Archive | March, 2010

Shapewear Haiku

30 Mar

By Tom R.
Cupid Intimates

Shapewear is why shape.

Why wear shape where it can shape?

For shape wear, of course.

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Torsettes – The Hottest Things in Shapewear

25 Mar

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

As demand has grown in recent years for shapewear that targets the upper body, new silhouettes have been developed to meet it.  One such silhouette has become the hottest thing in shapewear today.  It’s called the torsette.  If you’ve never seen a torsette, it’s shapewear that resembles the black garment worn by the St. Pauli Girl.  While off of the body it looks a bit odd – as if something’s missing from its front – torsettes can do a great job of transforming the way your upper body appears under clothes. […]

Would You Buy Lingerie from a Man?

23 Mar

By MaryJo Kosisher-Demski
Cupid Intimates

Ladies, have you ever given much thought to the gender of the person who waits on you in a lingerie department or rings through your intimates at a big box store?  To be perfectly honest, I’ve always been more concerned with the actions of the other customers waiting to be rung up.  I try to avoid standing behind the harried woman who’s simultaneously trying to hold an infant, keep tabs on her toddler, argue with her “tween”ager, fumble with her car keys, and search frantically for her debit card (whose PIN she inevitably can’t remember), all while arguing with the sales associate over a pricing question.  When I pull the short straw and find that person in front of me, my already-simmering blood hits a full boil and I frantically scan the store for a less-congested lane, or at least one with no “customer issues.”  Needless to say, I’m not the type of woman who cares whether a man or a woman waits on me as long as I receive pleasant, prompt, and professional customer service. […]

A Song and Dance About Girdles, Bras, and Underpants

18 Mar

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

“Music has Charms to sooth a savage Breast …”

From Act I, Scene 1 of William Congreve’s The Mourning Bride (1697)

The inclusion in last Thursday’s post of Bette Midler’s song from Beaches about a fictitious bra inventor, Otto Titzling, got me thinking.  I wondered how many other songs had been written about bras, panties, shapewear, or any other kinds of intimate apparel.  After doing a little research, I found out that the answer was “quite a few.”   What follows is an eclectic sampling of the ditties I found. […]