What Lies Beneath: Underlayers for Summer’s Sheers

Sheers for Summer

The temps have hit the roof, and all that wool and cashmere? It’s not seeing the light of day until September. Instead, your summer wardrobe is packed with airy, breezy sheers – cool enough to withstand even the stickiest of days. The only dilemma? What to wear underneath. Read on for a quick guide to the season’s underlayers.

The Sheer Skirt 
Pair a sheer maxi with a fitted mini in a similar hue. Simple. Black with black. Nude with cream. Or go bold and play with a print – think black and white stripes under a sheer black skirt.

The Sheer Dress
Wearing a dress over lacy underpinnings alone might fly on the runway, but to take the style to the streets, layer with a slip or even a silky nightgown. Try one in a color as similar as possible to the dress’s, or go for a reliable nude.

The Sheer Top
Sure, you could play it safe with a nude cami or wear it under a blazer – but to spice things up, layer a bandeau in a bright hue under a sheer black top. (Even a strapless bathing suit can work in a bind.)

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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June 24, 2013

The Bare Necessities

 

‘Tis the season for party dresses, and now that everything – from the dress down to the very last jewel – is perfectly in place, it’s time to talk details.

Whether you’re hitting the party circuit in a body-skimming number or a frilly cocktail dress, a pair of seam-free and oh-so-comfy low-rise thongs or briefs (in a slew of cheeky patterns, prints, and solids) is necessary for eliminating unsightly lines. Need some assistance in the underpinning department? Here are three tips to live by:

1. If your dress is tight-fitting, pair it with commando’s signature low-rise thong for a barely there finish.
2. When in doubt, choose nude intimates – no flash-photography mishaps here.
3. Buy multiples. These are going to be your new go-to undergarments (trust us). And thankfully, they come in packs of three or more.

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By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 11, 2012