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Bras Are Dispensed Out Of Vending Machines Now

Many items come out of vending machines that are essential to my everyday life, like tampons and peanut M&Ms. If a new vending machine out of Japan takes hold, we’ll be able to get our brassieres on the quick, too. Lingerie brand Wacoal debuted their bra vending machine, which features a bust-sizing chart, at a store in the city of Shibuya, Japan. After you dispense your $30 into the machine and punch in your item choice on a keypad, your wireless bra is dispensed in clear baggies. Sure it’s a quirky idea, but bras are really something you want to make sure fit properly before you buy them. I’ll stick to M&Ms, thanks. [PSFKKotaku]

These Pregnant Models Looked So Beautiful At Lingerie Fashion Week

Lingerie brand You! specializes in maternity and nursing bras and underwear that are both stylish and comfortable. When designer and company founder Uyo Okebie-­Eichelberger planned her Spring/Summer 2014 show at Lingerie Fashion Week, she knew exactly what type of models she wanted to send down the catwalk: pregnant ones, in all their glowing, feminine, big-bellied glory. It’s so refreshing to see body diversity on the catwalk, isn’t it? After the jump, a couple more stunning photos from this unconventional fashion show! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

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My Life In Panties: 4 Pairs That I’ll Never Forget

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Back in April, I promised myself that I was going to do a much needed cleaning out my underwear drawer. I’m going to be real with you: it still hasn’t happened. Instead, all I’ve done is buy MORE panties. I can’t resist the seven pairs for $26.50 at Aerie. It’s such a good deal! So, when I discovered that after my latest panty spree, I really can’t close my underwear drawer, I knew my undie hoarding problem was getting serious. This is not the case with bras. I only own, like, three bras to my 300 pairs of underwear. The problem is that I get sentimentally attached to my undies and can’t throw them away. They are not panties, they are memories. The first step is talking about some of the most important (no longer necessary to keep) pairs in my underwear drawer. Maybe this will give me the strength to toss them … and the 265 other pairs I don’t need. Keep reading »

Controversial Elle MacPherson Intimates Ad Resurfaces Online

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This weekend, I found myself engaged in an impassioned conversation over Twitter with several women, among them Australia’s “Bra Queen” Renee Mayne, about a 2004 Elle MacPherson Intimates ad which resurfaced online. The image, which was reportedly made for print, magazine and newspaper ads in Australia, depicts a woman in lingerie, thigh-high stockings and high heels lying on a shag rug on the floor. The photo is snapped either through a mirror or a door, only showing the woman from her shoulders down as she lays on the ground. Her head, which is hung down or bent over, is hidden from view. Given her headless-ness, it’s fairly objectifying as far as lingerie images go —compared with, say, Victoria’s Secret ads which depict smiling women looking directly into the camera.

My main complaint about the ad was that it’s voyeuristic. As a viewer, you’re not entirely sure the subject is aware she’s being photographed while sexily dressed because the image was taken either through a door or a mirror. That’s too creepy for my liking. But a lot of women saw this ad and thought it implied a victim of rape or domestic abuse. Keep reading »

The Clap-Off Bra Will Change The World

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Imagine the possibilities!

It was just a matter of time before the sound-activated technology people used to turn lights on and off in the ’80s would be applied to our undergarments. The possibilities are endless with artist Randy Sarafan’s Clap-Off Bra. Seriously, you just clap your hands and the tit sling falls right off.  Just think: Inexperienced teenage boys will never have to suffer the embarrassment of fumbling with a hard-to-open clasp again. And women who are too lazy to take their bras off before bed will never wake up with another underwire injury. Strip teases will be done in record time. The whole world will be different! You can even learn how to make your own if you’re savvy like that. Because bras are complicated sometimes…even for those of us who wear them regularly. Now let’s sing: Clap on! Clap off! Clap on, clap off your bra! [Betabeat]

Debenhams, European Department Store, Won’t Airbrush Lingerie Models Anymore

  • Yesterday, Debenhams, a European department store, announced on Facebook that it is scaling back on airbrushing images of lingerie models, citing a “moral” imperative to portray women’s bodies more naturally. The store also offered an example of how one lingerie model would have been retouched (um, everywhere) with before-and-after photos — see above! [Yahoo]
  • A committee in New Jersey’s Assembly has advanced a bill that would ban licensed therapists from trying to “convert” or “repair” gay minors. It now heads to the NJ Assembly and Senate. [CBS Local]
  • Republican Rep. Trent Franks is backtracking on yesterday’s comment about how pregnancy resulting from rape is rare. [Talking Points Memo] Keep reading »

Jockey Wants To Simplify The Bra-Fitting Process By Adding 55 New Sizes

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Thanks to some very intimate prodding and squeezing by a Nordstrom lingerie specialist, I know my bra size is 36F, although sometimes 38E might be a better choice, and then there’s that one brand in which a 34D is the only size that works, and another which will barely contain my breasts even if I venture into the G cups. Don’t even get me started on how I have two bras of the exact same size, style, and brand, and one of them fits perfectly while the other’s underwire cuts into my armpit like a slow, ineffectual assassin. The moral of this story? Bra sizes are a ridiculous, confusing mess. After eight years of research, Jockey has announced a new solution: 55 new bra sizes. Say whaaaat? Keep reading »

Model Kylie Bisutti Slams Victoria’s Secret, VS Bites Back

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Victoria’s Secret is not happy with model Kylie Bisutti. Earlier this week, Bisutti, who says she left modeling to focus on her Christianity, says she was harshly treated by the lingerie brand. After winning a VS Angel modeling competition in 2009, Bisutti says she was floored by the way the brand treated women. Now she’s written a novel called I’m No Angel, which chronicles her VS days. On Wednesday, The New York Post ran an excerpt from Angel,  in which Bisutti details how she “felt like a piece of meat.” Keep reading »

Ladies, Meet Your Bras

Most of us have a lingerie drawer that’s overflowing with bras that serve a very specific purpose, from making our breasts look three sizes bigger than they actually are to smashing them into an immovable uni-boob for our trips to the gym. A great comic called “Bras We Have Known” has been making the rounds on Tumblr, and it illustrates each of these trusty undergarments, for example, “The Workhorse,” shown above. After the jump, check out three more types of bras you almost certainly own… Keep reading »

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Thinx Underwear Makes Your Having Period A Party! (Um, No Not Really)

We’ve all heard/seen/experienced that moment of horror when there’s a blood stain on your pants. Whether it happened at the grocery store or in front of your besties, it’s kinda embarrassing. But have no fear, a new line of underwear has been developed to prevent that from ever happening again! Enter Thinx: a “period underwear” company started by 3 young women. The company’s slogan is: “Underwear for the 21st century. No more worries or embarrassment — just full support and style!”. The line of underwear starts at $28 and goes all the way to $78 for the fanciest pair. They range from the every day hip hugger style to special shapewear ones with two mini heating pad inserts. Wait…what?! This pair of panties has a secret compartment for heating pads?! Yes, this $68 “Shapewear Comfy Thinx” design has 2 heating pad compartments. Read more…

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