Beauty is difficult to define because it’s highly subjective. I’m sure we’ve all heard that a person can look beautiful on the outside, yet be ugly on the inside. Although we may all have our own opinions on what makes a person beautiful, I fully stand by the fact that a person’s physical appearance can only go so far if they possess a rotten soul. This got me thinking about the clothes we buy, and how much we pay attention to how our clothes look on the outside, but always neglect what stands between us and our beautiful clothes….yeah, our underwear.
Today is going to be a blog post all about the types of underwear every woman needs! I never thought I would write about how serious it is to have the right type of underwear, but today is the day!
Go to your closet and think about your personal choices for a minute. Is there a certain trend that you are seeing in your closet? Do you own a lot of clothing in the same color? Are most of your clothes more flowy or form fitting? Make a mental note, and now go look inside your underwear drawer and see if you notice a lot of the same type of underwear. Are they all bikinis? Are they all briefs? Are they colorful or neutral? Cotton or lacey? Think about this.
Now be honest with yourself…does it look like the underwear you have right now has seen better days? Aside from that, do they look like they are good matches for the types of clothes you wear? If you’re not sure how to answer that, please keep reading!
I broke the types of underwear you need in 3 categories. If you wear the right underwear for the right things, you’ll be amazed by how it can improve your appearance, slim you down and benefit your personal hygiene.
The Best Underwear For Jeans
The Problem: Jeans and pants in general have earned themselves a love/hate relationship and one of the main reasons is because they make us aware that we have gained a little weight. There has been times where I have put on a pair of pants and they feel a little snug. Automatically my day is ruined and I second guess all my eating choices for the day because my self esteem just got lowered when I struggled to button my pants. Every time this happened, I would step back and look at myself in the mirror and start looking at my “hip dips” and muffin top and I would feel like my jeans emphasized that.
If that muffin top sounds like something you can relate to, I’m going to tell you that it’s not your jeans fault, it’s your underwear’s!
The Solution: Look at where the waistline of your jeans hit, and plan accordingly!
The lower the rise of your jeans, the more it looks like you have a muffin top. Stick to mid-rise bottoms and make sure that your underwear is also mid-rise!
Mid-rise bottoms sit right below the belly button, so I recommend investing in Hipsters underwear. You can find these just about anywhere. I personally get mines from Target, but another great place to go is Bare Necessities. They sell all types of underwear here and I prefer them over Victoria’s Secret when it comes to underwear that is used for every day wear. Here is how Hipsters underwear sits on your hips. Hipsters underwear also covers your butt cheeks because you also want to avoid showing your panty line. My plus size readers, check out the site, Woman Within to see great underwear options.
The Best Underwear For Athletics
Cotton. If you are going to do any physical activity, please make sure that your underwear is cotton material. At this point, the fit does not matter as much as the material. This is going to get personal for a second, but it must…if you are a woman who shaves down there, you know that in-grown hairs can get bad if you are not careful when you shave. However, in-grown hairs can get worse with the help of your sweat. They will hurt more, cause an itch, and last longer!
If you are not someone who shaves there, please still make sure you wear cotton underwear. When you are working up a sweat, you still need to allow her to breathe down there. Any underwear that is polyester or micro fiber, will not allow her to breathe. This means that over time she can build up an odor that not only you will smell. I’m serious. I have been surrounded by other girls at the gym and I can smell them. I do not mean to make anyone feel embarrassed or uncomfortable, but I really do not want you to be that person.
For athletics, buy Fruit of The Loom or Hanes underwear packs that are 100% cotton. I just bought myself some Hanes ones from Target. Click to shop my personal favorite here
This image below is from Woman Within. A great cotton option for plus size.
The Best Underwear For Dresses
Is your dress form fitting or flowy?
For flowy dresses, your biggest concern is that a gust of wind is going to blow and your skirt is going to go up. Make sure that your underwear matches the main color that is on your dress and are either briefs, hipsters or boyshorts. Remember earlier how I said you need to make sure that your underwear covers your cheeks? You want to make sure your cheeks are covered when wearing any flowy skirt. I personally wear boy shorts for flowy bottoms like these from Aerie.
For form-fitting dresses, you need underwear that is light weight, a neutral color and a higher rise. This is when it is okay to wear polyester underwear. The material is thin and no one will be able to see the outline of it which will make you look flawless! This is the type of underwear that is perfect for form fitting dresses. I’m totally against spanx so this is a much more comfy and practical option. Body Toner Smoothing underwear pack was bought at Target.
If the dress material is super thin, ALWAYS wear underwear that matches your skin tone. Especially if you plan on having pictures taken. The flash will show the world your hot pink underwear that’s underneath your black dress! Don’t be that person.
I hope you all learned something today and that you keep these things in mind the next time you need to go underwear shopping. Thank you to everyone that read this far.
Happy Saturday and stay stylish!