March 01, 2021
How did you determine which style of underwear was best to put on today? Did you decide based on what you’d planned to wear, or were you limited to whatever was currently in your drawer? Many of us don’t give a lot of attention to our underwear, unless we’re planning on showing it off. But as any fashion stylist worth their salt will tell you, selecting the right underwear is crucial to the rest of your outfit.
The right underwear should act as the perfect, comfy foundation for the rest of your ensemble. Picking the right pair for your lifestyle can be difficult, but when you get it right, you’ll feel even more confident – and isn’t that what good underwear should do for us?
Below, we’ve rounded up our best tips to help you figure out which underwear style is best for you and the gorgeous bod of yours.
Your underwear is supposed to be a supporting act for the rest of your clothes, so it’s important to think about what you’ll likely be wearing it underneath. If you’re spending most of your time in clingy work wear, you’ll want to ensure that the underwear style you choose won’t bunch or add bulk to your silhouette.
“Think about what you are wearing over the underwear,” advises Everyday Lingerie Co. founder Danielle Sady. “If you’re after underwear for the gym, all of our ELC styles work, depending on your preference for breathable underwear. But if you’re wearing an LBD, a G-string will provide that seamless finish.”
Perhaps you’ve seen an underwear style on Instagram that you’re intrigued by, but don’t find it to be either comfortable or practical for your day-to-day life. That’s fine! We all have different lives, which means we have different underwear requires. We also have different tastes, so if extremely high-rise smalls with minimal coverage aren’t your thing, don’t feel like you need to invest in a pair.
“Think about what you like, not what’s trending,” says Danielle. “If low-rise underwear is not something that you feel comfortable wearing, don’t settle – keep looking for alternatives.” That’s why here at ELC, we have a range of briefs, boyleg shorts and G-string styles, so you can always find something that you like (and will actually want to wear).
You’ll never know what you like or don’t like if you don’t check out all the options, right? Especially when it comes to underwear. If you’ve been wearing the same style for a few years, you might enjoy mixing things up a little. “Try different styles on. Every brand is different, so consider trying something new – it costs you nothing and you might just fall in love with a new style or brand,” suggests Danielle.
If you can, hit the change rooms in person at a store. “Always wear light, well-fitting underwear when you are shopping for underwear, as you need to leave your underwear on when you try things on,” explains Danielle. If you’re shopping online, she suggests using the brand’s sizing charts as a guide or getting in touch with them for further assistance.
And of course, as always, forget what is on the tag. “Ignore the size! Look at fit,” Danielle says. “Ask yourself ‘is it hugging me in the right places? Does it give me the right front coverage, or is it holding me in?”
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