I got to thinking last night, when I was supposed to be sleeping, about underwear, or delicates, or panties, or whatever you call them.  Over the last two years I’ve dropped about 60 pounds.  I’m happy about it of course but it causes me a bit of a dilemma.  I need new drawers.

Now, I understand that you can purchase women’s undergarments pretty much any place you shop except maybe, for Auto Zone.  But I’m one of “those” women.  I like for my undergarments to match.  Yep, panties and bra sets were created for OCD bitches like me.  Now in all seriousness, I just love the fact that underneath whatever I may be wearing, my underclothes match.  Doesn’t matter if anyone sees them except me, it just makes me happy.  Simple minds, simple pleasures.

Here is where the dilemma comes in.  I like my underwear.  I have some really cute panties.  I have some really cute bras.  Bras aren’t giving me too much trouble.  Tighten the straps and go up a set of hooks and the bra still works.  Not so much with the drawers.  More than once lately I’ve found myself putting my hand down the back of my jeans to pull up the back of my underwear.  This is not a good look.  My panties used to be hip huggers.  They aren’t hugging the hips anymore.  The dilemma is-the retail establishment where I purchased my favorite panties, Lane Bryant, doesn’t make this kind anymore.  Cue the sad face.  I am slowly, but surely finding new underclothes to replace my faves.

All of this leads us to the following:  Buy yourself a matching bra and panty set.  Wear it for YOU.  Doesn’t matter if the man or woman in your life won’t see them, you will.  I always stand a little taller and feel a little sexier when I match.

Get a bra fitting if you haven’t had one in a while.  Watching television the other night-one of  my guilty pleasure shows was on-
“What Not To Wear”.  Great show, great tips.  Wish I had the $5,000 to replace my wardrobe from time to time.  Anyway, the poor gal that was on the show owned one, I repeat, ONE bra.  Now, you need at least a half dozen.  Take my word for it.  I wouldn’t lie to you.  Don’t wear the same bra day after day.  They do get worn out.  Back to our friend from the show.  The one bra she was wearing was a size 38 B.  Now, I’m not a good judge of breast size.  It’s not something I make a habit of trying to guess.  But even I, as a novice, could tell that this poor woman was cramming her breasts into a teeny, tiny bra.  She made her way to the bra fit specialist (yes Virgina, they do exist) and BAM!  The girls were sitting high and proud in their brand spanking new bra….size 34 G.  G as in GOOD GRIEF! 

Get a bra fitting, wash them in a garment bag and hang to dry.  Don’t throw your bra’s in the dryer folks.  They will last much longer by air drying.

Find undies that fit.  Hmmm, note to self.  Cotton is the best, but we all need special drawers.  Lacey….pretty….delicate….’K, now I sound like Uncle Creepy.  Go buy yourself some great underclothes.  You are worth it.