Spring 2016 Lingerie Trend Report

Charley published her Spring wishlist from a Little Cup point of view last week and I started adding links and images to my list to publish mine, then realised I had a problem…I’d found FAR too many – the post would go on forever! Then I noticed something else, the pieces I had chosen were actually starting to stick to a few common themes – of course, mostly the typical ones you’d expect for Spring including soft pastel colours, florals and delicate lace components, along with a few others. So instead of doing a wishlist, I thought I’d do something a little different: a Spring 2015 lingerie trend report.
Now a word of disclaimer first: I’m not claiming to be a fashion or lingerie expert here, and this is only from my personal point of view which is likely to end up biased to the styles I particularly like and the brands I’d usually go to (from a “Big Cup” sizing perspective) rather than every style or trend that’s out there this season. So it’s sort of a cross between the trends this season and which particular pieces fit the bill for me, so still somewhat of a wishlist!

Muted Pastels

Panache Lingerie | Georgia - Balconnet Bra

Panache Lingerie | Georgia – Balconnet Bra

I don’t think a spring will go by when we won’t see pastels as a major trend, and with lingerie it works so well as most muted tones work a lot better under clothing than bright colours do. This season’s pastels are especially toned down compared to recent years, and there are definite notes of Pantone’s Rose Quartz and Serenity colours of the year, none more so than in Panache’s Georgia set.

Secret Garden


Another “staple” trend of spring is florals, and 2016 is no different. Lingerie this year has highlighted a contrast in florals, from small ditzy prints to larger more complex ones – many are delicate, some are bold. You’ve got a choice between which route you’ll take this spring, and I’ll more than likely be taking both!

Athletic/Sportswear inspired


New Fuller Bust Swimwear Styles

An off shoot of the above category, delving into swimwear, but not necessarily sports inspired. This season has seen Freya launch a few new swimwear styles (also including the Electra crop top piece above) that are slightly different to the usual swimwear styles that look like bras made out of swimsuit material. This new direction is something I approve of highly – it means that I can choose to wear a slightly different and more on trend style in swimwear.

Fit: Sheer & Soft Styles

The “New Nude”

We’ve been calling for it for years, and finally the brands are catching on – nudes for every skin tone! We’ve seen brands like Nubian Skin launch recently to cater to as many skin tones as possible in one place, but other brands are starting to release old favourites and new styles in shades of “nude” that will work for a variety of skin tones.

Vintage Inspired


Vintage inspired lingerie is making more of a comeback than ever at the moment. Although we’ve seen hints of it over the past few years in mainstream lingerie in pieces such as Parfait Affinitas’ continuity Charlotte line, we’re hoping to see even more of it this season.


We all love mermaid hair (at least, I do anyway!) and sea nymph inspired lingerie is always going to be popular, so it’s nice to see it continuing through SS16 with teals, turquoises and sea blues.

Embroidery and Embellishment

Embroidery and embellishment are big on lingerie again in SS16 – there’s lots of lace, but not of the old fashioned kind. These may not be ideal for an invisible seamless look under clothing, but they are oh-so-pretty.

What are the top lingerie trends you’re looking out for in SS16?



  1. February 10, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    I LOVED many of the suggestions…

    I’m personally eyeing Kayla from Cleo, which is not listed, as well as the Freya’s Strawberry Fields…

    I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on the last two sets though! So dreamy! I don’t have many feminine and light colored lingerie in my “bra-drobe”…

    kiss kiss
    My Fashion Insider

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