I don’t know about you but I love a fancy bra and panty that match. My favorite being lace in unusual colors even if it is under my jeans and sweaters. It makes me feel feminine and fashion forward.
Most women buy a set, bra and panties to match. This is wonderful to have and wear but will become a problem as the garments wear out. The fabric will break down with laundering so you will soon have a beautiful bra and a worn out pair of panties. Next you will be wearing your fabulous bra with your everyday cotton panties. This is not fashion forward!
My advise, when buying a set, is the 2 for 1 ratio. Buy 2 panties to match the bra. It may seem extravagant at the time but this will actually double the life of the panties so they will live as long as the bra. Panties are washed so much more than the bra. Colors do not usually fade in the lingerie fabrics but the lycra does breakdown and bag out. This is not pretty.
With the 2 for 1 ratio you extend the life of the set as a unit. The great advantage to this is in buying 2 styles of panty. You never wear the same style of panty with every outfit. Many sets will have a choice of panty styles. Why not have one boy short and one full panty? Or a bikini and a thong? Never overlook the full brief with tummy control, it may look old fashioned but it really holds you in!