how to buy lingerie | spring retrospective

  1. Mary Margaret says:

    Thanks for the great tips! Question: because where I live in coastal Texas, it is hot and humid so much of the year, do you have a recommendation for a bra that won’t feel like a a sweat suit in that heat and humidity? Thanks!

    • DriftwoodLover says:

      Good question … lots of heat and humidity in the Chicago area too

    • beth djalali says:

      i am not aware of any specific lingerie products tailored for heat and humidity. but a sports bra is definitely constructed to keep you in place and wick the sweat away.

  2. Beth Herina says:

    Great Info!!

  3. Sheri says:

    Very timely information!! I was just thinking about how I could do some measuring at home, to get a good fit for ordering online! Thank you! I was also wondering if you’ve had any experience with Soma bras or other products? I’ve been wanting to try them and wondered how they work…I’ve heard their pj’s for keeping cool work great, but not sure about the other items.

    • Cathy McMann says:

      I recently discovered Soma and I like their line of panties called Embraceable very much, they’re very much no visible line and stay in place. (This line does not have the silicon grips.) I haven’t found a bra from Soma that I like yet – either the cups are made of thick foam and too structured or the cups are too far apart.

  4. Sonja says:

    Hi Beth! Great post and great timing as several stores have temporarily reduced pricing for Wacoal and Chantelle. As a size 34H (yes I said H – H as in hell yeah!!) Lol. Hope I haven’t offended anyone here. Being this size definitely has its challenges especially when I’m a size 8 on the bottom. I would love to have a breast reduction but can’t due to two total hip replacements. So I depend on a minimizer bra to help me out. My go to’s are the Simple Shaping Minimizer by Wacoal and the C Magnifique Full Coverage Underwire by Chantelle. Hope this helps someone with the same fit issues.

  5. Madeline se says:

    You are so right. Nice lingerie makes us feel great. It is good to be stylish over and under! I am 70 yrs old and still have lingerie not just underwear! 🤗

  6. Carroll Niesen says:

    I love the blouse you wore in the video. Where did you get it?

  7. jackie says:

    Great Post. On another matter when you do your next optical post would you mind looking at glasses shapes that are flattering on which face shapes

  8. Jacki says:

    I’ve noticed as I’ve gotten older that both underpants and bras create bulges that I never had, even though I am not overweight. They often itch, the tags are annoying, and one bra strap is always falling down. I can’t wait to take my bra off at the end of the day–always feels constrictive. For panties, I like Chantelle soft-stretch no seam microfiber hipsters. For bras I have become a Shapeez bra convert, which you can buy on their website and they give good measuring instructions and customer support. (Small company started/owned by a woman.) I love the unlined Silkee short minimizer. All day comfort and straps do not move. No more back fat, hip bulges or VPLs for me!

  9. Lyn says:

    As a larger bust sized gal – either a 36D or a 38C – I have been wearing Wacoal for a long time. I plan on exploring the other options you suggested. I did have breast reduction done in my late thirties – I was a small girl and after a pregnancy – well – I didn’t take care of myself the way I should have – binding my chest or wearing a real supportive bra, instead going for comfort and I paid the price! After the reduction I was a 34B – worth every second of the surgery and recovery. Now at age 70, gravity and a 15 lb. weight gain over the years have done a bit of a number so I always make sure to wear a very supportive bra. I worked with a young lady a number of years ago that complained about the size of her chest. I thought about it for a while, but then decided to gently tell her about my experience – normally I am a very private person – and told her instead of going to Wal-mart to buy her bras she should invest in just one great bra to start with and she how she felt about herself. She did – and it did show. That being said, she later went on to have breast reduction as well. I love to look good, but my favorite outfit is a tee, jeans and flip flops while sitting on my patio with a coffee or a glass of wine. As casual as the look is – I always have great undies on and a killer pedicure!! Thanks, Beth.

  10. Carroll Niesen says:

    Thank you. I’m glad you keep your clothes for a while! Some things will always look great.

  11. Andi Anderson says:

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