Lingerie shopping can be so personal. I know for me, it takes a lot for a new bra to impress since I've tried way too many uncomfortable or unsupportive options. Recently, I found a bra that was so comfortable it totally changed the way I thought of my whole collection. But when I was talking to my friends, I realized that everyone shops for lingerie with such different ideas in mind. For instance, my smaller-chested friends are always showing off their adorably dainty bralettes, while my larger-chested friends wouldn't dare to invest in a bra without a supportive underwire.
To make the whole lingerie shopping experience much easier, it all comes down to knowing what you're looking for in your undergarments, which is why I'm breaking down the best places to buy different types of lingerie. From the site with the best lace pieces to where to head for classic staples, read about the top 10 places to refresh your lingerie collection.
Good for matching sets: ASOS
Shop the matching Emellie Lace Underwear ($13).
Good for lace pieces: Lonely
If pretty lace pieces make you smile no matter what, then prepare to lose it over everything from independent lingerie label Lonely.
Good for splurge-worthy pieces: Net-a-Porter
From silky bralettes to lacy briefs, everything in the retailer's lingerie section is a designer dream.
Good for everyday staples: Nordstrom
As easily as we fall in love with dainty lingerie items, let's face it: Our staple items are the ones we reach for day in and day out. If you're looking to give your lingerie drawer a much-needed refresh, this is the place to start shopping.
Good for under-the-radar brands: Need Supply
Need Supply's selection of cool lesser-known brands is a minimalist's dream. Shop here to discover your new favorite lingerie brand.
Good for a range of sizes: Aerie
Good for affordable, trendy pieces: Free People
If you're a fan of the brand's dreamy floral dresses and modern bohemian vibe, you definitely need to shop its impressive selection of equally on-trend lingerie staples.
Good for a range of styles: Victoria's Secret
There's a reason that your first bra ever was probably from here. When it comes to offering a selection of almost every bra and underwear style imaginable, Victoria's Secret is your best bet.
Good for refreshing your staples: Shopbop
From dainty mesh bralettes to classic yet cool bras, this retailer's pretty much got it all. Shop here when you're tired of all your plain bras and want something practical that still feels a little special.
Good for delicate pieces: Journelle
We're of the opinion that for every truly functional bra in your lingerie drawer, a dainty "just for fun" piece deserves a spot. Shop Journelle for all the pieces we'd buy just because they're so pretty.