Some women approach the acquisition of lingerie with the unfettered, obsessive glee that others reserve for shoes or bags—it’s their thing, and they love putting something so beautiful, feminine, and secret on every day as they get dressed. I am totally and boringly the opposite, preferring instead to return to the same short list of tried-and-true pieces again and again. They’re nice tried-and-true pieces, though: this very basic mesh bra from Cosabella has been a mainstay for years: it conforms to your natural shape instead of trying to mold it into something else entirely, which I appreciate. And it comes in a delightful array of colors, which is good for those of us who might otherwise default to black.
Once, several years ago, I asked an editor to do a short piece on the prettiest T-back bras, because I feared that none existed and it was getting on tank top season. She came back with this sexy little option, and I have loved it ever since.
No underwear I have ever worn has proven less likely to show even a hint of panty line than On Gossamer. They are feather-light and insanely comfortable, and why the entire world isn’t obsessed with them is a mystery to me.
A good silk cami is essential—they render all sorts of otherwise too-sheer tops completely within your reach, and make whatever you’re wearing hang just that more nicely that it might if you had on a cotton cami.
Your slip is the last place you want lace or frippery or even really seams, if you can help it: everything should be in the service of creating a nice, clean line. Commando’s is the best I’ve seen.
Tags: basics, Commando, Cosabella, On Gossamer