Convertible dresses are a piece of clothing any woman should have in her closet. They are fun and adaptable and can save you in a multitude of situations. You won’t have to go shopping each time you attend a wedding, baby shower or formal dinner, you can just pick a convertible or infinity dress in your favorite color and learn how to transform it for each occasion.
This type of dress allows you to wear it in dozens of ways and they can go from daring and sexy to formal and more modest styles. This means that sometimes you will have more skin uncovered and with some styles the neckline or straps will be more unusual.
The trick is making the dress look good in any situation and you will most probably need some support under the dress. Because they need to be flexible and versatile, these dresses are usually made out of flowy, soft materials that cling to your shapes. There is not much structure, since it would limit the convertible function of the dress. So, obviously, the lingerie that you choose to wear under a convertible dress is very important and it depends on the style you choose.
Convertible dresses can be worn as strapless dresses. You can give it a bandeau look, a sweetheart neckline or a one shoulder look. For these and many more, you will need to get a good strapless bra. As we said before, you need good support for your breasts because the dress doesn’t offer much of it.
Bandeau in the color of the dress
Whether you choose to wear it on its own or on top of your bra, a bandeau tube in the color of the dress will definitely save your modesty. With some styles, wardrobe malfunctions are bound to happen, so it is best if you invest in another piece of material to use as an undergarment. Even if part of it shows, it will be subtle enough to not disturb the overall look.
If you can’t get a bandeau from the dress manufacturer in the same fabric, try to match the color and texture of the fabric as much as possible. If the dress if made of a sheer material, you can go with a solid bandeau under it. If you want, you can choose a different color for the bandeau, but make sure it complements the dress and they don’t look weird together.
No, we are not mistaken. If you don’t know already what we’re talking about, chicken cutlets is the nickname of silicon sticky bras in the color of the skin, because they look a lot like raw skinless chicken breasts. Don’t let this thought disturb you, if you’re a first time user of these you will be in love with them.
They are super discreet and hard to spot and they keep your breasts lifted and close to each other. You can wear this type of bra with more daring style, when you want to expose more skin and the dress doesn’t let you show any kind of straps.
Shaping, seamless underwear
Now that we have solved your bra situation, let’s move on to the panties. As we said before, convertible dresses tend to be made of flowy, soft fabrics. These will only offer structure by the way you strap them. Even if they are not as tight and showing as a bandeau dress, you still need a pair of undergarments that are invisible and comfortable.
The best choice is to invest in a shaping pair of panties. Even if you go with thongs, hipsters or high waisted panties, make sure they don’t have seams and they are made of microfiber. Lacy underwear may show through the dress, so save it for special occasions or more bulky clothes.
As you can see, convertible dresses offer a lot of variety when it comes to styling. Owning one is like buying 12 dresses as ones, sometimes even more. You just need to practice the styles and see what works best for you. You also need to figure out what accessories to wear with it and what undergarments are perfect for your look.