Mahalo~

So, you are heading towards 50…
do you wear the bikini in public or not?


You do!

If you bought one from Fused Hawaii that has the Kohanaiki Top to hold those glorious breasts and the Kona Bottom to hug your spectacular curves without showing God & Country spillage.

dievca had really good luck with her
MOSS KOHANAIKI KONA SET,
but take a look around for other colors, patterns
and styles.
You know its good
if dievca sent a bikini selfie to Master!

(click on the logo to link to the website)


Tattoo Lingerie

In CA, dievca ran into a number of people (Men and Women) of a certain age (late 20’s to mid 30’s) with tattoos.  Not just one tattoo on the hip or back — the ones that covered arms and legs +. And they loved them, wanted to talk about them, tell how much or how little pain there was in the process. (Is this a form of needle play?)

dievca felt a little weird, looking at the pieces up close and it dawned on her that most of her age group doesn’t have tattoos or they have a shamrock on their ankle.  Is it an age thing? A CA thing? dievca doesn’t know~

If you are not into getting a tattoo, you can always do tattoo lingerie:

But the sets of tattoo lingerie dievca really liked were the true tattoos covering mastectomy scars:

Shane Wallin – Tattoo Artist San Diego, CA 2016

Michelle even flashes her inking (PA Real Life/South Of Heaven Tattoo Studio)

 


My…how you have grown. (lingerie repost)

CleavageA post about Bra Sizing from 09/24/2014 – dievca is finishing her move.
(a battle about a storage unit is ensuing~)

Granted dievca is much larger than when she trained as an elite athlete, but her increase in bust size is a little more than she expected. she thinks it is age….

34B, 35B (true measurement? REALLY? who can find a 35?), 34C, 34C/D?????

More than a handful? ARGH~

Time, once again, to get measured properly for a bra.

dievca feels that the best way to measure your new size is to go to someone you trust and ask them to measure you.  NYC has some wonderful places, but across the country  the availability for correct measurements are slim because of  poorly trained / old-fashioned bra fitters.
You might get something like this:

bra+sizes.+Dam+whats+your+favourite+size_explanation funny

Back to reality….

A Bra that fits correctly is a godsend — buy three.  They make you look better, feel better, help your back, etc.  If you have to fit yourself for a bra – here is some advice, directions and tools for measuring correctly and finding your correct size.

Bra Myths

    1. MYTH: A = small, B = on the small side of average, C = on the large side of average, D = large, DD = HUGE

      TRUTH: Cup size is not static – that is, it is not an absolute measurement of volume. The only way cup size has any significance in relation to volume is when it is combined with a band size. DD cups on a smaller band size (28/30 for example) are actually quite small. On a larger band size (38 for example), they can be quite large. The following graphic can hopefully help you to understand these concepts a bit more clearly. DD is by no means the largest cup size. Some people need a G cups, as well as women who need cups in the K-L range.

      Bras

***Plus your breast size changes throughout the month and your life, as dievca is realizing~

  1. MYTH: Professional fitters know what they’re doing.

    Bra measurement-example-photoTRUTH: Many fitters use outdated fitting methods. They often add inches to your real underbust size. This is left over from an outdated fitting method where your bust measurement correlated to your band size; today, the band size is based solely on your real underbust measurement. In addition, adding inches to the underbust allows the fitter to put you in a smaller cup size. This way, stores can carry a very limited range of sizes (usually around 32-38A-DD, particularly in the US) and put as many women as possible into those sizes.

     

  2. MYTH: You have measured yourself and found your “true” bra size. You should be able to go out and buy any bra in that size and it will fit well. WRONG!

    TRUTH: Unfortunately, bra shopping is not that easy. Manufacturers can vary in their construction and a woman who needs a 36F in one bra may very well need a 36FF in another (or an even more drastic difference). In addition, shape plays a very important role in the fit of a bra. Even though a bra may have the right volume for you, if the shape of the bra does not match the shape of your breasts, it will seem to be the wrong size.

Signs of a Good/Poor Fit

To decide if a bra fits well or not, you must look at each part of the bra. This includes the band, the straps, the cups, the wires, and the gore (which is the piece in between the cups, over your sternum).

Good Fit Poor Fit
Band Cannot be pulled out more than 2” from the body and is not uncomfortably tight. Please note that red marks from a band are normal when it is tight enough, as long as the band is not painful. Rides up in the back, can be pulled out more than 2” from the body, or is uncomfortably tight
Straps Are not painful and do not fall off the shoulders Dig into or fall off of the shoulders
Cups Are filled completely but not overflowing Have wrinkles, or spill out on the top, sides or middle to create “quadboob”
Wires Follow the root of the breast (where your breast tissue attaches to your chest wall) Have empty space on the outsides (are too wide) or sit on breast tissue (are too narrow)
Gore Tacks (touches your sternum) Floats (does not touch your sternum)

If you have a medical condition where you have a dip in your chest wall -Pectus Excavatum -you may not get a tacking gore even with a proper fitting bra; you will have to rely on the other fit points to decide if your bra fits properly or not.

THE NEWEST WAY TO MEASURE BRA SIZE!

Bra Measuring

CLICK  for the Bra Size Calculator: Plug in Your Numbers!

 

Bra Size Comparison

 

Ill-fitting bras are not a unique problem to bigger busted Ladies. If you think your breasts are small, you don’t have to settle for the bras you find in department storeOnce you find the perfect bra, you’ll wonder how you ever dealt with a poor fit bra Your breasts, back, posture, and the rest of your body will thank you.

BAND SIZE CONVERSION

Underbust* (in) UK US EU AU BEF
25-26
27-28
29-30
31-32
33-34
35-36
37-38
39-40
41-42
43-44
45-46
47-48
49-50
51-52
53-54
55-56
57-58
59-60
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
42
44
46
48
50
52
54
56
58
60
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
42
44
46
48
50
52
54
56
58
60
55
60
65
70
75
80
85
90
95
100
105
110
115
120
125
130
135
140
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
70
75
80
85
90
95
100
105
110
115
120
125
130
135
140
145
150
155
*The calculator uses inches to find your bra size, these underbust measurements roughly correlate to each band size. Centimeters are more exact, but we didn’t want to confuse anybody by adding them in.

 

CUP SIZE CONVERSION

In. Difference UK US EU AU BEF
0.5
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
AA
A
B
C
D
DD
E
F
FF
G
GG
H
HH
J
JJ
K
KK
L
LL
AA
A
B
C
D
DD/E
DDD/F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N



AA
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
AA
A
B
C
D
DD
E
F
FF
G
GG
H
HH
J
JJ
K
KK
L
LL
AA
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*After cup size H, EU and BEF sizes don’t translate from UK/US sizes as well, due to the use centimeters instead of inches. The same is true for AU sizes after an F cup, although this is mainly due to a lack of standardization in the sizing models.

Brands that offer larger sizes with their measuring system after the name:
Chantelle FR
Cleo UK
Curvy Kate UK
Elomi UK
Fantasie UK
Fauve UK
Freya UK
Goddess US
Gossard UK
Lepel UK
Masquerade UK
Natori US
Panache UK
Parfait by Affinitas UK
Prima Donna EU
Simone Perele EU
Shock Absorber UK

When shopping for the correct fitting bra, make sure to measure yourself correctly and be patient enough to try on many different brands and styles. Be open-minded and pay attention to fit.

1955 Bra Advertisement

 

For More Information:
***An excellent and passionate resource : http://www.reddit.com/r/ABraThatFits/

Myrtle, Myrtle where’s your Girdle? (lingerie)

A Girdle is a type of foundation garment. A lightweight undergarment, worn especially by women. The garment can be partly or entirely made of elastic, or boned, to help support and give a slimmer appearance to the abdomen, hips, and buttocks.

Girdles were considered essential garments by many women from about 1920 to the late 1960s. They created a rigid, controlled figure that was seen as eminently respectable and modest. They were also crucial to the couturier Christian Dior’s 1947 “New Look”, which featured a voluminous skirt and a narrow, nipped-in waistline, also known as a wasp waist.

Historically, the girdle extended from the waist to the upper thigh. Constructed of elasticized fabric and sometimes fastened with hook and eye closures, a girdle is designed to enhance a woman’s figure. Most open-bottom girdles looked like short fitted skirts. In the 1960s, these models fell from favor and were to a great extent replaced by panty girdles, which resemble a fitted pair of athletic shorts. Both models of girdles may include suspender clips to hold up stockings.

In the late 1960’s, pantyhose replaced girdles for many women who had used the girdle to hold up their stockings. Those who wanted more control purchased “control top” pantyhose.

Girdles and “body shapers” are still worn by women (and Men) to shape their figure with a garment. Some of these garments may join a brassiere, becoming functionally the equal to a corset. However, they do not use boning and hence do not produce the constricted waistline characteristic of Victorian-era corsets.

And the traditional short girdles do still exist:

Here’s the one Master hasn’t seen dievca wear, yet:

Dita von Teese Leopard print open girdle with clips


Oh, My! Toxic in Leather

A dievca desire~

Do you have trouble with the fit of you corset?
dievca has trouble with corsets being too long for her torso and sometimes they aren’t made to sit long with curves to 
accommodate her hips. she thinks this corset “made to measure” might solve her problems…beautifully.

The magnificent curves of the Vollers leather Toxic corset create a silhouette that is simply to die for. Jet-black leather and steel boning combine with a high bust, singular shoulder straps, and low hip for a shape that is both distinctive and compelling.

The leather gives this piece more than a hint of the dungeon, making it perfect for an experienced mistress, but gentle enough for someone taking their first foray into the world of corsetry.

Fourteen  steel bones, together with a longline steel busk, waist tape and  back lacing tame your curves and reduce your natural waist size by up to four inches. The long, curved cups and adjustable shoulder straps support your breasts for an enchanting cleavage.

Its striking longline design, together with its cotton twill lining and modesty panel makes this corset supportive and comfortable enough to wear for extended periods of time.

The Toxic corset also comes in velvet, satin and PVC – as well as leather.

Vollers is a corset manufacturer located in Portsmouth, England. Started by Harry & Nelly Voller in 1899, they are one of the oldest corset manufacturers currently in existence.


Motivation!

The 300-page diary and personal planner for 2018 is packed with stunning photos alongside daily training schedules and tables to record goals, achievements and results. It benefits the One Year Fund, which raises money for footwear, clothing and equipment for underfunded young athletes.

London photographer and founder of the project Dominika Cuda, a former Biathlete, added: ‘We reach out to the best and brightest, help them stay on their chosen path and motivate them in achieving their goals.’

Read more: Daily Mail Athlete Sizzling Calendar


Resolutions…

Master always asks dievca what her New Year’s Resolutions are….she could follow-up with what most people offer:

  1. Exercise more (38 percent)
  2. Lose weight (33 percent)
  3. Eat more healthily (32 percent)
  4. Take a more active approach to health (15 percent)
  5. Learn new skill or hobby (15 percent)
  6. Spend more time on personal wellbeing (12 percent)
  7. Spend more time with family and friends (12 percent)
  8. Drink less alcohol (12 percent)
  9. Stop smoking (9 percent)
  10. Other (1 percent)

ComRes BUPA – New Year’s Resolutions Public Polling Stats

dievca never makes resolutions.  She believes in making small changes throughout the year.

But what if one of her small changes is that she makes a resolution?
How could she pull it off successfully?

The biggest thing about making a resolution is that people state their resolution, but they do not think about developing the process to achieve the resolution.
So, they fail before they even begin.

Ask yourself:

  • Is it specific?
  • Can it be measured?
  • Is it achievable or attainable?
  • Is it realistic?
  • Is it exciting?
  • Is your goal recorded?

Then be aware:

  • Monitor and re-evaluate – setting a goal is a start, not the end.
  • Be prepared for the unexpected.
  • Develop goal achievement strategies, make the plan.
  • Don’t set too many goals.
  • Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t achieve it.

OK, following the first set of suggestions:

Master,
dievca is setting the goals of losing body fat and becoming more flexible.  Both goals are specific, can be measured, are achievable and realistic. The final product will be exciting and the baby steps, too!  dievca is using the “ink it, don’t think it” method – right now, on the blog.

dievca has been eating well and keeping her back injury under control for a year.

She will move into more specific movement activities including swimming 1-2 times a week, stretching daily, working out with a trainer – once a week, add a trigger point class and cardio/lift – once a week. The general goal for the week is 4 cardio activities and 3 strength activities, plus stretching.

Though dievca is eating well, the eating amount needs to drop. dievca will work on eating 1/2 of  her serving, waiting for a period of time and deciding if she is still hungry.  she will continue to try to eat green daily. she suspects her trouble is portion control. If that doesn’t work, she will food journal and try to spot other difficulties.

dievca will be adding plant-based estrogen to her regimen.  she is peri-menopausal and the drop in estrogen can affect her stretching capabilities. 

motivated dievca

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So, there is dievca’s first New Year’s Eve resolution ever.

Wish her luck!