Here’s the thing about undergarments — they’re easily overlooked, awkward to inquire about and seemingly unimportant to most, but after speaking with the experts at The Lingerie Shoppe of Mountain Brook, our eyes have been opened, and we need to share the knowledge! If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you’re wearing the right bra size (most likely, you’re not, according to statistics), what types of products are best for smoothing and shaping, whether it’s possible to actually hide those unwanted panty lines or what little undergarment tricks you’re missing out on, we’ve got the scoop for you. Today, we’re discussing all things undergarments — and the small changes that make a world of difference.
Smooth and control your figure.
First, let’s discuss the best smoothing, shaping and controlling products on the market. Spanx is by far the current industry leader in shapewear. From bodysuits to shorts to briefs, each Spanx piece serves its own purpose to flatten and control the body while remaining completely unseen beneath clothing. Regardless of your body type, Spanx will flatten your tummy and smooth out any panty lines, bra lines, cellulite or any unwanted curve to ensure that you step out feeling your most confident self. And there is a Spanx product for any outfit. You can find the ultra-popular Oncore High-Waisted Brief, High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short, Open-Bust Mid-thigh Bodysuit and more at The Lingerie Shoppe of Mountain Brook. Shoppe Owner Brenda Meadow suggests the smoothing lace hip panty as it features all the highly desired shaping features of Spanx while also looking like simply beautiful lingerie. Here, you can see the vast difference Spanx can make under an outfit.
Let’s talk about bras.
Did you know that 60% of women are not wearing the right bra size? Even if your bra feels comfortable and looks fine, Brenda tells us that “you can’t imagine the difference a properly fitted bra can make.” Luckily, The Lingerie Shoppe offers in-store bra fittings where their experts will assess your band and cup size to find you the right type of bra for your needs. If you’re in the market for a bra that lifts, they’ve got you covered. According to Brenda, larger cup sizes should opt for Elomi or Wacoal bras or, if you desire a conservative cut, the Chantelle Minimizer is a great fit. For smaller cup sizes, Brenda suggests the Natori feather bra, all of which are available at The Lingerie Shoppe.
But how do you know if you’re choosing a bra that will stay comfortable throughout the day? After all, there is nothing more annoying than when your bra’s underwire begins to poke you rather than provide support. The Lingerie Shoppe solves this issue by offering wireless bras that are ultra-comfortable, yet lift and shape the way a push-up bra can. Additionally, since many bras can cause both back and shoulder pain, they’ve got plenty of options with padded straps as well as bras with both T-back straps and convertible straps. The options are nearly endless.
Hide those lines!
After you’ve found the right bra for your needs and the smoothing Spanx you’ve been searching for, make sure to hide those panty lines! An exposed bra strap or obvious panty line can ruin even the most stylish of looks. The Lingerie Shoppe has a multitude of easy-to-use products to solve this problem, from slips and bra strap solutions to no-panty-line underwear. When dealing with getaway bra straps, try Fashion Forms Strap Solutions. They nearly rid the need to purchase multiple bras as they can transform any regular bra into a racerback or t-back, ensuring that straps stay hidden. When it comes to your panty line problems, opt for On Gossamer’s mesh hi-cut panties as they’re entirely invisible under clothing, not to mention both cute and comfortable!
These little tricks make a big difference.
Lastly, we’re focusing on some simple little solutions that make a world of difference. All of these products can be thrown in your bag or car for a quick and easy fix to any style dilemma. If you’re rocking an outfit that features a backless detail or plunging neckline, these Fashion Forms sticky bras and DIMRS easy-travel nipple covers are a game changer. They’ll keep you covered without ruining the statement-making aspects of your outfit. Additionally, the Fashion Essentials body tape is ideal for securing that plunging neckline, fixing a gaping blouse, adjusting loose hems and more. One of our personal favorites at The Lingerie Shoppe is the shoulder stickies as they keep bra straps in place while remaining unseen and diminish pain from uncomfortable straps.
So, the next time you run into undergarment issues, consider adding these simple solutions and smoothing and controlling products to your fashion arsenal. You truly cannot underestimate the difference an appropriate, well-fitted undergarment makes. And, if you haven’t already, head on over to The Lingerie Shoppe to request a bra fitting! We predict that you’ll be surprised at the results, but know you’ll be thankful for the knowledge. As Brenda says, “undergarments are the small changes that make a big impact.”
Now, go forth, grab the undergarments for you, and take on the day feeling beautiful and confident!
Thank you to Brenda and Julie Meadows for their expert insights and tips. Find all of these undergarments, as well as in-store bra fittings and more, at The Lingerie Shoppe of Mountain Brook.
This article is sponsored by The Lingerie Shoppe of Mountain Brook.