Life Enhancing Lingerie: 11 Boudoir-Ready Super Sets

It’s getting colder out. Getting yourself dressed each day will soon resemble the ancient Egyptian mummification process, but beneath that gratin of Winter fabrics a stellar set of lingerie is the best way to begin those layers. Going commando is gross unless you’re sleeping and even if you wear thermals you still need panties* and bras underneath, right? Nice underwear has the capacity to make its wearer feel… nicer.
Nice underwear is a delightful necessary treat, and there’s no such thing as a surplus of treats. So! If you’re in need of an update, want to treat yourself, need to gift your missus, impress your boo, or only own stretched Cottontails from your high
school days, this is the wrap for you.

*Sorry for ‘panties’.

Pleasure State

Every woman should invest in at least one gorgeous high quality
bra-and-brief set in black lace. Black lace bras possess a unique brand
of sorcery whereby they can transform a basic white t-shirt into the
greatest item of clothing in the history of body coverage. The “Sicily” set from Pleasure State combines two pretty lace patterns, delicate scalloping around the edges, sturdy push-up cups for extra bust boost with both a g-string and brief option for the bottoms. Contour bra $135; Mini brief $85. For stockists call 1300 362 174.

Stella McCartney
The “Clara Whispering” set by Stella McCartney might sound like the title of an erotic Mills & Boon bodice-ripper your Aunt Pat would like, but unlike b-grade erotic fiction this lace two-piece in a muted pewter-grey is surely to everyone’s tastes. Underwire bra $129.05; Bikini brief $64.95. For stockists call 1300 362 174.

Lonely Hearts

Some subtle nods to regimented school life with that colour, and how are those cut out sides on the “Sabel” briefs? Must not be afraid of highwaisted styles, must like bottle green, mustn’t have huuuuge tits because they’d spill outta that there triangle bralette that appears to show as much support for her ‘friends’ as Brooke from Bold And The Beautiful. Amazing set though amirite? Full cup bra $89; Highwaisted brief $70. Available online at the Lonely Hearts website.

Elle Macpherson Intimates
Just look at this boudoir-ready peaches and cream wonder duo. The “French Flavour” set by Elle Macpherson Intimates is so damn sweet you’ll want to have a luxurious night in with a glass of wine, an expensive face mask and a few furtive glances in the mirror at this fancy number. Underwire bra $59.95; Midi brief $34.95. For stockists call 1300 362 174.

Stella McCartney
Sturdier and sportier, the “Balconnet” set by Stella McCartney is bang on trend with the strong leopard print and gold accents. And is that a slightly higher cut we detect? Hello Nineties vibes! Contour bra $74.95; Bikini brief $39.95. For stockists call 1300 362 174.
Kiki De Montparnasse
Kiki de Montparnasse does special occasion underwear. For example, her crimson-black lace silk bra-and-panties combo is probably best applied shortly before getting laid because that’s exactly what it’s for. Please observe the lace inlets and remember to wax. Panties $249; Bra $340. Available at

Agent Provocateur
Treat yo’ self, yo’ man or yo’ woman and get an incredible set of next-level knickers from Agent Provocateur. The design team at AP ensure there is something for everyone, from the most seasoned experimental wearer of overtly slinky underthings, to the gal who prefers a more understated classic look when in a ‘sans pants’ state of dress. Regardless of your personal style, every set is a gratuitous boner invite. We’ve included a selection of three of their finest wonders of the underwear world below, all available from stockists noted at

Maddy bra $180, brief $155 and suspender $240.

Abbey bra $205, brief $180 and suspender $205.

Darla bra $180, brief $130 and suspender $180.

Elle Macpherson Intimates
Not keen on lace, frills and a heart-shaped lace patch where a crotch should be? Pare back the fuss and try the cute ’60s-inspired (and inexplicably titled) “Tagine” pair from Elle Macpherson Intimates, featuring a longline stretchy bra with a slightly conical shape, recalling the best of Joan Holloway’s blouse moments. Longline bra $119.95; bikini brief $59.95. For stockists call 1300 362 174.

Lonely Hearts
I’d have included the entire collection if this wasn’t supposed to be a wrap of various brands and styles. Seriously Lonely Hearts, get on my body. Softcup bra $99; Cutout triangle brief $59. Available online at the Lonely Hearts website.
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