Lingerie lingerie China Day: our guide to the best high street underwear solutions



Today sees the UK's first ever Lingerie Day.

The idea has been launched by Britain's largest underwear retailer Marks and Spencer (they sell a staggering 21 million bras and 60 million pairs of knickers a year?!) who thought it was about time we opened up our undies drawers and started asking ourselves some questions? For instance, is your underwear really working for you?

Do you have the right shapewear for your needs? Do you wear the right bra size?

And is that favourite washed out bra really making you feel good about yourself?

Well today MS are encouraging women to wear their best underwear and to really think about their underwear choices.

In the US women go to work in just their undies on N.U.D but us Brits just aren't ready for that.

To stop you getting your knickers in a twist here's our guide to the best underwear solutions on the high street that will prepare you for the season ahead.

Get Waisted To embrace the 50's trend and create a Mad Men inspired waspish waist invest in this Marks and Spencer Body Solutions Waist Sculpter, 16 (above left)or their Body Solutions Waist Sculpt Body 35 (above right), www.marksandspencer.com

Go Sheer Everywomen should own at least one set of nude underwear to wear underneath sheer tops, white shirts and tight t-shirts. Marks and Spencer's Nearly Naked range comes in Mocha, Cocoa, Apricot and Natural (above left), www.marksandspencer.com Apricot Nearly Naked Bra, 18 and pants 8.

How low can you go? Don't let a plunging neckline let you down and invest in this low front nude bra (above right), 22, www.lasenza.co.uk , which can be worn as a halter neck, low back or regular.

The Ultimate Skinny It's all about slim fitting trousers next season so get your thighs into check without making a single trip to the gym with these shape wear pants, 28, www.figleaves.com

Go Girlie With this gorgeous Collette Dinnigan Spot Print Lace bra 22 and brief, 12, you'll never get caught out and have a Bridget Jones moment again, www.marksandspencer.com

Dare to bare This Flatter Me Multiway Lace Wing padded bra boosts your cleavage and the deeper side panels smooth down the skin at the back of your arms (otherwise know as back fat!) eliminating any unsightly bulges. It can also be worn backless, halter neck, cross back, strapless and one shoulder 22, www.marksandspencer.com .