A Complete Guide to Every Type of Lingerie That's Trending This Year

Anna LaPlaca

With each new season comes a fresh batch of trends in every category, from shoes to handbags to jeans, and lingerie is no different. While you might not think to update the types of lingerie in your top drawer as often as you would with other items, they're no less important to shop for. I'd even go so far as to say that there's never a better time to invest in quality and stylish undergarments than right now. You know, if chilling at home in a pretty underwear set is your kind of vibe.

For the record, it's a lot of people's vibes these days and I'd be lying if I said that the current state of the world hasn't had a big influence on the kinds of lingerie that everyone is gravitating towards. More and more, pieces that offer comfort and the ability to look cute while lounging around are what's leading the pack. So, nope, no complicated lingerie trends to be found here. This year, lounge-worthy materials like ribbed knitting and menswear-inspired boxer briefs are the styles currently flooding my feed alongside a few that are just as wearable as they are pretty.

Ahead, discover all the types of lingerie that are trending this year, and then shop the best versions of each.

All the Mesh

Nothing against classic lace, but if you're itching for pieces that feel fresher, these mesh pieces are the answer. Playful colors like limoncello and prints like checkerboard make these the kind of feel-good bras and underwear you'll reach for over the basics.

Parade High Cut Thong ($13)

Cosabella Soiré Confidence Mesh Briefs ($30)

Les Girls Les Boys Stretch-Mesh Underwired Bra ($58)

Lonely Lena Stretch-Lace and Mesh Briefs ($50)

Unlined and Underwire

I'll admit it: This one is a personal favorite of mine. I'm someone who likes the support of underwire but avoids any excess padding (and I give a hard pass to push-up bras—sorry, they're just not for me), so about 90% of the bras I own are this comfortable style. I've sung the praises of Negative Underwear's lightweight Sieve Demi Bra in the past, but now that more and more brands are offering the style, I thought it was about time I highlight it as a trend.

Cuup The Balconette ($68)

Negative Underwear Sieve Demi Bra ($70)

Lonely Lena Stretch-Mesh and Lace Underwire Bra ($90)

Lively The Unlined Crochet Lace Underwire Bra ($35)

Borrowed From the Boys

It appears that fashion girls are taking inspiration from the men's section by wearing both boxers designed for women (like the ones from Skims) or wearing men's boxer briefs along with boyshorts. I won't lie—this one looks ultra-comfy and styled with a ribbed tank makes for an easy lounge 'fit.

Skims Cotton Rib Boxers ($32)

Dolce & Gabbana Generation Z Briefs ($90)

Polo Ralph Lauren Cotton Boxer Briefs ($36)

Calvin Klein Underwear Modern Cotton Boy Shorts ($22)

Sweet Shirring

Now, this is a summer lingerie trend if we've seen one. The smocking details that we usually find on top and dresses this time of year have officially found their way into the lingerie section, and the pieces couldn't be any prettier.

Are You Am I Nai Bandeau ($80)

Le Petit Trou Lorient Brief Undies ($72)

Fruity Booty Dans Le Noir Brief ($23)

Nothing But Knits

Ever since Katie Holmes stepped out in that now-iconic bra-and-cardigan street style look, knitted lingerie has been on the rise and brands from Jacquemus to Zara are serving up their own versions of knit bralette and short-shorts.

Mango Knit Strap Top ($40)

Jacquemus Le Short Arancia Striped Knit Shorts ($190)

Lovers + Friends Mes Amis Crochet Shorts in Ivory ($158)

Next up, the most important bikini trends of 2020, according to celebs.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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