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Naughty and Nice gifts!

By Linda The Bra Lady on December 3rd, 2012 in Linda's Quick Tips

The holidays are almost here! No matter what you celebrate, you can always celebrate great undergarments. I carry great gifts starting at just $5, but I thought I’d pick a few of my new favorites for those on the Naughty and Nice list. Because, whether you’ve been good or bad, every woman deserves the right bra. From crotchless Hanky Panky thongs, to leopard print retro bras, and ruffle rumba boyshorts to new Brag colors! Take a look at a few here, and shop the whole guide for more of my top picks!

Naughty and Nice Gifts Affinitas Bra Simone Perele Bra Crotchless Hanky Panky Honeydew Rumba Boyshorts Brag Eye Mask Gift Guide Men's Guide Women's Guide Gift Certificates Image Map

Happy (sassy!) Holidays!



The Half-Off Holiday Swim Sale

By Linda The Bra Lady on November 19th, 2012 in Linda's Quick Tips

Have you booked your winter vacation plans yet? Need a new swimsuit for the beach, pool or hot tub? Or, want a great deal on some of your favorite cup-sized swimwear for next summer? You’re welcome. The Holiday Half-Off Swim Sale starts today! Both in the stores (my Murray Hill shop carries a wide selection of styles plus in-store only brands like Vitamin A, Vix, etc.) and online, all swimwear is 50%-90% off until Sunday November 25th. Shop brands like L-Space, Karla Colletto, Panache, Freya, Anita, and so much more… Hurry, before your size sells out!

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Happy Holiday Half-Off Savings!



How Bra Band Sizes Have Changed

By Linda The Bra Lady on October 16th, 2012 in Bra Fitting, Just Sayin', Linda's Quick Tips, Lingerie News

Ch-ch-ch-changes! I’ve been in the bra business for a long time – over 25 years. In those years I have fit thousands of women with thousands of bras. I have always used the same “good fit” criteria, and made it my mission to help women find the right bra size, feel comfortable, and be confident. Throughout my years, I’ve always said that an in-person fitting with a trained bra fitter is best, but I’ve also been “braducating” women about what makes a good fit, how to shop for bras on their own, and even how to measure themselves to get a good starting point.

Recently, I was interviewed by and suggested that bra sizes have changed in the past 10 years due to vanity sizing. This led to a segment on Good Morning America (above), more articles, and a huge discussion on the social media outlets. I was expecting some differing views on the topic, but I wasn’t expecting so much misunderstanding. So, keep on reading for my explanation of why I think vanity sizing has changed modern bra sizes.


Why You Should Brag About Your Bras

By Linda The Bra Lady on September 7th, 2012 in Bra Fitting, Linda's BFF: Bra Fan Forever, Linda's Quick Tips

For someone like me, a bra guru with over 20 years of experience fitting women in the right bra, bras and breasts are everyday talk. For some, the topic is taboo. Well, I’m here to tell you why you should stand up straight, clear your throat, and brag about your bra! Take a look below for my thoughts on the benefits of spreading the word about bras, and proper bra fitting!


Top 5 Reasons to Update Your Sports Bra

By Linda The Bra Lady on September 5th, 2012 in Bra Fitting, Linda's Quick Tips


Have you been watching the US Open? I caught a few matches and was really impressed – and not just with those cute twins, the Bryan brothers! I mean I was impressed with how great some of the women tennis players looked in their sports bras. However, there are always a few misses out there. In the photo above, the athlete to the right has left it to her sports top to control her breasts. Not working. While on the left, Ms. Williams gets ready for a massive hit, and her breasts are still in place! If you are ready to hit the court, you better make sure your sports bra is, too. And I don’t mean a loose fitting, over the head number, with no elastic left in it. Not convinced? Keep reading to find out my top five reasons to update your sports bra!


Braducation tips: what’s a “normal” cup size for teens?

By Linda The Bra Lady on July 17th, 2012 in Just Sayin', Linda's Quick Tips, Petite Fashion, Plus Size Fashion

School is just around the corner! It’s a great time to check in with your daughters and the young women in your life. Have things changed over the summer? And I don’t mean does she have a tan and great memories from camp. I mean, has her breast size changed? I know – this can be a pretty uncomfortable topic. I wrote a fabulous post (in my humble opinion) on helping your daughter buy her first bra, but what happens when she outgrows those bras? And more importantly, what happens if the little girl that you’ve raised suddenly has a more womanly figure … and is totally uncomfortable having it?

Below are my tips on the importance of “braducating” your daughter on what a normal cup size is and how you can help create a positive image of her changing body so she won’t spent her mornings taping down her breasts like Roberta in Now and Then.


Meet the Winners of the Strapless Style Photo Contest!

By Linda The Bra Lady on May 22nd, 2012 in Contests & Promos, Linda's Quick Tips, Trend Watch

Hurray! It’s time to announce the winners of our Strapless Style Photo Contest! We had quite a few submissions and everyone looked so great in their strapless bra from Linda’s. It was a hard decision to make, but it had to be done. My Divas and I took a secret vote and tallied up the winners – it was sooo close! Here are the three ladies that we thought showed style, great support, and a touch of sass. Find out what these ladies wore underneath it all to get that winning look.

These two divas have quite a few things in common! Their one shoulder orange dresses look so amazing on their skin and are so “in” for this season. They also were both attending friend’s weddings when they snapped these photos. And, they both look supported and stylish in their strapless bras!

Krista, on the left, is wearing the LeMystere Soiree strapless bra. It’s such a smooth and supportive style. Here’s what she had to say about it: “I came to Linda’s a few days before an upcoming friend’s wedding in which I did a reading. I knew I needed the perfect strapless for my new, vibrant dress. This was the first time I tried a short line strapless and it made all the difference in the support for my narrow back and full cup. I felt amazing and was able to dance the night away comfortably and stylishly!” You GO girl!

Kim, on the right, struck a pose while on a bathroom break at her friend’s wedding. Just LOOK at that sassy pose. You can only get that kind of confidence when wearing the right bra, and she sure is. The Elila Longline 6421 provides mega support for B-H cups. Can’t you just picture Kim cutting a rug at the reception? I can!

Keep reading to see the WINNER revealed!  (more…)

How to accessorize your LBS: Little Black Swimsuit

By Linda The Bra Lady on May 16th, 2012 in Linda's Quick Tips, Swimwear

We’ve all heard about the “little black dress” or the “LBD”. Now I’d like to introduce you to the “little black swimsuit” or the “LBS”. Just like it’s dressy counterpart, the little black swimsuit is versatile, flattering, and a staple that every woman should have in her wardrobe. Investing in a well made, perfectly fitting black swimsuit means you’re ready for any beach or poolside occasion. Add a few accessories, switch up your style, and ta-da! Need some LBS inspiration? You got it. Below, find a few of my style ideas for accessorizing your black swimsuit. These are just ideas – choose what YOU love and add them to your favorite suit. And remember: starting with a suit in the right size will help everything else look even better!

So chic! This Karla Colletto Rope One Piece Swimsuit is so sleek, and it fits sizes 8-16! The rope detail up the front is a small nautical touch that’s so easy to play up with summer sailor accessories. Pull a breezy tunic over it (also with a rope tie) and add in sleek but preppy boat shoes, a simple fedora and a gold and rope bracelet. Toss it all in your straw beach bag when you take a dip or lay out on your yacht. What, you don’t have a yacht? Just imagine you do. That’s what I do!


Hand Washing: Why It’s Good for your Bras and the Environment (and it’s easy!)

By Linda the Bra Lady on April 20th, 2012 in Linda's Quick Tips

You will not believe the amount of groans I get from women when I tell them they should hand wash their bras: “But Linda, hand washing takes so much time!” “But Linda, hand washing is so hard!” Give me a break! I know that hand washing your bras, swimwear, etc. takes a bit more effort than just dumping them in the washing machine. But believe me: the benefits of hand washing far outweigh the hardships. Stop the groaning and read on to find out why it’s such a good idea to wash your delicates by hand and just how easy it can be!

Hand washing is good for your bras

Those same women who balk at how hard it is to hand wash their bras are the same women that complain about how expensive buying the right bra can be. Here’s a big tip: take care of your bras and they will last longer!  I’ve written a whole post on just how long your bras should last, and it’s no secret that proper care prolongs the life of your lingerie. Also, did you know that if you’re very sensitive to fabric stiffeners like starch and sizing, washing your bras can help? That’s right! A good wash will help a new bra feel softer and more comfortable without all of that itchy, irritating stuff in it.


April Bra of the Month: Elila Strapless Longline Bra 6421

By Linda the Bra Lady on April 19th, 2012 in Linda's Bra of the Month, Linda's Quick Tips, Plus Size Fashion

It’s that time again! Each month I choose a well deserving basic bra style that is made well, fits well, and has real “staying power”. In a word: Fabulous. April’s bra is perfect for prom and wedding season. Whether you’re a blushing bride who needs a bustier to create a glamorous shape or a full busted teen who wants to shimmy on the dance floor – the new and improved Elila 6421 is the perfect bra for you! Plus, it can be worn with or without straps.

And don’t forget about my Fitting Support Tab! On every product page I list helpful fitting advice and style sizing. For instance, this bra fits very snug in the band. I always suggest starting with one back size up from your typical band size, which means you’ll have to adjust the cup size down to remain the same. Ex: If you wear a 34H, try the 36G. Have more questions? You can always ask my Bra Divas who are trained to help give you the best possible fitting advice via phone, chat or email.