At some point, we’ve all been faced with, “I love it, but what bra do I wear with it?”
Truth be told, some fashion designs are simply not meant to be worn by us everyday people. But others, with the right foundation garments, can look amazing!
Ladies, there’s no need to sacrifice a great fashion piece, once you know your options.
Over this past year, I have had a number of readers ask what I wear under tricky garments, i.e.: low cut tops, racerback tanks, jumpsuits, kimono tops, halter and spaghetti strap dresses. Now, it’s time to deliver!
Today, we’re talking about the key piece to any successful ensemble – foundation garments!
Issue #1: racerback or cut-in tanks/dresses
Yummie ‘Mallory’ Lightweight Seamless Racerback Bra by Heather Thompson HERE
I personally own this bra in black and I wear it all the time with cut in to low cut tops, to just lounging around the house, it’s such a comfortable garment!
Calvin Klein ‘Perfectly Fit’ Racerback Underwire Bra HERE
Natori ‘Feathers’ Contour Underwire T-back bra HERE
I own both of these bras. For me, the Calvin Klein is a bit more comfortable, but the Natori is prettier and has a t-back, so it serves a different purpose.
Issue #2: a kaftan styles, low cut armholes or halters- your regular bra shows on the sides or front is low-cut.
Seamless Bandeau | Nordstrom brand HERE | in 7 colors
Nikibiki Bandeau top.
I have 2, which I purchased at a local boutique in town, Gitane. I wear this over my bra. From the outside, it looks like I am wearing a cami under my top or dress, but I don’t have the bulk of an extra layer.
Issue #3: strapless
Calvin Klein ‘Infinite Lace’ strapless Underwire Push-Up Bra HERE
I also like these cheap and cheerful padded bandeau’s | Free Press | Nordstrom Rack HERE
In 13 colors, priced at $6.97 and under!
Issue #4: you are wearing a spagetti strap dress/top, on a day that you don’t want to deal with a strapless bra. Perhaps it’s a hot and sweaty day or you just aren’t in the mood for a strapless annoying bra.
Splendid Bandeau Bra with Straps HERE | now on sale at the Nordstrom Rack
Issue: I need some tummy support, but am not up for a full Spanx!
Yummie ‘Nici’ shaping brief HERE
Yummie ‘Nina’ shaping short HERE
Yummie ‘Jasmine’ shaping thong HERE
Keep in mind, these are smoothers, not shapers. If you need to really suck it all in, you can’t beat a Spanx.
I own all three of these styles. My favorite of the three, is the shaping brief. I wear the shaping short with skirts or pants, when I don’t want a panty line to show. However, it can roll up on the thigh, a bit at times. The thong is a great concept, but for me it’s not my favorite. That said, I am not a huge fan of thongs in general, so keep that in mind.
Sale on sale over at Anthroplogie!
30% off already reduced sale items!
I picked up this skirt the other day for $18.00!
There are some amazing deals, on now, including a few early fall sweaters – worth a peek!
Looking to try out culottes? I styled this chambray pair up, earlier this week – 4 ways.
Looks for now and later, HERE
Looking to update your denim look?
A peek at my early fall denim favorites, HERE
Feeling the need for some Outfit Inspiration?
My Instagram Looks from July HERE
Have a great weekend!
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