A lingerie shop in Sundsvall, Sweden, is in trouble for requiring that employees wear placards revealing their boob size. A Swedish employment tribunal (which sounds more smiley and blond than frightening) found the company guilty of gender discrimination, and awarded employees financial compensation for the gaffe. Keep reading »
French lingerie line Valega made some weird boob cartoons to promote their Finally Together push up bra. The ads feature animated breasts (with arms and legs) joyfully reuniting. In this commercial, right and left breasts meet at the airport and engage in a highly disturbing nipple bumping squishfest. The other spots take place respectively at a ship dock and on the set of a TV game show. I’ve included them after the jump for your viewing pleasure (maybe pleasure isn’t the right word). Breast anthropomorphism frightens me. [Ad Week] Keep reading »
A few weeks ago, I bought a gorgeous dress to wear to a wedding, but had a minor panic attack when I realized that, because I couldn’t wear a bra with it, I’d be accessorizing with major nip action. Not exactly appropriate for the occasion, you know? I can’t stand a strapless bra; every one I’ve ever tried has either been horribly uncomfortable or refused to stay up properly. So I sucked it up and decided to conquer my fear of stick-on bras. A shop girl recommended the seamless NuBra, assuring me it was comfortable and would never be detected under my slinky dress. And she was right! The NuBra stayed on super securely all night and made my boobs look better than they would have had I gone bra-less. Sure, it looks a little silly and would have required some explanation had I gotten lucky that night (I didn’t), but whatever. Oh, and best of all, it’s reusable. Just keep it in its handy storage container so the sticky side doesn’t dry out and carefully hand wash when necessary. The NuBra comes in cup sizes A-D and a few different shades of “nude” to match all skin tones. Totally tit-tastic! [$58, Macy's]
An unnamed, 26-year-old Russian woman has been charged with murdering a man with her bra. Allegedly drunk, the woman and her boyfriend went next door to ask her 65-year-old neighbor for cash to to buy more booze. When the man refused, the woman beat him and then took her bra off and strangled him with it.
Yes, this is an awful crime. This innocent man did not deserve to die at the hands of this terrible woman and her brassiere. But let’s glean what good we can from it, shall we? Women, should you find yourself in a life-threatening situation know that you are wearing a self-defense weapon under your T-shirt. [Mirror UK]
Fairest shmairest! Let’s get real about beauty and body image. Mirror, Mirror is a column running every other Thursday on The Frisky. It is written by Brooklyn-based columnist, freelance writer, and bagel enthusiast, Kate Fridkis who also writes the blog Eat the Damn Cake. You can follow her on Twitter at @eatthedamncake.
A funny thing happened in the heat. I briefly forgot about my breasts.
Which you’d think would be an easy thing to do, considering how small they are. But it isn’t, because I’ve been busy trying to make sure I look like a real woman and stuff. It goes like this: My padded bra is like a wig on a bald person. I only appear to have long, lustrous hair when, in fact, this is all a clever trick. I only appear to have long, lustrous boobs …or, you know, just boobs.
My padded bra makes me feel comfortable, normal. It’s a disguise. I can blend into any crowd when I’m wearing it. People who glance at me won’t give me a second thought. “Oh, just another woman with some boobs.”
But it’s a lie! When I take the very padded bra off, there’s a different story underneath. A story about some very small breasts. Breasts that, for whatever reason, decided they were done before they hit the “done” stage (stage 5 in the What’s Happening To My Body? Book For Girls). That book convinced me that there was hope when there wasn’t any. Just one more stage, and they’d fill out pleasantly. They’d be little adorable balloons, perched on my chest, soft and proud and round. Keep reading »
A bra gun holster probably makes more sense to ardent NRA fans and gun-owners. Right? I hope so, because as much as I believe in a lady’s right to own a gun, carrying it between her ta-tas sounds like a terrible idea. The $40 Flashbang Bra Gun Holster is a Kydex pouch, molded to fit the special model of gun, and it attaches to the piece of bra fabric between your two cups. The gun doesn’t hide in your boobs; it actually hangs free under them. Pistol-packing lasses can whip the gun free by merely yanking it — after reaching down the front of their shirt first, of course. I’d be way too afraid I’d shoot myself in the boob, or worse, to pack heat in my bazoombas. I wonder what the NRA’s stance is on reconstructive breast surgery for dopey accidents. [Wired]
I’m not a particularly girly-girl when it comes to underthings, and thongs scare the crap out of me. I prefer full coverage on my butt, thank you very much. But just because a girl wants her ass to be fully swathed in fabric, doesn’t mean she wants to forgo sexiness. That’s why I’m totally feeling this underwear set from Pins and Needles. Cute, but not too frilly, retro, but not to the point of looking costume-y, this floral bra and panty set feels totally fresh. [Bra, $24; Panty, $16, Urban Outfitters]
If you head to the store looking for a nude bra, you’ll see shades of cream, tan, and light pink: in other words, the “nude” options are tailored predominantly to Caucasian skin tones. Tara Raines thinks it’s about time bra makers embraced a more diverse definition of nude, which is why she started the “What’s Your Nude?” campaign, and chose February 1st (the first day of African American History Month) as the official day of action. Want to support the cause? Contact your favorite bra maker and ask for more brown bras. Log on to Facebook and like the “What’s Your Nude” page (facebook.com/morebrownbras). And most importantly, spread the word! As Raines told Women’s Wear Daily: “Women of color deserve to look and feel sexy, and a big part of that is looking like ourselves.” [Madame Noire]
Yes, you are seeing this correctly. That is a woman bungee jumping into a sea of cleavage. In fact, lots of London ladies took the plunge. It’s all part of Wonderbra’s campaign to encourage you to buy their new Ultimate Plunge bra — the deepest cleavage bra invented. Because flaunting your cleave can be scary, but not as scary as taking a flying leap off of a crane and into boobs. An image of the model Adriana Cernanova was projected onto London’s Battersea Power Station especially for the occasion. i don’t know about you, but the “cutesy-ness” of this little stunt doesn’t change my mind in the slightest about bungee jumping. Nor does it motivate me to purchase this bra. I was never scared of my cleavage in the first place. I don’t have any. [Daily Mail UK]