Giving Thanks: Ode to My Most Important Lingerie

What a trying couple of weeks it has been for the great city of New York and its fellow east coast neighbors! The stress that we’ve endured due to Hurricane Sandy has really set us back as we have suffered darkness, flooding & isolation due to her wrath. But we are resilient and will continue to keep moving forward, supporting one another, until we are fully recovered from this disaster.

The outpouring of support that I have witnessed since Sandy hit has been both inspiring and humbling. I am truly touched by those who have selflessly opened their hearts & homes to all of those affected by the storm. My loses were minor in comparison to others whose lives have been forever changed by this catastrophe and while I remain thankful for everyone & everything in my life, my heart goes out to those who were not quite as fortunate.

In the midst of this ordeal and with the upcoming American holiday of Thanksgiving approaching, I could not think of a more appropriate time to sit back and reflect on all the favorable blessings in my life. Aside from the love & fortune that surround me, I am also very grateful for so many of my tangible possessions. My addiction to lingerie is a luxury that I am fortunate enough to be able to indulge in from time to time and many of my pieces play an integral role in my comfort & happiness.

While they may not all be considered necessities, I am still thankful that I own those key pieces that make life that more pleasant. That is why I would like to dedicate this article, not only to the people that I am most thankful for, but also to my undergarments for which I have developed a great appreciation.

Below is an ode the 8 lingerie pieces that I am most grateful for.

1) To My Supportive Sports Bra

Lily of France In Action Cotton Blend Underwire bra, you are my most worn bra ever! I rely on your support during every workout and wouldn’t be able to succeed without you. Your underwire cups make me feel secure and help minimize bounce through the most rigorous of cardio. I also love your padded straps & comfy fabric that doesn’t leave me as sticky & sweaty as some other sport bras of the past. Thank you for living up to your reputation & I look forward to many more workouts together!
Available at www.lilyoffrance.com

2) To My Slimming Shapewear

Spanx Slim Cogneto Shape Slip, I can always count on you to support me in my time of need! A night out on the town is never complete without your slimming coverage that streamlines my shape & gives me that extra boost of confidence. Knowing that you are layered under my clothes makes me forget my insecurities allowing me to dance the night away free of concern. And as the bountiful holidays begin I take comfort in the fact that you will be there waiting for me to offer your support once more if I should need.
Available at www.spanx.com

3) To My Long Underwear:

Winter Silks mid-weight silk long underwear top & pant, you have stuck by me winter after winter, offering your full-bodied warmth with just a fraction of the bulk. I layer you under clothes in the harshest of weather with the comforting knowledge that you will sustain my body temperature and keep me cozy for the entirety of the day. Your lightweight filaments make you thin enough to be undetectable under my tightest, most form fitting fashions and therefore I am happy to pledge my loyalty to you for all future winters!
Available at www.wintersilks.com

4) To My No-Lines Underwear

Bali One Smooth U No Lines Bikini, knowing that you have me covered under a white pencil skirt or linen palazzos helps me to go about my day feeling care-free & confident. Your elastic-free leg openings eliminate VPL and your clear silicone grips ensure that you stay put. Not to mention your pretty lace waistband & fun color assortment that keeps me feeling feminine & fashionable day after day. Thank you for keeping me stylish, smooth & wedgie-free!
Available at www.macys.com

5) To My Granny Panties

Fruit of the Loom 6 Pack Heather Briefs, I may not always express my appreciation but I want you to know that I am thankful that you are in my life. Your simple, full coverage styling offers me comfort during times of bloating, fatigue & irritability. I know that you will secure me in comfortable cotton & a no-fuss waistband leaving me free to focus on the more pressing matters of the day. Though I may not say it often enough, you are still an integral part of my wardrobe and I am grateful to have you in my life.
Available at www.fruit.com

6) To My Cozy Bathrobe

Gap Body Fleece Sherpa Lined Robe, we have spent a lot of time together this season already. With the plunging temperatures and lack of power last week you’ve really got my back. Your super soft fibers feel amazing on my skin and the warmth that you radiate has been much appreciated. I anticipate many more seasons together as you have proven yourself an asset against the cold northeastern winters and I am thankful for your comfort.
Available at www.gap.com

7) To My Fuzzy Socks

Little Miss Matched Zany Stripe Fuzzy Anklet Socks, My feet are so thankful for your warmth. Each winter they long for your cozy embrace and you always come to the rescue with your fun patterns & bright colors. Your quirky miss matched-ness is a playful reminder of childhood innocence while your fuzzy fibers are so soft & toasty that I can hardly bear to take you off. Here is to another warm winter together!
Available at www.littlemissmatched.com

8) To My Sheer Pantyhose

Pretty Polly Nylon Backseam Tights, how can I repay you for consistently camouflaging my stubbliy legs in my time of need? When I’m in a crunch and need to look silky & smooth you always deliver. Not only do I feel more polished with your presence but your retro back seam detail gives the illusion of longer, leaner legs. You are their best friend and we are both are so grateful for all your hard work.
Available at www.prettypolly.co.uk

While these undergarments serve multiple purposes both from a functional and a fashionable standpoint, I realize how fortunate I am to own them. Some people have lost everything in Hurricane Sandy and relief efforts are still underway today. If you would like to help with donations that includes food, money, clean clothing & undergarments, please visit the following websites to see where & how you can help:

www.redcross.org
www.americares.org
www.foodnotbombs.net
www.newyorkcares.org
www.humanesociety.org

Kristina

Kristina

Lingerie Designer specializing in fashion & trend.

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6 Comments

  1. Rose Ann
    08/11/12 at 10:20

    Love this list!! I had a nice laugh about the granny panties haha
    Pretty Polly tights are my favorite too but they dont ship to the US from their site anymore :(! I usually order them from Dillards.com

    • 08/11/12 at 12:11

      Hi Rose Ann,

      Try StockingsHQ! They carry Pretty Polly at UK prices and I believe they still ship to the US.

      –Cora

      • Thursday
        09/11/12 at 6:06

        I don’t think you can get them in the US from StockingsHQ any more, Cora – they’ve had to stop shipping them to the US and Canada at the brand’s request.

        • 09/11/12 at 11:06

          I spoke directly with David of StockingsHQ and with a brand representative from Pretty Polly a few weeks ago, and Pretty Polly said they were not going to stop StockingsHQ from shipping to the U.S. If that’s changed (for example, if you’ve placed an order through SHQ and had it declined) please let me know as this is something I’m very interested in.

          • Thursday
            10/11/12 at 17:27

            It’s not something I can personally verify, as I live in Australia, but I do recall it being mentioned in the newsletter, and it still says as much on some of the product pages. Having a second look, it doesn’t seem to be noted on all the Pretty Polly products, so it may be that it has changed and just not been made known. I wouldn’t be surprised if David has managed a better option for his US customers!

  2. 09/11/12 at 15:02

    Kristina! This is such a nice post. It’s always interesting to hear what other lingerie addicts actually wear most of the time. I’m with you on the fuzzy socks, cotton panties, long johns, sports bra, and robe. Um, actually, guess how many of those I’m wearing right now.

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