One of my first lingerie shopping experiences was at Kaori’s Closet Tokyo in NYC. A sweet little boutique on Houston, Kaori’s Closet offered fancifully-decorated Japanese lingerie, otherwise unavailable in the US, and pretty loungewear from international indie lines. With bras covered in engineered floral embroidery, 3D lace appliques, textured elastics, and perfectly-placed rhinestones, the shop was overtly girly and definitely over the top.
Six years ago, I moved from the landlocked Midwest to a city on the ocean and never looked back. I try to make it to the beach every week in the summer (salt water is the cure for everything, as they say). As such, I have amassed a small collection of swimsuits. So many people hate swimsuit shopping, but I love it, especially since discovering swimwear that actually fits me. Seriously, full bust swimwear is a life changer. I’ve stopped buying non-cup-sized bikinis entirely. Nothing is worse than trying on an XL bikini top, only to find the band is too big and the cups are still too small. Well-fitting swimwear is like cute lingerie that’s socially-acceptable to wear outside. In other words, it’s the best.
As a size 42D, I recognize I have more options than someone with a fuller bust or who wears a bigger band size. My size is often the largest size available for bras covering up to a size 20. Even my sister size, 40DD, is available at major retailers, like Victoria’s Secret. Based on the access my bra size provides, I know some of the pieces I’ve reviewed for the Lingerie Addict are not accessible to all plus size babes. With this in mind, I wanted to review a bra with a really wide range of plus sizes.
Just in time for warmer weather (and the last few winter vacations!), Yandy’s new swim collection is here with enough scintillating prints and eye-popping design to satisfy even the most particular swimwear fans. While Yandy has, of course, carried swimwear for years, this is only their second time producing such an extensive range. And Yandy puts everything they’ve learned about swim on full display with more than 100 style split into six mini-collections.
Fashion is all about what’s new and what’s next, and lingerie is no exception. And the latest trend of the moment is high-neck bras. A natural offshoot from the bralette trend with its emphasis on visible little details and innerwear-as-outerwear versatility, high-neck bras offer a multitude of new styling options for those who feel exhausted by the strappy trend or bored by the basic triangle cup. And, of course, high-neck bras are a perfect fit halterneck dresses and tops.