Ask Belle: Camisole Suggestions
Jan 20, 2015
I’ve recently purchased a few different semi-sheer blouses, and I need camisoles to wear underneath them. I’ve been wearing thick cotton Old Navy tank tops as camisoles for years, but they add too much bulk to my midsection, don’t tuck in well, and aren’t very pretty. I’m looking for the grown-up version; thin, pretty, and versatile (i.e. white, black, nude). Affordable would be a big plus; I’m not one to spend a lot on undergarments.
Thank you! Holly
For a basic, smooth camisole, I like the Shimera camis from Nordstrom. They come in spaghetti straps and a version with wider straps. They come in more than a half-dozen colors, and they’re long enough to tuck into skirts or pants and lay flat. They also wear like iron.
You’re looking for something pretty and lacy. Maidenform offers a lace trim camisole that smoothes and slims. Express makes a lace trim camisole that comes in a lot of bright colors. Frankly, the best place to go looking for these things is the intimates section of Macy’s or JCPenney. They cater to an older crowd that still cares about modesty, so they have lots of camis, slips, and shapewear in stock.