Around 20 years ago, it was slim pickings on the high street when it came to lingerie. Marks & Spencer was the default for practical pieces, but if you wanted something a little prettier, you'd end up having to walk into a somewhat seedy store and be confronted with an array of overly lacy/silky/barely there styles.
Thankfully, the market has now changed beyond recognition and we are spoilt for choice, particularly now that retailers are realising women want flattering, stylish bras created for their own appreciation. After a quick survey of the office, it became clear that there were three winners in the "best high-street lingerie" category: & Other Stories, Topshop and Marks & Spencer (yup, still going strong). We commended each for their ability to balance comfort, good design and purse-friendly prices.
Marks & Spencer is a great choice for women with bigger busts, as it offers styles up to a G-cup. Topshop is fab for chic sets, including a decent offering of '90s-inspired sporty pieces. & Other Stories, meanwhile, is our winner in the "expensive design without the designer price tag" category and has been given the seal of approval from countless Who What Wear staff members. So many good options, so little time. Scroll to see and shop our top lingerie picks from our favourite high-street stores.