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The Building Blocks of Style

 Underpinnings.  I’m not talkin’ ’bout your granny’s undergarments, I’m talkin’ ’bout lingerie made for today’s active woman.

Yummie Tummie Basic-T with slimming panel

Yummie TummieBasic-T with slimming panel

Lingerie that lifts, smoothes and supports works miracles; little bulges will disappear and clothes will skim over your hips perfectly.  If you’re not a believer in the holy church of all things shapewear, that’s just because you haven’t yet benefitted from the miracles it can perform! Yummie Tummie and Spanx really do work wonders.  No time to get to the store but in desperate need of a little nip&tuck? Dig out a pair of control-top pantyhose , they’ll do the trick in a pinch (cut out the legs if need be) …   As we age, bodies change and so do bra sizes; go to a department store with a sizeable lingerie section.  I’m partial to Bloomies on 59th Street in Manhattan – get sized to insure your foundation is rock solid!  Most of us haven’t been properly fitted for a bra since mom took us eons ago … Ladies, a good fitting bra will lift the girls and position them just right –  no more muffin top, no more sagging boobies and no more bra strap cuts.  Now to preserve your new brassieres, never ever put ‘em in the dryer.  Rotate your them on daily basis (i.e., you wear the same bra each Monday but no other day of the week) to prevent the arms (the sides for the uninitiated) from getting stretched out.  And lastly, invest in a good quality full slip as well as a half-slip to insure your dresses and skirts skim your hips just the way you want them to.  

“Slip?,” you asked perplexed, “that’s something my granny wore.”  You’re right, she probably did … who says we can’t learn from those Grand Dames - back in the day those ladies were suga’ sharp!  Take a page from history and include it in your lingerie drawer.