8 Types of Underwear to Invest in Before You're 30

Joy Montgomery

We try not to be too prescriptive when it comes to fashion here at Who What Wear, whether that's in relation to the shoe trends spiking on the runways or the rogue bikini trend proliferating on Instagram. Of course, we'll never turn down a good dose of style inspo (the more the merrier), but we like to think that we offer you a range of options that you can pick and choose from.

However, there are some things that really are fundamental to building a successful wardrobe foundation, and one of those is underwear. Feeling secure, confident and comfortable in what lies beneath is so important for starting the day the right way. And while everyone has different requirements in the lingerie stakes—depending on their shape and size—we found that, after a quick survey of the office, there were certain underwear styles that cropped up again and again. These eight styles, specifically, have been invaluable throughout our twenties and beyond.

Obviously, this list isn't reserved for those under the age of 30. Whether you're 18 or 80, it's so liberating to give your underwear drawer a spring clean and invest in some time-tested, winning staples. Scroll down to see the styles that make up our lingerie capsule.

The Comfy Loungewear

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Baserange + Net Sustain Mississippi Stretch-Bamboo Soft-Cup Triangle Bra (£45)

Topshop White Seamless Underwear Set (£6)

Calvin Klein Underwear CK One Stretch-Jersey Soft-Cup Bra (£32)

The Shapewear

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Heist The Outer Body in Black (£95)

Marks and Spencer Firm Control Waist and Thigh Sculpt No VPL Cincher (£28)

Heist The High Waist (£55)

The T-Shirt Bra

John Lewis & Partners Eleanor T-Shirt Bra in Bitter Chocolate (£14)

Maison Lejaby La Petite Underwired Bra in Pink (£42)

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Marks and Spencer Perfect Fit Padded Full Cup T-Shirt Bra A-E (£25)

The Sassy One-Piece

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Dora Larsen Ottalie Corded Lace-Trimmed Satin-Jersey Bodysuit (£80)

Else Boomerang Lace-Trimmed Stretch-Mesh Bodysuit (£73)

Maison Lejaby Gaby Bodysuit (£116)

The Fun Set

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Fruity Booty The Nettle Set (£70)

Maison Lejaby Mandala Short Briefs in Piment (£45)

& Other Stories Soft Lace Triangle Bra (£27)

& Other Stories Floral Lace Briefs (£15)

The Supportive Sports Bra

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Adidas by Stella McCartney Essential Bra in Black (£50)

Hush Strappy Sports Bra (£39)

LNDR Aero Seamless Sports Bra in Grey Marl (£48)

The "Too Good to Keep to Yourself" Set

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Simone Perele Half Cup Lace Bra (£82)

Simone Perele Lace Embroidered Thong (£46)

Arket Scallop-Edge Lace Soft Bra (£35)

Arket Lace Hotpants (£19)

The Strapless Bra

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Bodas Sheer Tactel Strapless Balconette Bra (£47)

Wacoal Intuition Strapless Bra (£49)

Fantasie Aura Strapless Underwired Bra in Nude (£32)

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