I’ll admit it: I’m a bit lax in the ladylike lingerie department; my undies drawer skews more schizo than seductive, running the gamut from seen-better-days basics to blindingly bright bras. (I once thought them irreverently sexy, but they now seem better suited to someone with a tenuous grasp on sanity.) An informal poll of my (female) friends yields similar stories, confirming my suspicion: the beautifully curated lingerie drawer is becoming something of a lost art.
But the many too-lovely-for-words styles crossing my desk lately are inspiring me to change my lackadaisical lingerie ways. The black lace-trimmed Only Hearts beauty (above) is comfy as my boyfriend’s ancient NYU tee but markedly more elegant, and the naughty babydoll (above) is one of those old-school femme fatale pieces every lady should have in her arsenal. As for my weakness for the brilliantly colored bra? Elle Macpherson enables me to indulge it with a style that’s sophisticated, not silly.