Whether you wear it to bed, or you use it add style to your wrap dresses and tailored jackets, a lacy silk or rayon camisole is a fashion essential for the modern woman’s wardrobe. To make sure that this flirty top fits well, opt for newer styles that feature a high percentage of spandex or Lycra and have bra-like adjustable straps. A camisole is a versatile wardrobe option.
Here are a few options as to what you can wear under camisoles:
1. Strapless bras
If you fall into an AA-C cup, try a lightweight strapless bra underneath your spaghetti strap or racerback tank top. If you prefer to skip the undergarments all together, try wearing stick-on bra petals.
If you’re somewhere in between, you have the freedom to choose! Opt for a strapless bra with extra boning and molded cups for support, or a playful bralette for a little less. A pop of color bandeau or lacy bralette will add a touch of variation to a basic tank.
3. Thin strap bras
Open back tops can pose a tricky fashion problem for our bustier gals! (Think DD and up!). But it doesn’t mean that you can’t rock tops with thin straps! Opt for a bra with similar color straps as your tank top, which will help your bra blend in with your top.
4. Layer up
You don’t have to show off your bra underneath a low armhole top. In fact, you can layer up with another tank with more coverage. Get creative with this. You can try a tank top or cami in a matching, coordinating or contrasting color. Alternatively, try wearing an all lace camisole for fun! What more? If you really need to wait a bra.. Flaunt a racerback bra under your outfit.
5. Tube Top or Bandeau
The part of the body that is exposed the most by a low cut armhole top is the side of the breast and body. That makes wearing a bandeau or tube top ideal! The option is that you can wear a tube bra, made of pretty lace or a stylish design, or you can use a tube top to cover up a basic bra. Some strappy-wear-a-ton-of-ways dresses actually offer a tube top/bandeau that matches the dress to provide some coverage where the twisty straps may have left you exposed, or so you can wear a bra without it showing. This is the same idea. Just like your camisole, you can try to match your outfit, or go bold with a pretty color underneath.
Like the bralette, bodysuits are about to have a moment. This lingerie item functions almost like a camisole, but with longer coverage and the security that it will stay in place and not ride up. In addition, it seems like bodysuits lean toward a more stylish, less practical side, giving you the freedom to fully experiment with your style.
7. Sports Bra
I’m all for tastefully showcasing your lingerie as part of your personal style, but that’s not for everyone. A less risky and equally as stylish option is to show off your sports bra. Sports bras are super important to wear while exercising, and recently, very fashionable. There are so many kinds: bold colors, strappy sides, more or less coverage, fun patterns…and more.