Whether the goal is to feel sexy or to simply complete an outfit, lingerie is a necessity in every girl’s wardrobe. Even though most people don’t see it, if you’re like us, you’re as particular about your underpinnings as you are about your clothing. Fortunately, there is a crop of under-the-radar designers turning out gorgeous unmentionables for literally every type of girl. Whether you’re seeking neutrals to layer under your work wardrobe, something special for a honeymoon or a fun pair of boyshorts for your next PJ party—these 14 lingerie designers will not only inspire your collection, but once your purchase arrives, you’ll want to reorganize your panty drawer as meticulously as your jewelry drawer.
This Australia-based company is a destination for '90s-inspired lingerie that includes high-cut briefs and lacy bralettes that are as beautiful as they are effortless.
Photo: Aimee-Cherie Intimates
For Love & Lemons
For Love & Lemons is made for chic brides-to-be with their glamorous collection that boosts custom-made lace, strategically placed embroidery and elegant bondage bras.
Photo: For Love & Lemons
The pretty lace-up bras and two-tone playsuits from this Brooklyn-based line are exactly the kind of peekaboo lingerie that this season's sheer tops and dresses require.
Photo: Daisy & Elizabeth
Fortnight Lingerie is impressive with their ability to make a simple pair of briefs feel luxurious and modern. This is your brand if you like the retro silhouettes of vintage bras, but can't find one that fits.
Photo: Fortnight Lingerie
Me And You
Expressions like "Don't Touch" are sweetly printed across the chest and derriere of these cheeky t-shirts, briefs and nightgowns—making them perfect gifts for a bachelorette party.
Photo: Me And You
Former models Whitney Brown and Paloma Jonas created Valentine NYC to cater to women with smaller bust sizes. Their signature "eyelash" lace bras are perfect for necklines that give a glimpse of your bra.
Photo: Valentine NYC
This New Zealand-based line of bras and panties are feminine, racy and elegant all at the same time.
Photo: Lonely Lingerie
Inspired by Jane Birkin and Diane Keaton, this line makes cotton underwear cool with their retro boyshorts, triangle bras and high-waisted briefs.
Photo: Ten Undies
LoveStories bras are so special, we are now looking for shirts to wear with our bras, instead of the other way around. Their triangle bras come in sophisticated prints and patterns that will pair exceptionally with your collection of gauzy see-through t-shirts.
Me Undies specializes in prints and patterns—everything from polkas dots to pinstripes to plaid. We're stocking up on their playful boyshorts for after-beach-siesta-hour...Yes, this moment of your vacation needs a cute outfit too!
With offices in both France and Denmark, Baserange specializes in layering pieces made of organic materials. Their uber-chic bodysuits are a staple that should be in every woman's closet.
Negative's minimal line of bras, panties and t-shirts are practical enough to wear to work, but also pretty enough to show off. We're obsessed with their perforated, stretch bras—a material they call "anti-lace."
Photo: Negative Underwear
If your lingerie wardrobe is a palette of blush, ecru and ivory, Nude Label is your match. Their basics have a seductive element with their signature sheer-panel panties and cut-out bra designs.
Photo: Nude Label
Aussie designer Gabrielle Adamidis' line of predominately black, lace lingerie is perfect for creating a film noir vibe. The pieces—ranging from knickers to robes to suspenders—are equal parts dramatic and modern.
Photo: Hopeless Lingerie