9 Compelling Reasons to Try a Lingerie Subscription This Year


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I don’t know about you, but the one aspect of my wardrobe I tend to neglect the most is my underwear drawer. In fact, I’m pretty sure there’s a pair or two hiding in there that I purchased an entire decade ago. If your drawer, like mine, requires a bit of a refresh (err, more like a full-on overhaul), there’s no better way to do so than by signing up for a lingerie subscription.

Having a box full of intimates delivered to your home regularly will help keep your rotation fresh—and will force you to finally let go of that ratty bra you bought in 2010. Plus, with so many different options to choose from, you’re sure to find one that fits your specific wants and needs—whether that’s a few sets of trendy lingerie or a new assortment of comfy undies and bralettes you’ll want to live in.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to treat yourself to some newness. So, I did the homework for you and scoured the internet for the very best lingerie subscriptions out there. (You’re welcome.) Ahead, get to know my top nine picks—and shop a few of their greatest hits before you commit.

1. Adore Me

Hands down, Adore Me boasts one of the best lingerie subscription boxes the internet has to offer. Affordable and size-inclusive, a subscription entails a monthly stylist-curated box containing three to five styles, and you only pay for what you’d like to keep (plus a $20 styling fee, which gets put towards your purchase). Each set costs between $40 to $60, meaning you can snag one or two without breaking the bank. Plus, besides the pretty lingerie and comfy bras and panties, you can also choose to have activewear, sleepwear, and swim options included in your monthly curation.

2. Underclub

In need of new panties or a bralette refresh? Underclub has a subscription for both. Choose between a matching bralette and panty subscription for $45 or an underwear-only box from $15 to $30, and get some chic new pieces delivered to your doorstep every month. The site carries a stylish and size-inclusive assortment of pieces from its in-house label and a few other lingerie brands, all of which can be shopped sans subscription, too.

3. Empress Mimi

Empress Mimi’s collection of lingerie is gorgeous—and having a brand new set delivered each month is truly a delight. Available in sizes XS through 3XL, you can choose between two separate subscriptions: The Queen Box ($45) includes one full matching lingerie set each month, and the Empress Box ($100) boasts extra accessories like kimonos, negligees, loungewear, and other fun items for the boudoir in addition to the matching set.

4. MeUndies

When it comes to ultra-comfy, no-fuss basics, you really can’t go wrong with MeUndies. The brand offers subscription boxes for its bralettes and underwear (as well as men’s underwear and socks), which range in price from $14 to $26—saving you up to 30% on certain styles. Get a brand new pair of your choice delivered each month, choosing from its impressive offering of bold and subdued solid hues—or from its library of fun prints if you’re feeling more adventurous.

5. EBY

If you’re looking for simple, sleek, and comfortable pieces over lace, mesh, or lots of complicated straps, EBY has you covered. Lauded for its incredibly comfortable seamless panties and bralettes, the brand offers multiple underwear subscription box options, all available in sizes XS through 4X and in a wide variety of chic colors and prints.

Choose between receiving three panties every three months for $39 or five panties every six months for $65. Each option is available in seven different styles, including a basic bikini cut, a high-waisted thong, and a combination box. Of course, you can also shop all the pieces on its site sans subscription (but IMO, getting a surprise delivery every few months is way more fun).

6. Bootaybag

For a customizable experience that won’t break the bank, Bootaybag—and its super-cute in-house brand—won’t let you down. It offers an assortment of subscription options, from single-pair, underwear-only boxes to matching sets and variety packs, ranging from $10 to $28 per month. You can also add on extras (like a bralette to your underwear box) at any time. Bonus points for the fact that it’s super easy to skip, change, or add more to your monthly bag whenever you need to, so there’s no need to stress about the monthly commitment.

7. Layered With Lace

If you consider yourself a bralette enthusiast, then Layered With Lace’s subscription boxes are a must. Each month, you’ll be shipped a brand new piece, and trust us—these are worthy of layering under a blazer or cardigan as a top. Think lace and eyelet fabrics, ribbed knits, strappy details, and more. Membership costs $18 per month, but if you’re not ready to commit to a subscription, you can also shop past month’s styles (at full price) on its website.

8. Wantable

If it’s more than just your underwear drawer in need of an overhaul, opt for Wantable’s Sleep & Body Edit, a stylist-curated box of bras, panties, lingerie, and sleepwear. After taking a quick quiz about your style, size, and frequency preferences, you’ll be sent a selection of seven new items totally tailored to your liking. Keep what you like and send back what you don’t—all each box will cost you upfront is a $20 styling fee, which can be put towards purchasing whatever you choose to keep. While you can’t shop or preview any pieces before signing up, you can expect a solid collection of affordable, size-inclusive, super-pretty designs from popular brands.

9. Burgundy Fox

Burgundy Fox may be one of the more expensive options on this list, but trust us, its premium selection of lingerie makes it so worth it. The brand offers a few different subscription boxes, including a seasonal underwear box for $59, a monthly lingerie and self-care box for $76, and a seasonal lingerie and self-care box for $109. 

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