Teal and black are a colour match made in heaven when it comes to flattering your figure, and this sexy set is no exception. The bright balconette bra and matching satin shorts look particularly striking on fairer-skinned girls.
£43 for bra and satin shorts, bouxavenue.com
Wary of revealing any lumps and bumps this Christmas? Fear not, for this sumptuous teal body in a chic Parisian design is super slimming. Far from scratchy, the delicate lace detail adds stylish texture. Available as separates for those keen to reveal more. Ooh la la!
Team black satin with an opulent red rose print and voilà, your lingerie drawer is primed for the party season. This balcony cut bra with a polka dot red bow and rose charm is sophisticated yet quirky.
£28.50 for balcony bra and briefs, debenhams.co.uk
Spoil the lady in your life with this set from US lingerie queen Victoria’s Secret. The scalloped trim tones down the vibrant red – the overall effect is the right amounts of pretty and sexy.
£156 for set, victoriassecret.com
These hot magenta bra and briefs are just the thing for a New Year’s Eve party. Underwiring provides ample support up top while the sheer floral lace thong adds a vintage twist.
£57 for bra and thong, figleaves.com
Yes, it’s among the most expensive lingerie in our selection, but British brand Agent Provocateur is the crème de la crème of the underwear world. The fiery pink ribbons on sheer purple mesh will set hearts racing under the mistletoe.
£92 for bra, suspender belt and briefs, lagentbyap.com
Tu at Sainsbury’s has some lovely sets for bargain prices that will make you feel a million dollars. This navy set is a little bit naughty, without looking tacky.
£20 for bra and briefs, sainsburys.co.uk
Suspenders don’t always equal kinky; they can be the height of subtle elegance too. Janet Reger’s delicate plum silk design adorned with velvet purple bows is a lingerie masterpiece.
£61 for bra, briefs and suspender belt, debenhams.co.uk
Lingerie needn’t be all push-up bras and skimpy knickers. This rose print chemise – part of M&S’s collaboration with model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – is made from pure silk and French designed lace. A low-cut back adds a surprising, sexy edge, while still allowing the imagination plenty of room to run wild.
Give your festive spirits a boost, quite literally, with this plunge push-up DKNY bra and matching French thong with garter. Classic, slinky black is the way forward if you’re doing the femme fatale thing.
£50 for bra and thong, (available from John Lewis Oxford Street)