Dec 312009

Gel-padded sexy brassiere by After Eden.More elegant than cute, this style is for petite women with sophisticated taste in lingerie. It features gel padding for uplift and added fullness. AA, A and B cups are available in band sizes 32-36. In addition to the usual black and white color options, there is also an absolutely stunning version of this bra in red.

Figleaves carries several styles from After Eden, including this Double Gel bra.

Dec 252009

This mint-green bra in size 32AA is on sale for 73% off retail at Figleaves. It’s a great everyday basic: simple underwire, breathable cotton fabric, lightly lined but not padded. Especially good for teens, but I’ve ordered one for myself; at this price, why not?

It’s also available in a black and white print style. Supplies are limited, as this is a final sale item.


Dec 212009

Sleek, simple, sexy: the little black dress of bras. If you’re scrambling to get all your holiday shopping done, gift certificates are a quick and easy last-minute solution. Just make sure to give it a personal touch — something to let the recipient know you spent some time thinking about what she would like.

My suggestion: get your wife or girlfriend a gift card from a designer lingerie boutique, and offer to go with her to pick out a luscious little indulgence or two. If she’s not the type to go for ruffles and lace, find a place that stocks elegant, classic bra sets from labels like On Gossamer, Chantelle, Lejaby, Huit, and Simone Perele. These high-end luxury brands make figure-flattering intimates in styles featuring sleek, clean lines and the simple beauty of a perfect fit.

Dec 182009
Chemise with molded bra, size 32A

The sale isn’t specifically aimed at petites, but I couldn’t help myself… I have a weakness for Italian designer lingerie. D&G intimate apparel is on sale at up to 61% off for two days only. Go feast your eyes on the sexy… like, now! The sooner you get there, the better chance you have of finding something that fits. If you aren’t already a member of ideeli, this link includes an invitation code.

In the camisoles and chemises, size 1 = 32 A/B… unfortunately, the bras don’t come in anything smaller than a B cup. This is not the place to shop for an AA bra, but if you’re a petite 32B you may well find Dolce & Gabbana intimates to be a good fit. In European high-end designer brands like D&G, sizing tends to run small.

Dec 142009

My favorite padded T-back bra from Wacoal Petites has been discontinued. However, it’s still available for purchase online at many lingerie stores. And if you’re a size 36 B, buy Wacoal #75317 in black on sale for 25% off on Amazon until stock runs out. That’s the best price I’ve been able to find online, outside of auctions… you B-cup women sure are lucky.

Dec 132009

You don’t need to hide your size AA or A breasts under a mega-padded, gravity-defying torture device. Sure, a little enhancement can be great under some circumstances (I wear padded bras under suit jackets and tailored tops, otherwise they gap and sag). But there’s a refreshing new trend beginning to catch on among stylish, confident, beautiful women of all sizes: lingerie that celebrates us and our bodies, just as we are. Continue reading »

Dec 122009

For some reason, the petite padded T-back bra from Wacoal is not listed on their company website. I really hope it isn’t being discontinued, because I only have two of this style and I wear them all the time. They’ve already lasted several years, but at some point I expect I will need replacements. This is my ideal bra, an intimate essential as important as a great pair of undies: simple and streamlined — I don’t like a lot of fussy details, little bows and other such nonsense — but still beautiful… and somehow really comfortable. I even wrote an Amazon review of my beloved Wacoal #75317.

Front Close Racerback Padded Bra by Wacoal

If you’re a size AA or even an A cup, you may have noticed (as I have) that the “support” issue doesn’t really apply to you. I have no idea what it feels like to have a big old pair of bouncy, floppy, heavy, damn sexy breasts that require harnessing. To me, a bra is mostly about nipple coverage. Wires and hooks are generally a real pain in my skinny ribcage… so when I find an exception, something with pads and contouring and a convenient front clasp — in other words, the sort of thing a real woman with curves might wear — it’s a pretty itty bitty big deal.

Dec 102009

Victoria’s Secret has come a long way since I first ventured in as a self-conscious teen with no breasts. Now, at age 30, I still have very little boobs… but VS has finally recognized the fact that teens and small-busted women like to be able to wear bras and sexy lingerie that actually fits. Hence, the Victoria’s Secret Pink line: a collection of adorable little bras, undies, and other intimates.

VS Pink is not luxury lingerie. The bras are simple and pretty, with minimal frills. I find the padded push-up styles a little awkward, but the lightly lined T-shirt bra is a great fit for everyday wear. The one shown here comes in black as well.

Sizes: 32AA-C; 34A-C; 36B-C.

Petite bra from Victoria's Secret, available in size AA.