Note: This post is a sponsored post on behalf of Bare Necessities. All words written here are my own.
Just a few weeks ago, Bare Necessities sold its 5 millionth bra, and to celebrate that milestone, they’re giving away five $1,000 shopping sprees in their biggest lingerie sweepstakes ever.
Bare Necessities was recently named InStyle Magazine’s top online lingerie store, and since they carry something like 170 brands, I can see why. Honestly, it can be a little overwhelming to navigate, so to help the sweepstakes entrants (and eventual winners!) get a sense of what they’d like to buy, Bare Necessities asked a few of their fave bloggers, editors, and style consultants to construct their own $1,000 lingerie wardrobes. The Lingerie Addict was one of the bloggers chosen and you can find my $1,000 wardrobe here under Treacle’s Lingerie Picks.
The one thing that page doesn’t tell you, though, is why I chose those pieces. So I thought it’d be good to spend a little time now talking about why a few of the items on the list are among my faves.
Wacoal Lace Embrace Bra ($46, matching panty: $27) I love lingerie that manages to be sexy and wearable at the same time and this Wacoal bra is it. The embroidery, the detailing, the fit… I’ve seen bras in this style that cost three times as much. Best of all, it’s so comfy that it makes great a everyday piece. Available in sizes 32B to 40DD.
Hanky Panky Lace Boyshorts
($29, matching bra: $56
) One of the questions I’m asked often is what lingerie I personally wear everyday, and Hanky Panky is always at the top of that list. I tried them for the first time a few months ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since. This is a brand that lives up to the hype, and these lace boyshorts are impossibly comfortable. Available in sizes XS to 3X (search for the plus size option).
Wolford The Twenties Fishnet
) It’s probably not a surprise, but I love
fishnets, and these Wolford Twenties are the most durable ones I’ve found. Not only do they last forever (as in years instead of months), they’re incredibly comfortable. I like tights that you can put on and forget you’re wearing. These are it. Available in sizes XS to L.
Flower Breast Petals, 3-Pack
) Every once in awhile, I need to go braless, but I still don’t want to deal with my nipples showing through my clothes… which is why I keep a supply of these in my cabinet. They’re perfect for making sure your metaphorical headlights stay off. One size fits all.
Commando Big Dot Premier Sheer Tights
) I’ve tried almost every brand of tights out there, but these tights solved a problem I never even knew I had… a too-narrow waistband. You’ve heard of laser-cut panties? Well, this is laser-cut hosiery, and it’s insanely comfortable (I just noticed I’m talking about comfort a lot in this blog post). Available in sizes S to L.
Cosabella Soire Wire-free Bra
($46, matching hot short: $28
) I live in bralettes. And sheer black mesh is quite possibly my most fave lingerie material after lace and silk. So I was really excited to find a bra that not only fits like a dream, but is so lightweight and breathable, you literally forget you have it on. If we’re talking everyday lingerie, Cosabella is another of those brands I can’t live without. Available in sizes XS to XL.
Falke Seidenglatt Shine Stay-up Thigh Highs
($36) Usually I talk about the Falke peacock welt stockings
here, but today I thought I’d change it up with another pair of Falke thigh highs I really love… their shiny, sheer Seidenglatts. With a slight sheen and an ultra-wide French lace band, these are the stockings that come to mind when you think thigh highs. And the silicone welt is wonderfully comfortable even for larger thighs (like my own). Available in sizes S to L.