A bustier (alternatively bustiere) is a form-fitting garment that is traditionally worn as lingerie. Its primary purpose is to push up the bust by tightening against the upper midriff and forcing the breasts up, while gently shaping the waist. A bustier resembles a basque, but it is shorter. It reaches down only to the ribs or waist.
Modern bustiers are often made with mesh panels rather than the traditional boning. Nowadays, it might also be worn as a push-up bra under a low-backed dress, or as a camisole for outer wear. Details
– Underwired cups
– Sweetheart neckline
– Floral Embellishments
– Adjustable straps + Back closure
– Sleeveless design + Cropped length
$62.50 at MightyMighty
Medium Measurements: Bust 34”/Length 10”
A much more comfortable “tumbling in the hay” option is carrying a straw bag:
2013 was the beginning of Neoprene appearing in fashion, used by designers such as Gareth Pugh, Balenciaga, Rick Owens, Lanvin and Vera Wang.
In 2014, it went mainstream.
Neoprene is a synthetic rubber that’s often used to make wetsuits, hence its alternative name “scuba.” … The weight of neoprene also means form-fitting skirts and dresses are more forgiving.
It is stiff and very warm to wear. But the mainstream 2014 offerings were fun!
Spring Clothing designed this lovely neoprene coat in 2017 and there are neoprene outwear pieces still floating around the Athletic and Athleisure sector.
(Note: Zoom in to take a look at her awesome BDSM cuffs)
Neoprene was invented by DuPont scientists on April 17, 1930 after Dr Elmer K. Bolton of DuPont attended a lecture by FatherJulius Arthur Nieuwland, a professor of chemistry at the University of Notre Dame. Nieuwland’s research was focused on acetylene chemistry and during the course of his work he produced divinyl acetylene, a jelly that firms into an elastic compound similar to rubber when passed over sulfur dichloride. After DuPont purchased the patent rights from the university, Wallace Carothers of DuPont took over commercial development of Nieuwland’s discovery in collaboration with Nieuwland himself. Arnold Collins at DuPont focused on monovinyl acetylene and allowed it to react with hydrogen chloride gas, manufacturing chloroprene.
DuPont first marketed the compound in 1931 under the trade name DuPrene, but its commercial possibilities were limited by the original manufacturing process, which left the product with a foul odor. A new process was developed, which eliminated the odor-causing byproducts and halved production costs, and the company began selling the material to manufacturers of finished end-products. To prevent shoddy manufacturers from harming the product’s reputation, the trademark DuPrene was restricted to apply only to the material sold by DuPont. Since the company itself did not manufacture any DuPrene-containing end products, the trademark was dropped in 1937 and replaced with a generic name, neoprene, in an attempt “to signify that the material is an ingredient, not a finished consumer product”. DuPont then worked extensively to generate demand for its product, implementing a marketing strategy that included publishing its own technical journal, which extensively publicized neoprene’s uses as well as advertising other companies’ neoprene-based products. By 1939, sales of neoprene were generating profits over $300,000 for the company (equivalent to $5,403,589 in 2018). ~ Wikipedia
Neoprene has continued to be popular for lifestyle and home accessories including laptop sleeves, tablet holders, lunch bags, wine bottle holders, remote controls, typing wrist pads, mouse pads, etc.
Neoprene provides cushioning, insulation and is water-resistant. It is quite durable, as well.
And it’s being used as one of dievca’s favorite accessory designs – the backpack.
Check out the current offerings from Dagne Dover:
Medium = $175, Large = $195 – available at ShopBop, Nordstrom’s and its own website (link above).
dievca’s favorite T-shirt happend to come from the sales rack at a Walmart. she bought it for around $2.80 and wore it to death (marled grey, fitted, red glitter writing about cowgirls – the tee was channeling a Madonna-vibe in the late 1990’s).
That said, dievca keeps her eyes open for inexpensive gems. Not to throw them away as “Fast Fashion”, but to be open to items for a Hi/Lo stylish feel.
The temperature here in NYC is predicted to reach 88 F (31 C) on Monday.
It’s time for a SUNDRESS!
dievca found some inexpesive offerings that come in an array of colors.
Prices range from $22.99 to $59.99 (click photos to purchase):
Or you could go the more expensive route and wear dievca’s favorite color which looks fabulous on you… and rotten on her:
Rompers appeared in the United States of America in the early 1900s. They were popular as playwear for younger children because people thought they were ideal for movement. They were light and loose fitting, a major change from the much more restrictive clothing children wore during the 19th-century Victorian era. Their popularity peaked in the 1950s when they were used by children as playwear and by women as leisure—and beachwear.
While rompers had been popular among women in the 1950s, they re-emerged in the 1970s as a fashion for adult women. In the 1970s rompers were usually a casual garment made of terrycloth, and often in a tube top style. They were common in the 1980s in a wider variety of materials such as silky fabrics for evening wear.
Since 2006, rompers have enjoyed a minor renaissance as a fashionable garment for women. Though much less common, rompers for men have been produced. In the 2010s the “sleep romper” for women gained popularity, being similar in style to the teddy, but with the appearance of shorts.
The Romper, the Teddy and the Bodysuit have few differences. They are all one-piece lingerie styles. They have a top and bottom that are connected to each other.
Since every lingerie brand defines styles differently, the same style that one brand calls a teddy might be called a romper by another.
In dievca’s mind:
Romper = a full body piece of lingerie which is worn looser, may have an elastic waist and shorts on the bottom half.
Teddy = A full body piece of lingerie which is similar to a one piece swimsuit or bodysuit, but is looser and made of a sheer or silky fabric.
Bodysuit: skintight, formfitting garmet which covers the torso and crotch. Normally made out of a stretch fabric.
“Our Truest Life Is When We Are In Dreams Awake “ ~ Henry David Thoreau
Yes Master is a kind of anti-brand that abhors trends and whose iconoclastic designs often seem like a rebuke to the inherent conservatism of the fashion world. As a result it’s had an up-and-down history, veering from wacky cult label to adored tastemaker — sometimes in a single year.
It was a fluke that the Macedonian designer Igor Pacemski came into the fashion business. Trained as a scientist with a masters degree in chemistry, he was diverted by a part-time job in fashion retail. It led him to a buyer position at the London store Coco de Mer in 2002 where he fell in love with lingerie.
“Coco de Mer was at the forefront of this huge surge of interest in lingerie,” said Pacemski, who started his own label, Yes Master, for autumn/winter 2005/06. His first collection has hit the shelves of Henri Bendel in New York, Miss Lala’s Boudoir in London and Anna in Copenhagen. He admits that customers might come to him expecting a product that is “aggressive, S&M, even dark,” but most understand that the name is meant in jest.
It’s been mostly up for the past couple of years, though, thanks to YM’s introduction of swimwear to its catalogue and some very savvy collaborations with retail partners. Once known for its high-concept artsy themes, Yes Master today is more widely associated with its pop-art digital prints for youth-oriented retailers like ModCloth, Urban Outfitters and Topshop.
(Most pieces above offered at the FarFetch or Orchard Mile wesites, one from a past season)
Designer Igar Pacemski and listen to his vision of Intimates as a cultural and literary exploration into the Art of Lingerie. The stories wrought by this label are not immediately obvious. It takes some time to see the magic. Each season is an evocative tableau that takes a woman on a journey to the “wrong side of good taste”. Edgy, but with style and class, Yes Master is the quintessential British brand.
A Thank You to the New York Times, LingerieTalk.com, lingeriebriefs.com
dievca had dinner at the Zodiac Room in Neiman Marcus Hudson Yards. It was a soft opening and the restaurant was empty. There were unlimited Popovers and dievca’s sparkling rosés were filled to the brim. All in all, a lovely evening.
What dievca wore:
She may not have looked good (she thinks she did), but she felt fabulous!
They had Popovers galore — and dievca knows that popovers are not good on the 2nd day, but she took one home to try again… Hmmm, did they give her the strawberry butter? Hah! They did!
On her way out of the store — dievca loved this sweatshirt (left), but it is handmade and $450…
And the Big Apple Le Creuset is cute (right), but it cannot compete with the one that dievca’s friend gave her for her birthday,,,
She has used it like crazy!
Did dievca tell you about her friend packing the Le Creuset dutch oven in her suitcase, coming from Europe and TSA thinking it was a —- well, something of interest. When dievca opened up her gift it was wrapped heavily in TSA tape.
Where was Master? He had friends in from the West Coast and they needed attention.
Not dievca’s worry, Thank goodness… instead she was heavily into the sparkling rosé.