Just because you can’t get dressed up and leave the house doesn’t mean you can’t still look hella good under them sweats at home. Here are our top picks for all the comfortable (obvs) underwear brands you have to have in your lockdown arsenal.
TEXT: BEA TAYLOR
File this one under: For When I Need to Feel Sexy. Lonely Lingerie’s intricately laced intimates have that effect. Normally, lacy drawers provide all the sex appeal and none of the comfort. But Lonely has somehow managed to hit both on the head; this is lacy underwear that you’ll wear for the whole day, not just for the 10 minutes before they’re discarded on the floor (if you know what I mean).
A brand that needs no introduction. Kimmy K’s shapewear, Skims, has now expanded to offer underwear and loungewear — and (bible) it’s just what our lockdown looks were calling out for. Her ribbed cotton range makes high-waist briefs look comfy and sexy (omg, granny-panties just became cool), and when paired with the ribbed tank there’s an undeniable nostalgic 90s appeal.
If you’re a gal who lives for clean lines, luxe fabrics and comfort, then look no further than Nico. What can only be described as minimalist-meets-understated luxury, this well-priced brand offers underwire, wire-free and every style of brief you could ask for. And, as if you weren’t already sold, Nico has an outstanding passion for the people and the environment they work with; upholding ethical and sustainable transparency in the fashion industry is one of their key philosophies.
Soft natural fabrics, organic cotton and sophisticated, versatile silhouettes make for the most comfortable lingerie — just what you’d expect from a brand with the name ‘Skin’. Heralding a muted palette and luxe materials, these pieces are designed to go from day to night (which is exactly the lockdown look we’re after).
Modern, comfortable basics, clean lines and an easy silhouette — tick, tick, tick, what more could you want? How about, eco-friendly? Baserange has a commendable commitment to clean production. The company works closely with innovative vendors to develop high-quality textiles from both natural fibres and recycled content. There.
Another brand that needs no introduction but does deserve a round of applause for their commitment to chic comfort. Now, I’m purely talking about Calvin Klein’s cotton range here — graphic, classic and near-invisible (not that this really matters when you’re lounging at home, but no one actively wants a visible panty line).