After surveying 2,000 US women, a recent study by UK lingerie brand Rigby & Peller showed that 67% of American women wear the same bra every day, and 30% of women own a bra that is 10 years old.
Bra company ThirdLove has created the Breast Shape Dictionary, which helps you shop their site based on breast shape instead of just cup size.
InStyle editor Jennifer Davis selected and tested the best sport bras for a larger bust.
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Greenjeans lets us know that this Smithsonian piece on How Tuberculosis Shaped Victorian Fashion is a fascinating read.
Annagybe was amused by these works of micro-fiction, based on the Madewell Fall lookbook.
Isabel loves Stella Tennant and found it interesting that at 45 she is giving up hair dye. Isabel says: “I love it that these high-profile women who make their living in ‘beauty’ are rejecting the old notion of youthful attributes as the only notion of beauty.”
Joy would like to know if you agree with Christine Smallwood’s thoughts about looking effortless beginning with hair, as described in her article “Effortles Hair? It’s Complicated“.
Kari enjoyed this blog post about white-on-white, intricate, Ukrainian embroidery from her favourite perfume blogger, Bois de Jasmin. Here’s the part that Kari found the most intriguing:
“Merezhka exists all over Ukraine, but its Poltava variant is marked by the use of rich floral patterns and white color. To create it, a master removes threads one by one, and then embroiders tiny stitches on the remaining fabric to create a pattern. The finished work looks like lace, and it’s done entirely by hand. The serrated edges on the collar and cuffs are also handmade. The ‘white on white’ technique doesn’t allow for any mistakes, and an error in counting even a single thread leaves the whole pattern crooked. Moreover, no knots are allowed in the finished work, and the reverse should look as neat as the face side. To give a design luminosity and form, threads of different weights and finishes are used, while the stitches are angled to let light catch the minute details.”