I get questions about shapewear quite a bit, but honestly I don't wear a lot of shapewear day-to-day. If you're interested in shapewear, my friend Chastity has a post about her favorites.
The one thing I rarely leave home without though is a camisole or something similar. I just like the feel of an extra layer to keep things smooth. I have a set of standby brands that fill my drawers for wearing under clothes and also to sleep in:
- Kiyonna Everyday Stretch Camisole – this is what first got me hooked on a silky underlayer. I've had mine over 3 years.
- Shimera Two-Way Seamless Tank – these come in lots of colors and are really smooth.
- SWAK Perfect Camisole – love the ultra stretch in this, 1 size fits up to a size 5X. I sleep in these all the time.
Recently, 2 new underlayer loves came into my life. 1 has filled a void for under clothes, the other has filled a void for wearing around the house.
Adea 3/4 Sleeve Crew Neck Layering Top
(I wish this were a plus size model. Le sigh)
This Adea top feels light yet warm at the same time – hard to explain. The fabric feels amazing, and at the price ($84 for plus sizes), you'd hope it would! I was sent this in black and love the 3/4 sleeves. I've worn it several times under sweaters during this ridiculously cold winter. It comes in lots of colors, which is always a bonus. It's thick enough to be able to be worn on its own as a shirt, which I wouldn't do with many other underlayers.
BreastNest (it is exactly what it sounds like)
You know how when you get home, the first thing you want to do is take your bra off? That RELIEF is amazing!!
But then you are walking around unsupported the rest of the night. That's not always the most comfortable thing either. The BreastNest is the answer for light control but amazing comfort. It's a camisole with built in cups for light support. It's a little embarrassing how much I wear mine, but it's so dang comfortable! The fabric is a super soft modal.
I first heard about the BreastNest from Marianne on XOJane, who said it's the most comfortable thing she's ever worn. I totally understood what she meant as soon as I put it on the first time.
I'm not comfortable enough to go bra-less, even with the BreastNest, but I've seen people say they use it in place of a bra under clothes. I've worn it as a camisole under clothes, but with a bra on as well.
So, those are some of my favorite underthings. Anyone else camisole-obsessed like me?
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I was sent the Adea camisole and BreastNest for editorial consideration. All opinions my own.