Kind of Like A Sexier Version of Shapewear
It's official; this crazy festival week has come to an end. I'll just put it out there and say, it's so nice to back in Los Angeles for a few days before I head back to the Bay Area. Not going to lie, this trip is a little bit of an emotional one. For it's most likely my last trip here until god knows when. I first moved here back in 2014 for a change I was desperately seeking. This city helped mold me into the person I am today. But I'm keeping my head up and reminding myself; it's only three years. How can I complain when I'm headed off to London in September? It's for a good cause though; I'll be getting a degree in lingerie design. Living in one of the fashion capitals of the world. Sure it lacks sun, but I hear a social life is nonexistent throughout design school. Ready set, bring it on.
But what I am really curious to know, did you see the theme announcement on Instagram? But if you're not watching me on the gram, are we even friends? Kidding. But if you missed it, the theme is weddings. Inspired by my own cousin's wedding back in December. I remember having a hard time trying to find info on what to wear. It seemed like unless you were a bride, no one wanted to fill you in on the specific pieces to wear under your party dress. So sure, weddings are supposed to be all about the bride. But I'm sure she'd prefer it if her guests had the right coverage, preventing a nip slip or two.
So, this is how we're going to do it. Each week I've broken it down into smaller parts focusing on the major topics a girl might need for the special occasion:
We'll start things off with a little bit of shapewear. As a girl in her late twenties (ugh, that is always so weird to say. Most days I still feel eighteen) the word 'shapewear' can be really intimidating. Like, what the fuck is shapewear? Why do I need it? Where do you go and buy this stuff? That's a lot for a girl to process. But if you do feel the need to wear shapewear, any lingerie boutique or department store will be able to help ya out. To bring things down a notch, we'll start with something easy. A part of panties that have quickly turned into my lifesavers on multiple occasions; the Classic High Rise Thong by Commando. It is my little trick to life, not just weddings or formal events.
The high waist serves as a control top, which is fucking fantastic. I'm picky when it comes to anything super fitted. Like, I do not want to see the outline and indent of my belly button. Huge pet peeve. But at the same time, I also don't want to break out my Spanx for a skin-tight cocktail dress. No thanks, I'll pass. But these high waisted panties come in handy for this very reason. It controls, covers the belly button and the cut is still semi-sexy.
Honestly, I am obsessed with the fact the Commando opted to use a thong bottom here. Typically, brief bottoms are pretty standard in the world of shapewear. By having a curvy booty, it's really hard for me to find a brief that will stay in place. You know, the kind that won't ride up my ass and turn into a thong by the end of the night. When you're dancing, and sipping on champagne the last thing you want to do is worry about sneaking off to the bathroom to pick a wedgie. Am I right though? Not my cup of tea, whatsoever.
The fabric contains a mixture of both nylon and spandex. A perfect blend that will keep things tight and slightly constricting, but also enough stretch to move around freely. Now, this kind of sounds like a contradicting to one another. Wearing these panties, you will certainly feel being shaped by the higher waistband. However, the gusset (even though its made of the same fabric) isn't uncomfortable. You know what I'm talking about right? When it's riding so far up your vag, and you're dying to take the panties off? Or am I the only one this has happened to? Specifically laundry day, when there is nothing else left to wear.
Okay, now I am babbling on.
The style comes in two different color options "true nude" and black. Excuse me, while I get off topic for a bit. But I find that it is beyond rude, for any brand to use the word nude as a representation of any color. We are all human beings, who come in all different colors, shapes, and sizes. To call ONE color "true nude," is not okay in my book. It is not just one shade, but many fucking shades. So I will continue the review, calling this color option beige. Okay, Rant over.
As you can see by the photo's, I went with the beige option. It's a better option for lighter dresses, so you don't see an outline through your dress. Again, no one wants to deal with a bridezilla having a meltdown because you have a pantie line. Totally not worth the drama.
What else can I say here, ladies? Other than you need a pair, like yesterday. Seriously, though. These panties would make it into my top three recommended pieces of lingerie. I promise you; there's no way you can go wrong with these. Plus, they're still kind of sexy. Shapewear is nothing to be intimated by, nor find embarrassing. If they help you look your best, who the fuck cares. I'm a firm believer when you look your best; you feel your best. It's that simple.