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Looking for lingerie? These are the best online stores for sexy sets, bodysuits and bras

If your underwear drawer could do with an upgrade, look no further than this fabulous list

Lauren Cunningham
Tuesday 02 April 2024 15:34 BST
From crotchless knickers to cotton sets, these are the best underwear brands to buy from
From crotchless knickers to cotton sets, these are the best underwear brands to buy from (Skims/ Dora Larsen/ The Independent)

There seem to be two types of people in this world, those that love lingerie and wouldn’t dare go out without a matching set, and those who opt for random odds and ends stuffed inside their knicker drawer – guilty as charged.

But no matter which category you fall into, the power of a pretty two-piece should never be underestimated, and we’ve found the best brands to buy bras, knickers, suspenders and more to get you well on your way.

From sexy styles to more-modest designs, there’s no short supply of sets to choosefrom with go-to brands including Boux Avenue, Skims, Pour Moi and many more catering to a wide range of body shapes and sizes and personal styling preference.

Take a look below at our directory of all the best lingerie brands to buy from, no matter if you’re a matchy-matchy person or prefer a more eclectic underwear drawer.

Best online lingerie shops in the UK

Marks & Spencer

There’s a reason M&S is a highstreet go-to and the brand’s lingerie section is quite the standout. Stocking everything from period pants to lacey bras, as well as more speciality styles – nursing, maternity, post-surgery and first bras – there really is something to suit almost everyone. Plus, there are styles that fit up to an F and H cup too, giving great sizing options as well.

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Maison SL

Susana Lorena, founder of Maison SL, is said to be somewhat of a lingerie miracle-maker, receiving rave reviews for her bra-fitting expertise from many a famous face, including Candice Lake, Katherine Ormerod, Heidi Range and ex-Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman. Stocking over two dozen lingerie brands, including a good handful we’d never heard of before, Maison SL claims to have something to suit almost everyone, especially as bra sizes range from A to I.

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Swedish, female-founded brand Understatement has certainly caught out attention. Focusing on creating comfortable, chic and confidence-boosting styles, the brand has removed underwires, restrictive padding and itchy tags from all of its products. With the majority of the collection made in Europe, the brand claims to keep a very close eye on the working environment of the entire production line. Plus one per cent of every order is donated to different women’s causes. We couldn’t ask for much more.

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While you might think Wolford solely sells tights (that are loved by celebs such as Taylor Swift, no less), the spenny label also stocks a small range of bras and biker short pants. You won’t find lavish lace or sexy suspenders, but you will uncover essentials items that are said to be super soft and cosy. Plus, of course, if you are looking to warm your legs up, the Wolford tights are known to be some of the best money can buy.

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Almost everyone has heard of Skims. After all, to say the brand’s founder, Kim Kardashian, is famous would be an understatement. But if you haven’t given the brand a go, we couldn’t try to convince you more. The Skims sets are some of the most comfortable underwear pieces we’ve ever worn. Catering to a wide range of sizes, the lingerie also offers strong support that smooths, sculpts and lifts at the same time. What more could you want?

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Boux Avenue

Boux Avenue has been an underwear stalwart on the high street since 2011, stocking everything from cosy nightwear to swimwear, loungewear and more. From its bestselling Mollie bra to raunchy red sets, we turn to the brand for every occasion, whether we want a trusty two-piece or cosy, comfortable separates, and it hasn’t failed us yet.

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Dora Larsen

(Dora Larsen)

For those who like little luxuries and care about comfort, few brands are as fail-safe as Dora Larsen. Catering to a huge range of body shapes and sizes, the small, family-run label uses responsibly sourced materials and gives one per cent of profits back to environmental charities. The signature styles are sheer, offering a slightly sexy style, but classic cotton options are also available. If you’re after a unique piece, these beautiful designs are far from mass-produced.

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Pour Moi

Pour Moi is a go-to for everything from everyday basics to luxury-looking sets, all at an affordable price point. Ranging in bra sizes from 32A to 40J, there’s something to suit almost everyone and no short supply of vibrant colours to subtle shades. Suspender belts, stockings, bikinis and nightwear are also available, making it a one-stop-shop for everything that can be included in your underwear drawer.



If you’re after premium-looking pieces without the luxury-label price tag, Intimissimi will certainly pique your interest. Stocking men’s and women’s underwear, the brand is best known for its lace triangle bras, seasonal sets and beautiful bodysuits. Sitting around the £45 mark for a bra, it’s no bargain brand but does make the perfect present for yourself or one lucky recipient.


Lemonade Dolls

(Lemonade Dolls)

Supporting small brands is still one of our favourite things to do, and this little label is worth adding to your notebook. Designed by a lovely lady named Lemon, this passion project to create beautiful pieces that are as comfy and cosy as they are fabulous has resulted in often sell-out collections of underwired triangle-styled bras and Brazillian briefs. Fuller-bust options are also available, making the brand accessible to a huge range of shapes and sizes.

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Calvin Klein

Few brands are as famous as Calvin Klein when it comes to underwear. In fact, the CK briefs are known to be one of the sexiest things anyone can own, so, of course, we had to include them in this round-up. The signature styles are cosy, comfy cotton bralettes with either a thong or a brief bottom, but underwired, lace and T-shirt styles are also available for anyone looking to stick to more-supported designs.

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I.D. Sarrieri

Luxury-lingerie-lovers, let us introduce you to I.D. Sarrieri. These beautiful pieces are rather pricey, sitting around the £100 to £200 mark, yet are sure to satisfy those with expensive tastes. Handmade by a team of 10, the attention to detail is unmatched.

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Ann Summers

Ann Summers needs little introduction – the brand has remained a stalwart on the great British high street for as long as we can remember. But while we’re no longer daring our schoolmates to run to the back of the store, we’re still quite obsessed with the brand, especially when looking for sexy separates. From heart-embroidered silky sets to crotchless thongs, suspenders, bodysuits and more, it’s a one-stop-shop for all your lust-worthy lingerie, and it even sells sex toys too.


Agent Provocateur

(Agent Provocateur)

Few brands do sexy lingerie sets like Agent Provocateur. Particularly popular for Valentine’s Day, lashings of love hearts, flutters of feathers and no short supply of sheer fabrics are all on offer, stamping a sexy seal of approval on almost every set. And best believe role-playing costumes are also included, for those who like to get seriously spicy.

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Gilda & Pearl

Gilda & Pearl is another great option for luxury-lingerie-lovers – it excels especially with bridal lingerie and Valentine’s Day designs. It’s another pricey pick, which, for material girls, only makes it more appealing, and is sure to make a perfect present for one sexy surprise. Our favourite pieces are the ribbon-tied sets, all of which are made in the UK.

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For those who love lace, Gossard may be the brand to go for. Sitting in the mid to luxury range, with bras retailing at around £40, it’s a little treat that’s also relatively affordable. Every bra style you could want is available – from non-wired designs to strapless styles, with knickers to match in a whole host of colours. The brand also stocks suspender belts and stockings, if you really want to amp up the sexy style for Valentine’s Day.

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