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You've been anticipating a fancy event for months. You bought a new outfit — dress, shoes, and accessories — and the day finally arrives. You can't wait to get dressed up! Except…
…you forgot about your underwear! Oh no!! Nothing you own is working…you've tried on every. single. pair. Now what? You don't have time to shop — are you really going commando?
Can I get a head nod if you've ever been in this situation? I think we've all been there. These ones? Nope. How about this pair…definitely not. So, with no time to shop, you wear what you have and hope no one notices.
While it's easy to neglect this itty bitty part of your wardrobe, there are definitely specific undergarments that work best with different outfits…gone are the days where it's cool to see your G-string sticking out the top of your low rise jeans (and truthfully, that was never a good look anyway)!
Underwear – The Most Important Part of Your Outfit
Did you know that underwear is actually the most important part of your wardrobe? It can make or break an outfit.
And with so many options on the market, it's easy to match the style and fabric of your underwear to the style and fabric of your outfit.
So what is the perfect pairing with…?
Oh, yes…jeans are the best because you can get away with wearing whatever you want. Thicker denim material and pockets disguise any underwear lines, so go ahead and wear those cotton bikini or cheeky briefs! Comfort is your friend in jeans.
Loose Dresses + Skirts
If you get caught in a windstorm or stepping over an air shaft on your way to work wearing a loose or flared dress, you probably don't want to be donning a G-string during your Marilyn-esque moment.
Whether long or short — or super short — your best bet is boy shorts, french bikinis, or dare I say, granny panties! It's okay to keep people guessing…a little mystery goes a long way!
Fitted Dresses + Skirts
If your dress is extremely fitted and you're considering going commando, you'll want to consider a G-string or thong…this is your chance to be a bit edgy and sexy. The idea here is that you don’t want to show any panty lines, so wearing a thong is definitely your best bet.
If you absolutely don't do thongs (I know there are some of you out there!), you can opt for a foundation garment instead — just make sure you match it to the length of your dress.
Leggings + White Jeans
Always, always, always choose a nude thong or some kind of seamless hipster with leggings and white jeans. With white jeans, the color must be nude or gray. You can get be more color creative with leggings unless they are thin or white.
Get Intimate with Your Undies
It's fair to conclude that shopping for undergarments deserves just as much — if not more — attention and careful planning as the rest of your wardrobe.
Make sure you know your size and get the right fit. Too loose and you'll experience bunching. Too tight and you'll have bulges and rolls where you don't want them. Either way, not a good look!
You want to feel relaxed and confident in your clothes. It’s not fun constantly feeling paranoid that your underwear is showing in all the wrong places. And having to run to the washroom to adjust every 20 minutes just doesn’t work!
For smooth and seamless outfits, match your undergarments accordingly.
And if you can't get away with looser clothing and more comfortable undies during your time of the month, check out 4Period and Luna Pads. Both offer multiple styles for added protection — and you'll avoid carrying around an extra pair of panties for those just in case moments.
Do you have any underwear horror stories? Got caught in a windstorm with the wrong undies? Or left the house only to notice later in the ladies' room that your dress is see-through?
Share in the comment section below…let’s have some fun!
Roxanne Carne is a recognized Personal Stylist & Personal Shopper styling women in NoVA, Washington, DC, MD, and virtually! Visit www.roxannecarne.com to discover how she can help you define your style!
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