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Personal preference aside, American society believes breasts should look a certain way. They should be smooth, separated, perky half-spheres that ignore gravity and have no visible nipples, else people perceive them as looking vulgar, obvious, or strange. But this preference for the gravity-defying, no-nipple look hasn’t always existed. The first part of this series examined the changing ideals of breast shape in America, from the 1920s to the 1950s. The second part continues […]

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Vintage-inspired lingerie is all over the market right now, from 1950s-inspired lace and tassels to high-cut 80s-style bodysuits, but the most popular bras from mainstream manufacturers in the US disregard the silhouettes of the past and create just one shape: globular. Personal preference aside, American society tells us breasts should look a certain way. A quick glance online through the lingerie section of a department store or clothing retailer’s bra section online like […]

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Women with fuller figures are often taught to feel like we should compensate for the fact that our bodies are bigger. There is a very narrow idea of what an “acceptable” plus size body looks like, so many of us are proud of our thin legs, our round butts or our big breasts, and often feel as if they’re our redeeming qualities, to “make up” for the rest of our […]

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Today’s guest article is by Sam Conover, a bra fitter, blogger and instagrammer from Secrets from Your Sister, a bra fitting boutique in Toronto, Canada. I have worked as a fitter at Secrets for Your Sister for over ten years and consider myself a bra fitting advocate. I strongly believe that a well-fitted bra can be beneficial to comfort, physical health, and even emotional health. I also consider myself an […]

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A roundup of everything interesting that happened in the world of lingerie for February… [Glamour] Hold the Phone: There’s A Plus-Size Model in the Sports Illustrated Swim Edition! – In this year’s Sports Illustrated swim edition, Ashley Graham will be the swimwear model, posing in an ad for Swimsuits For All. [Seamwork] Anatomy of a Bra – Norma Loehr, a lingerie sewing pattern designer, offers a detailed breakdown of what the anatomy of a bra and […]

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