Larissa’s Designer Picks: Summer Sundress Solutions

Hot summer days call for easy, comfy sundresses. But what to wear underneath? Here are a few of my favorite sundress solutions for summer dressing with minimal effort.

Tops & Bralettes

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Padded Bandeau

Signature Lace Padded Bandeau

Our multi-way signature lace bandeau with lightweight, breathable spacer fabric lining is going to become your new BFF (breast friend for summer). The pretty lace looks nice peeking out from low cut necklines, backs and armholes, and it’s available in 5 must-have colors, to coordinate with almost any outfit.

It can be worn strapless, criss-cross, halter-neck, or with straps straight over the shoulders. And, it’s held up with soft, non-irritating, silicone-free brushed elastic, so it’s super comfy. The spacer lining in front gives a great silhouette, and the back is lined in stretch tulle for a little extra support. Available in sizes XS to L and fits B/C cups best.

Hanky Panky Organic Cotton Crop Top

Organic Cotton Crop Top

I love this organic Supima® cotton crop top. As I’m fuller-busted, I wear them all summer long, layered over my more utilitarian underwire bras. The pretty lace straps cover my bra  straps, and the neckline hits at just the right spot to keep everything work-appropriate. Worn on its own, it’s also great as a low-support weekend lounge bralette. Available in black and white, in sizes XS to XL and 1X to 3X.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Removable Pad Bralette

Signature Lace Removable Pad Bralette

If you’re looking for a comfy bralette that won’t show under low-cut sundresses, look no further than our padded triangle bralette. The skinny 1/4″ elastic straps are easily concealed, while the low V-neckline and low back won’t peek out under open necklines. The padded cups give subtle shaping and coverage for AA to B cups under thin summer fabrics. Available in a variety of colors and prints in sizes XXS to L

Hanky Panky BARE Bralette in Toffee

BARE Bralette

For minimal shaping and concealment under lightweight summer dresses, try our BARE bralette. The raw-cut neckline lays flat under clothes and the technical fabric wicks moisture, keeping you dry and comfy on the most humid of days. It’s available in black and two of our best-selling skin-tones to blend under sheer summer fabrics. Fits AA to B cups best. Available in sizes XS to M.


Sometimes you just need the coverage and smoothness slips provide. Here are a couple of my favorites.

Hanky Panky Fitted Slip with Lace Plus Size

Fitted Slip With Lace

Our Hanky Panky Silky jersey offers coverage under summer sheers, while keeping you cool, thanks to its ultra lightweight, breathable qualities. Our fitted silky slip is available in black and mocha, in sizes XS to XL and 1X to 3X.

Silky 30” Convertible Slip

Silky 30” Convertible Slip

Our convertible slip is super versatile under almost any summer dress. The 30″ mini length ensures it won’t show under short dresses or high slits, and it can be worn strapless, criss-cross, halter-neck, or with traditional straight straps. Available in Mocha and Black in sizes XS to L.


Hanky Panky Signature Lace Bike Short

Signature Lace Bike Short

Swingy summer dresses and sweaty summer days sometimes require a little extra coverage underneath. Our Signature Lace bike shorts are super comfy, non-constricting, and cute! Available in black and chai, in sizes S to L.

Hanky Panky Silky Shorts 861254 & 861254X

Hanky Panky Silky Shorts

If you’re looking for a little more opacity and slipperiness under your dress, try our Silky shorts. They’re made of the same breathable, Hanky Panky Silky jersey as our slips, but keep you covered whether you’re doing cartwheels or caught by a sudden summer breeze. Available in sizes S to XL and 1X to 3X 

Organic Cotton Shirred-Back Betty Brief

Organic Cotton Shirred-Back Betty Brief

If shorts are just too much fabric in the summer heat, try a pair of our organic Supima® cotton undies, like these super cute shirred-back briefs.

-Larissa, Senior Designer

About Hanky Panky

In 1977, designer Gale Epstein created a hand-made lingerie set for her friend, Lida Orzeck, crafted out of embroidered handkerchiefs. The original designs were the inspiration for the company name, Hanky Panky. Blending traditional with modern glam looks, Hanky Panky is a fashion favorite of countless celebrities.
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