A good outfit starts with a good foundation — and I’m not talking about makeup. I’m talking about your underwear. What you wear under your outfit plays a huge role in how well put together you look. And that is why underwear shouldn’t be downplayed. Underwear, in this case, refers to panties, bras, and any kind of shapewear worn before or under your outfit. Here is what your wardrobe needs to have in order for you to have the right underwear foundations:


Having the right panties underneath your outfit can either make or break your outfit. That’s why it’s important to have only the essential types of panties.

The thong or G-string comes in handy when you wear very tight clothes that will possibly show panty lines.

Briefs are also a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe because they offer coverage. These can either be high waisted, low, or medium waisted. So make sure you have all these types. These can be worn under flowy skirts and more.

Bikini panties are also another must-have for women seeking to build a good underwear foundation. These panties typically have a higher leg cut than briefs and are great for everyday wear, like underneath loose jeans and skirts.


Because there are so many different types of bras, it is important to have the most important ones.  Nothing looks tackier than visible bra straps or a woman who keeps adjusting her bra now on then. Having a variety of bra styles means you can dress your chest for the occasion — even if that occasion is lounging around the house.

Read all about the different bras you should have in your wardrobe to avoid fashion mishaps here


Camisoles come in handy when you need a little more coverage if your outfit is a bit too revealing. Say, for example, there’s gaping when you wear your favourite button-up blouse, a good camisole, preferably in nude colour will go a long way in helping you coverup the gaps. Same goes for any sheer clothing you may have in your wardrobe. Just put on a camisole underneath and make it modest!


Shapewear is a must have for every woman when it comes to building the right underwear foundation.

High waisted slimming pants: A good pair of this shapewear will flatten the tummy, lift the booty and reduce any thigh-chafing. Perfect for pencil skirts, form-fitting dresses and slim trousers.
All-in-one body shaper: A body shaper is perfect for smoothing out trouble spots and ensuring a perfect silhouette in your favourite fit and flare dress.

Make sure you also read a post on some of the most essential shapewear women should have in their wardrobe postpartum here.


Tights may sound and look old fashioned, but trust me, they are a must-have for when you are building the right under wear foundation.

Black opaque tights: Opaque tights aren’t just a cute add-on to fit and flare dresses and a-line skirts – they’re also a chic survival tool for plunging temperatures! Pair them with knee-high boots or ankle boots during colder months to keep your favourite dresses in rotation.
Black sheer tights: Black sheer tights work with most looks, but are best for adding a little va va voom to a dress and heels combo. They’re also your best bet for a look that goes from the office to happy hour with ease.

Are you struggling with finding what works for your body shape and size? At Image Redefined, we help women find their style and dress for their body type. Talk to us today on 0715315960 or email us at info@imageredefined.co.ke for a free image consultation.

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