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There’s something about cozying up in the warmest winter undies that just brings out the kid in me.  Of course, it’s hard to forget that the old school style of winter undergarments were usually bulky, box-weave undershirts and long johns – not made for style!

 The good news is when it comes to winter-warming under things, we’ve come a looong way from traditional long johns.  Staying warm and comfy doesn’t have to mean chunky, slightly hilarious looking thermal underwear anymore.  For grown-up girls it’s now all about form-fitting undies made of fine fabrics that look and feel great under layers of winter wear.


2302 Warmwear Thermal Camisole by Elita Lingerie, available at Now That’s Lingerie

Lightweight & Warm: Thermals by Elita

This fresh and simple 2302 Thermal Camisole from the Warm Wear Collection by Elita Lingerie is both lightweight and slim-fitting so it won’t bulk up under your clothes.  Like all Elita Warm Wear, this cami is made of Intera, a warming fabric that wicks moisture away from the skin, so great for those days of sweating it out under winter layers and keeping you warm and dry. (A great option for winter sports and workouts.)

2300 Warmwear Thermal Leggings by Elita Lingerie

2300 Warmwear Thermal Leggings by Elita Lingerie

These 2300 Warmwear thermal leggings by Elita are light-as-air and make the old box-weave long johns (oh, that saggy crotch!) a distant memory.  These lovely leggings are also made of Intera for all-day comfort and protection against the cold.  Perfect and unnoticeable under pants on the most frigid days and a must for all kinds of frosty fun (building snow people, anyone?).

Who would’ve thought that cozy under things could also make you feel like an eco-keener?  Bamboo is showing up in just about everything, and now this versatile and environmentally-friendly material is also found in skin-warming under things.

Silk Knit Long-Sleeved Top and Long Silk Knit Pants by Change of Scandinavia

Silk Knit Long-Sleeved Top and Long Silk Knit Pants by Change of Scandinavia

Slip Into Silk Knits

So here’s a winter-wear challenge: you’re headed to a friend’s cottage featuring boys, girls and lots of winter frolicking. The trick is to stay warm in the great outdoors and then keep comfy later by the fireside without overheating.  Is there such a thing as dual purpose winter undies that’ll keep you warm OR cool as needed? Absolutely!  As an all-climate fabric and a natural temperature regulator, silk is warm and cozy.  So it’ll also keep you cool and comfortable when things heat up.  Choose from the Silk Knit Collection by Change of Scandinavia Lingerie, like this 10909102 Silk Knit Long Sleeve T-Shirt and 1091505 Silk Knit Long Pants.  This slinky set feels like butter against the skin and fits like a glove under all kinds of winter active wear.

Nip Tips

Don’t forget, even with the insulating effect of warm wear and thermals, it’s natural to get a little “nippy” when it’s very cold.  Whether at the cottage, in a chilly restaurant or in a freezing office, go for a bra with a good padded cup to put a little more material between your nipples and that cami or T-Shirt.  Check out our fabulous selection of padded bras, with cup styles ranging from basic T-Shirt to lacy push-ups.

Fe023 Adhesive Disposable Nipple Covers Pack by Fashion Essentials

Fe023 Adhesive Disposable Nipple Covers Pack by Fashion Essentials

If you think your bust line doesn’t need the extra oomph of a padded bra but want to keep your headlights from beaming through your clothes, try a pair of nipple covers like these disposable ones from Fashion Essentials, made of soft, feel-good 100% polyester.

So now that we’ve got you cozy, warm and covered up, its time to think about curling up with a warming hot cocoa…preferably with someone who’s worthy of rocking a pair of those old school winter long johns!

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 Sources/References: – Photo of vintage women in long johns.




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