Sexy French-Inspired Lingerie

Take a cue from the French and swap your unexciting underwear for bras, camis, panties and more with oooh-la-la to spare

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Daringly Demure

Lace cups, scalloped edges and adjustable straps create a sweetly suggestive look.


Gap Dot Lace T-shirt Bra, $39.50;

Photo courtesy of Gap

Naughty & Nice

Mesh mixed with lace, but in a more demure cut for those who like to be naughty and nice.


Hanky Panky Signature Lace Cheeky Hipster, $32;

Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale's

This Bud's for You

A flower-print eyelet lace and tiny bows deliver subtle sexiness.


Betsy Johnson Eyelet Lace Balconette Bra, $48;

Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

Cheap Frills

Available in a trio of nude hues accented with black lace for added oomph.


DKNY Bikini Fancy Frills Low Rise, $12;

Photo courtesy of Macy's

Baby Lo

A Lightweight floral print fabric with lace trim is both comfortable and chic.


Jennifer Lopez Timeless Glamour Lace-Trim Satin Chemise, $36;

Photo courtesy of Kohl's

A Little Lace

An ingenious cross between a cami and a soft cup bra.


Cosabella Sweetie Soft Bra, $34;

Photo courtesy of Saks

Racy Ruffles

Rows of retro ruffles in a boy short style to bring out your girly side.


Butterfly Blue by; $13;

Photo courtesy of Fig Leaves

Connect the Dots

A polka dot pattern and removable ribbon trim add a certain je ne sais quoi.


Victoria’s Secret Glamour Balconet Demi Bra, $38-40;

Photo courtesy of Victoria's Secret

One Piece Wonder

An adorable—if abbreviated!—one-piece for lounging in or wearing under suits, dresses and more as an unexpected underpinning.


Eberjey Olga Teddy, $80;

Photo courtesy of Journelle

On Point

Luxe, lacey and in a range of sizes to fit up to a DDD.


b.tempt’d by Wacoal: La Parisienne Contour Bra, $40;

Photo courtesy of Bare Necessities

Cotton Tales

Proof positive that a cotton bra can, in fact, look cute!


Gilligan by Gilligan & O’Malley Women's Favorite Balconette Bra, $15;

Photo courtesy of Target

Simply Seductive

Simple, straightforward but still oh so sexy.


Calvin Klein Luster Thong, $18;

Photo courtesy of Calvin Klein Underwear

Nightie Nights

Soft and stretchy with just the right amount of lace trim to make it subtly sexy.


Jockey Women’s Tactel Lace-Trim Chemise, $38;

Photo courtesy of Lord & Taylor

Say "Bonjour!" to this lace number.


Ambrielle Stretch Cotton Panty Thong, $13 for 5;

Photo courtesy of JC Penney

Secret Garden

So pretty you won’t want to keep it under wraps.


Striped Phlox Hipster;

Photo courtesy of Anthropologie

First Published Mon, 2011-06-20 10:09

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