It's not every day you find yourself interviewing a supermodel in Italy, but that's exactly what I was doing last week. (Do I sound obnoxious yet?) Intimissimi invited me to the brand's hometown of Verona to attend its annual lingerie fashion show, so I got to interview brand ambassador Irina Shayk shortly before she took her front-row seat at the event. Of course, I took the opportunity to ask her about all things lingerie.
Considering that she's been modeling lingerie for over a decade—beginning when Intimissimi discovered her 12 years ago in Moscow—it's no surprise that she'd pick up a few tips along the way. "Definitely choose a bra that is the right size," Shayk told me." I have tried to get a bra that is a little smaller because it gives me a better push-up, but at the end of the day, that doesn't work because you have to find the right fit and shape for you."
I also asked Shayk about her go-to lingerie basics—keep scrolling down for her answers. And when I pressed further about more daring lingerie trends, Shayk said that she's open-minded when it comes to just about every trend. "The funny part is I would wear everything," Shayk responded when I gave her a list of trends, including garter belts, granny panties, and sheer bras. "It all depends on your mood, the occasion, and what you're wearing." Without further ado, scroll down for three basics Irina Shayk swears by.
Wireless Triangle Bras
"A wireless triangle bra is very comfortable to travel in," Shayk told us. "You can take it from day to night; you don't have to change. It could be lace or silk."
"In a G-string, you can wear a tight skirt or jeans and you feel sexy," Shayk told me. "You don't have to worry about the lines. I would go with black, white, and nude. I've found myself sometimes waking up and thinking Let me put on a bright G-string under my sweatpants to feel sexy."
"You can definitely do high-waisted underwear to give you a little more support. Or you can even wear granny panties when you go to bed; I like to wear something very comfortable to bed."