Two years ago, almost to the day, I posted this article dedicated to my favorite undies. Oh how things change (and move and shift… If ya catch my drift!) in just two short years. Having a baby changes your body. But, then again, so does getting older.
Shortly after that undies post (which was a pretty popular one) I made the shift to Calvin Klein undies. By shift, I mean that I stopped wearing the lace-trimmed Victoria’s Secret undies altogether. I just found the CK’s to be more comfortable and stayed in place better.
And then… I got pregnant.
Here’s the thing, I had so many mamas tell me that they wore their regular undies all throughout their pregnancy. I don’t know who these magical unicorn pregnant ladies are, but my beloved CK undies couldn’t so much as cover half of my butt in my second trimester. In fact, I made the switch to maternity lingerie early on, right before 5 months, actually. I felt really bad about myself after hearing that so many other women didn’t ever wear maternity underwear. Once I tried them, I had zero qualms because I found out how truly wonderful they were. Read this blog post to see which pair became my maternity faves or shop them here.
Those first few weeks after baby, I wore those super sexy mesh hospital undies because nothing felt good against my C-section incision. After the incision started to heal and become less sensitive, I went back to my maternity undies and a Bellefit corset. Check out this post to read more about the corset I wore and why I loved it. After I transitioned out of the corset and my belly slimmed down, I went back to my beloved Calvin Klein undies. Except, they weren’t so beloved anymore. They didn’t fit the same. Suddenly, I had VPL, which I loathe. I tried my old faves, my VS hiphuggers… That was a huge nope. When I stepped on the scale, my number was the same as it was pre-baby. When I looked in the mirror, I saw the same body I remembered before pregnancy. When I put on my undies or jeans, things just felt different. Of course they would, my body had been through the biggest change possible.
So what did I do? I settled. The past few months, I’ve been wearing my CKs because I didn’t have anything else that felt any better on in my underwear drawer. I noticed that when wearing jeans or tight bottoms of any type (hello, I live my life in yoga pants!) that I could see a perfectly formed underwear line with each and every step I took. I’m not talking a VPL only at the base of my toosh, but every.single.line.possible was now visible. I can hear your thoughts… “You just need a bigger size.” That’s what you would think… But I would be swimming in the next size up. It was just time to move on to something new.
Last week I was out shopping ran across this style of underwear at Macy’s. I could tell by the design that they would be comfortable… But this mama needs more than just comfort. I need them to stay in place. I need them to not ride up and leave a perpetual wedgie. You know what I’m saying here. I need them to do it all.
I picked up three pairs for $33 in store. Of course, they’re on sale online today only for 30% off; so three pairs for $23. I chose all neutral colors and decided to try them out before sharing them with y’all. Here’s the verdict: I’m in love. They stay in place. The material is soft and stretchy. They sit perfectly below the waist, but not too low. Big fan, y’all. I’m brand new to DKNY, so I had zero expectations when trying them for the first time.
If you’re in the market for a new style of undies, I highly suggest trying these. If you’re an Amazon Prime girl, like I am, then you can shop them here. Certain colors, like red, are cheaper on Amazon, but overall, the better deal is at Macy’s, especially when you catch them on sale.
So, why all the uproar about underwear you may ask? Because it’s Girl Talk Tuesday. On Tuesday’s, I chat about real life stuff that we girls want to share with each other… I share the stuff with you that I would naturally share with my best friend, because, let’s be real, y’all are my friends. My girlfriends. And what do my girlfriends do best? They talk. Actually, they do girl talk best.
We wear undies more hours of the day than anything, except maybe deodorant, skincare or earrings. So, yeah, I consider underwear to be a pretty important topic. Please share the love in the comments below with the name or a link to your favorite pair of underwear so that us girls can be in the know about the best, most comfy undies out there.