Don’t know where to go to get bras that fit you properly, or need an undie update for Valentine’s Day (and beyond)? Here are our choice of best places to buy bras and online shopping picks for lingerie, plus the Expat Living team’s recommendations on where they buy bras and underwear in Singapore.
While it’s based in Hong Kong, this online store offers free shipping in Singapore, too! Shop the stunning selection of top-quality lingerie at affordable prices, including T-shirt bras, seamless panties and satin night dresses that are both comfortable and trendy. Offering sizes that run from XS up to XXL, the brand also makes sure to include women of all shapes and sizes. Not sure if it fits? Amelie’s Bra has an easy and fussfree return and refund policy, so you can shop without worries.
How to care for your lingerie
#1 Close your bras on the tightest hook before washing
#2 Hand wash or use the delicate washing cycle
#3 Use a mesh lingerie bag if using the washing machine
#4 Skip the dryer
#5 Never ever iron your lingerie!
Expat Living staff recommend their favourite lingerie stores in Singapore. From women, to women!
I need a bra with good support for a larger bust. M&S used to have the perfect bra that held everything together and looked fairly attractive, but now often the shoulder straps don’t tighten enough – an issue I’ve had with several brands in the past. La Senza and Victoria Secret ones are sometimes alright. I’m happy to spend if it’s a bra that’s comfy and does it’s job! Fabrics need to be really soft; some of the acrylic lace is really scratchy. Or maybe I am just being a princess!” — REBECCA BISSET
“I’ve been buying Bonds hipster briefs since I was a teenager. They’re soft, stretchy and long-lasting. I have to wear cotton in this heat! I buy them in bulk when I’m back in Australia, but they are also now available on Zalora.” — DANIELLE ROSSETTI
“I shop at Victoria’s Secret. It has the prettiest range of underwear I’ve found! Generally, bras are priced from $129 to $150, and most of the time I find the pants are on offer.” — JACQUI YOUNG
“I love Gooseberry Intimates (gooseberryintimates.com). It’s my go-to brand when I want to treat myself and give my confidence a little boost – they have some really sexy get-ups! Their bodysuits and lace bras fit amazingly and offer lots of support. Prices range from about $50 to $200.” — LEANDA RATHMELL
“I love the simple yet elegant designs from Naked & Unbound (nakedandunbound.com), which is a local lingerie brand. Everything is designed and made in Singapore from lightweight fabrics that are suitable for our hot weather. If I’m on a budget, I like stocking up on affordable yet comfortable lingerie in Bangkok at Platinum Fashion Mall. You can easily find seamless underwear in various colours going at $9 for three pieces – a steal! ” — ANTHIA CHNG
Change Lingerie offers more than 90 bra sizes. It has swimwear too, which comes in cup sizes instead of generic sizing, to give you a better fit.
Sizes: 65A – 95J
Find it: #02-08 Cluny Court. facebook.com/ChangeSingapore
If you’re happy to splurge for a very special occasion, La Perla carries a premium collection of couture swimwear and sexy lingerie in luxurious fabrics. Free delivery on all orders
Sizes: 32A to 40D
Find it: #L1-48 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and #02-12 F Takashimaya Shopping Centre. laperla.com/sg
The Butterfly range of bras has a wider back and side panels to support curvier figures and the body shapers Shape Sensation target individual problem areas. Look out for Triumph’s Valisere brand for sensual European designs available in a wide size range. Besides lingerie, Triumph also carries a swimwear line.
Sizes: 70A to 85F
Find it: at major department stores including Takashimaya, Isetan, Tangs and Metro. facebook.com/triumphsg
Chaloné stocks a great selection of European lingerie that is stylish and luxurious yet affordable. Here’s you’ll find feminine, elegant lingerie and swimwear brands like Jolidon, Aubade and Jezebel. Free delivery in Singapore.
Sizes: 32A to 36D
Find it: Multiple locations islandwide, chalone.com.sg
Marks & Spencer
The all-time-favourite British department store has plenty of long-lasting lingerie for everyday wear. It also has a good range of shapewear and swimwear. Free express delivery for orders above $180.
Sizes: swimwear and shapewear UK 8 to 20; bras 32A to 42G
Find it: Multiple locations islandwide, marksandspencer.com
Leading Japanese brand Wacoal has been one of the frontrunners in the lingerie industry. Its innovative “cool” bras, Cool Jade, are made from breathable Q-cotton and all-natural inorganic mineral jade which features cool-to-the-touch properties. Great for hot climates like Singapore’s.
Sizes: 70B to 80D
Find it: Various locations islandwide, wacoal.com.sg
Perk by Kate
Housed in a cosy shophouse along Telok Ayer, this multi-label boutique features an in-house range of designs, as well as a selection of international lingerie brands including Timpa, Addiction Lingerie and Commando. Want something more special? Check out the made-to-order service! Islandwide delivery is free.
Find it: 134A Telok Ayer Street. perkbykate.com
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