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]
Sometimes brands are so dopey that you almost feel bad for them for not realizing they were being racist. (Almost.) First Paul Frank were ding-dongs with their Native American tee-pees-and-tomahawks party on Fashion’s Night Out. And now Victoria’s Secret is selling an outfit called “Sexy Little Geisha” featuring an “Oriental” patterned fan and hair sticks with tassles to put in your hair. Keep reading »
Yesterday morning, I woke up and before getting out of bed, I checked my email on my iPhone and opened up one of the 10 million sale alerts I get from various brands. This one was for Aerie, a sub-brand of American Eagle Outfitters that I love for their affordable bras and undies. The deal was for one of their style of bras, but I was far more interested in the panties the model was wearing, because they were sheer enough in the crotch to reveal a whole lot of vagina. Whoa, visible vagina in my inbox, I thought. Or there should have been. I pinched and zoomed in. What the hell has happened to her vag? Keep reading »
I bought a pair of these panties in black lace for the same reason anyone buys anything at Target: I was there to buy a box of Luna Bars and saw them hanging on a rack under a big $5 sign. I knew they were cute and cheap, but I didn’t know they would quickly become my new favorite underwear: they’re sexy, comfy, and with just the right amount of stretch, they’re totally flattering. And yeah, did I mention they’re $5 a pop? I’m about to grab a few more colors, and I encourage you to join me! [$5, Target]
Oopsie! Sears accidentally posted a photo with a fully exposed nipple on their website. According to Gawker, the racy image for the Morris Babydoll Mesh & Lace lingerie set was taken, nipple and all, directly from the original seller, Fright Depot, a Halloween website.
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Lace, satin and ribbons, oh my! We scoured the internet to come up with the sexiest, sultriest, sweetest pieces of plus-size lingerie, and boy, have we got some hot numbers. From waist-cinching corsets to romantic baby dolls, there’s something for every plus-size lady to feel good in. Check ‘em out above!
Katie Holmes is indulging in some hardcore retail therapy following her split from Tom Cruise—and the “closet’s worth” of new clothes she has reportedly purchased includes $14,200 worth of lingerie, Australia’s News Network reports by way of the National Enquirer. “She also bought 15 pairs of pricey Christian Louboutin shoes and went on a tear at Barneys New York department store, buying a closet’s worth of clingy cocktail dresses and power suits to wear to auditions and meetings,” says a source, adding that Holmes also hired a $9,500-per-month personal trainer. Read more…
Two weeks ago, I went for a bra fitting. Having been told by dozens of style experts that 137 percent of women wear the wrong bra size, I fully expected to be told that my 34C was FAR too small/big/narrow/high/thick/whatever for my frame. Miraculously, the lingerie shop owner confirmed that I was already wearing the correct size. I will admit to feeling slightly smug about this.
My smugness dissipated as she began to show me a dazzling assortment of silky, frilly, and coyly transparent bras in every style and shape imaginable. I’d worn my one cute bra to the fitting: A satin leopard print that fit beautifully, but featured thick straps and strangely stodgy detailing. Somehow, just glimpsing the universe of beautiful underthings that I’d been studiously ignoring for the past 20 years made me feel anxious. Virtually all of my friends wore and adored gorgeous lingerie, but I’d dismissed it as a frivolous expense and focused on flattering but practical underthings for myself. Yet as I discussed the physics of bras with the owner — learning about underwire placement, the importance of band fitting, and how different styles would achieve different silhouettes — I knew I needed to formulate a plan. A panty plan. Read more…
Aarthi Ramamurthy and Michelle Lam, the founders of a new lingerie website called True & Co., worked at Microsoft before making the leap into the world of undergarments, which might explain their approach to identifying the perfect bra: they built an algorithm. Here’s how it works: True & Co. customers answer a series of questions about cup size, favorite brands, clothing fit, breast shape, and even weight loss patterns; based on this information, the website suggests a customized selection of bras. For a $45 deposit, you get five bras to try on at home, and if you don’t like any of them, you can send them back for free and get your deposit back. Sounds pretty sweet, huh? I just filled out the questionnaire, and while I was impressed with the thoroughness, I did notice that their size options were fairly limited, and to be honest, I’m not sure I’ll ever get on board with bra shopping online, even with a money back guarantee. So, what do you all think? Will you be giving True & Co. a try? [Gizmodo]