Posts tagged "bras"

The KK Cup Replaces The K Cup As The Biggest Bra Size On High Street

As a sometimes-proud member of the itty bitty titty committee, it's really difficult for me to imagine needing a K cup bra, let alone a KK cup. I'm in the minority, however, as the average size of women's breasts has increased over the years, as a result of weight gain, cosmetic surgery, and other unknow…

By: Annika Harris / May 5, 2010

New Fruit Of The Loom Bras Let You Mix & Match Cup Sizes

It's a sad fact, but breasts aren't exactly symmetrical. Most of us have nearly matching pairs, but some women have two completely different cup sizes, forcing them to wear a bra to fit the larger breast and accommodate for the smaller breast with padding or a prosthetic. However, Fruit of the Loom and Amazon have…

By: Annika Harris / April 30, 2010

What’s The Weirdest Thing You’ve Ever Found In Your Bra?

What's a girl to do when you go out drinking sans purse and pockets? Your ID and phone sure aren't walking themselves to the bar. If you're anything like CJ and her well-endowed friends, you let your bra do double duty as both rack support and small-item storage. From reader responses, it looks like CJ'…

By: Lemondrop / April 3, 2010

American Bra Sizes Keep Growing And Growing

It's no secret that Americans are getting fatter each decade (obesity rates have doubled since 1980), but the news isn't all bad. The upside to our bigger waistlines? Bigger bustlines to go with them! In fact, in the last ten years, the median bra size in the U.S. has grown from 36C to 36DD! And…

By: Wendy Atterberry / March 23, 2010

How Old Is “Too Old” To Go Braless?

Oh la la ... French first lady Carla Bruni has stirred up a bit of controversy after she went visibly braless to a state dinner. Clearly, there are certain outfits that just don't allow for a bra, or require some extremely crafty lingerie, but Bruni's choice—a simple Roland Mouret dress, a long-sleeved number with a…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 5, 2010

Say Hello To The Shoe Bra

I am dying to get my hands on one of these new shoe bras. I'm not sure how much support I'll get, but I feel like they may come in handy if I ever meet a guy who has lost his shoes. Check out actress Louise Bourgoin modeling the sexy lopsided look for GQ France…

By: Susannah Breslin / February 22, 2010

Is The Shoulder Pad Bra On Your Shopping List?

The pronounced shoulder is definitely here for another season, but that doesn't mean we all can go out and splurge on a Helmut Lang blazer. Fortunately, shoulder pad bras are also available this season for those that have a commitment phobia when it comes to flighty fashion trends. These bras will give the favorite piece…

By: Annika Harris / January 4, 2010

How Do We Feel About The Pointy Bra?

The Daily Mail reports that conical bras, made popular by '50s icons Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell and then again by Madonna in the '80s, are making a big comeback. Not only did the bras make appearances on recent catwalk collections, sales have had a huge increase, with some styles selling as much as 33…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 4, 2009

The World’s Most Expensive Mastectomy Bra

Crazy expensive, bejeweled bras are nothing new. Heidi Klum freakin' wears one in every Victoria's Secret runway show. But why should Heidi have all the spendy chest candy to herself? Here's something different and dedicated to a great cause: Luxury lingerie company Di Murini has developed a Swarovski-studded mastectomy bra that weighs in at $1,931.58,…

By: Erin Flaherty / September 24, 2009

What’s The Longest Acceptable Amount Of Time You Can Go Without Washing A Bra?

Over on Slate, a male reader wrote to Dear Prudence, asking whether it was normal that his girlfriend of six months has been wearing the same bra every day for two weeks. Was she unhygienic, or simply a normal gal? Prudie responded, saying she polled some of the cleanest women she knows and they wash…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 28, 2009

Chesty La Rue? Jessica Simpson To The Rescue!

The empire that is Jessica Simpson keeps expanding. (Sigh.) From her humble music roots, she's moved on to hair extensions, shoes, bikinis and now plus-sized bras. Simpson latest launch is designed exclusively for girls with fuller busts (good news for those of you who complained about this dilemma!). The bras will be part of a…

By: Zandile Blay / August 5, 2009

Marilyn Monroe’s Curves Got A Boost With Early Wonderbra Prototype

Marilyn Monroe's old underwear is going up for auction this weekend and her bra alone is expected to fetch up to £2,000 (about $3,285). And you thought your bras were expensive! This is no ordinary bra though, of course. In addition to being worn by one of the most famous and arguably sexiest women of…

By: Wendy Atterberry / July 16, 2009

Finally, A Bra For The Less-Endowed

I´ve been a card carrying member of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee since puberty. If we have this in common, then let´s rejoice and burn our padded bras together: there´s a new over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder just for pebbles like ours. It's called the Itty Bitty Bra and it does what it says: covers your itty-bitties and make…

By: Zandile Blay / June 18, 2009

Online Lingerie Sale Listings

We love fancy undies here at The Frisky, but when it comes to a decision between some good 'ol cotton briefs for $10 and a lacy, do-me-now pair totally taking advantage of our wallets for $100, granny panties sometimes win. But in a world where pretty much everything is on sale these days, pretty pantie…

By: Lily Q / June 9, 2009

Working Girl: How To Stay Sexy At The Office

Unless you are lucky enough to work at The Frisky, chances are, you have to tone down the fashion factor for your work wardrobe. Sadly corporate culture condemns otherwise stylish girls to hide their individual look and makes them and conform to Dr. Evil-esque suits. What is an adventuress girl stuck in a boring suit…

By: Ali Jawin / May 30, 2009

The Racktrap: A Reason To Dig Into Your Bra

Handbags haven't gone out of style, but retailers keep coming up with different ways for women to transport their money and other essentials. We've already deemed the Cap-Sac a fashion don't. But the Racktrap is a whole different story. It is a small, flat wallet that fits perfectly inside your bra regardless of your cu…

By: Annika Harris / May 19, 2009

“Smart Memory Bra” Perfects The Lady Boner

Ladies, hold on to your boobs. There's yet another product that promises to give us big breasts—even if we don't want 'em. The new Smart Memory Bra is made of heat-sensitive foam that inflates and deflates based on body temperature. What this means: When you (and your chest) get hot and bothered, the bra will…

By: Lily Q / May 18, 2009

Quick Pic: Has The Recession Really Come To This?

Have we been hit so hard by the recession that women have started making tank tops from men's briefs? We hope not.

By: Annika Harris / May 11, 2009

Tricky Bras For Tricky Dresses

I've always been a bit envious of friends who could go sans bra without feeling crazy self-conscious. That level of hippie-esque chest freedom, I figured, has to be awesome. So, I tried it and going braless is definitively not awesome, if you ask me. That said, being married to a bra shouldn't keep you from…

By: Lily Q / May 3, 2009

Women Who Rock: Ida Rosenthal

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. IDA ROSENTHAL (1866-1973) Ida Rosenthal has had an uplifting effect on virtually every woman in America, though her name may not be instantly recognizable. Rosenthal was the inventor of the modern bra. She was also the embodiment of…

By: Nancy Lichtenstein / March 18, 2009