Think Again! Are You Making These Lingerie Mistakes?June 19, 2018 3 min read
Turns out a lot of us are prone to making mistakes when it comes to getting our bits and bobs in order. When it comes to dressing right, wearing the right underwear is half the battle won. Before picking up a lingerie, check whether it’s the right size, style and color, and also make sure it complements your outfit. If you’re wearing tight trousers or skirts, wear seamless underwear. And of course, never repeat the same underwear twice and keep things hygienic down there!
Your lingerie is the foundation of your outfit and can make or break your look. To avoid making common lingerie mistakes, we’ve hunted every nook and corner and have compiled the best innerwear-related advises. And here’s what we learned.
Wrong Style Bra
You’re wearing a blue t-shirt and have decided to wear that lacy red bra you feel so great in. After all, how does it matter, right? Wrong. There’s a reason bras come in various styles. A t-shirt bra is meant to be worn under a t-shirt, a push-up bra is meant to be worn under a low-neck dress, and so on. Whenever you pick out a bra, make sure it goes with your top. Wearing a bra of the wrong style – or even the wrong material – could make your outerwear look crumpled, uneven, and plain weird.
Wrong Color Bra
Ladies, we’ve found the answer to the most-Googled question about lingerie. What to wear under a white top? A white bra? Nope. A black bra? Nope. A nude bra? Maybe, depending on the material of the top. But, when in doubt, wear red. No, seriously! Our research has revealed that a red bra is practically invisible on a white shirt. But hold on, we mean a pure red, not maroon or pink. So, the next time you’re wondering which bra to wear under a white outfit, go red! If you don’t own a red bra, a nude shade is acceptable, too. But, if you’re wearing dark-colored outfits, remember to wear a dark-colored bra underneath.
Visible Panty Lines Under Tight Trousers
Probably one of the most commonly made fashion faux-pas, visible panty lines is a big no-no. If you’re wearing tight trousers or skirts, make sure you wear seamless underwear or opt for thongs. If you’re wearing regular briefs, look into a mirror and check whether they are visible under your trousers. Wear a looser pair of pants or change the underwear if so.
Bra That’s Too Tight
It’s often assumed that wearing a bra of a smaller-size gives an illusion of a bigger bust. But the truth is, it just makes you look bulkier. Also, wearing an ill-fitting bra can cause your breast ligaments to stretch and cause a range of problems from heartburn to back pain. So, get yourself measured and wear a bra of the right size. Also, your breast size can vary over time, so get measured once in every 2–3 years.
On the quest to look skinnier, many women end up wearing a shapewear that’s too tight. An ill-fitting shapewear, like wearing an ill-fitting bra, can cause more harm than good. The wrong shapewear doesn’t flatter your cures and makes you look bigger than you actually are.