My Favorite Shapewear
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My Favorite Shapewear

I used to dread shapewear – the stuffed sausage look, the visible panty lines, the gas pains…but it was an uncomfortable necessity for certain situations. Not all shapewear is created equal and in the past decade some new brands and styles have come on the horizon that are pretty darn…

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Why Didn’t I Think of That – Volupties
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Why Didn’t I Think of That – Volupties

These days, there’s a subscription program for everything, from tee shirts to lip glosses to statement necklaces. And for a long while there have been subscription services for lingerie and underpinnings, but they weren’t that nice of quality and never fit plus size women. As a woman with larger curves,…

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Ask Allie: Winter Hosiery Advice
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Ask Allie: Winter Hosiery Advice

Winter is here for the foreseeable future. For years now, I have forced myself to wear dress pants to work in the winter months. I have cute dresses that sit in my closet and I tell myself that maybe this week will be the time I wear them! But alas,…

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Ask Allie: All About Bras
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Ask Allie: All About Bras

The bras that I recently purchased came with care instructions, stating that I should hand wash them in a delicate detergent specially formulated for bras and fine lingerie. Any thoughts on what I should use? Also, it states that I should avoid wearing a bra more than twice between washings,…

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Ask Allie: Nude Bras for Non-Beige Women
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Ask Allie: Nude Bras for Non-Beige Women

Do you know where I can find ‘nude’ bras for women with darker skin? I’m South Asian (& so naturally olive-skinned), but all the ‘nude’ bras I try on in my local shops are too light for my skin- it’s frustrating! I know in your email you said this wasn’t…

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Ask Allie: All About Undergarments
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Ask Allie: All About Undergarments

I really like how you look in the Lands End green dress, but it looks skimmy and I’m wondering if you have some undergarment suggestions. I usually have to wear some kind of bike shorts type thing (ah, chafing!) under dresses and skirts. However, the kinds I have often have…

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Ask Allie: Shapewear and Other Underpinnings
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Ask Allie: Shapewear and Other Underpinnings

  Hi Allie, I’m wondering if you have good resources for bigger undergarments? Thank you. Thank you for asking this. I don’t think many lingerie companies realize that when you are plus sized you can’t just rock the same thong or bikini in a larger size. Flattering and comfortable undergarments…

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Treat Yo Self on Valentine’s Day
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Treat Yo Self on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is usually about a significant other, but I really see it as a day of love in general. Paper valentines to classmates, taking the time to tell your family members how much you love them, having a good time with your favorite person or people… and loving the…

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