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Bra History Revisited: By 1491, Only the World Remained Flat

8 Aug

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

What if someone told you that, contrary to what you’d always heard, Coco Chanel was not the first person to introduce the little black dress to the world?  Or, that Diane von Furstenberg didn’t invent the wrap dress or that Levi Strauss wasn’t the first person to create blue jeans?  You’d probably be stunned.

Well, for the past century, it’s been accepted as fact that the bra, as we know it, was first created either in the late nineteenth century by Frenchwoman Herminie Cadolle, or in the early twentieth century by American socialite Mary Phelps Jacob, who received a American patent for it.  According to either story, the bra was born from the desire to create a supportive undergarment for the breasts that was both more practical, and more comfortable, than the corset, which had been the centerpiece of women’s lingerie since the middle of the sixteenth century.  […]

The Best Underwear for a Zombie Apocalypse

31 Oct

By Adam Welsch
Naomi & Nicole®

Lately, talk of zombies and a zombie apocalypse has been everywhere.  No longer merely content for ghost stories, video games, and sci-fi thrillers, this topic is drawing consideration by more “academic” circles.  For example, last week The History Channel aired a two-hour documentary called “Zombies: A Living History.”  On May 16th of this year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a post in their Public Health Matters Blog entitled “Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse” in which the author detailed an emergency preparedness plan that every American should consider adopting in the face of a zombie threat.  It also discussed how the CDC would respond to such a cataclysmic event – particularly if caused by a virus like solanum.  Since the U.S. Government takes this threat seriously, we, as a thought leader of the intimate-apparel industry, feel a moral obligation to do the same.  So, what follows is what may be a first-of its-kind consideration of the types of underwear every woman should have on hand, should hordes of the undead rise and destroy civil society as we know it. […]

What to Wear under Your Bridesmaid Dress

24 Mar

By Marcy Montgomery Jones
Cupid Intimates

For sports fans, this time of year brings the start of the baseball season.  For others among us, spring means the start of the wedding season.  I’m at that time in my life when attendance at, or being an attendant in, a wedding occurs so frequently that I consider it a sport.  I have to prepare, tone up, and suit up to get ready for each big dance.  Sound familiar?  Many women become stumped when trying to figure out what to wear under most of their 27 Dresses.  If you count yourself among them, here are a few helpful hints that should cut down on the confusion surrounding which intimates to wear under your bridesmaid or maid-of-honor dresses. […]

There Once Was a Shaper from Dublin. . .

17 Mar

By Marcy Montgomery Jones & Adam Welsch
Naomi & Nicole®

Today’s St. Patrick’s Day.  It’s the day on which everyone loves to embrace all things Irish.  Leprechauns, shamrocks, and the color green will be seen everywhere.  Since we’re bloggers, we’d like to contribute to the Irish spirit with several attempts at some light-hearted poetry that takes its name from Ireland’s third largest city – Limerick.  Though these can be written a bit on the racy side, we’ll do our best to keep our limericks about intimates cute, but clean.

Here goes:

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