I’m always talking about clothes and fashion, but what you wear underneath it all is as important as your gorgeous frock. Presenting: all the best undergarments you’ll need.
This topic reminds me of a Boy Meets World episode where Corey yells at his mom: “Mom – Stop. Saying. Underpants!” It always makes me chuckle. But we need to talk about underpants because we all wear them (at least I hope we do) and they’re absolutely essential fashion items. Let’s just call them undergarments so that they all fall into one discussable category.
I have a drawer full of the best undergarments that are essentials and which I think every fashionable woman would own. What goes underneath is somethings as important, if not more important, than the actual look. And wearing the wrong undergarments can certainly kill your fashion vibe (hello visible panty line/neon bra strap/wonky silhouette). Here are all my favorites.
The Best Undergarments Every Woman Needs
1.Harper Wilde Bras. This company is amazing, you guys. They have basic bras in three styles, base, push up, and strapless, and oh my gosh they are so comfy and good. I’m talking like basic nude/black/brown tshirt bras that I KNOW you wear every day, ladies. I’ve got no time to mess around with all that lacy BS. I ordered a free “try on” box from Harper Wilde with a couple of sizes and styles just to see if I liked them first. Low and behold, I ended up keeping two (the basic and the strapless), then ordered more colors. They also donate to The Girl Project to help girls gain access to the education they deserve. Sweet.
2.Nippies. I like these for when I’m wearing something low cut or backless. I’m not large-chested, so I don’t need much support. I find that these stickies work pretty well at holding the shape of my boob and smoothing everything out. I like that they are reusable and stay on for a long time. Make sure you keep the plastic cups so you can store them effectively. My good friend swears by these disposable ones, too. If you’re larger chested and need more support, this sticky bra is a good option.
3.Shapewear Shorts. I don’t wear these often, but they’re a good undergarment to have in your arsenal. The best example I can give is that silky dress that reveals your belly button outline whenever you wear it, no matter how thin and toned you may be. It isn’t cute. Shorties smooth everything out underneath dresses, jumpsuits, and pants made out of tricky fabrics. I love these (they’re only $18) and these for when I want a high waisted pair.
4.Lululemon Namastay Put Thong. These thongs are expensive, but worth every penny. They feel like AIR which is especially pleasant during a workout or after your monthly wax. And they are seamless, so they don’t show under your clothing. Plus, if you wash them correctly, they last a long time. I started with 2 pairs, and gradually increased my collection to 5 pairs.
5. Hanky Panky High Waisted Thong Underwear. These are kind of a shapewear-hater’s answer to shapewear. the high waist of these lace thongs holds things in just a bit, and smooths out any lines you would otherwise see from a typical pair of underwear. I like wearing them with form-fitting dresses.
6.Aerie Lace Thong. These are my go-to every day underwear. 100% cotton thongs sometimes “cut” on our hips, creating that unflattering silhouette. I prefer stretchy lace underwear because it conforms to your shape and keeps your figure looking smooth under your clothes. Why Aerie? Because they’re cute and inexpensive.
7. Free People Bralettes. On hot summer days or casual weekends, I somtimes opt for a lace bralette. These don’t have much support, but they’re super comfortable. Plus a sexy peek of lace is always a nice surprise. Both of my favorites styles happen to be from Free People: this racerback style and this beautiful crochet bralette.