When I was 16 years old, I spent a summer in France: the goal of which was to learn to speak French. But the summer gifted me with much more than language skills. It introduced me to a culture whose respect for the female body was clear in the underpinnings of their art as well as their style. It spoke of a casual elegance, and it informed my perception of feminism. I … Read More
In the many years that I’ve been writing about lingerie, the availability, variety and general awareness of full bust options has massively expanded. And yet still no other region – and especially not the US – has quite managed to achieve what Poland has in this niche. Full-busted lingerie bloggers today know that this country is well ahead of the curve when it comes to, well, curves, but things haven’t always been … Read More
This month On Gossamer highlights the Mesh Underwire Bra, another style that lives up to the brand’s ethos, effortless underwear in light as air fabrics. Unlined and feeling like nothing on the skin, it is, nonetheless, engineered for comfortable support fitting sizes 32-36, A-DDD cups. An inner sling enhances support for DD-DDD cups. Emulating the attributes of a diaphanous web, it is designed in a luxury Italian mesh while, simultaneously, the inner framed construction … Read More
Today, I am singing the praises of Chantelle’s new High Support Everyday Sports Bra. This is not a sale’s pitch, merely an opinion. I feel compelled to say that this style is the most satisfying underwire sports bra that I have worn in years. That is not to say that I do not have a range of choices from excellent brands at my disposal, because I do. They do the job … Read More
My sister used to tease me: “Do any of your readers actually know what you sleep in?” And my response: “Do you have to be a painter to recognize fine art?” After all, merchandising is really a form of curating. Either you have the eye, or you do not. I have always loved the elements of fine lingerie, intricate lace patterns, exquisitely draped fabrics, precious details, and excellent tailoring. Most of all, … Read More
Created in 2014 by Irina Shad, an aspiring theatrical costumer and fashion design instructor, Less is A’mor is a Canadian lingerie and swimwear brand that’s on the rise.
Aiming to imbue her designs with a sense of sophistication, Shad’s collection is best described as ‘classic with a modern twist’. Outside of swimwear, she works with an almost exclusively black and white color palette, and focuses on very timeless silhouettes for her loungewear … Read More