Let's Talk Undies: Tips for wearing the right foundations

How to Make the Most of Your Undergarments

Putting the perfect outfit together starts with the correct foundations. Otherwise known as undergarments. I can't tell you how many times I've changed my bra or undies after deciding what I was going to wear because the bra I had on would have shown through my top or the undies would have *gasp* shown a visible panty line (which I think we can all agree is a complete outfit killer). Not having to worry about my undergarments peaking out or any unnecessary lumps in my outfits always makes me feel more confident.

Below are some of my tips + tricks

First and foremost: wear a camisole

I know sometimes they can feel constricting or like an added layer but trust me when I say they are your friend. Even better: if you get the right one it won't be too tight and will be thin enough not to add any additional "bulk" to your outfit. In order to get the right one check for some that have stretch and almost always size up one size. I also look for camis that don't have a built in bra. 

Cami's are great for tucking into your pants if your worried about bending over and showing a little too much skin or if you're wearing a button down shirt or a sheer shirt and you don't want your bra to be visible.  

The bad news: hands down the best cami is from Hanro and it's $62. The next best that I've found and wear almost daily is from Jockey which costs $20. They will stretch over time and may even get a few holes from your wear and the dryer but at that price I can't complain.

Second: You just have to wear a slip sometimes

 

I know a lot of people shy away from this but there are times when you just have to wear a slip. Those times include when a dress is a little too sheer or when you're wearing a knit skirt or dress. When you wear a slip under a knit skirt or dress all those little bumps will smooth out. I know you think a thong is enough but it isn't; we can see the dimples in your bum and when you stand your dress clings right in between those cheeks. I know it happens to me and I'm betting it happens to you too! When you need to wear one wear a full slip under your dress instead of a half slip to avoid that elastic band showing through. 

I haven't personally tried this skirt slip but I'd recommend a lot of the products from Commando. After all, the whole point is that you look as if you're not wearing anything under your clothes! They also offer a full slip version in a "control" or just regular slip. I recommend the one without control so that you're more comfortable but if you do want the option for control, they have it.  I get my usual size in their products.

Third: Choose an undergarment in your skin tone

When you're trying to hide your undergarments under light colored clothing always wear a nude or close to your skin tone color, never white and if you have to go for a light pink. They're perfect under white pants, skirts + shirts. 

Fourth: How to Avoid the Visible Panty Line

 This is a biggie. Let's talk undies and the visible panty line. One way around this is obvious: a thong. But not all thongs are created equal and the last thing you want is to show through your clothes that you're wearing a thong. This Under Armour thong is one of the best I've tried. The first line in their description really sums up why this is the best "Next - to - skin without the squeeze." It's true! 

If you can't stand to wear a thong look for a bikini cut panty that is seamless or lace trim. Under Armour does offer this option but I also love Felina's options. I've worn their lace trim panties without a problem many times. 

Hopefully these styling tips help you when you're getting dressed in the morning. It's all about feeling confident in what you're wearing and that starts with the foundation.