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10 beautiful lingerie brands you've probably never heard of

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Confession time; how many days in a row do you wear the same bra?! A straw poll of the Stylist.co.uk team has seen many of us gingerly admitting to a five day run (don't judge us). 

The truth is that most women have a small rota of much loved underwear that they rotate between.

Lingerie shopping can seem overwhelming, expensive and - frankly - dull when there are handbags, summer dresses and new shoes to buy. 

But we are here to change all that. We've scoured the internet, the high street and grilled our most knowledgeable contacts to bring you the most lovely, indulgent and reasonably priced underwear shops out there. 

So say goodbye to your greying old bras and hello to the sweetest bras and knickers on the market. 

Women'secret

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Spanish lingerie brand Women'secret are the masters of affordable basics. From bras and panties to slips and robes, you will find everything you need on their online shop for a snip of the designer price-tag.

Hipster panty, £3.62. womensecret.com

Huit

Huit

Loved by celebrities including Kate Moss and Keira Knightley, Huit is a Parisian brand offering a selection of brightly coloured lingerie and swimwear. 

Tandem purple soft cup bra, £16.50, and shorts, £14. huit.com

Ayten Gasson

Ayten Gasson

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year is silk lingerie brand Ayten Gasson. Featuring a small but perfectly curated selection of pieces handmade in a studio in Brighton, the brand offers unique designs, some of which feature lace sourced from the same mill that produced the lace for The Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress in 2011.

Orla Liberty Print Silk Knicker, £36. aytengasson.co.uk

Adina Reay

Adina Reay

Adina Reay is a new British label that specialises in lingerie for women with sized 32DD-36G breasts. The brand offers three luxury collections alongside a dedicated bridal collection.

Jean Balcony Racer Bra, £110, and Thong, £50. adinareay.com

Asceno by beautiful bottoms

Asceno

Founded by two friends who couldn't find lingerie that was both stylish and comfortable, Beautiful Bottoms is a timeless British brand. The new Asceno collections feature printed bras and bottoms with contemporary silhouettes.

Penang Soft Bra, £70, and Knickers, £40. asceno.com

Marie Meili

Marie

Lingerie brand Marie Meili has managed to combine both elegance and comfort with an affordable price tag. Their new Spring/Summer 2015 collection has a gorgeous range of bright colours and includes some excellent sports bras.

Balcony bra (2 pack), £24. From houseoffraser.co.uk

Arabel

Arabel

Designed especially for women with AA-C cup breasts, this collection of delicate and dainty lingerie is handmade to order in the UK. They also do a fun 'knicker of the month' promotion, with a selected pair of knickers offered at half price for members.

Emily Ribbon Tie Bra, £60. arabel.co.uk

Playful Promises

Playful promises

Playful Promises is a London-based brand that sells both its own line of lingerie and a series of lust-worthy collaborations. We love this neon ruffle bra from their exclusive collection with US brand Love Haus.

Love Haus Silk Ruffle Neon Bra, £39, and Thong, £11. playfulpromises.com

Kriss Soonik

Kriss Soonik

Cool and quirky lingerie brand Kriss Soonik doesn't take itself too seriously; its lingerie features bright colours, pom-poms and fishnet detailing aplenty. Founded by Estonian Kriss Soonik and based in London, the brand is now sold in 15 countries across the world.

Alison lace bra with removable puff, £79, and lace knickers, £59. kriss-soonik.com

Lascivious

Lascivious bra

Founded 11 years ago in designer Chloe Hamblen's bedroom, Lascivious is a London-based brand offering a fun and flirty range of lingerie. Perfect if you're looking for something a little different.

Jade silk bra, £39.50. lascivious.co.uk

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