Bustiers and Basques: Flattering and Festive

What are bustiers and basques? The dictionary defines a bustier as a close-fitting strapless bra that you can wear as outerwear. According to the French, it’s merely a longline bra. A basque is longer, and often includes garters or suspenders. But the terms seem interchangeable. And both styles veer into “only for the boudoir” territory, […]

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Shapewear Goes Stealth: The Power of Powermesh

Shapewear Goes Stealth: The Power of Powermesh

The first time I ever went to Curve (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth) I remember a huge emphasis on sexy shapewear. Every brand seemed to be trying to transform shapewear into something fashionable and desirable, rather than some beige piece making you feel like an overstuffed sausage. While that movement appears to have gone […]

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wedding day

What to Wear Under Your Wedding Dress

The last time I had to worry about what to wear under a wedding dress, it was in 1984. Back then, it took a few weeks to find the right strapless bra in my 34DD size—one that would give me support and the right amount of oomph. Plus, it needed to be beautiful but sturdy […]

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