May 14th, 2013
Come summertime, heavy undergarments belong buried deep in our underwear drawers. A breezier alternative hails all the way from Denmark.
BASE (Basic Aesthetic for Sustainable Easywear) Range lingerie is made with lightweight organic bamboo fabric. Basic is the keyword here—no frills, no unnecessary embellishment—just simple silhouettes that fit. We love the highwaisted panty ($28) for its vintage granny-like style, and the triangle bra ($48) is sure to not overwhelm under all those skimpy summer tank tops.
Basic does it. —Anya Georgijevic
Available at One of a Few, 354 Water St., Vancouver, 604-605-0685, www.oneofafew.com
July 17th, 2012
Even if you like to buy some of your lingerie cheap and cheerful, every woman needs an annual bra fitting, and every woman needs a beautiful French bra.
That’s why we went to Vancouver institution, Diane’s Lingerie, to get a perfect summer bra. And perfection is what she gave us, with this C Paris t-shirt bra by Chantelle, which has memory foam that reacts to body heat and molds to the breast while staying perfectly smooth on the outside. Lightweight and breathable, this bra is perfect for summer, and features a scalloped strap reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower.
And if a t-shirt bra isn’t what you are looking for, there're loads of the latest adhesive bras, lightweight shapewear, and lacy numbers that will hide, or stand out, under your summer dresses. —Alexandra Suhner Isenberg
The C Paris bra by Chantelle, $99 from Diane’s Lingerie online or 2950 Granville St., Vancouver, 604-738-5121, www.dianeslingerie.com