shapewear

Get Intimate: The Latest Updates in Bras, Shapewear, Tights and Undies!

September 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm , by

As a fashion editor we often discuss topics that may seem taboo or even TMI to some. Asking someone their bra size or their favorite type of undies or shapewear is all in a day’s work. I like to be all caught up on what people are loving and what is new out there. Here is a roundup of some of some new intimate things hitting my radar.

Pretty things I am currently obsessed with: A friend recently introduced me to Fortnight and I was floored. I do sometimes get faint at a gorgeous bra (and a bit touchy-feely) but I was also shocked I hadn’t heard of it, since I am a self proclaimed bra expert. It’s not cheap (bottoms starting at $48 bras starting at $69) but I could tell that the quality is just as beautiful as the look of it. Worth a splurge!

Cheap & chic: Who doesn’t love a good deal, especially when the items are actually things you need in styles that are cool. Smart & Sexy truly lives to it’s name and you can get a bra and undies set for only $15.

Newest bra shopping Mecca: There are a ton great online retailers that sell bras but what makes True & Co. different is it starts by giving you a 2 minute “fit quiz” that will result in giving you options for the your prefect bra… no measuring tape required!

The gift that keeps on givingPantybyPost.com is like a really cool updated version of the jelly of the month. Order it for yourself or as a gift for a friend and enjoy a monthly lacy surprise in the mail.  (Gals, this is certainly something to share with your husbands and boyfriends.)

2 for 1 tights: Hanes Silk Reflections tights convert into leggings by simply folding up the foot. It’s pure genius!

Run resistant: Got L’eggs’? Well you should! L’eggs new Silken Mist hosiery will keep you run-free all season! Guaranteed to be the best $6 you spend.

The latest and greatest from everyone’s favorite, Spanx: Not only do they have a new extension brand, Assets Red Hot Label by Spanx sold at Kohl’s, they also have fabulous lace shapers that have mesh overlay. They’re not only pretty but they keep you just as sucked in as all other Spanxs. (and FYI, the high-rise thong is very popular with celebs!)

Also check out the blog I Love a Good is a round up of everything intimates!

 

*** Got fashion questions? please email them to me at gabrielle.porcaro@meredith.com … you might just end up in our next issue!


Are You An Apple or a Pear?

March 2, 2012 at 10:52 am , by

There is something magical about shapewear that is difficult to explain. It may not be something people see, and we certainly don’t want to reveal our body-shaping secrets, but it helps supports our bodies without feeling self conscious about our stomachs or thighs. I know that for me, a woman with a small waist and wider hips and rear, it is almost impossible to wear shapewear without wanting to rip it off after twenty minutes! What’s a girl to do?

Typical shapewear is one size fits all, which if anyone has ever even seen a woman, would know that one size certainly doesn’t fit all body types!  Luckily, Wacoal is  reshaping the way women wear shapewear with their fabulous new Control Freak collection.

Control Freak is designed to fit women with pear or apple shaped bodies. What makes one a pear or apple? Glad you asked. On Wacoal’s website, there’s a super cute video that helps you figure it out.  A helpful hint, pear shaped bodies have a smaller waist but with fuller thighs and rear and an apple shaped body has proportional fuller waist and hips. The collection comes in three different colors: cappuccino, black, and natural nude, and is lightweight and comfortable for you to wear all day.  No woman should ever be ashamed of her body, but that doesn’t mean we don’t need a bit of help every now and then. Luckily, Wacoal has our backs (and our waists, hips, tummies and rears) covered!

 


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