We know that for most people, trying on bras is about as fun as getting your flu shot. But after thousands fittings, we decided it was time for some #realtalk before your next (or first!) bra fitting at Aristelle.
Matching lingerie sets are a great way to add excitement and style to your wardrobe, but for most of us not every day is a matching set day. We all need easy, comfortable underwear options for the days when fashion is a little less important than function. Here are some of our favorite back-to-basics bottoms.
Knock Out’s comfy cotton is designed to wick away sweat on hot days, making it a fantastic choice for summer. Stretch lace accents keep these bottoms flattering and feminine whether you’re weeding your garden or getting ready for a ritzy garden party. With a wide range of sizes and four styles to choose from, Knock Out makes it easy to find the perfect fit for your body. We love the high rise briefs!
Miel and Skin make awesome undies to match their wire-free bras. Miel bottoms feature stretchy, smooth fabric that moves with you. Whether you prefer thongs, briefs, or boyshorts, Miel has you covered. Neutral colors keep these bottoms as versatile as they are comfortable. Skin’s super-soft cotton feels incredible all day, and the wide waistbands ensure they won’t slip around or slide down.
If you like bright colors and fun patterns, Bia Boro is the brand for you! Made of soft, breathable bamboo, these bottoms are as comfortable as they are stylish. These are a favorite for workouts! The no-roll waistband keeps them in place, and bamboo’s natural thermo-regulating properties keep you cool and comfortable. Bamboo fabric is also hypoallergenic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and odor resistant.
Commando has smooth, laser-cut bottoms for all your line-free looks. The company slogan is “Better than nothing”, and they’re right! These underwear disappear under clothes so you can look like you’re wearing nothing at all while still getting the coverage you need. Commando thongs and girlshorts are available in black, white, nude, and a bunch of fun prints. The high rise briefs come in nude and black, and have smooth lace in front for a sexy retro look.
Hanky Panky makes a variety of colors in super-stretchy lace. You can get wild with bright orange, keep it neutral with black and white, or find a pretty close match for your favorite bra. The original and low rise thongs are one size (we know it sounds like a gamble, but trust us, these thongs fit comfortably and look fantastic on a variety of bodies!), and the shorties are available in small, medium, and large.
Is it time for a new wireless plan? No, we’re not talking about cell phones. Summer is the perfect time for the ease and comfort of wireless bras! If you’re looking for a little support without feeling like you’re strapped in, pushed up, or pinned down, wire free might be the perfect solution. There are a lot of wireless options to choose from so here’s a quick guide.
Sporty styles, like the Miel comfort bra, are great for low-impact exercise, casual outfits, and extra support under pjs. The best feature of these bras is their adaptability to different bust sizes. Whether you’re large or small, there’s probably a sporty style that will work for you.
Molded styles, like Montelle’s wire free T-shirt bra, give smooth coverage with more separation and definition than sporty styles. They’re great under thin or sheer fabrics.
Bralette styles, like Simone Perele’s celeste, are all about the intersection of comfort and style. Do you love lace? Can’t get enough color? Want to get funky with fashion prints? Bralettes are perfect for adding excitement to your lingerie lineup.
Boudoir Styles, like the ever yours twist bra by Mimi Holliday, are more flirty than functional. These bras offer glamorous details and sexy styling.
Find your new favorite today!
Great lingerie is an important investment for every woman. Whether you prefer to stick to comfortable basics in nude and black or get adventurous with wild colors and lace, your foundation garments are the key to looking and feeling your best every day. So how do you keep your bras looking and feeling their best?
The first thing to remember is that the washing machine means too much wear and tear, and the dryer means disaster for bras! Using a washing machine or dryer to clean your lingerie can significantly reduce its lifespan. After just one or two washes you could find damaged lace, changes in shape or elasticity, or even holes where the underwire can poke out.
To keep your bras in the best possible condition wear them for no more than two days in a row and hand wash every time (full disclosure, I’m a bit of a rebel and wash after 4-5 wears). That may sound tedious, especially if you’re used to using a washing machine. But don’t worry! Eucalan delicate wash takes all the hassle out of hand washing.
Just fill a basin with room temperature water and a capful of Eucalan, submerge your bras and squeeze gently to make sure they’re saturated. Then you can forget about them for 15 to 20 minutes while they soak. Come back after a relaxing cup of tea or a stroll around the block, and all you need to do is hang your lingerie to dry. No rinsing necessary!
Eucalan is available in five varieties: eucalyptus, lavender, grapefruit, natural (unscented), and jasmine. Because Eucalan is made with lanolin and scented with essential oils rather than perfumes, it’s gentle on sensitive skin. Its natural, biodegradable formula means it’s gentle on the environment too.
When we think about nipple covers, the first thing that comes to mind is often a low-backed dress that just won’t work with a bra. And with good reason! That’s a situation in which a little bit of coverage can provide a lot of extra confidence. Nipple covers can help you create a smoother silhouette and prevent any show-through.
But did you know nipple covers aren’t just for bra-free days? If you love lace, you probably own (or want to try!) a few soft cup bras. One of the biggest concerns many women have with soft cups is the potential for nipples to show through. Nipple covers are the perfect solution. You won’t have to worry about the “headlights” look, even with lightweight or sheer fabrics.
There are two main types of nipple covers: reusable and single use. Reusable nipple covers are made of silicone and can be worn up to 25 times before it’s time for a new pair. Single use covers are thinner, lighter weight, and are meant to be worn only once.
Commando Lowbeams are latex free, single use nipple covers. They come in convenient, portable packs of five pairs and are semi-sheer. Keep a pack in your purse and you’ll be worry free when your office turns up the AC!
Top Hats are Commando’s reusable nipple covers. They are slightly rounded, somewhat squishy disks about the size of a half dollar. For a larger, more rounded nipple cover try Fashion Forms Full Figure Gel Petals. Both of these styles have built-in adhesive so you don’t have to worry about messy glue or tape. Silicone nipple covers are designed to be worn for four to six hours at a time. After you wear them, wash with mild soap and water and air dry. You can count on them again and again to give you smooth, worry-free coverage.