It all began about ten years ago when I watched the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for the very first time. Like every girl, I was completely mesmerized by the confidence glowing from the models as they strutted on down the runway. My exact thoughts were: where could I find some of that? Because at the young age of 18, I knew all women should feel that way in their lingerie.
I mean, it's the first thing we put on in the morning and the last thing we take off. So, why not love what you wear?
The show ended with a commercial, promoting men to shop for their significant others for the holiday season. Total buzzkill, why does it always have to be about the men?
Especially, when almost 80% of women are wearing the incorrect bra size, but we'll save that for another time.
But living on Long Island would leave a girl with limited local options. Plus, my mother never took me for a proper bra fitting, that was a foreign concept. So, what's a girl to do? I was out there to fend for myself, and Vicky just happened to be the easier pick.
Years later, when I accepted my first "big girl job." I became all gung-ho on treating myself to a nice set of lingerie. But again, faced the same problem, NO F*ING CLUE on where to shop. I wound up settling for Nordstrom.
This whole story would keep me up at night: not knowing where to buy bras and panties. So, I did the batshit thing. Quit my job to explore this concept of a lingerie blog.
My original plan was to travel the world, hoping to uncover everything there is to know about the industry. It began with a trip across the United States, visiting local lingerie boutiques. Then continued to London, where I studied short courses in lingerie design. I quickly learned this industry is quite complicated and I needed to go back to the basics. So, I applied to the full-time design program and was accepted. As you could imagine, the grand plan, came to a raging halt.
I applied for the full-time Contour Design Program, at the London College of Fashion. Was accepted, and begin this fall. I cannot explain how excited I am to have the opportunity to learn and share everything there is to know about lingerie.
Bra: 34C/32D (depending on the brand)
Sports Bra: Medium
"How do you find the confidence to wear lingerie freely?" I actually wrote an entire post on how to feel confident when wearing lingerie.
"Where can a 'lacer' shop for lingerie" is one of the most popular questions we are asked daily. You can find a list of boutiques that Melissa has visited here. If there is not a boutique listed in your area feel free to e-mail us with your location and we'd be happy to help.
What is your favorite brand? This will be different for every person. Each designer/brand will offer different aspects. No two bras fit the same, so it's important to do your own research. To figure out what works best for you.