Overthinking the Magic Bra

Sandra and I were shopping for bras in what is still called -- in this day and age! -- the "Intimates" department when I saw it: the Maidenform Ultimate Push Up Bra. Have you seen this thing? "Add two cup sizes!" it promises, as well it should, since it seems to contain a small throw pillow's worth of padding in each cup. The bra was pretty ridiculous, really, so we gave it its proper mockery then continued with the special hell that is bra-shopping. ...more

I was shopping for a first training bra with my 11 year old daughter today and the friggin' ...more

Operation Shopping Mall

It was a dreary, windy, humid Sunday and I was tired of being in the house with the kids…for four days…and another school vacation day today.  Please…will these children EVER go back to school for more than three days in a row?  So, after watching two recorded episodes of What Not To Wear, I was primed to go shopping....ContinueLanita Moss A Mother's HoodBirth by Paperwork...more

Busting Out All Over

There are three little words that every big-busted woman out there has grown to know and love. “I’m up here.”...more

The Curse of the 'D' Cup

It is a misconception that big breasts are a blessing. I sometimes fantasise about my reincarnated self and she is everything I am not. A perfect, pert 32B; small, blonde, dainty, a jaw dropping hourglass figure and a manipulative seductress.  She (I) will stand around airport terminals looking sweetly incapable of lifting anything heavier than a credit card whilst looking for 'Mr Big, Strong and Handsome' to carry my bags. Such is the stuff of dreams!...more

After A MRI, Don’t Forget Your Bra

I had to get a MRI today and it was quite an experience. The funny part was, I almost left without an important part of my clothing – my bra. That was the only item I had to take off. Of course that was after the technician used one of those airport metal detector wands all over me, in full view of everyone in the waiting room. Though I remembered to leave my wedding band and watch at home, I wasn’t thinking about wearing a bra with an underwire in it when I left the house....more

Santa Baby, slip an IUD under the tree for meeee....

 Not the typical Christmas list from this girl… My list would probably make any mall Santa turn redder than good ol’ Rudolph’s nose and beg for a lunch break....more

The Breast Intervention

The Breast Intervention Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Kim Sisto Robinson. All right gals, here’s the dilemma. Half of us are wearing the wrong size bra. That’s right. We’re sauntering around town with sagging, wobbling, drooping boobies and let me tell you…it’s not a pretty sight. Women in America are swinging their ta-tas from side to side like old elephant trunks and it has officially become a crisis situation. ...more

Some Thoughts On Undergarments

With the disappearance of small corsetiere shops in cities and towns around the world in recent years, it seems to me that many of us have lost track of how undergarments can be our friends. Without a nice old lady in a tiny shop jammed with merchandise squeezing and measuring us (tell me I’m not the only person who remembers these places) we have been left to fend for ourselves – and it shows. ...more

Oh, my goodness, yes! I may technically belong to this mislead generation, but I blush when my ...more

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Know Your Body, Ladies

I harp incessantly about body types and bra fittings not because I'm some sort of clothing expert but because I've learned by totally doing it wrong. I'm the girl who has had muffin top, a card slot showing, boob spillage, visible panty line and then there was that pair of pants that cut circulation to the rest of my body. So it is my goal to not have you be me. I might be good at a lot of things but dressing myself is not one of them. I'm a 'third time's a charm' kinda girl. ...more

I completely agree that clothes have to fit well, and they have to fit the body one has NOW ...more