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The Best, Prettiest Lingerie We Could Find Online

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Lingerie can be simple, sweet, sexy, or all of the above. From strappy bralettes, thongs, underwear, and suspenders to slips, teddies, and bodysuits, there are tons of pieces to choose from. And they’re not all relegated to “standard” sizing; plenty of brands have finally made spicy plus-size lingerie and bras for big boobs to celebrate all bodies (thanks, Rih).

Here, we rounded up 48 of the best lingerie pieces in a mix of styles and price points. Someone once said money doesn’t buy happiness, but we think that person never bought themselves a coordinating balconette bra, garter, and briefs. Just a theory.

If You Want Something Sexy

If Julia Fox were to buy a triangle bra, this would probably be it. The patent leather and strappy design gives it some edge. You’ll have to do your own dramatic black eyeliner though.

Available in sizes XS–L. 

The patent-leather material is subtly carried into the coordinating lace thong.

Available in sizes XS–XL.

Opt for a lace moment to really go all out. This set, with a plunging top and scallop-trim panties, has 800 ratings and 4.4 stars from impressed customers.

Available in sizes 14–22. 

If you don’t want to do the basic black, this three-part set looks a lot more expensive than it is.

Available in sizes XS–L.

A thong with a peekaboo cutout in the back, so it’s extra revealing. Plus you can purchase matching suspenders.

Available in sizes XS–L.

Avidlove Women Lingerie Set
From $19
From $19

This affordable set has a vaguely sexy western-saloon vibe.

Available in sizes S–3X.

A barely there bra with embroidered lipstick marks certainly spices things up.

Available in sizes 32B–36E. 

Top it all off with the matching thong and suspenders to really make it a wow moment.

Available in sizes 4–8.

If You Want Something Sweet

How about the color combination of this aqua-and-yellow satin bra?

Available in sizes XS–XL.

If you prefer a high-waisted panty, these cheeky ones are definitely for you.

Available in sizes XS and XL.

This brand is known for its color-blocked pieces and mixed materials, including this striking stretch-tulle bra.

Available in sizes 32A–38D.

These mesh briefs have a little cutout at the back for a surprise.

Available in sizes 2–12.

Here’s a top-rated soft-cup bra that looks special without all the fuss of extra straps and poking underwire.

Available in sizes XS–XL.

Made from GOTS-certified organic cotton rib fabric, you’ll want to wear this comfy style on an everyday basis.

Available in sizes XXS–XL.

A bright pink pleated bra is playful and sweet.

Available in sizes 38B–44DDD.

Obviously, you’ll want the matching panties too.

Available in sizes 1X–3X.

The cute little heart charms make it special.

Available in sizes S–L.

If You Want Something Simple

More of a loose interpretation of lingerie, but if you’re going for comfort and something you can actually sleep in, the Cut’s social-media editor, Katja Vujić, suggests this brand. It also sells its underwear separately, which come in briefs, thongs, string bikinis, and more.

Available in sizes XS–XXXL.

This brand is known for its popular balconette silhouette with a side-set neckline and breathable mesh. It comes in 16 total colors and is a personal favorite of Cut senior shopping editor Bianca Nieves.

Available in sizes 30A–44H. 

And here’s the matching mid-rise thong with a wider waistband that doesn’t dig into your skin. Praise be.

Available in sizes XS–XXXL. 

This black balconette bra is pretty enough to break out for a special occasion yet classic enough to wear on an everyday basis. The Cut’s shopping writer Chinea Rodriguez loves the signature lacy pieces from this brand.

Available in sizes 30B–36E. 

Be sure to snag the coordinating lace thong with a very comfortable (read: wide) waistband.

Available in sizes XS–XL. 

This midnight-blue demi-cup bra with a tiny cutout at the front is simple yet so sophisticated that you’ll want to show it off.

Available in sizes 32E–36E. 

The scalloped hem on this thong ensures a smooth fit.

Available in sizes XS–L. 

You could wear this on any given day — it’s supportive enough for it — but that doesn’t take away from its sex appeal.

Available in sizes 30D–44H.

There’s a nice, vintage appeal to these simple briefs.

Available in sizes S–4XL.

If You Want a Slip

Elegant and the ideal gift for a bride to be.

Available in sizes S–L.

Reviewers say this navy-and-black chemise is like a dream to sleep in, and the mesh is super-breathable.

Available in sizes S–XL.

Layer it over the matching panties and you’re good to go.

Available in sizes 1X–3X.

When one leg slit isn’t enough for you, this lace-trimmed design has two.

Available in sizes XS–XL. 

From $18

Minimal from the front. Spicy from the back.

Available in sizes S–4X.

While this beige-and-black slip dress might be a splurge, it’ll be a piece you have in your lingerie drawer forever.

Available in sizes 2–12. 

A baby-doll night dress that will make you feel like you’re in a fairy tale.

Available in sizes S–4X.

A slip dress so pretty you’ll want to wear it out and about.

Available in sizes XS–XL.

If You Want a One-piece

Who better to buy lingerie from than the iconic burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese? Unlike a lot of bodysuits, this one has molded bra cups with underwire for support.

Available in sizes 32B–36DD.

Do you need a present for bae? Try to wrap yourself in this peekaboo nightie with bows on the chest.

Available in sizes S–3X.

Dlsave Lace Bodysuit
$17
$17

The bodysuit for those feeling-yourself mirror selfies.

Available in sizes S–3X.

This article was originally published December 3, 2020. It has been updated throughout. If you buy something through our links, New York may earn an affiliate commission.

The Best (And Prettiest) Lingerie We Could Find Online