What is the best underwear for eliminating VPL — particularly if you don’t like thongs? I’ve gotten a number of questions about this from readers lately (and have seen it recentlyish discussed in the comments), so let’s discuss in a proper post. Here’s Reader M’s question: The recent post about bras also triggered me wondering … Read More about The Best Underwear for Eliminating VPL
How often do you wash your bras — and how do you care for them? Which bras are best for under work clothes?
Update: We still think this is an interesting discussion of pantyhose and dresscodes — but you may also want to check out our more recent Guide to Pantyhose for Work or our discussion of how to wear pantyhose in summer. Do any workplaces exist that still require pantyhose to be worn year-round in the summertime? Reader … Read More about Pantyhose and Dresscodes
2017 Update: We still think this is an interesting discussion on breast reduction, coworkers, and other cosmetic surgery/office considerations — but you may also want to check out our more recent thread on taking time off work for plastic surgery. How do you deal with cosmetic surgery (breast reduction, breast enlargement, nose jobs, etc) at … Read More about Cosmetic Surgery and the Office
What do you wear beneath wrap dresses? Are there camisole-slips? Reader V has an interesting question about what to wear beneath clothes that I think leads us to a great larger question: what are your favorite brands and pieces in slips, camisoles, support garments, pantyhose, and more? I have a question re slips. I understand … Read More about Slips, Camisoles, and More: What Are Your Go-To Pieces?
Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic … Read More about The Hunt: The Perfect Camisole
A reader alerted me today to a post on XO Jane about a fashion editor wearing a sheer top to work, entitled “DO THIS DON’T: WEAR A SHEER SHIRT TO WORK.” Uh, no. Now, as this editor admits, she’s never worked outside the fashion and beauty world, so maybe our resumes just aren’t lining up … Read More about Sheer Blouses: Some Don’ts Should Stay Don’ts
Are bare arms at work acceptable in a conservative office? Can you wear a shell or sleeveless dress without a blazer or cardigan?
This cami bra is my new best friend. I have it in white and in black. It is perfect under wrap dresses and the like for work. Some people might prefer the “cami” to come up a little higher, but if I need to be that conservative I’m probably wearing a suit anyway. I had been looking for a product like this for years but the ones at Neiman’s were too lacy and crazy expensive. This one is perfect. No more cutting off perfectly good camis so they bottom line won’t show through. Packing for a trip just got easier too. (How many times have I packed the blouse or dress but forgotten the cami?) Incidentally, at least on me, a 34-D, the support and shaping of the bra is very good and the comfort is fine, though I probably could have done with a DD, which is not available.
Wow! The bra apparently features an underwire, so this is a full-on bra (and not, say, a “dickey” like I remember wearing as a teenager — Amazon has a few lace dickies for sale; they may also be called “modesty panels“) I do like this more modern cami bra, though, and can see how it would be welcomed by a lot of women in the summertime. This one is $32 at Target, and is available in white and black. Assets® by Sara Blakely ® Foundations Cami Bra
Wondering how (or if) you can wear lace with work outfits? Here are our thoughts on lace skirts and the office.
Let this post serve as a general PSA: As spring approaches, winter things should be heading into sale territory (and there are still some crazy sales to be found on last year’s summer things, as well). In general, I’m a big fan of silk long johns — they block the wind like nobody’s business, and … Read More about Coffee Break: Cuddl Duds Climatesmart Temperature-Sensitive Long John Pants
Reader S wonders about how to take care of tights… I seem to be having a spell of terrible luck with tights this year – I wear a pair two or three times and then find a hole or a run. I’m willing to pay more for tights that last longer, but I’m afraid I’ll … Read More about How to Take Care of Tights and Pantyhose