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Shapewear Makes Any Gown Red-Carpet Ready

1 Mar

By Marcy Montgomery Jones
Naomi & Nicole®

Sunday night was full of glamour and grace at the 2011 Academy Awards®.  Whether you watched the Oscars® for the awards, the speeches, or the red-carpet display, you couldn’t ignore the beautiful gowns.  Since the fashion seen Sunday will trickle down into our wardrobes in the coming months, let’s dissect the intimates needed for these hot trends so you’ll be ready for your big night. […]

7 Reasons to Laugh about Intimates

12 Oct

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

After a couple of sobering posts, it seems like the right time to change things up a bit and showcase a little humor about intimate apparel.  What follows is an eclectic mix of videos highlighting the lighter sides of bras, panties, and shapewear.

The first video features local traffic reporter for WXII news (Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem, North Carolina), Jennie Stencel, “commenting” on a previous report about a new, Japanese specialty bra.  Though proving she can conserve pocket space with the best of them, Ms. Stencel likely suffers more discomfort from the jacks than she would have from the chopsticks.

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Pigskins and Panties

2 Sep

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

Have you heard of the Lingerie Football League?  Founded last year, it’s the newest incarnation of the pay-per-view Lingerie Bowl that was created to compete with the 2004 to 2007 Super Bowl halftime shows.  Consisting of teams from ten American cities, it’s a full-contact, seven-on-seven, tackle football league in which players’ uniforms consist of matching satin-and-lace bras, panties, and garters (along with ice-hockey-style helmets, shoulder pads, knee pads, elbow pads, and athletic shoes).

It’s undeniable that the women who play on these teams are attractive.  Obviously, that’s the point of creating and marketing a bra-and-panty football league.  But they’re also athletic, and many play the game quite well.  And though make-up is a part of the uniformed look of the players, no one should be under the illusion that the competition is of the powder-puff variety.  The players hit each other hard, and injuries, like torn ligaments, concussions, and broken bones, are not uncommon. […]

Bras, Panties, and Shapers on the Six O’clock News

3 Aug

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

News out of the Middle East last week held relevance for these pages.  It seems that in an effort to placate the more conservative elements of its society, the government of the Gaza Strip turned its attention towards dealing with the disruptive force of women’s intimate apparel.  Its police instructed owners of stores selling bras, panties, and other types of undies to remove lingerie-clad mannequins from their windows and storefronts, and take down marketing materials showing women wearing the items they’re trying to sell.  As experienced readers of this blog know, this isn’t the first time that the complexities of women’s underwear have made news in the Middle East.  Earlier this year, a movement in Saudi Arabia gained worldwide attention by protesting the convention that prevents women from selling intimates to other women in stores.  So, just how often has lingerie mixed with current events to make the evening news?  The answer is more times than you might expect. […]