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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to the most wonderful, stressful time of the year: that go, go, go crunch between Thanksgiving and the holidays. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that there’s something to be said for dialing back the drama and focusing entirely on the ones who matter most.

That’s where this post comes into play.

Our buyers at Bare Necessities compiled the ultimate holiday gift guide so that you can divvy up your entire list of loved ones by key category: excellent pajamas for nighttime, cozy stay-home staples, for day small yet mighty stocking stuffers, and everybody’s all-time favorite, Uggs.

This way, you can spoil your recipients and incur fewer deadline-induced panic attacks than any year in recent memory. Cheers to that! 

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2021 Trend to Try: The Best Lounge Bras

Everyone has happily been living la vida loungewear all through 2020, and you don’t have to be a trend forecaster or fashion editor to see that comfort dressing isn’t going anywhere. We’re happy to see the bra world has leaned into comfort more than ever before.

This new class of bras is a step up from letting the girls run free, and anyone can wear them. Because they’re completely seamless and smooth, lounge bras eliminate pinching, marks and digging, with no underwires in sight. By providing both support and the maximum amount of comfort that’s legally allowed, lounge bras are where the Venn diagram of good-looking and good-feeling lingerie meet.

We’re also loving lounge bras because they come in our favorite fabrics, from lace for a sweet look that says I tried to stretch microfiber for something that looks minimalist yet feels better than your average over-the-head, super-Spandex sports bra. Lounge bras come in virtually every size (and those sizes are simple to figure out) and at every price so you can find the one that fits you on every level.

Keep your padded, underwire bras lined up in your Home Edit-ed dresser a little while longer. Check out our best selection of lounge bras that will keep you supported in style and stretchy comfort for the year to come.

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The Best Lingerie to Buy Right Now

What’s trend-proof, seasonless, and always in style? It isn’t a trick question; it’s lingerie.

While Bare Necessities starts with bras that make you feel your most confident, we also go beyond bras to the best sexy lingerie you’ll find in one place, from mild to wild.

Our expert sexy buyer Krista Molinaro brings together the little lacy pieces that look great, feel comfortable and boost your confidence. What could be better with Valentine’s Day right around the corner or, let’s be honest, any night you want to make more interesting?

Krista rounded up her top picks of our most popular lingerie to make browsing a breeze, so you can get to the fun faster.

“Just the right touch of peek-a-boo is what makes great lingerie. To me, sexy always still leaves a little something to the imagination,” says Krista, who recommends looking for what you would feel the most comfortable wearing. “You can feel sexy and still have coverage in a teddy or chemise or, if you’re looking to start a fire, you can bare more skin in an open cup or a crotchless panty.”

Read on for her can’t-go-wrong racy recommendations of the best lingerie.

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Must-Have Winter Styles: At Home for the Holidays

While the holidays have always been about cozying up at home with the people who give you the warm fuzzies, 2020 has taken that hardwired desire to hunker down and hibernate to the next level.

That’s why this season, Bare Necessities has prioritized your across-the-board call for comfort. From head-to-toe toasty pajamas to happy-go-comfy loungewear sets, an athletic aesthetic that goes beyond the gym to plush robes and slippers that pass for room service these days, we’ve rounded up everything you really want to be wearing.

The best part: You don’t have to forsake fashion to find the comfort you crave.

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Fall Fashion Has Never Been This Cozy

This year has shifted more than a little about the way we live, maybe for keeps. One of the changes we’re happiest about: cozy-casual daytime clothing is where it’s at from now on. (Pants? Those sounds vaguely familiar…)

As we head into the holiday season, we’re thinking about things that bring others (okay, and maybe also ourselves) that extra hit of comfort when we could really use it most. That is to say, these would all make for welcome gifts. And if there was ever was a year to get all that holiday shopping handled early and online, safe to say this would be it.

All dressed down with nowhere to go? Good, then you’re doing it right. See what we’re working with this fall-winter…

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The Sexiest Halloween Costumes & Costume Ideas For 2020

Halloween is creeping up on us, and we at Bare Necessities are here for it with our annual cheeky collection of lingerie costumes designed explicitly (and we do mean that literally) for the bedroom.

We’re all in favor of playing dress-up, whether you’re going out for your thrills or staying in and ignoring the doorbell. Because if now isn’t the time to try a little good ol’ fashioned role play, then when? Trust us, dahling, you’ll look boo-tiful.

Trick or treat, spicy or sweet—it’s your call, ghoulfriend. Whatever you do, whoever you decide to be, have yourself a fun Mischief Night and a hot Halloween.

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The Best Men’s Underwear You Can Buy in 2020

Maybe you’ve been together for a few months. Maybe it’s more like a million years. Regardless, at this point in your relationship with your man, you probably know him and his preferences better than he knows himself, which is how we’ve arrived here together, just us girls reading a men’s underwear shopping guide.

Multi-packs are definitely how it’s done in the menswear space, which makes things nice and easy, and fall is an opportune time to take inventory of what he’s got stashed in the drawer before restocking for winter and spring.

Just like with women’s bras and panties, so it goes with Bare Necessities and men’s underwear. Simply put, we carry the best options on the market—nay, in the world. Our buyers start by building a curated selection of basics for everyday wear, then add a dash of colors and patterns for interest. To cover all his bases, they round out the must haves with super-specific styles for good measure. And all of this is going on inside an elevated assortment of brands that removes the question of quality from the decision-making equation.

In other words, this should be quick and painless so you can get back to doing more interesting things (like, say, shopping for yourself).

Scroll on to find our top picks for men’s underwear across lots of key categories. By taking this one shopping to-do off his list, you’re now in charge of what you see in the morning; have fun with it.

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Leggings Awards: The Best Leggings in 2020

Sartorially speaking, there’s so much to love about fall, not least of which is the switch from shorts to leggings.

Already the building blocks of the well-rounded wardrobe, in 2020 terms, comfy, stylish leggings are more important than ever before. But which pairs promise to hold up and never let you down?

For that, we went to Bare Necessities buyers Kelly Morales and Megan Irvine. According to our sources, these are most legendary leggings.

Without further ado, check out our annual Leggings Awards winners.

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Fall Footwear Trends 2020: Fuzzy and Fabulous

For a little while longer, say goodbye to your high heels, ballet flats and trainers. The most essential shoes for working from home this fall are comfy-cozy UGG classics. Treading terrain both indoors and out, this highest-quality brand is a household name and, incidentally, it’s all we want to wear around the house at the moment.

Find out what’s currently in demand as well as what’s coming down the road from everyone’s fave fashion-plus-function footwear brand.

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Cozy Fashion & Loungewear Brands For Fall

Fall fashion as we once knew it involved a lot of tailoring: fitted blazers, A-line skirts in plaid wool, pants with waistbands. But since 2020 started upending pretty much everything, it feels completely unlike any other year…and we’re not necessarily mad at it.

All of a sudden, this season’s classics are cozy loungewear pieces. Polished looking yet supremely comfortable, the new power suit is now a sweatsuit; joggers are this year’s answer to trousers, and hoodies have taken the place of jackets.

With new-to-Bare Necessities brands that excel in this world of chic-comfort and more styles debuting every day, get set to find new go-tos that look as good in a Zoom meeting as they feel falling into bed. 

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Activewear Trends To Fall For

Working out is shaping up to look a little different this fall. While the gym may be canceled, you might be taking your fitness routine outdoors, virtual or in front of your TV. What doesn’t change is how important exercise is physically or how good it makes you feel mentally, whatever form it comes in.

Bare Necessities has your needs top of mind, from the industry’s best sports bras and performance underwear to the workout clothes that go with them. More than ever before, buyer Kelly Morales has sourced the industry’s best brands and styles (think Nike, Champion, Under Armour) that let you get your sweat on, from gentle yoga to a rigorous on-demand class—even post-workout activewear and sporty-ish athleisure (which lately also doubles as actual work wear).

Fitness newness is flowing in every day here, so keep checking back in our Activewear department. For the moment, check out some of our fall fitness favorites.

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New & Noteworthy from Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky fans have seriously strong underwear opinions. We’ve tried and tossed all the rest because we’re devoted to our brand for life. We know our cuts and our colors. We stock up. In multiples. We collect boxed sets. We covet the cheeky, everyday-sexy vibe only they can provide, because we feel so damn comfortable whenever we wear them.

What’s more: Time and time again, Hanky Panky has proven we can actually have that, all at the same time.

So what’s new with the shining star of our underwear drawers? We’re here to report on all the news that fits. Find out right now on the Bare Necessities blog.