The Secret to a Complete Underwear Drawer

You may consider your LBD or classic white button-down as your wardrobe power players, but really, your underwear is the most crucial element in your wardrobe. Think about it—undies are the real foundation of any outfit, and without the right pair, your ensemble would literally be incomplete. But which styles should you keep in your arsenal to anchor your everyday looks? We caught up with lingerie gurus from Negative Underwear, Cosabella, and Morgan Lane to spill on which types of underwear you actually need to get through life.

Keep scrolling to scope out the finds that deserve a spot at the top of your drawer—and shop our favorite styles of the moment too!

"The complement to your little black dress—this is the underwear that goes with everything and under everything—from work to date night to weekend to gym. But just because it’s black doesn’t mean it has to be plain," said Marissa Vosper and Lauren Schwab of Negative Underwear.

"I am forever after the perfect nude EVERYTHING. This simple panty has it all—comfort, color, style (and won't scare off the boys!)," said Morgan Curtis of Morgan Lane.

"A great balance between the thong and boyshort, a bikini offers moderate rear coverage and a comfortable fit," said Shanon Kogler of Cosabella.

"The true classic—the white brief is perfect under jeans for a casual/everyday girl-next-door vibe. There’s always something about simple whites that seems to capture this youthful, semi-Lolita vibe—in a good way," said Vosper and Schwab.

"All the girls I know certainly have those days where all we want is to throw on some Spanx and call it a day. Fear not. These high-waist panties love my curves and look sexy to boot," said Curtis.

"A great option for no visible panty lines, the G-string, which offers minimal coverage and a barely there feel," said Kogler.

"While underwear always needs to serve a function, there’s no reason it can’t also be great fashion. Picking a piece that uses a unique textile, made out of high-quality materials that feel great on the body will make you walk taller from the minute you put it on until you take it off—even if you’re the only one who sees it—no matter what you put on over it," said Vosper and Schwab.

Negative Underwear Nude v1 Essaouira Brief ($40)

What's your favorite type of underwear? Do you own these styles already? Sound off in the comments below!