Archive | November, 2010

Bra Solutions When Breasts Don’t Match

16 Nov

By Marcy Montgomery Jones
Cupid Intimates

Perfection.  Most of us strive for it; few of us ever attain it.  It’s especially true when it comes to our bodies.  All of us have bodies that aren’t symmetrical.  Our arms or legs may not measure out to exactly the same lengths, or one of our eyes or ears may be situated a bit above or below the other.  But most importantly for these pages, our breasts are almost never identical twins.  Did you know that the average woman has one breast that’s nearly a half size larger than the other?  It’s the issue that perhaps most often causes fit problems when we try on bras, camisoles, and bodybriefers.  And, of course, women who’ve had to undergo mastectomies or lumpectomies often find their new busts to be uneven and difficult to fit.  The fit challenges associated with having breasts of two different sizes can cause frustration and insecurity when shopping for, and wearing, intimates.  So what’s a girl to do? […]

Vintage Lingerie:
Foundations of the 1940s

11 Nov

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

The 1940s.  It was quite a decade.  For much of the world, it was a time of tremendous military, political, economic, and cultural upheaval.  World War II was fought, and the Nuclear Age, the Cold War, and Decolonization all began. In the United States, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.  With the occurrence of such historically significant events, it’s easy to forget about the pop-culture markers of the time.  The Slinky®, the Frisbee®, Tupperware®, and Velcro® were all invented, commercial television was born, classic books like 1984 and The Little Prince were written, “film noir” rose to prominence as a cinematic style, and swing and crooning became all the rage in music. […]

How to Make a Bra Purse

9 Nov

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

Do you have any old bras that have seen their better days?  Rather than tossing them in the trash, you might consider extending their lives by turning them into purses.  Popularized in efforts to raise awareness about breast cancer, such bra conversions have inspired contests, auctions, and even museum exhibits.

The good news is that it’s easy to turn your bras into purses.  All you’ll need is the following: a strapped bra (underwire styles work best but any style will do), a pair of scissors, some needle and thread, a glue gun, and any craft materials found around the house (like beads, pieces of lace, ribbons, etc.) that you’d want to use as decorations. […]

A Very Sensitive Subject

4 Nov

By Blanche DuFrane
Cupid Intimates

Intimate apparel is just that – intimate.  The thoughts, feelings, and considerations revolving around it can be deeply personal matters for women.  They can relate to weight and body proportions, self-image, and personal anatomy.  One aspect of personal anatomy that’s often very difficult for women to discuss with others is the subject of nipples.  This is such a sensitive subject (both literally and figuratively) that it’s rarely directly referred to in the marketing of bras, bodybriefers, or camisoles.  Yet, ironically, every woman knows that the way in which certain pieces of lingerie either reveal or hide her breasts’ nipples can be the difference between an intimates piece becoming a wardrobe favorite, and one that never sees the light of day after its initial wearing.  So it’s time to have a brief, but frank and honest, discussion about the concern of nipple prominence. […]