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The Japanese Have Invented Ice Bras To Keep Breasts Cool

Yes, there is more important news about President Barack Obama expressing his public support for marriage equality. But these are bras with ice in them. They are from Japan, and they were created in response to the shutdown of the country’s nuclear reactors following the Fukushima catastrophe. This means that Japanese citizens are encouraged to avoid using air conditioners. Finally — women will have a way to keep their breasts cool and nipples erect for days on end. Gentlemen, consider this a consolation prize while you sweat your balls off, because there is no such contraption for you … yet. Read more …

Aerie Is Selling Bras As Shirts Now

I love a corset, personally. But when is a corset top not really a corset and actually just a bra? That’s a delicate question the folks over at Aerie should be asking themselves, since they’ve launched a line of “Concert Bras,” which they say are made to be worn under clothes or, you know, on their own.

Each of the 20 or so bras comes with the exact same descriptor: “Made to be seen. Made to dance. Layer under a tank or wear it on its own…” Looking at the three bras featured on the “Concert Bra” section of the site, I could see reasonably wearing the two on the right without a top over them. But the one on the left? It seems a tad revealing to be worn out in public to a non-beach-going area. But okay, let’s say you’re comfortable in that bra, would you wear one of the following, sans shirt, outside of your house?

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12 Extra Special & Bizarrely Awesome Bras

This weekend, I was taking a cooking class with a friend when I was overcome with annoyance that my lips were chapped and my lip balm was tucked inside my purse all the way across the room. “Grr, I need lipbalm!” I whispered. “No problem!” my friend replied, reaching down the front her shirt and whipping out a tube of Chapstick.

We’re good enough friends that I don’t have any qualms with using Chapstick that was nestled between her bosoms (she later explained that the bra she was wearing is so roomy that she can store stuff inside the cups); but for those ladies who would prefer to store their miscellaneous crap alongside their own titties, there’s this miraculous invention: the Joey Bra! The Joey Bra has build-in pockets for stowing away everything from your credit cards to your iPhone, with no one the wiser. Why didn’t anyone think of this before? Genius! I’ll have to tell my friend to get one — as soon as she gets properly sized, that is. [$19.99, Joey Bra]

All bras are not created equal! Let’s take a look at some other over-the-shoulder boulder holders than dare to be different.

8 Things You Should Never Do Braless

Recently, Miley Cyrus was caught doing a little braless car shopping. The no-bra thing wasn’t totally terrible on its own, but her ratty, old T-shirt sent things over the edge. But hey, apparently she got a good deal on the car, so maybe her braless look was a carefully executed strategy.

Ladies, with certain articles of clothing, going braless can be totally appropriate. But there are some things you really shouldn’t do without a bra on. Check out our list so you can avoid Miley’s mistake. Read more

“What’s Your Nude?” Campaigns For More Brown Bras

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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]

Victoria’s Secret Launches High-End Collection

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Victoria's Secret Launches High-End Collection

Victoria’s Secret may be the biggest mass merchandiser of lingerie, but as anyone who has worn their bras can attest to, their offerings have a tendency to be shoddy at best. Sure, the deals they do on their underwear are nice (3 for $10 is pretty much unbeatable), but VS is undeniably on the lower end of the lingerie spectrum. In fact, they don’t even sell my size, and let me tell you: it’s not that uncommon. Before I knew about the existence of other lingerie stores, when I thought Victoria’s Secret was the place for bras, sales associates squeezed me into ill-advised sizes and styles that had me looking like a child hooker. Take into account December’s revealing expose on the company’s employment of child laborers for their cotton production (while advertising their garments as fair trade, no less), and I wouldn’t be mad if I never set foot in one of those oppressively fragrant stores ever again. It seems to me like the brand must be feeling the heat of competitors, because they’ve just introduced a high-end line called The Victoria’s Secret Designer Collection. It will include “European” lace, chiffon, and embroidery on a line of bras, baby dolls, kimonos, $38 underwear, and even a corset, which will run you $298. They sold out quickly after debuting on VictoriasSecret.com yesterday, but the collection will hit 13 stores nationwide in June. Call me crazy, but I think I’ll keep giving my business to Figleaves. [Refinery29]

Ask The Underwear Expert: “Help My Post-Pregnancy Boobs!”

You’ve given birth and now your boobs are just … different. How do you find a bra for post-pregnancy breasts — one that doesn’t smoosh ‘em down, but doesn’t turn ‘em into crazy bullet boobs either. We took it to our resident underwear expert Brianna, and she’s kindly answered our pressing breast questions after the jump. And remember, if you’ve {encode=”julie@thefrisky.com” title=”got a question”} for Brianna, we’ll be happy to send it along! Keep reading »

Infographic: What Your Bra Says About You (On A Date)

Hey ladies! (And some dudes!) In honor of Bra Recycling Month (this is an actual, real thing and not just some creepy internet guy trying to get you to send him your old bras) we’re addressing that age-old question: If you hook up on a date, what can a guy tell about you from your choice in bra?

As it turns out, if you obsess about which over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder to pull from the ol’ bra(wer) drawer, you’re totally justified. We can tell quite a bit about you from the type of breast support you rely on. Keep reading »

Lingerie For Little Girls? Yep, A French Company Went There

Forget about candy-colored bra and panty sets from Target; there’s ickier underwear for little girls afoot. It’s lingerie, to be exact, although the French line Jours Aprés Lunes calls it “loungerie,” because it is for lounging around instead of, uh, looking sexy prior to f**king . Why, praytell, would girls ages four through 12 want to wear lingerie? To look like mommy, of course. This shouldn’t be a surprise, seeing as little girls are painting their nails, and getting facials and spray tans just like “big girls” these days. Companies will introduce “new” adult products to little girls any way they can as a way to make more money. Keep reading »

The Dos & Don’ts Of Going Braless

When it’s hot and sticky out, no one wants to wear more than the bare minimum when it comes to clothing and it seems as though the free-flowing braless trend is on the rise this summer. Want to ditch the tight, pinching, underwire contraption that’s ruled your life ever since puberty and let the girls breathe for a day? Just be sure to stick to these tips and you should be just fine. Keep reading »

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