Sleek Silhouette: What to Wear Under a Fit-and-Flare Dress

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Soiree Anything Dress-3As our calendars fill up with holiday parties and get-togethers, we often find ourselves standing before our closets, deep in thought about which dress to don for each new occasion. Shall it be a fabulous fit-and-flare? A chic sheath? Or a flapper-inspired shift? While choosing the right dress can be a daunting task, choosing what to wear beneath that holiday dress can be equally enigmatic.

If you’ve been stumped on which pretty undergarments to pair with all the different dress silhouettes available on ModCloth (and, likely, in your closet), we’re here to help. Last week we showed you what to wear beneath a wiggle dress, and for the second installment of our silhouette styling series, we’re showcasing the perfect undergarments to wear with a classic fit-and-flare. The fit-and-flare silhouette fits exactly as it sounds, with a form-fitting bodice and flared skirt. These universally flattering dresses add classic glamour to any occasion.

To achieve a flawless foundation beneath your fit-and-flare dress, choose a structured corset that includes light boning, like the Scene Study Corset. This strapless, low-backed number is a perfect pairing for the sheer shoulders and back of the Soiree Anything Dress. A pair of high-waisted briefs adds light control and stays in place beneath the loose skirt of the dress, and layer easily beneath tights if the weather is chilly.

In this outfit:
Soiree Anything Dress
Scene Study Corset
In My Element Undies
Executive Outing Heel
Brilliant Blooms Necklace
Betsy Johnson Wild About Style Clutch

About Julie O.

A lover of all things vintage and vintage-inspired, Julie bought her first 1950s frock in the fifth grade. Since then, Julie has become a self-described connoisseur of vintage and thrift shopping, which she shares on her blog, Orchid Grey. When she’s not scouring the racks for the perfect vintage skirt, this native New Englander can be found deftly navigating the slopes of a ski mountain, taking road-trips to the beach, and exploring new places with a vintage camera in her hand.

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4 Responses to Sleek Silhouette: What to Wear Under a Fit-and-Flare Dress

  1. leahwise 12/14/2013 at 6:40 am #

    I know that some women feel more confident in restraining undergarments, but I think we should make sure to emphasize that these are absolutely NOT essential to looking and feeling great. Comfort is key.

    • Julie O. (ModCloth) 12/18/2013 at 8:47 am #

      Leahwise – I definitely agree that comfort is key, and it comes down to personal preference. The great thing about modern shapewear and intimates is that those pieces are often constructed with comfort in mind – unlike the rigid undergarments of yesteryear.

  2. Brittany 12/15/2013 at 7:03 pm #

    I love this silhouette styling series!! Extremely helpful input :)
    http://hipcycled.blogspot.com

    • Julie O. (ModCloth) 12/18/2013 at 8:49 am #

      Glad you’re finding it helpful! Stay tuned for the final post of the series this Friday!

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