We'll put our hands up and say we're often guilty of spending hours curating an outfit. After all, piecing together a wedding-guest ensemble you know no else will show up in or getting the brunch-to-bar outfit down to a T takes some work. Ask any editor and she'll tell you the same thing about nailing any new trend or fresh look: Start with the underwear! After all, the right pinnings can provide the most flattering and comfortable base, and therefore, make us feel like we can take over the world. This is where one of our most trusted go-tos—Figleaves—comes in.
Housing its own-brand collections along with well-known names in the lingerie world including Calvin Klein, Wonderbra, Lepel and Sloggi (it ranges from sizes 6 to 28, cup sizes AA to N and back sizes 28 to 52), there's something to suit almost anyone. Unsure of your size? Check out our handy bra calculator to make sure you order the right one. Our editors have all decided that the below five lingerie trends are worth investing in now and enjoy for many seasons to come. Not that you need any more persuasion, but it's National Lingerie Day today, so treat yourself!
#1: Sorbet Shades
If it's sorbet coloured, it gets our vote. Bras no longer have to be hidden away; let your pretty pastel bra flash through a linen shirt with denim for a fresh summer look. After all, like ice cream, they're far to good not to share.
The Millie bralette sold out within 72 hours when it first landed on site (you can see why).
Choose between matching briefs, shorts or a thong.
Those pretty, lacey half cups have caught our eyes for all the right reasons.
Trust us—it's as comfortable as it looks.
We're all for a cutout-cup style.
#2: New Nudes
Thankfully, gone are the days when "nude" is one shade of beige. Complimenting a wider range of skin tones, the likes of Nubian Skin and Figleaves own smoothing collection is a go-to for new nudes that'll suit many shapes, sizes and skin colours.
This is the "berry" shade by Nubian Skin.
Basic bras never looked so good thanks to the Calvin Klein lift.
The sheer style is also perfect for a bride-to-be.
The smoothing collection has a five-star customer review rating.
You'll barely even know you have this seamless style on.
#3: Not-So-Basic Black
If you're a die-hard black lingerie fan and no new trend is going to sway you, then look to the likes of lace and sheer details for an update. You'll wear it on repeat and they're the sexy alternative to the basic black T-shirt bra.
Underwired bras for bigger busts can be sexy too.
One of our favourite French lingerie brands.
It fits like a dream.
For those days you need an extra boost.
#4: Sporty Separates
With #MyCalvins already racking up 688,000 posts and Sloggi styles basically trending with influencers on Instagram, it's no surprise they're key this season. Comfortable, stylish and so '90s—they basically sell themselves.
Even Kylie Jenner has worn this set.
It's not just yellow dresses that are big news this year…
Perfect for extra tummy support.
It's the under-£20 bralette you'll never want to take off.
So, so comfortable.
#5: The Body
Just like a swimsuit, bodies can make you feel confident with the extra support around the waist. They can also be worn as a top with jeans and a blazer for the evening (we basically see them as a two-for-one buy).