Summer Lingerie Solutions

WIN! One lucky subscriber will win the Berry Ball & Bag described below. . . see bottom of post for more info.

Lauren Rich of Rich PR is back–this time bringing you the best solutions for what-to-wear under those summer clothes. Read on to see what secrets she lets us in on this time. . .

From Lauren:

Now that the season of clingy summer dresses, skirts, tanks and tees is upon us, it’s time to get creative with what to wear under there (and what to pack on Summer travels!)  No one wants to be a victim of VPL (visible panty lines), VBL (visible bra lines), lumps and bumps, or worse – the dreaded muffin top.  Below, our picks for the best pieces to keep you looking and feeling confident and fabulous this Summer!

Perfection – To a Tee

Every woman’s lingerie wardrobe staple: the T-Shirt Bra.  And this one (pictured above) does not disappoint. Made of silky smooth nylon/spandex, Affinitas Intimates’ “Amanda” T-Shirt Bra not only gives you a smooth appearance under the clingiest of tee’s, but also converts into Racerback, Halter, One-Shoulder and Strapless styles.  On sale now at for just $14.99, get ‘em before they’re gone!

Go Seamless

If your bra is completely visible through your shirt, four words: keep it to yourself.  Unless you’re Lady Gaga, the only time one should be able to see your bra – in all it’s glory – is in the bedroom.  For the rest of us, a go-to seamless bra is an absolute must.  And Affinitas Intimates once again grabs our attention with their seamless “Grace.”  All styles are made from laser cut, one-piece fabric (as opposed to being pieced together from multiple pieces of fabric) and are stitch free, seam free and label free. The T-Shirt, Balconet and Plunge Push-Up bras are all convertible with molded cups, while the Grace Hipster doubles as a light shaping piece.  Practically, perfect.  On sale for just $6.99 – $14.99 at

Battle of the Bulge

Remember that dress hanging in your closet that you told yourself you’d wear once you lost 10 lbs?  With figure-slimming garments from top shapewear brands Shapeez and N-fini, you can have your cake – and eat it too.

Banish waist, tummy and back fat with the Unbelievabra Tankee by Shapeez, a bra, camisole and torso slimmer all-in-one – in other words, that miracle product you’ve been waiting for!  Made from moisture wicking cool-tex fabric, the Tankee features molded foam cups and adjustable straps with no back bands or closures.  Practically invisible under clothing!  Designed with narrowed shoulders specifically to be worn under tanks, the Tankee comes in both Long (hip length) and Short (cropped) versions, $75 – $85.

For the bottom half?  Say buh-bye to VPL and muffin top all while giving your rear a boost in N-fini’s waist-slimming High-Rise Thigh Short (pair with lightweight summer dresses & skirts), Capri Pant (perfect for that clingy maxi dress) or Thong Panty (ideal for rompers and mini’s).  Worried about high-wasted garments rolling down?  Don’t worry – N-fini’s hems are lined with a unique serpentine gel to keep them in place – and to keep you from doing the pull-up dance. $49.95 – $69.95, sizes S/M to 3X/4X.

Lounge Around

Whether you’re catching up on some R&R, or catching up on DVR (The Bachelorette and True Blood are our Summer picks), nix the oversized, battered tee (you know, the one that’s approaching 10 years old and has so many holes you’ve stopped bothering sewing them together) and lounge instead in Brulee’s oversized Boyfriend Shirt, $130.00.  Made of fine cotton, this version puts a spin on the classic white shirt with unexpected gold studded hardware – or mix things up entirely and opt for black.

Want something a little more sultry?  The boudoir goes film noir in Brulee’s silk Teddy with cut-out back, perfect for any siren – on or off screen, $140.  Go ahead, indulge.

Beach Baby

Going on a tropical vacay this summer?  Or a day trip to the beach?  Either way, don’t forget to pack OnGossamer’s Terry Nightie!  The perfect beach cover-up and transition piece from beach to lounge to bed….$68.00 at

Discreet Packaging

Sometimes good things do come in small packages.  Measuring at just 4” x 4”, Affinitas’ new Packaged Panties make the perfect travel companion – discreet enough to bring just about anywhere.  Tuck a pack into your gym bag for a fresh pair post-workout, stash a pack at the boyfriend’s, toss one into your overnight bag for a weekend away, or throw a few packs into your luggage or carry on for that summer getaway – and never worry about security going through your unmentionables again!  Take your pick of hipster or thong and two color palettes, in One Size (fits most, approx 0 – 8).  $28.00 for a pack of three.  Retailers,

Care Tip – You CAN Wash Your Bras in the Washing Machine!

With the new Berry Ball & Bag, a complete care solution set for lingerie that lets you wash your bras, underwear, hosiery, socks even swimwear in the washing machine.  Say good-bye to tangled and crushed bras, stretched and twisted hosiery, snagged bathing suits, and lost socks!  The Berry Ball & Bag saves you valuable time by letting you wash your lingerie & swim in the washing machine, while yielding a delicate, hand wash result.  (Travel tip: Use as a packing tool to prevent bras from being crushed during summer travels!)  $13.99 at

WIN! One Breezy Mama subscriber will win a Berry Ball & Bag–perfect for washing your lingerie and swimsuit in the washing machine. Just tell us when the last time you went lingerie shopping in the comment section below.

Not a subscriber? Don’t worry, you can enter your email here–it’s free AND besides having the chance to win the Berry Ball & Bag, you’ll also be entered to win a Musty Easyrider stroller.

About Lauren: A PR maven by day, entrepreneur Lauren Rich runs RICHPR (, a boutique agency based in New York City specializing in fashion & lifestyle brands – specifically intimate apparel.  When not knee deep in all things PR, Lauren is a contributing writer to fashion & lifestyle blog GlamourCow, drinks one too many cups of coffee, has an unhealthy obsession with rompers & jumpsuits, and enjoys a never-ending affair with the love of her life – New York City.

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  1. boy I wish I could remember the last time I went lingerie shopping! You may think your the worst at updating the unmentionables, but trust me, I guarantee you have newer panties than I! With four kiddos to buy for and no time whatsoever, I honestly couldnt tell you when I bought a bra or pantie

  2. Just recently I went to Gilly Hicks, I love their bras and undies! Very affordable and they cater to smaller sizes!

  3. The last time I went lingerie shopping was June 10th, 2010.

  4. I had my daughter 3 1/2 years ago and decided, since I am back down to my wedding weight, to treat myself last month to new Victoria Secrets lace panties…5 for $25, not a bad deal 🙂

  5. Well, I did buy new some hanky panky panties last year…needed to spend like $15 more to get free shipping! I want to try that tshirt bra – when I click through it says it’s $23 (not $14.99), just want to make sure I’m ordering the right one.

  6. just yesterday at victoria’s secrets. i had 3 gift cards for free panties plus a $10 off any purchase gift card; i get these often in the mail for having an angel credit card. i got the same deal as Angela – 5 for $25!!

  7. just did 2 months ago and am so glad i did it! bought the best strapless at nordstrom plus 2 other bras among other things…so fun and such a relief to be in things that fit perfectly again!

  8. Hi Angela! At the time I wrote the post HerRoom had the Affinitas Amanda T-Shirt Bra on sale for $14.99. Looks like it went back up to regular price. :/ You can also try LaurenSilva, who looks like has another Amanda style, the Soft Bra, currently on sale for $15.00:

    Hope this helps!

  9. 4 months ag (at VS using some great coupons). But would love more!

  10. The last time I went lingerie shopping was almost a year ago when I finished nursing.

  11. Jessica says:

    I last went lingerie shopping was probably six months ago. I’ve learned that I like Gap’s bras and panties and I know my size with them, so I’ve been able to shop online – yahoo!

  12. June 12th. Just before our trip abroad where I needed a couple good quality full support bras for our anticipated extensive travels.

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