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Two Piece Perfection: Bottom’s Up!

By Linda The Bra Lady on June 26th, 2014 in Linda's Quick Tips, Swimwear, Trend Watch

In my last blog post, I shared the best two piece tops out there for small busts to full busts. From bra styles with underwire support, to push up triangle tops and tankinis – there are a lot of options outside of the standard one piece swimsuit. Now it’s time to focus on the bottoms! Trust me, there are more options for you, darling, than the basic bikini bottom (NOT that there’s anything wrong with that!) Take a gander at a few of the most flattering swimwear bottom options below.

Classic brief: The most common two piece swimsuit bottom option is the classic brief. The coverage options vary from low rise to high rise, with the most common among Linda’s customers being mid rise. 

Fold over brief: A favorite in the Linda’s shop in NYC, this style allows you to adjust the band around the hips and midsection for the perfect amount of custom coverage. 

Skirted brief bottom: One of our newest favorites at Linda’s, the skirted brief is fabulous! This is NOT your Grandma’s skirted bikini bottom. The multitude of options include short little flounces, adjustable lengths and sleek & chic styles. This style is great for those who want coverage on the bottom and still want to wear a bikini or tankini top. Also awesome for those who go to resorts and want the convenience of a built-in-coverup for going back and forth to the poolside bar or boardwalk.

Boyshort bottoms: These sporty little numbers are great for those who want a little more coverage on the hips, but don’t want to wear a full skirt. They’re especially great for those who are very active in the water or on the beach. Because of the fuller back, they tend to stay in place. 

Side tie bottoms: Side ties are great for adjusting the bottom to fit your unique curves. They are also great for showing off a little more skin without having to wear a Brazillian or thong back bottom. If you’ve got it, flaunt it! 


Side detailed bottom: From golden rings to braided strands, adding a little detail to the hip area is a fashionable way to stand out at the beach. Why not add in a little sass to your bathing suit? Another favorite side detail is the shirred side band. This flattering look offers a wider band (less digging in!) and more security.


What kind of bathing suit bottoms do you prefer to wear? Have you ever tried one of the styles above? Shop all of these styles (and more!) at LindasOnline.com or come visit us at the Linda’s shop in NYC.


Two Piece Perfection: The Best Swim Styles to Suit You

By Linda The Bra Lady on June 2nd, 2014 in Linda's Quick Tips, Swimwear

Listen, I love a great one piece bathing suit. In fact, my swim wardrobe is packed full of gorgeous Karla Colletto swimsuits. But, there is something really special about wearing a two piece bathing suit! Two piece swimsuits…

  • allow you to mix and match the top and bottom for the perfect fit for your shape

  • can show a little or a lot of skin

  • are perfect for mixing patterns and colors

Below are a few of my favorite ways to wear a two piece bathing suit this summer. Don’t forget – wearing a bathing suit that fits your cup size, your shape, and your style means you’ll look and feel confident all summer long!

Bandeau bikini top: Bandeau tops are great for those who want to go strapless when catching some rays. And for those who crave the option to add straps for a security, some come with them so you can wear this style strapless, traditional, criss cross or halter style – the choice (and comfort) is yours! Try them with or without underwire support in both XS-L sizes and cup sized bra sizes.

Here are a few with built in bra sized support…


Here are a few designer brands that fit sizes XS and up…


Tankini tops: Tankinis are perfection for those who want the versatility of a two piece and the look of a one piece. They’re especially handy for those who don’t want to take off an entire swimsuit to use the restroom – just saying! – or who have an extra long or short torso. The customized fit means extra comfort, and the longer top means more coverage. Try a cup sized style – with or without underwire – for the best fit for your bust. And don’t forget, Linda’s carries tankinis for those with mastectomies and for expectant moms.


Push up bikini and Tankini tops: Voda makes my favorite push up styles! These sassy swim tops give your bust a boost in either a triangle, bandeau or tankini top. They’re great for adding a little extra volume up top and you can easily mix and match with several bottoms. Check out all of the colorful styles at Linda’s and Linda’s Online.


Halter bikini tops: Halter tops are so supportive and so popular that I carry them in both with and without an underwire! The easy to adjust halter straps fit well, while the cut flatters many figures. Show off those shoulders and keep the casual bathing suit look with this attractive option.


Traditional bra style tops: What can be more supportive than a bra style swim top?! With two adjustable straps, underwire support, and Linda’s to guide you to the right size, this “basic” style is downright fabulous! Browse the Linda’s Swimwear section and pick out a few of your favorites.



SO many options! And these are just a few. Take a look at the whole collection supportive swimsuits. Now that you’ve discovered the best top options for a stunning two piece swimsuit, stay tuned for bottoms that will flatter your shape in the next post of Linda Unhooked!


To staying fabulous!


Freebie Alert! Protect Your Bras and Get Brag Swag!

By Linda The Bra Lady on March 19th, 2014 in Contests & Promos, Linda's Quick Tips

Do you often have dented molded cups? Do you ever feel like your bras are falling out of your bra drawer or get rumpled in your suitcase? Did you know that you’re not supposed to fold one bra cup into the other? Brags to the rescue!


My bra shop customers and I LOVE these clever bra and panty storage cases. They’re functional, fashionable, and downright fun. Plus, they are available in a wide variety of colors, styles, and sizes. That’s right, even those with a full bust up to an H cup can fit their bras into the Buxom size Brag Bag. And don’t forget to keep your “Clean” and “Not So Clean” undies separated while on the go in the Panty Pak. There’s even room for a travel sized lingerie wash and accessories like a bra back converter, shoulder cushions, a sleep mask, or nipple covers.


And now, for a limited time, get a bonus mini Brag Clutch with any Brag product purchase as our gift to you! Stow away travel items like toiletries, store your makeup in style, or use it to stash your favorite things. Now is THE time to try a Brag!


Here are just a few of the sassy Brag styles to choose from!


Watch this fabulous Braductional Video: How to Store Your Bras at Home and On-the-Go to see the Brag in action AND to get travel tips from our very own Bra Diva Kim.



What’s your favorite Brag color? What will you store in your mini Brag clutch? Don’t miss your chance to get your FREE clutch – now until April 2nd, 2014 with any Brag product purchase at Linda’s in NYC and Linda’s Online!

 

New Affinitas Arrivals (now up to K cup!) for Valentine’s Day!

By Linda The Bra Lady on February 4th, 2014 in Brand Profiles, Linda's Quick Tips, Lingerie News

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! It’s a great time to experiment with a sexy style that you wouldn’t normally dare to wear. Call me crazy, but I think you can wear a sexy bra any time you want. You don’t have to save your best bras and undies for a special occasion. And, you certainly don’t have to wear a tiny cup size or break the bank to get something sizzling. Prices for the below bras and tops start at just $36! And new arrivals (in extended cup sizes!) are here along with a few familiar favorites from one of our best bra brands: Affinitas. Take a look at some of the most gorgeous bra, underwear, and lingerie styles available. You go, gorgeous!


Shop the retro Charlotte bra with new sizes available up to K cup, available in three yummy colors. There are molded bras, three part cup lace bras, underwire styles, non underwire options, babydolls, bustiers, A-K cup sizes, and more! Can’t choose a favorite? Shop the whole Affinitas and Parfait collection and keep an eye out for more to come!


Trust me, wearing the right bra size and style is the key to feeling confident, comfortable… and sexy. Whether you have a sweetie for Valentine’s Day or you’re enjoying the night with friends or your NetFlix queue, dress your best and feel fabulous!


XOXO


 


 

 

Style Secrets from Linda’s Bra Divas

By Linda The Bra Lady on November 22nd, 2013 in Linda's Quick Tips, Meet the Fitters

I personally train my Bra Divas in the art of bra fitting. It’s part of their Bra School training! As a small business, we love to promote our fitters as they grow to various jobs in the company, and we love getting input from ladies in all kinds of jobs. Because, when it comes down to it, every employee at Linda’s is part of the bigger picture which is helping YOU find the best bras possible. Besides bra fitting expertise, these young, fashionable ladies have a few tricks up their sleeves when it comes to style. They’ve seen it all! Below, a few of my Bra Divas dish on their tried and true style secrets. Read on! (more…)

The Pros and Cons of Non-Underwire Bras

By Linda The Bra Lady on November 12th, 2013 in Bra Fitting, Linda's Quick Tips


Hello, darlings. I get it – not everyone is a bra fan like me. Most women who are self proclaimed bra haters typically complain about the uncomfortable underwire. Did you know that 9 out of 10 women who hate their underwire are actually in the wrong size? That’s right! That being said, non-underwire (or soft cup) bras can sometimes be the better option for certain women. Keep reading  for my take on the pros and cons of wearing a non-underwire bra, and who should wear them(more…)

Thong Underwear: A Do or a Don’t?

By Kim on October 31st, 2013 in Linda's Quick Tips, Press


Hi there! It’s Kim – your friendly Bra Diva and Marketing Director – from Linda’s! You may know that Linda and our expert staff are “bra ladies”, but we are also extremely knowledgeable when it comes to underwear. From full coverage briefs to g-strings, we’ve seen (and worn) it all! So I was especially happy to pop into the Huffington Post office for a LIVE segment with hosts Caitlyn Becker and Nancy Redd for a discussion on: the thong! These sassy hosts hold nothing back, and the conversation covers health concerns, sex appeal, personal comfort, and favorite brands. I brought along my favorite underwear options for all women, including those from Hanky Panky, Simone Perele, Curvy Kate, Wacoal, Commando, and more! Whether you love thongs or not, this LIVE segment has something for everyone. Watch the segment below, then take our poll or leave a comment and let us know if thongs are a DO or a DON’T!



Looks like we all know who prefers what after that chat! How about you? Are you a thong wearer? Take the poll (answers are anonymous) or leave a comment below and let us know!


(11/1/13 at 2:50pm there appears to be a bug with the poll right now! If it’s not working for you, please leave a comment with your vote below!)


Thong Underwear: A Do or a Don't?

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Bra Problem Solved: “Quad Boob” – Braducational Video

Hi I’m Kim from Linda’s! People say two heads are better than one…but believe me, four boobs are NOT  better than two! “Quad boob”  is our term for a bump that spills out from the top or side of your bra, making it look like you have four breasts instead of the usual two. This embarrassing effect can even show under your shirts. Yikes! Here are our expert tips on how to go from 4 to 2!

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Bra Problem Solved: Digging or Falling Straps – Braducational Video

By Kim on July 30th, 2013 in Bra Fitting, Braducational Video, Linda's Quick Tips

Oh, hello! It’s Kim, from Linda’s. This Braducational Video is all about bra straps. Bra straps are there to help give us a more comfortable, supportive fit. But bra straps that fall down or dig in can drive us crazy. Below are some tips on how to solve these common bra strap problems! You may be surprised… sometimes the best solution has nothing to do with the straps at all…

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Pregnancy and Nursing Bra Tips – Braducational Video

By Kim on July 19th, 2013 in Bra Fitting, Braducational Video, Linda's Quick Tips


Hello from Bra Diva Kim! Pregnancy changes your whole life – including your breasts! Most women grow between 1-3 cup sizes during pregnancy, and let’s just say the changes don’t stop there. Finding the right bras to wear during your pregnancy or while nursing is very important! This video walks you through buying bras for pregnancy, nursing, and beyond.

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