There are a lot of elements that go into building a wardrobe you love. But the most important, that often gets overlooked is the foundation. It’s amazing what great undergarments can do for ensuring that you feel confident and most of all comfortable in the clothes you’re wearing! Over the years I’ve tried so many different brands, styles and fits and I’ve finally found the best wardrobe basics that every girl needs in their wardrobe.
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These are the pieces in my drawers that I pull for most often. They are the ones that always end up in the laundry week after week, because I love them that much! As a woman, there are just so many different options out there for things like bras, underwear and shape wear. And no one wants to waste their time and money trying all the things, hoping to find the perfect one. Which is why I’ve done the work for you! If I only had these items for the rest of my life as my wardrobe basics, I would be completely happy!
favorite wardrobe basics
I used to be an avid lover of Hanky Panky, but ever since trying the Spanx Under Statements thong I don’t find the cult favorite Hanky Panky thong comfortable anymore. I ALWAYS reach for the Spanx first when all the laundry is cleaned. I love that I can always count on these to be nude underneath pretty much anything, and they don’t leave any lines either. They have also washed really well. I’m working on completely replacing my drawer with these! They’re currently 3 for $40 + get 10% off your Spanx order with code AMANDAJOHNxSPANX
Sizing: I have both small and medium and prefer the medium size
This is the only “real bra” I still wear these days is this one! They feel like pillows for your girls and are just as comfortable as my bralettes with more support and lift. I wear this style just about everyday if I’m going to be filming a video or leaving the house. I save my bralettes for true lounging. But I have to admit, it’s so nice to have a great bra that I don’t feel like I need to shed the moment I walk through the door after coming home.
I find most strapless bras to be very uncomfortable due to the support wire across the sternum. This bra is the one I have a wear most and has great reviews, but I do wish it was more comfortable – ideally, I don’t want to notice my bra on.. ya know?! I recently felt this strapless bra in store and ordered it because it felt like it would be much more comfortable, and had a silicone type lining inside to help it stay in place. I’ll keep you posted, but if it’s anything like my favorite everyday bra, I have a feeling I won’t be disappointed. Overall, I much prefer an adhesive bra when I need something strapless because they’re much more comfortable.
This was a tough one to narrow down because I do have a few I wear weekly, but if I had to pick which one I didn’t want to live without, it would be this one. It’s one I barely noticed when wearing it, and I find that it’s very smoothing and seamless under tops. You could even sleep in this one if you like having some support during the night. If you haven’t given a bralette a try yet. This is comfort like no other, and I have a feeling you’re going to love it!
I think every wardrobe needs a nude slip ready to go when you need it. It’s one of those things you don’t want to be without when the outfit your picked out needs some extra coverage. I have both this slip skirt and the full dress and both are very soft and comfortable to layer under outfits as needed. Plus, the price point is very wallet friendly! I find I use this a ton in the spring and summer because I naturally wear more white clothing or thinner dresses that need an added layer.
Favorite shape wear
I don’t have a huge shape wear collection by any means, but I reach for these shorts every now and then when wearing tighter fitting garments or if something needs extra coverage. They’re also great if you have issues with chaffing between your legs when wearing dresses! I’ve tried different lengths and prefer the mid-thigh. If they’re too short they constantly roll up, but you don’t want them too long for the hemlines you typically wear either.
Later this summer I’ll be updating this post with my favorite nursing bras and undergarments, but right now I can’t really speak to this yet!