Is there anyone more qualified than Heidi Klum to ask for lingerie advice? The supermodel is a veritable expert, thanks to her decade-long tenure as a Victoria’s Secret Angel as well as her experience running her own Heidi Klum Intimates line (which just launched its amazing fall collection), so naturally we jumped at the chance to pick her brain about all things lingerie.
What did we learn from chatting with Klum? For starters, she revealed her ultimate go-to bra that every woman should own: “Definitely a lacy black triangle bra,” Klum told Who What Wear. “It’s sexy, and I like it when the lace shows through, even under a white T-shirt.”
She also offered her take on the great braless debate, telling us, “If you’re comfortable doing it, go for it. I’ve definitely gone braless when I have a strappy tank on or a low-cut top. For women who don’t want to wear a bra but need a little coverage, I just launched Heidi Klum Intimates Solutions, which features nipple covers and strapless and backless adhesive bras.” Could that be the perfect compromise?
Scroll down to read our full interview with Klum, and go a bit further to shop her latest lingerie collection!
WWW: How do you start designing each lingerie collection?
HEIDI KLUM: I always focus on designing really great shapes and fits. For me, it’s is the most important part. I meet with my lingerie team every few months, and we review the shapes and then play with the prints and colors. Sometimes I give my friends bras to try out and get their feedback to incorporate. Every woman is different, and I want to design for all ladies.
WWW: If you could only wear one bra style and color, what would you choose? Why is it so versatile?
HK: Definitely a lacy black triangle bra. It’s sexy, and I like it when the lace shows through, even under a white T-shirt.
WWW: What's the #1 mistake people make when shopping for bras? How can they avoid it?
HK: Go get fitted! Lingerie stores have trained bra fitters who are there to get you into the right size! Unfortunately most of us ladies are wearing the wrong size. Once fitted into the right bra, you will feel amazing and look even better. Your body changes over time, and so does your bra size.
WWW: Do you think there are any faux pas when it comes to wearing bras, i.e. Is it tacky to show your bra strap in a tank top?
HK: As long as the fit is right, I don’t really think there are any no-nos. A visible bra can be so gorgeous when done right, whether it’s a little bit of lace to a colorful strap peeking out. Lingerie should be fun! Just like the rest of your clothing, it should be an expression of your personality and your mood that day.
WWW: Is there any lingerie trend you would never try?
HK: Never say never!
WWW: What are your thoughts on going braless under your shirt in public? Kendall Jenner defended it, and our readers had a lot of opinions about it (on both ends of the spectrum).
HK: If you’re comfortable doing it, go for it. I’ve definitely gone braless when I have a strappy tank on or a low-cut top. For women who don’t want to wear a bra but need a little coverage, I just launched Heidi Klum Intimates Solutions, which features nipple covers and strapless and backless adhesive bras.
What’s your all-time favorite bra? Tell us in the comments below, and then shop the full Heidi Klum Intimates collection!