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My Bra Lee Underwire Patches

For those of you who wear underwire bras and suffer through your underwire poking through or if you are like me, reach in and pull it out all together. I came across an interesting solution so you do not have to chuck that barely worn bra in the garbage or walk around with one underwire in and and one underwire out.

Over at Etsy there is a shop called MyBralee out of Los Angeles. The designer has developed a patch that you can put over the spot where your underwire is poking through keeping it from harming your skin and coming all the way.

My Bra Lee underwire bra patch from Etsy

Ingenious! Perhaps she should be marketing to bra makers so they can put them on in advance! Anyway, they are pretty inexpensive at $4.99 a pop for a package of two (one color) plus $1 to $2 bucks for delivery. At the moment there is the option of black, nude, white, or red. Or you can buy a multi pack of various colors for $9.99.

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Full Beauty Comfort Choice Bra Giveaway

It certainly has been a year of getting to know about the plus size bras available to women. This month’s giveaway is sponsored by FullBeauty.com and they are offering one lucky woman a Comfort Choice Gel Strap Bra which is available in sizes 38B to 54G. If you are not familiar with Full Beauty here is a look at them in a nutshell: plus size Comfort Choice Gel Strap Bra

FullBeauty.com is the premier website for plus-size bras – offering the best and largest selection of styles, sizes, colors, and brands; validated by our expertise in plus size fit, quality, innovation, and service; surrounded by a full wardrobe of complimentary plus size lingerie; allowing every woman to feel alluring and confident in expressing her own version of sexy. FullBeauty.com features more than 600 items from 30 proprietary and national brands, including bras, panties, shapewear, hosiery, slips, camisoles, sleepwear and robes.

Prize Details:

How to Enter:

For this giveaway there is the option of one to six entries plus a daily bonus entry per person! To get all entries you must follow the directions for the Rafflecopter widget below. If you have any problems using the Rafflecopter please email me through the contact form on this blog so I can check on it.

The lucky winner will be chosen from the entries at random, using Rafflecopter on April 26, 2012 at 3 pm EST. There will be one winner. This giveaway is sponsored by FullBeauty.com and I will be confirming the email and mailing address of the winners (so make sure you enter the right email). This giveaway is open to person 18 years and older living in the United States and Canada ONLY. Void where prohibited by law. The winner will have ONE week to claim the prize; after which time it will be rewarded to someone else.

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The Smooth Back Bra

Last month Addition-Elle introduced their Smooth Curve bras. There is the option to have either a soft cup or underwire but both have the seamless back wings to eliminate back bulges.

plus size smooth curve bras from Addition-Elle

They are available in sizes 36C to 46DDD and at the moment there are only two colors, black and mokamocha (looks like nude to me) selling for $49.99. You can have a look at it in motion on the incredibly gorgeous plus size model Ashley Graham:

Addition-Elle is a Canadian retailer that ships throughout Canada and the United States.

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Itty Bitty Bra

You would not think a plus size woman would have a lack of cleavage to go with the rest of her curves but it happens. You have not had a hard time finding a bra until you have had to look for a plus size A cup. They are virtually non-existent in walk-in stores (although you can find a few styles in online shops like Her Room).

Jane Hodgdon, creator of the Itty Bitty Bra for women size 32-AA to 38-B has introduced a new line specifically for plus size women called the “Flatter Me Bra”. The main goal is to provide bras for women between sizes 40-AA and 48-B. The Itty bitty bra provides “fit and comfort with no puckering or gaping” that women this size would normally experience from wearing the wrong cup size. They also come with removable pads to give a little more lift and cleavage.

plus size Itty Bitty Bra in black

Currently the plus size Itty Bitty Bra comes in nude and black. Unfortunately these bras do not come cheap. They can be purchased in their online shop for $63. Here is hoping that increased demand will bring a lower price and more color options.

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Pretty Bras

Make this the year you celebrate pretty bras! For the most part pretty bras from main stream stores that actually provide support are pretty expensive. You are probably looking anywhere from $30 to $50 for just one bra unless you shop during the super saver events that occur a few times a year. Lane Bryant has been known for this but Addition-Elle does it too. It is not uncommon to see bras go on for Buy One Get Second for 50% Off (usually 40% at Addition-Elle).

My favorite pics for pretty plus size bras from Addition-Elle are:

pretty plus size bras from Addition-Elle

My favorite pics for pretty plus size bras from Lane Bryant are:

pretty plus size bras from Lane Bryant

Get out your tape measure and get shopping!

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Tara Lynn is The Mechanic

For years Hips and Curves provided titillating short fantasies for their customers about strong women who win over the objects of affection with sexy underthings. This week they released a 3 minute video short called The Mechanic featuring top plus size beauty Tara Lynn:

The video features Tara Lynn wearing the Ruffle Demi Bra ($40) and the Stretch Satin Boy Short both of which are found at Hips and Curves in sizes 38C to 44DD.

plus size model Tara Lynn in Demi Bra from Hips and Curves

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JMS Perfect Lift Wirefree Bra

This month Just My Size (JMS) introduced a new bra for their customers. The JMS Perfect Lift Wirefree Bra has molded cups and an inner sling to help provide lift and support. The seamless cups are perfect for wearing under t-shirts or the silkiest tops.

I have always struggled with strap adjustment on new bras. You put it on and then you realize you forgot to adjust the straps. You either pull a muscle trying to reach over and adjust the straps or you take it on and off a few times trying to get the perfect adjustment. This new JMS bra has easy front adjustable straps! With all this they even managed to put in some decorative lace trim. At the moment is available in the most popular colors of white or black and the bra sizes available range from 40D to 48DD.

plus size wirefree bra from Just My Size (JMS)

How much do you think you would have to pay for a bra with so many features? $30 to $40? The Perfect Lift Wirefree Bra can be purchased at JMS for $15.49.

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Leading Lady Bra Giveaway

The winner of this months giveaway gets to look forward to some added support as Leading Lady will be sponsoring the choice of one bra from their full-figure collection (up to 50G).

plus size bras from Leading LadyIf you are not familiar with Leading Lady:

Leading Lady is a premiere intimate apparel company dedicated to creating comfortably functional, remarkably affordable, stylish and easy-to-wear bras, camis and sleepwear. A family owned and operated business, Leading Lady has been expertly tailoring nursing and full figure bras for top brands and retailers across North America for more than 70 years. For the first time, Leading Lady’s comprehensive line of nursing and full figure intimates can be purchased directly on LeadingLady.com.

Prize Details:

  • 1 – Leading Lady Full-Figure Bra

How to Enter:

For this giveaway there is the option of one to six entries plus a daily bonus entry per person! To get all entries you must follow the directions for the Rafflecopter widget below. If you have any problems using the Rafflecopter please email me through the contact form so I can check on it.

Stipulations:

Six entries per person are allowed (one per method described above) plus a bonus worth two entries — The lucky winner will be chosen at random, using Rafflecopter on March 31, 2012 at 3 pm EST. There will be one winner. This giveaway is sponsored by Leading Lady and I will be confirming the email and mailing address of the winner (so make sure you enter the right email). This giveaway is open to person 18 years and older living in the United States ONLY; free shipping is not covered to Alaska and Hawaii. Void where prohibited by law. The winner will have ONE week to claim the prize; after which time it will be rewarded to someone else.

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The Glam Bra

Now you can get a little piece of Hollywood sparkle on your underwear, well your bras at least. Lane Bryant has these pretty little glam bras in the santeen plunge, push up plunge, balconette, and strapless:

But my favorite is the Limited Edition Glam Fashion Show Plunge Bra with Swarovski Elements for $750 — I kid you not! Good thing the other four bras I mentioned are more affordable at $46 to $58.

I cannot tell the difference, can you tell the difference?

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13 Reasons to Wear Red

When I think of “power” colors red is pretty much at the top of the list. Red demands to be noticed. Red is beautiful. Red is strong. Yet red still manages to be incredibly feminine. It confuses me to no end how any plus size clothing retailer cannot have at least one red item in their collections but it happens — often. Plus size women love power colors including red. Here are 13 of my favorite reasons to wear red:

My Favorite Red Things

  1. Ruby red Push Up Demi Bra from Cacique, $36
  2. Betsey Ruched Dress from Kiyonna, $128
  3. Anastasia Maxi Dress in poppy from Sealed with a Kiss Designs , $89
  4. Jambu Seoul Mary Janes from Zappos, $163
  5. Kathy Van Zeeland Foxy Rocksy Shopper in cranberry from Zappos, $79
  6. Tank Style Camisole from Ashley Stewart, $7
  7. Isabella Two Piece Twist Bandeau swimsuit from Always for Me, $89
  8. Old Gringo Tino boots from Zappos, $588
  9. Wide Sash Wrap Top in poppy red from eShakti, $33
  10. Ponte Skirt in wine red from ASOS Curve, $55
  11. Red Aran Cardigan from ASOS Curve, $74
  12. Passion Red Wrapping Bracelet from JewelryEcoChic on Etsy, $14
  13. Seychelles Eye To Eye shoes from Zappos, $110

Other awesome red items I would have liked to add are red jeans from Svoboda (they are currently out) and red tights form We Love Colors Inc. (but of course).

Top Ten Bra Sale

Just My Size is having a top ten bra sale from now until July 10, 2011. These top bras will be up to 50% off and range in price from $15 to $25. Brands include Playtex, Glamorise, Bali and more. Most of them are wire free but there are a few underwire.

plus size bras from JMS

And as you can see, plus size model Ashley Graham is keeping busy!

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Plus Size Bra Giveaway

As far as I’m concerned the one thing a woman can not have too many of are bras. In fact, I would venture a guess that most women don’t have nearly enough bras. But this month one lucky reader is going to have a new addition to her lingerie drawer thanks to Bare Necessities who is sponsoring this month’s blog giveaway. They have offered one of the top selling bras on our site to decorate the curves of one woman plus a little something extra with a combined value of $59.  If you are not familiar with this online company:plus size goddess bra in voilet

“Bare Necessities offers 65+ brands of plus size bras, plus size panties, shapewear, hosiery and lingerie with free shipping on orders over $50 and hassle-free returns. Their top plus size brands include: Spanx, Wacoal, Goddess, Elomi, Fantasie and many more!”

Prize Details:

  • One person will get their choice of a Goddess Keira Bra (6090). It is shown here in a lovely violet but is also available in black and fawn. Sizes range from 36DDD to 46K.
  • $20 e-certificate

How to Enter:

For this contest there is the option of one to five entries. To get all five entries you must leave a separate comment for each method following these directions:

  • Main entry: This one is a must to enter. Leave a comment below sharing a favorite bra brand that Bare Necessities offers on their website.
  • Second entry: Follow me on twitter. Leave a comment below that you are following me including your @ name (yes, it still counts if you are already following me).
  • Third entry: Follow Bare Necessities on twitter. Leave a comment below that you are following them including your @ name (yes, it still counts if you are already following them).
  • Fourth entry: Follow me on facebook. Leave a comment below that you are following me and a link to your facebook or facebook name (yes, it still counts if you are already following me).
  • Fifth entry: Follow Bare Necessities on facebook. Leave a comment below that you are following them and a link to your facebook or facebook name (yes, it still counts if you are already following them).

Stipulations:

Five entries per person are allowed (one per method above)– suspicious entries with the same IP address (you know who you are) will be deleted without notice. The lucky winner will be chosen from the comments at random, using random.org, on September 29, 2010 at 3 pm EST. This giveaway is sponsored by Bare Necessities but I will be confirming the email and mailing address of the winner (so make sure you enter the right email). This giveaway is open to person 18 years and older living in the United States and Canada. Void where prohibited by law. The winner will have two weeks to claim the prize; after which time it will be rewarded to someone else.

UPDATE: The winner was announced in the comments below. Congratulations to Piroska.

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Deep U Plunge Bra

Here’s the answer to all those daring tops I see other women wearing with extremely low cuts and no support. The Deep U Plunge Bra from plus size lingerie retailer Hips and Curves allows for some deeper cleavage without all the bounce of going braless. This plunge bra comes in black and nude for $28.95. The sizes range from 38 C to 44DD.

When I saw this bra I specifically had in mind the low cowl neck blouses (couldn’t find one) but found a few other items that would probably benefit from a bra like this:

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