THOSE itchy and flimsy red lingerie sets we always get for Christmas quickly end up at the back of our knicker drawer, soon to be forgotten.
But retailers have finally wised up to what we REALLY want from ruby-reds.
Find the perfect ruby-reds for your partner with our Christmas guideCredit: Getty
Here, former Page 3 model Peta Todd slips into some of the more flattering, affordable and comfy options on the market and shares her verdict with Fabulous Fashion Director Tracey Lea Sayer.
Peta says New Look’s classic set is great for those who are sick of ‘cheesestring’ thongsCredit: Lancton 2020
THIS is a fresh look at the classic red bra and pant set but without the scratchy “cheesestring” thong.
The brief fit was comfortable but still sexy with lace and sheer panels. The delicate lace trim on the longline bra is just what I wanted.
- Lacy bralette, £14.99, thong, £5.99, both New Look
Boux Avenue’s set comes in a very grown-up, classy redCredit: Lancton 2020
I LOVED this set – a very grown-up, classy red, while the lace detail under the cups was really pretty and gave a flattering line.
I liked that the knickers were easy to wear high-legged or lower, depending on your preference.
The open lace panel on this silky slip gives a cheeky look at what’s underneathCredit: Lancton 2020
THE open lace panel down the side gave a cheeky look at what was – or wasn’t – underneath.
The style and the silky feel meant this was great to wear. It definitely felt special.
Peta’s favourite was this bodysuit as she felt held in and supportedCredit: Lancton 2020
MY favourite. It was definitely designed with making a woman feel confident in mind.
The detailing on the waist added to the look of a nipped-in middle. I felt held in and supported. The double straps were a fun feature, too. Loved it.
Avoid VPLs with this comfy classic thanks to its simple linesCredit: Lancton 2020
THIS set is easy to wear, comfy and classic. It has simple lines, so is great to wear under your everyday clothes without it being obvious.
It offers good coverage and support, but is striking enough for the “wow factor” when uncovered.
- Red full-cup bra, £10, shorts, £4, both Matalan
This stunning bodysuit from George is just £12Credit: Lancton 2020
THE back bra clasp fastening on this one-piece made me feel supported.
The little cutout was cute and seductive, while still leaving plenty to the imagination. I felt very confident in this and it’s a steal at £12.
If you’re looking for full coverage, opt for this set from Fantasie at FigleavesCredit: Lancton 2020
IF you want full coverage from briefs and bra, this grown-up, floral print with a gorgeous soft touch will make you feel great as it isn’t too flimsy.
- Printed bra, £36; knickers, £18; both Fantasie at Figleaves.com
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