When it comes to a 10/10 closet for women, what lies beneath is just as important as what you flaunt to the world! A closet full of couture is no good if you don’t have the right intimates to give them the perfect fit and fall. We’ve rounded up 10 essential lingerie items that no woman should live without - stock up on these already!
There is something about wearing a matching bra and panty set that makes you feel like you’ve got your life together. It really does. You could go for something cute like a fun print or girly colours, something romantic in soft, delicate lace or a set that is outright daring and sexy. Take your pick…or better yet, buy at least one of each!
POPxo recommends: Pastel Pink Bra and Briefs Set on Moods of Cloe, Rs 899
Just because you’re having a fat day doesn’t mean the world needs to know about it. Especially if you’re going to step out in that bodycon dress. Shape wear is non-negotiable, as it smoothens and tucks where you most need it. Be sure to buy a practical one, preferably in black or nude.
POPxo recommends: Heart 2 Heart Black High Waist Thigh Shaper on Jabong, Rs 999
Your collection of bras needs to be well stocked to include all the essentials - T-shirt, convertible, backless, push-ups, demi and sports bras. Don’t forget to throw in some sexy lace numbers for fun too! And while we’re all for prints, bright colours and lace trimmings, make sure you own at least one black and one nude bra.
POPxo recommends: Amante Blue Perfect Lift Lace Bra on Myntra, Rs 1,295
Want to knock the wind out of your partner? A classy yet utterly sexy negligee is the way to go. If you’re married or in a relationship and don’t own one, you’ve got to be kidding us. Head to your nearest lingerie store without further ado and pick out something even Christian Grey would approve of!
POPxo recommends: Crave Negligee by Bwitch, Rs 1,699
You can’t always get away with wearing a sheer top with just a nude bra - hence the need to have a selection of well-fitted camisoles to choose from. Black, white and nude are absolute must-haves. You should also buy a few colours for when you want to mix it up.
POPxo recommends: Rham Multi-Colour Camisoles on Jabong, Rs 339
Your underwear drawer ought to be well-stocked as well, to account for any occasion or event. Granny panties for those days when you crave comfort, black cotton ones for shark week, thongs for those who fancy them, seamless panties to keep those horrifying panty lines at bay and a few silk and lace ones for you-know-when!
POPxo recommends: Pretty Secrets Lacy Hipster Panty - Set of 5 on Koovs, Rs 899
There’s something about slipping into a stylish silk or sheer robe, say while you’re doing your hair and makeup before a night out, that can instantly make any woman feel like a diva starring in her very own glamorous movie. Oh, and let us not forget that robes are equally good to lounge in or carry on vacations too.
POPxo recommends: Satin Long Robe In Silver Grey by Moods of Cloe, Rs 799
Considered a medical necessity in the Victorian era, a bustier is a form-fitting intimate that pushes the bust up by tightening your midriff and also gives you a nipped-in waist at the same time. You can choose from strapless, seamless, push-up, underwired and corset bustiers among others.
POPxo recommends: Floral Lace Underwired A-DD Basque by Marks & Spencer, Rs 4,454
Known for its slimming powers, the corset came into being in the 1550s when Catherine de' Medici, wife of King Henry II of France, banned thick waists. Ever since, it's been in vogue for the "shapely" look it lends an ensemble. What it does is cinches the waist to emphasizes the bust and hips, thereby giving one a curvaceous figure.
POPxo recommends: Pretty Secrets Nude Scallop Lace Corset on Jabong, Rs 1,199
A piece of lingerie that combines the functions of a camisole and panties, the teddy (also known as cami-knicker), is a swimsuit style piece one-piece lingerie that covers the torso and crotch. It works great if you want to get rid of panty lines or wear under short dresses. And a sexy one can be quite handy in the boudoir as well!
POPxo recommends: Lise Charmel Dentelle Joaillerie Teddy on Straps and Strings, Rs 10,799