With 90% of my underwear draw comprising of multi-buy packs of M&S plain black briefs, I need to stage an intervention and stop buying 'practical' pants. In my fantasy world, I want to wear french lace and silk scanties in shades of blush, duck-egg blue and fresh white, ala Catherine Deneuvue in Belle De Jour. With so many amazing and affordable lingerie options on the high street at present, there really is no excuse. At the pricier end of the scale, I am in love Stella McCartney's lingerie, which combines the label's sporty aesthetic with feminine hues and lashings of lace for a cool and modern take on delicates. If you have a fuller bust, support is key - Panache and Freya offer expert upholstery in affordable yet feminine designs. Panache's Cleo collection is full of kaleidoscopic neon styles that are anything but frumpy. Being small-busted, I can't believe it has taken me up until now to discover the joys of a t-shirt bra. At the age of 27, I'm well past my days of chicken fillets, and whilst t-shirt bras don't create va-va-voom, they are unbelievably comfy [C-cup and below only need apply]. When it's time for some shut-eye, I am a fan of chemises and camisoles and if it's 100% silk, it's on wish list (a girl can dream!). Here's my edit of the prettiest styles online now:
1. Eberjey Paloma mint lace and jersey camisole, Harvey Nichols, £66. 2. Minx leopard plunge bra and briefs, Freya, £35 & £16. 3. Stella McCartney Millie bodysuit, Net-a-porter.com, £65. 4. Rosie for Autograph Teddy, M&S. 5. Marcie lingerie set, Panache Lingerie. 6. Triangle soft bra and briefs, And Other Stories, £19 & £10. 7. Stella McCartney whispering oyster silk chemise, Harvey Nichols, £160. 8. Louisa balcony bra and briefs, John Lewis, £30 & £15. 9. Satin bra and briefs, and Other Stories, £25 & £12.