- The lingerie market is overcrowded, reports Crain’s New York Business. Inundated by new players, from Etsy sellers to major brands like Aerie, many boutiques are having to raise prices as a result. File that under good news and bad news.
- One of my fave lingerie bloggers, Thin and Curvy, has put together a list of resources for smaller busted women. Another of my fave bloggers, 32aa Bra, is on it.
- Orange Lingerie (an amazing custom lingerie designer based in Chicago) explains how to tell when your bra is, well, broke. This is super helpful info, especially if you’re wondering when it’s time to replace your bras.
- La Perla is having a special private pre-sale of the new Jean Paul Gaultier Swim Collection. Sign up in advance at the link for first access.
- Josie Natori, of the eponymous lingerie empire Josie Natori, gives the Wall Street Journal tips for spouses, partners, and friends who’d like to buy lingerie for their significant other. I especially love her advice to pick a style the wearer would like but push the envelope when it comes to color or pattern.
- Ann Summer’s ‘Real Woman’ modeling contest is won by the only plus size finalist. I’m quite happy for her, but please no comments linking someone’s dress size with how ‘real’ they are.
- Speaking of the whole ‘real woman’ debate, Plus-Size Magazine accused thin women the world over of being anorexic. Which is a problem because anorexia nervosa is usually diagnosed with a bit more than your dress size.
- G-strings are on the way out; boyshorts and briefs are still in according to trend forecasters in Paris. As Simone Perele’s Head of Marketing put it, “You can be sexy with transparencies, with colour, with peepholes, or simply with graphic lines that frame a square of skin.” I 100% agree.
- If you’re one of the millions of women who don’t live close enough to a lingerie boutique to get an in person bra fitting, Breakout Bras has you covered with one of the most comprehensive fitting guides I’ve ever seen. They talk about everything from how to the band should fit to how the cups should fit to how the underwires should fit, all with plenty of pictures so you can see that they mean.
Photo Credit: Ann Summers via The Daily Mail