While striped T-shirts, a boyfriend blazer and high-rise denim are considered to be essentials in a Parisian wardrobe, no French woman’s outfit is complete without her matching, perfectly fitting foundation pieces.

Beautiful lingerie is her secret confidence boost, making her feel feminine, powerful and supported from within.

It’s how she treats herself. A celebration of her body that she appreciates privately.

Her drawer is filled with a variety of styles to ensure any outfit is provided with the perfect foundation. (You wouldn’t wear the same pair of shoes with every outfit, non?)

To help ensure you’ve got staples suitable for every outfit in your wardrobe, we’ve rounded up 5 underwear styles every woman’s lingerie drawer needs.

1. Bikini



Many women consider this their everyday essential. The bikini provides just enough coverage, while still sitting low enough on the hips to offer a discreet fit.

If you’re looking for a style that combines the comfort of cotton with the femininity of lace, then look no further than the Eden Cotton Bikini Brief.

The brief features lace inlays on the sides for a feminine touch, while the soft cotton on both the front and back offers both comfort and opacity. The laser cut finish ensures invisibility under even the closest fitting outfits.


2. Tanga



The high cut of this underwear style allows you to wear the tanga with complete discretion under any item of clothing, while the cheeky cut on the bottom makes your curves look heavenly.

The Amour Tanga, pictured below, features a guipure decorated, tulle triangle on the back of the brief that reveals and enhances a woman’s natural curves, while the soft, opaque knit on the front offers additional comfort and discretion.


3. Shorty



The shorty style is so versatile and flattering, it is a must-have piece. The style works well under any garment, and unlike a bikini or culotte, sits across the buttocks, and strikes the perfect balance between coverage and comfort.

The shorty style from our Invisi’bulle range has been designed using heat press technology, which creates a seamless finish that feels like a second skin, and the bonded seams relax slightly during the first wear, allowing the brief to adapt to your own body shape, and perfectly smooth your silhouette.


4. Culotte



Although full briefs have copped a bad reputation since the first Bridget Jones movie, a retro-inspired, high-waist culotte is a staple brief that woman of all ages should proudly own.

Take the Wish Culotte, which offers guipure embroidered side panels up to the waist to embellish your silhouette. The rigid satin on the front of the brief controls the stomach, and the light elastic on the leg ensures the brief stays in place, for all day comfort and discretion.



5. Thong



Women have had a complicated relationship with the thong over the years. It’s a love/hate relationship for many of us. However, the key to finding the perfect thong is finding one that is the perfect depth, and sits at the correct height on your hips.

These days we are all about high cut briefs, for both discretion and comfort, so buying up a size is often recommended. This allows the brief to sit just above the hipbone, providing a totally seamless look under even the most fitted clothing.

When you need minimum coverage but don’t want to compromise comfort, the Délice Thong is the perfect choice. It is both discreet and sensual, with embroidered details on the sides, and floral guipure on the back.