If there was a song about spring cleaning our wardrobes we’d imagine it would be titled, “out with the old, in with the new”. However, when it comes to going through a much-needed overhaul of your lingerie drawer, the more appropriate title might be, “in with the old, stay with the old”. Yet, there’s only one problem with this adage and women, you know exactly what it is. More sun, more skin, more lingerie problems.

As we pack away our thick, wintry knits and replenish our hangers with lighter alternatives, it seems only natural that we would also swap out our seasonal bras and panties. But the truth of the matter is, most women don’t make the necessary switch. The result – we’re left inappropriately pairing undergarment styles with trendy cutouts, plunging necklines, sheer tops, and strapless dresses, that are likely unflattering on our bodies and distracting to our outfits.

So, to avoid breaking another lingerie rule we’ve come up with six wardrobe challenges and paired our best skivvies to wear underneath! We’re certain that building the proper foundation for your outfit, begins from within. The best part, you won’t have to compromise a supportive fit, smooth silhouette, or even showing off a gorgeous bra!

Challenge 1: Plunging Neckline

Solution: Deep Plunge Bra


 (Diane Von Furstenberg Riviera Silk Gingham Check Wrap Dress $478, Empreinte Melody Plunge $176, Empreinte Melody Boyshort $118)

Challenge 2: Sheer Fabric Tops

Solution: Colored Lacey Demi

Blog2(PAUL & JOE Parafe printed cotton and silk-blend voile shirt $425, GIVENCHY Pleated leather skirt $4,690, Marie Jo Michele Full Cup $115, Marie Jo Michele Full Brief $63)

Challenge 3: Cutouts

Solution: Strapless and Bandless Sticky Pushup


 (Markus Lupfer Lyla cutout cotton-blend jacquard mini dress $1,055, Nubra Seamless Pushup $53)

Challenge 4: High-waisted Skirt

Solution: High Brief Shapewear


 (TOPSHOP Cord Lace Pencil Skirt Price:$140.00, SALONI Marie printed embossed taffeta top $190, Marie Jo L’aventure Tom Heartshape $101, Prima Donna Couture High Brief $101)


Challenge 5: Bare Shoulders

Solution: Stay-Put Strapless Bodysuit


 (MILLY Washed-silk jumpsuit $450, COMME DES GARÇONS Two-tone neon leather pouch $145, Marie Jo Roxanne Bodysuit $253)

Challenge 6: Open Back

Solution: Lacey Bandeau


 (MARA HOFFMAN Rainbow Palm Stone Open Back Top $172.00 & High Waisted Skirt $192, Cosabella Never Say Never Flirty Bandeau $52, Cosabella Never Say Never Hottie Lowrider Hotpant $34- Call to order (800) 842-3990)

Author: McKenzie Welch (mckenzie@bitsoflace.com)

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