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I work for American Eagle Aerie, and I wanted to update you guys on some of the new Aerie bras that have been released over the past year. Finding bras online that fit just right is tough, and sometimes bras even vary in size within the same brand — so we’d love to have you stop by an Aerie store for a personalized fitting. Check our website to find one in your area.
Drew: “The Party Girl”Coming in as a Double Whoa, Drew is the most push up that Aerie offers in a bra. She adds two cup sizes! Drew is very similar to the VS Miraculous bra, but in my experience it’s a lot softer and more comfortable to wear.
Drew does start at a 32AA; however, like the Aerie Emma bra, this one can be an awkward fit in the smaller cup sizes. There is so much padding that even on full A-cup breasts, it tends to gap at the tops of the cups.
In a recent Slate Magazine column, Simon Doonan cites Rooney Mara’s Dragon Tattoo nude scenes as evidence suggesting the wispy waif look of ’60s “cool girls like Twiggy, Ali McGraw, [and] Mia Farrow” could make a comeback soon. And even though he additionally cites European health scares caused by leaky implants, he fails to definitively predict the answer to his own sub-headline “Could small breasts make a comeback?”
Jacqueline Burt, blogger for Café Mom’s “The Stir”, also looks to Ms. Mara, but points out her off-screen glamour as she walked the red carpet of the Golden Globe awards along with other small-busted celebs Claire Danes, Charlize Theron, and Evan Rachel Wood. Burt suggests the rejection of cosmetic surgery by more and more movie stars is indicative of a return to the glamorous flapper style of the jazz age.
I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to discover bralettes. The bralette is the perfect in-between solution to a proper (e.g. underwire) bra and going without (which is never acceptable outside the house in my book. But don’t get me started on that). Or actually, I should say, the padded bralette is the solution. Because really, what’s the point of an unpadded bralette for the AA-contingent? There are, of course, lined bralettes. But since they offer nothing in support, they’re again sort of pointless for us small girls.
Anyway, getting off track… Back on track now! Enter: the Coobie Seamless Bralette. The Coobie website describes their seamless bralette as “…simply the most amazing bra you’ll ever buy. Ultra comfortable, supportive, and inexpensive – it’s the perfect combination.” From my experience, this is accurate. The bra is ridiculously comfortable and its removable pads are substantial, so it rivals regular bras in support. Also, it is “one size fits most” and that includes 34AA (it fits me perfectly).
Citing major interest and ‘fantastic success’ at the CurveNY and CurveNV trade shows, UK intimate apparel maker Royce Lingerie is exploring the American market. If things pan out and their American presence reflects that of their British market, this will be great news for the stateside petite population.
It now comes in nude as well as black and white, and Lynn has made several key improvements to the design. Specifically, she and her team have changed the following details:
- Lengthened the straps by two inches, and changed the adjusters so they lay flatter against the back.
- Made the pockets inside the cups wider so it’s easier to insert your own breast forms/pads if you want.
- Doubled up the front panel in the white and nude Zee Bras! so you can’t see the pads through it.
- Changed the design of the outside pad — it now has tapered edges.
- Moved the tag inside the pocket.
Check out my review of the new Zee Bra after the jump.
In this post I will be reviewing a beautiful purple nightgown by Honeydew Intimates.
Size Small, 95% Rayon, 5% Spandex
This nightgown is absolutely beautiful.
Yes, I am partial to purple, as it has been my favorite color since I was 7 years old and realized that pink was overrated.
But this nightgown truly exudes royalty and sophistication.
It hits right above my knee. The fabric is very soft and perfect for summer nights (which is nearly every night as I live in Florida!)
With its lace straps and cute bow in the middle, I feel so feminine when wearing it.
It has adjustable straps which I wear on the smallest option–being so small-chested, it supports me perfectly and provides a very nice shape.
It’s vital that I mention the hook and eye closure feature of this nightgown. I wear it on the smallest hook and it is very comfortable.
I am so grateful that the nightgown has this option! My petite frame normally drowns in anything that is labeled size “small,” and many times even “extra small.”
This nightgown, however, was made for me. (That’s how I feel when I wear it!)
After reading through a few older articles here a while back, I discovered that members-only sites like Ideeli are great resources for saving money on high-end stuff. I immediately sought out and signed up for as many of these sites as I could. (I even found some clothes for myself.) So when I wrote that I was looking for summer birthday gift ideas, Amanda suggested Between the Sheets. Lo and behold, in today’s email, Zulilly, which typically features 90% baby/kids stuff has Between the Sheets lingerie on sale in their Womens section. If you’re not familiar with Between the Sheets, check out Amanda’s article here.
It is worth noting: Registration is required to take advantage of these sites, but registration is free and they don’t ask for any credit card info until you actually buy something.
I also wondered if the Wick ‘em could mitigate the hot, sweaty hellishness of silicone bra inserts (pads you shove underneath your boobs, inside your bra). Also known as “fillets,” “chiclets,” or “breast enhancers,” these are meant to help fill out your bra cups and create the illusion of cleavage when you haven’t got it.
I hate bra inserts (does anyone really call them “chiclets?” I may have made this up), but they’re not a bad fix if you’re flat-chested and don’t want to look ridiculous in a suit jacket. I figured it would be nice to have a layer of soft, absorbent fabric between my skin and the sweaty silicone.
The Wick ‘em Bra Liner comes in two versions: soft bamboo for sensitive skin, and the original “moisture-management” fabric liner which is designed to wick away sweat. Both are lined with cotton on the inside. These bra liners are perhaps not as useful for women with small breasts who are less prone to rashes and chafing, but there is an A/B cup size available.
I couldn’t find a description on the Wick ‘em web site of the specific fabric blend used in the “moisture management” liner, so I decided to try the bamboo bra liner just to be safe (my skin is quite sensitive to certain materials).
Just a note about my issue with wires: they often dig in under my breasts, sometimes to the point of bruising. My favorite bras don’t cause this kind of pain, but unfortunately with some styles it is unavoidable.