Given up the search for the perfect strapless bra? I know I had–I’ve tried and rejected many from all different types of brands, only to find that regardless of how great they fit in the dressing room, I would find myself having to discreetly do the dreaded pull-tug maneuver a few hours into wear. That was, until I tried on the Simone Perele Velia Plunge Strapless bra.
I bought this bra on faith, without even trying it on, when I was standing online in the dressing room at Journelle, one of my favorite lingerie stories, and heard one woman proclaim to another that it was the world’s best strapless bra. Sold on anonymous testimony online, I picked one up before venturing to the cash register and tested it out Friday night at birthday party with a strappy blue dress.
Four hours and one tequila shot later, I was happily surprised to find that bra was exactly where it was supposed to be, and I hadn’t had to do a tug-pull all night. Extremely lightweight with a plunge in the middle for invisibility under low-cut tops, its staying power is attributed to two bands of pH-balanced latex running along the top and bottom of the band. This means that irregardless of the condition of your skin: sweaty, dry, whatever–this bra is staying in place.
In addition to the nude color, the bra also comes in black. The strapless bra also comes with bra straps in a little attached pouch, making it convertible into a regular bra. The bra retails for $74 and if you order off the Journelle website, you can save during their 7 Summer Essentials programs, which is 20% off an order of $100 or more, 25% off $200 or more, or 30% off $200 or more.
While it’s nice to cozy up with snuggly PJ’s during the winter, it’s equally nice to shed some of the layers when spring comes around. Enter Spreegirl. This contemporary intimates is designed for the girl who wants to be hip all time – even to bed! We like their playful prints and ultra-soft fabrics. We narrowed in on their spring offerings and picked out two pieces that look like a lot of fun, but imagine to be comfy for those eight hours of shut-eye. (more…)
If you’re like me, you’ve probably bought many of those $60 silicone sticky bras to go with your slinky, sexy outfits – only to be worried all night about how heavy they are and the high possibility that they’ll fall down. Then basically after ten wears they stop working because you’ve either washed or sweated off all the adhesive. Sadly, the majority of my evening wear demands that I have on some kind of strapless or backless bra, so I’ve been left to no other choice but to do the incredibly unattractive and weird “boob check” every few minutes while out at a party.
Until now. I recently learned about PK Fashion Cups and decided to give them a try. Unlike the cups you may be used to, these stick to your clothes, not to your skin, therefore greatly decreasing the odds that they’ll fall off due to sweat, lotion or other moisture on your skin. They are also much lighter than their silicone counterparts so you don’t feel like you’re carrying around extra weight. In fact, when worn correctly, PK Cups feel like you’re just wearing any other bra and are completely seamless under your clothes. I’ve never had one fall down, but for best results, PK Fashion recommend that you wear them with a garmet that contains a lining or shelf bra. Like silicone cups, PK cups don’t really last their claimed 100 wears, but these are only $20 so you do get a much better price per wear. Also you can’t clasp together the cups and create instant cleavage, but the push up cups do contain adequte padding underneath to give you bust a little boost.
More information can be found on their website.
With Valentine’s Day just over a week away, we decided to round up some fabulous lingerie that will work wonderfully for any romantic rendezvous and beyond. We actually tested these on three different body types, so we made sure that they’d flatter your body. We’ve divided them into three different styles: sexy, sweet and sophisticated everyday. What do you like best? (more…)
Bras by Wacoal are some of the most comfortable that I’ve ever tried which makes their lacy ones my go-to choice when I want something romantic without sacrificing fit or comfort. I decided to verify my findings by giving one to my mom, who has never worn Warcoal before and who never wears lace.
My mom’s the kind of lady who would wear plain cotton sports bras all year around if she could get away with it, so she was a little skeptical when I showed up asking her to test the Lusicious Lace Underwire Bra. However, only two minutes after she put it on she decided that she “really liked it” and a couple hours later, declared that she was obsessed because the straps didn’t fall off! Now I giggle when I think about her collection of the world’s most boring bras and then this great piece from Wacoal. Warcoal is great for fuller figured women because they have so much support and perfect for mature women because they add flirtatiousness without the over-the-top sexiness. Bare Necessities has an entire collection on sale right now which makes it easy to get your mom one too (or yourself) for the holidays.
With the holiday season, it means you’ll be squeezing yourself into a slew of dresses – from slinky to frothy. Instead of trying to suck in your tummy and not breathe all night, wear supportive intimates. In fact, this makes it the best time to invest in some shapewear if you don’t already have some in your closet! We’ve listed three of our tops picks below: (more…)
We’re always looking for brands that provide luxury for less – and with the current economy, we’re looking more than ever. We recently found about the lingerie brand, Affinitas, which offers lovely intimates at an affordable price. With all items priced between $8 and $45, Affinitas employs technology to create seamless, comfortable pieces that are stitch-free, seam-free and label-free with familiar materials such as cotton, satin and lace. The offer a range of styles – from the basic to the seductive.
We tried the Gloria style, which is sweet and sultry. The lace is very smooth, so it’s seamless under t-shirts. For those who need it, you should know that their contour padding that provides a bit of lift. Overall, it’s fun and flirty – yet comfortable and supportive enough that you won’t even think twice about putting this on when you have a day of errands ahead.
For more information, visit affinitasintimates.com.
When it comes to your intimates, you should look to visit your collection every season to see what items are tired and need to be replaced. This season, I’m in search of a t-shirt bra and Calvin Klein has a fantastic option. I’ve always been a fan of Calvin Klein intimates for their affordability and comfort, but the t-shirt bra from their Seductive Comfort line is also sleek and sexy, too! The Seductive Comfort line “specifically addresses a new audience with enhanced fit and comfort attributes with a special focus on C through DD cup sizes.” The bra is created in a smooth, contoured shape with a hidden elastic and cushioning for comfort. I can attest that it’s totally seamless under t-shirts (and dresses, blouses, etc.) and is so comfortable that you can wear it for 12+ hours with ease. It also makes you feel lifted and supported, but the satin-y texture of the actual item is so gorgeous and makes you feel ultra sexy.