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Knickers! What to buy if starting a new knicker drawer from scratch? What ones are good?!

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Dullygreygirl Fri 19-Jun-15 13:10:06

I have had it with my scruffy collection of Primark multipack pants. In addition to the scruffy pairs, I had a few frilly or lacy bits I never wore because they weren't comfortable, just from Primark so not very nice anyway.

Have binned practically all of it, and now I urgently need to kit our my knicker drawer with new stuff.

What should I get? Black, white and nude basics to start off with?

What brands are good? I think I like styles such as mini briefs and bikinis, and french knickers, but hate stuff like boy shorts and thongs.

swooosh Fri 19-Jun-15 13:12:02

I love Victorias Secret, you can buy instore in London branches but I think they have others! They have the comfiest knickers ever grin usually on some kind of deal like 7 for £25.

OnlyHereForTheCamping Fri 19-Jun-15 13:21:52

Kinky knickers.
On the pricey side but I got mine in the sale section and with a discount code. They are super comfie, wash really well and I feel lovely when I put them on.

ShirleySharpeyes Fri 19-Jun-15 13:34:13

For everyday basics these John Lewis ones are excellent. They're the quality that M&S used to be and much better than the similar Gap ones that are more expensive and which my arse eats.

cressetmama Fri 19-Jun-15 13:55:01

I was going to make suggestions, then read that you hate boy shorts and thongs... so I'll ease out of here.

longestlurkerever Fri 19-Jun-15 13:58:09

I like Victoria's secret too (though tend to go for the boy shorts). Seriously comfy and stay new-looking for longer than most. I have just discovered there is a store at Brent Cross.

Seriouslyffs Fri 19-Jun-15 13:59:49

Another vote for Victoria Secret. Very comfy and stay looking new for a long time.

justjuanmorebeer Fri 19-Jun-15 14:05:35

I got a lot of stuff from figleaves outlet and brastop when I did this. I like panache, fantasie, curvy kate and freya for everyday stuff.
For night time things I like l'agent by agent provocateur (all bought in sale and so much cheaper than the normal range) or gossard sets.
Ted baker have some nice stuff too wait for the debenhams sale for this.

sassytheFIRST Fri 19-Jun-15 15:02:33

GymHoney Knicks from TKMaxx. Excellent quality, cotton, really comfortable. Not always available but keep an eye out. Cost me about £8 for 3 pairs.

Dullygreygirl Fri 19-Jun-15 15:07:16

This is all really great, thank you smile Victoria's Secret is coming out well! I think there is one on Oxford St so will go in and have a browse.

John Lewis everyday seem like very good value too.

Those would get me started, and then I can keep an eye out for those other brands you all are mentioning, and pick up ones I like as and when...

Do Figleaves and Brastop have good online sales?

I live in central London with no car, so not near any outlets.

goodasitgets Fri 19-Jun-15 15:51:50

I love the Victoria's Secret briefs with the lace top and also their high leg ones

The little sister of Victoria Secret, Pink do a few nice bits. They tend to be a lot cheaper than Victoria Secret too.

Be warned, you will come across leopard print dental floss with "Pink" scrolled on somewhere but you can pick up some really nice ones!

VeganCow Fri 19-Jun-15 16:10:39


BikeRunSki Fri 19-Jun-15 16:13:12

I love the Pretty Polly 3 packs of colourful cotton briefs that TKMaxx usually have. Also Aussie brand Bond's from John Lewis, but £10/pair!

flightywoman Fri 19-Jun-15 16:41:31

Uniqlo boy shorts are lovely, really comfy and very well wearing.

But for a splurge I recommend Who Made Your Pants. They make gorgeous gorgeous knickers, use unwanted fabric from large manufacturers, and are a social enterprise so you get lovely pants and can satisfy your social conscience at the same time! They aren't cheap, but they do good offers fairly regularly.

Branleuse Fri 19-Jun-15 16:42:23

pretty polly knickers are brilliant. I get mine from tkmax

CactusAnnie Fri 19-Jun-15 16:49:38

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Branleuse Fri 19-Jun-15 16:54:31

m&s full briefs?

or midi

RonaldMcDonald Fri 19-Jun-15 16:59:42

Vote for m&s midi or Brazilians

CactusAnnie Fri 19-Jun-15 17:20:07

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