While we spend years curating the perfect wardrobe we can often overlook its foundation — our underwear drawer. Fact of the matter is, having the right underwear, bras, and slips can change the way we feel in our clothes, giving us the confidence and the coverage we need to wear everything from our everyday t-shirts to our evening dresses right. So, while we always encourage shopping for sweet and sexy lingerie, here we're cutting right to the chase with the 11 essential pieces no woman should be without. We've narrowed it down to the best bras, sculpting shorts, and slips all inside — read on for a little underwear 101, then keep clicking to shop the pieces you need.
- Great underwear really is a worthy investment — as the first layer of your look, it can help smooth and sculpt and help you look and feel better in everything you own.
- You'll notice too that a lot of the pieces we selected are nude; that's because nude pieces are best with sheer clothing — even white underneath a white dress can show through, while nude will be the most discreet.
- Look for multipurpose undergarments. Why buy four different bras when you can invest in one convertible bra that you can change up four ways depending on your needs.