Are You Struggling To Find the Right Undergarment? Here Are Some Tips (Collaborative Post)

19 August 2021

It's a struggle every woman knows too well. The underwear drawer is full of mismatched bras and panties, some with holes and others that don't fit correctly. Why? Well, it could be because you are buying the wrong size, or you've but this task off for too long time and time again. This post will help you on your journey. Trust me, nothing feels better than a nice set of underwear being put on every day!

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Opt for Neutral Colours

If you're struggling to find the right undergarment, consider first looking for neutral colours. Finding a shade for your skin match gets more difficult the darker your tone is, so there are a few brands below that are colour and size-inclusive. Starting here will be the most important, because you want ALL your clothes to look good over your new underwear. Consider first trying different brands of panties to make sure you get a close skin match, then move onto their bras. It's less of a financial commitment but a good learning process, especially if you're buying online and can't match in person at a store. Remember, everyone's 'nude' colour is different.

Having neutral coloured undergarments are among the little things that’ll add character to your style and improve your wardrobe’s versatility.

Buy the Right Size

For panties this is quite straight forward once you know your size and preferred cut (brief, bikini, hipster, thong, etc), but bras is where it gets tricky. Due to significant variations in sizing across brands, you'll want to test out many. The best advice is to get professionally measured at a lingerie boutique. One study by the NYT showed that 8/10 women are wearing the wrong bra size. Here is a link on how to measure your bra size at home. Here is another Bra School guide by ForeverYoursLingerie that's brilliant and focused on how to know when a bra fits well. Unlike clothing, there are no formal standards for bras - all that matters is whether the cups and band fit well. If you find a bra that fits your body type, buy it in every available colour and style.

A well-fitting bra should look as follows: band is parallel to the floor and not riding up your back, there should be a smooth transition from your cup to your breast (no bulging or gaping), if there are underwires they should be fitting flat against the anterior part of your chest, and lastly you should be able to easily fit two fingers under your bra straps.

Keep Comfort in Mind

The first thing you need to do is choose the material of your bra. Bras made from cotton are usually more comfortable and breathable than bras made with synthetic materials like nylon or polyester, but this can vary. Cotton is also a good choice if you find that most other fabrics irritate your skin.

Also, if you're someone who much prefers bralettes and no underwire or significant support, then you're in luck. Many brands, including the ones above, offer such products. Their sizing is typically S/M/L/XL etc, so you'll have to test out a few to find your fit. A significant contender in the market now is Neiwai, which has a one size bralette that fits a large portion of sizes due to its innovative stretch material. The reviews are INSANE, and they make panties too. The bra is called Barely Zero®.

A sustainable option is Proclaim from LA.


To find the right undergarment that will work for you, you will likely go through a bit of trial and error. As previously mentioned, check the return policy for each shop, and considering purchasing a few sets that you can easily get on Sale Bras Online or in physical stores. Buying more than one allows you to try them all out and see which style works best with your body shape. 

Keep a note on your phone with the brands, and specific sizes for your top and bottoms. They can vary between different manufactures, and knowing in advance will save you time in the future. Always consider your body shape and what style will work best on you, and the look you want depending on the outfit you're wearing. Our bodies shift and change through the seasons and years of our lives, so don't be hard on yourself.


The right undergarment can make all the difference when it comes to supporting your body and feeling confident in what you wear. Whether you are looking for something that will provide light support or more intense coverage, there is something out there just for you!

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