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The goop Guide to a Well-Stocked Lingerie Drawer

That fact that the first layers we put on often end up last on the refresh list seems counterintuitive. But ask around and you’ll find that lingerie neglect runs rampant in even the chicest circles. Here, we’ve created a lingerie guide worth a visit anytime you discover an unfulfilled need in your top drawer—or just a hole in your underwear. The approach: Tap staffers, stylists, and specialists for their intimates intel and the trusted, gold-star brands they rely on.

THE BRA EDIT: FOR A LITTLE

Barely there bralettes are a sheer joy to wear (and sneakily sexy peeking out from under a V-neck or tank), but you won’t regret investing in a sleek, solid option to wear beneath tees and silk, plus an underwire for occasions when you want a little lift.

  1. Negative Underwear Negative Underwear
    Negative Underwear bra Negative Underwear, $55 SHOP NOW
  2. Eberjey bralette Eberjey bralette
    Eberjey bralette goop, $34 SHOP NOW
  3. Baserange bra Baserange bra
    Baserange bra goop, $62 SHOP NOW
  4. Cosabella bralette Cosabella bralette
    Cosabella bralette Cosabella, $55 SHOP NOW
  5. Stella McCartney bra Stella McCartney bra
    Stella McCartney bra goop, $120 SHOP NOW

THE BRA EDIT: FOR A LOT

The challenge: Find a supportive full-cup bra that doesn’t pinch or pucker (extra points for prettiness). The answer: a four-way tie between two sleek, T-shirt-friendly styles and a pair of lacy, multipanel pieces.

  1. Eberjey bra Eberjey bra
    Eberjey bra goop, $38 SHOP NOW
  2. Chantelle bra Chantelle bra
    Chantelle bra Chantelle, $76 SHOP NOW
  3. Marie Jo Gala bra Marie Jo Gala bra
    Marie Jo Gala bra Marie Jo, $147 SHOP NOW
  4. Simone Pérèle bra Simone Pérèle bra
    Simone Pérèle bra Simone Pérèle, $115 SHOP NOW

ONE AND DONE

When your lingerie drawer needs a complete overhaul, The KiT has you covered. Build a bespoke box of essentials, or choose from sets curated by the brand’s founders—a pair of celebrity stylists who know how to nail a flattering fit.

  1. BASICS KIT basics kit BASICS KIT basics kit
    The KiT BASICS KIT goop, $170 SHOP NOW

    BEST FOR EVENTS

    For every silk slip dress, leather legging, and deep-V gown, there’s a pair of panties to keep everything where it’s supposed to be (while remaining miraculously invisible) and a bra designed with that plunging neckline in mind.

  1. Fleur du Mal bra Fleur du Mal bra
    Fleur du Mal bra goop, $94 SHOP NOW
  2. La Perla bra La Perla bra
    La Perla bra La Perla, $190 SHOP NOW
  3. Commando thong Commando thong
    Commando thong Commando, $22 SHOP NOW
  4. Eres briefs Eres briefs
    Eres briefs Net-a-Porter, $185 SHOP NOW

    DRAWERS TRULY

    You’re no one-trick pony, and neither are your panties. Keep your drawer well-rounded with a range of styles—from imperceptible to moisture-wicking—and stock up on the pairs you wear the most.

  1. Overnight

    Araks hipster Araks hipster
    Araks hipster Araks, $52 SHOP NOW
  2. Workout

    Quo Active thong Quo Active thong
    Quo Active thong goop, $24 SHOP NOW
  3. Thong

    Hanky Panky thongs Hanky Panky thongs
    Hanky Panky thongs Hanky Panky, $66 SHOP NOW
  4. No Panty Lines

    Chantelle bikini Chantelle bikini
    Chantelle bikini Chantelle, $20 SHOP NOW

BEST IN BED

Next-level lingerie does more than just look good. Finding a style you feel sexy and comfortable in—whether it’s a gossamer garter belt or a black lace bodysuit—will fast-track you past hot to totally empowered.

  1. La Perla bra La Perla bra
    La Perla bra La Perla, $145 SHOP NOW
  2. La Perla briefs La Perla briefs
    La Perla briefs La Perla, $105 SHOP NOW
  3. Else bodysuit Else bodysuit
    Else bodysuit goop, $200 SHOP NOW
  4. Fifi Chachnil garter belt Fifi Chachnil garter belt
    Fifi Chachnil garter belt goop, $128 SHOP NOW
  5. Fleur du Mal bralette Fleur du Mal bralette
    Fleur du Mal bralette goop, $125 SHOP NOW
  6. Fleur du Mal thong Fleur du Mal thong
    Fleur du Mal thong goop, $78 SHOP NOW
  7. Fleur du Mal bodysuit Fleur du Mal bodysuit
    Fleur du Mal bodysuit goop, $245 SHOP NOW

SUSTAINABLE SETS

How to feel good in and about your underwear: Support brands committed to responsible practices, like trendproofing collections by sticking to timeless palettes, creating smaller runs, eschewing wasted fabric, and embracing recycled materials.

  1. Cosabella bralette Cosabella bralette
    Cosabella bralette Cosabella, $55 SHOP NOW
  2. bCosabella thong Cosabella thong
    Cosabella thong Cosabella, $25 SHOP NOW
  3. Araks bra Araks bra
    Araks bra Araks, $82 SHOP NOW
  4. Araks panty Araks panty
    Araks panty Araks, $48 SHOP NOW
  5. Botanica Workshop bralette Botanica Workshop bralette
    Botanica Workshop bralette Botanica Workshop, $78 SHOP NOW
  6. Botanica Workshop brief Botanica Workshop brief
    Botanica Workshop Brief Botanica Workshop, $55 SHOP NOW

WEEKEND LOUNGING

These super soft matching sets were made for the kind of laid-back nights when the only thing getting turned up is the volume on your TV. In the event you have to put on more clothes, a lightweight tank pairs perfectly with high-waisted bottoms and boy shorts.

  1. Negative Underwear bra Negative Underwear bra
  2. Baserange bra Baserange bra
    Baserange bra goop, $85 SHOP NOW
  3. Baserange seamless pants Baserange seamless pants
    Baserange seamless pants goop, $70 SHOP NOW
  4. Commando bralette Commando bralette
    Commando bralette Commando, $64 SHOP NOW
  5. g label lee rib tank g label lee rib tank
    G. Label lee rib tank goop, $195 SHOP NOW

    WELLNESS-FOCUSED

    Oddobody is more than just a company that makes the softest, most breathable underwear we know of. It’s a movement to raise awareness. The collection was born from Shira Wheeler’s decade-long quest (inspired by her mother’s advice) to find simple underwear that was 100 percent cotton. After finding that there were few available options, she talked to friends and researched the potential benefits of wearing cotton. What she found was that “not only is there is a need in the market for this product; it can also spark a much larger conversation about our bodies,” says Wheeler. Eventually she decided to meet the need herself, launching Oddobody in 2016. Soon after, she joined forces with her business partner, Abigail Gerow, and the two have been on a mission to have Oddobody serve as a beacon, empowering more people to think and talk about their feelings around intimacy, the materials they choose to wear, and overall body health. The products—three simple cuts made from hand-picked organic cotton—are minimal, functional, and inclusive, as is the supportive literature on the site. “We want it to be accessible,” says Gerow.

  1. oddobody set of three oddobody set of three
    ODDOBODY low-rise, set of three goop, $56 SHOP NOW

MATERNITY LINGERIE

Our executive editor spent over nine months (she’s due, oh, any second now) diving so deeply into the world of maternity underwear, she could write a thesis on thongs. Her advice? Seek out wide, stretchy waistbands that stay put, and don’t be afraid to go up a size or two.

  1. Anook bra Anook bra
    Anook bra Anook, $58 SHOP NOW
  2. Kala bra and undies Kala bra and undies
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