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Review: Cacique’s Smooth Satin No-Wire Bra

You know as well as I do, that finding the perfect bra is torture! It can not only be annoying, but it can be expensive and time consuming. I have been on the hunt for a wireless bra, that was not only affordable, but that actually “held up” its end of the bargain…if you know what I mean. And by that I mean, the bra has to offer great support. Duh!

I’ve had enough with wearing under-wire bras all day with the uncomfortable wire poking me! I don’t mind a couple of hours, but all day…not anymore.

Since, I am already a fan of Cacique Intimates, I’ve decided to try their Smooth Satin No-Wire Bra. Besides, they were having a BOGO sale and I couldn’t miss out on that. I purchased the black and cafe mocha colors. The overall ratings and reviews on the web site were pretty positive. And now I know why.

Yes, this is my first wire-free bra I’ve worn since my training bra days and I was really worried about the support. But, now I know I have nothing to worry about. This is a very supportive and comfortable full coverage bra. I will admit that the first time I wore it there was a little irritation from the adjusters (?) on the back of the bra straps, but that went away after the first wear.

The slightly padded cups give the breast a natural shape that nature intended. The bra straps don’t dig into shoulders because of the wide padded straps and there is plenty of coverage in the back. I think this would make a great t-shirt bra, since it’s pretty invisible under your clothing.

I have made this my all day bra and I don’t regret it one bit. I will admit, if you’re looking for an “uplifting” bra, then this isn’t it. Because there is no under wire, you don’t get the same effect. But, this isn’t your 1950′s soft cup bra either.

**Online Exclusive: Buy 2 Get 2 Free! 

** I was not compensated for this review. All of the above is my true and honest opinion.

Snow Melting Holiday Lingerie!

Inspired by my friend Nik’s post “Keeping the romance alive during the holiday season” I went online in search of my own way to turn up the heat during the holidays. Let your curves do all the talking with your special someone. I am a sucker for anything red and I am definitely loving #2! Which one do you love?

  1. Cacique Intimates: Santa Plunge Bra $36 & Santa Skirt $24.50
  2. Hips and Curves: Sexy Ms. Claus $45.40
  3. Cacique Intimates: Santa Thong $18
  4. Cacique Intimates: Naughty List Panty Gift (sold out)
  5. GLAMOROSE: Santa’s Helper Halter Dress $34.85
  6. GLAMOROSE: Plus Size Bow Backseam Stockings $6.99
  7. Lingerie.Com: Sexy Christmas Candy Cane Babydoll $14.99
  8. Hips and Curves: Santa Baby Doll $23.95
  9. Hips and Curves: Velvet and Faux Fur Chemise $26.95

Curves and Chaos 2010 Survey Results: Part 3

It looks like this is going to a four-part result series. These results talk about undergarment, lingerie, shoes, accessories, and costumes. Do these numbers surprise you? Why or Why not?

What is your #1 concern when it comes to plus-size undergarments?
Comfort 20%
Fit 40%
Style 19%
Price 19%
Other 1%

Where do you purchase your undergarments?

Major Department Stores 41%
Discount Retailers 15%
Plus-Size Retailers 27%
Online Only 4%
Specialty Lingerie Retailers 11%  

Do you wear plus-size lingerie?
Yes 58%
No 22%
I would if I could find it. 7%
I don’t wear lingerie. 12%

Do you have a problem finding shoes that are wide enough?
Yes 19%
No 40%
Sometimes 40

What is the ONE accessory that you find most difficult to find, because of size issues?
Bracelets 12%
Hats 8%
Belts 44%
Rings 12%
I don’t have a problem finding accessories that fit. 24%

Do you have a problem finding plus-size costumes?

Yes 43%
No 47%
I make my own costumes. 10%

When it comes to plus-size costumes, what is the ONE major issue in regards to fit?

Their sizes run too small. 26%
The costumes are uncomfortable. 6%
The costumes are too revealing. 14%
They don’t offer a variety of sizes. 16%
I don’t have any problems with plus-size costumes. 37%

Win $50 from Lingerie.com

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In honor of my trip to N.Y.C for BlogHer 2010, I have partnered up with Lingerie.com for another great giveaway! This amazing city is such a fashion inspiration and I can’t wait to take it all in! One thing I’ve always loved about this concrete jungle is the night life.

Imagine yourself going out for “A Night in N.Y.C.” and you’d really like to add a sexy twist to your outfit. Nothing is sexier than wearing a piece of lingerie to spice things up. Lingerie.com has you covered. Why not try one of their corsets? I know it’s a bit daring, but this is the city that never sleeps. I think a leather corset would look amazing with a pair of skinny jeans and killer pumps!

Lingerie.com wants to give one of my curvy readers a $50 gift card to bring your sexy outfit to life!

How to enter:

  1. Leave a comment here telling me what your ultimate “Night in N.Y.C” would be like. Please leave a valid email address or Twitter I.D. so I can contact you.
  2. For an extra entry: Tweet the following, but remember you must post the link of your tweet as a separate comment, or it won’t count. “I’m dressing sexy with @CurvesandChaos and @LingerieDotCom #curvesrule”
  3. For extra entry: Go to their Facebook page and “Like” them. Leave a separate comment telling me you did, so I can verify it.

Rules:

  • Only open to U.S. residents.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter.
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.Org
  • Giveaway ends on 8/20/10.

Lingerie.com on twitter www.twitter.com/lingerieDOTcom
Lingerie.com on facebook www.facebook.com/Lingerie

Contest Closed!!

Summer Romance Giveaway with Lingerie.com

We all know how HOT this summer has already been! Are you ready to heat it up a little bit more with a chance to win lingerie for those sexy curves?

Did you even know this summer is the “Summer of Romance?”You didn’t? Well, it is and if you don’t enter to win this plus size robe with matching babydoll from Lingerie.com, then your summer might not sizzle. I’m just sayin’…

Available in sizes 1x/2x and 3x/4x, this set by Dreamgirl will definitely heat things up. Details to enter are below:

How to enter:

  1. Leave a comment here telling me which piece you love on the Lingerie.com web site.
  2. For extra entry: Tweet the following, but remember you must post the link of your tweet as a comment, or it won’t count. “I got killer curves from @lingeriedotcom & @CurvesandChaos and so can you! www.CurvesandChaos.com #curvesrule”
  3. For extra entry: Go to their Facebook page and “Like” them. Leave a comment telling me you did, so I can verify it.

Rules:

  • Only open to U.S. residents.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter.
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.Org
  • Giveaway ends on 7/30.

Lingerie.com on twitter www.twitter.com/lingerieDOTcom
Lingerie.com on facebook www.facebook.com/Lingerie

Contest Closed!

Is it HOT in here?

Summer has officially started and if you don’t believe me, just check your calendar. The 4th of July weekend is only a few days away! You know what that means…SALES! And you can’t forget the most important factor…the heat. The blazing sun is so unforgiving!

Interestingly enough, I think my hubby will really love this summer. Let me elaborate a bit…without getting too personal. LOL. Now, I’ve told you all before that I’m a t-shirt and sweats kind of girl. But, not this summer. I’ve never been so comfortable with my body and I am on a mission to make this a summer of firsts. Like…wearing lingerie to bed. I know! I know! But, I am a married woman who needs to keep the romance alive!

And after writing that review about that gorgeous Flyaway Babydoll from Lingerie.com, I realized how much I love wearing a sexy undergarment. And they definitely carry sexy plus size lingerie. Maybe these two will work?

Do you need help keeping your summer romance alive? Lingerie.com is always here to help.

From July 1-6, Lingerie.com is offering 15% off the entire site.
Just use the code SummerFling at checkout.

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Lingerie.com Review

When do you feel your sexiest? Is it when your lying around in a sexy piece of lingerie? It is isn’t it?

I am going to be completely honest…I used to be a t-shirt and sweats kind of girl. Now, I’m venturing into the world of sexy sexy. You know that place where anything lace, slinky, or frilly works?

You can only imagine how happy I was when Lingerie.com asked me to review something from their line of plus-size lingerie. Now, let me tell you this is one sexy web site…I hope you’re ready.

I honestly couldn’t decide what to pick, then I laid my eyes on the Flyaway Babydoll by Escante. It’s in this great bubblegum pink color, it just looked so fun!!

The first thing I was amazed by, is the fact that it fits in the breast area. I have a large chest and I am always spilling out of any store bought lingerie. I wear a US 16/18 and the 1X fits perfectly. The material is stretchy and soft, thus making it comfy. Their sizing chart is on point too! There is no underwire in the bra area, so you have to be prepared for that.

This is definitely an item that you’d want to hand wash, it’s a tad delicate. It’s made pretty well, but the edges look like they might unravel soon. So, I just have to be really careful with it. But it’s not something I’m going to wear daily.

Visiting Lingerie.com is pretty easy too, I just wish they had more of a selection. They have quite a few things, but I’d like a little more range of items. I’m all for products that make me feel pretty, feminine, and sexy. The prices aren’t too bad either for this bargainista, I’m going to keep coming back to see what they carry next.

If you’re looking for lingerie to make you or that special someone happy, then I’d definitely make time for a sexy visit!

Lingerie.com is on Facebook and Twitter too!

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Cosabella Lingerie Update

Hey lingerie lovers! I finally have an update on the extended size line Cosabella is creating! They have just launched pre-ordering of their “Never Say Never ‘Lovely’ Thong”!! There were even on Oprah the other day where women were allowed to pre-order as well! Sorry about all the exclamation marks but I’m really excited!

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I’m honored to have been a part of the testing and research on this line. So, I can tell you how wonderfully soft and comfy this thong is. The lace is divine! I wouldn’t expect anything less from a sexy piece of lingerie made in Italy.

They are offering two sizes: Small/Medium (US 12-16) and Medium/Large (US 18-22). This is the only color they are offering now, but they will make other colors available soon.

Lingerie Update: Cosabella

Remember that lingerie survey, you curvy ladies so graciously filled out for me a couple of months ago? (Thanks btw) It was for the lingerie line Cosabella. I was extremely honored that they would ask for my help in their desire to create plus-size lingerie.

Cosabella even sent me a black lace thong to review. I am definitely a comfy cotton undie girl, but this thong is now my favorite undergarment! Not only was it SEXY, but it was very comfortable. It seemed to fit in all the right places. And since their line is designed here in the U.S., but is made in Italy, you know the lace and cotton was exquisite. I felt sexy all day! Lol.

Their project is definitely under way and they are very excited to create this line. With your help of course!!

Cosabella wants to know which of their items you’d like to see in plus-size.
Just visit their site and let me know!

Bali Comfort-U Back Review

Finding the perfect bra is probably one of our biggest headaches. Especially, if you’re a curvy woman with a larger chest.

So, when I was contacted to try Bali’s Comfort-U Back bra I was pretty excited. This new line features the beautiful Helena Christensen and boasts about the straps and the back of the bra staying in place. You know I had to try it out.

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They sent me the Flower Bali Underwire bra. I actually wore this bra on my birthday and I was quite surprised at how comfortable it was. The straps never fell down and the back of the bra never rode up once, I guess I can thank the wide side straps and U-shape for that.

I wasn’t spilling out all over the place either. The only issue I had was the actual shape it gave my breast. I guess it’s natural, but I felt like they had a little bit of a cone shape. I would prefer them to have more of a round form.

As you can see in the pics above, the quality of the bra was great. It’s a very basic white bra with a simple floral design. They have a lot of different styles if this one isn’t for you.

I am big on comfort and affordability when it comes to undergarments. The Comfort-U bras have suggested retail prices of $29 to $36. That sound pretty good to me!!

“We are excited to let women in on the secret to a great bra-it’s in the back.”-Jennifer Stell, Bali senior marketing manager


Thank You!

Thank you, to all the lovely ladies that participated in the lingerie survey. I really appreciate your input. I will keep you updated on any news involving us curvy gals! Thanks a bunch!!

Smooches!!

Lingerie Survey

A popular high-end woman’s lingerie company contacted me today and is considering creating a plus size line and they would like your feedback!

I would really appreciate you taking the time to fill out this survey that I created. Thanks ladies!!


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