Luxury Lingerie

Perhaps because it’s French, the actual word ‘lingerie’ sounds luxurious. It’s not just about a bra and pants; it’s something more than that. It’s sexual, sensual, flattering and feminine. Women wear lingerie because they want to feel confident, sexy and powerful, even if nobody else knows they are wearing anything particularly of note under their suit, jeans, or dress.

There are all kinds of styles of women’s lingerie, from the minimalist, such as lacy thongs and non-wired bras to shape-enhancing gel bras, push-up bras and bodyshapers. Materials can be delicate and ornate or simple and durable, colours are muted as well as striking and styles can enhance and reshape or work with what Mother Nature gave you.

Women’s lingerie – those special sets of bras and knickers – is luxurious. You don’t need to dig deep to splash out on expensive sets; you can find luxury purely in fit, shape and design. Next has a stellar range of women’s lingerie to choose from that is at once luxurious and affordable. Here are three of our favourite styles available on the website right now.

Floral prints are hot, hot, hot this season. Bright tropical flowers on velvety black backgrounds are not only on trend, but they ooze sexuality and confidence. Celebs love this floral trend as you can see here in this gallery on InStyle. A bra in this style is sure to leave you feeling ready to take on anything. The Wow Black Floral T-Shirt Bra, £15, and the Wow Black Floral Mini Briefs, £6, (pictured) are right on trend. The pretty patterned bra can enhance your bust by up to two sizes and the delicate briefs are flattering and well cut, so there will be no love handles in sight.

White underwear is the new black this summer. Not only is it more practical during summer when you tend to wear lighter clothes, but also white enhances a golden tan and will tap into the season’s monochrome trend. The Ivory Multiway Bra, £35-£40, and Ivory Short £20, are both beautiful. Fringed with lace, this silky and slinky bra and short combination is divine. You’ll feel like a Greek goddess as soon as you put this set on. The multiway bra is pretty handy too; you’ll feel confident and self-assured even when wearing strapless and halter dresses and tops.

The Nude Mesh Padded Bra, £24, and matching Nude Mesh Mini Briefs, £14, will help give you a boost – literally – and the nude colour is ideal for summer. You can wear that LWD (little white dress) with a smile on your face and the barely there colour is sure to make you feel sexy in no time.