Underwear is functional. It protects out privates from the elements and the ravages of gravity. But it’s also more than that. Say what you will about body confidence and not buying into consumerist ideologies, but underwear often yields a strange kind of power over the mind. It can shape our curves into hourglasses, but it can also play a huge role in shaping our feelings about our bodies – from frumpy to flirty to seductive to scintillating.
And who doesn’t want to feel a bit sexy?
It’s time to raid your delicates drawer and throw out your greying whites and fraying lacies. A quick shopping spree at these online store will sexify your underwear drawer – within your budget – in less than the time it takes to fasten a bust-shoving corset.
Bonds is a classic brand, with a focus on form and comfort, and relaxed, understated style. Their women’s underwear range includes everything fro boyleg and bikini briefs to lacies, g-strings, push-up bras and more. Prices range from $10 to $20 for underwear and $15 to $50 for bras, though deals such as 5 pairs of undies for $30 can stretch your dollar even further.
Who says you can’t sexify your underwear drawer on a budget?
Target offers some excellent options at low prices, instore and online, including this sweet-but-sultry Lace + Mesh Strapless Bra for $25, which would look cute paired with these Hot Options Mesh Bikini Black Diamond briefs for $8.
Bras N Things
Specializing in lingerie, including dress-up sets, corsets, shapewear, bridal, stocking, suspenders and more, Bras N Things is a one-stop shop for sleepwear and playwear, and is also a stockiest of Playboy’s brand of lingerie.
Bras range from around $20 and knickers range from $10, although you’ll find a wide selection of on-sale items from just $5.
You can get this Decadent Delights Box Play Kit, including lace eyemask, pasties, bunny ears and cuffs for under $50. It’s not exactly underwear – in fact, underwear is optional – but pasties are close enough.
Berlei is known for creating comfortable and supportive bras and shapewear, but that doesn’t mean their range doesn’t include a little oh-la-la. Their Berlei Curves range is great for girls with bigger boobs, with sizes generally ranging from 10DD to 24E and prices ranging between $25 and $80.
The Luxury Lace Balconette Bra and matching Luxury Lace Hipster Briefs cost just $69.95 and $34.95, meaning you can get a gorgeous set for under $105.
Online retailer Fantasy Lingerie offers underwear, bras, chemises, corsets, garter sets and more, ranging from soft and frilly styles, to racy leather and vinyl.
Brands including Elle Macpherson Intimates, Lovable, Stella McCartney Lingerie and more can be found at Bendon Lingerie online and in-store. Bras range in price from around $20 to $150, while bottoms range between around $9 and $120. You can shop by size, style, brand, price range or color.
Honey Birdette is a mid to premium range lingerie retailer with lingerie sets and chemises ranging from around $80. Check out their sale section, which includes some steals from $35.
The Rita set in Lemon plays on the sexy pinup style lingerie of yesterday with a modern twist, and will set you back just under $170 for bra, panties, and suspender belt.
Where’s your favorite place to shop for beautiful briefs and naughty knickers?