Spoke to my girl Tyler @ Fashionista for this article. I personally think we have a lot more to worry about in the industry than the term ‘girl crush’ but it still speaks to femme erasure and the invisibility of queer bodies, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I truly, truly hate this. And it’s so true— especially about gay men being shitty allies (sad as that is). Just that face that people give you when you come out is… uggh. ‘I never would have guessed’ is NOT a compliment.
aroused only by the process of dressing and undressing and the rituals and intimacy of the body + clothes. no bodies alone. bodies plus clothes
watching tulle and sheer fabrics wrinkle into different variations of opacity with the movement of bodies, watching cotton crinkle and pull, pressing it down to flatten it when you heat it up, watching water drip from vinyl, massaging leather until you ache, leather noises, the weight of your armor, the comfort of a fitted bodice, the freedom of a gigantic skirt that flies in the wind. the tactile sensation of thickly embroidered fabrics, observing how they’ve been woven together, the impressions they leave on your body, the branding on your skin
Can you recommend any brands that have unexpectedly good lingerie? (Like box store brands, low end department stores, sites that often have really good sales etc.) I love lingerie but can rarely splurge more than $20 on a single piece. (I'm a 34/36 B if that makes a difference.)
I really love seeing posts dedicated to full-bust lingerie on your blog. As a full-busted, straight-sized gal, I don't see a lot of nice underwear designed for people with full busts, and it's so refreshing to see pretty bras and nightgowns in sizes I can actually wear. Thank you. :)
I’m so glad! I try my best to be inclusive of as many sizes as possible and I’m really excited about all the awesome new full bust choices that are out there. I think that there is definitely some more room for full bust loungewear options in the next few seasons, but we’re getting there and I’m happy about it. If there is ever anything you *wish* you could see, let me know! I’m always interested in where people think there are gaps in the market.
bra / swimsuit companies act like it’s so hard to use technology to support bigger breasts or like there’s a reason for pricing them like 9x more expensive than little boob tops l o l why is this still happening it’s 1997
it’s not a conspiracy, it’s merely business. grading out…
Yeah, it is literally SO MUCH HARDER to make a successful full bust bra than a core size one and it get successively harder with each size increase. Additionally, the number of sizes necessary are so much more than just a dress that you can’t save the amount of money through efficiency.
If you want to know more, you can always message me— I’ve taken courses on core size and full bust pattern drafting as well as knowing a lot from talking to people in the industry.
My Favorite New Lingerie Discoveries for Fall/Winter 2014/2015
I’m afraid I get pickier and pickier every season that I go to Lingerie Fashion Week, Curve Expo and The Lingerie Collective, so it gets harder and harder to find new and exciting pieces to share with my readers. Choosing how to share all this information with you is also a challenge! This season, I’ve decided to point out brands that are new (to me– some of these brands are many years old!) and…
Deep post-midnight thoughts: maybe I love lingerie a lot but I don’t want to design it? I mean, I love designing, but I’ve discovered a love of dresses and eveningwear and all that stuff that I didn’t even know I had… If someone could just tell me what to do, that would be nice. I still love you lingerie, though, maybe it’s just my shoddy construction skills which are letting me down.
Do you have any advice for someone who is in need of bras that fit an AA cup? I feel like a lot of brands that specialize in petite sizes still cut off at an A cup. I've tried LulaLu and I fit an AA there, and I know that sometimes AA can fit into an A or even into a cup that wouldn't seem possible to fill with wider set breasts like mine, but it's just very frustrating to see all these bras that only go to an A or B cup at the smallest.
Yeah, I can see how that would be frustrating. I honestly don’t know of many brands that do a AA-cup, except for Lula Lu Petites. Royce, Wacoal, Triumph and After Eden are some brands I know that do AA cups down to a 30 and 32 back. I do want to ask though, have you tried sister sizes in smaller back sizes? For example, if you wear a 34AA, you might want to see if a 32A would be a working size for you (you could even wear with an extender if you find the band too tight). I have however, known several people who started off wearing AA cups but discovered that they were really happier in a smaller band size and a larger cup because they got better fit. It’s really hard if you’re a rare size to find something perfect, but I wish you the best of luck! Also, if you have access to any japanese brands, I usually find that their cups run at least one size small, so you could try that too.
All of those are wired bra options— if you prefer unwired, there are tons that flatter small busts, but don’t usually need such careful size. Let me know if you need any more suggestions!
Well, one of my best friends is a huge fan of you, i met her years back and she made me realize im not straight; funny, no? xD well, the point is that she showed me the asks you've been answering recently, and made me realize how much im feeling attracted towards girls recently, despite the fact that im mostly straight for physiological reasons, but idk, girls are just more attractive and i love them more roman/eroticaly. Just a little "confession" my friend will read this and know its me lolz.
oh my goodness thank you guys for the wonderful advice ^.^ she's my best friend and i have been in love with her for god knows how long hahaha. i just knew the moment i saw her that she was the one, you know? i just have no idea how to make it... special. like do i bring her flowers or cover her car in sticky notes that spell out 'be my gf?' like im the most uncreative person ever
Awwwwwwww, good luck with everything! I don’t think creativity matters too much— simple is just as effective as fancy :)