I had dinner with my mate on Friday night and she was telling me how she ordered some ‘lingerie’ online recently. Then she started laughing and said ‘Lingerie? What the hell am I talking about? I ordered 5 pairs of seamless undies and nude t-shirt bra! So not lingerie’.
Lingerie technically just means women’s underwear but to me it means fancy women’s underwear of which I own precisely none. I don’t ‘lingerie’, I ‘undies’. Lace is itchy and you can see it under everything. I don’t even like undies with lace edges. I adore lace – I just don’t want it touching my skin. Even soft lace makes my skin crawl. I can safely say I will never wear a g-string ever again for the rest of my life. My chunky little teenage butt spent more than enough time in nude seamless g-strings during dancing concerts and theatre shows to ever have to revisit that again. I’m not into boy leg shorts – they seem to ride up my ass immediately. I used to love a full cotton brief but I’ve recently switched back to bikini briefs because randomly they show less VPL on me at the moment than full briefs. Go figure right? Must be all those planks I’ve been doing.
I bloody love a good underwear recommendation so here’s what I’m wearing at the moment…
Oh and a caveat – I’m a size 14 with B to C cup boobs. I have a very easy body to buy bras and undies for so (jeans though, not so much) if you have giant knockers or you’re a wee sprightly thing, these suggestions might not do much for you.
I’ve been trying to be more socially conscious and buy quality, ethical clothing but I just can’t on the underwear. I spent $30 on a pair of organic, kissed by free range kittens and blessed by quinoa gods underwear recently and they SUCK! These are my favourite. Two five-packs will last me at least two years which is pretty decent for undies I’m wearing everyday. They get so soft and lovely with every wash and I can’t find ethical ones I like as much. I’ll keep looking but in the mean time spending $10 on underwear that gets used until it falls apart is much better than spending $30 on underwear that just sits in my drawer.
I’ve had three of these in my life and they are amazing. Shape wear that has the bra built in is a dream. No VPL anywhere to be seen and it’s perfect for travel. I usually go up a size in shape wear because I wear it for smoothing not shaping but the size 14 in this is perfect for me. I have one in black and nude and they’re almost all I wear. You can also change up the straps – I wear these strapless in summer and they work under everything.
These bras are the absolute bomb. I have two in black and one in nude and that’s pretty much a full set for me. I don’t have any other bras and certainly not fancy ones. The nude ones are hard to come by (they sell out fast) but don’t let anyone talk you into getting baby pink instead of nude. It’s not the same thing. Hold out for nude my friend and you won’t regret it. These also wash and wear beautifully. After a few months they turn in to the softest most comfortable bra you’ve ever worn.
I’m not fussy on brands for this but I like the Bonds ones. I could live without ‘Bonds’ being printed around the band but they’re comfy so I’ll forgive them. I have modest size boobs (B to C) so soft cotton bras are my go to for every day, at home wear. I’ll pop on a grown ups bra if I’m leaving the house or I need to lift the puppies up a little for a night out but otherwise it’s cotton racer backs all the way. I also wear cotton racer back singlets to bed because I can’t handle straps falling off my shoulders in the night. I have a lot of clothing comfort issues.
I wear these on the rare occasion that I wear pants. I’ll tuck them into my undies to get a nice clean silhouette in jeans and pants. It’s also great for extra warmth in winter.