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Sure, you stockpile shoes like nobody’s business and buy a new bag or two each season—but when’s the last time you considered the state of your underwear drawer? Ideally, it should be filled with pretty little things that make you look and feel amazing—but many women totally neglect this section of their closet, relying on warped underwire bras, faded briefs with fraying elastic and sleep shirts that have seen far better days. Come on, ladies! That’s no way to treat yourself. Not only will the right undergarments change the way you look in clothes, but they’ll actually boost your confidence, too. Of course, we’re not suggesting you blow your budget on couture chemises and top-of-the-line lace bras—but there are a few essential pieces every woman should have in her lingerie wardrobe. We’ve laid it all out for you below, so scroll down to start rehabbing your underwear drawer. No excuses now!
The Everyday Bra
A nude bra that makes your girls look amazing and doesn’t show through your clothes is an absolute must (Pro tip: White bras, while seemingly versatile, often “glow” through light-colored clothing) . We’re particularly obsessed with buzzy lingerie brand Nubian Skin, which is changing the lingerie the game by offering nude underthings to match every skin tone under the sun. Kudos to them for acknowledging that nude is not just one shade!
The Convertible Strapless Bra
Consider this your goes-under-anything secret weapon. Whether your outfit calls for a racerback, strapless or halter-neck bra, you’ll be prepared!
The LBB (Little Black Bra) And Matching Undies
Because you’re a grown woman, and you should have at least one matching lingerie set that makes you feel amazing!
The Just-For-Fun Bra
Something that makes you smile every time you put it on. Go for a bright color, pretty pattern or sexy lace.
The Barely-There Thong
For those bias-cut dresses and body-con skirts, of course. Be sure to pick a comfortable style—you know, so you’re not picking at yourself all day.
The Fuller-Coverage Bottom
Whether you go for a bikini, hipster or brief style, make it seamless. VPL doesn’t look good onanybody.
Because underwear doesn’t have to always be serious.
The All-Purpose Robe
Something pretty to wear while you get pretty (or binge-watch Netflix, or give yourself a mani-pedi, or spend hours scrolling through your Instagram feed).
The Actually-Presentable PJ Set
Hey, I’m all for those super-comfy college sweats—but sometimes, it’s nice to class it up a little bit.