Monthly Archives: July 2013

Aviana Full Figure Bras

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Unlike many bra manufacturers, Aviana (Designs for Comfort) focuses on one type of bra – the full figure bra. In other words, their bras are designed from the start as full figure bras, rather than offering a given style in a full range of sizes. This is why they have such a loyal following. Generally, sizes range from a 34 to a 46 band and cup sizes start with a D or DD and go up to an H. Styles include wire-free, underwire and minimizer bras. You can check them out here:
Aviana Full Figure Bras

Garter Belt Basics

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There has always been some confusion when it comes to garter belts. First off, among the younger crowd, you wear a garter belt with nylon stockings – we usually refer to them as garter stockings to avoid confusion. I have read stories of young women attempting to hook their new garter belt to thigh highs (stay-ups) and getting frustrated because the top of their thigh highs were too thick to hook. One even cut little holes in them (probably through the silicone) in order to  fasten the stockings.  In short, know the difference.
In terms of what to buy,  a lot depends on what you want to spend and how often you plan on wearing one.  If it’s just to try or for a one-time occasion, we sell a Leg Avenue one for under $10.00. It has four plastic garters and is fine for wear with fishnet or nylon/spandex stockings, as long as you’re not going to be heavily dancing the night away. Garter belts with six straps and metal garters generally work best, especially with stockings that have less give, such as all-nylon. Also, if one garter gives way (sometimes a garter can rub against a chair when sitting down, causing the stocking to pop out), you still have two more holding your stocking up.
Brabarella Garter Belts

Rago V-Leg Control Panty, Style 919

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When it comes to shapewear, Rago has an answer to everything. Their V-Leg Control Panty is for someone looking for just a little bit of support – light support if you will. The material is soft and comfortable, enough so that you could wear these as everyday briefs. Four colors are available – black, white, beige and pink/black (shown here).
Rago V-Leg Control Panty, Style 919

Beat the Heat

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Lightweight, airy, sheer chemises can be a life saver on these hot summer days – and summer has just begun! While this one shown here is too sheer to wear out in public (unless you’re using it as a swimsuit coverup), it’s great around the house or apartment – just keep a robe or kimono handy in case the UPS guy comes knocking on the door. Shown here is the Arianne Penelope Chemise
Here are a few more: Chemises from Brabarella Lingerie