Model wearing lingerie lounges on a red sofa
Fashion | Friday 11 August 2017

Editor's pick: lingerie

There’s something undeniably miserable about an old, grey bra. Chuck away bobbly basics and say hello to the 10 hottest new names and trends in lingerie – from lace lovelies and silk loungewear to the hardworking sports bra


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Sound the ‘new season’ klaxon: Ann Summers latest range has just landed at With pared-back lace sets as well as the sassy separates the label is renowned for, you’ll find lingerie to suit every mood.


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With the waist the erogenous zone for AW17 and beyond, it’s time to get some definition. Start with your undergarms. From waist-cinchers to corsets to hardworking shapewear, we’ve got all you need to create a little va-va-voom.


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When we’re looking for something a little romantic, we make a beeline for Boux Avenue and their unapologetically lacy underthings. Here you’ll find luxury designs in sultry colours and plenty of bra styles running up to a G cup.


Street style fashion showing how to wear a statement kimono
Street style fashion showing how to wear a statement kimono


We’re all over the underwear as outerwear thing (more on the how-to below), but if you don’t want to go too bare, make like our glamorous street-style stars and slip your most sumptuous kimono over a strappy camisole and jeans. Not to be kept behind closed doors, the silky ‘dressing gown’ style is now perfectly acceptable outerwear – say hello to your hot new cover-up, perfect for summer nights.


As our obsession with statement T-shirts shows no sign of waning, keep things smooth and invest in an excellent T-shirt bra.

Model Cara Delevingne wears slogan tshirt,  beany hat and bright red sunglasses

Street style fashion showing how to wear a backless bra


Want to wear a backless dress but always been afraid to go bra-less? Squish those fears immediately, get yourself a magic backless bra then go forth and WOW.

Model Bella Hadid wears Nike sports bra


The sports bra is an essential for every active girl – plus it’s totally on-trend this season. Find one that keeps everything snug and just where it should be whenever you’re working out (or when you’re just heading out, if you’ve got Bella Hadid’s enviable abs).


3 models pose happily in control underwear


Your super-slinky dress has met its match with the Spanx Oncore short, aka. the most transformative piece of shapewear you can buy. The high-waisted silhouette creates a streamlined shape with zero discomfort (and no muffin top). Consider us – and the Hollywood A-list – totally sold.



DD+ girls, rejoice!

Our bestselling lines from Pour Moi and Curvy Kate feature cleverly engineered bras that offer plenty of support without sacrificing style. Choose from sumptuous satin pieces, wistfully romantic pastel sets, clever sports bras and handy shapewear.

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Let’s be clear: we’re not advocating that you leave the house in just a bra (unless it’s a sports bra, that is. But there’s something sultry about flashing your bra in a carefully considered way. A couple of guidelines: make sure it’s a nice one! Deep, dark shades and luxe details such as embroidery, lace or satin will make your outfit look more intentional, and you can dial up the coverage with a semi-sheer shirt or oversize jacket. And finally, opt for a pair of high-waisted trousers or jeans to minimise the amount of your midriff on show.

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