Underwear seems simple enough. You buy it, wash it, wear it, and repeat. But just because you don’t think about it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t, because your underwear needs attention and up-keep more than you may think. Thankfully, these La Zensa underwear hacks every woman should know will ensure your delicate, panties will be maintained so that they do everything they need to (and more) with a few simple, easy-to-make changes.
Measure your waist and hips.
You’ll be able to find the proper size for your underwear across brands if you know your waist and hip measurements. Use a tape measure to measure your natural waist and the fullest part of your hips so you can choose the most comfortable size for your body.
- You can find your natural waist by bending sideways. A crease will format your waist to help you identify it.
- Keep the tape measure parallel to the ground when you measure your hips
Look for firm elastic. No one wants to be pulling at their underwear all day to keep it from slipping or falling down. Choose underwear that has firm elastic in the waistband so you know it will stay in place
- While firm elastic at the waist is helpful in underwear, avoid styles with elasticized leg holes. They have a tendency to bunch up, which can be uncomfortable.
Avoid underwear that’s too tight. Underwear that’s too tight doesn’t just lead to unflattering bulges and lumps beneath your clothing; it can also cause skin chafing and irritation from the friction. In general, any underwear that’s tight enough to leave marks on your skin is too tight.
- Underwear that’s too tight also doesn’t breathe as well, so it can lead to health issues and leave you a little sweaty.
Check for bunching, rolling, or sagging.
Before leaving the house for the day, it’s important to make sure that your undies are lying smoothly against your body. Any pair that bunches, rolls, or sags under your clothing are going to be uncomfortable because you’ll be tugging at them to keep them from pinching your skin or falling down
Wash Them In A Delicate Bag
Washing your undies and bras separately doesn’t have to be a tedious laundry chore if you simply throw them into separate delicate bags. These washer and dryer friendly bags will just ensure that your lacey panties and soft bras don’t get caught in the holes of your distressed denim or pull on the fibers of your favorite blouse.
In a perfect world where we all have enough time and energy at the end of the day to plan our outfits, we would also have enough time to plan our underwear as well. Yes, I know planning seems unrealistic and somewhat ridiculous, but it only takes a few minutes, and being able to pick out your underwear ahead of time reduces the frequency of the “you can see my panty lines and my lace bra through my clothes” scenario.
Focus On Comfort
Last but not least, the biggest hack you should always remember when it comes to underwear is to wear something that feels comfortable and gives you the support you need every day. There’s really no need to suffer for something sexy or that doesn’t make you feel like, well, you! Like I said before, underwear is the first layer of armor we put on every day. And it should be super comfortable.