Leading inner wear brand Zivame tells you how to shop for that perfect, confident look.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Zivame
Even today, a majority of educated women in India struggle to pick the right inner wear.
Most of them either don't pick the right size and others simply do not replace them for years.
The undergarment you wear every day is an essential part of hygiene and fitness.
It is important that you invest in a good quality product -- the right size and fit that makes you comfortable and feel confident.
Here's a simple guide of wardrobe essentials that will save you in every situation
1. Antimicrobial panties
Your inner wear should be made from breathable cotton and should have an antimicrobial finish to help you survive sweat and infection during hot summers or a simple workout session.
The waistband elastic should be not too tight and made from soft fabric to ensure there is no chafing due to sweat.
2. A t-shirt bra
Every woman should own a t-shirt bra for that seamless, no-show and shapely look under all outfits.
The cups should be invisible whether you are wearing a t-shirt, shirt or a kurti.
They can be wired or non-wired with light padding to ensure there is no apex/ nipple-show under form-fitting outfits.
3. A non-metal bra
Most women prefer a non-wired bra for its no poke wire experience.
A non-metal bra is a comfortable and wearer friendly alternative with a flexible wire that adds to the comfort of the wearer.
While picking a non-metal bra, remember that it should be able to provide you 3/4th (maximum) coverage.
Look for one that gives you increased support and enhanced shaping.
4. A seamless shaper bra
While most bras are designed to give you support, there are times when you will want to wear something that shapes your upper body without any embarrassing bulges.
A wireless shaper bra will have side shaping panels to hide those bulges and broad back wings to smoothen out back bulges.
It will give you a clean finish making you look confident in whatever you choose to wear.
5. A multitasking bra
Every woman deserves a bra that can be transform into a straight or cross back when you want to.
Ensure to pick one with adjustable straps that are easy to detach and may work well under a sleeveless, backless or halter top.
Don't forget to look for comfort and coverage too.
6. A sports bra
When you are working out, you need something that will make you feel comfortable underneath.
A zero bounce bra works best for high-intensity workouts.
It's an investment for a lifetime.
Pick one with sweat absorbent fabric and one that can provide complete support be it Zumba or running.
You can choose for a back open, front zipper or adjustable straps model, one that can be easily removed after use.
7. A saree shapewear
Gone are the days when women struggled for that perfect shape under a petticoat.
The modern woman should choose something that makes her comfortable and feel confident.
Pick a shapewear that comes with a slit or a flare to suit your comfort and also get rid of those unnecessary bulges.
A good and fresh pair of inner wear can make you feel fuss-free and pretty inside out.