Have you ever caught yourself saying: Well, I’m the only one who’s going to see it, so it doesn’t matter what lingerie I wear?
If so, you’re one of many American women who suffer from a classic case of what I like to call “Lingerie Self-Sabotage.” Yes, you’re short-changing your most valuable feminine assets… and it’s time we give them the love and quality they deserve. The remedy? A gentle shift in perspective.
Here are the most common traps women fall into, and a few tips that may have you singing a new tune:
Trap #1: I’m just going to work, I need comfort and practicality, not pretty lace.
Beautiful lingerie is a secret confidence-booster, giving you instant poise. Since confidence is an essential tool for success, start your ensemble (outfit) with your underwear drawer. Be feminine AND comfortable underneath your polished appearance, and own it. This girl means business!
Trap #2: It’s a Sunday and I’m staying home. I just want to be comfortable.
When comfort is your first priority, look for a breathable T-shirt bra that feels like a second skin. Chic accents like the soft lace on this Simone Perele Caressence bra, or a pop of color are easy upgrades that instantly de-frump your look. The truth is, you deserve to feel divinely comfortable AND stylish, even under your most casual weekend wear.
Trap #3: I’m single. No one’s going to see what’s underneath!
Despite common belief, lingerie is not about a man… it’s all about you. Your curves are absolutely worthy of a matching bra and panty set that feels as good as it looks. Mais pas d’erreur (make no mistake), when you wear pretty lingerie, you exude that inner “oh la la” that French women cultivate so seamlessly. So be ready! As my mother always said, you never know who you might meet on the way to the grocery store!
Trap #4: I’m too busty for sexy or beautiful bras.
Time to toss your granny panties (and bras) to la poubelle (the trash). You can absolutely have everything on your checklist: supportive (check), comfortable (check), beautiful (check) and even sexy (absolument!) bras go up to H cup and beyond. Do look for: slightly wider straps, ballet u-shaped back, reinforced cups and curve-hugging support. A full busted woman should never have to sacrifice style for comfort and support.
Trap #5: I only feel comfortable in nude bras that disappear under clothing.
This is for the devoted bra nudists out there. First, look for nude bras with stylish accents, like touches of lace, embroidery, and elegant straps (like this Simone Perele Revelation 3D Demi). Next, buy the matching set; you’ll instantly feel more put together. And finally, reach out of your comfort zone a millimeter with updated nudes like feminine Blush Pink that are just as invisible but infinitely more stylish. Maybe, just maybe, you’ll be tempted to dapple in something a little more colorful…
Your new motto: I deserve the best, inside and out!