Tag: Bare Necessities

Nude Bras and other Intimates for Brown Skin

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Hey lingerie brands, did you know not all people are beige? In fact, 2016 Census data shows that over 40% of Americans are non-white. This means your beige bras, panties, hosiery, and control garments you call “nude” are not skin colored for almost half the population. What a missed opportunity. Take a lesson from Rihanna and the success of Fenty Beauty. When you recognize people come in more than one…

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Ask Allie: All About Bras

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Dear Allie, I hope this doesn’t sound creepy but your bust looks great. What bra do you wear? My absolute favorite everyday bra is the Fantasie Underwire Smoothing T-Shirt bra. There’s a molded cup version, and a stretchy seamless cup version. I prefer the molded cup; it gives more support and prevents ‘headlights’. I always have two nude and two black in my drawer; I replace them every 6-12 months…

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Swimsuit Review: More Suits for a Large Bust and Soft Belly

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In the last swimsuit review post I ended seeming as though I didn’t find anything good. And then last weekend we took a trip to Rehoboth Beach and I knew I’d be spending time in an indoor pool and I was still without a suit so I kept the green tropical bikini. It was really my favorite, and I still loved it as I swam a couple laps, did handstands,…

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Swimsuit Review: Looking to Flatter my Large Bust and Soft Curves

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It's the time of year for buying swimsuits. Last year I decided to make do with what I had – my Lands' End paisley bikini and a turquoise halter one-piece that was gifted to me eons ago that is showing its wear. Bad move, Allie. While the bikini wasn't bad, my body has changed over the years and it's just not as cute as it was. And while I'm all…

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Black Friday Fashion Deals

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Tis the season to be jolly, and get amazing deals online! Hello Black Friday!  My favorite fashion promos going on right now: Hey Gorgeous has 20% off but is is offering 25% off to Wardrobe Oxygen readers with the code WOHOLIDAY25 now through December 1st. Awesome deal on awesome designers in sizes 10-26, I am utterly drooling over this gown, and this bucket bag with such chic clean lines. Wide…

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Swimwear for Large Busts and Soft Bellies

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Around this time of year, I am bombarded with reader questions on where to find swimwear to flatter their body. While one can find a triangle bikini anywhere from Walmart to Saks, it’s harder to find swimwear for a woman with curves. As a woman with a large bust and a soft tummy, I have a few recommendations for bathing suits that control the midsection and/or support and properly cover…

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