The exact pieces you’ll find in a French girl’s lingerie drawer


If you’re looking to tap into exactly what French girls are all about, look no further than their lingerie drawers. Inside, you’ll find evidence of their easy demeanor and effortlessness – the undeniable je ne sais quoi that makes them so cool. To learn more about their unique take on lingerie, we spoke to four real French girls about the pieces they buy and how they wear them.

For Parisian girls, lingerie is not an afterthought. It lays the foundation for a look and is just as important for your outfits as the right pair of shoes. Pieces aren’t particularly sexy. Instead, they have a subtle touch of sensuality. Subtlety is really the key here. You won’t find push-up bras or padded pieces that are obviously sexy. Instead, Parisians focus on finding bras and underwear in flattering silhouettes that look great under their clothes or even as part of the outfit. A blazer or man’s shirt could be intentionally unbuttoned for a sneak peek at a lace bra underneath – a masculine-feminine balance that French girls often strike with their looks.

However, what really matters is having the mindset, being ready wherever the day may take you and feeling your best. French model Cl√©mentine Desseaux says: “We love to be comfortable, but always cute when someone sees our underwear, and also to feel sexy and confident.”

Check out the three pieces every Parisian has in their lingerie drawer, then shop for the different pieces and brands that many French girls wear.


Melinda Martin