This is the real secret, the Universal Law of getting dressed everyday and looking spectacular! All of us almost daily have a challenge with getting dressed. Whether it’s a blouse that opens where you don’t want it to, not good for the corporate meeting! OR, visible panty lines, back cleavage, back and side fat spilling over your bra, we all have been there at one point or another and needed a little assistance from one of our miraculous lingerie items that can be an answer to a woman’s prayers.
So here are the universal secrets of dressing to assist you in the future. Real friends tell their friends about these fabulous finds:
Back and Side Issues spilling over a bra:
This brand is one of the best treasures! Sassybax has been featured on Oprah, and comes in an underwire, or no underwire camisole, strapless camisole bra, strapless bra, and a racerback. These items are famous for support and no back fat. You can put these garments on over your head or around your feet and up over your hips. Many women have limited mobility so this garment can be put on over your feet. Great for Post Op, Post Mastectomy or Breast Augments and Reductions. Sassybax goes up to a size 2X.
Fashion Tape from Hollywood Tape
Unbelievably wonderful for any type of issue, even hemming pants. This tape comes in every shape and size imaginable. Its double sided and can be used in multiple ways. Around $10.00 a box, this little gem can be your best friend!
Gaps in your bra need Cookies!
Your bra might fit great, but every woman’s body changes from one day to the next. If you have a bit of a gap in your bra, you can utilize something we call “cutlets” or cookies. These little friends are a very natural silicone ½ breast enhancement that can be placed under your breasts and will bump your breasts right up so you will gap no longer. You may need to take them out though, when your breast tissue is fuller at certain times of the month.
Visible Panty Lines/”Hail Damage”/Thigh Issues
We shall cover all of the above with many ideal inventions from some amazing suppliers!
Check out what Oprah ahs to say about Spanx:
Spanx is an amazing line of support garments specially designed for all body types. Spanx sizes go from an XS-2X in many of their collections. There are too many choices to mention in the Spanx line. Some of the highlights are the Power Panty, which reached below the butt and thigh area, perfect for women who just want to look smooth at the abdomen and the thighs. The Higher Power Panty which is just like the Power Panty only reaches above the waistline right under your breasts. Berkshire also makes a thin garment hosiery version of a Capri Slimmer and a High Waisted Support hosiery. A little less expensive and wonderful support!
Strapless Slips/Full Slips/Bodysuits
Spanx makes many versions to assist with all areas of your body. Most of us have a little “hail damage” which is what we call our thigh issues, and Spanx is a true blessing.
Sassybax and Spanx also make leggings, and capris that can be worn as underwear or everdaywear. Spanx has a pant, capri and skirt with built in hosiery which is fabulous! Sassybax has been featured on Good morning America and Vanessa Williams and Katherine Zeta Jones are both big fans of this brand.
When Underwire is just too much, and you shouldn’t wear it everyday anyways if you can avoid at least a day a week with a good support Non-Underwire Bra. Even a Sports Bra that is Non-Underwire will do!
Spanx and Sassybax are must haves for any wardrobe! Available is Plus sizes, their camisoles are wonderful for everday and supportive, and Spanx makes a Bra called Brallelujah which is designed out of hosiery. Many of our customers even work out in this bra for comfort and support! Sassybax camis come in many fun colors to be worn under garments or as everyday wear.
Support by Niki and MMK
Niki lingerie is out of the UK and its gorgeous, stylish and beautiful even in the support. Bras, knickers, support underwear, support with style. MMK is a new company out of the US that designs camisoles, ½ camisoles, thongs and briefs with support built right in. You still feel pretty and feminine as this brand has lace trim. Almost a “neoprene” like texture, surprisingly comfy, a wonderful line!
Its Nipple in Here!
Yes, ladies, when you don’t want your headlights to show here are a few options:
Pasties Flowers that can go over your nipples. Contours that go over your entire breast. NuBra, produced by a Mastectomy company, not the knock off, so it really sticks up to 80 wears. This gem comes in a silicone version, perfect to add a cup size to any bra A/B/C cup size recommended. Aprodite, which is a cloth versions that comes in AA-B cup. The Aphrodite has a bump pad so it gives the breasts a bump “A little something, something” is what we call it. The Featherlite, which is cloth as well A-D no bump pad just thin material. Nubra is not recommended for lift, just coverage and a bit of cleavage. Nubra comes with a clip to enhance the cleavage. Completely backless, perfect for low back dresses, wedding gowns, halter tops anything you might need coverage for. Lastly the Seamless Nubras are paper-thin coverage with no seams showing. The Nubra comes with a cleanser for about $10.00 which assists in the lifespan of the adhesive. You should never put any oils, perfumes, powder or lotions on your chest before you stick these on or it will wear down the adhesive. Many of the women that work with me still use their Nubras for enhancers in their bras when the adhesive no longer sticks!
Very Low Back/Strapless Dress
Many Bridal Gowns and Cocktail Dresses have this claim to fame. DD+ ladies are especially challenged with this dilemma. Many bustiers are low enough in the back to wear under this type of a scenario. Bustiers from Felina, LeMystere, and VaBien are some of the finest examples for lift and support. You can also be fitted with a bra that can be lowered in the back and ties around the front, this is called a “convertible bra”. A strapless bra or camisole can be a perfect if the dress is at “bra level”.
Halter bras can be a wonderful answer to just that extra bit of support as your straps can tie behind your neck for additional support. Many of the bras that have arrived on the market this year can be worn multiple ways. Your basic way, strapless, T-Back, or Halter. This is a must have for any ladies wardrobe!
Forever New/Stain Remedy
So you are serious enough about your Lingerie to pay $60.00+ for a bra. Forever New allows your Lingerie to last up to 30% longer than Woolite. The bandwidth elasticity is key to support longterm. Stain Remedy is by far the best stain remover around.
Arianne designs camisoles in every color up to a 2X. These camisoles are famous for their beautiful textures and designs. The key to these camisoles is the microfibre which allows a woman support and to not have to wear a bra if she doesn’t want to up to a DD. The straps are wide enough to add the bra if desired. Pretty enough to wear out, on their own!
Many women have sloping shoulders and it’s a daily ritual to be pulling your bra up over your shoulders almost as irritating as the women that works next to you, blows her nose! There is a couple magical things that can be done:
You can purchase a strap that attaches to the straps in the back, which holds the straps in so they will not slide down. Pampered Passions Fine Lingerie also has an “In-house” tailor that can take your straps in about an inch in the back so your straps will never fall off your shoulders again!
Your body changes, why buy a new bra:
So your body has changed a bit and your bra is brand new. The bandwidth is a bit tight and you don’t know what to do. We have an extender that you can place on the back of your bra strap that allows you extra “wiggle-room”. What if you have lost weight and the bandwidth is too big, tailor the bra in the bandwidth.
Low in the Front Blouses or Dresses:
U Plunge bras from Fashion Forms are a wonderful solution to the lowest of low! Bra-level in the back but a deep plunge in the front and the sides of this beauty provides support, lift and cleavage. What more could you ask for!
Le Mystere No9
Attention Plastic Surgeons and Breast Aug/Reduction Patients!
Best Bra for a Boob job! Designed by a Plastic Surgeon,
Short people have a Reason
Petite Lingerie can be found amply this day and age! Look for P/S (meaning Petite/Small) or AA bras, babydolls, camisoles etc….Arianne makes P/S sizes, gowns, camis, chemises, Gracya Bras are known for their fit for AA’s and A cup sizes. Hanky Panky has their world famous thongs in an XS.
Stocking Issues. This might be the best tip of all:
If you are 5’8” or taller graduate to a Plus Size, 1X or Queen size stocking. This will give you the additional material needed and not make your legs look like they have “muffin tops” when you wear them.
Here comes the Bride Tips
Purchase 2 pair of stockings, you are likely to run the first pair when putting them on because you are nervous on your special day. Purchase 2 garters, one to throw and the other to have as a keepsake.
Lastly, have everyone else buy your Lingerie for you! Register with a store, like http://www.pamperedpassions.com either On- line or if you live in Colorado at the Retail Store location and have everyone else purchase your lingerie for you.
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