Thursday, December 31, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
- Simone Perele Velia Strapless Bra: This strapless bra stays put with a variety of strapless tops and gowns.
- Jezebel Women's Coco Demi Push-Up Bra: Don't worry about showing too much cleavage this holiday season because this demi push-up will allow for low cut tops and deep plunging necklines.
- Fantasie Smoothing Underwire Multiway Bra: Whether you have a racerback or a one strap top, this multiway bra will help solve any bra problem.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Lingerie makes the perfect stocking stuffer for your sweetheart, whether she prefers items that are sexy chic or sweet and comfy. Here are the Top 5 Stocking Stuffers from Gigi’s Closet that can all fold up nicely into a confined stocking space:
- Panties are a sexy stocking stuffer choice for any lady; pick lacy black ones or knit boyshort ones, depending on your gal’s preference.
- Shorts and pants are a comfy option for the every day lounger.
- Nighties (like the Betsey Johnson one pictured) are a sexy option to add a little excitement in the bedroom.
- A sexy cami adds a little sex appeal to any outfit.
- For the eco-friendly gal, pick her up something from Belabumbum. Their bamboo fabrics are one of a kind.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
If you have (a/an):
Pear/ Triangle Shape
This means that you have a smaller upper body build. Babydolls flatter this body type the best because they are tight at top and loosen out at the bottom. If you are small chested, try a padded or push up one.
Inverted Pear/Triangle Shape
This is the exact opposite of the pear-shaped body. This means you have a larger upper body build. Your shoulders are a bit broader, while your hips are smaller. Chemises work well for this body shape because they tighten in around the hips, showing off that smaller bottom. Also, teddies work well because they already create a v-shape that accentuates the natural one made by the body.
This body type is mostly equally proportioned on both top and bottom. This very feminine shape works well with a corset or bustier. Both cinch in the waist to accentuate that hourglass-figure even more.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Although Gigi’s recently redesigned its website, it still has its popular DD+ department. Many of the brands and designs that Gigi’s Closet offers are for bustier women because, unfortunately, not many stores or brands make larger cup sizes a priority. Brands like Elixir de lingerie, Elomi, Fantasie, Fayreform, Freya, and Goddess all offer cup sizes larger than a DD. So, if you have problems finding bras in your size, check out Gigi’s DD+ department or shop by brand.
Friday, October 9, 2009
A recent blog on The Lingerie Post got me thinking about the history of lingerie, especially its roles in society. While “In Defense of the Slip” defends the use of the slip in today’s society, I think this fashion trend has become quite outdated. Yes, women still wear dresses, and yes, some do wear slips under them. However, I’ve been wearing dresses my whole life, and not since I was eight have I put a slip on. None of the examples used in the blog made me rethink my decision either. Jean Harlow? Elizabeth Taylor? These are beautiful women that made quite an impression in the 1930s and ‘50s, but their use of slips doesn’t exactly encourage me to run out and buy one.
For me, slips remind me too much of my mother and her lingerie-according-to-Emily-Post-type thinking. My mother always told me it was inappropriate to wear a skirt or dress without a slip. Because I never got a straight answer whenever I questioned this “rule”, the idea of being “inappropriate” prevailed. My desire to rebel and the fact that I come from a generation where few people care about being appropriate anymore — and even fewer know the name Emily Post — deterred me from wearing slips under my clothes. In fact, I see women wearing just slips in public these days, and not much more. While I could never go that far, I do enjoy feeling dresses against my skin. It makes me feel free, sexy and a bit more rebellious, especially if I’m wearing a fancy bra and thong set. Of course, my mother never understood why anyone would wear a thong either. But that’s a whole different discussion.
What’s your opinion? Do you defend or not defend slips?
Get the above look by Simone Perele at Gigi's Closet for only $37.00.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Although Gigi’s Closet already has a Bras for Charity Drive of their own, Karma Cups: ‘An Uplifting Affair’ is another great charity event to check out this month. On Sept. 26, Bosom Buddy Recycling is helping sponsor a FUNdraiser in Mesa, Arizona, which will feature the Bra-Vogue Contest and Fashion Show. Design your own creative bra and maybe win a $200 prize. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 19, so hurry up, and start designing for charity!
Whether or not you win though, proceeds from the event go to the National Advocacy and Training Network and the Bravery Project. Both charities help support homeless, battered and sexually-abused women.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Earlier this month, the La Mode De France fashion show took place in the Meatpacking District in New York. The Spring/ Summer 2010 collections featured brands like Huit, Chantelle, Simone Perele, Lejaby, Elixir, Rosy and many others. Here’s a little preview of what to look forward to for next year.
Friday, August 14, 2009
From cone boobs to Kabbalah garb, Madonna’s been known to flaunt some inventive (or just downright strange) outfits. But this time she’s got it right. As part of her ‘Sticky and Sweet’ tour, Madonna has been flaunting her ever-so-hot 50-year-old body in Fantasie lingerie. In this photo, she’s wearing the Belle collection by Fantasie. I have a bra from the Ella collection by Fantasie and absolutely love it. Apparently, women all over the world love it too because over 1.7 million women have purchased intimates from Fantasie.
Friday, August 7, 2009
August 5 was National Underwear Day. This unofficial holiday is sponsored by underwear company Fresh Pair, which offers discounts, contests and a fashion show in New York City to celebrate the day. Gigi’s Closet carries several of the brands that were featured, including Fantasie, Free People and OnGossamer, to name a few. If you missed out on the big day, celebrate at Gigi’s Closet. You can celebrate your passion for fine lingerie each month by joining the Panty of the Month Club.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Lingerie can be difficult to wash. Depending on the material and the style, machine washing your lingerie can rip, tear or even shrink your lingerie. That’s why I’ve come up with some ways for you to wash your lingerie without making it a huge chore.
If you absolutely must machine wash your lingerie, due to time or the fact that you just don’t like hand-washing garments, then I suggest getting a lingerie bag (like this one from Forever New) to put your delicates in before tossing them in the machine. Wash on the gentle or delicate cycle and hang dry only!
The best way to wash your delicates, though, is by hand. This guarantees that they won’t rip or tear because they’re being handled by you, and you alone. Using a delicate soap, especially an eco-friendly one, is the best way to go. Harsher soaps or detergents, like Tide, won’t keep your garments as delicate and fresh-looking as you want them to. I suggest using a capful of eco-friendly shampoo mixed with some warm water. A little soap goes a long way, so once you’ve soaked your garments a couple of times, rinse them out, let them air dry, and they should be as good as new!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
On sale as early as this month, some styles will overlap, while others will specifically be made for the fuller cup. Elle Macpherson’s unique color patterns and designs make her lingerie something worth waiting for — and now some of us don't have to wait any longer. Here’s to a fuller future at Elle Macpherson!
Visit Gigi’s Closet- to get looks from her past collection. And make sure to visit later for her upcoming Fall 2009 one.
Elle Macpherson Distinction Contour Bra; $65.00 (left)
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
The OnGossamer Mesh Hip-G Thong is made of soft material and doesn’t ride up when you sit down (which tends to be the biggest complaint about thongs). So, this is a great thong for a combination of sexiness and maximum comfort. Gigi’s Closet offers it for just $14.00!
The Goddess Lace Longline Bra was chosen as a favorite amongst full-figured women; however it comes in all sizes, ranging from 34B to 50FF. Because of its long line bustier feature, it enhances support — especially for women with larger cup sizes — so it’s no wonder why they voted it the best of its kind. You can pick them up here for only $48!
Both of these undergarments are two among several pieces of lingerie that Gigi’s Closet offers with maximum comfort and support because we sell only the finest lingerie at our boutique.
Life is short. Wear pretty underwear.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Coming soon, we’ll have a designer of the month that we’ll feature in the le boudoir section of the site. And because we’re so involved in our DD+ department, we want to add a section dedicated to those women that come to our site looking for larger cup sizes. We want to eventually have a style guide for each body type or maybe have an interactive section for our customers that wear bras with a DD or larger cup size. That way we can post any questions, comments or even stories from women that have difficulty finding larger bra sizes. So, if you have anything for us to post, e-mail us at Gigi@GigisCloset.com. Hopefully, we’ll get some discussions going.
As always, Life is short. Wear pretty underwear.