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How to Create the Perfect Top Drawer

How to Create the Perfect Top Drawer

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Tricia Ismail
Senior Editor

Bras and underwear, do they matter? In our definitely biased opinion, YES THEY DO. 

They are the first thing you put on, the next-to-skin layer, the make or break of any outfit, and most importantly, the source of your comfort and support.

So take a step back, and take a good hard look at the items in your top drawer. Do they spark joy? Do they empower you to wear any outfit? Take on any task? Make you feel comfortable and confident? If the answer is no, then we are here to help upgrade your top drawer.

As the bra and underwear experts, we’ve broken it down to all of the essential items you need to build out a top drawer that will elevate your everyday. 


Must-Have #1: A Plunge Bra

ThirdLove's top drawer features the Pima Cotton Plunge Bra in pink
ThirdLove’s Pima Cotton Plunge Bra in Ballet.

Perfect under any neckline, an uplift plunge bra gives you a flattering v-neck that accentuates your cleavage for a natural lift, but with enough coverage to still hold you in.


Must-Have #2: A Wireless Bra

ThirdLove's top drawer features the Pima Cotton Wireless Bra in white.
ThirdLove’s Pima Cotton Wireless Bra in Sea Salt.

When movement is your all-day priority, a wireless bra gives you all-day support with a little more flexibility. Remember, just because there is no wire, does not mean there is no support.


Must-Have #3: A Strapless Bra

ThirdLove's top drawer features the Classic Strapless Bra in Nude.
ThirdLove’s Classic Strapless Bra in Taupe.

When sleeves aren’t an option, the perfect strapless is just what you need. However, a strapless bra should not be synonymous with a band that is constantly falling down. A truly great, well-fitting strapless bra will stay up and support you through any outfit, dance move or occasion. 


Must-Have #4: A T-Shirt Bra

ThirdLove's top drawer features the Classic T-shirt Bra in warm nude.
ThirdLove’s 24/7 Classic T-shirt Bra in Mocha.

When you can’t make up your mind about what to wear, a T-Shirt bra is always a good choice. Smooth memory foam forms to your skin for zero bra lines; no slip-straps and scratch-free band eliminate constant fidgeting; and perfectly fitting support keeps you comfortable all day long


Must-Have #5: A Balconette

ThirdLove's top drawer features the 24/7 Lace Balconette Bra in black.
ThirdLove’s 24/7 Lace Balconette Bra in Black.

To give your style an extra kick-start, a balconette bra can you give the extra boost you need. A little more vivacious, a balconette bra stays invisible under clothing, but if you want to show it off, it gives you a tasteful opportunity to do so. 


Must-Have #6: The Perfect Pair

ThirdLove's top drawer features the Comfort Stretch Bikini and Comfort Stretch Thong Underwear in purple, warm nude, nude, and deep nude.
ThirdLove’s Comfort Stretch Bikini in Twilight, Mocha, Taupe, and Espresso.

Whether you match your underwear to your bra, or are just looking for comfort, the quality of the underwear you wear is important. Whatever coverage you choose, make sure to pick a pair that hugs your curves without digging in to eliminate any excess bulk under clothing and VPLs, and ones designed with a cotton gusset to keep things breathable.

However you want to build you top drawer, we support it and will make every effort to make getting dressed a little bit easier. If you need extra guidance, visit our Top Drawer Kit

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