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Here’s a crazy stat for you: The 44-year-old founder of Spanx, Sara Blakely, is the youngest self-made lady billionaire in history. The business of whittling down women’s waists has been a big deal for a long time, so maybe it’s not too surprising that the person who started the modern restrictive undergarment craze is swimming in moola. But what are Spanx and other body shapers really costing you? New reports tell scary tales of compressed organs, squashed bowels, and numbness and tingling in the legs, all caused by squeezing your tuchus into too-tight spandex. Dr. Read More
Yesterday, the New York Times reported about a hip new trend for young women: full bottom underwear. You heard us right—thongs are no longer cool. Apparel analysts and young women themselves agree that thongs have passed, and that being comfortable is the new thing. The research coincides with this observation: according to NPD, a research company, “Sales of thongs decreased 7 percent over the last year, while sales of fuller styles — briefs, boy shorts and high-waist briefs — have grown a collective 17 percent. Read More
There is nothing quite as nice as slipping into a soft, comfy, these-fit-perfectly pair of underwear. Smooth organic cotton, toxin-free dye, and no sweatshops involved feels really great on the body—could such an undie exist? Sure can. At Pansy, the organic cotton underwear company out of San Leandro, CA has caught the eye of those in search of a sustainable line of lingerie and intimates. Now, Pansy has gained more positive attention for their new photo shoot starring mama’s-to-be. Read More
Lingerie shopping is tricky even in the best circumstances. Choosing between fits, style types, fabrics and colors can be exhausting on its own. But for those of us who don’t fall into the relatively narrow range of Caucasian skin tones that most "flesh" or "nude"-toned lingerie is manufactured for, things can be even more complicated. Seeing a huge need for skin-toned lingerie that could benefit all women of color, Ade Hassan founded Nubian Skin. The new lingerie line includes T-shirt bras, briefs, push-up bras, lace shorts and even tights. Read More
Wish there was another way to celebrate the heroes in your life? Dear Kate underwear (who we wrote about not too long ago) just released their latest lookbook to celebrate the superheroes of our past and present. Read More
Dear Kate, our favorite (high tech and period proof!) underwear brand here at Bust, just released its latest collection yesterday, the Ada Collection. Named after Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer, the collection is full of the brand's signature cute, functional, and breathable underwear and matching bralets.  Even more notable, the collection comes along with an amazing lookbook chock-full of amazing models-- all leading women from the tech industry!  Dear Kate didn't have to use real, inspiring women from the technology field as models, but they did, saying,"... Read More
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- menstruation can be the living worst. It’s smelly, messy, sticky, painful, and so many other unpleasant things. Imagine how much it would suck being on your period while living in a developing country. A lot of people all over the world don’t have the money to pay for pads, tampons, pain medication, what have you. Even if they did have the money, there’s nowhere nearby to get these items for many of these people. What’s worse, not having pads often prevents these girls from going to school. Read More
Are you as sick of the endless lingerie search, foraging for a larger cup size that is not boring and/or overpriced? I wear a bra size 34F and let me tell you, finding a bra that is comfortable, supportive, and cute all for an affordable price is a true pain. The boutique stores with small lacy bras for smaller sizes just don't offer the kind of support larger breasts need and the large chains like Victoria Secret and Macy's are always throwing diamonds and bows all over everything. Also, I certainly can't afford the intricate bras from the stores specializing in larger breast sizes. Read More
Can you hardly handle the chafing and fear of visible panty-lines while wearing exercise pants? Are you sick of finding yourself face-to-visible booty with the person in downward dog in front of you wearing the thinnest leggings ever made? Yes people, it is what you're thinking - the yoga pants redesign we've all been waiting for. We're going commando and we're loving it. Throw your flimsy leggings in the garbage because NYC startup company, Dear Kate is here to save the exercise day, again. Read More
Some dates are so seriously horrid, the only consolation is knowing you'll have an amazingly awkward/hilarious story to tell over drinks with your friends. If you've been there, Dear Kate wants to know.  Dear Kate makes a new type of underwear for women with a built-in breathable lining that protects like a pantyliner! They come in many different cuts and styles, and are perfect for working out, or as backup to protect your new splurge-purchase sheets on those heavy flow nights (we've all been there). Read More