5 Lingerie Trends That We Keep Noticing On Instagram

As we've grown older, we've come to realise just how important it is to get the foundations of our outfits right. Which is why we place more emphasis on our underwear than ever before. With the correct undergarments, you can enhance whatever you choose to layer over top. Get your smalls wrong, however, and it can be to the detriment of your overall attire. 

That's not to say that you can't have a bit go fun when it comes to curating your lingerie drawer. We're of the belief that every woman should have an equal mix of practical and pretty pants to choose from. The same goes for bras. Naturally, you need comfortable T-shirt styles for day to day wear, but some occasions will call for something a little fancier. 

Fortunately enough, 2019's top lingerie trends consist of both the functional and fanciful variety. Out of all the underwear on offer, there are five main trends that have caught our attention, all of which we recommend treating yourself to. From clashing colours to the knickers making thongs obsolete, keep scrolling to see and shop our favourite lingerie trends of 2019. 

White Cotton


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Simple it may be, but white cotton underwear is having a major moment. Trust us—you've never felt comfort quote like a soft-cup bra in this breathable fabric. As for pants, they make for the perfect demure cover-up for wearing underneath minidresses and skirts. 

Related: These Are the Best-Reviewed Backless Bras on the Internet Right Now

Contrast Colours


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Kick-started by Love Stories Intimates, bright lingerie with clashing colours will make a playful addition to any underwear collection. Try wearing a contrast-panel bra underneath an oversized cardigan, leaving the top few buttons undone so you see a subtle flash of colour emerging from underneath. 

Exposed Seams


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During our extensive underwear research, we uncovered an emerging micro-trend: exposed seams. Instead of trying to disguise underwires or unusual pattern cuts, brands are instead making a feature of their intricate seam work. Look for stitching across the cup or around the entirety of the supportive wire. 

Related: Where Our Editors Buy Their Prettiest Bras From

Satin Knickers


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You heard it here first: Thongs are out, and instead, satin knickers are back in a big way. Be it French, Brazilian or Bloomer, pants have been given the luxury treatment in the slinkiest fabric going in gorgeous jewel tones. Indeed, you'll be forgiven for wanting to show them off at every given opportunity. 

Longline Bras


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While triangle bras are still proving popular, longline silhouettes are also high on the lingerie agenda at the moment. In many instances, they offer more support to fuller busts, while soft-cup styles will look particularly pretty layered under wrap blouses and cashmere cardigans. 

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.