There's nothing more thrilling than unwrapping a box that contains beautiful lingerie. Whether you favour the streamlined modernity of Stella McCartney's minimalist underwear or the old fashioned opulence of La Perla and Myla, you'll find something to put on your wish list in our top 20 sets...
The full cup style of Agent Provocateur's Francoise bra makes it feel supportive without compromising on style. We love the contrast of the vivid lavender lace with the bright pink ribbon bow detailing - there's something quite kitsch and '60s about this set.
Agent Provocateur, Francoise bra, £100, briefs, £65 and suspender, £65, agentprovocateur.com
Minimalist types will love the clean lines and neutral tones of Bodas lingerie. This sheer, soft cup bra is made from light Tactel fabric and has flexible boning at the sides so it's incredibly comfortable to wear.
Bodas, sheer Tactel soft bra, £37, sheer Tactel bikini briefs, £18, bodas.co.uk
Damaris Evans is famous for her signature briefs which tie at the back with a luxurious bow. This season she's launched a beautiful variation on her trademark style - the Macedonia sheer brief and bodice, which would be perfect under a dress with a scoop back.
Damaris, Macedonia bodice, £275, back bow knicker, £120, damaris.co.uk
Chic, feminine, and comfortable - Elle Macpherson's lingerie is always a wonderfully wearable option.
Elle Macpherson Intimates, Burlesque bra, £40, briefs, £25, ellemacphersonintimates.com
As well as over-the-top opulence, Damaris also does clean minimalism as the sleek purple silk Granita bra proves. The cut-out v at the front means you can wear it under low-cut tops and dresses while the full cup shape will give you a smooth sillouhette.
Damaris, Granita V bra, £120, thong, £85, damaris.co.uk
Mimi Holliday is the cheeky little sister line to Damaris. This neon-pink chiffon set is a highlight of the range, with its playful yellow trim and lace detailing giving it a retro feel. With ice cream colours being one of the strongest trends to emerge from the Spring/Summer catwalks, this candy-bright set will give you a head start on the new season too.
Mimi Holliday, Kamikaze non padded super plunge bra, £52, suspender, £32, peep thong, £35, damaris.co.uk
We love the old fashioned drama and decadence of the fabulously ruffled Florine set from Agent Provocateur. The half-cup style is flattering to all sizes and the high-waisted suspender belt is very Joan Holloway...
Agent Provocatuer, Florine demi-cup bra, £110, briefs, £95 and suspender, £165, agent-provocateur.com
La Perla have taken a step back in time with this elegant dark green chiffon set that oozes old Hollywood glamour. We can see ourselves lounging on a chaise longue wearing this with a vintage silk kimono, but we'd just as happily wear it under our work clothes to add a little elegance to everyday life.
La Perla, bra £149.35, brief, £91.35
The punchy purple of this lace-trimmed set from Elle Macpherson is bound to brighten up the gloomiest winter's day.
Elle Macpherson Intimates, Artistry bra £36, briefs, £25, ellemacphersonintimates.com
Eres is one of those under-the-radar labels that fashion types rave about. The Parisian brand has been giving French women sculpting, comfortable swimwear since 1968 and in 1998 added equally stylish lingerie to their offering. Ingenious cutting and luxurious, technically sophisticated fabrics make Eres underwear look and feel amazing.
Eres, bra £240, briefs £234, eresparis.com
The flattering underwired half-cup of this ASOS bra makes it a fantastic everyday choice while the black lace detailing gives it a special edge.
ASOS, Christina lace push up bra, £20, briefs, £12, asos.com
With her cool, contemporary cuts, neutral wearable colours and luxurious fabrics, Stella McCartney has made her mark on the lingerie world in recent years. The pale pink lace and silk of the Zoe set are flattering and wearable while the soft cup bra and briefs will give a streamlined shape under clothes.
Stella McCartney, Zoe bra, £66, bikini briefs, £36, stellamccartney.co.uk
High-waisted briefs are our absolutely favourite (comfy and flattering) and this zigzag print pair, with matching push-up bra from H&M is a fabulously retro option.
H&M, shorts, £6.99, bra £12.99, hm.com
Pink and black is a classic lingerie combination and this ladylike lace set from Damaris is a beautiful example. Full briefs feature a tiny keyhole cutout detail and the bra is a simple, wearable style.
Damaris, Bisou Bisou comfort bra, £51, classic knicker, £36, damaris.co.uk
Brooding and decadent, La Perla's Sinfonia set wouldn't look out of place in a '20s movie. Flapper girl style at its most indulgent.
La Perla, Sinfonia bra £205.90, brief, £102.95, laperla.com
This black and pink lace set from La Senza is fabulously retro. Bunny ears not included.
La Senza, Betty bra, £28, skirt thong, £14, lasenza.com
The contrast of deep fuchsia and pale rose pink in this lace and silk set from Mimi Holliday is irresistibly pretty and romantic - who wouldn't want to unfold a tissue-lined box to find this inside?
Mimi Holliday, Tarte Tatin fully padded super plunge bra, £51, bow thong, £35, suspender, £32 damaris.co.uk
Lingerie doesn't get much more luxurious than an emerald green satin and lace set from Myla. The balconette shape of the bra gives subtle support while the rich jewel shade harks back to a more glamorous age.
Myla, Azalea Padded Balcony Bra in emerald, £89, suspender, £49, mini brief, £49, myla.com
This is possibly one of the coolest underwear sets we've ever seen and, of course, it's by Stella McCartney. A '60s-style pop art floral print, soft unstructured triangle-style bra and silky boy briefs are chic, comfy and utterly covetable. Want.
Stella McCartney, Ilda bra, £55, bikini briefs, £35, stellamccartney.com
Every lingerie drawer should contain a romantic, feminine floral number for days when it feels like Spring will never arrive. The soft, unstructured shape of this printed bra from ASOS makes it as comfortable as it is pretty.
ASOS, Honeysuckle soft triangle bra, £18, hipster briefs, £12, asos.com