All the Prettiest Lingerie Pieces From John Lewis, & Other Stories and M&S

Around 20 years ago, it was slim pickings on the high street when it came to lingerie. Marks and Spencer was the default for practical pieces, but if you wanted something a little prettier, you'd end up having to walk into a somewhat seedy store and be confronted with an array of overly lacy/silky/barely-there styles.

Thankfully, the market has now changed beyond recognition, and we are spoilt for choice now that retailers are realising women want flattering, stylish bras created for their own appreciation. After a quick survey of the team, it became clear that there were three winners in the "best high-street lingerie" category: & Other StoriesJohn Lewis & Partners and Marks and Spencer (yep, still going strong). We commended each for their ability to balance comfort, good design and purse-friendly prices.


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Sophie Edwards wears a beautiful yellow lingerie set from Marks and Spencer. 

Marks and Spencer is a great choice for women with bigger busts, as it offers styles up to a G cup. John Lewis & Partners's And/Or lingerie range has caught our eye with its chic sets in pretty hues. & Other Stories, meanwhile, is our winner in the "expensive design without the designer price tag" category and has been given the seal of approval from countless Who What Wear staff members. So many good options, so little time. Scroll to see and shop our top lingerie picks from our favourite high-street stores.

2. And/Or

3. Marks and Spencer

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.