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Underachievers: Sexy but Comfortable Bras and Underwear

You don't have to sacrifice sexy style to get full support and smooth lines.

Lovely Lingerie

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We know lacy, pretty lingerie with subtle details and pops of color makes you feel like a million bucks - even if no one sees it. But dealing with falling straps, uncomfortable underwire, and itchy fabric can be a pain - so we've put together some of the sexiest underthings that are comfortable, supportive, and flatter your figure.

Give Up Your Ultra-low Thong

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Get this tummy-flattening style. Hanky Panky, $23

Say No to Thongs

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Also try: Victoria's Secret Lacy Hiphugger, $16; Victoria Secret stores nationwide.

Give Up Your Plain Nude Bra

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Get a sheer girly lace number. Wacoal, $36

Give Up Your Granny Panties

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Get cute pastel boy shorts. Barely There, two for $18

Add a Little Embellishment

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Try: Gap Supersoft button detail cotton hipster, $12.50; Available at GapBody stores and (800) Gap-Style

Give Up Your Cami

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Get a bra with a built-in peek-a-boo lace panel. Soma, $42

Feel Pretty with Lace

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Also try: OnGossamer Biscayne Lace V-Plunge, $55

Throw Away Your Ugly Jumbo Bra

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Get one with sweet details and full support. Fayreform, $68

Look for Pretty Details

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Try: Panache Tango Spirit balconette bra, $68; breakoutbras.com

Give Color a Try

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Try: Fruit of the Loom, Fresh collection, $10; Walmart stores and Walmart.com

Toss Your Hide-me Shapewear

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Get something you'll want to show off. Donna Karan intimates, $68
 

Dress Up Your Shapewear

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Try: Dr Rey Snake Brief, $30; Sears

Give Up Your Lumpy Padded Bra

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Get this smooth operator. Maidenform, $34

Go Wireless

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Try: Warners Elements of Bliss Print Wire-Free Contour bra, $30; Kohl's stores and kohls.com

Give Up Your Boring Tighty-Whities

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Get a pretty jolt of color. Target, $4

Free Yourself from Seams

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Try: Jockey Naturals Seamfree Bikini, $9.50 or 3 for $24, jockey.com

Give Stockings a Shot

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Try: Calvin Klein, Calvinklein.com for stores and prices.

Go Strapless without Mishaps

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Strapless bras, while usually uncomfortable and annoying, are sometimes a necessity. Here's our pick for the best: Lilyette Strapless Underwire convertible minizer bra $32. barenecessities.com

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