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The Uplifting Tango Luxe – via Lingerie Briefs

The Uplifting Tango Luxe - via Lingerie Briefs

Panache’s Tango has been celebrating its 10th birthday this year by introducing Tango Luxe, a fancier sister to the balconette and plunge styles.   Having experienced the amazing lift and shape of Luxe, I was inspired to learn more. Samantha Smith, Senior Designer at Panache was kind

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I hit the…I hit the…

I hit the...I hit the...

My Mom tells this story about me when I was a kid.   I came home from camp one summer day and was super excited – practically pinging off the walls.   She asked why and in my zeal I could barely sputter out, “I went to

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Busted! One woman’s mission to give every woman a Fab Fit – via Busts4Justice.com

Busted! One woman's mission to give every woman a Fab Fit - via Busts4Justice.com

Busts 4 Justice is a fantastic site and well worth your time.   Their work on the “War on Plus-Four” speaks exactly to the fit challenges so many of us have experienced in our lives and provides amazing insight into the keys to overcoming those challenges with

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Air Tech Fabric ~ Gemma Perfect Bra – via Lingerie Briefs

There’s a tug-of-war in the American bra market.   Women scream for smooth, smooth, smooth when it comes to the design of their bra cups.   But let’s face it – smooth can get boring.   Manufacturers look for new ways to bring aesthetic appeal into the

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What the Right Bra Will Do for You – via lifegoesstrong.com

What the Right Bra Will Do for You - via lifegoesstrong.com

Look lighter and more shapely in an instant with the right bra fit By: Gerit Quealy I remember my mother used to bend over and say “everybody in” when putting on her bra in the morning. It always used to make me laugh. Now it’s not so

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Spring Cleaning at Journelle

Spring Cleaning at Journelle

Next Wednesday Journelle will be launching their 2012 Spring Cleaning Bra Drive.   Gently used bras will be collected and donated, while those who donate will enjoy a 20% in teh store. In addition, Journelle will be donating $1 for each bra received and just in case

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Technology Comes To “Paris” – Via Lingerie Briefs

Technology Comes To "Paris" - Via Lingerie Briefs

Consider the technical challenges of creating lingerie.   No matter how carefully a manufacturer designs a garment, as soon as any pattern is incorporated into the fabric there will be differences from size to size.   It’s simply impossible to make a pattern identical when the area

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Curvy Kate’s Star in a Bra competition arrives in the US

Curvy Kate's Star in a Bra competition arrives in the US

After 5 successful competitions in the UK and Australia, award-winning, D plus specialists Curvy Kate are taking their annual Star in a Bra competition stateside. Launching in April the brand will scour America for a naturally curvy, real woman who will become the face and body of

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The Addict Expose: Bra Fitting Formulas: Is the \’War on Plus Four’ the Answer? via McPete Sez Newsletter

The Addict Expose: Bra Fitting Formulas: Is the \'War on Plus Four' the Answer? via McPete Sez Newsletter

This post was written by Treacle Tart, The Lingerie Addict, and posted on McPete Sez Newsletter.   This topic is covered in my bestselling book Busted! My take on the argument is that it’s not about size, or measuring at all – it’s about fit.   Understanding

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What Sets Cadolle Corsetry Apart – via Lingerie Briefs

What Sets Cadolle Corsetry Apart - via Lingerie Briefs

With retro silhouettes in high fashion, it’s not surprising that corsetry has made a comeback.   Hourglass figures are accentuated in all the right places by the structure only a corset can bring.   And yet all corsets are not created equal.   I was fortunate enough

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VIDEO of CurveNY from McPete Sez Newsletter

Here’s a very cute video from the most recent CurveNY show in New York City. The presenter, Chance, was there on behalf of McPete Sez Newsletter, one of the publications that I’m a columnist for each month. The thing is, while it’s a fun and cheeky (pun

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A Geographical Lesson in Romance from Poupie Cadolle

A Geographical Lesson in Romance from Poupie Cadolle

Corsetry is all about art, science”¦and attitude.   I was fortunate to sit down with the Queen of Corsets, Poupie Cadolle, at the Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris to gain some valuable insight into her world. We started with some basic definitions.   Corsets have

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