Archive | October, 2010

Bulletproof Bras and Briefs

14 Oct

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

Ninety-eight years ago today, former President Teddy Roosevelt was shot in front of the Hotel Gilpatrick in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He was in the midst of a third-party campaign for his third term in the White House when a would-be assassin and saloonkeeper, John Schrank, shot him at close range.  Fortunately, the .38 caliber bullet lodged in Mr. Roosevelt’s chest muscle and didn’t reach his heart, slowed down by his steel eyeglass case and a folded copy of his 50-page speech that were resting in his jacket.  Amazingly, the Rough Rider went ahead and delivered his speech at the Milwaukee Auditorium before going to the hospital.  He began by telling the crowd, “Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible.  I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot, but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.”

Given the charge of these pages, this anniversary begs the question, “Do bulletproof bras, shapewear, or panties exist?” […]

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.


Mastectomy Bras & Accessories

7 Oct

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

In the United States alone, over 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.  For many of them, some form of mastectomy or lumpectomy becomes a necessary part of their treatment.  And while some patients choose to undergo breast reconstruction at the same time that their mastectomies (and some lumpectomies) are performed, others choose to delay reconstruction, or decide against it altogether.  For these latter two groups of patients, mastectomy bras and accessories can play an important role in the physical and emotional healing process. […]

Editor’s Note

5 Oct

Today, In Form® reaches a significant milestone.  The post below is our 100th since we began publishing them back on October 20, 2009.

Over this past year, we’ve tried our best to stay true to both our name and our goal of being an authoritative source for helpful and interesting information about everything related to bras, panties, and shapewear – apparel designed to flatter the female form.

Our most popular posts in this regard have included “Torsettes – The Hottest Things in Shapewear,” “14 Signs You’re Wearing the Wrong Bra Size,” and “Why Some Panties Fit So Poorly.”

We’ve also tried to write about topics of special concern to certain groups of consumers.  “Curvy Girls, Don’t Forget Your Shapewear in 2010,” “5′ 10″ & Beyond, A Tall Order for Shapewear,” and “Bra Solutions for Full-Busted Women” seem to have resonated well with specific subsets of our readers.

But we’ve also tried not to take things too seriously at times.  Our readers seem to have agreed with this approach.  “Top 11 Olympic Underwear Stories,” “A Song and Dance about Girdles, Bras, and Underpants,” and “Bras, Girdles, and Panties: Memorable Moments in Television History” have all proved to be among our most popular posts.

Naturally, not every post we’ve created has been met with great applause.  But that’s OK.  We hope that every visitor to our blog will find something of interest to her or him, so we plan to continue to write about an eclectic mix of intimates-related topics.

What we first said one year ago is worth repeating again today.  As you’d expect from makers of intimate apparel, we really appreciate your support.

Thank You!

Adam Welsch

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