French fashion is defined by a seamless intersection of femininity and masculinity, yet what’s beneath the classic white menswear button down is anything but masculine. The refined taste of the French seems contrary to the provocative nature of barely-there intimates cut from intricate lace. But upon further examination, so fitting. French girls prove that true sex appeal lies in mystery evoked by moderation, meaning a hint of a black bra under a white top or a peak of lace under a button down. And in true French girl fashion, their lingerie goes perfectly, effortlessly together. Looking for French girl-expert lingerie-shopping tips? Marina Khorosh, a retired Parisian expat and Vogue contributor explained that most French women purchase their lingerie in sets, which are always worn together. She also advised that, after some research, she learned to purchase one bra with three matching pairs of underwear, including a thong, bikini, and boy-cut silhouette, allowing for a variety of styling options. Inspired by what it must feel like to slip into lavish sheer intimates, we curated a list of the Top 10 lingerie brands French girls swear by. From Eres and La Perla to Yasmine Eslami, the world of luxe lingerie sets has been unlocked. What we Americans would consider impractical, French women consider their fun little secret and the source of their calm, cool confidence. Opening image: @eberjey
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Le Petit Trou Lou Ruffled Metallic Sleep Set
ABOUT THE BRAND: With a signature cut-out detail in each pair of briefs, sheer fabrics, and unstructured designs, designer, Zuzanna Kuczyńska, proves that sexy doesn't have to be fussy.
BEST FOR: Small busted beauties
Eberjey Women's Amaya Bralet and Brief
ABOUT THE BRAND: Eberjey founders focus on comfort, and the result is soft but sexy lace that works just as well under loungewear as it does under a cocktail dress.
BEST FOR: Boy shorts for the "laterally challenged, flat-bottomed women," as co-founder Ali Mejia says
Maison Lejaby Gaby Full Cup Underwire Bra and Bikini Brief
ABOUT THE BRAND: In true French fashion, Maison Lejaby is known for impeccable fit and elegant design.
BEST FOR: Letting lace straps peak out
Chantelle Intimates Parisian Allure Unlined Plunge Underwire Bra and Hipster
ABOUT THE BRAND: Creator of the first seamless bra, Chantelle continues to innovate in fabric and design to give you your best shape.
BEST FOR: Full coverage with slimming effects
Yasmine Eslami Serena Chiffon-Trimmed Stretch-Tulle Bra and Brief
ABOUT THE BRAND: Yasmine Eslami's golden rule is thou shalt not need padding, so instead, she creates barely-there delicates.
BEST FOR: A modern twist on a nude set
Eres Paperwall Lace Soft Bra and Brief
ABOUT THE BRAND: Started as a swimwear collection, Eres soon adopted the same simplistic styles and forgiving fabrics to lingerie.
BEST FOR: A honeymoon-worthy splurge
La Perla Second Skin Underwire Bra and Brief
ABOUT THE BRAND: So La Perla might be Italian, but that doesn't stop French girls from swooning over the signature craftsmanship.
BEST FOR: Hiding beneath sheer blouses and body-skimming skirts
Agent Provocateur Poppie Lace-Trimmed Bra and Brief
ABOUT THE BRAND: Beloved for playful designs, Agent Provocateur's pieces are delicate, yet provocative.
BEST FOR: An underwire and satin band provide enough coverage for almost any cup size.
Chantelle Lulu Bralette and Thong
ABOUT THE BRAND: Designed by Chantelle, Passionata is the brand's more youthful line that mixes lace designs and embraces the full color wheel.
BEST FOR: The look for less
Simone Perele Plunge Bra and Boyshort Panty
ABOUT THE BRAND: Inspired by art, travel, and culture, family owned Simone Perele combines a perfect fit with pretty details and soft, breathable fabrics.
BEST FOR: Non-basic basics
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