Welcome to ‘Teen Vogue Tries,’ a series where Teen Vogue editors try out some of the newest releases – from fashion to beauty and beyond – to help you go beyond the hype.
If you have been following Kim Kardashian’s Skims line for a while, chances are you’ve had your eye on the Skims Cotton Collection more than once. Though relatively new (compared to its shapewear), Skims’ Cotton collection is one of the most popular from the brand. It’s all over Instagram and, more often than not, sold out — until now.
Skims’ Cotton Collection features two sublines: Cotton Jersey and Cotton Rib. They are both lauded as comfortable, everyday classics. While Cotton Jersey features pieces that mold to your figure to offer comfort, Cotton Rib is its more Instagrammable, lounge-appropriate sister (that’s equally comfortable). The Cotton Collection is available in five core colors (Bone, Mineral, Kyanite, and Soot) and seven additional seasonal hues like Chocolate, Sedona, Umber, and Rose Clay. All pieces come in sizes XXS—4X.
If you’ve been meaning to try out some of the cotton pieces first hand, now’s the time: Skims had a big restock on September 21 and four Teen Vogue editors got to try some of the most coveted Cotton Jersey pieces to help you make your selection. Here’s what we feel you need to know before buying!
Liz Coulbourn — COTTON JERSEY MOCK NECK TANK + COTTON JERSEY CHEEKY TANGA in Medium, Bone
I’m not usually one to spend much money on shapewear or lingerie. Instead, I try to convince myself that more affordable options get the job done, so it’s safe to say I’ve been pretty skeptical about Skims — is it good or just good marketing? Either way, It’s hard to ignore the massive hype surrounding the brand, so I was very excited to try out the Cotton Jersey collection.
This week, I took full advantage of work-from-home and sported the cotton jersey mock neck tank with the cheeky tanga bottoms around my apartment. And I can officially now say I’m the newest member of the Skims fan club. Both the tank and bottoms are buttery soft and super stretchy, something I think we all look for in an undergarment. From what I can tell so far, the material seems durable and ready to withstand my soon-to-be constant wear and dodgy NYC washer/dryer.
Although the tank is a bit on the sheer side, I plan on lounging around in it and, with some nipple pasties or a thin bra, dressing it up and wearing it out on the town. As for the cheeky tangas, both the cut and stretch are perfect examples of what I prefer for my underwear. As someone with larger hips and butt, they hug all the right places, supporting rather than constricting, unlike a lot of other thick-banded panties I’ve tried. Ignoring my non-existent lingerie budget, I’m now prepared to clear out my current underwear drawer and stock it with only Skims.
COTTON JERSEY MOCK NECK TANK
COTTON JERSEY CHEEKY TANGA
Aiyana Ishmael — COTTON JERSEY T-SHIRT + COTTON JERSEY LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRT in 3X, Soot
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