I'm a Lingerie Model, and These Are the 5 Prettiest Trends I Own

Almost all of the world spent the last year tucked away inside our homes, and while some of us might have spent a little too much time embracing the bra-free lifestyle (guilty as charged), others reached for comfy alternatives as the next big thing. There are certainly moments when skipping a bra makes sense, but I know I'm personally ready to dive fully back into my top drawer. Seeing as we've been dusting off our dressy wardrobes, there's no reason why fancy lingerie shouldn't also be making a comeback in 2021.

Whether you were staunchly against bras or you kept reaching for one without thinking twice, a lingerie refresh might be just what the doctor ordered. At least, it has been for me. If you ask me, lingerie doesn't have to be so serious, and as someone who owns a lot of it, I think it can be a fun way to get in on what's trending. So take a look at some of my favorite pretty lingerie trends below that I have been reaching for on the regular, see how I'm wearing them, and shop my favorite picks for each.

1. Everyday Embroidery

Embroidery isn't always like your grandmother's doily. In fact, it's moved into the modern era with grace. Lingerie looks somehow even more alluring and fun with a bit of embroidery, and it's sure to please the apple of your eye.

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I love how this could also double as a going-out top underneath a blazer.

You can also opt for a sheer one-piece instead of a set. 

Lingerie meets the 2021 halter trend? Count me in.

2. Romantic Ruffles

Ruffles aren't just for Jacobean ruffs. (That's a 16th-century collar, ICYWW). When mixed with a silky, slinky texture, they are also the perfect addition to your lingerie set.

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This deliciously silky brown set in my photo was incredibly comfortable. When falling asleep in silky underwear, one cannot help but feel queenly. 

Shop the matching Brown Frilled Thong ($125).

If you like your lingerie equal parts comfortable and cute, go for a ruffled one-piece instead.

White, silk, and ruffles go together like three peas in a pod.

These are so pretty and come in seven fun colors.

Why not buy into the embroidery trend and the ruffle trend with this Fleur du Mal number?

3. Sheer Genius

The best lingerie knows when to mix skin with just the right amount of mystery. That's why I love a bit of sheer paneling on my lingerie. It's the perfect amount of risqué.

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This lingerie piece is one of my favorites. It holds you in while giving away just enough (or maybe too much).

The standard bra fit is taken from day to night with a sheer paneling accent.

Sometimes, we all just need to be held in, and Spanx always delivers on that. This piece gives an added spice.

4. The Great Push-Up Bra

The power of the push-up bra is well known. Yet integrating back into the mix after a year of staying far away from underwire (let alone extra padding) is definitely a stretch. Trust me on this one—the push-up bra can reinvigorate your love of lingerie, and I am speaking from experience.

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The VS push-up bra is a staple in most women's closets, and for good reason. The heights one can reach are unprecedented!

A well-fitting push-up bra is hard to come by, but luckily, these Intimissimi ones are comfortable and sassy.

Va-va-voom isn't only the sound that cars make.

We love a scallop detail, and this one just enhances the goods.

5. Gorgeous Garters

Last but not least, one can always go above and beyond for their partner with the full lingerie accouterment. Garters are an annoyingly difficult part of the decked-out lingerie look but, unfortunately, cannot be topped aesthetically.

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For Love & Lemons lingerie is adorable, and I have loved wearing the brand's pieces with garters.

This soft white set has an almost summery feel to it.

I absolutely love the stretchiness of this Fleur du Mal set for those with bigger thighs, like myself.

Why not make it a complete set?