Lingerie is a pleasure, but underwear is a necessity. It’s an indulgence that every girl, single or not, deserves! You’d be astonished at what a tiny item of clothing can accomplish, especially since it isn’t even visible. It makes you feel good, confident, and happy.
Lingerie is breathtakingly lovely, but it can also be terrifying. For some, it opens up a hitherto uncharted territory in the world of underwear. What about garter belts? Teddies? Balconettes? Chemises? Yes, there’s a lot more to learn about bras and underwear than you might think. Given that we are all spending more time at home than usual at the moment, there is no better time than now to brush up on your lingerie knowledge and do some shopping while you’re at it.
- Make an appointment to be fitted by a professional
My first piece of advice is to have your bra size accurately measured. Second, don’t get too caught up with your own size. Finding styles and sizes that fit well and look amazing is the goal of bra fitting and lingerie in general. The majority of support comes from the band, so make sure there’s no gaping at the cup and that the band is snug against your back.
- From the Ground Up, Create Your Lingerie Wardrobe
If you’re new to lingerie, start by investing in well-fitting, well-looking sets (yes, opt for the set rather than just the bra) to create your collection: a T-shirt bra, a plunge bra, and, of course, an unlined lace demi. These will be the workhorses of your lingerie collection, so treat them with care.
If you’re a lingerie aficionado, go for the wow factor. There’s nothing like falling in love with and having to have an over-the-top outfit replete with suspenders, a super-sleek bodysuit, or cheeky ouvert bottoms. It doesn’t have to be a spend; simply something out of the ordinary and perhaps not quite realistic.
For light-skinned folks, nakedness vanishes under clothing. The same goes with baby pink and pastel mauve. For really dark skin, black can accomplish the same thing. Unless you want the bra to show through, in which case you should go for contrast, all of these are suggested for pastel blouses and lightweight T shirts. Because of its ability to cover sweat stains and other stains, black is favored over white or other light colors. This manner, the same bra can be worn multiple times without needing to be washed or replaced.
- Look for fabrics that are of high quality
There are so many things to look for while buying for lingerie! Of course, there’s the technical aspect—does it fit right, are the fabrics of good quality, is the construction sound—but there’s also the garment’s “je ne sais quoi,” which is so crucial in lingerie. Beautiful laces and silks, distinctive embellishments, one-of-a-kind design, and construction all play a role in this.