Posts Tagged ‘It’s not you- it’s your bra’

Suggestions for the Full-Figure Lingerie Shopper

There is SO MUCH lingerie on the internet.  In many ways, it’s thrilling and empowering: the industry is really booming, brands are really listening to customer feedback and paying attention to fashion trends, and new brands are emerging all the time that cater to specific shapes and sizes of women.  It feels great to know […] Read more…

How Not to Shop, with Sweets

Wow.  So, I keep telling y’all to stand your ground in lingerie shops and demand your size or demand pretty things in your size, and I just went into a boutique on my lunch break and totally bombed. Very Nice Store Representative: Can I help you find anything today? Sweets: No thanks I’m just browsing? […] Read more…

Posture

I feel like talking about “Posture” is a bit prim and old-fashioned, like “Let’s all go to finishing school and work on our hope chests and wait for gentlemen callers,” you know?  Plus we’re all bent over computers and smartphones and co-sleeping with our laptops anyway, so why fight the inevitable?  Well, for a couple […] Read more…

Fighting

I have a confession to make.  I’ve told you that when I hear women around me talk negatively about their bodies, I speak up and tell them why I think they’re lovely, just as they are.  I do not comment on weight gained or lost by myself or by other people.  I do not cast judgment on […] Read more…

Recommended Reading: Busted! By Ali Cudby

If I had to choose a gift for a teenage girl (or her mom), I’d be that awkward friend who gave her this book. Y’all, it’s so great.  It really is.  It’s short, sweet, matter-of-fact, and astoundingly comprehensive on the subject of boobs and bras. Ali Cudby is the founder and CEO of FabFoundations™, a bra-fitting […] Read more…

Beating the Heat: All-or-Mostly Cotton Bras

I got a request from a dear friend for an all-or-mostly-cotton shopping guide, and seriously, could the timing be any better?  In four days New York has gone from 65 degrees to 95, and the city is just one giant concrete-and-skyscraper heat-trapping hell-hole.  Sometimes.  Not always.  But I am not alone in wishing that more subway-riders […] Read more…

A reminder, as you start shopping

You know how to find your size?  Yay you!  You are empowered!  You are mighty!  You are adventurous!  Is there a chance that some of the bras you currently own may not be the best fit?  Yeah, probably.  Don’t feel bad.  Some of mine aren’t the best fit and/or are old and worn out, and […] Read more…

Victoria’s Secret: A Rant

In middle and high school, I attended an all-girls Episcopal school. It was very small, everyone knew everyone, and at some point you were going to have had a sleepover with almost everyone else. Not at once, obviously, no one lived in a castle, but still. We got around. God, that still sounds wrong. Writing: […] Read more…

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