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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.