5 Lingerie Pieces That Aren't Popular Anymore and 5 Everyone Is Buying

When the time comes to clean out your closet, one of the last places you think to look is your lingerie drawer. However, the term spring-cleaning means that we're leaving no room for oversight in our wardrobe refreshes this time of year, and no drawer should be left untouched. The time has come to face the jumbled lingerie drawer that deserves some extra attention—just in time for your spring fling. Once you've seen what a good lingerie set can do for your confidence, you'll never neglect that bin again.

I realized that it's been a while since I've looked into what's trending in the lingerie market, so I decided now would be a great time to chat with one of my favorite designers and get an expert take on it. 

Jennifer Zuccarini turns lingerie into an art form. She is the founder and designer of Fleur du Mal, and if you've had a glance at just one of the brand's pieces, you know how good they are. She explained which lingerie pieces and trends she's diving into with her next round of designs and which she is not feeling right now. Her expertise has given me guidance during my lingerie upgrade, so you should hear what she has to say too.


Skipping: Boring T-Shirt Bras

Buying Into: Bras Designed to Be Shown


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"The 'bra as a top' trend has been building for a few years, and now that summer is on the horizon, we're definitely going to be seeing it even more. I like a bra or bra top with an open blazer for a chic dinner look, or layer it with a sheer top and denim, or wear it solo with a pair of high-waisted pants."


Skipping: Hipster Underwear

Buying Into: High-Leg Underwear


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"The trend has definitely been moving toward bottoms with a high-cut leg. High-cut styles elongate the line of your leg and emphasize your waistline because they sit higher on a smaller part of your waist than, say, a hip-hugger style."


Skipping: Heavily Padded Bra

Buying Into: Unlined Bras and Bralettes


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"Over the last few years, women have really embraced bras with little or no padding. Unlined bras and bralettes are not only super flattering and comfortable (ideal for all-day wear or even just lounging around the house) but can also actually be very supportive and definitely sexier than a heavily padded bra."


Skipping: Full-Coverage Bottoms

Buying Into: G-Strings and Cheeky Bottoms


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"Fleur has always enjoyed being cheeky. It's actually more flattering and makes your butt look better than full coverage."


Skipping: Muted Colors

Buying Into: Vibrant, Bright Colors


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"Across fashion, we're seeing a return to bright and vibrant colors, embellishment, and shine. People are looking for something that makes a statement and also brings joy. … Wearing vibrant colors has been proven to impact your mood."


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Associate Editor

Sierra Mayhew was always destined to work in fashion, but she didn't know it at first. Growing up with no choice but to wear a rotation of school uniforms and activewear, her love for fashion really blossomed when she moved away for college and was able to finally define her very own personal style. Shortly thereafter, she interned at Elle magazine and instantly knew that editorial was for her. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she worked for ShopBazaar, contributing regularly to Bazaar.com, and finally made her way to Who What Wear, where she is an associate editor. When she’s not working, you can catch her always trying to catch a flight, rollerblading through New York City traffic, or exploring the latest luxury vintage boutique.