When it comes to what you wear, what’s on the inside matters just as much as what’s on the outside.
On a sweltering August workday, I decided to wear a turquoise linen skirt that had been sitting in my closet untouched. After one last check in the mirror, I put on my beige-peep toe pumps and jet off to work. Though I love linen for being cool, lightweight, and versatile, I suddenly hated it when A*cute co-founder Sherria pointed something out, “Girl, I can see right through your skirt.” My dim apartment lighting betrayed me and my bright office lighting exposed me. Horrified, I rushed to a Filene’s close to the office in search of a slip. “Oh honey, we don’t sell those here. They’re old fashioned,” said the incredulous sales lady. Desperate to cover my unmentionables, I bought a pair of knee-length spandex shorts, confident that my secrets stay kept. This wardrobe disaster along with horrifying sightings of women’s exposed bodies in sheer summer dresses prompted me to make a list of underwear essentials.
WARNING: If you are wearing white, choose underwear that matches the color of your skin. Fair-skinned girls should opt for white or beige undies while darker skinned girls should stick with black.