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Summer is a time for backless dresses, strappy sandals and sun-kissed faces.

But it’s also a time for exposed bra straps, foot blisters and shiny foreheads. To avoid these fashion faux pas, New York/Washington D.C. style consultant Lani Rosenstock offers her list of favorite undergarments and other summer essentials.

Double-stick tape
Summer attire welcomes many sticky situations like falling straps and hems. Luckily there’s Hollywood Fashion’s Red Carpet Assortment of double-stick tapes. The assortment comes with strips and shapes in all sizes so you can combat any potential fashion faux pas. 

Foot cushions

With the warm weather comes more walking, dancing and general frolicking, so protect those feet with Foot Petals’ ball-of-foot cushions. The Silver Rose Tip Toes, which are virtually invisible in your shoes, help prevent calluses from forming, protect bones and tissue and cushion the sensitive area of your feet. Worn with hose, they prevent shoes from sliding.

Blotting papers
Does the summer heat make you shiny? Don’t sweat it. The Supernatural Blotting Papers, which come in 100-sheet packs, provide just the solution. Remember, dewy summer skin is always sexy; shiny isn’t.

Backless bra
With so many styles of summer dresses, finding a bra that remains invisible under them can be nearly impossible. But you can find support in a backless and wireless underwire bra such as the Sassybax bra by Bare Necessities. The bra comes with silicone adhesive inside the top and bottom of the cups. Best of all, the adhesive lasts up to 50 wears.

Blister block
Summer doesn’t have to take a toll on your feet. At least not with Band-Aid’s Active Friction Block Stick. The stick’s lubricated and invisible formula instantly reduces rubbing from your shoes that can cause blisters. It’s perfect for sandals or other open-toed shoes.

Convertible bra
Another bra option for the summer’s versatile styles is the convertible bra, such as Le Mystere No. 9 by Bare Necessities. This seamless, push-up bra converts to criss-cross, halter or strapless. What more versatility could you ask for during a recession? 

T-shirt bra
Seamless T-shirt bras are a necessity for summer, as lacy numbers just look odd under T-shirts. The Le Mystere: Tisha T-Shirt bra by Bare Necessities offers smooth, seamless support. Skin-toned undergarments are always a better choice than white or colored, as they offer the least show.

Nipple covers
Summer is a perfect time to expose more than you intend to, whether it’s by the pool or in the air-conditioned office. Hollywood CoverUps are perfect under sheer tops, dresses and swimwear. Best of all, they can be reused 10 times or more.

Foot cream
Take care of your feet just as meticulously as you would the rest of your body. After all, your feet are your foundation. Origin’s Step Lively energizing foot cream contains Mentha Piperita and wintergreen that will travel across the reflex points in your feet to channel energy through your body.

Strappy strips
Tis the season to get married. Foot Petals’ strappy strips are especially good for bridesmaids and brides, as shoes can slip and ache all the way down the aisle. These thin strips prevent straps of any shoe from cutting, rubbing, or causing blisters or red marks.

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