Archive | January, 2011

Shapewear for Pear-Shaped Bodies

13 Jan

By Marcy Montgomery Jones
Naomi & Nicole®

The shapes of our bodies are greatly affected by a variety of factors.  One such factor is the distribution of body fat.  Though body fat distribution is different for every person, enough similarities across large populations exist that women can be categorized as belonging to one of several groups.  This post is dedicated to the group known as “pears.”  Who are pears?  Pears are women who carry most of their excess body fat in their hips, buttocks, and thighs.  They’re proportionally smaller on top than on the bottom, which can create a visual imbalance and make it difficult to find clothing that fits.  If you’re a pear, take heart.  There are plenty of beautiful celebrities who are pears, such as Jennifer Love Hewitt and Alicia Keys. […]

10 Easy Ways to Tame Visible Panty Lines

11 Jan

By Adam Welsch
Naomi & Nicole®

 

Visible panty lines are among the most bothersome and intractable fashion problems faced by women today.  The combination of form-fitting fashions, thin outerwear fabrics, and the inclusion of elastics and seams in underwear leads many women to believe that VPLs are a scourge that simply must be tolerated.  But don’t despair.  There are many ways you can mitigate this problem, and even banish it from your wardrobe’s look forever.  Here are ten: […]

What Do Skaters Wear Beneath Their Outfits?

6 Jan

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

January 6th is a day that will live in infamy in the world of women’s figure skating.  On this day in 1994, US figure skater, Nancy Kerrigan, was attacked during a practice session at the US Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan.  The ex-husband and bodyguard of Kerrigan’s rival, Tonya Harding, hired a third person to carry out the attack, which resulted in a baton blow and bruise to the thigh, and forced Kerrigan to withdraw from the competition.  Despite admitting that she helped cover up the attack, Harding joined Kerrigan the following month to skate for the United States at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.  Kerrigan won the silver medal, while Harding finished eighth.  The seventeenth anniversary of this notorious event seems an appropriate time for this blog to discuss the kinds of intimate apparel worn by female figure skaters.  […]

Nothing Could Be Finer
Than to Wear a New Pantliner

4 Jan

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

When you hear the word “shapewear,” what do you think about?   Images of waistline or hi-waist briefs, thigh slimmers, or bodybriefers might come to mind.  Or, you might think of more specialized silhouettes like waist cinchers, torsettes, or body-shaping camis.  Chances are, however, that you won’t envision the pantliner.  Available since the 1960’s, when pants and pant suits started to be widely worn by women, the pantliner has  experienced a waxing and waning of popularity throughout the past five decades, due in a large part to continual changes in outerwear fashions.  Known alternatively as “leggings” or “long legs,” the pantliner continues, however, to serve as a great addition to any shapewear wearer’s wardrobe. […]