The Vengaboys singing ‘we like to party’ always makes me go ‘who doesn’t?’. But like everything else in the world, partying also needs great commitment. Especially when you’re an adult and your wardrobe doesn’t cooperate. Buying the right party dresses is enough of a hassle - owning the right kind of lingerie for those dresses is another. You know what I mean, right? It’s not as easy as buying the hottest outfit you could think of. Your bra and underwear need to be the right kind.
Imagine wearing a backless dress with a regular black bra. I mean, the back is the whole point, right? The bra just disrupts the scenery. This is just one instance. From barely-there dresses to how-low-can-you-go dresses, there’s a perfect lingerie piece for each of them. Here’s the cheat sheet to the best dress-lingerie pairings:
Your barely-there dresses will obviously also barely cover your lingerie. The perfect lingerie fit to all the party dresses that fall under this category is nipple stickers. Like the name suggests they keep you decent and help you avoid wardrobe malfunctions by covering your nipples.
POPxo recommends: Silicone Gel Nipple Cover (Rs 138) by Romwe
When you’re sporting a bodycon dress, that is, one that hugs your body like a glove it’s natural to want a smooth, shapely look. Achieve that sleek feel with control top underwear. It’ll enhance your curves and make the party feel even wilder!
POPxo recommends: High-Waist No Panty Line Shaping Hipster Panty (Rs 599) by Clovia
Your scoop neck dresses look best when your cleavage is doing all kinds of magic. Want that corset effect without the stuffiness? Balconette push-up bras to the rescue! This piece of lingerie will give you the desired effect and how!
POPxo recommends: Padded Wired Strapless Bra (Rs 795) by Zivame
Crazy about the newest slit trend? Yes, waist-high slits on dresses are a bit daunting. No one wants to flash their panties while partying on the dance floor, right? But with high-cut panties, you can bid your lingerie woes goodbye.
POPxo recommends: ASOS Design Florence Lace Thong (Rs 717) by ASOS
Bringing sexy back isn’t as easy as it looks. Worried about your boobs being all over the place if you go braless with your backless dress? Go for ‘invisible’ silicone stick-on bras to keep the *ladies* secure while showing off your back.
POPxo recommends: Beige Silicone Stick-on Bra (Rs 415) by NGal
Deep V-necks can be tricky since they’re lower than usual but don’t worry - the perfect bra invention is here and you need to make it yours. The u-plunge bra supports your plunging necklines while staying concealed all the while.
POPxo recommends: Cross Back U Plunge Bra (Rs 436) by Shein
Showing those shoulders off with a regular bra on is not a possibility. Transparent straps are tacky so stay away from them, please. Your solution to strapless and off-shoulder dresses is simple and comfy - strapless bras. You’re welcome!
POPxo recommends: Black Padded Solid Bra (Rs 1,245) by Amante