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Underachievers: Sexy but Comfortable Bras and Underwear

You don't have to sacrifice sexy style to get full support and smooth lines.
  • Lovely Lingerie

    We know lacy, pretty lingerie with subtle details and pops of color makes you feel like a million bucks – even if no one sees it. But dealing with falling straps, uncomfortable underwire, and itchy fabric can be a pain – so we've put together some of the sexiest underthings that are comfortable, supportive, and flatter your figure.

  • Give Up Your Ultra-low Thong

    Get this tummy-flattening style. Hanky Panky, $23

  • Say No to Thongs

    Also try: Victoria's Secret Lacy Hiphugger, $16; Victoria Secret stores nationwide.

  • Give Up Your Plain Nude Bra

    Get a sheer girly lace number. Wacoal, $36

  • Give Up Your Granny Panties

    Get cute pastel boy shorts. Barely There, two for $18

  • Add a Little Embellishment

    Try: Gap Supersoft button detail cotton hipster, $12.50; Available at GapBody stores and (800) Gap-Style

  • Give Up Your Cami

    Get a bra with a built-in peek-a-boo lace panel. Soma, $42

  • Feel Pretty with Lace

    Also try: OnGossamer Biscayne Lace V-Plunge, $55

  • Throw Away Your Ugly Jumbo Bra

    Get one with sweet details and full support. Fayreform, $68

  • Look for Pretty Details

    Try: Panache Tango Spirit balconette bra, $68; breakoutbras.com

  • Give Color a Try

    Try: Fruit of the Loom, Fresh collection, $10; Walmart stores and Walmart.com

  • Toss Your Hide-me Shapewear

    Get something you'll want to show off. Donna Karan intimates, $68
     

  • Dress Up Your Shapewear

    Try: Dr Rey Snake Brief, $30; Sears

  • Give Up Your Lumpy Padded Bra

    Get this smooth operator. Maidenform, $34

  • Go Wireless

    Try: Warners Elements of Bliss Print Wire-Free Contour bra, $30; Kohl's stores and kohls.com

  • Give Up Your Boring Tighty-Whities

    Get a pretty jolt of color. Target, $4

  • Free Yourself from Seams

    Try: Jockey Naturals Seamfree Bikini, $9.50 or 3 for $24, jockey.com

  • Give Stockings a Shot

    Try: Calvin Klein, Calvinklein.com for stores and prices.

  • Go Strapless without Mishaps

    Strapless bras, while usually uncomfortable and annoying, are sometimes a necessity. Here's our pick for the best: Lilyette Strapless Underwire convertible minizer bra $32. barenecessities.com

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