Top 10 Must-Have Undergarments for Women

By Beverly Russina

From the sensible and sensuous to the steamy, Beverly Russina, founder of and Beverly’s Hill, intimates boutique in St. Louis, MO, reveals her ultimate undergarment checklist.

There are certain things every woman needs – and when it comes to undergarments, a girl can never have enough. After all, different occasions require specific pieces. From bras to panties and everything in between, here are my picks for the top 10 undergarments that every woman must have.

What type of bra should I wear?

Push-Up Bra: All women need a cleavage-boosting bra – especially those with a smaller-sized chest. The Calvin Klein Perfectly Fit Lace Mystique Push-Up Bra ($44) is sexy, yet comfortable and works great under any piece of clothing.

Strapless Bra: No woman should have the “bra-strap-hanging-out” look. A nude and/or black strapless bra is essential. If you have a last minute event or dinner to attend, a strapless bra will make you look sophisticated and sexy.

Underwire Bra: Underwire bras are comfortable, make the busts look better and provide more lift and support. They are a great for when you want more control over the way your breasts look under certain items of clothing.

All-Lace Bra: Ladies, this is the date-night bra! An all-lace bra is ultra-sexy and will make you feel confident. Not to mention, you have to be prepared for someone to possibly see it at the end of the night. A great option is the Le Mystere Isabella All Over Lace Bra ($82).

What about panties?

Boyshorts: Designed for extra coverage and comfort. Perfect for lounging around in the house or even when it’s that time of month. JM Natura Modal Low Leg Brief ($17) is a classic, clean, durable and extremely comfortable boyshort.

Thong: Not only are thongs the epitome of sexy, but they’re essential for avoiding panty lines. A thong like Elle Macpherson’s Dentelle Thong ($24) is sexy, yet functional and a necessity in every woman’s underwear wardrobe.

Nude Panties: Nude or flesh-toned underwear are critical in order to avoid potential embarrassing (underwear) moments. These panties work well under an anything – especially light-colored clothing – as they camouflage with your skin.

What other lingerie or accessories should I own?

Slip: Time and time again, ladies in skirts and dresses have a lack of undergarment, when in fact it’s necessary. Slips keep skirts and dresses from clinging to your legs and smooth lines where necessary. The Calvin Klein Perfectly Fit Solutions V-Neck Slip ($48) is a comfortable solution made from smooth, lightweight stretch nylon fabric for a clean, modest look under dresses or skirts.

Shapewear: Every woman can benefit from shapewear—regardless of your figure type. Anytime you wear fitted clothes, you can use shapewear. It’ll help to make sure that your body looks its best in your clothing. Shapewear gets rid of bra bulge, underwear lines, muffin tops and more – you can’t go wrong.

Fashion Tape: While this may not be a traditional item an undergarment checklist, it’s a must-have for tackling every possible wardrobe malfunction. Hollywood Fashion Tape ($7) from the Keep Your Clothes On collection is a clear apparel and body tape that has a specially formulated, hypo-allergenic adhesive which is gentle on skin and leaves no residue on fabrics. It will do everything: hide bra straps, secure revealing necklines, hold up strapless tops, eliminate blouse gaps, fix hems fast, close wrap skirts, adhere body jewels, anchor shoulder pads and more!

Beverly Russina is founder of and Beverly’s Hill, intimates boutique in St. Louis, Missouri, who has been fitting women in their intimates for over 20 years.

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