Everything Your Underwear Drawer Needs

From comfy everyday essentials to special-occasion tips and tricks, a well-stocked underwear drawer requires quite a bit of kit. Here’s our definitive guide to ensure you’ve got the bases covered.

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Stretch-TENCEL Lyocell Soft-Cup Triangle Bra, £85 | CDLP

Off-Duty Bra

Nothing says comfort like an unstructured off-duty bra. From lounging around the house to weekend chores, it pays to have a selection on hand. Triangle shapes are perfect for smaller busts whilst soft moulded styles offer more support.

Supportive Bras

They might not be pretty, but any expert will tell you supportive bras are essential for women’s health and can help avoid long term issues. Moulded smooth cups are great for everyday and under t-shirts. Stock up on nude, black and white for a comprehensive selection.

Spell On You Lace Underwired Balconette Bra, £300 | La Perla

Strapless Bras

These might not get the most wear, but they will definitely come in handy when you’re going out. A low-cut cup in black, nude and white will cover the bases now – and well into the summer.

The Original Knicker Four Pack, £40 | Stripe & Stare

Sensible Knickers

Sometimes, you can’t beat a pair of sensible knickers. Whether it’s your time of the month or just a casual weekend, they’ll play a big part in your underwear drawer. We love these Stripe & Stare ones.


Love them or hate them, thongs are an essential. Whether you wear them every day or keep them for wearing under slinky fabrics, it’s worth getting a pair that are comfy and practical. Size up to avoid any obvious lines under slip dresses and skirts.


Whether it’s panelled tummy pants or cycling shorts offering extra support, shapewear has come a long way in recent years. Lightweight, breathable fabrics that lift and sculpt are game changers but with so much choice, it can get overwhelming. We recommend Skims for the most comfortable fit.

Seamless Sculpt Sculpting Mid Waist Briefs, £32 | Skims

Matching Sets

If you are a matchy-matchy girl, then it’s worth having a few go-to sets in your underwear drawer. Look for the perfect balance between sexy and comfortable to wear every day – we love this set from La Perla.

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