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”
What are nipple pasties?
An ornate covering for the nipple. Invented in the 1920s so that burlesque stars and cabaret shows could get away with having their show-girls virtually naked, without breaking any indecency laws. Burlesque performer Carrie Finnell is attributed with adding tassels that hang from the center of a pastie and she incorporated tassel twirling as part of her performances.
Heavily used in Burlesque Shows, ornate nipple pasties have had a bit of a resurgence with celebs wearing them out in public and on social media. Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj to name a couple. “Everyday” pasties have been helping people keep their nipples from peaking out of dresses and tops for more staid events.
Get started by picking a nipple tassel or pastie that is comfortable and completely covers the nipple. They come in all different sizes and shapes – stars, hearts, circles, satin, leather…
The traditional Burlesque style is typically all-black nipple pasties, decorated with rhinestones, sequins, feathers, jewels to ribbons. Depending on your budget, you can get tassels from Etsy, Amazon, eBay, Agent Provocateur, make your own or buy a customized pair.
Attaching the decor
Your skin needs to be clean and dry, without any oils or moisturizer. The main concern with nipple tassels is keeping them on. Larger flat pasties will have more areas to stick to your skin, but they have more coverage. If you attach pasties with a good quality tape, you won’t have to worry. Some pasties already come with a disposable tape that will stick well. If you want to reuse your tassels, consider buying bondage tape – which sticks to itself or the Drag Queen choice of toupee tape.
Give them a twirl
dievca wore a pair of nipple tassels for Master and He knew enough to teach dievca how to twirl. When she asked about His learning of the skill, Master mumbled something about occasionally hanging out in bars which had strippers wandering about~ The idea of Master hanging out in a seedy bar just made dievca laugh.
Conceived as an alternative to conventional women’s lingerie labels, MARIEYAT presents a range of androgynous undergarments that challenges the male gaze. Blending the traditionally decorative elements of lingerie with the uncompromising simplicity of unisex underwear, designer and Central Saint Martins alumnus Marie Yeung creates innovative undergarments that are at once comfortable and sensual. Bras, bodysuits, and tank tops crafted in soft rib knit jerseys feature seamless construction and natural textiles. Unexpected details such as deconstructed bindings, graphic cut-outs, and suspender straps embellish high-rise thongs and mid-rise briefs. Slinky silk jersey slips and cotton thigh-high socks round out the label’s offering of minimal base layers.
Niina Suspender Tank
dievca sees this as a comfortable,
yet pleasant surprise for Master when he arrives
for crêpes and Cockworship. 😘
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
an unlined bra without underwires or a clasp.
a tight-fitting crop top with thin straps.
What is the difference between a Bra and a Bralette?
A bralette is an unstructured bra, which means it’s usually unlined, unpadded, and wireless.
Most bralettes consist of the following characteristics: an elastic band, sewn with two fabric (lace, or some other breathable, stretchy material) triangle cups. These cups will often have a dart design to accommodate for the volume of the breast. Since the fabric is stretchier and there is no underwire part, bralettes will respect the shape of your natural breast.
What is the point of a Bralette?
Bralette are more comfortable because of a closer and less structured fitting; you don’t feel constricted while wearing them. They have thin or lacy straps like a regular bra and offer some support to your breast. Bralettes look great under any casual outfit.
Bralette or Bralet?
dievca has seen it spelled both ways, but Bralette seems to be more common spelling and as far as she knows…both versions of the word describe the same type of lingerie top.
Spell & The Gypsy Collection Lingerie — Bralets and Panties.
PS. Is anyone feeling “Spice Girl-ish” after seeing that Union Jack Bralette?
A swimsuit coverup is a lightweight garment which is designed to be worn over a swimsuit to protect the modesty of the wearer, provide shelter from the sun to limit exposure to harmful UV radiation, keep swimmers warm when they are out of the water and allow swimmers to transition from the beach/pool to the streets or a casual restaurant with ease. Swimsuit coverups are sold by most companies which make swimsuits, and they are often readily available in beach towns.
The defining characteristic of a swimsuit coverup is that it is designed to be easily removed so that it can be taken off to swim. As a result, many coverups are loose, and they may be elasticized or tied for rapid removal. Buttons are unusual, as are zippers or snaps, which can rust if they are often exposed to water. Some swimsuit coverups are simply made from stretchy material like a jersey knit which is easy to pull on and off, with no straps or ties needed. (Myla London Swimsuits and Jersey Cover-ups below)
Sarongs and related wraps are commonly used as swimsuit coverups, as are caftans, loose flowing robes of Middle Eastern origin. (Melissa Odabash Pareo)
Some companies make tunics which can be used as swimsuit coverups, and it is also possible to find sundresses which are designed to be worn over swimsuits, especially bikinis. Most swimsuit coverups are made for women; men usually wear board shorts and t-shirts if they want to cover up. (Loup Charmant Sundress)
Some women like to wear a swimsuit coverup for reasons of modesty, or because they do not want to attract attention at the beach; many women are self-conscious in public about areas of their body which are normally concealed, such as the stomach and upper thighs.
Others may use coverups which tend to show more than they hide – as a Fashion Statement. Though it’s not uncommon to view coverups as practical pieces, too. Some people use a swimsuit coverup to get warm up after a swim or to cut exposure to the sun.
When selecting a swimsuit coverup, it can be a good idea to wear the swimsuit to make sure that the garments go well together. It’s also a good idea to find a garment which can breathe and be washed and dried in a machine, and a garment which will resist crumpling or look great with wrinkles (Cotton Gauze).
dievca finds coverups a fun piece of lingerie to purchase – they are comfortble, of nice fabrics and represent the Joy of hitting the beach or going swimming.
Can you tell dievca is desperate for the Sun?
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