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ThirdLove released 24 new bra sizes this week, and the fashion world is all aflutter with breathless headlines praising the startup for making more bra sizes than any other lingerie brand. ThirdLove’s very own co-founder, David Spector, even made this dubious claim on Twitter. The only (obvious) problem? It’s completely and totally false (I would say a lie, but I’m trying to be more tactful in 2018). While ThirdLove’s 70 […]

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You may have heard lingerie fans criticizing the idea of “sister sizing” in bras as a general bad practice. That wearing a sister size is “wrong,” won’t be a good fit, and is just a way for brands to sell you more product. However, sister sizing isn’t a negative concept. At its core, it’s a neutral fact describing how bra sizes work. So what is a sister size? How do […]

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Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links White bras are something often associated with brides, but I prefer to think of white as a lingerie color for all seasons…just as thrilling in spring as it is in winter. Just as lovely for the unattached as the betrothed. White lingerie feels understated, but refined. Classic, but contemporary. It can truly be whatever you want. Although white floral lace is a lingerie industry […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links Online bra fitting is practically a religion these days. There are private Facebook groups where you can upload photos of yourself in your bra to get personalized advice and forums with pages upon pages of information to accompany very specific measurement suggestions. Sometimes it feels like finding the “perfect” bra size means picking up an entirely new hobby. But bra fitting truly doesn’t have […]

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Let’s talk about cheap bras. Bra pricing is a sensitive subject – on both sides. Brands, factories, and designers (the production end) as well as customers, buyers, and retailers (the consumer end) all have strong feelings. And all those feelings are valid. It doesn’t help that there’s so much stigma attached to bra pricing (and poverty and affordability in general) that conversations about bra prices are often read as classism or […]

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