Which Underwear Style Is Best For You?

March 01, 2021

Which Underwear Style Is Best For You?

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. 

Consider your current wardrobe. 

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.”

 Find a style you actually like.  

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). 

Try different styles. 

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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Sizing

Trying to find the right underwear size can be difficult due to different companies making different sizes. To make things easier we have created a step by step guide to take the guess work out of the equation.

Below we have measuring instructions with images to assist you.  

Finding your size in our Underwear Range:

All you need to do is take a couple of simple measurements; your waist, your lower waist and your hips. The best way to do this is by using a soft measuring tape and a mirror to ensure you are accurate.  If possible stand in front of a mirror when taking your measurements to ensure that the measuring tape is also parallel to the floor and is flat.

Measurement 1: Your waist

Your waist is the natural in indentation above your hips or just below your rib cage (see image). Wrap the soft measuring tape around firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down.

Measurement 2: Your Lower Waist

Your lower waist is approx. 12cm down from your waist.  Take your measuring tape and run this down from your waist to 12cm (see image). Wrap the soft measuring tape around this area firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down.  

Measurement 3: Your hips

Now wrap the soft measuring tape around the fullest part of your hips, this is approximately 25cm below your waist (see image). Use the mirror to check that your measuring tape is completely straight and parallel to the floor – write this measurement down.

 

 

Finding your size in our Crop Top Bralette Range:

All you need to do is take a couple of simple measurements; your Full Bust and your Lower or under bust. The best way to do this is by using a soft measuring tape and a mirror to ensure you are accurate.

Measurement 1: Your Full Bust

Your Full Bust is the fullest part of your bust (see image). Ensure that the measuring tape is completely straight and parallel to the floor. Wrap the soft measuring tape around firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down

Measurement 2: Your Lower or Under Bust

The Lower or Under bust is measured by wrapping the measuring tape around your rib cage directly under your bust (see image). Wrap the soft measuring tape around firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down

 

ELC Size 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Full Bust Measurements (cm) 81-87 87-93 93-99 99-105 106-114 115-123 124-130 131-137
Lower or Under Bust Measurement (cm) 61-67 67-73 73-79 80-86 87-39 94-100 100-106 107-113
Waist Measurement (cm) 75 80 85 90 95 100 110 115
Lower Waist Measurement (cm) 90 95 100 105 110 115 120 125
Hip Measurement (cm) 95 100 105 110 115 120 125 130
USA 4 to 6 6 to 8 8 to 10 10 to 12 12 to 14 14 to 16 16 to 18 18 to 20
UK 6 to 8 8 to 10 10 to 12 12 to 14 14 to 16 16 to 18 18 to 20 20 to 22
EUROPE 34 to 36 36 to 38 38 to 40 40 to 42 42 to 44 44 to 46 46 to 48 48 to 50

 

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