I’ll let you in on a little secret. The success or not of my wardrobe lies not with clothes and accessories alone.
It lies with little wardrobe helpers. Things that help me look cool on the outside when things might be quite the opposite underneath.
Here are five things that never see the light of day but help me give the illusion that I’ve got it all going on. If you get my drift.
Now by rights – what with my size 16E sideways boobs and all – I shouldn’t be wearing this bra. But I do. This Nearly Nude strapless bandeau is tops for under summer dresses that require something that doesn’t show straps. I wouldn’t go jogging in it (who, am I kidding, I don’t go jogging full stop) but it gives me enough support for the odd day, plus it’s cool and comfortable to wear when the heat is on and sweat is coming from places sweat shouldn’t come from.
Speaking of sweat … the nature of the job I do means that I often have to speak in public. I’m fine with that it’s just that my body behaves otherwise and I start dripping like a tap from my pits. Not attractive. Not one bit. These Garment Guards attach to my shirt and keep me cool – and protect my clothes. Winning.
See that middle bit around this tank top? That’s ridgy didge sucker-inner material. I wear this Yummie Boyfriend Tank to minimise and disperse any muffin top that may sneak up over the waistband of my jeans. I layer another top over it and no-one is the wiser.
These are the undies that I pull out of my drawer most days. They’re not sucker-inners. They’re made from a smooth microfibre and sit smoothly on, so work to minimise any VPL under most garments. I usually stock up during Myer/Berlei sales.
Yes, the Calvary has arrived. No, I don’t wear these every day. Not even every other day. But they sit there. Lurking in my undies drawer ready to do battle with a garment of mine that may or may not need a little help in the sucker-inner department. I go the bike short length as opposed to briefs because I find I still get a line on the butt with a brief. And the high waist? Designed to prevent any up top spillage. Only downside? Husband feeling your leg when you’re out somewhere swish … only to discover way more fabric than he had been hoping for.
Do you have any wardrobe helpers that you couldn’t live without? Share them below. These are sisterhood secrets we shouldn’t keep.
PS. Thank-you SO much for de-lurking yesterday. You completely made my day.