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If you're one of those people who always wear matching underwear...
God, doesn't it get really expensive? Considering that decent bras come in at about £25, matching undies are what? Around £15. So that's £30 for 2 pairs, £55 per set of underwear? How many sets like that do you have Elliptic?
I don't do matching undies, partly because I have an almost pathological horror of being matchy-matchy. Another reason though is that, although the bra in a matching set is often lovely, I usually find that the knickers are a bit frou-frou and full of nasty manmade material. How do others get round this?
Ohhhhh. Genuinely did not know that and thought 'matching' meant literally a set you buy together ...
Hang on. Black is easy enough, and presumably white, but what about when you get into colours? Is M&S or wherever likely to be able to exactly colour-match, say, my favourite raspberry-pink bra? I have a fear of things that nearly match but don't really, properly. <sad> <freak>
TK Maxx is good for undies, I always wear matching but DH buys 90% of my undies so I just get one bra and one pair of knickers but its nice to wear a different set every day barring things that need a strapless bra.
If you want to keep it looking nice you have to wash the bra and pants together or the knickers fade before the bra. Woolite hang your head in shame.
the only problem I find with buying cheaper bras is that they don't really do justice to my big boobs.. I need acrane supportive bra as I'm 34F. Been buying from Bravissimo but they're blardy expensive and I need to replace my entire underwear drawer.
I get 2 pairs of pants per bra too, but am terrible at having wearing matching undies, especially since I currently have only 3 fitting bras (2 nude Bravissimo ones and an ancient black sports bra). Must go bra-shopping! Am somewhere in the 34 E-FF range but have been on diet so hopefully that will change.
I have a friend who is pathological about wearing matching undies, to the point where her underwear has to also match her socks and go with her outfit (ie, she won't wear, say, a pink top with red underwear even if it doesn't show through). Now that's mental!
I agree with 2 pairs of pants per bra for coloured sets. I don't go for big French knickers or thongs though and a lot of matching knickers are like this, which puts me off buying the bra. I also have some non-matching bras/knickers in black, which are fine together.
I also rarely use white underwear - I don't generally wear pastels so there's no see-through problem, and I hate that grey gungy look you get with white underwear.
I like clashing bra with knickers, and I like nude, black or bright colours. White is too high-maintenance and looks cheap and/or grubby after about one outing, and I hate everything about pastels including the word!