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The 5 Undergarments Every Lady Should Have


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: 

This Natori bra is popular for a reason! Great for everyday or special occasions. Size up.
The only strapless bra you need! Won't create any unwanted bulges or gaps.
Our favorite t-shirt bra for everyday wear! Ultra-soft and wire free, too!
A top rated under-wire bra! Comes in several nude shades and a few colorful options, too.

2. Shapewear

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:

These SPANX shorts keep things flattened and slimmed, creating a sleek silhouette!
For fuller coverage (think beneath a little black dress), this SPANX bodysuit is perfect!
A great option for slimming, mid-thigh shorts.
Spanx has a line at Target, too! A great budget find!

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. 

A great camisole that offers light slimming for a seamless silhouette.
The best camisole to wear under tees or sweaters to keep things looking smooth.
A great everyday camisole that's also available in black!
Reversible for two different necklines! Also comes in white 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:

A great shapewear slip if you're looking for light support and a slimming effect.
Every lady needs a slip in their arsenal, and this is a classic one you can wear under anything.
This nude skirt slip is perfect for throwing on under white skirts or dresses!
A good Amazon option if you're in a pinch!

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. 

This 3-pack of no-show socks is just $10!
Top rated Spanx shaping sheers. Great for weddings!
A great source for a variety of pantyhose!
The best no-show socks for everyday wear!

We hope this post is helpful! Be sure to check out our Be Lovely at Night post for beautiful nightgowns and pajamas, too! 

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