Here’s a great resource for those of you getting married or with busty friends looking for the best foundations to wear under a wedding dress: Sophia Jenner posted about her search for wedding lingerie on the day before her wedding!
With so many in-depth posts, can you believe that the CurvyWordy blog is only one year old? Be sure to check out CurvyWordy‘s giant birthday giveaway that has something for everyone.
Following Tina’s Corporate Curves Report on Autumn coating last week, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the English translation of Paradoxon’s review of the Pepperberry faux fur trim quilted jacket when it comes out.
And following the recent announcement of the Curvy Kate Smoothie up to a J cup, you can read two reviews by bloggers who have tried the Smoothie:
- Finally, no disappointment or: yey to the Curvy Kate Smoothie! by George over at Drueber und Drunter
- Curvy Kate ‘Smoothie’: Bras for 28 Backs Reviewed by Cheryl at Invest in Your Chest
I took my mom and two sisters for a bra fitting in Florida recently, and boy was it hectic! Fitting just one person takes my undivided attention, so three people asking for my opinion was overwhelming. I think I kept them from making any bra purchases they would regret, but once again, I wonder how women who don’t know much about bras can be sure to get a good bra fitting–especially when women who do know about bras don’t always get them, as Domestic Outlet has shared on her blog.
- Since ByBabysRules raved about the store where Domestic Outlet had her disappointing experience, it’s fitting that she has shared this sympathetic post, What to Expect in a Bra Fitting and When Your Bra Fitting Goes Wrong.
- I also have the highest respect for MiaRose’s comprehensive checklist of what to look for in a good fitting.
Finally, Venusian Glow‘s guest post for The Full Figured Chest last week, Why Having Bigger Boobs Rocks, provoked some great discussion. Here are some of my favorite quotes from her response to the criticism she received, but it’s well worth reading her actual post, as well as Holly’s follow-up post on the subject:
- “It’s all about proportions. Just because I like my shoulders and feel that they balance out the lower part of my body, doesn’t mean I think other parts of me are ugly. Also, I wrote in my post on small boobs that beauty is not related to the size of anything — there are hundreds of different ways to be beautiful and a big-chested figure has it’s own aesthetics that is worth noting.
“I don’t think that I am ‘supposed’ to be pretty as a woman; nevertheless in the words of a wise and strong woman I know ‘I am an aesthete’. I find certain kinds of clothes, makeup and jewellery aesthetic for me — that’s why I wear them. It could very well happen that I develop a different interest in a couple of years and my looks could be the furthest thing from my mind.”
- “I think that most of us have used our appearance to our advantage one way or another (consciously or unconsciously) — whether it’s muscles, body size (whether big or small), age or anything else. I know elderly people who use the fact they look elderly to their advantage. Small kids often realise that they can use their cuteness to get away with stuff. Even I know that I get treated a certain way because I look “young, nice and harmless” — and I will be treated very differently several decades later only because my physical appearance will change. In an ideal world people would not be influenced by how other people look — but can any of you honestly say you have never judged people by the way they looked? That you have not tried to look your best for things like job interviews (even though obviously you were going to get hired for your skills and not your looks)? That you have never been influenced by a physical feature you found attractive?
“Another thought — the biggest objectification of women actually happens in countries where women cover their body completely. The women try to hide all traces of their sexuality (in clothes and behaviour) and yet they are reduced to bodily parts and harassed on the streets in public. In other countries women wear very revealing clothes and are treated by men as normal people. (I am not theorising here, I have actually lived in both kinds of countries). So, I think that whether men objectify women or not depends on how the men have been brought up to think, than with the women themselves. (I do think that women could play a much more important role here as mothers in the upbringing of their male children).”