The trees are bare, the sun is setting earlier and winter is almost upon us: it’s time to reach for cuddly sweaters and extra layers to keep cozy!
The transition to cooler weather and the approaching holiday season also make this time of year the perfect opportunity to re-evaluate and add different pieces to your lingerie wardrobe.
Now that skimpy T-shirts are out, and thicker layers and knits are in, try experimenting with adding a seamed bra to your collection. A bra with seams almost always offers better lift (that’s Empreinte‘s Ophelia above). And for those bustier gals, a seamed bra creates the most effective minimization.
Are your blouses forever popping open? Tired of hiding behind a sweater and forever safety pinning your shirts? A seamed bra creates a more streamlined silhouette across the bustline, which can banish pulling and gapping at the buttons. Try it!
A lace bra looks most sophisticated and fashion forward underneath this season’s sheer blouse styles. Fabric technology has evolved in leaps and bounds. Many companies are developing flat-lying, discreet laces and seams which virtually disappear underneath heavier gauge knits, lined dresses, patterns and deeper colours.
The fall/winter color palette is always full of rich jewel tones; navy, brown, burgundy, purple, red and, of course … black. Usually, dark-toned lingerie is recommended for underneath these opaque shades, but why stick with the tried-and-true black bra? Consider a bright pop of color underneath your dark, patterned or jewel-toned tops. Guaranteed, a sassy set in red, orange or purple will chase away any winter blues!
Feeling the chill? The Hanro Touch smooth tank top or T-shirt is an essential layering piece. Soft, stretchy and easy to wear, this microfiber basic gently hugs the body, is discreet under clothing and is a wonderfully luxurious everyday staple.
Fall/winter is also an excellent time to invest in a bodysuit. An extra layer makes for extra warmth, plus the added bonus of a cozy control and shaping garment. There are so many options to choose from! A simple, smooth seamless style will work under clingy knits and jerseys, while a lacier, racier option will complement dresses, blouses, sweaters … or on its own for a special “date night” on a chilly evening by the fireside!
Melmira Bra & Swim Boutique is a Toronto lingerie salon. Melmira’s staff offers expert bra shopping and fitting advice to Lingerie Talk readers each month.