20 Classic Lingerie Styles Every Woman Should Own

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Despite the fact that lingerie trends seem to be all the rage these days, I’ve somehow found myself utterly unable to relate. Whether it’s a bra trend, new thong style, or anything else really, if it strays too far outside the box of my classic favorites, it’s likely not to be for me.

Much like in my day-to-day fashion choices (aside from the rare exception), I like to stick to the simple things and figured some of you might too. So, today I've rounded up the best essential classic lingerie styles I think every woman should own regardless of their take on fads, but especially if, like me, they're more trend-averse. From bra styles to underwear, to the fun part—extras—see and shop my picks in each category below.

Bras

Little Lace

T-Shirt

Unlined

Convertible

Sports

Strapless

Bralette

Underwear 

High-Waisted

Cotton Briefs

Boy Shorts

Lace Briefs

Nude

Stretch-Lace Thong

Seamless

Extras

Robe

Camisole

PJ Set

Teddy

Bodysuit

Slip Dress

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Editor-at-Large

Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2024, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch Summer House.