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Bra Cup Sizes, A Cup to HH Cup Bra Sizes. Cup Size Comparison

Every woman’s body is different, which means that every woman’s breasts are different. No two pairs of breasts are alike. Breasts come in a vast range of shapes and sizes. In fact, one pair of breasts can be classified as one of many different general shapes that include round, sagging, asymmetric, and more. Beyond size and shape, breasts also vary in density that affects how much they weigh regardless of how big they are. Nipple size, shape, and placement are variables that make up separate topics in and of themselves. Breasts are incredibly complex, unpredictable, and varying body part, it's no wonder they draw much attention from men and women alike.

Even one woman’s breasts don’t stay the same forever. In fact, every woman’s breasts change significantly throughout her life. Naturally, breasts undergo the most dramatic changes during puberty when they grow and develop into mature adult breasts. Throughout your adult years, however, your breasts continue to fluctuate in size as a result of many different factors. Variables that have the power to change the size of your breasts include pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight gain, weight loss, shifts in hormone levels, high amounts of exercise, birth control, smoking, and menopause. From the time your breasts stop developing at the end of puberty to the time you finish going through menopause, it is not at all abnormal for your breasts to have shifted dramatically in size, shape, and density throughout that time.

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Of all the factors that determine what a single pair of breasts looks like, breast size is the variable that is talked about and cared about the most. For many women, their breast size is an integral part of their confidence and how attractive they feel. Beyond sex appeal, breast size is important because it dictates what bra size a woman wears. Wearing the correct bra size for your breast size helps your bust look better in tops, prevents serious back pain in women with larger breasts, and offers the support you need to avoid discomfort and sagging. With those benefits in mind, it’s clear to see how crucial it is to wear the correct bra size. That’s why it is concerning and alarming that an estimated eighty percent of modern women wear the wrong bra size, with seventy percent wearing a size that’s too small for their bust and ten percent wearing one that’s too big.

Although, not all of these sizes are sold in standard stores. Commercial bra cup sizes technically range from AA to M. Considering how many bra cup sizes there are; it makes sense that so many women end up wearing a bra in a cup size that’s a letter or two off from the ideal size for their breasts. However, just because it makes sense doesn’t mean that wearing the wrong bra cup size is any less harmful to your daily comfort, appearance, and even long-term health. Even though there are breasts out there that warrant the continued sales of all bra sizes, there are some bra sizes that are more common than others. In America, the current average bra cup size among all women in the nation is DD. Most major bra retailers sell bra cup sizes starting at AA or A up to DD or DDD. While this range of sizes does represent the most common bra cup sizes that

are more readily available because there is a higher demand for them, there are many women who don’t fit into these sizes. Specialty bra retailers fulfill the bra needs of most of these women with more expansive size ranges that include cup sizes from E to HH. Many women don’t even know these larger sizes are available to them because mainstream retailers don't commonly sell them. Ignorance and misinformation are two significant reasons why so many women still wear the wrong bra size. Knowing more about the most common bra cup sizes—AA to HH—can help you determine which one is indeed the right size for you.

Bra Sizing, How To Measure Bra Sizes

A U.S. bra size is made up of two measurements: band and cup. U.S. bra sizes are measured in inches. Determine your band size by measuring around your ribcage, where the band of your bra should rest. Round this measurement up to the nearest even number—29 to 30, 31 to 32, and so on—to get your band size. Then measure loosely around the fullest part of your bust. The difference between your band measurement and bust measurement dictates the letter of your bra cup size.

Determining your bra cup size based on manipulating the necessary numerical measurements as explained above is the right place to start the search for your perfect bra size. However, you can’t rely entirely on numbers. Breasts are complex, and many different factors affect your bra size, including the shape and density of your breasts as well as your body type, shape, and size. Use your measurements as a place to start your search, but be open to wearing other sizes if they provide a more accurate fit for your breasts regardless of whether they match up with your measurements. You should also keep sister sizes in mind if you are having trouble finding the right bra size. Sister bra sizes are sizes within one cup size and one band size of each other in either direction. For example, 36A, 34B, and 32C are sister sizes. Identifying sister sizes can be helpful if you feel like your breasts are in between sizes or outside the range of standard sizes available.

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A cup, AA Bra Cup Size, and AAA Cup

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While many people think that AA is the smallest bra size, AAA is the most modest cup size. AAA cup sizes are very uncommon, so it can be challenging to find bras that come in size AAA. However, the same specialty bra retailers that sell unusual larger sizes like E, F, G, and H are also apt to offer bras with AAA cups as well. If you currently wear an AA cup and feel like you might fit better into an AAA bra, it’s worth the search to find the obscure size.

The numerical difference between single, double, and triple-A cup sizes is very slight. An A cup bra is designed to fit women with one inch between their band measurement and bust measurement. If the difference between your band measurement and your bust measurement is between one-half and one inch, you should be wearing an AA cup. If the difference is less than one-half inch or negligible, an AAA cup will likely provide you with the best fit. However, wearing an AAA or an AA instead of an A cup or vice versa can still make a big difference in how your bust looks. To provide you with a frame of reference for what A cups look like on other women, actress Zendaya reportedly wears an AA cup bra, and Taylor Swift fits into a standard A cup

It is essential for women with an A cup size to measure their bust carefully before choosing a bra. Because most women with petite breasts don’t require much support to feel comfortable in a bra, they are less likely than women with fuller busts to notice whether they’re wearing a bra size that’s slightly off. The lack of support that women with single, double, or triple-A cups require does give them a significant amount of freedom when choosing bra styles. They can safely and comfortably wear bralettes, unlined bras, and bras without underwire.

B Cup, & B Sports Bra Cup Size

If the measurement of your bust is two inches higher than your rib band measurement, chances are you should be wearing a B cup bra. Popular R&B and pop singer Rihanna is reported to wear a B cup. There is no double or triple B cup; if the difference between your band and bust measurement is more than a one-half inch smaller or larger than two inches, try an A or C cup to determine which size fits you best.

Women with B cup breasts don’t struggle much when trying to find a quality sports bra. If you wear a B cup, your breasts likely don’t require much support to stay in place during vigorous activity like running or jumping. There is no need for your sports bras to include extra support features like underwire or molded cups. Any sports bra that features a full elastic band and fits tightly enough around your breasts to hold them in place against your chest. You still need to be careful when choosing a sports bra. Even though you might not feel significant pain or discomfort with very little to no support, wearing a snug sports bra that keeps your breasts still while you workout is vital for the long-term health and appearance of your breasts.

C Cup Bra & C Cup Sports Bra 

Women with C cup breasts should have a band measurement that is three inches less than their bust measurements. Actress Jennifer Lawrence is thought to have C cup breasts. Like B cups, C cups do not have double or triple letter sizes. If your measurement difference is somewhere between two and three inches or three and four inches, consider exploring bigger and smaller cup sizes to find your perfect fit.

C cups are a transitional size when it comes to bra and sports bra styles. If you wear a C cup, the amount of support you need in everyday bras and sports bras can vary widely. Some women with C cups experience extreme discomfort if they don’t wear very supportive bras, while other women with the same cup size are comfortable with little to no support.

D Cup, DD+ Cup Bra and D Cup Sports Bra

Measuring a difference of four inches between your band and bust size places you in the range of a D cup size. D cups also come in double and triple sizes, which is lucky since a DD cup is the average bra size among women in the U.S. Model and actress Kate Upton reportedly wears a D or DD cup size.

If you are a D, DD, or DDD cup size, it is imperative for you to prioritize support when buying bras or sports bras. Try to find everyday bras with added support features like wide, padded straps and sectioned cups with panels. The sports bras you buy should include underwire, lining, and shaped cups to keep your breasts secure while you workout.

E Cup, E Cup Bra & Sports Bra

E is the first cup size outside of the standard A to DD range of sizes that most bra retailers carry. However, this size An E cup is defined by a difference of five inches between your band measurement and your bust measurement. If you wear an E cup, you are likely in the company of socialite and television personality Kim Kardashian.

E cup bras usually do not come in double letter sizes, but the E cup size can be very confusing. Some bra retailers equate DD and E cup sizes, while others differentiate between the two. When shopping for bras, automatically try on both DD and E sizes to determine which size fits you best. If you’re buying online, consult the online retailer’s sizing chart to check how they define DD and E cup sizes. When shopping for E cup bras and sports bras, support is critical to avoid significant discomfort during wear.

F Cup, FF Cup Bra & F Cup Sports Bra

The F cup size is another size that is out of the standard range of bra sizes but is still readily accessible from specialty retailers. The F cup size is usually defined by a bust and band measurement difference of six inches. F cups do have a double letter size. FF cups are between F and G cups in size, so you should explore this transitional size if the difference between your band and bust measurements falls somewhere between six and seven inches. Actress Sofia Vergara is thought to wear an F cup size.

Shopping for F cup bras can be complicated because some bra retailers do not differentiate between DDD and F cup sizes. If you’re buying a bra from an unfamiliar brand, be sure to check their sizing charts before buying so you don’t end up with a bra in a skewed size. Be sure to put support first when purchasing an F or FF bra or sports bra. There are plenty of sexy bra options in these sizes that also offer enough comfort and security to keep you comfortable all day long.

G Cup, G Cup Bra & G Cup Sports Bra

A difference of seven inches between your bust and band measurement defines a G cup size. If you wear a G cup size, you will almost certainly need to buy your bras from a specialty bra retailer. While this can take some extra effort, it is more than worth it if it helps you find bras that fit you. Double letter GG cup size also exists to fit women whose bust measures between seven and eight inches more than their. Dutch model Lara Stone’s cup size is estimated to fall within this transitional range that defines a GG cup.

The importance of support in bras and sports bras cannot be emphasized enough for women who wear a G cup size or higher. In addition to making you constantly feel uncomfortable and weighed down, wearing a G cup bra that does not provide enough support can cause significant sagging as well as dangerous and debilitating chronic back pain. Fortunately, you will be hard-pressed to find an unsupportive G cup bra. Most quality brands who sell bras in this size automatically build maximum support into the bras to fulfill the needs of their full-busted customers.

H Cup, HH Cup Bra Size & H Cup Sports Bra

H and HH cup sizes are the largest common bra sizes, but many women fit best into larger sizes. These larger bra cup sizes do exist and are just slightly more difficult to find than more common smaller cup sizes. The H cup size is defined by a difference of eight inches between your rib band measurement and your measurement of your bust. An HH cup size means a difference that falls slightly higher than eight inches but below nine inches. Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks reportedly wears an HH cup size.

When shopping for bra sizes as large as HH, don’t get discouraged. Keep exploring different brands and styles until you find a well-fitting bra that is sexy and provides you with all the support you need to eliminate the dangers of chronic pain and other discomforts.

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What are Sheer Panties?

Sheer panties—also known as see through panties—are any panties crafted from semi- transparent material that shows at least a peek of your bare skin through the fabric. Many women think that wearing sheer panties is just as revealing as being completely naked. On the contrary, the vast majority of sheer panties are not fully transparent. Their level of opaqueness varies depending on the style. Some sheer panties are almost completely see through while others are so opaque that you can barely make out a flash of bare skin underneath.

Any panty style can be sheer if it is made from semi-transparent materials. Many classic panty styles—including thongs, briefs, bikinis, and boyshorts—are popular sheer panty styles as well. Sheer panties can be made from many different materials. Lace and mesh are popular materials for sexy see through panties. Nylon is often found in sheer panties designed for comfortable everyday wear, and satin and silk are commonly used in more luxurious styles.

 

Why Wear Sheer Panties?

Ultra-sexy and always on-trend, sheer panties add scandalous style to any look. Women’s sheer panties are currently one of the trendiest lingerie styles on the market. They are a tantalizing tease that boosts your body confidence and makes it impossible for your partner to take their eyes off of you. These panties make a sexy addition to your lingerie wardrobe, or a fun option in your everyday underwear collection when you just want an extra boost of confidence.

Many women are nervous to wear sheer panties, especially in front of their partner in the bedroom. Despite how sexy they are, see through panties are intimidating because of how much they reveal. A common misconception is that only thin women with a “supermodel body type” can pull off a style as scandalous as sheer panties, but this is completely untrue. Regardless of your body size, type, or shape, sheer panties can add instant excitement to your lingerie collection.

Another common concern surrounding sheer panties is their comfort, or lack thereof. Women who prioritize comfort in their underwear and lingerie worry that see through panties won’t be able to keep them comfortable for all-day wear or even just a few hours in the bedroom. While some sheer panty styles are itchy and uncomfortable, most high- quality see through underwear—especially more modest sheer styles—is soft and comfortable.

 

Sheer Panty Styles

There are as many sheer panty styles as there are solid panty styles. Some of the most popular classic sheer panty styles include thongs, bikinis, boyshorts, and briefs. Panties styled after see through vintage panties are another popular type of sheer panties. Many see through panty styles are also available in plus sizes to fit and flatter curvier women.

Not all sheer panty styles are created equal. If you’ve worn see through underwear before and weren’t happy with it, that doesn’t mean you should give up on all sheer panties. The sheer panty styles that flatter your friends Learning more about the most popular sheer panty styles can help you choose the most flattering style for you.

 

Sheer Thongs

Thongs are the most popular and versatile style of sheer panties. Most sheer panty styles are designed to be worn as lingerie, and the vast majority of lingerie panties are thongs.

Sheer thongs come in countless different styles that vary greatly, which gives you plenty of options to find the right style based on your needs. You can find simple, basic sheer thongs that are perfect for comfortable everyday wear and double as lingerie. If you’re looking for sexier lingerie, other see through thongs are available in scandalous designs with more enticing details and adornments.

 

Sheer Bikinis

Bikinis are classic, versatile panties, which is why they have earned and kept their place as one of the most popular panty styles on the market. They are comfortable enough for everyday wear, invisible under most bottoms, and show off enough skin to pass as lingerie in the bedroom.

Because they are so common, simple and straightforward bikinis are often overlooked. Sheer material adds interest to the traditional bikini, drawing more attention to this classic, sexy style.

 

Sheer Boyshorts

Boyshorts aren’t usually considered to be the sexiest panty style on the market. These full-coverage panties prioritize comfort over style and are often better suited for a lazy Sunday inside than a sexy night out.

The sheer boyshorts in this collection defy traditional expectations for boyshort panties. These see through styles combine the coverage and comfort of classic boyshorts with the enticing sexiness of sheer lace panties. They are extremely versatile panties that can be worn as everyday underwear or as part of a lingerie look for a sexy night in the bedroom.

 

Sheer Briefs

Briefs are one of the most modest panty styles. Sheer brief panties put a twist on the classic brief style, adding trendy sex appeal to a style that is often considered outdated or unfashionable. See through briefs are an excellent option for women who want to prioritize comfort but look sexy at the same time.

Many brief panty styles are high-waisted. Sheer high-waisted briefs are very flattering for most figures. They conceal imperfections and slim your midsection like standard high-waisted briefs, but their sheer material makes these briefs appear sexier and less modest.

 

Plus Size Sheer Panties

Don’t shy away from sheer panties if you’re curvy. There is a large market for plus size sheer panties designed to fit and flatter curvier women with wider hips and waists, larger thighs, and tummies that aren’t completely flat. A common misconception among many plus size shoppers is that more coverage is better when it comes to lingerie options.

On the contrary, sheer panties are very flattering for many plus size women even though they put your entire body on display. The semi-transparent material of see through panties actually conceals any imperfections in your figure and make your bare skin look even sexier and smoother. If you’re concerned about getting enough coverage, go for a less revealing sheer panty style like briefs or boyshorts.

 

Vintage Sheer Panties

If you’re bored with your lingerie collection, vintage-style panties can add retro fun to your lingerie wardrobe. Vintage sheer panties are designed after retro see through styles from decades past. This design sets these panties apart from other contemporary styles, but most vintage-style sheer panties have modern features that keep them in line with today’s trends.

Vintage-style sheer panties are sexy and unique. They’re unlike any pieces you already have in your lingerie collection, which makes them the perfect choice for turning the head of your long-term partner who has already seen your other lingerie styles.

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Teddy Lingerie

Teddy lingerie is one of the most popular styles on the current lingerie market. The earliest version of this one-piece lingerie bodysuit first came into fashion for women more than one hundred years ago, in the 1910s. While these historical teddies were excessively modest and never worn without a dress over them, they paved the way for increasingly modernized teddy styles throughout the next century.

Although the relation between the teddy styles introduced in the 1910s and those that are trending in the 2010s is almost recognizable, the long history of teddies shows that they have a timeless style that has already survived the past century and only continues to climb the trend charts of the current lingerie market.

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A good way to describe teddies is to compare them to a lingerie bodysuit. They are a one piece lingerie style that fits just like a standard bodysuit. Teddy lingerie is just as trendy and flattering as this season’s most stylish everyday bodysuits, but they’re made from lace or satin instead of cotton and spandex.

Teddies are fitted to cling to your skin and emphasize each and every one of your curves. Most of them feature a revealing neckline, sheer material, a thong cut, or other added sexy features that sets them apart from regular bodysuit. Even though they share a common general design, the teddies on the current lingerie market vary widely in color, material, and style. Teddies can be made from many different materials, including sheer lace, satin, silk, or mesh. Depending on their design, these pieces can create a broad spectrum of lingerie looks that range from delicate to daring and every style in between.

Why Wear Teddy Lingerie

Teddy lingerie has withstood the test of time much longer than most other lingerie styles, having evolved with the trends over the decades and remaining in style for more than a century and counting. Teddies haven’t remained in fashion for several generations without earning their place. There are countless reasons for the lasting success of teddies in fashion, the most important of which include how effortlessly flattering, versatile, and practical this lingerie style is.

1. They’re Flattering

Shopping for lingerie is a stressful chore for a lot of women. The process causes many women to feel insecure about their bodies if they are unable to find lingerie that really fits and flatter their figure. Picking out new lingerie for yourself should be a fun way to celebrate your body, not a looming source of dread. However, women’s body types, sizes, and shapes vary greatly. It can be extremely difficult to find a lingerie style that effectively flatters this diverse range of bodies.

Teddies are a universally flattering lingerie style that enhances virtually any body type. If you have a slim, straight, or athletic figure, the tight fit of teddies draws attention to any curves you do have and highlights the contours of your body to create the illusion of more shape. For women who are naturally curvier, teddies gently hug and shape those curves to create a sexy,

smooth finish. There are few alternative lingerie styles are able to truly flatter such different bodies with the same fundamental design.

2. They’re Versatile

Teddies are extremely versatile lingerie pieces. Even though they are fairly simple, teddies are available in countless different styles that put a sexy twist on the garment’s traditional design. These different types of teddies each feature their own unique colors, materials, adornments, and other embellishments that set them apart from any other style. You can develop an entire collection of teddy lingerie without ever buying two pieces that look anything alike.

Most teddies are designed to be worn by themselves. In fact, one of the best things about teddy lingerie is that it lets you create a complete lingerie look with just one piece. However, you can also pair additional lingerie pieces and accessories of your choice with teddies if you want to add more interest and creativity to your look. Teddies can act as the flattering foundation of your look or create a complete sexy look all on their own.

3. They’re Practical

When you think about buying lingerie, practicality is probably not your first priority. Lingerie is supposed to be fun and frivolous, but teddies are the best of both worlds: they are practical and indulgent at the same time.

Teddies have a very simple design, but that doesn’t mean they’re boring. In fact, the simplicity of teddies is what helps them flatter such a wide range of body types. It also means that, when you put on a teddy, you’ll never have to go through the struggle of figuring out how to wear an overly complicated piece of lingerie. With teddies, what you see is what you get. Their laid-back design enhances the appearance of your figure but lets your curves capture center stage.

Also, putting together a lingerie look with a teddy is incredibly easy. You don’t have to worry about pairing multiple pieces together to create a full look. Teddies form a complete sexy lingerie look all by themselves. There is no need for you to feel forced to add in extra pieces or accessories. Only introduce more to your look if you can easily find complementary pieces without getting frustrated or discouraged.

Types of Teddy Lingerie

Underneath the umbrella of teddy lingerie, there are countless different types of teddies. These teddies vary widely in construction, design, material, and style. No matter what your lingerie and style needs and preferences are, you find a teddy style that meets all of your expectations. Whether you want to stay cozy and comfortable in a sleepwear teddy or bare it all in a sheer lace teddy, the expansive variety of teddies is almost guaranteed to include the ideal lingerie style for you.

High Cut Teddy

High cut teddy lingerie features leg holes that rise up on your hips so that the edges of the teddy frame your waist. This cut reveals more bare skin than standard teddies to create a sexy, daring look that still provide enough coverage to keep more modest women comfortable.

Teddies with a high cut style are also very flattering for many women. The high cut automatically make your waist appear smaller. It also creates the illusion of longer legs and draws attention to the curves of your hips and backside. These unique features of high cut teddies can benefit women who want to show off their existing curves as well as slimmer women hoping to look curvier.

Teddy Sleepwear

Most women don’t buy teddy lingerie for the purpose of sleeping in it. Teddies are designed to be sexy lingerie pieces that add fun and excitement to your bedroom before you actually go to sleep. However, teddy sleepwear is available for women who like to sleep in their lingerie or find traditional teddies to be too uncomfortable to wear.

Teddy sleepwear is meant to be comfortable enough for sleeping. These teddies are usually made from soft satin or silk-like fabric instead of lace, mesh, or other materials that have the potential to itch or irritate your skin after prolonged wear. Most of them also have a looser fit than traditional teddies into order to allow for more mobility to prevent you from feeling constricted while you sleep.

Garter Teddy

Garters and teddies are both classic lingerie styles that are timelessly sexy and never seem to go out of style or fade from the forefront of the lingerie market. Therefore, it makes sense that garter teddies that combine these two traditional styles are very popular among modern women.

The only difference between garter teddies and traditional teddies is that garter teddies include garter straps attached to their bottom edge. Some garter teddies come with coordinating garters to help you create a full, matching lingerie look. Other teddies leave it up to you to pair it with your favorite garters. Also, the garter straps on most garter teddies are removable. This feature gives you the freedom to choose whether or not you want to attach garters to your teddy and allows you to wear the teddy on its own without awkward straps dangling from it.

V Teddy

You can recognize V teddies by the deep plunging V neckline that defines them. These teddies feature dramatically low necklines that put all of the focus on your cleavage. The height of their necklines vary between styles, but many V teddies plunge all the way down to your waist. This sharp V cut draws attention to the middle of your figure and makes your waist and tummy look slimmer while enhancing the appearance of your bust as well.

V teddies create a lingerie look that is sexy, scandalous, and classy at the same time. They can flatter women of all shapes and sizes but are especially popular among women with larger breasts since this teddy style lets your bust be the focal point of your look. If you want your lingerie to highlight your bust and accentuate your cleavage, wearing a V teddy is a great way to accomplish that goal in the sexiest possible way.

Christmas Teddy

As December approaches each year, the lingerie market experiences a brief spike as shoppers prepare for their celebration of the upcoming holiday. Among holiday lingerie, one of the most popular styles each year is the teddy.

On the holiday lingerie market, you can find a wide variety of Christmas-themed teddies. These teddy styles range from sheer red lace teddies adorned with miniature satin bows to sexy Santa teddies complete with black buckle belts and white fur trim.

Mesh Teddy

Mesh teddies are one of the most popular modern teddy styles. They are usually crafted from see through mesh material that provides sexy sheer coverage while leaving your bare skin on display. Mesh teddies let you have the best of both worlds: you get to watch your partner’s jaw drop twice as fast at the sight of your sexy lingerie and your naked body at the same time. These teddies create a modern, scandalous lingerie look all on their own.

While mesh teddies are very sexy, some of them can also be extremely uncomfortable. Mesh material can be very itchy and irritating, especially for women with sensitive skin. If this applies to you, consider wearing a sexy bra and panty set underneath your mesh teddy to minimize irritation in your most sensitive areas.

Satin Teddy

Satin is one of the most popular materials used in the design of teddy lingerie. Satin teddies are soft to the touch; the shiny, smooth fabric grabs your partner’s attention and invites them to run their hands over each and every one of the curves your teddy highlights.

Although satin teddies are extremely sexy, they are also an ideal lingerie choice for women who want to create a more modest look. Satin material is opaque and provides plenty of coverage for your bare skin while still accentuating your curves. The sight of your curves poured into the soft, silky sheen of satin creates a lingerie look that is both subtle and irresistibly sexy.

Plus Size Teddy

Teddies are universally flattering; they complement bodies of all shapes and sizes. However, teddy lingerie tends to be especially flattering for plus size women. The fitted design of teddies hugs the contours of your body and accentuates your curves to draw attention to your figure in all the right places.

Most plus size women require their lingerie to provide a certain amount of support in order to feel sexy, confident, and comfortable while wearing it. Because of this, many curvier women hesitate to try teddies because of the lack of support most of them offer. Fortunately, not all teddies are flimsy and minimally supportive. Many teddies designed for plus size women feature invisible support features like real bra-sized cups or underwire that keeps your bust secure without disrupting the sexy finish of the teddy garment.

Thong Teddy

The majority of modern teddy lingerie pieces have thong-cut bottoms. The bottoms of most thong teddies are cut just like standard thong panties. Some of these teddies feature a more complex construction with extra straps or other embellishments for added intricacy.

Thong teddies are very versatile. You can wear them alone to flatter and draw attention to your backside. Or, you can add separate bottoms to create a more complete lingerie look without worrying about panty lines.

Sheer Lace Teddy

Sheer lace teddies are crafted from see through lace material. The lace material usually features an eye-catching design, like a floral pattern or scalloped edging. These teddies draw attention to your sexy curves and shows off a tantalizing amount of bare skin underneath. Their feminine lace material and revealing design creates a unique look that is both bold and delicate.

It takes quite a bit of courage and confidence to wear a sheer lace teddy. The tight fit of teddy lingerie combined with see through material puts your entire body on full display. If you don’t feel fully comfortable wearing a completely sheer teddy, you can get more coverage and achieve a similar sexy finish with teddy lingerie that is made from solid material and embellished with panels of sheer lace.

Vintage Teddy

Teddy lingerie is not a new trend. Teddies have been a popular lingerie style among women of all shapes and sizes for many decades. In fact, vintage teddy lingerie that borrows sexy styles from teddies of decades past can be very stylish. You don’t have to wear a teddy that was made thirty years ago if you want to wear lingerie in a vintage style—although you can easily find vintage teddy lingerie that was sewn decades ago if total authenticity is important to you.

Many modern teddies are designed with a vintage finish because of the unique sexiness of this style. Vintage teddies are usually crafted from shiny satin or silk-like material with embellishments like scalloped lace or floral embroidery. These teddies usually include subtle, light colors like white and baby pink and have a very delicate and feminine finish. Most teddies in a vintage style are also slightly more modest than modern teddies, with a looser fit and short- style bottoms instead of a revealing thong cut.

Strappy Teddy

All types of strappy lingerie are currently at the top of the trend charts. Strappy teddies are especially stylish, considering the timeless trendiness of teddy lingerie itself. The design of these teddies varies widely, providing you with plenty of options regardless of your style preferences.

Some strappy teddies just feature a few extra straps around the waist or neckline to draw more attention to your curves or cleavage. Other styles are made almost entirely from straps and include very little solid material. Whether you’re looking for a subtle lingerie piece or aiming to create a bold and scandalous look, you can find a strappy teddy that meets your expectations.

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What are Palazzo Pants?

If you’ve stepped into a women’s clothing store lately, you’ve almost certainly seen palazzo pants. Whether or not you knew what they were called is a different story. Palazzo pants are loose, wide-legged pants. These pants are very similar to other wide- legged pant styles—like culottes, gauchos, and bell bottoms—but they have the unique characteristics that distinguish them from similar wide-legged styles. Palazzo pants are extremely wide, and many palazzo styles are easy to mistake for a skirt when you’re standing still because of their loose fit and lightweight, flowy material. These loose-fitting pants come in many different lengths. Some palazzo pants extend down to your ankles like a maxi skirt, while others are cropped at your mid-calf or knee.

Palazzo pants are virtually the best of both worlds regarding comfort and style. Because of their loose fit and lightweight material, palazzo pants are extremely comfortable and breathable. However, they are also very versatile, stylish pants and are currently topping the trend charts in women’s fashion. Every woman should have at least one pair of palazzo pants in her wardrobe for those lazy days when you want to look stylish and not overly casual but can’t fathom wrenching on a pair of jeans. If you don’t own palazzo pants yet, check out this guide to learn more about this life-saving pant style that will likely become your favorite, go-to pants in your wardrobe.

 

Different Types of Palazzo Pants

There are many different types of palazzo pants. These different styles increase the versatility of these wide-legged pants and allow you to rock them in a wide variety of situations. Some of the most popular types of palazzo pants are detailed below to help you discover the perfect style for you.

Dressy Palazzo Pants

Palazzo pants are well-known casual attire because they are so comfortable and simple, but some styles are dressy enough to wear to a professional office meeting or even a wedding.

Dressy palazzo pants are usually full-length. They tend to be more fitted than casual palazzo pant styles, especially around your waist, hips, and backside. Many dressy palazzo pant styles are also structured or pleated to create a more professional look that doesn’t appear quite as laid-back and casual as super flowy, loose-fitting styles. 

Printed Palazzo Pants

Printed palazzo pants add whimsical style to any look. Palazzo pants come in countless different patterns and prints, ranging from neutral geometric prints to wild patterns filled with bright colors.

You’ll be glad to have a pair or two of printed palazzo pants in your wardrobe on dreary days when you want to wear something comfortable and casual that instantly brightens up your look.

Palazzo Capri Pants

While full-length palazzo pants are the most popular type of palazzo pants, palazzo capri pants are stylish and flattering as well.

Cropped palazzo capri pants usually extend to either just below your knee or to your mid-calf rather than all the way down past your ankles. These cropped pants tend to look more casual than full-length palazzo pants. They are the perfect, comfortable and stylish wardrobe choice for laid-back everyday wear.

Palazzo Pant Suits

Palazzo pant suits are a comfortable, stylish alternative to traditional pant suits. They are usually more structured and form-fitting than classic, loose palazzo pants.

However, the wide-leg fit and lightweight material of palazzo pantsuits make these pantsuit styles more comfortable and less uptight than traditional pant suits without disrupting their professional finish.

Plus Size Palazzo Pants

Palazzo pants are flattering for every body type, shape, and size. These pants are stretchy and loose-fitting, so they’re ultra-comfortable and flattering for every figure.

High-waisted palazzo pants are especially flattering for plus size women. The high waistband and lose fit of these pants helps conceal any imperfections around your midsection and eliminate visible love handles or tummy pooch.

 

What to Wear with Palazzo Pants - Tops to Wear with Palazzo Pants 1. Add Interest with Outerwear

The right outerwear can add interest and balance to your look and transform it from casual to professional or boring to ultra-trendy.

Try pairing a cropped leather jacket with a crop top and solid-colored high-waisted palazzo pants for a bold, trendy finish. Wear a fitted blazer with a solid blouse tucked into neutral, structured palazzo pants to professionalize your look and make it instantly office-appropriate. Or, rock a denim vest or jacket with a solid crop top and patterned palazzo pants for a trendy look with a laid-back, boho vibe.

2. Keep it Classic in a Basic White Tee

Palazzo pants with a basic white tee don’t have to be a dull look. In fact, you can create an incredibly flattering, trendy look with this simple, comfortable pairing as long as you style it right.

Tuck a fitted white tee into high-waisted palazzo pants and cinch a belt around your waist, or wear a cropped white tee to maintain a balanced, streamlined finish. Choose palazzo pants in a bright color or eye-catching pattern to add more interest to your look. Pair this outfit with simple, flat sandals and a long, simple pendant necklace to create a cute and flirty look that’s perfect for casual, everyday wear.

3. Play with Patterns and Textures

The patterns and textures of the clothes you wear can make or break your look. Play around with patterns and textures to add interest and style to your palazzo pants and ensure that your outfit never looks boring.

Try pairing bright, patterned palazzo pants with a plain white lace crop top for a flirty, feminine finish that is stylish and eye-catching without looking too over the top. Or, wear a form-fitting top with a geometric print—think stripes or polka dots—with palazzo pants in a bright, solid color for a cheerful, whimsical look.

4. Crop It

Wearing a crop top is the best way to keep your look balanced and give it a sleek finish. Because they have such a loose fit, palazzo pants paired with full-length tops, tend to create an unflattering, top-heavy look.

Pairing a crop top with palazzo pants accentuates your curves and flatters your figure. It breaks up your outfit into two parts that look sleek and streamlined instead of shapeless and bulky.

5. Make it Monochrome

Styling a monochrome outfit can be very intimidating, as it’s easy to miss the mark and end up with a frumpy, shapeless look instead of a sleek, streamlined finish.

Create a triumphant, trendy monochrome look with neutral—think white, black, olive, or nude—high-waisted palazzo pants and a loose short-sleeved blouse or form-fitting sleeveless crop top in the same neutral shade. Tuck your blouse into the waistband of your pants, or position your crop top an inch or two above your waistband to maintain a balanced finish for your look. Also, choose palazzo pants with a built-in fabric belt to emphasize your curves and avoid looking shapeless.

 

Shoes to Wear with Palazzo Pants 1. Dress Up in Slim Heels

If you want to create a professional look with your palazzo pants, try pairing them with slim heels like stilettos. These wide-legged pants are already designed to make your legs appear more extended, and adding stiletto heels only serves to add more length for a sexy, leggier look. Plus, the slim style of stilettos balances out the wide legs of palazzo pants and eliminates the risk of a bulky look.

Your stilettos don’t have to be extremely high to get the high look you want. In fact, if you’re wearing cropped palazzo pants that show off your shoes, keep your stiletto heels to a max height of 3” to avoid an awkward, off-balance finish.

2. Stay Comfortable in Blocky Wedges

Stilettos aren’t for everyone. If you want to look leggy but don’t want to deal with the discomfort of slim heels, pair your palazzo pants with cute, blocky wedges instead. Wedges add the same height to your look but are much more comfortable for all-day wear.

Wedges look best with floor-length palazzo pants with very wide legs or palazzo pants cropped at your mid-calf. If your pants are long and fitted, they can cling to your wedges and create an awkward, bulky look. A cropped length or ultra-wide fit help solve this problem.

3. Play Peek-a-Boo with Peep Toe Shoes

When you’re wearing palazzo pants, peep toe shoes add instant balance to your look. Peep toe styles pair well with ankle-length palazzo pants that show off a glimpse of your shoes underneath because they add stability to your look and prevent a bulky finish.

Mules and short, chunky heels are some of the best peep toe styles to wear with palazzo pants. Rock peep toe heels for a more professional look that counteracts the casual finish of cropped palazzo pants, or slip on peep toe mules for comfortable, casual everyday wear.

4. Add Balance with Flat Sandals

Flat sandals are the ideal shoes to pair with cropped palazzo pants for a casual, stylish summertime look.

When you wear heels or boots with mid-calf or knee-length palazzo pants, you risk looking bulky or off-balance or drawing too much attention to your bottom half. Trendy flat sandals are the perfect subtle, stylish accessory to pair with cropped palazzo pant styles for a balanced, laid-back finish.

 

How, When, and Where to Wear Palazzo Pants How to Wear Palazzo Pants in Winter

The lightweight material of palazzo pants doesn’t mean you can’t wear them in the winter. These ultra-comfortable wide-legged pants double as cozy, trendy winter wear during the chilliest months of the year.

On extremely cold days, try pairing your palazzo pants with a long pea coat. This pairing creates a stylish, professional look that you can wear anywhere from an office meeting to a lunch out with friends. Avoid chunky, tall boots. Instead, pair this outfit with ankle boots for warmth and added style. Cinch a belt around your waist to emphasize your curves and avoid looking shapeless.

When it’s not super chilly outside, opt for a cropped turtleneck and closed-toed flats instead. The cropped turtleneck will balance out your look without coming off as overly bulky, and the flat sandals add an instant casual, laid-back finish.

What to Wear with Palazzo Pants to a Wedding

While you might think of palazzo pants as strictly casual, lazy-day wear, you can dress them up enough to pass them off as stylish, dressy wedding attire.

Pair structured, full-length palazzo pants in a solid, bright color with a dressy, cropped blouse for a cheerful, trendy wedding-ready look. Wear chunky heels to flatter your figure and add length to your legs. Dress up and interest to this look with finishing touches like dangly earrings and a stylish, patterned clutch.

How to Wear Palazzo Pants to a Festival

Palazzo pants are a classic when it comes to festival wear. They’re comfortable, ultra- trendy, and have a laid-back, hippy vibe that fits right in at modern music festivals where boho style is always celebrated.

If there’s anywhere to rock patterned palazzo pants, it’s at a music festival. Embrace your inner hippy in full-length flared palazzo pants with bright colors and psychedelic prints. Balance out your patterned pants with a cropped, solid lace brassiere top for a sexy, streamlined, feminine finish. When it comes to festival wear, accessories are key. Pair your outfit with trendy, strappy flat sandals and a long beaded or pendant necklace to add interest and laid-back, boho style that ensures your look is festival-ready.

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What is Slutty Lingerie?

The terms ‘slut’ and ‘slutty’ don’t usually have positive associations for women. In fact, most women are very offended or even outraged—and rightfully so—at the idea of being called a slut. An important distinction to make is that wearing slutty lingerie doesn’t mean that you are a slut—although there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being a self-proclaimed slut either.

Slutty lingerie is just another category of lingerie, and it is a very versatile category at that. All types and styles of lingerie—from teddies to babydolls to bra and panty sets— can be slutty lingerie. The only common factor these ‘slutty’ styles share is that they are all designed to create scandalous, “naughty” lingerie looks that are ultra-sexy and impossible to ignore.

Stretch Lace Shelf Bra By Shirley of Hollywood $34.95 Why You Should Wear Slutty Lingerie Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

If you feel like your lingerie style is a little tame and isn’t quite adding the spark you want in the bedroom, it might be time to say ta-ta to your old styles and step outside of your comfort zone.

Wearing slutty lingerie is a great first step toward getting out of your comfort zone. If you’re not quite ready to try on full-blown slutty lingerie, though, start with slightly more scandalous versions of your favorite styles—like the pieces in this sexy lingerie collection

Increase Your Confidence

Women commonly experience feelings of shame related to sex and their bodies due to societal pressures that press down on everything from how promiscuous women “should” be to what types of body “deserves” self-confidence—and which types don’t.

Constantly being bombarded with these oppressive messages can really mess with your own sense of body confidence. Wearing slutty lingerie is a bold move that allows you to define your own sexuality without asking for permission. Use this scandalous lingerie to help you discover your confidence again and don’t be afraid to express it with slutty lingerie pieces like the styles from this expansive slutty lingerie collection.

Add Excitement to Your Bedroom

No matter how happy you and your partner are together, every relationship goes through ruts. When these little lulls inevitably happen, you might feel uninspired or even bored in the bedroom. All of these feelings are totally natural—especially if you’ve been with the same person for a while. If/When they happen to you, there’s no need to worry.

These ruts don’t have to be permanent as long as you make an effort to revive your life in the bedroom. That’s where slutty lingerie comes in; the scandalous, naughty, daring style of slutty lingerie could very well be the only spark you need to ignite the fire in your bedroom again.

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Best Spanx, Best Spanx For Tummy, and Tummy Control Thong Shapewear

Since its founding in 2000, Spanx has risen to become one of the most popular and well-respected brands for body-shaping clothing. Much like ‘tissues’ and ‘Kleenex’, the words ‘Spanx’ and ‘shapewear’ are now virtually interchangeable due to the pervasive influence of Spanx on the modern shapewear market. Offering a wide selection of body- shaping products ranging from subtle pieces for everyday wear to collections of full- coverage compression shapewear, Spanx has something for everyone.

The various shaping pieces Spanx offers provide varying levels of support and target different areas depending on your unique body and its needs. Tummy control shapewear is one of the most popular types of shapewear among almost every shapewear brand. If you’re a loyal Spanx fan looking to increase your options for tummy control shapewear, consider expanding your search to include other high-quality shapewear brands as well. Check out the best shapewear for muffin top and tummy control below to ensure that you don’t miss out on the one-of-a-kind, personalized shaping benefits these unique shapewear collections can provide.

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1. Luxe Leg High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Shaping Tights 

From the mid-thigh region down, these shaping tights look just like any other normal pair of hosiery. However, the subtle shapewear actually features a panel that shapes your mid-thighs and extends up past your belly button to smooth out your tummy and love handles. The tights provide firming support for your upper thighs and backside while slimming your midsection to leave you with the perfect curvy figure.

These tights are the perfect choice for wear underneath a tight skirt or dress. They function effortlessly as both comfortable tights for practical everyday wear and effective shapewear that smooths out your unwanted lumps and bumps under any clothing.

 

  

2. Squeem "Curve Emotion" Mid Waist Boyshort Shaper - Body Shaper For Women Tummy, Best Tummy Control, and Muffin Tops

Flatten your tummy without flattening your rear in this mid-waist boyshort shaper from Squeem. The upper part of this shaper is crafted from two-way stretch fuse fabric that firmly hugs your midsection to slim your waist, smooth your hips, conceal your love handles, and flatten your tummy. Below your hips, it is made from stretchy polyamide and elastane materials that offer a comfortable, breathable fit to smooth your rear and inner thighs without flattening your curvy backside.

This boyshort shaper is stylish as well as functional. It is trimmed with intricate scalloped lace to help you feel sexy and confident in your shapewear. These lace-trimmed shaper shorts are designed for discrete wear underneath tight clothes as well as shorts and short skirts and dresses. For added discretion, this shaper comes in both black and nude to remain invisible under light and dark clothes.

 

Squeem "Body Allure" Women's Tummy Control Mid Thigh Short $65.00

 

3. Commando Tummy Control Thong Shaper

Target your tummy without feeling suffocated or constricted in this ultra-lightweight thong shaper from Commando. This thong’s high waistband extends up past your belly button to effortlessly slim your waist, conceal your love handles, smooth your hips, and flatten your tummy.

Don’t let the comfort of this thong shaper fool you. Its material is made from a blend of luxury European microfiber fabrics—including nylon, spandex, and cotton. This stretchy, breathable blend of materials offers effective but gentle compression around your midsection. Plus, its ultra-lightweight material molds to your figure to smooth and enhance your curves without hiding them.

You don’t have to worry about what you wear with this thong shaper. Its seamless, elastic-free construction eliminates the risk of any visible panty lines, so you can pair it with even the tightest tops and bottoms while maintaining a discreet finish.

Commando Tummy Control Thong Shaper $38.00 

4. Yummie Hidden Curves Firm Control Shaping Slip

Finding effective shapewear to pair with a dress or skirt can be a major challenge. This shaping slip from Yummie is designed to be worn invisibly underneath even the tightest skirts and dresses without showing any tell-tale panty lines. Its seamless construction, no-slip grip tape, and adjustable straps keep it ultra-discrete.

This slip shapewear offers full-coverage shaping for your entire midsection, rear, upper thighs, bust, and back. It is made from fine gauge fabric that offers a high level of compression and ensures a smooth finish for your figure. Plus, it features a two-ply bonded shaping panel around the midsection to slim your waist and flattens your tummy, and its bonded support at the bustline offers lift, shaping and cleavage enhancement. If you want to wear a fitted high-waisted skirt to the office or a body-con dress for the club, this half-slip is the perfect shapewear choice for you. 

The slip is reversible so you can turn it inside out and have two different options every time you wear it. It comes in Nude/Frappe or black

 Hidden Curves High Waist Two Timing Half Skirt Slip $58.00 

  

5. Shapewear Tank Top - Yummie Seamlessly Shaped Reversible Tank.

You don’t have to wear anything over this shaping tank; just wear it by itself as a simple top with added slimming and control benefits. The tank top is crafted from stretchy, comfortable cotton and provides invisible smoothing for your tummy, back, and love handles.

Pair this extremely versatile and simple tank top with a blazer in a professional setting or a pair of high-waisted shorts for everyday wear. The tank is available in several different neutral colors, including black, navy, taupe, nude, and more.

Yummie Seamlessly Shaped Convertible Camisole Tank Top $34.00

 

6. Yummie Hidden Curves Tummy Control Thong Shapewear 

Shape your midsection and look sexy at the same time in this tummy control thong shapewear. The shapewear features a high-cut backside that removes any visible panty lines while still providing support for your back, sides, and tummy. It includes a double-lined panel at the front to offer extra compression for your tummy. It comes in both black and nude.

 

Yummie Hidden Curves Tummy Control Thong Shapewear Thong $52.00 

  

7. Squeem Perfect Waist Tummy Control Contouring Cincher 

Get discrete shaping coverage for your entire midsection with this waist cincher from Squeem. Designed to subtly contour your curves, this cincher extends from the top of your midsection down to your hips to effectively target your waist, hips, back, tummy, and love handles. Its firming material is made from a blend of cotton and natural rubbers specifically to smooth and conceal back fat and love handles, which can be tough to hide even with shapewear.

In addition to slimming your midsection, this cincher also helps improve your posture with its unique design that compresses your midsection from all sides to keep your spine straight and properly aligned. Plus, good posture automatically helps your tummy appear flatter. Although this contouring cincher offers full curve-enhancing, slimming coverage for your entire midsection, it can be worn discretely under tight clothes, short dresses, sleeveless tops, etc. It is even available in two colors—black and beige—for an invisible finish under both light and dark clothing.

Squeem Perfect Waist Tummy Control Contouring Cincher $60.00

  

8. Yummie Hidden Curves Tummy Control High Waist Shapewear Short

These shorts provide full-coverage slimming and shaping for your thighs, backside, tummy, back, and love handles. Their all-over, double-layer fabric construction both shapes and smooths underneath even the tightest clothing.

Crafted from a blend of nylon, spandex, elastane, and cotton, the shorts are breathable, comfortable, and effective for shaping and wearing your favorite tight dress. They are available in classic black or invisible nude.

Yummie Hidden Curves tummy control  shapewear High Waist Short $58.00 
 
  9. Best Tummy Control -  Squeem "Rio Style" High Waist Brief Bodysuit Shaper  

Shapewear underwear doesn’t have to be unattractive. These brief panties offer full-coverage shaping, slimming, and smoothing for your tummy, back, and muffin top but feature mesh and lace detailing for an attractive finish.

These briefs are high-waisted and extend from your upper thighs up past your waist to provide all-over shaping and support. They feature graduated panelling that shapes your midsection to create a smooth and slim finish. The panties are available in Beige and Black

 

Squeem "Rio Style" High Waist Brief Bodysuit Shaper $80.00 

 

 

10. Yummie Tummy Control Shaping Shortie

Wear these versatile, flattering shaping shorties from Yummie to the gym, as pajama bottoms, or underneath your everyday clothes. They come in multiple stylish colors— including pink, two shades of nude, black, and white—and are made from ultra-lightweight nylon material that is stretchy, breathable, and molds to your figure for a better, more flattering fit. Plus, their seamless construction keeps them invisible under even the tightest clothes and eliminates any concern of visible panty lines.

These shaper shorts extend up to your belly button and are designed to target your tummy, hips, love handles, backside, and upper thighs. They feature a double-lined, extra-wide waistband for more effective shaping around your midsection to slim your waist, flatten your tummy, and conceal your love handles. The lightweight material of these shorts also gently smooths and lifts your backside and sculpts and slims your thighs in addition to shaping your midsection.

 Yummie Tummy Control Shaping Shortie $18.00

 

11. Yummie Control Thong Shaper

No one will ever know you’re wearing shapewear in this ultra-discrete thong shaper. This shaper looks just like any other pair of simple, thong-style panties—except it is designed with a high waist for effective tummy control. Its extra-wide waistband is made from firming, lightweight nylon and spandex-blend material and extends up to your belly button to flatten your tummy, slim your waist, and conceal your love handles.

This simple shaping thong is the perfect addition to your everyday underwear collection. These panties are ultra-flattering, practical, and comfortable. Their material is stretchy, breathable, comfortable to mold to offer a comfortable fit that effortlessly molds to your figure. Plus, the edges of this thong are seamless to ensure zero panty lines and complete invisibility even under tight clothes. This thong shaper is available in fun colors —like purple—for style, but it also comes in black and multiple shades of nude for added discretion.

Yummie Control Thong Shaper $18.00

 

12. Commando Lower Tummy Control Classic Short Shaper 

Get comfortable full coverage shaping for your midsection, rear, and upper thighs with this short shaper from Commando. This shapewear focuses on lower tummy control, but slims and smooths your entire midsection from the top of your waist to the bottom of your hips. These shorts also gently smooth and slim your inner thighs and sculpt and lift your rear without flattening your curves. They are made from a luxury European microfiber blend of nylon and spandex materials that offer a stretchy, comfortable, breathable fit.

These shaper shorts extend down to your lower thighs, so they are incompatible with short skirts and dresses. However, you can wear still wear them invisibly under most clothing. The elastic-free, raw-cut construction of these shaper shorts ensure discretion under longer skirts and dresses and tight bottoms like jeans or leggings.

 

13. Commando Classic Control Brief Shaper

Designed to smooth and conceal bulges around our midsection, these shaping brief panties from Commando are simple, comfortable, and effective. They are made from a luxury European microfiber blend that includes nylon and spandex materials. This blend offers a soft, stretchy, breathable fit that is comfortable enough to wear on an everyday basis.

These brief shaping panties provide light to moderate compression for your midsection. They extend up above your belly button to slim your waist and hips, conceal your love handles, and flatten your tummy for an all-around smooth, bulge-free finish. Their lightweight, elastic-free and raw-cut material eliminates the risk of telltale panty lines under even the tightest bottoms.

These brief panties are the perfect addition to your everyday underwear collection. They are simple and flattering and effectively shape your midsection without drawing too much attention or showing visible panty lines. Plus, they come in a nude color that keeps these panties discrete even under light-colored clothing.

 

14. Cosabella Never Say Never Sexy Shapewear Thong

This ultra-sexy shapewear thong doubles as everyday shaping underwear and alluring lingerie. No one will be able to tell that this sexy thong is technically shapewear, even if you wear it by itself in the bedroom.

The extra-wide waistband of this shaping thong is crafted with an overlay of gorgeous floral lace and trimmed with scalloped lace edging for an extra touch of delicate, feminine style. A power mesh tummy control panel is layered underneath the semi- sheer lace of this thong's waistband for effective shaping coverage that slims your waist, smooths your hips and love handles, and flattens your tummy. The thong cut of these panties flatters your backside and allows for discrete wear underneath tight bottoms. This shaping thong comes in classic, sexy black and subtle, delicate blush.

15. Spanx Leggings, Flawless Velvet Shaping Leggings

These unique velvet leggings shape and slim your legs and midsection while helping you make a fashion statement at the same time. They are high-waisted and feature a wide band that extends up past your belly button to slim and smooth your tummy and sides. The velvet fabric of the leggings feels soft against your skin and fits snugly to flatter and slim your legs.

The versatile leggings are perfect for comfortable everyday wear when you want an extra bit of shaping and support. They are available in three neutral shades of black, midnight blue, and grey.

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Garters and Garter Belts What are Garter Belts?

Garter belts are a sexy and practical accessory that have been an integral part of women’s undergarment fashion since their invention in the early 20th century. Centuries ago, they represented a move toward women’s liberation and a slight loosening on the reigns of modesty in women’s fashion. Before the invention of garter belts, women were forced to wear uncomfortable, restrictive corsets to hold up their socks or stockings. Garter belts offered a more comfortable, less modest solution to the problem of slipping stockings.

Although garter belts became virtually obsolete in their role of holding up women’s everyday stockings by the 1960s, they cycled back into the forefront of fashion around the 1990s as lingerie. Late 20th-century garter belts were common in sexy, vintage- inspired burlesque fashion—which reached the height of its popularity near the end of the 20th century. Two decades into the 21st century, sexy garter belts and garter sets are still commonly worn in modern women’s lingerie looks.

 

Garter Belts vs. Garters

Cosabella Trenta Garter Belt $48.00 

 

Garter belts and garters are very similar and serve virtually the same purpose, so it can be difficult to keep them straight. Despite their similarities, however, there are definitely differences between these two styles.

Garters are thin bands of fabric that fasten around your mid- or upper thigh and are designed to hold your stockings or high socks tightly around your legs to keep them from slipping down throughout the day. Garters are also often worn decoratively—even without stockings or socks—as a sexy, alluring accessory in a lingerie look.

One of the most common uses for decorative garters is as an accessory for a bride to wear underneath her wedding dress. Bridal garters are almost exclusively worn as a decorative accessory—they are usually not used to hold up the bride’s stockings. These bridal garters are linked with the centuries-old tradition of the wedding garter toss and add a feminine, sexy finishing touch to your wedding-day look.

Like garters, garter belts are also designed to prevent your stockings from slipping down your leg. Unlike garters, garter belts are almost never worn by themselves—they are usually exclusively attached to stockings. The fasteners that are attached to the garter belt hang down and look awkward if they are not securely fastened to the top of a pair of stockings. Garter belts are very commonly worn as part of a sexy lingerie look; modern garter belts are rarely paired with everyday clothes.

 

How do Garters and Garter Belts Work?

Garters and garter belts can be useful and sexy, but figuring out how they work and how to wear them correctly can be tricky.

Garter belts are complicated. Trying to fasten your garter belt if you’re not already accustomed to wearing one is a frustrating challenge for many women. When you want to fasten a garter belt to your thigh high stockings, put on the stockings and belt separately first. Position both the stockings and the belt to a comfortable position; make sure your stockings are pulled all the way up to where you want them. Adjust the length of your garter belt straps to the length that is most comfortable for you—the straps should be about two inches longer in the back to give you room to sit down and bend over comfortably. Most garter belt straps can be adjusted in the same way as standard bra straps, so this part of the process should be relatively simple for most women.

Next, open up the plastic or metal fasteners at the bottom of the garter belt straps. Place the back piece of the fastener under your stockings, directly against your skin. Push the back piece against the fabric of your stockings and push it through the wide end of the front piece of the fastener. The fabric should be in between the fastener’s front and back pieces. Slide the back piece into the front piece’s narrow end to lock it in place. Then, just make any final adjustments to the length of the straps if needed. Putting on a garter belt definitely takes some practice, but try not to get discouraged. Women who wear grater belts regularly get the hang of it quickly and the process that was once so frustrating becomes second nature in no time.

Fortunately, garters are much easier to put on than garter belts. They are usually made from stretchy bands of fabric with no fasteners or attachments. Just place the garter around your leg above your knee and slide your socks or stockings up underneath it to hold them in place—that’s it!

 

Garter and Garter Belt Styles

There are countless different types and styles of garters and garter belts. Each style is slightly unique in its fashion and function, so every woman can find a flattering, functional garter or garter belt regardless of her body or style preferences. Check out some of the most popular garter and garter belt styles here.

 

Garter Belt Sets

Modern garter belts are usually not worn alone. Since they are most commonly worn as lingerie, they are usually paired with other sexy lingerie pieces to create a complete lingerie look. You can find garter belt sets that include a garter belt, stockings, panties, and a bra or other piece to wear on top.

If you don’t want to put the time or energy into putting together a full lingerie look with several separate pieces and accessories, invest in a garter belt set instead. These sets allow you to achieve a completely sexy, stylish lingerie look without all the work required to put it together yourself.

 

Garter Belt Corset

A garter belt corset adds a bold edge to any lingerie look. These special corsets feature garter straps that attach to socks or stockings just like the straps on a standard garter belt. The style of garter belt corsets is vintage-inspired and helps you create a daring, sexy lingerie look that’s totally one of a kind.

An added bonus of garter belt corsets is that most of them extend up over your bust, so you don’t have to worry about finding a bra or other top piece to pair with your stockings and garter belt.

 

Garter Belt Leggings

If you don’t want to deal with the frustration of trying to figure out how to fasten a regular garter belt, try garter belt leggings instead. These special leggings look almost identical to regular garter belts, but they are much easier to put on and more comfortable to wear.

Instead of garter straps that attach to stockings, garter belt leggings are crafted from one piece of material that you slip on like leggings. To create the look of a traditional garter belt with straps, these leggings include thin strips of material that connect the waistband of the leggings to the stocking-like material that extends up to your mid-thigh. They look virtually indistinguishable from a two-piece garter belt and stockings set, but they’re much more convenient to wear.

 

High Waisted Garter Belt

High waisted garter belts rise up higher than standard garter belts. Most high waisted styles rest around the middle of your waist, at or just below your belly button.

These garter belts give your midsection a smooth finish and conceal any imperfections around your tummy, waist, and hips. Their high waisted design enhances your curves and creates a flattering finish when paired with a bra or other sexy lingerie piece on top.

 

Plus Size Garter Belt

Garter belts are not designed for a specific figure. Women of any body type, shape, and size can rock a garter belt as part of a sexy lingerie look.

Plus size garter belts accommodate a wider range of sizes, including women with curvier bodies. These garter belts come in extended sizes and effortlessly flatter the figures of women of all shapes and sizes.

 

Lace Garter Belt

The vast majority of garter belts are crafted from lace. Stretch lace is the most common material for garter belts. It’s comfortable and offers a secure, flattering fit that effortlessly accentuates your curves. Plus, stretch lace material is semi-sheer and shows off a peek of your bare skin underneath for an ultra-sexy, feminine finish.

Other popular materials for garter belts include silk and satin. These materials are completely opaque and offer slightly more coverage than semi-sheer stretch lace.

 

Garter Skirt

Garter skirts put a sexy, ultra-feminine twist on the classic garter belt. They feature garter straps and fasteners just like garter belts, but their material extends down to your upper thigh like a mini skirt.

Like most garter belts, garter skirts are commonly crafted from sexy stretch lace, silk, or satin. They offer slightly more coverage than garter belts and add a delicate, feminine finishing touch to any lingerie look.

 

Garter Tattoos

For many women who choose to get a garter permanently inked into their skin, a garter tattoo represents femininity, sexuality, desirability, and self-confidence. Garter tattoos are a one-of-a-kind way to express yourself and help you feel sexier and more confident every single day. Plus, these tattoos are usually placed around your upper thigh, where they stay hidden most of the time. This concealment only adds to their seductive nature; a garter tattoo doubles as an instant turn-on for anyone who gets to see it.

If wearing lingerie has a significant effect on your self-confidence, consider pulling the trigger on a garter tattoo to act as a subtle, constant reminder to yourself of just how beautiful and sexy you really are. Garter tattoos are virtually permanent lingerie and allow you to reap the benefits of wearing lingerie all the time—not just on the occasional sexy night in the bedroom.

 

Wedding Garters

For centuries, brides have worn a garter hidden underneath their wedding dresses— usually fastened around their thigh—to be ceremoniously removed during the reception by the groom and subsequently tossed into the crowd of eager guests.

Traditional wedding garters are decorative and ornate. They are usually white—the classic bridal color—to match the bride’s wedding dress and adorned with lace, bows, and other delicate, feminine detailing. Today, many brides even go so far as to wear two garters: one to have for themselves as a keepsake from their wedding and one to give to a lucky guest during the garter toss.

 

Origins of the Wedding Garter Tradition

The practice of brides wearing garters to be publicly removed by their husband and tossed into a cheering crowd of guests is widely accepted as a fun wedding tradition. In fact, the wedding garter toss tradition is an expected part of most modern wedding receptions.

The wedding garter toss tradition has been so widely normalized and passed down through so many generations that most couples incorporate it into their wedding celebration without really thinking about why they’re actually doing it. Few people have bothered to keep track of what the wedding garter really means or why newly wedded couples started incorporating the garter toss tradition into their wedding ceremonies many centuries ago.

There are actually multiple conflicting accounts of the origin of the wedding garter tradition. One of the most popular origin stories of this tradition revolves around an ancient superstition. Centuries ago, wedding dresses were thought to be tokens of good luck. It was therefore common for guests at weddings to reach out to the bride and try to rip or cut off pieces of her dress in an attempt to take this good fortune for themselves. Understandably, neither brides nor grooms appreciated these invasive disruptions at their wedding ceremonies.

To solve the problem, brides started wearing a garter that matched their wedding dress but was not attached to it. After the wedding ceremony, the groom would then remove the garter from his new wife’s leg and toss it into the crowd for a guest to catch and keep. This new practice protected the bride and preserved her wedding dress while still allowing the newlyweds to pass on good fortune to their guests by giving out a piece of the bride’s attire. At modern weddings, this garter toss tradition has evolved slightly; many grooms choose to show off and remove his bride’s garter with his teeth instead of his hands.

The guests who clamor for possession are also now usually exclusively unmarried men. The idea that good fortune gets passed on to whoever catches the bride’s garter has also shifted to refer specifically to the ‘luck’ of finding love. The single man who catches a bride’s garter is supposed to be the first of the crowd to find love and get married himself. This concept parallels the tradition of brides tossing their bouquet behind them into a crowd of single female guests.

Another common origin story of the garter belt toss tradition is slightly more strange. This story recounts that bridal garters were used as proof that the newly married couple had successfully consummated—and therefore validated—their marriage. Some select friends or family members were chosen to accompany the newlyweds into a room to act as witnesses to the consummation of their marriage. These witnesses then emerged with the bride’s garter, which served as tangible evidence that the new marriage had been consummated. Of course, there are usually no witnesses when modern newlywed couples consummate their marriage. Instead, the bride’s garter is relinquished to guests during the wedding reception and is generally thought to represent a boost of good fortune—rather than a symbol of consummation—for whichever guest catches it.

Although it is now impossible to be sure of the exact origins of the wedding garter tradition, it is surely deeply rooted in old beliefs, values and superstitions. Regardless of how garters came to be an integral part of wedding ceremonies, the garter toss tradition is a sexy, fun way to help you and your new spouse share your love and good fortune with your treasured guests who are there to celebrate your happiness.

 

Sexy Modern Bridal Garter Sets

Whether or not you play into the idea of ancient superstitions and age-old traditions, wearing a garter underneath your wedding dress on your big day adds an extra level of alluring sensuality to your bridal look.

Play up the bridal vibe of your garter with a style that captures the essence of traditional wedding garters. Choose a classy white, lacy garter—ideally one that matches or complements your wedding dress. If you want to set yourself apart from the purity and innocence of classic wedding garters, go for a more modern black or red garter that makes a bolder seductive statement.

Wearing a garter belt under your wedding dress is not always practical. Garter belts and the fasteners and stockings attached to them are not compatible with most wedding dress styles. If your wedding dress is form-fitting or not floor-length, it will likely be difficult for you to find a dress that doesn’t show visible lines if you try to wear a garter belt set underneath it.

While you might not be able to rock a garter belt during your wedding ceremony, you can certainly incorporate a garter belt into your wedding night lingerie to create a bold, sexy look for your night to remember. A garter belt and stocking set pairs well with many different lingerie pieces, including a bra, sexy cropped babydoll, corset top, etc. Get creative with your lingerie to create the wedding night look that best fits your own personal style preferences and makes you feel as sexy and confident as possible.

If you want your wedding night lingerie to be especially memorable, pick out a white, lacy garter belt and stockings that match the style of your wedding dress to remind your new spouse of how beautiful you looked in your dress and how lucky he is to spend the rest of his life with you by his side. You can find bridal garter sets that include a garter in addition to a garter belt and stockings, so your wedding night lingerie can match the garter you wear underneath your wedding dress.

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What are Palazzo Pants?

If you’ve stepped into a women’s clothing store lately, you’ve almost certainly seen palazzo pants. Whether or not you knew what they were called is a different story. Palazzo pants are loose, wide-legged pants. These pants are very similar to other wide- legged pant styles—like culottes, gauchos, and bell bottoms—but they have the unique characteristics that distinguish them from similar wide-legged styles. Palazzo pants are extremely wide, and many palazzo styles are easy to mistake for a skirt when you’re standing still because of their loose fit and lightweight, flowy material. These loose-fitting pants come in many different lengths. Some palazzo pants extend down to your ankles like a maxi skirt, while others are cropped at your mid-calf or knee.

Palazzo pants are virtually the best of both worlds regarding comfort and style. Because of their loose fit and lightweight material, palazzo pants are extremely comfortable and breathable. However, they are also very versatile, stylish pants and are currently topping the trend charts in women’s fashion. Every woman should have at least one pair of palazzo pants in her wardrobe for those lazy days when you want to look stylish and not overly casual but can’t fathom wrenching on a pair of jeans. If you don’t own palazzo pants yet, check out this guide to learn more about this life-saving pant style that will likely become your favorite, go-to pants in your wardrobe.

 

Different Types of Palazzo Pants

There are many different types of palazzo pants. These different styles increase the versatility of these wide-legged pants and allow you to rock them in a wide variety of situations. Some of the most popular types of palazzo pants are detailed below to help you discover the perfect style for you.

Dressy Palazzo Pants

Palazzo pants are well-known casual attire because they are so comfortable and simple, but some styles are dressy enough to wear to a professional office meeting or even a wedding.

Dressy palazzo pants are usually full-length. They tend to be more fitted than casual palazzo pant styles, especially around your waist, hips, and backside. Many dressy palazzo pant styles are also structured or pleated to create a more professional look that doesn’t appear quite as laid-back and casual as super flowy, loose-fitting styles. 

Printed Palazzo Pants

Printed palazzo pants add whimsical style to any look. Palazzo pants come in countless different patterns and prints, ranging from neutral geometric prints to wild patterns filled with bright colors.

You’ll be glad to have a pair or two of printed palazzo pants in your wardrobe on dreary days when you want to wear something comfortable and casual that instantly brightens up your look.

Palazzo Capri Pants

While full-length palazzo pants are the most popular type of palazzo pants, palazzo capri pants are stylish and flattering as well.

Cropped palazzo capri pants usually extend to either just below your knee or to your mid-calf rather than all the way down past your ankles. These cropped pants tend to look more casual than full-length palazzo pants. They are the perfect, comfortable and stylish wardrobe choice for laid-back everyday wear.

Palazzo Pant Suits

Palazzo pant suits are a comfortable, stylish alternative to traditional pant suits. They are usually more structured and form-fitting than classic, loose palazzo pants.

However, the wide-leg fit and lightweight material of palazzo pantsuits make these pantsuit styles more comfortable and less uptight than traditional pant suits without disrupting their professional finish.

Plus Size Palazzo Pants

Palazzo pants are flattering for every body type, shape, and size. These pants are stretchy and loose-fitting, so they’re ultra-comfortable and flattering for every figure.

High-waisted palazzo pants are especially flattering for plus size women. The high waistband and lose fit of these pants helps conceal any imperfections around your midsection and eliminate visible love handles or tummy pooch.

 

What to Wear with Palazzo Pants - Tops to Wear with Palazzo Pants 1. Add Interest with Outerwear

The right outerwear can add interest and balance to your look and transform it from casual to professional or boring to ultra-trendy.

Try pairing a cropped leather jacket with a crop top and solid-colored high-waisted palazzo pants for a bold, trendy finish. Wear a fitted blazer with a solid blouse tucked into neutral, structured palazzo pants to professionalize your look and make it instantly office-appropriate. Or, rock a denim vest or jacket with a solid crop top and patterned palazzo pants for a trendy look with a laid-back, boho vibe.

2. Keep it Classic in a Basic White Tee

Palazzo pants with a basic white tee don’t have to be a dull look. In fact, you can create an incredibly flattering, trendy look with this simple, comfortable pairing as long as you style it right.

Tuck a fitted white tee into high-waisted palazzo pants and cinch a belt around your waist, or wear a cropped white tee to maintain a balanced, streamlined finish. Choose palazzo pants in a bright color or eye-catching pattern to add more interest to your look. Pair this outfit with simple, flat sandals and a long, simple pendant necklace to create a cute and flirty look that’s perfect for casual, everyday wear.

3. Play with Patterns and Textures

The patterns and textures of the clothes you wear can make or break your look. Play around with patterns and textures to add interest and style to your palazzo pants and ensure that your outfit never looks boring.

Try pairing bright, patterned palazzo pants with a plain white lace crop top for a flirty, feminine finish that is stylish and eye-catching without looking too over the top. Or, wear a form-fitting top with a geometric print—think stripes or polka dots—with palazzo pants in a bright, solid color for a cheerful, whimsical look.

4. Crop It

Wearing a crop top is the best way to keep your look balanced and give it a sleek finish. Because they have such a loose fit, palazzo pants paired with full-length tops, tend to create an unflattering, top-heavy look.

Pairing a crop top with palazzo pants accentuates your curves and flatters your figure. It breaks up your outfit into two parts that look sleek and streamlined instead of shapeless and bulky.

5. Make it Monochrome

Styling a monochrome outfit can be very intimidating, as it’s easy to miss the mark and end up with a frumpy, shapeless look instead of a sleek, streamlined finish.

Create a triumphant, trendy monochrome look with neutral—think white, black, olive, or nude—high-waisted palazzo pants and a loose short-sleeved blouse or form-fitting sleeveless crop top in the same neutral shade. Tuck your blouse into the waistband of your pants, or position your crop top an inch or two above your waistband to maintain a balanced finish for your look. Also, choose palazzo pants with a built-in fabric belt to emphasize your curves and avoid looking shapeless.

 

Shoes to Wear with Palazzo Pants 1. Dress Up in Slim Heels

If you want to create a professional look with your palazzo pants, try pairing them with slim heels like stilettos. These wide-legged pants are already designed to make your legs appear more extended, and adding stiletto heels only serves to add more length for a sexy, leggier look. Plus, the slim style of stilettos balances out the wide legs of palazzo pants and eliminates the risk of a bulky look.

Your stilettos don’t have to be extremely high to get the high look you want. In fact, if you’re wearing cropped palazzo pants that show off your shoes, keep your stiletto heels to a max height of 3” to avoid an awkward, off-balance finish.

2. Stay Comfortable in Blocky Wedges

Stilettos aren’t for everyone. If you want to look leggy but don’t want to deal with the discomfort of slim heels, pair your palazzo pants with cute, blocky wedges instead. Wedges add the same height to your look but are much more comfortable for all-day wear.

Wedges look best with floor-length palazzo pants with very wide legs or palazzo pants cropped at your mid-calf. If your pants are long and fitted, they can cling to your wedges and create an awkward, bulky look. A cropped length or ultra-wide fit help solve this problem.

3. Play Peek-a-Boo with Peep Toe Shoes

When you’re wearing palazzo pants, peep toe shoes add instant balance to your look. Peep toe styles pair well with ankle-length palazzo pants that show off a glimpse of your shoes underneath because they add stability to your look and prevent a bulky finish.

Mules and short, chunky heels are some of the best peep toe styles to wear with palazzo pants. Rock peep toe heels for a more professional look that counteracts the casual finish of cropped palazzo pants, or slip on peep toe mules for comfortable, casual everyday wear.

4. Add Balance with Flat Sandals

Flat sandals are the ideal shoes to pair with cropped palazzo pants for a casual, stylish summertime look.

When you wear heels or boots with mid-calf or knee-length palazzo pants, you risk looking bulky or off-balance or drawing too much attention to your bottom half. Trendy flat sandals are the perfect subtle, stylish accessory to pair with cropped palazzo pant styles for a balanced, laid-back finish.

 

How, When, and Where to Wear Palazzo Pants How to Wear Palazzo Pants in Winter

The lightweight material of palazzo pants doesn’t mean you can’t wear them in the winter. These ultra-comfortable wide-legged pants double as cozy, trendy winter wear during the chilliest months of the year.

On extremely cold days, try pairing your palazzo pants with a long pea coat. This pairing creates a stylish, professional look that you can wear anywhere from an office meeting to a lunch out with friends. Avoid chunky, tall boots. Instead, pair this outfit with ankle boots for warmth and added style. Cinch a belt around your waist to emphasize your curves and avoid looking shapeless.

When it’s not super chilly outside, opt for a cropped turtleneck and closed-toed flats instead. The cropped turtleneck will balance out your look without coming off as overly bulky, and the flat sandals add an instant casual, laid-back finish.

What to Wear with Palazzo Pants to a Wedding

While you might think of palazzo pants as strictly casual, lazy-day wear, you can dress them up enough to pass them off as stylish, dressy wedding attire.

Pair structured, full-length palazzo pants in a solid, bright color with a dressy, cropped blouse for a cheerful, trendy wedding-ready look. Wear chunky heels to flatter your figure and add length to your legs. Dress up and interest to this look with finishing touches like dangly earrings and a stylish, patterned clutch.

How to Wear Palazzo Pants to a Festival

Palazzo pants are a classic when it comes to festival wear. They’re comfortable, ultra- trendy, and have a laid-back, hippy vibe that fits right in at modern music festivals where boho style is always celebrated.

If there’s anywhere to rock patterned palazzo pants, it’s at a music festival. Embrace your inner hippy in full-length flared palazzo pants with bright colors and psychedelic prints. Balance out your patterned pants with a cropped, solid lace brassiere top for a sexy, streamlined, feminine finish. When it comes to festival wear, accessories are key. Pair your outfit with trendy, strappy flat sandals and a long beaded or pendant necklace to add interest and laid-back, boho style that ensures your look is festival-ready.

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Leggings, Best Leggings

Leggings are an essential staple in almost every modern woman’s wardrobe. They’re comfortable, versatile, practical, and ultra-trendy. If the only leggings you own are basic black leggings and athletic styles, however, it’s time to branch out.

While essential black leggings will always be a classic go-to for casual everyday wear, they aren’t the only type of leggings that are worth wearing. Expand your comfy wardrobe with these five practical and stylish types of leggings you won’t realize you needed until you add them to your collection.

1. Patterned Leggings

Patterned leggings transform basic leggings into a bold fashion statement. If you want to branch out from your basic black leggings but don’t want to leave behind the material and design of your old favorites, try a patterned style.

You can find patterned leggings in bright, colorful prints that you can wear to create whimsical outfits and add instant interest to your looks. If you don’t want to draw too much attention to yourself, go for a style with a more subtle pattern—like neutral stripes or a simple geometric print—for a sleek and stylish finish.

2. Lined Leggings

Leggings are a popular style choice in the winter. However, thin one-layer leggings aren’t always able to keep you warm on cold winter days.

Extra-warm fleece-lined leggings are the perfect comfy compromise on cold, dreary mornings when dragging yourself out of bed and changing out of your pajamas seems unbearable. Plus, you never have to worry about visible panty lines and embarrassing see-through material when you wear lined leggings. For more inspiration on how to style your warmest lined leggings in cold weather, check out this guide to wearing leggings in the winter from HauteFlair.

3. Textured Leggings

If you want to avoid a lazy-day look and turn your basic, comfy leggings into a stand-out fashion statement; invest in a pair or two of textured leggings.

Leggings are available in many different textures apart from the standard stretchy nylon- blend material of basic leggings. Try leather, lace, or velvet styles to add interest and style to your leggings collection.

4. High Waisted Leggings

High waisted leggings double as subtle shapewear and a stylish fashion choice.

These forgiving leggings feature an extra-wide waistband that slims your waist, flattens your tummy, and conceals love handles and muffin top. They are ultra-flattering for any figure, and they pair perfectly with trendy crop tops.

5. Stirrup Leggings

One frustrating problem that tends to arise when you wear leggings—especially when you pair them with ankle boots or sneakers—is material bunching up around your ankles and disrupting the smooth balance of your look.

Having to reach down and adjust your leggings several times during the day to smooth out wrinkled material is inconvenient and frustrating. Stirrup-style leggings can effortlessly solve this problem. These leggings look just like standard full-length leggings, except they feature a small amount of material that slips over your foot to prevent wrinkles and maintain the sleek finish off your look.

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High Waisted Bikini Swimwear Are High Waisted Bikinis in Style?

The simple answer to the question of whether high waisted bikinis are in style is a resounding yes. High waisted bikinis are by far one of the trendiest styles on the current women’s swimwear market.

Although high waisted bikinis fell out of fashion with the rise of less modest low-rise bikinis in the 1970s, these bikinis are a classic that have proven their timelessness with their second rise to the top of the trend charts in the 2010s. Even when a new trend eventually steals the spotlight—fashion fads are forever fickle—you can feel confident that the high waisted bikinis in your collection will always be classy, flattering, and well- respected in the world of women’s fashion.

 

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Who Can Wear a High Waisted Bikini?

Contrary to popular belief, anyone can wear a high waisted bikini. In fact, high waisted bikinis are the most universally flattering styles in the modern women’s swimwear market. For some reason, many women think that high waisted bikinis are only really flattering for curvy or plus size women.

While high waisted bikini styles do flatter plus size women by accentuating their curves and slimming their midsection, it is a misconception that only curvy women look good in high waisted swimwear. If you have a slim figure without much natural curviness, a high waisted bikini can flatter your figure by breaking up your torso to create the illusion of more curves and a sexy, feminine shape.

 

High Waisted Bikini Styles

High waisted swimwear is a much broader category than you might think. While high waisted bikinis are technically a swimwear style in and of itself, many different styles exist underneath the umbrella high waisted swimwear.

High waisted bikinis are available in a wide range of styles, colors, and patterns. Check out some of the most popular high waisted bikini styles below to discover the one that flatters your body and best fits your style preferences.

 

Waist High Swimsuits, or High Waisted Swimsuits

Waist high swimsuits usually refer to classic high waisted bikinis. These bikinis rise to the middle of your waist and usually rest at or just below your belly button.

Classic high waisted bikini styles smooth your tummy and love handles and slim your waist. At the same time, they show off enough bare skin to maintain the sexy, care-free look of other modern bikini styles.

 

Super High Waisted Bikini

As their name suggests, super high waisted bikinis rise even higher than classic high waisted bikinis. These bikinis rise to the top of your waist to rest a few inches under your bust.

If you want to conceal the majority of your midsection without resorting to a one piece, try a super high waisted bikini. They give your tummy, waist, and hips a smooth finish and eliminate the risk of bulges and rolls around your waist that standard high waisted bikinis can sometimes emphasize. Super high waisted bikini styles are especially flattering for women with a muffin top because they create a smooth finish from your upper thighs all the way up to the top of your waist with no room for bulging in between.

 

Solid High Waisted Bikini

If you’re not into patterns, you can find many sexy solid high waisted bikini styles. A bright-colored bikini adds interest to your swimwear and draws more attention to how it flatters your figure.

To avoid loud prints and bright colors altogether, choose a solid bikini style in a lighter or more neutral color. Just make sure the bikini includes some texture or detailing—like ruched edging or an exciting neckline—to give it an eye-catching finish.

 

Patterned High Waisted Bikini

A colorful or eye-catching pattern draws attention to your high waisted bikini and makes it look brighter and more fun. Popular, flattering patterns for high waisted bikinis include modern stripes along with feminine floral and bold geometric prints. You can choose your favorite pattern based on your style preferences.

Not only are patterned high waisted bikini bottoms fun and stylish, they’re also very flattering. An eye-catching pattern adds an extra dimension to your bikini that distracts from any bulges around your midsection and creates a slimmer, smoother finish for your hips, tummy, and waist.

 

Retro High Waisted Bikini

All high waisted bikinis are inspired at least a little by the popular high-rise retro swimwear styles of the 1940s and 1950s. If you want to channel your inner

Marilyn Monroe, though, pick out a high waisted bikini with an authentically vintage style.

Retro high waisted bikinis usually feature super high waisted bikini bottoms that are reminiscent of the ultra-modest styles of decades past. Vintage-inspired halter bikini tops with push-up lining and a sweetheart neckline enhance your cleavage and draw attention to your bust. These tops pair well with high waisted bikini bottoms to create a retro two-piece set that conjures images of classic, sexy pin-up girls of the 1940s. Retro high waisted bikinis look sexy on a wide range of body types, but they are especially flattering for curvier, full-busted women.

 

Why Wear a High Waisted Bikini

There are many benefits to wearing a high waisted bikini, ranging from style to comfort to mobility. If you need some more motivation to switch up your swimwear collection, consider these five reasons why you should raise the waistline of your bikinis this summer.

1. Stay in Style

High waisted bikinis are arguably the most trendy modern swimwear style. Celebrities and fashion icons—including but not limited to Taylor Swift, Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian, and Beyoncé—have been spotted rocking high waisted swimwear on their exotic beach vacations in recent seasons. In fact, photo evidence suggests that T-Swift seems to be rocking nothing but high waisted swimwear whenever she’s caught on camera in a bathing suit.

Beyond celebrities, women everywhere have begun recognizing how classy and flattering high waisted bikinis are, prompting swimwear brands to release new collections with a special focus on high-waisted styles. When you wear a high waisted bathing suit, you never have to worry about whether or not your bathing suit is stylish enough to turn heads on the beach—it’s trendy enough for Beyoncé, and that’s all the reassurance you need.

2. Stop Sacrificing Comfort

A major flaw of modern women’s swimwear—at least among sexy, fashionable swimwear styles—is that it is unforgivably uncomfortable and impractical. Sure, maybe itty-bitty low-rise thongs are great for avoiding tan lines, but they’re entirely impractical if you plan to do anything more active than just laying on a towel sunbathing all day long.

For women who like to swim laps in the pool, play beach volleyball, or even just wade and splash around in the ocean, traditionally sexy swimwear styles are the source of severe discomfort. Not only do skimpy styles like tiny, low-rise thong bikinis get twisted and ride up in awkward and uncomfortable ways, they’re also very likely to fall off if you do anything that requires even a small amount of movement or physical activity.

You no longer have to choose between sporting uncomfortable, insecure itty-bitty bottoms or an unflattering, unstylish athletic one piece. High waisted bikinis are a miraculous compromise between style, comfort, and practicality. These bikinis are ultra- trendy, but they’re also convenient.

High waisted bikinis are much more comfortable and breathable than skimpier swimwear styles. They don’t ride up or leave angry red imprints on your skin. High waisted bikinis also sit so high up on your waist; you don’t have to worry about losing yours while swimming in the surf or playing an unusually intense round of beach volleyball.

3. Flatter Your Figure

The most important benefit of high waisted bikinis is that they are universally flattering. Like magic, these versatile bikinis look just as sexy on curvy plus size women as they do on women with slim, straight builds.

Regardless of your body type, size, and shape, you can find a high waisted bikini that flatters your figure perfectly just the way it is.

4. Conceal Your Imperfections

Every woman has body insecurities. Two of the most common body areas for these insecurities to lie is your midsection and backside. One of the unique advantages of high waisted bikinis—that sets them apart from other modern, trendy swimwear styles— is that they expertly conceal your imperfections and insecurities without making it evident that you’re trying to cover up.

The tight, high-rise fit and full-coverage backside of high waisted bikinis instantly flattens your tummy, shapes your hips, slims your waist, and smooths and accentuates your curves. If your tummy, hips, waist, love handles, or backside are a frequent focus of your body insecurities, wearing a high waisted bikini can help you feel much more confident in your skin.

5. Look Classy

Among other trendy, sexy swimwear styles, high waisted bikinis are unique in that they are not skimpy or scandalous. In fact, high waisted bikinis are inspired by the modest, vintage bathing suits that women wore in the 1940s and 50s. Famous 1950s sex icon Marilyn Monroe frequently showed off her high waisted bikinis on Los Angeles beaches, which serves as a testament to just how alluring this swimwear style is. Like any good classic style in women’s fashion, high waisted bikinis are timeless.

Because they offer the right amount of coverage and have an iconic past in retro fashion, high waisted bikinis are very classy—which is not necessarily the case among other sexy modern swimwear styles that show off significantly more skin. When you wear a high waisted bikini, you look sexy, classy, and stylish all at the same time—a best of all worlds situation that no other modern swimwear style offers.

 

When to Wear a High Waisted Bikini

What is the right time and place to wear a high waisted bikini? The short answer to this question is: anywhere that accepts swimwear as appropriate dress. The versatility of high waisted bikinis is another convenient advantage of this swimwear style.

Unlike skimpier, more scandalous modern bikini styles that show off most of your bust, backside, and midsection, high waisted bikinis offer more coverage. They are appropriate and stylish for any swimwear-clad occasion, from a poolside family barbecue to a care-free party on the beach.

 

Where to Buy a High Waisted Bikini

High waisted bikinis are extremely popular. That means that you can buy high waisted bikini styles from just about any swimwear brand, from the lowest-end retailers to high- end luxury designers. However, just because you can buy a high waisted bikini anywhere doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be picky about your swimwear source.

It’s important to find a quality high waisted bikini that fits you well and flatters your unique figure. If you buy a low-quality bikini that is designed poorly and made with cheap materials, it will wear out quickly and likely fit awkwardly or insecurely. If you buy a bikini that doesn’t suit you well, you can end up with unflattering bulges or gaps when you put it on. You don’t have to make your purchase from a high-end designer, but your body confidence is worth spending a little extra money on higher-quality swimwear.

Buying in-person is a safe bet when it comes to high waisted bikinis—and swimwear in general. In a brick-and-mortar store, you can try on a variety of different sizes and styles to find the one that fits and flatters you best. That being said, online shopping is much more convenient and gives you the opportunity to avoid the potential embarrassment and insecurity that some women feel while shopping for bathing suits in public.

If you want to buy your bikini online, take precautions to make sure you’re satisfied with your purchase. Only buy from reputable online stores with a wide range of positive customer reviews. Follow the online store’s sizing chart carefully to match your measurements with the size that fits you best.

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