What’s trend-proof, seasonless, and always in style? It isn’t a trick question; it’s lingerie. While Bare Necessities starts with bras that make you feel your most confident, we also go beyond bras to the best sexy lingerie you’ll find in one place, from mild to wild.

Our expert sexy buyer Krista Molinaro brings together the little lacy pieces that look great, feel comfortable and boost your confidence. What could be better to make any night more interesting?

"To me, sexy always still leaves at least a little something to the imagination," says Krista, who recommends looking for what you would feel the most comfortable wearing. "You can feel sexy and still have coverage in a teddy or chemise or, if you’re looking to start a fire, you can bare more skin in an open cup or a crotchless panty."

Krista rounded up her top picks of our best lingerie to make browsing a breeze, so you can get to the fun faster. Read on for her can’t-go-wrong racy recommendations.

Most Comfortable Lingerie:

This romper is proof positive that you can wear lingerie without immediately itching to remove it. The somewhat sheer stretch lace with feathery eyelash trim is soft, not scratchy. It has a snap closure cotton panel that not only feels fine but makes it adjustable and lets you leave it on as long as you’d like. The ribbon tie in back also allows for a true-to-you fit. More than a few reviewers said they wear it around the house all day long. Its contemporary styling is what really makes this romper a standout: How unexpectedly sexy are the cap sleeves, nipped-in elastic waist and shortie shorts? It’s basically the hottest mini you could put on. In white, it also makes for ideal bridal lingerie or a wedding shower gift.

Best Luxury Lingerie:

There’s no shorter shortcut to feeling like a million bucks than exquisitely decadent lingerie, and arguably no one knows of these things better than the French do. The delicate, scintillating Simone Perele Delice Demi Bra is made of sheer seamed and embroidered tulle in the most gorgeous ballerina colors for throwback glamour you can absolutely wear any day of the week or reserve for special occasions. Especially paired with the coordinating cheeky bottoms (do not miss the back view), Delice is the height of refined elegance and taste. Lingerie never looked so ladylike.

Most Affordable Lingerie:

While we’ve amassed a substantial selection of affordable lingerie under $40 that won’t put a dent in anyone’s budget, turns out all it takes is 12 bucks to bring someone to their knees. These best-selling, low-riding, heart-motif boyshorts (again with the rear view), which are also available in extended sizes, entice in the front with a keyhole positioned just above the cutout; from behind, they frame and flatter. They also score for being soft and comfy; no bra need even apply. At three for $30, you can treat yourself to a few saucy pairs. Who knew so little fabric could be so incredibly potent?

Best Lingerie with Inclusive Sizing:

It’s not as much of a stretch anymore to find fabulous plus size sexy lingerie because designers appreciate that it doesn’t hurt to have curves to really work these pieces. Case in point: This is one of our most enduringly popular plus-size picks because while this lace teddy looks like sweet nothing, it’s designed to quietly play up your assets. Underwires lift and support even without proper bra cups; stretch lace gives a smooth finish without obstructing the view; ruffles guide the eye where you want it and, according to reviews, the access is sheer perfection.

Sweetest Lingerie:

Sexy doesn’t have to mean raunchy; if you gravitate toward girly, then this is the getup for you. Saturated shades of floral lace and mesh set a romantic scene; the same can be said for the satin bow trim, seamed cups, ruffled hem and fit-and-flare silhouette. Reviews vouch for its quality, comfort and fit—a rare trifecta in the world of sexy lingerie that, taken together, have you feeling super confident. This one also comes with a matching ultra-low rise G-string bikini that’s hard for anyone to resist, whether you’re newly together or far from it.

Edgiest Lingerie:

Prepare to shock and awe. This one-size-fits-most (2-14) stretchy thong bodysuit will have your curves locked and loaded. Front and back crisscross straps, with thigh-highs to match, put you fully in control of the action. “This is hot no matter what your body,” wrote one reviewer. Don’t think there’s higher praise when it comes to letting go and making a night memorable.

Updated 7.12.2021

Bare Necessities: Editor Bio

From the desk of: Brooke Glassberg

Editor at Bare Necessities

Brooke oversees all the words here at Bare Necessities. In a previous life, she was an editor at Good Housekeeping and O, The Oprah Magazine. Brooke has written for Glamour, Travel+Leisure, Food Network and more. She’s into concerts, travel and her exceptionally adorable daughter and husband.


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