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Best Undergarments | Bras, Panties, Slips

In the video (above) I’m finally tackling a topic… that you all have asked about for years.

You can also see ALL of my picks. Plus, my friends’ picks (below)

Special thanks to my YouTube buddy, Marnie, for the kick in the pants to get this one going.

Best Bras, Panties in this video and post including strapless, t-shirt, and nipple covers

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Keep scrolling to see my blogger friends’ picks!

Best Undergarments

I am finally sharing all of my undergarment favorites from best bras, to best panties, even my favorite slip!
I included nipple covers as well.

Keep scrolling to see picks by some of my favorite bloggers over 40.


A GREAT bra, is like a great man…pretty damn hard to find.
And when you find one, you kinda want to shout it from the hilltops.
I’m proud to say, I found both!

I broke down all of my favorite undergarments into separate categories (below).

T-Shirt Bras

A t-shirt bra should be supportive, lightweight and VERY smooth under fitted garments.
All three of these bras fall under those guidelines.
But, perhaps most importantly, these bras must be COMFORTABLE.

Best Overall

THIRDLOVE 24/7 Classic T-Shirt Bra, $68

Barely There

NATORI Understated, Contour, Underwire Bra, $64

Most Supportive

CHANTELLE Invisible T-Shirt Bra, $72
On Sale in Pink and Blue Here, $33


Prettiest T-shirt bra (not mentioned in the video)…
This one by Chantelle.
CHANTELLE Parisian Underwire Bra, $74

Strapless Bras

Ugh…Strapless bras.
They kinda stink, but you gotta bust em’ out sometimes.
My benchmark for the best strapless bras is:
They have to stay up, be relatively lightweight and comfortable…
And, of course supportive!

My top two picks are listed below.

Most Versatile Strapless

WACOAL Red Carpet Convertible Strapless, $65

Best All Around Strapless

THIRDLOVE 24/7 Classic Strapless, $72


I am picky about panties.
I really don’t like cotton that sticks.
I can’t wear thongs happily anymore, but I don’t want to go full granny either.
What I’ve discovered over time, is that I really prefer my undies to be:

– Lightweight
– Nylon and spandex
– Bikini or hipster
– No show

Best Bikini 

CALVIN KLEIN Bikini Underwear, (3 for $33 or $13)

Best Hipster

DKNY Hipster Underwear, $12
More sizes here

Best Thongs

HANKY PANKY Thongs, $20

Nipple Covers

A nipple cover is ideal for small busted women or for those that may have undergone a breast augmentation.
They do not lift and support. They only cover the nipple.

NIPPIES Nipple Covers, $26
Amazon Prime Option here

Summer Slip

This slip is lightweight. It will keep you cool…
Prevent static, and keep everything covered under a sheer skirt or dress.

COMMANDO Half Slip, $48


SPANX Skirt Slip (with shapewear)
The exact one I have is no longer available.
This one is REALLY interesting because it is reversible.
Here is the same one in Plus Size.

SHOP shapewear at Nordstrom Rack (on sale) here

PLUS SIZE shapewear here

Best Bras, underwear, Hanky Panky pink thong and bralets

I decided to cast a wider net.
Since no two women are shaped alike…
I wanted to get some of my fashion blogger buddies’ picks too! (below)

Style of Sam

Bra Picks, Sam Stewart of Style of Sam talks bras

Sam Likes…

Everyday Bra

NATORI Floral Underwire Bra, $70


SIMONE Perele Caressence 3D Strapless Bra, $89


NEGATIVE UNDERWEAR Essaouira Brief, $40

Best Bras, picks by Marnie Goldberg of Msgoldgirl

Marnie Likes…

Everyday Bra

NATORI Feathers Underwire Contour Bra, $68

Strapless Bra

NATORI Truly Smooth Strapless Bra, $64


HANKY PANKY thongs, $20


The Middle Page

Best bra picks by Cathy Williamson of The Middle Page Blog

Cathy Likes…

Everyday Bra…


Strapless Bra

Nippies Nipple Covers (doesn’t wear strapless bras), $26


LULULEMON Namastay Put Hipster, $18

So Heather

Best Bra and thong picks by Heather Anderson of So Heather

Heather Likes…

Everyday Bra…

COOBIES Seamless V-Neck Bra, $24

Strapless Bra

Nippies Nipple Covers (doesn’t wear strapless bras), $26


HANKY PANKY thongs, $20

Street Style Squad

best bras and underwear picks by Tiffany Davros of Street Style squad

Tiffany Likes…

Everyday Bra…

GAP Body Bras

Strapless Bra

Nippies Nipple Covers, $26


HANKY PANKY thongs, $20

Tanya Foster

Bra and Underwear picks by Tanya Fostere

Tanya Likes…

Everyday Bra…

NATORI Retro Chic Full Fit Underwire Spacer Bra, $65

Strapless Bra

WACOAL Red Carpet Convertible Strapless, $65


COMMANDO cotton thong, $26

Shop My Friends’ Picks

You may also want to swing by my “BASICS SHOP” to shop my wardrobe basics picks.
And, watch my wardrobe basics video here.

You might also like my What to Wear Under Sheer Tops video here.

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  2. Good morning, Erin!
    Thank you so much for the undergarment info! I agree with your recommendation regarding THIRDLOVE. I personally am currently looking for recommendations regarding wireless bras and bralettes. With the on-set of perimenopause, I find that underwire bras are less comfortable than they used to be and I have begun my search for the best wireless bra that still has a decent amount of support. I’d be anxious to learn if you or any of your fellow bloggers have any suggestions. Best wishes and many blessings to you and your family as you make the big move to Telluride!

    1. Hi Karen.. it looks like both Cathy and Heather like Coobies (wirefree) listed above. I also bought the wirefree bra from Thirdlove. It’s very well made and comfortable. I didn’t feature it because it’s not quite as supportive as I like… but you can check it out here

  3. Love your blog. I didn’t really need undergarment recommedations. What I LOVED about this post was the blog recommedations. You are currently the only blogger I follow that is not in her early twenties. Love those blogs but so excited to find a few more bloggers that are my biological age. (In my heart, maturity, & budget I am closer to the twenty-somethings lol) Thanks for this post!

    1. That’s awesome!! So glad you have some new people to follow!! Love all these ladies… Erin xo

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