The Dos and Don'ts of Wearing and Buying Lingerie

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The Dos and Don'ts of Wearing and Buying Lingerie

Lingerie is downright beautiful, but it can also be downright terrifying. For some, it takes the world of undergarments to a completely unexplored place. Garter belts? Teddies? Balconettes? Chemises? Yes, there is way more to educate yourself on than simply bras and underwear. Since we are all spending more time at home than usual right now, there really is no time like the present to brush up on your lingerie knowledge and do a little shopping while you're at it. 

A brand representative from Journelle was kind enough to inform us of the dos and don'ts when it comes to tackling these often intimidating underpinnings. Whether it's your first time wearing lingerie or you consider it part of your daily wardrobe, we can guarantee that these tips cover it all. Scroll to see what this expert has to say about wearing and buying lingerie! 

"My first bit of advice would be to get properly fit for your bra size. Second of all, don't get too hung up on your size. Bra fitting and lingerie as a whole are about finding styles and sizes that fit well and look great. It's important to ensure there's no gaping at the cup and that the band is snug against your back as the majority of support comes from the band. "Don't stress about your measured size. Wear what feels best on you; it will look the best on you, I promise."

"If you're a lingerie newbie, begin to invest in great-fitting, great-looking sets (and yes, go for the set rather than just the bra) to build your wardrobe: a T-shirt bra, a plunge bra, and definitely an unlined lace demi. These will be your lingerie workhorses, so to speak, so be sure to take special care of them. "If you're an advanced lingerie lover, go for the wow factor. There's nothing like purchasing an over-the-top set complete with suspenders, a super-sleek bodysuit, or cheeky ouvert bottoms that you've fallen in love with and simply must have. It doesn't have to be a splurge, just something over-the-top and unexpected, and maybe not 100% practical. I promise it will continue to delight long after you've unwrapped it. "Don't go straight for the three-piece garter set. Start slow and figure out your tastes and level of comfort. Then go all in!"

"When shopping for lingerie, there are so many things to look out for! There's of course the technical standpoint—does it fit correctly, are the fabrics high quality, is the construction solid—but going beyond that is the je ne sais quoi of the garment, which is so important to lingerie. That is where beautiful laces and silks, special embellishments, unique design, and construction come into the picture. "Don't be afraid of a little whimsy. If you love the plunge bra with aubergine lace, get it. You'll feel fantastic every time you wear it."

"Lingerie is the first thing you put on in the morning; you need to love it. And in order to love it, you need to look great in it and know you look great in it. That comes from fit and style but also attachment to certain pieces. It begins with loving what you're wearing. I promise the right lingerie set—one you love—will make you taller. "Don't forget that lingerie is FOR YOU. Purchase and wear only the styles that make you feel incredible."

"I can't say this enough: Handwashing your lingerie is the absolute best care you can give it. It may sound tedious, but it's actually not. Fill the sink basin with lukewarm water and add a capful of delicate lingerie wash; I'm partial to the signature Linden Lingerie Wash ($18) we created with The Laundress, as those girls know how to care for delicates. Then, swish your pieces around in the water a bit, rinse, gently squeeze out the water, and lay flat to dry. "Bras can be stored in a drawer; place them behind each and take care to ensure clasps are hooked and cups are not twisted or turned inside out. Chemises and special pieces should be hung on hangers made specifically for delicate fabrics so as not to snag sheer mesh, lace, or embellishments. "Don't, under any circumstance, stick your lingerie in the dryer."

"Lingerie is somewhat like fashion in that there are certain pieces or styles that lend themselves to the changing seasons. For example, our Journelle Gemma bodysuit has been featured heavily in my fall and winter wardrobe this year beneath sweaters and shirtdresses and peeking out from silk blouses. "Don't limit yourself to only neutral tones — be bold!"

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Up next, six fashion items everyone is renting.

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Let’s be honest: Can you ever really have too much everyday jewelry? If you’re asking us, the answer is no, especially when there are so many different necklace styles to wear either on their own or layered. Of course, with all the different jewelry trends this season, it can be difficult to decide which pieces you’ll be adding into your jewelry box.

No matter how much or little you decide to wear, it goes without saying that jewelry can pull an entire ensemble together. From classic pearls and chunky chains to floating diamonds and herringbone chains, these timeless necklaces have a way of putting the finishing touch on your outfit, regardless of the occasion.

In case you’re in the mood to update your jewelry collection with everyday necklaces, we’ve rounded up the chicest options for you to peruse through now. Check them all out below, and don’t forget to add your favorites to your cart along the way.

This sustainable piece is made with recycled materials.

Charm-style pieces that are perfect for you or a friend.

Just look at the cool clasp detail.

This may be a delicate necklace, but it's bound to catch someone's eye.

How cool is this floral piece?

Pretty pearls are always a good idea.

We're still not over the pearl trend.

Who doesn't love something that's personalized?

Perfect for layering.

A classic necklace.

You'll never want to take this off.

With a T-shirt, this will feel elegant and cool.

This will immediately dress up any outfit you wear.

Wear this with summer dresses.

Who doesn't love a bit of sparkle?

Layer this with other necklaces for the perfect stack.

Simple and elegant.

If you prefer silver over gold.

Fashion people can't quit chain necklaces.

Add this to any polished look.

How cool is this Old English initial charm?

This will easily dress up any ensemble.

A classic chain.

Customize this with your name.

Wear this alone or with statement earrings.

The shape of this tag necklace is so chic.

Delicate chains are always stunning.

When in doubt, opt for a pendant.

Finished with a cool chunky chain.

Can't go wrong with this classic piece.

This is so dainty you'll almost forget you're wearing it.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated. Next, read about 25 new fashion finds to add to your cart right now.

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