True confession time: I feel least like a style blogger when I’m rummaging through my underthings drawer. I don’t have a single sheer-lace bra or thong, nothing silk or satin. I have a drawer full of comfortable, stretchy pants and cotton camisoles with built-in shelf bras. That’s how I roll. And panties just have to be sleek, and not show under my clothes, thankyouverymuch.
I’ve read the books, especially the French Women Are The Chic-est books, that tout the wonders of lovely underthings. It’s just not a style passion of mine. Do I have to surrender my Chic-Woman card?
Here’s some lingerie talk, that leaves me feeling second-rate in the underwear department:
“Occasionally a lady needs a new kind of lingerie fix in order to feel like her most pampered self. Sometimes, a lady needs something with a bit more personality and (dare I say it?) bite.” Source
“Regardless of whether you’re single or in a blazing hot love affair, your unmentionables are sending a very powerful message to your psyche. Either you think you’re worth it, or you don’t, and that, my love, impacts everything!” Source
“Real elegance is everywhere especially in the things that don’t show.” – Christian Dior
“French women demand to be stylish in every layer of their outfit; beautiful underwear is part of the dance of life.” Source
So what are your favorite brands and sources for underwear? Are you a cotton/poly wash-and-wear woman like me, or do you enjoy the finer fabrics and cuts? Will you splurge on high-end silk and lace? Good for you if you do, because I truly believe we should treat ourselves well. I drink the good wine and coffee, love the feel of a real gold ring, and high thread count sheets. I’m just a blue collar underwear woman. My current faves:
Old Navy camisoles. They used to be made with shelf bras, but I can’t find them anymore, sad. So I am on the lookout for a new source of lightweight, fitted camis with minimal bra support. I fully get it that many women have to wear supportive bras or they feel discomfort, even pain.
GAP bralettes. Ooh, there is some lace here! These are soooo easy to wear and have no wires or clasps. Full disclosure – this is not me in this pic:
Target bikinis, the 5-for-$20 kind, are the absolute best. Sleek, comfortable, no Visible Panty Lines. They come in all the neutrals I love, and they have a long lifespan. These Fruit of the Loom hipsters are a close second, and cost less than lunch.
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