Lighten Your Lingerie

June 22, 2017   /   byMaddie Flanigan  / Categories :  Feeds

It has been one hot week in Philadelphia. City of Brotherly Love? How about city of sticky love. You know what is equally as bad as melting makeup and frizzy hair? Sweaty lingerie. Yuck. Your and my lacy underthings are supposed to be pretty, and frilly and girly, but in the dog days of summer, it ain’t. What are my tips? In short, my motto from June to August is ‘lighten your lingerie.’

Take a Pause From Padding
I’m not a padded bra type of gal, but if you are, opt for a more breathable bra or bralette with lace cups. True, synthetic fabrics that laces are made of aren’t the most ‘cooling’ fabrics, but the open weave helps when it’s hot.  The heavy thick padding is only going to make you hotter and stickier.

Off the Shoulder? Enter: the Strapless Bra
This summer, off the shoulder and cold shoulders are literally everywhere. It’s like Juicy Couture’s track suit or Paris Hilton. Don’t go braless and please don’t resort to chicken cutlets. Get your sewing machines revving and make the Madalynne X Simplicity 8437. I may be partial, but I think it’s pretty damn awesome. Did I mention there’s a kit available? Read more about the construction and and design variations here.

Show It Off
Last, beat the heat by making your lingerie slightly visible. Go ahead, incorporate it into your outfit. In my opinion, bralettes are super cute peeking out of summer tanks or tees. This is exactly the reason my kits have bright pops of colors like burnt orange (here and here). Live colorfully inside and out – that’s a good rule to live by.

Nope! I didn’t forget about the undies. No time, even summer time, is a reason to go commando. Follow the same rule above for your underoos – sheer, light, something cute and something matching.

Happy weekending y’all!

The post Lighten Your Lingerie appeared first on Madalynne.

This is a syndicated post. Please visit the original author at Madalynne

You may like

They don’t really talk to me anymore

Joe left this morning for a business trip, leaving me all to my own devices for the weekend (so far I have really cut loose and vacuumed the bedroom) and as soon as he was gone, I remembered that I’d … Continue reading

read more

The Value of Switching it Up (Your Input Needed!)

Hi, you. I feel like it’s been a while since we had a real conversation. I surprised myself when I

You’re reading The Value of Switching it Up (Your Input Needed!) by Closet Case Patterns. If you’ve enjoyed this post you can also follow us on Instagram , Twitter and Facebook.

read more


HI DARLINGS! This #DIY is a winner. I made this top like a month ago and I had yet to find time to make the skirt and since I wanted to post them together I waited.  The patterns I used are NEW LOOK 6507 and SIMPLICITY 8388  and a gingham check I found in my stash […]

The post CHECKS AND RUFFLES + PATTERN REVIEW NL6507 & S8388 appeared first on Mimi G Style.

read more

Push your Needlepoint

Today we’ll finish up talking about balance and exciting needlepoint by looking at a piece I’m finishing up and talking about it. The design is from Two Sisters Needlepoint and has three small Lily-style shifts. I loved it immediately because it puts those iconic shifts in a clever small package. My philosophy for stitching canvases […]

The post Push your Needlepoint appeared first on Nuts about Needlepoint.

read more


Leave a reply

Jan 2016 Accuquilt Sale