Whether worn under or over tops, paired with a jacket, or sported as a bold statement top on its own, these are the hottest lingerie styles to be seen in right now.

Keeping up with fashion trends may be something we do regularly, but it seems like lingerie doesn’t get enough attention in this respect. That’s unfortunate, seeing as undergarments are in fact fashion pieces that express our individual styles – and they’re something every girl needs in her closet.

Recently however, the fashion world has been increasingly embracing lingerie-inspired designs in ready-to-wear collections (remember Saint Laurent’s FW17 lacey numbers?) – so no more reserving that lacey bra just for the bedroom or music festivals!

Comfortable yet sexy: The bralette

Hanky Panky signature stretch lace soft cup bra

Fleur de Mal Charlotte lace triangle bra in rose chain

Eres Paradis Olympe satin-trimmed stretch-cotton soft-cup triangle bra

Victoria's Secret dot mesh and lace scoop bralette

I.D. Sarrieri Amour Exquise embroidered stretch-tulle soft-cup triangle bra

Elle Macpherson Body Net mesh-trimmed stretch-jersey soft-cup triangle bra

According to a study of 80 key lingerie retailers across the US, UK and Europe, bralettes have rocketed by 120% this year compared to 2016 – catching up with the declining traditional favourite, the push-up bra. Time for a swap, perhaps?

One-piece wonder: The bodysuit

I.D Sarrieri Solstice d'Hiver lace and mesh-paneled satin bodysuit

La Perla Tuberose stretch-Leavers lace and tulle bodysuit

Fleur Du Mal silk satin bodysuit in smoke floral

Eres Exquis lace-trimmed stretch-jersey bodysuit

Fleur Du Mal X Killian lace bodysuit

The term “bodysuit” is becoming more ambiguous because of its rising popularity as a casual top; but the ones we’re referring to carry more sex appeal through delicate and figure-complementing fabrics.

Peekaboo playtime: The sheer

Agent Provacateur Haylie velvet-appliquéd tulle underwired bra

Fleur du Mal rose lace triangle bra in rouge

Anine Bing stretch-lace soft-cup triangle bra

La Perla Hampton Court velvet-trimmed embroidered Leavers lace thong

Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Chantilly lace thong

Wearing sheer lingerie can be quite intimidating at first, so our tip would be to try layering sheer bras over laid-back tops and dresses to tone it down a little.

Practical and chic: The bandeau

Fleur Du Mal stretch-jersey and lace bandeau bra

Cosabella flirtie stretch cotton-blend lace bandeau bra

Stella McCartney smooth & Lace stretch-jersey and lace strapless bra

La Perla Shape Allure Bandeau Bra

Hanky Panky stretch lace soft cup bra

A perfect match for sleeveless and strapless outfits, the bandeau is our go-to bra for days when practicality takes precedence over everything else.

A royal affair: The velvet

La Perla Hampton Court velvet-trimmed embroidered Leavers lace underwired bra

Fleur Du Mal velvet soft cup bra

Victoria's Secret The Velvet Floral sexy shortie in navy

Fleur Du Mal mesh-paneled velvet bodysuit

Baserange Mississippi modal-blend velour soft-cup bra

Agent Provocateur Haylie velvet-appliquéd tulle briefs

Velvet is one material that is trending this fall and the lingerie department is no exception. We’re definitely loving the fact that innerwear can look amazing and feel so comfortable at the same time!

Images: Courtesy of respective brands and Net-a-porter