Summer Undergarments to the Rescue

We all need a little support in different areas. To complete your look, the true finishing touch may be building your foundation correctly.

Sometimes this is as easy as selecting the correct bra. I find that a good racer back bra is an absolute necessity come summertime. For casual everyday, I love the lace bralettes by Coobie. They run a little snug, so size up. The racer back detail adds coverage and looks intentional with many dresses and tops. It looks a lot better than your standard t-shirt bra straps — or worse, hooks! — showing through that cute keyhole detail in the back of your dress.

For dressier occasions, if wearing a black dress, the black lace bralette could possibly be an option, depending entirely on the neckline and style of dress, and, of course, the event!


But the solid go-to is the sticky bra, where you know nothing will show. Just make sure your sticky bra is new enough. If it is the dead of summer, it needs to still have enough stick to make it through a bit of perspiration.


Spanx Shorts are high-waisted miracle shapers and an absolutely a go-to for those summer dresses. Not only do they flatten your tummy, smooth your buttocks, and tone your thighs, I find they give me a little bit more pep in my step. I’m not as concerned with an accidental flash, so it allows me to move a little bit livelier and enjoy myself…without risking an inappropriate summer dress wardrobe malfunction.


All of these lovely ingredients to foundation success are available at Kiskadee! And, of course…if you want to work on more permanent solutions — like killer arms and more — we will dress you in the best athletic gear and send you down to see Kat at Ascend Cycle to tone those thighs and squeeze those glutes and across the street to Megan at Mind the Mat where her Pilates Boot Camp will give you those svelte arms and strong core!


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Sarah moved to Alexandria in 2013 with her then boyfriend, now husband, from New England. She has worked in a variety of retail settings, in addition to law firms, non-profits, and even as a government contractor. After briefly entertaining an idea of a career with the USDA, she decided to come back full time to her one true love, helping women find their voice and confidence through clothes. With a background in small boutiques, personal styling, and fashion merchandising, she brings honest opinions and creative apparel solutions for each individual person and shop she works with. She is officially back at her stomping ground, Kiskadee, where her venture into Alexandria retail all began.

Looking for a killer cocktail number for the latest party? Shoes for running around town? Eye-catching separates for lunch at Cheesetique? Kiskadee has you covered. A favorite destination in the heart of Del Ray, shopping this boutique is akin to browsing your friend's lust-worthy closet. Kiskadee is fun, flirty and full of original designers,a ll presented to you with a focus on personal service. You will always be welcomed by a friendly face, eager to assist!

2205 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301


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