Lingerie shopping is NEVER what it looks like in films... We either shop for ourselves or basically send a link to the set we want to some unsuspecting partner, not walk around a beautiful, expensive boutique with some Richard Gere-esque dapper company.
With Val's Day coming up, it's that time of year when we get guilted into sprucing up our underwear drawers. Whether you're an effortless mesh underwear gal or like/want/need a little more support and uplift, we've chosen the best sets to buy now. They're not try-hard sexy but chic, low-key and modern.
That doesn't mean you have to do some cringe 'big reveal', but wearing a new sassy set is always a good feeling.
As we all know you can spend LOADS on lingerie (like really loads), so we've picked a few pricey pieces you'll be wearing (and handwashing delicately) for ever more, as well as some impressively bargain bra and knicker combos.
Cos and & Other Stories are our favourites from the high street - with cool sets for about £30 and a pretty great range, you can't really go wrong. (Note to partners, too. Though make sure you find out the right size - that's never going to go down well. Ever.)
L'Agent For Agent Provocateur's lingerie gets our vote too - fun and playful, but not impractically frilly or anything.
Whichever way you want to do it, shop for yourself or pass on to a present-buyer, here's our edit of the best sets to buy now...