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what your lingerie says about you

You probably know that the clothes you wear can say a lot about your personality and perspective on the world. But did you know that what you wear underneath can make a statement as well? It’s true — the style, cut and color of bra and panties you choose may reveal a lot more than you think.

Curious as to what your underthings say about you? Read on to find out!

Bras

Unlined wire bra

what is an unlined bra

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A woman who wears this kind of bra is low-maintenance and transparent. This is the kind of gal who prefers to go au naturel when it comes to makeup, opting for a little tinted moisturizer over foundation any day. With semi-sheer cups and a supportive band, an unlined wire bra is practical, offering enough lift without all the extra padding.

Longline bra

what is a longline bra

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Fashion-forward and ultra-feminine, this style hints at a woman who’s always up on the latest trends. Since a longline bra is unique in that it offers added shaping benefits due to extra fabric and boning underneath the cups, the woman who wears it may tend to be a multi-tasker — someone who likes to make the most of every moment. Many ladies who have a predilection for vintage fashion may also gravitate toward the longline bra, since it’s been around for decades and thus is a nod to retro style. A delicate lace longline bralette may suggest the wearer is a bit more on the demure side, while a super sexy padded balconet longline bra is likely to be worn by a woman who’s a tad flirtatious.

T-shirt bra

 which bra is best for t-shirts

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There’s no doubt about it: The T-shirt bra is timeless for a reason — it’s practical, versatile and comfortable. So if this is the style you tend to don on the daily, you’re probably pretty easy-going. With seamless, lightly padded foam cups, a T-shirt bra can be worn under the most form-fitting knit tops, but also works just as well under casual dresses and flowy blouses. It also doesn’t tend to have a lot of adornments, such as bows, ribbons, and embroidery, so if this is your go-to bra, you’re likely a bit of a minimalist. If your favorite T-shirt bra is nude, you’re likely a no-frills, down-to-earth kind of gal. On the other hand, a black bra denotes a lady who’s confident and sophisticated.

Padded bra

what's a padded bra

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The woman who wears this bra is certainly not shy about asking for — or going after — what she wants. A padded bra is specifically designed to accentuate your curves, offering both adequate lift and shaping. While the style may be highly functional, with side boning and adjustable straps, details like all-over lace, decorative trim or a dainty bow add some allure. This suggests the wearer is someone who pays keen attention to detail. Driven, focused and comfortable in her own skin, a lady who sports a decorative padded bra knows exactly what she likes.

Plunge bra

what is a plunge bra

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Tend toward a bra with a plunging neckline? Then one thing’s for sure — you’re a daring gal who isn’t afraid to show a little skin. A plunge bra in a fun pattern like florals, geometrics, butterflies or watercolor indicates that you don’t take life too seriously, whereas a solid plunge bra suggests it’s important to you to look polished.

Matching bra and panty set

bra panties match

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Does your bra almost always match your panties? Then you very well may have a bit of a type A personality. You’re the kind of woman who has a place of everything (and ensures everything is in its place). Organized and meticulous, you value structure and tend to play by the rules. Make no mistake — you can let your hair down when you want to. But for the most part, you’re more of a planner by nature than a spontaneous free spirit.

Panties

Bikini

what are bikini panties

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If the bikini is your favorite, you probably aren’t swayed by any of the latest fashion fads. In fact, the rest of your closet is likely brimming with other tried-and-true timeless pieces, like little black dresses and blazers. Comfort is important to you, but you also aren’t the kind of gal who will compromise style, either.

Hipster

what are hipster panties

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Comfort is key for the hipster wearer, but you also have a cheeky personality. That’s why you choose a hipster with moderate coverage, but that also has sexy sheer mesh and stunning embroidered detailing. You’re the kind of gal who prefers to flirt subtly than lay it all out there, which is why you choose to show just a hint of skin on your derriere. A girl’s girl, who can just as easily hold her own hanging with the guys, you’re someone who can find the fun in any scenario.

Brief

what are modern brief panties

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The more fabric, the better, in your humble opinion. That goes for your underthings, too. When it comes to panties, your top priority is being cozy, no matter what, hence the brief being your top selection. And furthermore, since you’re choosing a traditional style that has maximum coverage over some trendy alternative that shows more skin, you’re probably pretty secure in yourself. That’s right — at the end of the day, you’ve got nothing to prove. Wearing this classic style indicates you may be a bit of a traditionalist, but if you find yourself opting for whimsical prints, you probably like to mix convention with some modern edge.

Your lingerie can say a lot about you — including your habits, preferences, outlook and personal style. So next time you take a peek at your collection, consider what your unmentionables might reveal.


Which style is your favorite?


 

Published by

Rebecca Strong

Rebecca is a Boston-based freelance writer who focuses on style, fitness, food, and travel. She has contributed to such publications as HuffPost, Elite Daily and U.S. News & World Report. When she's not writing, she can be found at home or in the studio working on the songs for her upcoming album. Her favorite bra is a black demi-cup style with all-over-lace — timeless and feminine.

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