What’s hidden beneath the fabric of your ensemble plays an (the most) important role in your everyday wardrobe. Having the wrong undergarments can ruin the way we look and feel in even the most stylish outfits. From bras to panties, and everything in between, we’ve compiled a list of 15 undergarments every woman should own.
1. Classic Nude and Black Bra
T-shirt bras are an absolute must-have in your collection of undergarments. They provide a comfortable, ultra smooth fit and are nearly invisible underneath even your tightest shirt. These are the best for everyday wear.
2. Seamless Underwear
Pantylines are seriously not flattering. Talk about a wardrobe malfunction. You should have at least one nude pair to wear with light-colored bottoms.
3. Strapless Bra
Nothing is tackier than letting your bra straps hang out. This is not 2006. Comfort and support are always an issue when it comes to purchasing a strapless bra, so make sure you try on multiple options and brands before choosing one that’s best for you. Knix.com is an awesome lingerie company that claims to produce the world’s “most comfortable bras.”
If you don’t own a pair of Spanx, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. The company was founded in 2000, and since then over 6 million women have chosen Spanx as their go-to shapewear. In 2012 Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, landed the cover of Forbes Magazine as the youngest self-made female billionaire. Thank god for Sara Blakely because Lord knows I’d rather spend $80 on undergarments than 30 minutes in the gym.
Women have a love-hate relationship with thongs. You should have at least one in your underwear drawer though, because it could save the day, or your outfit. Women’s biggest complaint is the discomfort caused by thongs. Well that’s because you haven’t found the right one.
6. Something Sexy
Make your man’s jaw drop or simply wear it for yourself. Amping up your unmentionables is the perfect way to make you feel even sexier.
7. Push-Up Bra
No matter how big or small your girls are, they could always use a lift. Ideally push-up bras are great for women with smaller breasts. You don’t need a boob job when you’ve got a bombshell.
8. Lace Panties
They’re sexy and no matter the occasion they’ll make you feel a little more confident.
9. Self-Adhesive Bra
I’m not a big fan of bandeaus, which is why I love self-adhesive bras. They’re perfect for shirts and dresses with dramatically low or mesh backs. I find them great to wear with crop tops also. However, in the summertime, heat and sweat causes things to get a bit weird.
10. A Pair of Grandma Undies
You only have an excuse to wear these once a month. They scream, “Get me some chocolate and leave me alone.”
11. Sports Bra
Your boobs need support, especially in the gym. Having the wrong sports bra can lead to upper back and shoulder problems and worst of all: sagging breasts.
12. Over-the-Top Bra
Every woman should have one bra that’s not made for hiding.
13. Something Comfortable
You’ve already got your something sexy, and your grandma panties are way past comfortable. Maybe you like to lounge around the house in your favorite bra that offers no support, or my favorite – no bra at all.
14. Breast Tape
Perfect for plunging necklines or anytime you want to go braless in public.
Robes are great to thrown on after getting out of the shower, in between outfit changes, putting on makeup, or lounging around on a lazy Sunday morning.
What do you think of this list? Anything we left off that you think needs to be included?