Wow, You’d Look Hot In Any Of These 2021 Lingerie Trends

Maggie Griswold
Wow, You’d Look Hot In Any Of These 2021 Lingerie Trends
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It doesn’t matter whether you wear lingerie for yourself, a partner (or partners! Do you, boo.) or everyone who watches your OnlyFans page—there’s just something about the act of wearing lingerie that can make us feel sexier than when we wear anything else. And while certain styles of lingerie are classics that never go out of style, there are also plenty of lingerie trends each and every year of which to be aware.

It’s likely that whoever sees you in lingerie won’t care whether or not the piece is currently on-trend (They probably have other things on their mind, hehe), but staying on top of trends is, quite frankly, fun. So buckle up, lingerie-lovers, because there are some seriously sexy looks to rock in 2021. There are also tons of affordable sites for you to try out like Lovehoney, so you won’t have to spend half a paycheck on a cute piece of lingerie this year.

In general, lingerie already comes in myriad forms. The lacy bra that you wear every single day because it gives you confidence? That’s lingerie. The sexy bodysuit that you often pair with jeans for a cool going-out look? That’s lingerie, too. The strappy babydoll you save for special occasions? Lingerie, baby. Basically, if it’s a bit sexy and makes you feel confident, consider it lingerie. With that in mind, it makes sense that there are so many different lingerie options out there—from all different types of brands. Subtle, over-the-top, barely-there: You name it.

Of course, whenever we’re shopping, it’s nice to know which styles and pieces are currently trending. Are crotchless panties in or out? Is red lingerie très chic or a major faux pas? Should we stock up on lacy looks or opt for something simpler? There are so many questions—and all I want are answers.

Thankfully, the co-CEO of lingerie brand Journelle, Sapna Palep, actually has those answers. (!) She talked to STYLECASTER all about the chic lingerie trends that are taking over in 2021. After all, there’s no better way to learn about upcoming trends than hearing them straight from the mouth of a lingerie brand’s CEO, am I right? So allow Palep to take you on a journey through every lingerie look we’ll be sporting in the coming year.

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Ouvert Your Eyes

According to Palep, the French are inspiring 2021 in a major way. “A huge trend for 2021 is the rise of the sexy backless and crotchless panty typically called ouvert—which is the French word for open,” she says. “Now more than ever, women want to feel sexy every day and these bottoms leave little to the imagination, allowing you to show off your best assets.”

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Courtesy of Lovehoney.

Peony Black Sheer Mesh and Lace Crotchless Bra Set

Lovehoney makes some of my favorite lingerie on the market, so I just had to include this Crotchless Bra Set on this list. Even better, use the code LINGERIE15 for 15 percent off all lingerie (!) throughout the entire month of July.


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Courtesy of Journelle.

Open Gusset Panties

These Open Gusset Panties from Journelle don’t look like they’re crotchless, but they actually are! Wear this pair with a simple lace bra for a subtly sexy look.

Red Hot

The color of the year? “One word. Red!” Palep says. “We all need something to brighten up our day and I think in 2021 we will see women turn to the color red to do just that. Throughout our own Journelle collection, as well as the independent designers we work with, we are seeing the emergence of varying shades of red and it’s going to take over next year.”

Red is sexy and powerful, so of course, it’s a go-to lingerie hue. “It’s a bold way to feel confident in your skin no matter what the day has in store for you,” says Palep, who adds that you can play with any shade of red and find your fave.

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Courtesy of Victoria’s Secret.

Wicked Open Back Babydoll

This lacy Wicked Open Back Babydoll from Victoria’s Secret comes in three colors, but I obviously adore this spicy red shade. The backless design is so stunning.


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Courtesy of Adore Me.

Kaye Bodysuit

Adore Me has no shortage of wearable red styles, but this Kaye Bodysuit is one of my favorites on the site right now because of that super deep V. Plus, it also comes in black!

Lacy Looks

“Lace is a big trend for next year,” says Papel. “Who isn’t dreaming of their next European vacation right now? Bring a small, European luxury into your life with French and Italian lace lingerie.”

This applies to one-piece lingerie, too, but Papel also encourages lacy sets. “When you’re wearing a lacy three-piece set, you can almost hear the chatter of a French marche or feel the intoxicating energy of a bustling Italian piazza,” she says. Sounds good to me!

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Courtesy of YANDY.

Rosy Cheeks Bra Set

If you’re sick of wearing plain old lace lingerie, give this Rosy Cheeks Bra Set from YANDY a try. The floral pattern is so pretty and the cut-outs give it a fashionable edge.

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Courtesy of PrettyLittleThing.

Floral Embroidered Lace 3-Piece Lingerie Set

If you are in need of a three-piece set any time soon, consider this black option from PrettyLittleThing. It’s super affordable at only $48 bucks and will make quite the statement in the bedroom.


The Bodysuit Comeback

“Bodysuits are making a comeback for 2021,” says Palep. “They are a great way to dress up and dress down all at the same time—you can throw a blazer on over your bodysuit to look put together for your next Zoom meeting, or feel comfortable yet sexy in a one-piece-wonder while lounging at home.  They are very versatile and fun to wear.”

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Courtesy of Journelle.

Natalia Bodysuit

Even if you’re not getting married any time soon, it’s always nice to have a white lace bodysuit in your collection. Let this Natalia Bodysuit by Journelle be one of your first picks.


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Courtesy of Savage X Fenty.

Sorry Not Sorry Lace Teddy

Why wear a basic black bodysuit when you can wear this royal blue option from Savage X Fenty? Rihanna designs some of the coolest styles on the market for wearing IRL as well as in the bedroom.


Bid Discomfort Adieu

This trend might not look as sexy as the others on this list, but real talk: What’s sexier than a bra that feels good? Papel predicts a major trend will (finally!) be “the high-quality bra that actually fits. Now, women are demanding that their bras fit like a second skin. Not only are they looking for a high-quality construction but also a comfortable fit.”

“This will continue to be a wardrobe staple, says Papel. “Despite the funny memes we all saw on social media, even during a pandemic, women are still not abandoning their bras in everyday life.” Might as well make sure you have a bra you love, then!

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Courtesy of ThirdLove.

24-7 Classic T-Shirt Bra

The 24/7 classic t-shirt bra is ThirdLove’s best-selling bra. Featuring memory foam cups and availability in sizes 30A to 44I (plus the brand’s signature half-cup sizes), you’re sure to find the perfect fit.


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Courtesy of AnaONO.

Molly Pocketed Plunge Bra

AnaONO was founded by breast cancer survivor Dana Donofree because she couldn’t find a bra that fit her post-surgery needs. The Molly Pocketed Plunge Bra is one of their classic styles.

A version of this article previously appeared in October 2020.

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