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Smalls Fortunes

Sexy lace, ornamental embellishments and bright, functional basics are key in the labels to watch from last week's Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris


Fruit of the Loom's lingerie is now in its second season. It consists of two basics ranges sold as boxed collections, and the more deluxe Elegance and Secrets lines in jacquard prints and red, purple and black. Prices from £2 to £12. 01952 682 977


Bjorn Borg's lingerie features stripes and illustrations of whales and penguins in brown and grey, offset by purple, green, orange and fuchsia. The range includes shorts, briefs, strings, bras and short tops. Prices from £3 to £8. 01604 654279


With its signature thick bra straps, Dutch brand Undressed by Marlies Dekkers uses diamante studs and silver chains in a red and black palette. Of the six lines, two offer larger cup sizes, from D to F. Prices from £14 to £25. 07921 842 110,


O Lingerie has launched O Luxury and a plus-size range for autumn. The luxury line includes a bustier, balconette bra and suspender belt, while the mainline and plus-sizes feature red and leopard print styles. Prices from £1.50 to £4. 00 852 91 94 23 74,


Implicite is a new label from the Perele Group, targeting 25- to 35-year-olds. The 75-piece range includes half-cup and triangle bras in a dark palette of brown, red and black, infused with softer pastels. Prices from £6.50 to £15. 020 8332 3036


French label Ascension is aiming to build its UK offer. The bra and brief sets come in a vast range of colours, from pinks and greens to black and white. Lace and embellishment feature heavily. Prices from £6 to £7.50. 00 33 1 41 58 18 11,


Retro-style borders, intricate lace and feminine florals characterise Felina Conturelle's autumn 07 range. Chocolates, indigo, vanilla and black all feature strongly in the collection. Prices from £7.50 to £100. 01629 735880,


Lejaby mixes masculine military lines with feminine lace, gold embroidery and trimmings. Full cup, half cup and moulded foam half-cup bras are matched with a mini string, tanga, brief or boxer. Prices from £14 to £24. 020 7478 4340,

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