Save or Splurge: Camisoles


Camisoles are one of those things that seem like they should be pretty cheap, but, as with most underpinnings, you get what you pay for.

For me, the cami is both a save and a splurge. I have a rainbow of camis to add color, coverage and layers to any outfit. I usually buy these at Forever 21 and H&M where they are between $3 and $7 each. This way I can afford every color imaginable.

I also have a few camis that do more than add color and coverage; they shape. These camis smooth out any unwanted bulges so everything looks sleek. These are great for bloated days, filmy shirts, and squeezing into that outfit that just doesn't quit fit as good as it used too. These require a bit of a splurge from Spanx of Lipo in a Box for around $45 to $75.

There is a middle range too. These seamless style camis are stretchy so they do a little shaping and allow tops to hang smoothly. They also comes in more colors than the full on body shapers. Almost shapers can be bought at Anthropologie (pictured), JCPenny, and even Target for around $12 to $25.

All of these comfy camis are good under itchy sweaters and this Spring's sheer looks.

Also, don't rely on your camis to double as a bra. They do not offer good shape and support. Find camis without the shelf bra and wear a well-fitting bra underneath. It usually doesn't work to wear a bra under the shelf bra either because it can create a weird fit and lines.

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