But, if you’re looking for a bra that also provides a shapewear effect, longline bras may not be the best choice . A Bustier extends to the hipline and is designed for sculpting the torso as well as providing cleavage enhancement. Longline bras are meant more for fashion than function.
Seraphine is an achingly alluring selection of lingerie in both traditional styles and daring silhouettes, for effortlessly elegant romanticism.
Part of our Intertwine collection, this deep forest green blends fine silks and corded French Leaver’s lace into a delectably decadent design.
A longline bra is one that has extra fabric that extends below the bust. Sometimes this extra fabric is just a few inches in length, while other styles cover most of the torso down to around the belly button or waistline. Originally, most longline bras were designed to create a trimmer waistline.
They are often confused with Bustiers and Corsets. However, longline bras are only technically defined by the band (the part under the cups that goes around the torso) extending further down the torso down to around the belly button/waistline. It is essentially an extended bralette with benefits!
One of the perks of a longline bra is that it looks flattering on every body type. The longer band provides extra support for the breasts. That means they are excellent for fuller-busted women as they can help alleviate back pain, stress on shoulder straps, and distribute weight better while still achieving lifted breasts.
Other instances where a longline bra might not work:
- Smaller-busted women (if sized wrong, the band can roll up)
- Women with a shorter torso (if sized wrong, the band can roll up) – uh, dievca’s problem…
- Women with wide set breasts – they need cups that tilt inward like a plunge bra
Sizing for longline bras can sometimes be a little tricky. This is because not only are you sizing for a bra, but also a torso measurement that must be accounted for. The most important thing to have correct is the band size- and don’t be surprised if this is different for longline bras than other bra styles.
Sizing can be a challenging for petite women. To help the band not roll and hit the right location so it’s not uncomfortable, try going a size down to ensure it is snug and not loose on the skin.
A “Thank You” to anaono.com and hourglasslingerie.net.
dievca has moved north to stay with friends in Scandinavia for the second week of her vacation. she planned her packing around the option to do laundry at their house when she arrived. Running a full load is better than a small load so she gathered clothing from the family to fill the washing machine.
The first load of colored clothing was ready to hang outside to dry, and a tiny thong slipped out:
to drop into dievca’s hand. It’s from one of the daughters – who just got back from a trip to Spain with her boyfriend. dievca just started laughing. It’s been a long time, Babe, since dievca has worn such a tiny slip of lace. Ah, to be young, confident and tiny! XO
A delicate thought is a flower of the mind.
— Charles Rollin
Vintage Lace Embroidered Nightgown, Elegant Satin Back Open Lingerie Dress Set with Matching Panty (click photos to enlarge)
Color: Baby Blue or Pink
Size: S, M, L
S: Suggested Weight: 100- 110 lbs
Chest: 27”- 32” Waist: 23”-28”. Fits cup: A B
M: Suggested Weight: 108- 128 lbs
Chest: 31”- 36” Waist: 24”-31”. Fits cup: A B
L: Suggested Weight: 125- 135lbs
Chest: 36”- 39” Waist: 26”-32”. Fits cup: A B C
Hand Wash Separately in Cold Water. Never Bleach. Line Dry
Available at Etsy for $46.80 – from a local NYC small shop (click here)
Master appreciates corsets and stockings, but once in awhile things need to be changed up. Using the Tanga Panties above as inspiration – dievca pulled out her Simone Pérèle lingerie which works well with her curves. Her offering just happened to be orange in honor of Halloween! No stockings, as it was too warm – but it made a lovely offering of her a**.
- Black lace bodice
- White silk slip
- Sheer Black Robe
- Ornate rings and wrist cuff jewelry
- Fluffy Hair
- Red Lip
- Leopard Print throw to lounge on
There is a lot going on in this Presentation. dievca imagines the look hides imperfections, yet offers an opportunity to play dressed or peel the onion-layers to find a gift. she’ll be digging through the closet to recreate something similar for Master.
Does anyone know who the Actress/Starlet is?
Drifting through the evening in sheer elegance.
Serving your Sir or Madame visually.
Materials: Spandex, Voile, Lace
Size: One Size Fit Most
Black, White and Nude available
Product Includes: Sheer Nightgown + Panty
$45.53 – free shipping from Etsy
Hand wash garment in cold water with a natural gentle detergent and hang garment to dry.
Lingerie for Curves
Allow anthracite lace to envelop your curves in the Paradiseus Slip. Whisper soft silk covers and supports your breasts, overlapped by the deep eyelash scallop of the Paradiseus lace. The lace continues down the rest of the silhouette, adorning the body in intricately detailed decoration.
Work with what God gave you~
dievca is planning to wear the Rosa Bodysuit for Master.
Underneath a grey vintage Thierry Mugler suit with black stay-up stockings, black vintage Charles Jourdan Heels, Humble Chic NY Skinny Ribbon Choker.
If you wanted to see more of the Sonata Rapalyte Rosa line, there are some beautiful pieces:
Deception, beguilement, deceit, bluff, mystification, and subterfuge is the act of propagating beliefs in things that are not true, or not the whole truth. ~wikipedia
Hmmm–dievca found that this lingerie set by Blush was called “Deception”.
she thought it to be a most honest offering for Master….
She is looking into two options of gowns; one from the 1930’s and another from the 1940’s.
Both gowns are beautiful and flattering on a curvy body.
Both gowns can do dual duty of working the Gala and presenting to Master.
Would you help dievca decide which gown to choose?
dievca’s second vintage gown dates back to the 1940’s and is made of black crepe with a sheer net insert at the bodice and back highlighted embellished with gold metallic floral embroidery. V-neck. Short sleeves. Unlined. Side zipper. This is another romantic and feminine dress. The skirt has a layer of embroidery at the bottom and has a fair amount of fabric to it. The top can show off a black bra or black camisole. A nude camisole could be used for a look where there was nothing on but a lovely sheer layer.
OK, is it the pop of color or the sleek black?
Do you love or hate the sheer lace or netting?
Which gown seems more flattering or interesting?
Please let dievca know.
She needs help on this one.