Our recent post about trends in lingerie made a quick mention of Pantone's color of the year: ultra-violet.
That's right; the Pantone people pick a new fashion color every year. Maybe it's just to get us add it to our wardrobes (it is their job, after all). But colors do carry meaning and energy. According to their website, "Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance." Think of Prince, Jimi Hendrix, and David Bowie, they suggest.
Although there aren't any women on that list (hello, Alice Walker), there is something mystical and feminine about the color purple. For too long, our culture has ignored (or even covered up) women's creativity and contributions. Even more relevant this year is the courage of those who sparked the #timesup movement. So maybe wearing purple is a good reminder. Yep, I can stay strong in the face of challenges, and keep the focus on my goals.
Shades of purple are personal favorites, too. It's my go-to color whenever I splurge on a mani/pedicure. It also dominated my mother's closet. So these hues remind me of her, especially now that she's gone. Maybe 2018 is my year, after all.
Today's post rounds up some great brands that come in a variation of 2018's official fashion color---from pale lavender to deep violets. Nearly every bra style and size is represented here, including pocketed mastectomy and nursing bras. So if you need to stock up on new bras or undies this year, you might think of adding this mighty color to your lingerie wardrobe.
Shades of Purple Bra and Panty SetsPanache Tango Bra Available in Bands 28-40, Cups E-K via Bravissimo Gossard Glossies Lace Bra Available in Bands 30-36, Cups C-G via Bare Necessities Pour Moi? Amour Underwire Non-Padded Bra Available in Bands 30-44, Cups D-J via Figleaves Cosabella Never Say Never Soft Cup Nursing Bralette Available in S-XL, 1X - 3X via Nordstrom Warner's Smooth FX T-Shirt Bra Available in Bands 34-40, Cups B-D via Bare Necessities Wacoal Lace Underwire Bra Available in Bands 32-40, Cups C-DDD via Nordstrom Clo Intimo Kali Soft Bra Available in Sizes S-L via Anthropologie L'Agent by Agent Provocateur Idalia Non Padded Demi Cup Bra Available in Bands 32-36, Cups A-E via Figleaves Natori Chic Comfort Underwire Full Figure Bra Available in Bands 30-49, Cups DD-H via Nordstrom Panache Clara Bra Available in Band 30-40, Cups D-J via Bravissimo Amoena Bianca Soft Cup Bra (pocketed) Available in Bands 32-38, Cups B-D via Nordstrom Curvy Couture Tulip Lace Push-Up Bra Available in Bands 34-44, Cups C-H via Bare Necessities Elomi Bijou Flirt Underwire Molded Bra Available in 34-44, Cups E-H via Nordstrom
Will you be wearing the 2018 color of the year, even if it's just underneath it all?
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