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The Essential Undies That Will Keep Wardrobe Malfunctions Far, Far Away

You'll never have to concede defeat and toss a backless something or a strapless something to the back of your wardrobe with these around, promise.
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Depending on how you handle the situation, wardrobe malfunctions can go two ways: really embarrassing or really funny. Either way, it’s not a very nice spot to be caught in, no matter what a good sport you are. Underwear malfunctions can also be extremely annoying and uncomfortable, especially when you’re stuck with it with no temporary fix in sight. Even more annoying when you realise that it distracts from the bomb look you have on. A bra strap that keeps peeking out here, a visible line there.

Lacey underwear can be nice, but for us, functional but just as fancy underwear has always been the true MVP. Things like backless dresses, skinny straps, tight, tight bottoms are not a problem when you have these nearby. When you have the proper undies, you’re also more inclined to wear the tricky pieces, which means a lower chance of leaving them at the back of your wardrobe for fear of a wardrobe malfunction. No need to go commando. If you don’t know where to start – and which brands to go for – start with these five below.


#1 The No-Slip Strapless

The most annoying thing that keeps us constantly repelled by strapless bras, is the fact that they just keep falling. It’s not very polite to constantly pull it up, especially if you’re at work. What you need to look out for are the kinds with a silicone or gel strip to prevent slipping and sliding. This Up Date Strapless Contour Bra by La Perla has just that, although if you really, really want things to stick… 


#2 Sticky Pasties

Go for the fully sticky pasties. When it comes to having the comfort of not wearing a bra and showing off your backless top, pasties are the number one answer. Perhaps you’ve heard of some falling off mid-day, but these brands make ones that stay on no matter how much you sweat or jump around. Try this Go Bare Ultimate Boost Self-Adhesive Backless Strapless Push-Up Bra by Fashion Forms. It is like your normal push-up, but for your backless clothes. There are countless great ones out there at different price points, so don’t be afraid to ask your girlfriends about their favourites.


#3 Low-Cut Valleys

The worst part about a low cut top is having to forgo a normal bra for the sake of not revealing it. But this Fashion Forms Seamless U-Plunge Bra? Oh, it’s a game changer. It’s cut low enough for that perfect V-neck top, and will still provide all the support and volume you’d want. Plus, it’s seamless.


#4 Goodbye VPL

Oh VPL, you’ve haunted every woman who has ever wanted to wear a pair of tight-fitting pants. Say goodbye to the derriere lines with seamless underwear like these Undie-tectable Set of Two Stretch-Jersey Briefs from Spanx. The elastic-free edges means that no lines will be seen at all. You could also opt for a thong instead, but these are way, way more comfortable.


#5 Shape Up

Spanx are for everyone. Truly. It improves your posture, helps you look great and gives you a seamless line under smooth fabrics like silk and satin. Hey, if Kim Kardashian with all her shapely curves that clearly don’t need anymore shaping wears it, why shouldn’t we? These Higher Power High-Rise Briefs are the most basic ones, but you could also go for the full version or the bike short version.

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