There’s no denying that lingerie is an essential part of every woman’s life.

Putting together a collection of lingerie, that serves both your functional and aesthetic needs, is a great investment in your look and ultimately, your confidence.

A collection of superior quality, well-fitting pieces that complement your body creates a solid foundation from which you can build a gorgeous look.

The task of shopping for timeless pieces that complement your wardrobe and personality is a daunting task for most women. We, at Barclay & Clegg, understand this predicament, and have thus compiled a list of 5 essentials that every woman needs in her lingerie drawer. These are the basics that will give you a good foundation for every piece in your closet, whether it’s the heat of summer, the dead of winter, a fancy evening out, work or a relaxed afternoon in. If you’ve ever felt like you just didn’t have the right thing to wear under your clothes, then you need to read this.


1.      Seamless Bra

Every woman needs a bra that she can rely on for everyday wear.

A good seamless bra is ideal to wear under T-shirts or smooth & tight fitting clothing. As the bra is constructed out of one seamless piece, you won’t end up with those annoying boob-shaped lines under your clothes. Choose a seamless bra that is versatile enough to go with most items, without compromising on comfort. It is always advisable to go for nudes, or colours that are a close match to your skin tone.


2.      A strapless bra

Between all the brunch dates, business dinners and late night outings, you’ll definitely need a strapless bra you can count on at some point. We have carefully selected a range of strapless bras, made for ultimate comfort and support. Strapless bras are ideal under thinly strapped or strapless garments, offering medium support.


3.      Push Up bra

A good quality, perfect fitting push-up bra has the power to transform an otherwise normal outfit into a stunning one. Push-up bras give your bust a defined shape so you look great in whatever you are wearing. Push-up bras can also be used by women with larger cup sizes who want more lift and support to create rounded, youthful cleavage.


4.      A cute set for you

An underwear drawer is not complete without a cute set, just for you.Spoil yourself with a set that will have you spending hours in front of the mirror admiring yourself. Whether it is a lacy black number or a racy red set that makes you feel your best, every woman needs at least one set that makes them feel alive.


5.      Shapewear

The secret to unwavering confidence is in Barclay & Clegg’s range of shapewear. Our shapewear is created to give you that flawless, seductive shape, while offering comfort, beauty and much needed support. Our shapewear range is made from lightweight, breathable and supportive fabrics that will give you the confidence to wear that figure hugging number. These items are trend proof, flexible, and absolute timesavers, and with the correct care, will last you for many years, making them worthy investments in your lingerie drawer.