have finally found several pantsuits that I like and look good
on me, however I'm perplexed on what to wear underneath. I don't
want panty lines and I want to maintain a smooth figure. I do
wear hosiery and pumps with the pantsuits, but my question is,
what's more appropriate, control top pantyhose, or a slacks liner
with sheer knee highs, or even non-control pantyhose with a shaper
bottom over that?
Kudos to you for already wearing hosiery and pumps
with your pantsuits! Actually, all of the options that you list
will help to create a smooth line when wearing pants. Since you
already strive for a smooth look, your preferences are the key.
There are no hard and fast rules on this issue except that panty
lines are detestable, far from being desirable.
Nonetheless, there are a few factors to consider
when creating the smoothest optimum look. For example, will you
be wearing a blouse or top under the jacket and will you be tucking
it in? Control-top pantyhose styles or body shapers will give you
the smoothest look when tucking in a blouse or top. This is particularly
true when the top or blouse is made of a medium-to-heavy fabric
and of such a length that it creates a line across the middle of
your abdomen and hips. All of this becomes even more relevant if
you plan on removing the jacket.
If you prefer to wear knee-high hosiery without pant
liners or body shapers, it’s then essential that you wear
control/shaper panties. Knee-high hosiery worn in this fashion
look best when you’re not tucking in a top or blouse, especially
when the pant fabric is a light-to-medium weight.
Another important factor to consider is your hip
set. Is it high, medium, or low? Higher hip lines are fuller at
the waist area. Some heavy-duty control/shaper products actually
push more flesh up around the waist, adding visual pounds in that
Keep in mind that control-top pantyhose or shaper
undergarments are also needed when an extremely snug fit is preferred
or when wearing light colored or lightweight pants.
Best of luck to you,