Pretty Underpinnings For All Your Oscars-Inspired Dresses

This year, my birthday falls on the same night as the Oscars—which means I'll need to outshine the red carpet this weekend. But between the plunging necklines and unconventional straps involved, trying to figure out what goes underneath fancy dresses almost requires an engineering degree.

Since your go-to nude strapless bra won't work under everything (contrary to popular belief) and going bra-less is just a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen, let the below guide teach you what to layer under the hardest-to-wear dresses—all of which I'm obsessed with, in case anybody's still looking to buy a last-minute birthday present...

Avoid fashion emergencies with Va Bien's sexy-but-practical underthing. The brand's new iPad app, conveniently launching on Sunday (just in time for the Oscars!), shows you exactly what to wear under your red carpet-ready dress.

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