Let’s Talk Undergarments
Undergarments! I have been getting requests for a post like this for a while now and am just getting to it (sorry!) but today I am sharing my absolute favorite holy grail bras, shapewear, etc. that will have you looking and feeling your best under whatever it is you are wearing!
My Favorite T-Shirt Bra
T-Shirt bras are tricky because you want something supportive and seamless but, like, you also want them to be pretty! So many t-shirt bras are really, really ugly. I LOVE my Thirdlove bras. I did a sponsored post with them a few years ago and stand behind everything I said about their bras… since working with them, I’ve ordered at least four more of their bras with my own money. My favorite is the 24/7 T-Shirt Bra but I also love the lace balconette bra for something a little sexier. I will say that I’m not a huge fan of their underwear (which stinks because I like to match… it isn’t bad, it’s just not very comfortable in my opinion) but their bras are amazing. I also absolutely love their commitment to being more inclusive with both sizing and skin tones – there is a “nude” t-shirt bra for every skin type.
My other favorite t-shirt bra is the Natori feathers bra but I think these are so much prettier and I like how the strap comes down a bit lower on the Thirdlove one.
The Best Strapless Bra, Ever.
There is no better strapless bra than the Wacoal red carpet strapless bra. I don’t know what sort of trickery they use but it’s AMAZING. It stays up all day, it’s super supportive and seamless… it’s an absolute wardrobe MVP and must have.
I also really like this lace strapless bra from them. It also stays up and is great when you want something unlined.
I have both of these bras in nude and black and refuse to wear any other strapless bras.
My Favorite Bralette
When I’m wearing a big sweater or a little summer dress I love Anine Bing’s bralettes. They are expensive so pretty – and comfy. I’ve found that the quality is really good… I hand wash and hang dry and mine are all in great shape. I had been nervous bc I didn’t think they’d work – my chest is what I’d say average sized? Not huge, not small? I buy a medium in her bralettes and they are perfect.
I am general anti-shapewear simply because I don’t like being uncomfortable and stuffing myself into ultra tight sausage casing is just not for me – I’d rather just buy a looser dress than stuff myself into something. But I do love a half slip. My best friend Nicolette got me into ’em when we lived together. I also have this tank from Yummie (great under clingy sweaters) and this high-waisted thong from Spanx (with very light if I want a little extra shaping but honestly I hate this stuff so much – even tights bother me, which brings me to…
My Favorite Tights
Express tights are life. Better than Wolford, better than anything, and they’re cheap! Mine usually last a couple seasons, but just in case, I buy 2 new pairs every year. They hold up just fine even when I send them out with my laundry for wash and fold.
What are your fav secret weapon undergarments!?