I'm Sort of an Underwear Snob—These Brands Pass My Test

I’ve always had a thing for underwear. I love collecting pretty lingerie pieces and have tried so many different brands to find the perfect everyday pair of underwear. Something about it just feels so girly and fun. When looking for a pair of underwear to wear every day, I’m the type of person who gravitates toward something seamless and body-hugging. The most important thing is to hide panty lines and find a fabric that feels comfortable and doesn’t irritate my skin.

When shopping for lingerie I’m a huge satin and lace fan (anything with dainty details or that looks like it would be in the closet of a princess, I’m into). Color-wise, while black is always a good choice, I recommend sprinkling in some color but, a great skin-tone pair of panties is also a must. Of all of the underwear brands that I’ve tried, check all of my boxes. 

Keep scrolling to see which underwear brands are in my top five.

1. Hanky Panky

Before trying this brand for myself, I had heard rave reviews from friends and co-workers alike. These are great if you like to wear lace undies on a more regular basis since they’re super comfortable. Trust me—once you try these out, you’ll be hooked.

2. Intimissi

What I love about Intimissi is that it’s a great one-stop shop for all your undergarment needs. The brand has great strapless bras, everyday bras, lingerie sets, you name it. The underwear is also soft and comfortable. I’m honestly obsessed.

3. Fleur Du Mal

This brand is every cool NYC girl’s favorite lingerie brand. Fleur Du Mal’s collection of bras, panties, slip dresses, and lingerie pieces are so beautifully designed and truly feel like a luxury when you try them on. I can’t get enough.

4. Agent Provocateur

Agent Provocateur is basically what you see under the definition of luxury lingerie. This underwear brand has been a celebrity favorite for years now and has some of the prettiest pieces of lingerie on the market. It offers corsets, stockings, suspenders, and more. All of your lingerie needs will be met when you go with Agent Provocateur.

5. Skims 

From my first time trying Skims, I knew I was going to be joining this brand’s cult following. I could have an entire underwear collection full of Skims if it was up to me. The Fits Everybody collection is the ultimate everyday pair of panties and bralettes that are so comfortable you won’t want to take them off. I haven’t tried out its shapewear yet, but it’s on my list.

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This post was previously published and has since been updated. 

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Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Grace has always been a lover of all things fashion and beauty. Upon receiving her first degree in visual communications from FIDM in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City and continued her education at LIM College, majoring in fashion media with a minor in society and culture. Grace has worked for PhotoBook magazine, Insider, and Harper's Bazaar. As a writer, Grace has had pieces published covering topics including racial justice, fashion, politics, and current events. During her free time, she loves wine tasting, creating content for her social media, spending time with friends, traveling to new places, and Pilates, and has a love for reality television, especially The Real Housewives. Grace is the person in your friend group everyone goes to for recommendations for the best place to grab drinks in NYC on a Friday night or the best hotels and restaurants to try when traveling to a new city. While fashion is her main love, she loves all things wellness and lifestyle as well. Her ideal sunday is brunching with friends then walking around furniture shopping and listening to a podcast. As the assistant shopping editor at Who What Wear, Grace loves finding the best buys out there for the WWW readers.