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We’ve all had a moment like this: You’ve been lingerie shopping for the past two hours and you finally found two new bras that you love. The only problem? You hate the matching panties. They’re styles that just don’t go with the rest of your outfits. Plus, you just know they’ll show under your jeans and leggings and they’re too fancy to wear to work. While you love the idea of having a matching set, you aren’t sure they’re worth the investment. So, why not create your own matching set?

You’ve probably been mixing and matching your lingerie for years without even realizing it. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit, so we love the idea of mixing and matching separates to create a set that works for you. Read on for our top tips on mixing and matching lingerie to create a look that is uniquely you.

1.  Get the fit right

You’ll feel so much more confident when you’re wearing lingerie that fits perfectly. As many of us know, finding a perfect fit isn’t easy. So, if you’ve recently lost or gained weight, become pregnant or had a baby, or if you haven’t purchased new bras in six months or more, we highly recommend visiting a local lingerie boutique for a bra fitting. Even if your bra size has remained the same, remember: bras aren’t designed to last forever.

Depending on the quality of the materials and the fit (yes, a poor fit can shorten the lifespan of the bra!), your favorite everyday bra will likely last six months at most. By paying your local lingerie store a visit twice a year to pick up a few new bras, your boobs and back will thank you. Trust us.

2.   Mix solids and patterns

When mix and matching your lingerie, don’t be afraid to mix solid colors and patterns. If you have a bra or panty in a favorite floral print, try matching the panty to one of the colors in the print. Pairing solids with solids can work well too. Not sure what to wear with your new blush pink bra? Opt for a panty in an ivory, black, or dark pink hue.

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3.  Play with proportions

Wearing a favorite longline bra? Why not pair it with a high waisted brief for a retro glam look or a brazilian thong to minimize panty lines and show off your curves? We love the idea of playing with proportions when it comes to mixing and matching lingerie. Plus, proportions and color can work to your advantage. Lighter colors (like pink, ivory, and peach) can be used to draw the eye up, while darker colors (like black, navy, and charcoal gray) can be used to shape and slim areas that you’re less confident about.

Don’t forget to pay attention to seams as well! Typically vertical seams are more flattering than horizontal seams, but if you fall in love with a style with horizontal seams, don’t be afraid to rock it, girl!

4.  Try something new!

Mixing and matching lingerie is all about trying something new. So, the next time you’re at your local lingerie store, go in with an open mind and try on a few different panty and bras styles. Who knows, you might walk out with a new favorite!

When it comes to mixing and matching your lingerie, there really are no rules. It’s all about what makes you feel confident and supported!

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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

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Charlotte Padded Bra 6901 in Floral Shimmer | Charlotte Bikini 6905 in Dusty Rose
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Katie Donnelly

Katie Donnelly is a full-time freelance writer, content manager, and founder of Katie Rose Creative. An experienced bra fitter, Katie has helped hundreds of people shop for lingerie. Her favorite bra is the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra.

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