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Julia Restoin Roitfeld: Good lingerie is vital

Julia Restoin Roitfeld buys underwear for "herself" not for her boyfriend.

Next week the model will launch a new collection of vintage-inspired lingerie with Kiki de Montparnasse.

Julia believes underwear is key to making women feel good about themselves.

"I appreciate lingerie that empowers women and celebrates the female form," she said in an interview with Elle.

"The fit and quality is so important, and I like materials that feel very soft against the skin. Lingerie should feel as good to wear as it looks. I buy lingerie for myself, not even for my boyfriend. I think it is really important for a woman to feel good about herself and buying lingerie that makes you feel good is a great way to start. Even if it's just for yourself - even if no one else sees it - you know it, you feel it, and I believe it gives you that extra confidence."

The star also tries to stay away from lingerie trends.

She explained that it is more important to find bras that flatter you as an individual and to avoid any odd fashions.

"I look for styles that enhance and flatter my body. I always go for body conscious instead of trendy. I remember a little while ago, the downtown trend in New York was to wear a bandeau bra that you would see popping out of the side of your shirt. I guess it works for very, very small breasts, but for me, it would just be plain unflattering," she laughed.

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