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The Classics: How to Curate the Perfect Lingerie Drawer

The Classics: How to Curate the Perfect Lingerie Drawer

Thanks to Yves Saint Laurent, we know that ‘fashions fade, style is eternal.’
Which is why, rather than frittering our hard-earned cash away on the latest catwalk fads, we should always turn ourselves first to the essentials. The wardrobe building blocks that you’ll turn to time and time again: you know the drill – the perfectly-cut white button-down shirt; the just-so cashmere sweater, the elongating tuxedo trouser. Nail them and you’ll never fail to be chic again!

Being of a similar disposition to Yves, my catchphrase is, ‘fashions sever; knickers are forever’, and I like to apply the same principles of building blocks to my lingerie drawer as to my wardrobe.

Herewith my list of the classic lingerie building blocks that every woman needs.


Your Little Black Dress = Whitney
Every woman needs a slinky little slayer that she can turn to time and again, whenever she wants to vamp it up by several degrees. Your knicker equivalent is the Whitney, a criss-crossing boob-boosting, joy-riding hussy of a lingerie set; this is your after-dark essential when you’re feeling ready for some serious fun.


Your Elegant Tuxedo Trouser = Lacy

Cut-to-the-bone and guaranteed to give you your most formidable silhouette, the evening trouser is something every woman can rely upon to make her look and feel elegant for any occasion. I like to think of my black Lacy set as the underwear version of my most reliably fabulous piece. It gives a sinful shape, is ultra-sophisticated, and thanks to some carefully placed peekaboos it’s secretly salacious too.


Your Trench Coat = Kiki Kimono
The trench coat never goes out of style, and indeed enjoys consistent time in the spotlight thanks to moments such as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s savage seduction for Valentine’s Day in her Agent Provocateurs. The lingerie equivalent is the Kiki kimono: slip it on over anything and you’ll be an instant icon.


Your Cashmere Sweater = Joseline

Snuggle up close and beg to be touched; the cashmere sweater is the warmest embrace your wardrobe can offer, and it always manages to make you look effortlessly cool. The Jocelyn bra made of whisper-soft microfiber and lace hugs the breasts in all the right places and makes them look more pleasing than ever – just as your favourite jumper does.

Your Perfect White Shirt = Love

The Love set has been on the Agent Provocateur shelves for almost as long as love itself existed. Just like the perfectly tailored white shirt, it is expertly cut to give a flawless silhouette, and the subtle uplift and trim of French Leavers lace show you mean business.


Posted Apr 15, 2015