There’s a time and a place for seductive peepholes, tie-side knickers and marabou mules – and we urge you to embrace it. The rest of the time, boutiques such as Bodas are a real godsend. Head here for simple, well-cut and super-flattering bras and knickers. There are smooth padded bras in invisible ‘maquillage’ (a dark pink that works much better than nudes) for the perfect line under a flimsy frock, and sheer white soft-cup bras for stylish comfort. Matching knickers start at around £10 (in sheer, Tactel and cotton) and the lovely nightwear encompasses chic white pyjamas, nightdresses and kimonos. Great for cut-above essentials and wardrobe basics.
Branch 36,Ledbury Road W11 2AB (7727 5063)