Friday, December 23, 2011

Frey Revolution

Beach weather is far off, but if you see a good bikini it's always a good time to check it out. And Undercover Lingerista has an excellent article on the Freya Revolution, a new strapless bikini. So if you're heading someplace warm this New Years, give it a look.


Although I am a convert to cup sized swimwear, a part of me does pine for the gorgeous strapless and bandeau bikinis found on the high street. I initially resigned myself to the idea that the strapless bikini was just not engineered for the larger bust, but I soon realised that I was mistaken. On browsing Simply Beach, I was overjoyed to come across a certain Freya bikini, whose name suggested that it was the end of my strapless bikini envy. 

Read More: Simply Beach and the Freya 'Revolution'

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Actress Sues FHM Over Photoshop


Every so often, I come across a story that, for whatever reason, amuses or tickles me in the right way. This week, that particular article is an article that appeared in Jezebel about an Iranian actress who is suing FHM magazine for photoshopping her clothes out of her cover picture. From the article:

...Malik claims that when she posed for the photographer, she wore a bikini, hot pants and a thong — topless, but never fully nude. She's suing the publication for $2 million.

Read More: Actresses Sues Mag For Photoshopping Her Nude

Friday, December 2, 2011

Fashion History

Like with all things, with fashion it's important to know one's history. You have to know where you've come from before you can know where you're going. But there's so much of it and most of it is completely alien to us, that it's hard to know where to start or what to research. Well if you're interested in researching your fashion history, Vintage Fashion Guild has an interesting fashion timeline, from 1800 on.



"The fashion canvas of the 18th century changed radically as the 19th century began and simpler, lighter brushstrokes were applied. Fashion in the first two decades mimicked classical Grecian drapery with its fluid lines. Bodices were minimal, cut to end under the bust thereby achieving a high waist that defined the silhouette."

Read More: Fashion Timeline

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Lyla

While we all like examining entire lingerie lines, but sometimes it's nice to just hear about a single article of clothing. Thus I found Becky's review of The Freya 'Lyla', for Invest in Your Chest quite informative and interesting, in addition to that amazing color scheme.


The fitters were wonderful though, as everyone who was ushered in left with a goodie bag and a smile on their face. Since my Busts 4 Justice days I’ve been fitted by most people and in many ways, so I consider myself pretty well educated on a good fit. And I have to say, as a pedantic fitting fanatic, Eveden really raised the bra

Read more: Bras for 28+ Bands Reviewed: The Freya 'Lyla'

Thursday, October 27, 2011

All Hallow's Eve

Halloween weekend is almost upon us and I know some of us don't have our costumes ready. Not to worry, as Intimate Guide showcases a selection of sexy adult costumes for discerning women.

The Couture collection on Chelsea Manor is crafted from the best materials, including velvet, satin, chiffon. Costumes feature soft boning in the bodice. Each fashion-forward design concept is made in limited quantities, unlike the usual 5000+ for standard costumes.

 Read More: Halloween Costumes - The Darker Side of Sexy

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Best Tights For Winter

Winter is approaching fast which means different types of clothing to help with the cold weather. But that doesn't mean that your clothes can't look good, even lingerie and tights, as Treacle for The Lingerie Addict explains with her top tights for winter.

"...the one perk of the winter season is that I finally get to wear the tights I've been stockpiling for the last 12 months. Many of you know that my blog started off as Stockings Addict and let me tell you, I am a tights fiend. I collect hosiery the way some people collect baseball cards."

Monday, October 3, 2011

Who Sells Lingerie in Saudi Arabia?

Lingerie stores in Saudi Arabia have historically been staffed exclusively by men. This meant that women have no choice but to discuss the intimate subject with male strangers, being sized up at a glance through their robes since measurements cannot be made due to laws that prohibit unmarried men and women from touching, and given an attempted estimate of size. The lingerie salesmen give suggestions on what would suit the women, which could undoubtedly be an uncomfortable experience for her. Wouldn't hiring women to run lingerie stores solve these issues? Steps are being taken to make this happen. Read Margaret Hartman's article, "Saudi Arabia Says Goodbye to Male Lingerie Salesman" on Jezebel.
"Talking to a saleswoman about your underwear is often a bit awkward, but it could be much worse. To replicate the Saudi Arabian bra-buying experience, you'd have to find a middle-aged male Victoria's Secret salesman and ask him to guess your bra size and describe the fit of a lacy panty. For years, women in the country have been forced to buy undergarments from male clerks, but soon they may be able to buy a bra from someone who's actually worn one."
Read more: http://jezebel.com/5839216/saudi-arabia-says-goodbye-to-male-lingerie-salesman
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/saudiarabia/8575638/Saudi-Arabian-lingerie-law-ends.html
http://www.stylist.co.uk/people/lingerie-triumph-in-saudi-arabia#image-rotator-2

Monday, September 26, 2011

Bra Bulge - Too Tight?

We all hate the unsightly back bulge caused by bras that don't fit quite right. Think it's because it fits too snugly? That's likely not the case.
Read Is My Bra Too Tight? on RealSimple.com.


Q: I always look like I have back fat. Is my bra too tight?

 A: No, it’s actually too loose. A properly fitting bra is the key to a smooth back. Here are three strategies to prevent bra-induced bulge:
 
Make sure the band fits snugly (you should be able to slide only one finger underneath it) and sits low under your shoulder blades. “When the band is too large, the bra rides up in the back, which creates a roll,” says Lauren Amerine, a co-owner of Isabella Fine Lingerie, in Chicago. (Remember: The band should fit perfectly on the loosest hook, since the bra will inevitably stretch out.)
 
Look for a bra with a band that is wide under the arms and across the back to help hold in soft flesh (the closure should have a row of two or three hooks, not one hook).

http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/shoes-accessories/lingerie-hosiery/is-my-bra-too-tight-00000000026508/index.html

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fashion for the Season: Riding Boots

Among the new trends springing up this season are riding boots! The beauty of these is that there are just so many ways to wear them, no matter what your style may be. Check out Whitney Nelson's blog Here to see how it's trending and how you could pull these off.

"Hello fashion lovers! So with fall almost in full gear, it's time to work this seasons hottest trends. Lets put those summer sandals away and break out the riding boots! This is a celebrity fav and definitely a boot that can take you well into fall or even right into winter (depending on where you live, of course). So check out how some of the hottest in Hollywood have styled this season's footwear trend."

 http://styledbywhit.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-fashion-alert-riding-boots.html

Thursday, September 8, 2011

It's New York Fashion Week!

It's day one of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City! The trends for the season are coming into light as models begin flooding the runways this week, showing off designers' hot new styles. Check out the Trend Report on Elle.com for expansive galleries of what's going on in the fashion world this season Here!

 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Lingerie Addict

"Every woman deserves the gift of sexy lingerie, no matter her budget, her weight, her shape, her complexion, her sexual orientation, or her relationship status."
The words of the lovely Treacle, founder of the wonderful blog The Lingerie Addict. This quote is an excerpt from her blog post 9 Things I've Learned About Lingerie in the Past Year in which she shares her thoughts on what she's learned about lingerie through the run with her fruitful blog that's well worth the read!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Lingerie!

Summer is upon us and we all have to choose the right lingerie and underwear to stay comfortable in the heat! From lingerie for women to undershirts for men, check out this helpful and cool article by Mary Beth Adomaitis from LoveToKnow!
As temperatures rise during the summer, lingerie styles for women and men heat up as well. Don't let modesty hold you back from keeping cool on those hot summer days -- and nights.
Stay cool this summer everyone!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Underfashion Club Social Media Seminar


The Underfashion Club hosted a panel discussion of Social Media. Moderated by Ellen Lewis from Lingerie Briefs, the discussion covered Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LInked In, and Blogs. The panel consisted of: Guido Campello, VP of Branding & Innovation, Cosebella; Dan Sackrowitz, VP Marketing, Bare Necessities; and Aaron Mandlebaum, Web Marketing Manage, Big M (Mandee's).

Friday, May 13, 2011

Choosing Lingerie For Your Body Type

Lingerie shopping can be a daunting experience if you aren't sure about what would work best with your body. Before you go shopping for lingerie, realistically analyze and consider your figure. Without being too critical, look into the mirror and make an overall assessment about what you’re working with. Choose the areas of your body that you’re proud of and willing to bring out and be aware of areas that you’d rather downplay. Your lingerie should showcase the most appealing portions of your body while concealing areas you don’t feel quite as confident about. There are plenty of different options for lingerie style. What would work best for you depends on your body type and what you’re aiming to do with your figure.
            The bust certainly gets a lot of attention, making it important to be sure that you adorn your bosom appropriately to maximize your appeal. If you have a small bust that you wish to add some volume to, try a style that brings the bust out. Halter styles can do wonders to enhance your cleavage by pulling the bust up and in. Wearing something with tiered ruffles gives volume and a sweet feminine vibe. When looking for a lift, you can’t go wrong with a push-up bra with some padding and underwire for extra support. If you feel that your build is too slim, two-piece lingerie is recommended to construct a curvy hourglass impression. Boy shorts also look great with this type of figure.
            If you have a larger upper body with a tummy, your body type could be described as apple-shaped. In this case, a goal is to disguise that tummy and redirect attention to parts of your body that you feel confident about. Strategically choose differing colors for two-piece lingerie. Having a darker color for your bottom than your top slims down your tummy and balances your proportions. Drive the attention to your bust with something low-cut or a bustier to accentuate your cleavage. If you have larger breasts, bandeau styles, plunging neckline, and ruffle trims could work very well for you. Avoid padding and opt for something more subtle.
If you’re pear-shaped with bountiful hips, thighs, and buttocks that you’re looking to narrow down, this can be done with long, flowing lingerie. Gowns that drape around the upper thigh such as babydoll teddies, tunic-style tanks, and negligees cling to your curves and are useful for hiding the top bit of your thighs, especially if there are some ruffles along the hem. Corsets can also be used to draw attention upwards and take 2-3 inches from your waistline while bringing out your bust and cleavage. Boy shorts could also compliment a full bottom very nicely.
A few extra tips to keep in mind: If you’re tall, consider emphasizing the length of your legs with a garter belt. It gives a classic kind of sexy that works best with height. Darker colors are known for giving a slimming effect, so use them for any areas that you’d like to cut down or deemphasize. Lastly but most importantly, be sure to buy your lingerie in the correct size! Wearing something too tight or too loose could be uncomfortable and just won’t look as great on you as something specifically built for your body type. Be comfortable with yourself and revel in your sex appeal. When you radiate confidence, you’re irresistible.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The WOW Factor




Frances Cole Jones teaches how to make a powerful impression and grasp the attention of your business audience through the discussion of her book, "The WOW Factor".

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Underfashion Club Event with Frances Cole Jones on The WOW Factor

For all those that missed our March 30th seminar with Frances Cole Jones on "The WOW Factor", here's some great tips from the speaker herself! Enjoy!

 To sign up and stay ontop of future seminars and Underfashion Club events, please visit: Underfashion Club on the Web !

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor: February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011


Our deepest regrets and condolences to the family, friends and fans of Elizabeth Taylor. Actress, model, philanthropist and fashion icon -- She will be dearly missed. 

She made us look good. :) 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Underfashion on Your Big Day

     When it comes to choosing intimate apparel, there aren’t many occasions that will undergo as much deliberation as when deciding on what to wear under your dress on your wedding day. This special event calls for special attention to your lingerie, and price, comfort, and style should all be taken into consideration. Keep these tips in mind while doing your shopping.
          
 - Set A Budget. Try to keep aware of how much you intend to spend. Expect to use around $50-$75 for a stylish and dress-appropriate set of undergarments. Good lingerie isn’t cheap and cheap lingerie isn’t good. Since you’re going to be wearing this lingerie all day, it’s extremely important to make sure it’s comfortable. Discomfort leads to irritability, which would make it difficult to sustain a good mood throughout the entire wedding.

- Make Sure It's Quality. Choose lingerie that is designed well and made with agreeable material. Make sure it isn’t too loose or tight and actually fits. Don’t let uncomfortable underwear ruin your wedding day; wear something you wouldn’t mind dancing and moving in for hours on end. When you feel good, you look beautiful.

- Make it Sexy. As much as it’s important to feel comfortable, it’s also essential that your lingerie makes you feel sexy and alluring. What you choose to wear under your dress affects how you look as much as how you feel. Your lingerie should be supportive, have invisible panty/bra lines, and compliment your shape. A corset or shapewear can do wonders for your breasts and waist. Would you rather wear pantyhose or a garter belt? The specific details of the dress must also be considered when choosing your undergarments.

-Color Co-Ordinate. Make it match in color and style. Does your dress show your back or shoulders? You’d want to get a bra that appropriately fits under your dress, since having straps peeking through can really take away from your dress and image. Stitching the edge of your bra to your dress can help prevent it from slipping out of place.

-Try Something Different. Be daring for this special occasion. Do you really want to narrow your options when you have the perfect excuse to go all out? This is a night to remember. Unique, adventurous lingerie can really make your wedding night an astonishing and unforgettable experience.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Don't forget to register!

10 Things You Can Do Today to WOW Tomorrow! (A member's only event)
Wednesday, March 30
5:30 to 7:30 PM
8 West 40 Street, 7th Floor, NYC

Frances Cole Jones believes that every encounter provides you with an opportunity to positively influence colleagues, employers, even competitors.

Join us and find out how to improve your Wow factor, catching your targeted audience and keeping their trust. All attendees will receive a copy of Ms. Jones’ latest book "The Wow Factor" and have an opportunity to meet the author.


Click the image or link below to be lead to your registration form!
http://www.underfashionclub.org/pdfs/events/TenWaysToWow_0330.pdf

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Underfashion Club's Femmy Gala 2011

A big thanks to all our attendees and members for another wonderful Femmy Gala this year!

Friday, February 11, 2011

2011 Femmy Gala Pictures

The pictures from the Femmy's are up! Take a look at them here.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Femmy Awards















On February 1, at the Underfashion Club's Femmy Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, six intimate apparel students from the Fashion Institute of Technology  competed in the 8th annual student design contest. The contest is an integral part of the Underfashion Club's mission to help educate, influence and attract new talent for the industry.
The six garments were displayed throughout the evening, and the 600+ gala attendees representing all facets of the international intimate apparel community cast their votes, as follows:

1st Prize of $4,000 was awarded to Amy Bittner (garment #3) for her "Love Knows No End"
2nd Prize of $3,000 was awarded to Nathalie Quirin (garment #6) for her "Ethereal"
3rd Prize of $2,100 was awarded to Elizabeth NeSmith (garment #1) for her "Grand Pas de Willis"


The three remaining finalists, listed in alphabetical order, each received $300:

Rachel Erickson (garment #5) - "Moonlight Fancy"
Daisy Hartmann (garment #2) - "Russian Summer Dream"
Suong Phan (garment #4) - "Comme un Phantome"

The two contest sponsors, providing the $10,000 in awards, were:

Regina Miracle International Ltd.
Stretchline Holdings Ltd.

Monday, January 10, 2011