Each few months, we urge you to take a look at your intimates drawer and refresh your collection if needed. (That means any pieces that are too small, too big, or generally tired-looking!) This season, I turned to intimates resource, FreshPair.com, and discovered Betsey Johnson Intimates for the first time. While I knew that Betsey Johnson had entered the intimates world, I hadn’t tried the styles out until now, and I’m so glad that I did. (more…)
A and B cups of the world unite! Maybe Kate Hudson wouldn’t have had to resort to her supposed implants, if she had tried out some of the lingerie from The Little Bra Company, a bra company focusing on making the most of your A and B cup assets, with prettily designed, delicate bras and panties.
In my own bra buying experience, almost all bras claim to give you the elusive promise of cleavage, but few are able to make it look natural. But, I was pleasantly surprised at the natural effects of The Little Bra Company’s bestselling bra, the Lucia, a deep V plunge, contour lacy bra, with push up. I attribute the bra’s cleavage inducing properties to the closer set together cups and sturdy, strong (but not uncomfortable) band. The bra has a snug, close fit, and softly molds your goods, gently pushing them up and together. A small tag on the band also comes with each bra, explaining the proper “method” (a sort of scoop and gather motion) for molding your assets into your bra.
Although lacy, because of a soft overlay, I liked that I had smooth lines despite wearing it under my V-Neck t shirt. The “girls” also looked great, as Stacey London would say, they were “up at attention and saying hello,” a effect that wasn’t lost on my lunch buddies, who all asked “What are you wearing?”
Although The Little Bra Company only carries A and B cup bras, smaller C cups can also benefit from their products also. I’m normally a small C cup, but because The Little Bra Company only carries A and B cups, I went one size larger in the band to compensate. The Lucia bra from The Little Bra Company retails for $56 and you can purchase it on their website.
I’m sure you’ve read or heard about a lot of shapewear on the market right now that claims to help you lose inches on those pesky problem areas on your body. I was never really a believer until Lytess contacted me to give their Slimming Corrective Belt a trial run. No matter how much I work out, I’ve always got some problem areas that are particularly stubborn–namely, my waist and hips. The Lytess Slimming Corrective Belt contains a unique blend of caffeine and shea butter, and is supposed to target just that. I was more than willing to give it a shot! (more…)
Lingerie and intimates are always a fun plus for Valentine’s Day (and beyond, of course). Unfortunately, they’re not always affordable, or even really available in terms of sizing. So this Valentine’s Day, I turned to Frederick’s of Hollywood for some great options and at all price points and sizes. They’ve got a selection of bras, panties, shapewear, and chemises that not only make you look good, but feel good as well.
I really like Frederick’s collection of chemises in particular because you can be a little less revealing and still look and feel sexy. Take the Juliette Ruched Chemise to the right, for example. It comes in a variety of colors, and while I prefer black, the Fredericks Red would be perfect for Valentine’s! The sheer mesh adds a bit of edge, while the ruching down the middle is more flattering. The back laces up almost like a corset and there are garters and even a g-string, if you’re so inclined. Keep reading for more sale and plus size pieces! (more…)
My underwear collection has certainly outgrown the small top drawer in my bureau, and now dominates a larger, deeper drawer normally used by sweater, jeans, and bulky clothing. Yes, I have an addiction and find myself “needing” a new pair or two just about every time I indulge in retail therapy.
Within the past year or two, Hanky Panky seems to be the undergarment of choice, with their lacy, feminine design and with their “one size fits most” claim, they go with everything and fit nearly everyone. Well, Hanky Panky literally had my panties in a bunch, as they do not fit me! For someone who is of fairly average height and build, the saleswomen and I were baffled why they don”t working for me. (more…)
When news came last year that Stella McCartney was branching out into lingerie, I thought the partnership was a no brainer. Stella’s naturally romantically inclined designs and her favorite color palette of midnight black, sexy nudes, and dusty pinks seemed perfectly suited to a lingerie collection. Looking through her Fall 2009 lookbook, I loved her vintage inspired, girly, and cozy looking collection. This was the type of lingerie that was meant to be lounged in, on cold winter nights with a blazing fire and a cozy cardigan(and preferably someone to share it with.) (more…)
Basically everyone I know is on a Fashion Week diet. I attempted, but the long list of cocktail receptions, luncheons, and Labor Day Weekend, basically sabotaged any attempts I made to lose a few inches prior to the first show. It’s a good thing that I’m stocked with Kathleen Kirkwood’s Sonic Slimmers, which I’ve recently deemed to be my new favorite line of shapewear.
What makes Sonic Slimmers a step above even the most popular shapewear on the market, is that it’s thin and completely seamless. There are no telltale wires or distinct lines and the material is so lightweight that no one can tell that I’m wearing another layer under my clothes. The tops (and bottoms) of the panties and camis do not roll and create uncomfortable bumps. The material is also breathable and moves easily with me. And most importantly, I love that the shapewear sucks me in without doing it in such a way that it creates a muffin over the top- and thus defeating the purpose of shapewear.
I still haven’t figured out what my outfits will be yet this Fashion Week, but I know that Sonic Slimmers will be my only constant taking me from the tents to the parties. The collection is available online at QVC.com!
For the slinkiest of dresses for which even a Hanky Panky shows through, try going Commando with Commando Intimates’s line of precision cut underwear. The lightest, and most invisible underwear I’ve ever tried, Commando Intimates is made out of a patent pending material that is a silky cross between cotton and pantyhose that is positively weightless.
Making panty lines impossible and the dreaded muffin top obsolete, this underwear feels like next to nothing, and comes in a variety of styles, such as bikinis and girlshorts, and colors. For the most invisible effect, the nude thong works best and unlike the Hanky Panky, comes in a variety of sizes so that it conforms better to your body. I’ve had friends that have used this from everything to bandage-type minidresses, figure hugging bridesmaid dresses, and sexy transparent lace wedding dresses, and we’ve all praised Commando for its comfort and its staying power–you won’t be fidgeting at any point while wearing these.
Commando Intimates is also easily machine washable, although I recommend putting it on the delicate cycle and line drying to prevent exces wear and tear. At $20, you can find Commando Intimates on their website and also a variety of specialty lingerie stores.