Packing underwear can be tricky. It is difficult enough to decide on an outfit one day ahead and planning outfits for a longer period of time is stressful. Most people put a lot of thought into their outerwear but forget about the importance of choosing the right undergarments. That’s where they go wrong. Each different occasion calls for a specific set of underwear, whether you’re going on a romantic getaway or a family vacation. Instead of throwing a few pairs into your suitcase and hoping for the best, take these suggestions into consideration.
Tips for Packing Underwear
For activity-filled destinations:
If you’re planning an adventurous trip that involves any physical activity such as hiking, consider a more breathable fabric for your underwear. A thong version is optimal if you are planning on wearing tight fitting bottoms such as yoga pants, leggings or spandex shorts. Obviously, sports bras are a necessity as well for any athletic exertion.
For a business trip:
Though it doesn’t really matter what you wear under your business formal attire, it is always better to play it safe. Imagine the mortification of finishing a presentation to realize that your bright blue bra was showing through your shirt the entire time. Don’t risk it. Stick to neutral colors like white, nude, and black depending on the color of your outerwear. Go for comfort over design with cotton boy-shorts or bikinis. If any of your outfits are tight, opt for a seamless pair to minimize risk of panty-lines. Also, make sure to pack extra pairs of stockings or tights in case of an accidental tear.
For visiting family:
Going home for a quick break should be stress free. Choose any color and style combination you’d like. Think about the underwear version of your favorite comfy t-shirts – basic cotton boy-shorts and that sort of thing – and pack those . But you never know what your family has planned, so bring a couple of different types just in case.
For a romantic getaway:
Match your underwear to your bra! Make sure to color coordinate top and bottom to look put together and feel confident. There is just something about the feeling of knowing your underwear is matching. Lace underwear is always a good option, whether it is a thong, cheeky, or full-coverage. As for colors, black and red are classic while nudes, pinks, whites, and even blues can look great.
For a ladies trip:
It’s hard to plan accordingly for a ladies getaway. Pack as many cute pairs of underwear as days you will be on your trip for and add a few extras. However, don’t forget to throw in a couple of comfortable undies for the plane ride or any other traveling you’ll have to do! If you plan on wearing dresses, consider wearing boy-shorts instead of underwear and spandex together – just one less layer to worry about.
Avoid over packing by following these helpful hints and have a great trip!