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Smarter Style: When Was The Last Time You Bought Underwear?

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Take another sip of that tea of coffee, ladies, and settle in. In the mailbag today, we've got an intimate inquiry that we all need to ask ourselves. 

TootyFruity902 asks: I need new underwear - bras, panties, all of it. It has been years since I purchased new underthings. Any advice on buying underwear? Am I the only one who always forgets about buying panties and bras?

You are not alone, TootyFruity. I am sure many of the ladies here are also in that same position. You open the underwear drawer and see mounds of intimates, many which should have ben thrown out months ago.

Why is it hard for many of us to shop for bras and panties? Well, maybe because intimates are, well, intimate. And think about it - a bra and underwear are things you wear every needs to fit and feel good. Finding those that do is a daunting task. 

I've read reports that 85% of women wear the wrong size bra. That is a lot of us not treating "our girls" right, let alone our backs and shoulders. If there are bulges over the top or the side of your bra, if straps or the band digs into your skin, if straps slide down or the back rides up, all of those things are signs that your bra doesn't fit. Same goes for your underwear - if it digs into your hips, if it rides up or if you have VPL (visible panty lines), those panties aren't working for you.

My advice: we should all head to the store and get some new underthings. Go to a store that has a huge selection of bras and panties, all different styles. Don't rely on what you have purchased before...keep your options open to sizes and looks. No one is going to see the tag with that number or size but you, so just grab a handful and try them on until you find one that works.

As far as bras go, look for a bra fitter in your area. It is her job to know what size you are, if you are in-betweens sizes and cups and so is well worth your time to truly find out what bra you should be wearing. Not only will you feel better, you will look better in your clothes. Bring a t-shirt or clingy sweater to the store when you shop too, so you know what the bra will look like underneath. 

When was the last time you bought underwear? 


by on Jul. 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by on Jul. 30, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Let's just say that I would really be ashamed if I was in a wreck and had to have them cut off.

by Ruby Member on Jul. 30, 2012 at 8:02 PM

 April or May I think.

by on Jul. 30, 2012 at 8:07 PM
Lol me too. I think the last time I bought a bra was like 4 yrs ago and undies can't remember maybe longer. I'm not one of those matchie girls I grab whatever.

Quoting elasmimi:

Let's just say that I would really be ashamed if I was in a wreck and had to have them cut off.

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by on Jul. 30, 2012 at 9:56 PM
Its been a long long time. I just had to put unders on the list for shopping. Lol
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by on Jul. 30, 2012 at 10:25 PM

i actually bought some for my MOM last week ha ha how weird is that ...but i also got some new ones for ME about 2 months ago... :-P

by on Jul. 31, 2012 at 3:13 AM
I bought a new sports bra last week
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by on Jul. 31, 2012 at 9:59 AM
I need some bad! This pregnancy is working everywhere! I think I will go shopping this weekend.
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by on Jul. 31, 2012 at 10:14 AM

 i bought a pack of underwear about a week ago. dh comments all the time that i need new ones LOL!

by Kira on Jul. 31, 2012 at 10:32 AM

 its been way too long smh i need to throw all mine out and get new ones

by on Jul. 31, 2012 at 1:06 PM

I love how all kinds of awkward that question is.

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