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Whether you’re professionally measured a bra or just try on a bunch of sizes to see what works, most of us are never told what those sizes actually mean. 34D? 38A? Society tells us a “D” cup is big and a “A” cup is small, but what about those numbers? And nowadays, getting fitted sometimes means you end up in a much bigger cup size than you expected – even […]

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The third part of our lingerie construction series covers seams. As a refresher, the first part covered types of stitch, and the second part stitch quality and linings. Seams are the point at which two pieces of fabric join together. They typically require a ‘seam allowance,’ or a space where the two panels can be sewn together. Seams can also be glued (or ‘bonded’) together for an exceptionally flat finish. […]

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Disclosure: The lingerie in this review was purchased by me. All opinions are my own. I tend to associate UK brand Curvy Kate with bright, playful, and ultimately feminine aesthetics. Their bras, of which I own a good few, tend to use cheery colors, embroidered mesh, and plenty of ribbons and bows. The Victory Bra feels like a slight, but not unwelcome, departure from their signature looks. With plain mesh […]

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Growing up, I remember thinking there were only two bikini top options: sports bra style or triangle. While those are totally valid styles for anyone who wants to wear them, they are not necessarily supportive, especially for plus sizes. I wore a triangle bikini top exactly once and spent more time worrying about spillage than actually enjoying the pool. Wearing a bikini top is a lot like wearing a bra. […]

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Disclosure: I bought this lingerie with my own money. All opinions are my own. Andres Sarda is one of those labels I’ve seen in a lot of luxury lingerie shops, but it’s never really caught my attention. The designs always looked pretty enough and the products well-made, but not particularly boundary pushing or exciting. Andres Sarda founded his eponymous lingerie brand in Barcelona, Spain in 1962; the family has a history […]

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