Thursday, June 5, 2014

Outside and Underneath

There is a Shell Silverstein poem  I read as a child, Outside or Underneath.

Bob bought a hundred-dollar suit
But couldn't afford any underwear.

Says he, "If your outside looks real good

No one will know what's under there."

Jack bought some hundred-dollar shorts

But wore a suit with rips and tears.

Says he, "It won't matter what people see 

As long as I know what's under there."

Tom bought a flute and a box of crayons,

Some bread and cheese and a golden pear.

And as for his suit or his underwear

He doesn't think about them much....or care.

I liked this poem very much, its take on perspective and priority and the anti-materialistic, happy anyway message was never lost on me. But I'm gonna have to stray a bit here.Unfortunately for Bob, what's under there does matter. As a matter of fact, Jack,  your undies matter just as much and sometimes more than your suit. As for Tom he obviously had bigger fish to fry. We wont address him here.

My last post was about style; knowing how to dress your body in accordance with your taste and personality. Well consider this part two, focused on a somewhat overlooked matter. Underwear. A good foundation is essential to almost everything and no matter your style or fashion, wearing the correct undergarments would make you look even better. It makes no sense wearing 'pretty clothes' if they don't fit well, and more often than not this is due to the lack of proper underwear. 

First off; choose well fitted undergarments that compliment your figure. That would mean if you  have larger breasts you may want a full cup bra or a minimizer bra and avoid push up bras or padded bras simply because you do not need the extra emphasis. Squeezing your boobs into a smaller bra in an effort to make them look smaller or in an effort to create cleavage, would only result in them looking busted and misshapen.I call this the 'rachet titty' look and I know you've seen it before. Brings tears to my eyes every time.

Wearing panties that fit is also key. I know this may sound obvious, but if I had a dollar for every time I saw a panty printing out that was too small, I would be rich. It's just not cute okay. The point is to set the foundation for your clothes to fit seamlessly, whatever the style, not to cut off circulation to your labia.   

Many women today opt for Shapewear and this is an excellent choice to smooth and slim out folds and lumps certain body parts and hold every thing together. It improves the silhouette and even helps with posture but most of all it creates that seamless fit we all desire.

Your underwear should also be comfortable. Finding that balance between function and comfort can get tricky. This has been one of my issues, finding undies that give the correct support and at the same time feel barely there is always a challenge but with some cash and patience this problem can be solved. But COME ON!!! if you know the panty going 'parka' every time u move, if you know you going have to pick it out, don't wear it.

Another important element to consider when choosing the right underclothes is your actual outfit. What are you wearing? Fabric, color, cut and fit. Your undies must compliment this.

For instance, when wearing white clothes persons with darker skin tones should stick to black underwear, as it diminishes that look of transparency. If your garments are revealing choose underwear styles that accommodate for this; strapless bras, thongs or g strings, adhesive silicone bras and in some cases no underwear at all (once your body is tight this shouldn't be a problem). A colorfully decorated bustier can also come in handy. Always have a good full coverage seamless bra for tees when you want that flawless tee shirt look.

I can truly go on forever, but I hope by now you get the idea. There are tips and tricks all over the web as well. Underwear is important when getting dressed. The right undergarments create a good base for your clothes to fit the way they were designed to. Overall you look better in your clothes when you take your time to package whats underneath.  


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