High Street Lingerie Haul

Before you ask, yes I’m missing the top half of all these lingerie sets. I actually never really buy complete sets of underwear, unless it’s for the obvious intimate reasons.

The majority of the time, I find that most attractive high-street lingerie sets are catered to smaller chests and more frequency feature non-wired bralet-style tops. These may work for some gals, but my 32E’s just won’t work with me on this – and I simply can’t wear them. Which is a serious shame, because they look so cute on smaller chested girls *cry*

I’m also just not that well put together, and I’m constantly in a rush – so for me, matching underwear sets just not a viable option in day-to-day life. I prefer to have a set of white, black, and nude bras to mix and match with a variety of bottom halfs, just to make my life that little bit less stressful. It means that I’m sort of matching, and sort of not – which is totally okay with me.

Usually I’m more of a thong kinda gal, but all of these cute little briefs really did catch my eye – and sometimes I do prefer comfort over aesthetics. With these pieces, I don’t have to compromise – they frame my body beautifully and I get to be super comfy all day. It’s definitely a win-win situation.


As if I needed an excuse to buy something in H&M during my recent shopping trip. It’s currently my favourite shop, and the new branch in Cardiff St Davids is so big that you can almost get lost in it. During their recent move, H&M brought their stunning, and affordable, lingerie selection into store- and there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes.

The first pair to catch my eye were the Hipster Low Waist Cheeky Briefs (£5.99/each) are in a gorgeous pink nude shade, and have a wrap-around bandage effect, ahem very Ky-Jen – think of all the thigh brows girlies! Next, the Lace back Low Waist Briefs (£6.99/each) were an absolute bargain at £2.00 in the underwear sale section, the black satin front and lace back say soft and sexy.


I didn’t even plan on buying anything during my window shopping sesh in New Look – but how could I not?! Their underwear sets are seriously ticking all my boxes and I needed to pick up a few pieces for myself – and as they’re so well priced, I can’t even feel guilty about it. 

I picked up the Grey Lace Brazilian Briefs (£4.99/each) simply because they’re grey – and now I have silver hair, silver underwear makes a lot more of an impact. Plus, the gorgeous lace and brazilian fit makes a great bum-framer.

The Stone Contrast Trim Satin Brazilian Briefs (£4.99/each) seriously caught my eye, and the contrast is to thank for that. The combination of the mesh back, satin front, and black cross-detailing make for a very wearable, yet stylish, pair. Plus it would work as well with a nude top, as it would with a black top – dual-options err’body!

Okay, so maybe the Khaki Strappy Back Lace Brazilian Briefs (£5.99/each) were a pound more expensive, but that was excused because, uhhh khaki? This colour is still blowing up on Instagram, on the catwalk, and on the highstreet – and I am obsessed! It’s not the most wearable with other colours so if you have a colourful wardrobe, this is definitely opportunity to channel khaki in an alternative way. Again the strappy bandage-effect is edgy, whilst the lace gives a much needed ultra-feminine effect. These are definitely wearable, girls. 

Have you got any go-to highstreet underwear brands?

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    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 3, 2016 / 11:05 PM

      Thanks for reading, Hana! xo

  1. Lisa G
    February 2, 2016 / 6:52 PM

    Brilliant Holly, really pretty if I can say that in a none weird sounding way haha 🙂 I am so happy to hear that you also don't care much about matchingetting! Almost everyone I know here is all like "ohh no its all gotta match' It just confuses me as to why it matters haha. I love to match sometimes but I don't really go out of my way to find or dress in matching sets all the time. I love lingerie shopping and I've always found in stores I go in like primark or even George@Asda they always have really big cup sized bras and I'm a small size. Haha typical. Great post XoX

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 3, 2016 / 11:06 PM

      Thank you so much, Lisa! Haha I know right, everyone seems so keen on it – I just don't know how they have the time! xo

  2. Claire Cavanagh
    February 2, 2016 / 7:24 PM

    I actually never expected New Look to have such pretty underwear! My underwear drawer is definitely due an overhaul, so I'll have to check out what they have to offer :)Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 3, 2016 / 11:55 PM

      I know right, the last place I'd have thought – but they're so well priced too! xx

  3. Rachel Rogers
    February 2, 2016 / 7:26 PM

    They are gorgeous! I'm actually loving New Look underwear recently. I usually have to buy from more expensive lingerie shops e.g Boux Avenue but found out that New Look actually cater for my 36Gs, yay! Cheap and super pretty so it's a win/win! I'm definitely going to try out H&M, the undies you got there are gorgeous! Fabulous post! 😘 https://rachelramblingon.wordpress.com/

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 3, 2016 / 11:56 PM

      That's so great, love that more shops are catering for larger bust sizes!Thank you for reading, Rachel! xo

  4. Tamzin Swann
    February 2, 2016 / 11:14 PM

    Feeling a little relieved I'm not the only person who doesn't have draws of only matching underwear. A bra of each colour to mix and match is more me too. I'm the same bra size and bras are either hideously ugly or boring, rarely find ones that wow me like the little ones do xTamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com/

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 3, 2016 / 11:58 PM

      I'm totally with you on that, Tamzin! They just don't stay cute when the cup size increases, not fair! xo

  5. Fii Cridland
    February 2, 2016 / 11:58 PM

    sOO PRETTY! I'm slowly trying to set a colour scheme for my underwear drawer so that everything flipping matches or sort of matches – because effort otherwise aha. H&m have such cute undies I really do love them, need to see what they have in their sale before it vanishes! Fii | little miss fii | uk fashion & lifestyle

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 4, 2016 / 12:03 AM

      These are definitely brands to be stocking up on then, so cute and so cheap!xo

  6. Anonymous
    February 3, 2016 / 4:46 AM

    I love them all! They are so so cute! Love the lace details, too! Hope you are having a great week, Holly! xxAle | http://www.alemint.net

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 4, 2016 / 12:04 AM

      Thank you so much, Maria! xo

  7. Miss Jaded Blogster
    February 3, 2016 / 12:29 PM

    Great post. xwww.themakeupaficionado.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 4, 2016 / 12:04 AM

      Thank you! xo

  8. Lauren Barden
    February 3, 2016 / 1:53 PM

    I think it's surprising at how nice some of the sets are in high street stores!Lauren Ashleigh xx

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 4, 2016 / 12:05 AM

      I know right, I wasn't expecting much but boy was I wrong! xo

  9. Becky Shannon
    February 3, 2016 / 5:16 PM

    oooh the H&M and newlook underwear look FAB and soo pretty! I deffo wanna start treating myself xxBecky Shannon xx – Life-by-Becky

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 4, 2016 / 12:06 AM

      Treat yo'self, Becky! xo

  10. Sharan
    February 3, 2016 / 5:43 PM

    I've never actually considered H&M or New Look for lingerie but these all look so pretty! Will definitely have to go check them out – thanks for sharing! xoSharan | essehearts.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 4, 2016 / 12:09 AM

      No problem, Sharan <3

  11. Anonymous
    February 3, 2016 / 7:37 PM

    The Khaki ones are cute!!

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 4, 2016 / 12:10 AM

      I know right! xo

  12. McKenzie Miller
    February 3, 2016 / 8:19 PM

    I definitely need more underwear and bras. I do most of my shopping at Victoria's Secret. But I love how classy New Look's underwear are! Such a lovely haul! xoMcKenzie | therosynook.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 4, 2016 / 12:11 AM

      Lucky, it's way too expensive for a student like me 🙁 Thank you, Mckenzie! xo

  13. Kirsty Broadhead
    February 3, 2016 / 10:13 PM

    I know what you mean with the bras. I've bought so many sets just because they look cute but I can never wear the bra because they just don't fit!! Why can't I have small boobs that look cute in frilly bras?!

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 4, 2016 / 12:12 AM

      I know right, not fair! xo

  14. Jasmine Ledezma
    February 4, 2016 / 1:07 AM

    I'm loving the colors! I'm glad I'm not the only one that doesn't really wear matching sets. hahaxo Jasmine| http://www.jasmineworewhat.com

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