The best underwear ever, because not enough people are talking about this.
Can we agree, finally, that 2019 will mark the end of the push-up bra? I can think of nothing more punishing than taking two parts of my body and forcing them towards my chin with the help of two thin, haphazardly-inserted metal wires. But - key disclaimer before we dive in - I am known to favour comfort to an extreme degree, and will always choose to prioritize “do I feel good?” over “do I look good?”
I acknowledge, of course, that there are other people out there doing their own damn thing, and there’s something incredibly sexy about doing your own damn thing.
Today, however, I’ve scoured the internet, my personal rolodex of friends, and made good use of those DMs on Instagram to come up with the best, most T-Shirt worthy undergarment situations, on days when you feel like wearing one, of course:
Truly, the most comfortable out there. I’m a massive fan of their first offering, a gorgeous tank bra and matching (if you choose) hipster panty. I have often chosen to keep this baby ON after returning home from a full day of doing things, and that, friends, says a TON. The downside? Not supportive, and provides no definition betwixt the girls - definitely a comfort-first option, and one that’s a lot easier for those with a smaller cup size.
This is a good one. Made in Canada - Toronto, specifically - And one of the most radically inclusive brands we’ve got, these pieces aren’t just comfortable when you want it, and supportive everywhere else - They’re also physically stunning. A good reason, I’ll say, to wear that ultra-sheer linen dress you weren’t sure about. In these - Trust me, you’ll be sure.
Regarding construction, Fortnight does offer traditional underwire support in some of their offerings, but the real piece de resistance exists in their Longline pieces; constructed with careful seaming and delightfully extended band. For two years I was sceptical of how comfortable something like this could actually be - What if it digs in? How does that not look crazy under a t-shirt? - But look, it works. Call me a convert, yeah?
Okay, so here’s the thing about Knix bras. Do I want one? No. They’re incredibly progressive, the underwear is GENIUS (read here if you’re new to their incredible technology), but they’re not something that I, a mid-twenties woman coming into her own, would put aside money to purchase. They’re not “cute,” “swoon-worthy,” or designed with lace detailing and cute little bows in the front. If I had one, I wouldn’t look forward to wearing it purely because it looked good. This, of course, is why I’m sitting here, on a holiday long weekend, typing fervently about them. They feel good. Damn good, if I’m being honest.
Knix has a core message that it’s time for all women to live totally, unapologetically free. Free from judgement. Free from self-doubt. And free to be who they are. Each product they design is made with one goal in mind: to make you feel more comfortable in your own skin.
Mission, accomplished. Go live your best life.