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Classic Black Bra Sets to Wear Every Day---and Special Occasions

  |   By Estelle Puleston

The black bra set is a lingerie classic. I’d almost say a must-have. Inky black looks fabulous on all skin tones, and it pairs well with anything. And because we’ve come to associate it with sexy lingerie, it’s often the go-to choice when picking out something for the boudoir.

Can’t justify buying a new bra set except for those special occasions? Well, maybe you don’t need to. I’ve picked out 12 classic black bra sets that work equally well for day-to-day wear and date nights.

The bras here will be practical under most outfits but are anything but boring. There are options for small busts, full busts, and 30-44 band sizes. You'll find luxury splurges and more budget-friendly buys. Plus designs to suit style tastes both lacy and sleek-and-minimal. I hope your perfect every occasion black bra set is below!

Black Bra Sets Below $100

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Saffy Wired Bra & Brief
Available in sizes 32B-38D and US 4-14
via Bluebella

This minimalist black bra set has striped-yet-smooth cups, for a neat silhouette under clothing. But the elegant ribbon-and-gold-hardware details take it from simple basic to something prettier. You can also throw in the matching garter belt on days you want added boudoir appeal.

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Clara Full-Cup Bra & Bikini Brief by Panache
Available in sizes 30G-38J and XS-XL
via Journelle

For those who wear a D+ or above, the Panache Clara is a favorite design for a dash of daily luxury. It combines understated, elegant beauty with excellent support and comfort.

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Charlotte Padded Bra & High-Waist Brief by Parfait
Available in sizes 28D-44H and XS-4X
via HerRoom

Parfait’s Charlotte is another full-bust favorite, and available in a vast size range. With smooth, supportive cups and high-rise bottoms, it’s practical for day-to-day wear. But thanks to the glossy satin fabric, it won’t look at all out of place in the boudoir.

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Duet Demi Bra & Thong by Timpa
Available in sizes 32A-38C and S-L
via Journelle

Designed specially to fit and flatter small busts, the low-cut of these cups means it works under lots of necklines. The lines may be simple, but the sheer mesh keeps it sexy.

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Tori Lace Plunge Bra & Thong
Available in sizes 30A-38F and US 2-14
via Boux Avenue

The lashings of scalloped lace on this set make it look dainty and delicate. But according to reviews, it’s surprisingly sturdy, not to mention ultra-comfy. Boux Avenue says this one will do fine in the washing machine.

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Forget Me Not ¼ Cup Bra & Bikini Brief by Heidi Klum Intimates
Available in sizes 32B-38J
via Journelle

A more minimalist and sporty-looking style here. The extra-wide plunge means this bra is super practical to wear under V necklines. The narrow spacer, cleavage-revealing design, and geometric trims make it more than a little striking too!

Black Bra Sets Over $100

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Felinda Padded Plunge Bra & Thong
Available in sizes 32B-36E and S-L
via Agent Provocateur

This classic plunge bra may not be too dissimilar to what you already wear on a daily basis. The difference? Felinda is made from sumptuous silk-satin. When you want to dress it up, you can add the modern leg harness garter belt or the retro-style roll-on girdle.

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Soho Lace-Jacquard Bra & Brief by Myla
Available in sizes 32B-36D and S-L
via Selfridges

Myla recently relaunched after a brief hiatus. While they're sticking with their usual timeless style, this new collection includes some simple-but-luxurious black lace bra sets. Soho may have a practical shape, but the graphic lace is certainly eye-catching.

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Clemence Low Balconette Bra & Bikini Brief
Available in sizes 30C-36C and XS-L
via Journelle

Similar to the earlier Timpa bra, this one also features a low, wide neckline which will stay hidden under most garments. The cut is relatively simple, but metallic threads are woven into the lace add some special-occasion-ready sparkle.

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Segur Unlined Demi Bra & Hipster Briefs by Chantelle
Available in sizes 32B-38D and XS-2XL
via Bergdorf Goodman

This elegant, lace black bra set is the perfect blend of luxury and wearability. Lace-trimmed split straps and a cut-out gore are just two of the pretty details built into this design.

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Persephone Full-Cup Bra & Thong
Available in sizes 30DD-38G and XS-XL
via Harlow & Fox

This luxury bra set manages to be both supremely decadent and perfectly wearable for every day. It has supportive side slings and wide, comfy straps. And metallic-edged embroidery makes it boudoir-perfect. For those most special of occasions, add the embroidered slip skirt.

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Madame X ¼ Cup Bra & Brief by Dita Von Teese
Available in sizes 32A-38F and XS-XL
via Bare Necessities

This Dita Von Teese design is a lingerie industry favorite. It’s comfy, durable and supportive. But with the strappy details and semi-sheer cups, it’s also the perfect choice when you want something special. Well, that or the sequinned version!

Do you love a good black bra set? I know I do! What’s your favorite black lingerie set that you own?


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Estelle is a twenty-something mum who recently emigrated from the UK to sunny Spain. She launched her online boutique, Esty Lingerie, in 2009 while at university, and after adding a blog to the site realized that writing is really where her passion lies. She now spends her days waxing lyrical about bras and knickers for a living, as a full-time blogger and a freelance copywriter and digital marketer for the lingerie industry.

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