally fitted. Consider it one less thing to think about on your special day. And as for the honeymoon? We have plenty of sexy styles and flirty lace lingerie you’ll love.

Bluebella

Bluebella

Chemises & Teddies

Undeniably sexy, chemises and teddies are boldly feminine options for when you’re feeling a little (or a lot) flirty. Choose a classic satiny slip dress style or a modern strappy bodysuit—we have options for whatever vibe you’re after.

BTempted

BTempted

Matching Sets

For days (and nights) when you want to feel a little more special, a matching lingerie set is a showstopping option. From sexy Fleur du Mal sets complete with garter belts to sheer bralettes and thongs from Natori, our collection has styles for every mood and occasion.

What are the best lingerie brands of 2024?

Brands We Love
Brands We Love

What are the best lingerie brands of 2024?

Here, and so on, a roundup of the beloved brands everyone’s talking about.

Wacoal

For over 30 years, Wacoal has sourced the best materials and embraced the latest technologies to create top-quality, comfortable lingerie to wear every day. Featuring sizes from A to I cup, it truly offers lingerie for every body.

Simone Perele

A trained corset maker, Simone Perele opened her Paris atelier in 1948, and since then the brand has been making lingerie bodysuits, silk camis, and more using carefully selected fabrics and the best European embroidery and lace.

Commando

Fit-tested on real bodies, this female-founded brand’s inclusive pieces are designed to make you feel like your most confident self and are made to last, thanks to high-quality fabrics and impeccable construction.

Fleur Du Mal

Using sumptuous fabrics, superior craftsmanship, and a fashion-forward aesthetic that’s made it a favorite among Hollywood’s coolest celebrities, Fleur du Mal offers whimsical prints, playful silhouettes, and styles that celebrate femininity and self-expression.

Chantelle

Famous for its commitment to both style and functionality, the beloved French brand has been meticulously designing luxurious, high-quality lingerie with a Parisian touch for over a century.

Hanro

Quiet luxury at its finest, Hanro crafts elegant, modern styles using quality materials, ensuring that its products stand the test of time. The brand also embraces sustainable practices as much as possible.

Lingerie FAQ

  • Most women are wearing the wrong bra size. So how do you find a bra that fits? First, pick one that works with your shape. If your breasts are far apart, choose a demi bra with space in between each cup; if they are close together, a full-coverage style will help support and separate. Once you have a style you like, consider how everything feels. The band should lay flat against your rib cage for a snug—not tight—fit. A good test is to raise your arms while trying on a bra: The band should stay in place. Also keep in mind that it’s natural for the band to stretch over time, so you should be able to comfortably wear a new one on the loosest hook. Finally, check the straps: If you’re able to comfortably slide two fingers under them, they’re in the right place.

  • Our bodies are constantly changing, so it’s recommended that you get refitted for bras every six to 12 months. If you go through a major change to your body, such as pregnancy or significant weight loss or gain, it’s a good idea to check and make sure your bra size is still correct. And if you have a big event coming up, like a wedding, it doesn’t hurt to double-check your size so you can make sure you have the perfect fit.

  • Look for styles specifically designed to minimize panty lines. Seamless underwear and no-show underwear are made to lie smoothly against the skin, reducing visible lines under your clothing. A thong is another good option to ensure a sleek look.

  • Most people wear a bra and a pair of panties every day, which means they need to be replaced more often than other items in your closet. Bras should be replaced once the band stretches out or the cups lose their shape—usually after about six months to a year of wear. Panties should also be replaced once they show signs of wear and tear, such as loose elastic or ripped fabric.

  • Delicates like lace and silk lingerie can easily be damaged in the washing machine, so handwashing is key to preserving your bras and panties. Use lingerie wash and gently swish your pieces in warm soapy water, being careful not to twist or wring out, as that can cause them to lose their shape, and always lay bras and panties flat to dry. Once dry, store them in a drawer, making sure your bras are cup side up. Special items like chemises, bodysuits, and bustiers should be hung in your closet.