Nothing derails the most jaw-dropping head-to-toe style than what’s underneath. Ill-fitting bras, bad shapewear and the dreaded VPL—visible panty line—can take away from your ordinarily stylish self.
It all starts with the right bra—and virtually all women are wearing the wrong size. Where to start? With the pros at a lingerie shop or department store. The perfect bra not only keeps the girls in place, but it can instantly make you look 10-15 pounds lighter—what’s not the love? Back fat is banished, under-arm sag is gone, cleavage is smooth and in control and, of course, clothes look and fit better.
The Power of the Panty
Don’t let thick “granny” panties get you down. Different looks need different undergarments, so make sure you’re stocked. Seamless is the way to go for skirts and dresses, and some may even need something even more barely-there…
While your favorite cotton briefs or boy shorts may be comfortable, Vanity Fair and Wacoal both make amazing seamless options in plus sizes—for a special night out, upgrade to Lunaire’s sexy printed boy shorts or Parisa Fe hipsters. All are VPL-free, comfortable and easily transition from day to night.
Your Smoothest Self
Shapewear’s gotten a bad rap. From a must-have to a “must I?” in recent years, many are ditching the shaper in favor of more casual, looser fare—but do you have to sacrifice style for comfort? No longer! The latest batch of shapewear from brands like Spanx and and Yummie Tummie are perfect for plus-size stylistas and—bonus—are completely breathable and easy to wear. Whether it’s a knee-to-shoulder total body slim down or a quick midsection cinch, there’s a great shaper to fit any look and any budget.
Now that you’re properly under-garmented go forth and ensemble! Take your best self and show it to the world. Remember, dressing from the inside out means putting your confident self first. When you feel good in your skivvies you’re going to feel great wearing that new outfit.