10 brilliantly bold lingerie sets for summer

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Figleaves Pulse Bra Lingerie set orange and blue lace high street neon colourful underwear summer style

Summer is (apparently) coming, and with it comes festivals, holidays, warm weather and slightly more skin on show than usual. All in all, it’s the perfect time to fill your underwear drawer with sunshine, too.

The spring summer ‘19 catwalks were a rainbow of highlighter shades and playful printed separates. And this vision of sunshine hasn’t just inspired us to invest in these key pieces: it’s also prompted us to find the perfect underwear for underneath too.

What could be better than an acid bright bra under one of Rejina Pyo’s short-sleeved crinkle silk lime or lilac shirts? Or a matching orange strap peeping through under one of Tibi’s sleeveless tangerine knits? Or a pastel blue bikini style bra under a Michael Kors Hawaiian shirt?

With or without these key items, we find it far more comfortable peeling off the layers on the tube or in a beer garden knowing there’s potential only to reveal a flash of saturated colour rather than something reminiscent of old bandages. Vibrant orange and pink hues feel fresh for summer, while deeper navy and red will work through to autumn. Trust us, if you needed any encouragement to retire some old favourites, this is it. 

Here are our favourite sets that are available to buy now.

  • Agent Provocateur Cruz Underwired bra and briefs

    Agent Provocateur Cruz Set bra and briefs bright blue designer investment lingerie underwear fashion style accessories

    This vivid blue set is perfect for under silk slip dresses and midi-length wrap dresses. 

    Sheer blue bra, £74, and briefs, £45, Agent Provocateur 

  • Eres Boumboum Harmonica bra and briefs

    ERES blush pink bra and high waist briefs designer luxury investment lingerie set

    French label Eres makes some of the chicest lingerie imaginable. We love this subtle pink polka dot set for summer.

    Pink polka dot soft cup bra, £270, and briefs, £190, Eres

  • Intimissimi Full Bloom Bra

    Intimissimi lemon lace bra top

    Citrus shades are the most versatile given this summer’s key trends; acidic and pastel shades of lemon and lime will work under almost every bright and neon dress or top you can find.

    Yellow lace bra, £38, Intimissimi

  • Intimissimi Full Bloom Briefs

    Intimissimi lemon lace briefs knickers bottoms lingerie high street neon

    Yellow lace briefs, £20, Intimissimi

  • Stella McCartney Katie Kissing Lace Bra

    Stella McCartney red lace soft cup bra luxury designer lingerie investment classic

    Bright red styles, like this beautifully constructed set from Stella McCartney, work well throughout summer and into autumn and winter thanks to their compatibility with monochrome

    Red lace bra, £81, Stella McCartney

  • Hanky Panky Signature neon stretch-lace bra

    Orange lace hanky panky soft cup bra designer lingerie neon orange

    Hanky Panky’s super-soft signature stretch lace bra and briefs are a revelation. Perfect for smaller cup sizes, no underwear is as comfortable and these neon shades are perfect for summer. 

    Neon orange soft-cup bra, £50, Hanky Panky (

  • Hanky Panky signature thongs

    Hanky panky signature lace thong set of 2 orange and pink designer lingerie

    Set of two neon lace thongs, £45, Hanky Panky (

  • Tu Tangerine Eyelash Lace Bra

    Tu DD+ Tangerine Eyelash Lace Full Cup Bra

    Canary yellow looks great under khaki as well as black, navy and white. This set from Tu is making us happy before we’ve even added it to our baskets.

    Yellow full cup bra, £12, Tu 

  • Tu Tangerine Eyelash Lace Brazilian

    Yellow Tu briefs high street lingerie

    Yellow lace detail briefs, £6, Tu

  • Imogen neon jersey bra and briefs set

    Rejina Pyo neon green lingerie bra and briefs designer luxury investment fashion style

    London Fashion Week-favourite Rejina Pyo’s jersey lingerie features in her catwalk collection. It’s perfect for wearing under sheer separates or loose shirting. 

    Neon green lingerie set, £58, Rejina Pyo (

Lead image: Figleaves 

Product images: courtesy of individual brands


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