Wardrobe Basics: Underwears

Welcome to the Ultimate Undies Edit! 

We all have them.  We don't always wear them, but we have them.  UNDERWEAR. After years of styling for the worlds's most prominent designers and celebrities, I have accumulated a very extensive background in panties, bras and “intimate” accessories.  At work in the styling studio, commonly we use underwear to solve a problem, smooth the body, hide nipple or create a nice line under a sheer dress.   But in real life, I always go for comfort.  Here is my round up of the best undergarments available.  And while I have included shape wear and chicken cutlets, I certainly never wear them myself.   I wanted to include those categories for those of you who are into that kind of thing ;) My day to day underwear consists of a sports bra, or no bra, and some cotton boy shorts in an obnoxious print from PINK. 

And yes, I have all of these items for myself and for my styling kit.  I like to make sure I am prepared to wear any kind of dress (tight, sheer or low cut) that makes its way into my closet!

Now go get your panty shopping on!

THE SHOPPING LIST:

SLIP

DMondaine Rita Shaping Slip $160

DMondaine Rita Shaping Slip $160

Fleur du Mal Essential Slip $69

Fleur du Mal Essential Slip $69

Vassarette Smooth Slip $16.99

Vassarette Smooth Slip $16.99

Suddenly Skinny Built in Bra Slip $28.99

Suddenly Skinny Built in Bra Slip $28.99

TEE SHIRT BRA

Victoria's Secret The T-Shirt Demi Bra $39.50

Victoria's Secret The T-Shirt Demi Bra $39.50

Victoria's Secret Front-Close Racerback Demi Bra $37

Victoria's Secret Front-Close Racerback Demi Bra $37

Victoria's Secret Cotton Wireless Bra $32.50

Victoria's Secret Cotton Wireless Bra $32.50

LACE BRA

Deborah Marquit Soft Cup Lace Bra $195

Deborah Marquit Soft Cup Lace Bra $195

Stella McCartney Tulle Underwired Bra $39

Stella McCartney Tulle Underwired Bra $39

Hanky Panky Lace Soft Cup Bra $27

Hanky Panky Lace Soft Cup Bra $27

Victoria's Secret The Lace Bralette $9.99

Victoria's Secret The Lace Bralette $9.99

LOW CUT/SPECIALTY BRA

Ender Legend Plunge Corset $720

Ender Legend Plunge Corset $720

La Perla Multi Way Padded Bra $145

La Perla Multi Way Padded Bra $145

Maidenform Plunge Bra $29.96-$30

Maidenform Plunge Bra $29.96-$30

Fashion Forms Seamless Plunge Bra $21.97-$28

Fashion Forms Seamless Plunge Bra $21.97-$28

STRAPLESS BRA

La Perla Strapless Contour Bra $135

La Perla Strapless Contour Bra $135

Stella McCartney Smooth Strapless Bra $65

Stella McCartney Smooth Strapless Bra $65

Victoria's Secret Multi Way Bra $49.50

Victoria's Secret Multi Way Bra $49.50

Bali Concealers Convertible Strapless Bra $15.99-$41.75

Bali Concealers Convertible Strapless Bra $15.99-$41.75

SPORTS BRA

Lucas Hugh Ion Sports Bra $56

Lucas Hugh Ion Sports Bra $56

Lululemon Energy Bra $48

Lululemon Energy Bra $48

Champion Raceback Seamless Sports Bra $12.39-$27.45

Champion Raceback Seamless Sports Bra $12.39-$27.45

Fruit of the Loom 3 Pack Sports Bra $11-$20

Fruit of the Loom 3 Pack Sports Bra $11-$20

SEXY BRA

L'Agent by Agent Provocateur Satin Corset $300

L'Agent by Agent Provocateur Satin Corset $300

Agent Provocateur Love Demi Bra $190

Agent Provocateur Love Demi Bra $190

L'Agent by Agent Provocateur Lace Balconette Bra $82

L'Agent by Agent Provocateur Lace Balconette Bra $82

THONG

La Perla Stretch Jersey Thong $45

La Perla Stretch Jersey Thong $45

Calvin Klein Icon Stretch Satin Thong $19

Calvin Klein Icon Stretch Satin Thong $19

Victoria's Secret No Show Sexy Thong Panty $12.50

Victoria's Secret No Show Sexy Thong Panty $12.50

Gilligan & O'Malley Lazer Cut Hipster Thong $5

Gilligan & O'Malley Lazer Cut Hipster Thong $5

BOY SHORTS

Hanky Panky Set of Three Lace Boy Shorts $60.90

Hanky Panky Set of Three Lace Boy Shorts $60.90

Victoria's Secret Ruched Shortie Panty $10.50

Victoria's Secret Ruched Shortie Panty $10.50

Victoria's Secret Cotton Shortie Panty $8.50

Victoria's Secret Cotton Shortie Panty $8.50

Fruit of the Loom Cotton Stretch Boy Short $7.19

Fruit of the Loom Cotton Stretch Boy Short $7.19

BIKINI

Deborah Marquit Italian Lace Briefs $110

Deborah Marquit Italian Lace Briefs $110

Bodas Smooth Tactel Brief $45

Bodas Smooth Tactel Brief $45

Calvin Klein Cotton Briefs $12

Calvin Klein Cotton Briefs $12

Pink Cotton Ruched Hipster Panty $9.50

Pink Cotton Ruched Hipster Panty $9.50

HIGH WAISTED BRIEF

Dolce & Gabbana Lace & Satin Briefs $204

Dolce & Gabbana Lace & Satin Briefs $204

American Apparel Spandex High Waist Brief $10

American Apparel Spandex High Waist Brief $10

Hanes 2 Pack High Rise Brief $11.99

Hanes 2 Pack High Rise Brief $11.99

CONTROL & SHAPEWEAR

DMondaine Marilyn Full Slip $180

DMondaine Marilyn Full Slip $180

Spanx Haute Contour High Rise Thong $108

Spanx Haute Contour High Rise Thong $108

Spanx Slim Cognito High Waist Thigh Shaper $72

Spanx Slim Cognito High Waist Thigh Shaper $72

Victoria's Secret High Waist Thigh Shaper $42

Victoria's Secret High Waist Thigh Shaper $42

SEXY BRIEF

L'Agent by Agent Provocateur Satin Stretch Briefs $170

L'Agent by Agent Provocateur Satin Stretch Briefs $170

Agent Provocateur Love Brief $120

Agent Provocateur Love Brief $120

L'Agent by Agent Provocatuer Lace Briefs $46

L'Agent by Agent Provocatuer Lace Briefs $46

BOOBS & STUFF

Victoria's Secret Shaping Inserts $58

Victoria's Secret Shaping Inserts $58

Fashion Forms Add A Size Chicken Cutlets $16.99

Fashion Forms Add A Size Chicken Cutlets $16.99

Victoria's Secret Gel Nipple Covers $20

Victoria's Secret Gel Nipple Covers $20

Miss Oops® Women's Show Stoppers - Nude $16.99

Miss Oops® Women's Show Stoppers - Nude $16.99