Just like the LBD – which is one of the hardest working dresses anyone can own – black lingerie is, hands down, the most versatile addition you can make to your lingerie drawer. Valentine’s Day and beyond.
As well as being the perfect foundation for date night outfits, black lingerie is also the fashion crowd’s favourite choice when donning the perma-trend of underwear as outerwear – just look to the catwalks of Oliver Theyskens and Louis Vuitton for inspo. A black bra ticks off French Girl insouciance worn under a crisp white cotton shirt, while a black lace bodysuit is eminently chic under a blazer and jeans combo.
Apart from the obvious skin-coloured shades, name an easier colour than black to slip into when you want your underwear to be, y’know, more under your clothing. We’ll wait. There’s nothing easier than a pair of soft black cotton underwear or a comfortable thong in the same perennially chic shade.
The same goes for when you’re looking for the best bras (whether that’s the best bras for big boobs or the best bras for small boobs), too. A black bra will, literally, have you covered especially if you’re searching for specifics – perhaps a strapless bra for a certain dress, push-up bra or bra alternatives?
Arguably the most egalitarian of colours, there are of course some great high street and designer choices when it comes to black lingerie. For matching sets and sexy lingerie, look no further than Bluebella, Victoria’s Secret and Marks & Spencer, while luxury lingerie calls for a scroll through Agent Provocateur’s black lingerie line-up.
Whether you want to show off your black lingerie or camouflage it under your favourite ‘fits, we bet you’ll find your new favourites below.