Answering another reader’s question about choosing underwear (aka foundation garments) Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe and I tackle this subject in this video blog post.
The Most Important Aspects of Choosing Great Foundation Garments
Choosing the right shape of bra for what you’re wearing – tips here.
Your underpants may need to be a size larger than your regular clothing so they don’t bind and create lines.
Choosing shapewear to go over your underwear if it’s necessary for a smoothing line – my shapewear tips here.
Getting the right colour so that your underwear isn’t the focus of your outfit (unless that’s a totally planned look that you’re sporting 😉 ) which we discuss in the video.
More tips on choosing the right underwear:
How to Choose Flattering Underwear
I found this very helpful and reassuring as I also prefer underwear to be practical and comfortable . My own is a sea of beige and black with a couple of lacy sets that are worn very infrequently
My biggest problem is that although my bras fit well I have very narrow shoulders and my straps slip. I even tried one with an adhevisive type grip but it fell off too. Any suggestions I did see an idea to cross straps at back and pin but I felt this would be visible. Balcony or bras with straps wide apart are a complete non starter so I try to go for ones with straps not to wide apart and tighten up straps without having them digging into me but still not much better
I would love a post on socks etc I struggle with foot liners and hate pop socks as they are I n my view old lady socks
Panties–anything that sits at the waist and has high cut legs and is plain smooth fabric. A few dark pair and a few light pair. Bras are a different story. I have a very good lingerie store that has been able to fit me in a style that does not slip off my shoulders and supports my generous figure. Besides black and nude, I like to have at least one red/orange/hot pink range bra because I have tops that a bright warm bra blends well under. My favorite style has a full coverage cup that looks like it is satiny lace but has a completely smooth silhouette under knits.