Underpinnings!

11:00 AM

I'm asked quite OFTEN about "what I'm wearing underneath" garments I make. So I thought I do a post to discuss my favorite underpinnings. As we know, the WRONG undergarments can ruin the look of an outfit -- no matter how well it's sewn or how much you paid for it. And looking "lumpy and bumpy" is just not how I want to present myself to the world. I'm a firm believer in investing "good" money in well-fitting undergarments. Here are some of my favorites:

Everyday...

Support...

Disclaimer: I NEVER attach it to my bra because that's just too much work! And it stays up just fine!

These are the greatest things ever to wear underneath pants.


I'm not saying anyone should run out and buy anything on MY list. I'm pretty anal about my underwear and bras. And these are things that I've acquired over a period of time.

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32 comments

  1. I finally got round to buying new bras the other day. I measured myself before I went, and realised why I was always on the verge of falling out of my bra - I was wearing a band and cup size too small! My new bras are super comfortable, and no sign of falling out! :D
    It also finally got warm enough to try out my new Luvees. They work great! :D
    Ashley x

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  2. Interesting post...I own ALOT of spanx my own self! :)

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  3. Great post..lumps and bumps can ruin a look. I've scored Spanx and LM bras at Nordie Rack on the cheap.

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  4. I wish.....

    Not everyone can wear such

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  5. Why can't you wear such? You can find appropriate underpinnings at all price points. Target and Walmart both have versions. And I'm always finding things at TJ MAXX!

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  6. Thanks for sharing, Erica. I've been wondering how you pull off those fabulous strapless and one-shoulder looks.

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  7. I agree you need the right undergarments or as you say it can ruin the look!

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  8. Great post! I BELIEVE in "underpinnings" I did NOT know that was the correct word for it lol. *hangs head in shame lol*

    Learn something new everyday!

    I've found great pieces at TJ Maxx!!

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  9. I love love love the vanishing edge collection at Soma. It's all I wear anymore, including the bras.

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  10. Such a good post! I think most of us don't think about it until we have a special dress up occasion.

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  11. People often ask that?! Slightly disturbing! Still, thanks for the links to new items to check out.

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  12. Yes, I'm asked that a lot! I guess it's unusual to not have a visible panty line!

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  13. @Erica...LOL! It's a shame but it seems nowadays bras and panties are SUPPOSE to be seen...NOT! (Can I just say slips are the hardest thing to find in the retail stores!) Thanks for the post and sharing. I always appreciate when someone who isn't full figured talks about underpinnings. No matter what size a woman is, she can benefit from them.

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  14. You can always find slips at JC Penney's and Kohl's. That's where I go when I need one.

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  15. there is a new lingerie shop in my town, and they carry larger cup sizes (yay!). i went there about a month ago and got fitted for some bras (i was actually really close, only went up 1 cup size). anyway, $500 later i had 4 new bras and a matching panty, and damn, they feel GREAT!

    now to invest in some spanx!

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  16. I don't have much need for strapless or specialty bras but I MUST have those vanishing edge panties.

    I've always had a question about spanx (and spanx like items) how tight do they feel on? I have a very low tolerance for things that squeeze.

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  17. To me, the feel no tighter than control-top pantyhose. But I would rather be "squooze" up in something than a lumpy, dumpy hotmess.

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  18. Thank you for posting this Erica, I'm tired of buying things to wear, that end up rolling up, or down or are uncomfortable to wear.
    I have owned that Le Mystere bra when I was a smaller size, maybe time for a bra fitting:) I'll have to try that Soma in my area.

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  19. "I would rather be "squooze" up in something than a lumpy, dumpy hotmess." Bingo!

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  20. I am a Spanx devotee too. I also like their value line, Assets, at Target. I've been on the lookout for new bras, so thanks for the tip.

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  21. Great post Erica. We do get Spanx here in the UK but there is a brand that is bigger called "Magic Knickers" - I think that says it all!
    A great fitting bra and great fitting knickers should be the most important part of a ladies wardrobe. I like my boy shorts which help "minimise" my wobbly inner thighs. Was that too much information?!

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  23. Excellent post! I'm laughing because I thought I was old school. My mother always told me we should have a good "foundation". I think it makes a world of difference when you're assets are under "control". LOL. Add to proper underpinings, properly fitted clothes...in the right size.

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  24. Lol @ Squooze! I have a friend who says that. Thanks for the feedback, I think it's time that I made the investment.

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  25. Thanks for sharing! I think I need thoes boy shorts:)

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  26. Well I went out to do some pre-Easter grocery shopping and came home with some Spanx, this time in the right size. I suspect after your post there are about half a million women doing the same. After all this is just body interfacing. Keep up the instruction. You should charge for sewers' make overs.

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  27. I shopped at SOMA for the first time yesterday and came home with two new bras that actually fit! Prices were very reasonable and great customer service.

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  28. Hi Erica, just found your blog and love it! You've inspired me to get back into sewing again- your creations are so beautiful.
    Can I ask you if you could suggest a book which has good tips for constructing set in sleeves - my attempts always look " home made" and I usually choose an easier option instead! Many thanks for the great blog.

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  29. great post I agree with the underpininnig for people who would like the kind of ones you mentioned check out Marshalls they have all brands but not all the time and they are quite reasonable but it is a hit and miss type of thing

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  30. Great post! I was interested that you mentioned TJ Maxx in response to one of the comments. We have TJ Maxx here in London and I often find really excellent under garments there at good prices - it's definitely a good place to stake out!

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  31. Thank you! A much anticipated post. :-)

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  32. Loved this article!!

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