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Low-Frills Lingerie We Actually Want to Wear

Photo: Viviane Sassen

The word lingerie makes me think of bombshell bras, feather-trim slips, and thongs with “Get Wild” and “Too Cool” written on the front in glitter — the kind of underwear you’d have seen at the mall in the 2000s. Lucky for us, bra and underwear options have expanded since then with more wearable, less cringey options. Enter Noelle Wolf, a sustainable lingerie company focused on bringing understated yet elegant pieces back into the mainstream.

Last month, the London-based brand launched its debut collection, a beautiful edit of silk, lace, and embroidered bras and underwear. The pieces, which are mostly sheer, feel sensual without pushing too far, and their simple shapes and monochromatic color palette highlight your body as is: no frills necessary. The contemporary designs, like the bold black waves on a nude background seen on the Mist Embroidered Bandeau Bra, are great for a date night but simple enough to throw under your work clothes. In other words, you won’t have to spend time contemplating whether to invest in a piece you’ll wear only once. Shop our favorites below.

Mist Embroidered Bandeau Bra

Available in sizes 32B–36D.

Soul Lace Bikini Brief

Available in sizes 8–16.

Bold Lace Longline Triangle Bra

Available in sizes S–L.

Mist Silk Embroidery Balcony Bra

Available in sizes 32B–36E.

Soul Lace Bodysuit

Available in sizes S–L.

Soul Lace Slip

Available in sizes S–L.

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Low-Frills Lingerie We Actually Want to Wear