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Top 75 Best High-End Luxury (Sexy) Lingerie Brands

"If God wanted us to be naked, why did he invent sexy lingerie?" - Shannen Doherty.

LINGERIE are women's undergarments, and may imply their being fashionable and alluring. Lingerie includes undergarments using flexible, stretchy, sheer, or decorative materials like Lycra, nylon (nylon tricot), polyester, satin, lace, silk and sheer fabric. Certain cotton or synthetic undergarments are also lingerie.

The concept of lingerie as a visually appealing undergarment was developed during the late nineteenth century. Lady Duff-Gordon of Lucile was a pioneer in developing lingerie that freed women from more restrictive corsets. Through the first half of the 20th century, women wore underwear for three primary reasons: to alter their outward shape (first with corsets and later with girdles or bras), for hygienic reasons, or for modesty. Before the invention of crinoline, women's underwear was often very large and bulky. During the late 19th century, corsets became smaller, less bulky and constricting, and were gradually supplanted by the brassiere, first patented in the 20th century by Mary Phelps Jacob. When the First World War broke out, women found themselves filling in men's work roles, creating a demand for more practical undergarments. Manufacturers began to use lighter and more breathable fabrics.

As the 20th century progressed, underwear became smaller and more form fitting. In the 1960s, lingerie manufacturers such as Frederick's of Hollywood begin to glamorize lingerie. The lingerie industry expanded in the 21st century with designs that doubled as outerwear. The French refer to this as 'dessous-dessus' which basically means innerwear as outerwear.

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  • ROBERTO CAVALLI - "Synonymous with trend-led, glamorous clothing since 1970."
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  • SECRETS IN LACE - since 1984. "The worlds premier supplier of authentic 100% nylon stockings, retro chic lingerie, garter belts, girdles and bullet bras."
  • SPANX - since 2000. By Sara Blakely. "Great women can do anything with a little support! From every day essentials to special occasion staples, we’re here to support you 24/7/365."
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY - "Shop the must-have lingerie this season."
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  • TRIUMPH - "Elegant & Comfortable Lingerie and Shapewear."
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  • ULTIMO - since 1996. "An icon of modern British lingerie. Shape your world with beautifully crafted, confidence-boosting underwear. Look and feel your best every day."
  • UNDERPROTECTION - "Fashionable and sustainable underwear."
  • URBAN OUTFITTERS - "Our lingerie collection is overflowing with underwear that deserves to be the headliner, not just the support act."
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  • VALISÈRE - since 1913. "Lingerie & dessous."
  • VICTORIA'S SECRET - since 1977. "The Sexiest Bras, Lingerie & Woman's Fashion."
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  • WOLFORD - bras, strings, tangas, panties, shapewear.
  • WONDERBRA - since 1939. "Offered in a wide range of innovative styles, colors and sizes, WonderBra’s vast assortment of quality garments ensures there is a perfect bra for everyone. Crafted to flatter the shape, provide tailor-fit comfort and flawless support."
  • WUNDERVOLL - since 2007. "Aims to be the underwear label that fulfils the requirements of fashion-oriented women with very high quality demands."
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  • Zahia Dehar - since 2010.
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