The Steamiest Lingerie Trends for 2021

Are you looking to go lingerie shopping this year? Picking up some fancy new undergarments is always fun, but there’s so much to choose from. How do you narrow down your options?

Believe it or not, lingerie trends come and go throughout the years. What’s considered the sexiest lingerie this year may be totally different from what’s popular next year or in the years passed.

Whether you’re shopping for things that make you feel sexy and confident regardless of the opinions of any partner, or you want to buy something that appeals to your partner, we’ll help you figure out how to choose lingerie for this year.

Keep reading to learn more about the lingerie trends for 2021 and how to pick one that’s right for you.

High Waists and Hips

High waists are in when it comes to even the sexiest lingerie. This trend became clear when more and more people were also wearing high-waisted pants and skirts. But what’s the draw?

Many people are uncomfortable with their bellies. People of all shapes and sizes feel insecure regardless of how confident they are in their overall body image. While this may not be a problem most of the time, when it comes to people wanting to look their best and most alluring it can feel like a spotlight is being shined on their greatest area of insecurity.

In other words, it’s harder to feel sexy.

High-waisted bottoms draw the eye to the center of the hourglass of the body. They also cover up things that you may be insecure about.

High hips are also popular – sometimes these are also high waisted. They have cutouts that show off more thigh and hip area.

Other times, they use thin straps to go over the hips and give the ever-popular “thighbrow” look. They also make the legs look longer.

Bralettes and Underwire-Free Bras

In 2021 we’re all about comfort. This means that many people are throwing underwire out the window.

If you’re only wearing your outfit for a short period of time, the underwire isn’t a problem. If you’re wearing it under your clothes, though, it can dig and pinch.

This is why more people are opting for underwire-free bras and bralettes. They provide adequate support for smaller breast sizes, they come in plenty of sheer and sexy varieties, and some bralettes are even acceptable for day-to-day wear so you can add a little lace to your wardrobe.

Sheer Lace

Speaking of lace, we’re going all-in this year with soft and sheer mesh and lace. While the satin push-ups are great, a softer look is in.

Sheer fabric doesn’t leave much to the imagination, but it puts on quite the show. There are plenty of varieties; some have small appliques to provide a bit of sneaky coverage, while others are more of a mesh material.

These make great boudoir photo outfits as well.

Bright Colors

While red, white, and black are still some of the most popular and classic colors for lingerie, more people are opting for different kinds of bright tones. Why limit yourself?

Teal, for example, has been hot over the past year or so. It looks great against all skin tones and it provides a pop of color that you wouldn’t get from black or white.

Many people are opting for even brighter colors, like fluorescent pink and orange. While previously thought of as “tacky,” people who wear lingerie are reclaiming them.

When you’re “in the moment,” who cares about the concept of tacky anyway? The point is wearing something that you feel sexy in that fits your style. If that means bright colors, you’ll find plenty of options this year.


Vintage-inspired options are all the rage. Many people look for truly vintage lingerie and bedwear at vintage shops and secondhand stores, but because they’re so popular they’re hard to come by. This is where vintage-inspired lingerie options come in.

These include things like the previously mentioned high-waisted bottoms and lace tops, but they also include long-line tops that go to the mid-rib area. The extra coverage doesn’t make the ensemble less sexy at all.

Many people are opting for underbust corsets, both real and decorative, to give a “shapely” look with some vintage flair. If you’ve never worn a corset before, start with a decorative one.

Straps and Halters

We love straps and halters for 2021. They’re sexy, they have a “BDSM” vibe, and they look great as standalone pieces or combined as a complete set.

You can use strappy halters as an accessory for under your clothing as well. The straps add some visual flair to your shirts and they give a hint of what’s underneath, which some people find alluring.

Modern strappy lingerie is easy to put on and take off. Many of these sets come with extra straps around the legs to incorporate garters and stockings.

Complete Sets

One-piece lingerie isn’t very popular right now (aside from vintage slips and nightgowns) but lingerie sets that come together to make a cohesive ensemble are ‘in’.

They often include a bra and bottom, as well as some form of accessory like a garter belt.

No need to shop around when you can get a sexy set put together for you.

We Love These Lingerie Trends

Some lingerie trends are timeless while others flow in and out with seasons. There’s a lingerie type for everyone, so make sure to check-in and see what’s trending so you can find something that makes you feel sexy and confident.

Are you looking for a new lingerie set or something to spice up your love life? We’ve got you covered. Contact us to find one of our shops near you in the Dallas Forth Worth area so we can find your perfect products.