A lot of discussion goes into the right bras and panties needed for you wardrobe – black, nude, strapless, t-shirt, thong, seamless – its all been covered. Yet, no one really talks about the not-so-sexy layering pieces that, in my opinion, are the MVPs of any wardrobe. And I’m not talking about shape-wear here (I prefer not to be suffocated in 80 degree weather) – these garments graze rather than girdle. They are necessary for clothing that’s a bit too sheer, stat-icky or need to be smoothed out. They are especially useful if you’re a fan of vintage clothing. Women “back in the day” always wore undergarments so sheer and thin fabrics were not a concern to them. So if you find yourself falling in love with a beautiful vintage piece that’s a bit too sheer, you can gleefully take it home with you!
The 3 styles I wear on repeat are the Slip Dress, Half Slip and Bodysuit. I found my pieces from Gap a looong time ago when Gap Body actually sold utilitarian undergarments. Unfortunately, these days these styles are not readily available but I scoured the shops to find them in an array of price points! I personally own each style in nude and black. But if you just wanted to start with one color, the nude is definitely your best bet!
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