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Summer UnDressing

April 30, 2017

By TINA WILSON

Tina Wilson Fashion Illustrations on Lingerie Briefs

I get so revved up about the beach that I start packing long before the first summer weekend begins on Fire Island.  Sharing a beach house with numerous people requires a wee bit of discretion with regard to how much of yourself you let “hang out”, even among the dearest of friends.

Packing for the beach house is a dilemma as I must pack for the summer and leave whatever has been chosen in the house for the duration.  There are different moments at the beach as there are in the city and cooking, lounging, exercising, and socializing require well thought out undergarments. Ultimately beach life is about comfort for the body and soul, so shapewear as we know it is forbidden.

Tina Wilson Fashion Illustrations on Lingerie Briefs

My predominant roles in the beach house are chef and instigator of political discourse. I love to prepare meals for large groups and go wild with the ingredients and experiment with salty, sweet and savory.  This summer my focus will be on composed salads like Fried Eggplant, Tomato & Peach Salad with Preserved Lemon or Fresh Corn Cakes with Crab Tomato Salad from Food52.  While cooking I like to wear something loose that allows the breeze to touch my skin, as it gets hot in the kitchen even when you aren’t using the oven. Underneath my thousand-year-old T-dress I might wear a bralet. Hanky Panky’s Retro style or b.tempt’d’s Lace Kiss Bandeau both come to mind to retain some semblance of dignity while moving about the kitchen; and along with said bralet, Hanky Panky’s infamous thong.  For the hotter mid-August days, even that might be too much and OnGossamer’s Mesh thong and a camisole like Fleur’ts Lace Shelf or OnGossamer’s Cabana Cotton Shelf Cami with a loose pair of shorts is about as bare as anyone should get while cooking…The other must have while cooking is music, I’m prone to being all over the place but a little Smiths mixed in with some Sade works for me…. and I have not gotten sick of the soundtrack to “Big Little Lives” yet!

Tina Wilson Fashion Illustrations on Lingerie Briefs

We have a custom of going to watch the sunset at the town dock before dinner, all the locals come out with cocktails in plastic cups and we fraternize until the sun goes down and we oooohhhh and ahhhhh like we’ve never seen a sunset. This moment in time is your best shot at getting “dressed up” for the weekend, the lipstick comes out and so do the ta-tas.  “Show off” bras like Chantelle’s Merci Underwire Push Up or the be.inspired Underwire Push UP  by b.tempt’d look sexy coming or going respectively; particularly layered with a white shirt or low back tank.  Personally, an underwire is out of the question so Montelle’s Wire Free bra is the better option for me.  This is also where shapewear might appear if at all, and I choose a bike short, which works perfectly under a wispy skirt that might any minute get caught by the wind.  Something in a fun color that won’t look like or feel like shapewear such as Yummie’s Everyday Shaping Shortie is ideal.

Tina Wilson Fashion Illustrations on Lingerie Briefs

In the mornings we must put in the exercise to offset the martini consumption that came the night before and a low impact sport bra for the brisk walks is a must.  Again it’s all about comfort and I have discovered the Evolution bra by Knixwear, it’s in the mail on its way to me and it had better live up to all its promises, in the meantime I will humor myself and pretend a more vigorous activity other than bike riding is a possibility and go for something a bit more supportive during low impact moments like b.tempt’d’s Active Underwire Sports Bra. The beach crowd is not the most athletic crowd but we do have our runners and for them I would suggest Curvy Couture’s Ultimate Fit High Impact.

Tina Wilson Fashion Illustrations on Lingerie Briefs

Whatever I end up packing, be assured it will be a glorious summer filled with a little politics, a little sunning, a lot of wine and some mind blowing salads!

 

 

 

 

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Perfection! Le Mystere’s ~ ‘The Perfect 10’ All-In-One Bra

April 29, 2017


With three stunning silhouettes and ten convertible options, Le Mystere has introduced The Perfect 10 bringing new meaning to the all-in-one bra. An unlined lace bralette worn over a plunging strapless bra creates the first show-stopping look. Remove the bralette, fastened with magnetic technology, to reveal a supportive strapless bra with a deep-plunge neckline and slip-free silicone elastics for option two. Wear the lace bralette, with back strap convertibility, on its own for a sexy, barely-there look. Finished with fully removable, adjustable straps that can be worn ten different ways… its versatility knows no bounds.


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When Size Matters ~ Montelle Intimates

April 28, 2017

Montelle Intimates on Lingerie Briefs

There is a great deal of buzz in the marketplace currently; good buzz driven by the millennial call to arms that size doesn’t matter. This inclusion mantra is complemented by a generation of women who have come to age in the most heterogenetic culture in American history. Globalization, birthed by the technical revolution that seized control of our everyday lives during the past decade, has enabled an education on humanity worldwide. I wish I had grown up believing that femininity was not dependent on model perfect bodies, blonde ambition and prescribed behaviors.  But I was born in 1950 and the technical tsunami was not even alive. We had our surge too, thanks to Vietnam and Watergate, but ours was rebellion rather than a quest for amelioration.

In today’s Lingerie market, proffering inclusion is the only path to growth. And one of the loudest mantras guiding the industry is that size does matter. On counterpoint to past fit limitations, brands that pursue the needs of women whose shape issues extend beyond the accepted definition of “average” are the brands that win. Case in point: Montelle’s Essential bralette. Launched last year this style has become a fast and furious best-seller as stores test, sell-out and reorder it constantly. Why? Because it is a sized bralette with a hook and eye back closure that serves a woman 32-40, B-G cups. Jeanne Emory, owner of Bra Genie in Louisiana told me: “The fit is fantastic and having a beautiful AND functional bralette to offer our US F/G clients makes us look as good as it makes them look!” This stretch lace style available in 4 colors for spring 2017 has already found a position in the brands basic assortment for Fall 17. Engineered to gratify women beyond the original bralette target market, Montelle’s interpretation of this key lingerie trend, already proven with stellar sales results, confirms that sometimes size does matter. Contact Annette@Montelle.CA

“It’s Not the Size of the Dog In the Fight, It’s the Size of the Fight In the Dog” ~Mark Twain

 

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Fantasie Best Seller ~ Rebecca Lace Bra With New Lacy Details

April 27, 2017

Fantasie’s best-selling moulded bra returns for SS17, as Rebecca Lace. This moulded, lightweight, breathable collection acquires a little lacy detailing! Plus, Rebecca offers natural shape and uplift whilst boasting a luxurious edge with an exclusively designed, corded lace finish. Available in delicious Cherry in a variety of sizes up to an H cup! Pair with matching brief or thong.

Special features of the Rebecca Lace include:

~ Underwired and wide wired for additional comfort and support
~ Full Cup style
~ Spacer mould offers great shape and fit with full breast coverage in cup, without adding volume
~ Flexibility at neck edge and underarm for ease of fit
~ Seam free cup for smooth look
~ Powernet wings for anchorage and support
~ Centre pull straps and toe back for added support and prevents strap slippage

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Discover b. cherished from b. tempt’d

April 26, 2017

b.cherished is our new favorite lace bra from our friends at b. tempt’d!

Looking for the perfect definition of supportive and sexy? b.tempt’d has got you covered.
We love its gorgeous confetti lace… a modern departure from classic floral- and its sophisticated corsetry details. Available in a feminine pink or alluring black, both sure to take your work or weekend look to the next level.

Shop the entire collection, which includes a t-shirt bra and matching panties HERE!

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Bridal Briefs ~ Simone Perele

April 25, 2017

Simone Perele bridal foundations on Lingerie Briefs

Beyond the wedding dress itself, Simone Pérѐle has recognized an enormous merchandising opportunity at their fingertips. So, we thought we would give a little highlight of their Spring 17 lingerie from “yes, I will marry you until “I do” READ and SEE more here

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