There are certain things that every lady needs in their wardrobe: A classic black dress, a great pair of jeans, a crisp button-down white shirt. But we’d argue that the foundation is just as important, if not more so. Things like shapewear, bras, and even socks get lost in the ‘wardrobe must-haves’ conversation, so today we wanted to share what we think are the most important undergarments that every lady of a certain age needs to have (besides underwear, of course!).
1. The Right Bra
First things first, every lady needs a properly fitted bra, including a t-shirt bra and a strapless bra. Some of our favorite everyday and every occasion styles are below:
Shapewear has come such a long way since the days of the “girdle,” mostly thanks to Spanx! Shapewear is used to smooth things out and is often worn under cocktail attire and slim-fitting clothes. The kind you need depends on the clothing, but this best-selling Spanx shapewear has seen us through many years and many dresses! If you were going to buy one piece, this would be it. Here are some other useful shapewear options:
3. A Camisole
Under a white blouse or low-cut dress, a camisole is a necessity. These are great to have in both in nude and black.
4. A Good Slip
Slips are essential when a dress or skirt is too opaque. It helps a dress not catch on your body and allows whatever you’re wearing to move beautifully. A half-slip and full-body slip will serve you well for work and social occasions. These all come in multiple colors:
5. Pantyhose + Socks
Pantyhose aren’t worn very much anymore, but there are occasions that arise when you will be glad you have some tucked away in your drawer (and they do smooth things out nicely!). Also, no-show socks are an essential with trendy sneakers and flats.
We hope this post is helpful! Be sure to check out our Be Lovely at Night post for beautiful nightgowns and pajamas, too!