I was scrolling through the new offerings on American Apparel's website this afternoon. The list read something like: micro-mesh mini dress, tie dye harem pant, shiny short short... No surprise, from the home of all things lamÃ© and skin tight. And then I stumbled on the most perfectly understated, utterly feminine lacy bra and panty set.
I know, hard to believe this is from American Apparel! The wireless bra ($16; americanapparel.net) is super sexy, in a very natural way, with the tiniest spaghetti straps and a flattering dip in the center of the bust. The matching classic brief ($13; americanapparel.net) has a sweet, slightly retro vibe - and I've mentioned before, I'm a gal who is very happy with a full coverage bottom.
Both are constructed from a sophisticated layer of sheer lace - something every woman should have tucked away in her lingerie drawer. Check out our list of other wardrobe must-haves to see how many you already have in your closet.