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Jockey Introduces New Bra Sizing System

Okay, Jockey, your theory is sound. Bra fit would be vastly improved by taking the volume of the breast into account rather than simple measurements.

What this article and Jockey have completely ignored is that waaaaaay more than 10 breast volumes exist. I’m a 30JJ. Just below my size, not counting those with larger breast volumes, there are A, B, C, D, DD, E, F, FF, G, GG, H, HH, and J. That’s thirteen volume sizes in just my band size, not counting my own or those above mine, which I can assure you do in fact exist.

You know how I know that these sizes exist? Because companies sell bras in those sizes. Companies like Curvy Kate, Bravissimo, Effuniak, and Panache sell waaaaay more than ten cup volumes. If you’re trying to revolutionize bra fitting, maybe get with the current bra fit revolution and understand that the reason that so many people are in the wrong size bra is not necessarily because they need a new measurement system but because there’s no widespread education and the bras in their size aren’t available

Which brings be to my next point, the sizes Jocky is producing in this “revolutionary fit”. They’re producing the equivalents of, you guessed it, the “standard sizes” that are already available in the US, with only slight expansion. 30A-F, 32A-F, 34A-GG, 36A-GG, 38A-GG, 40A-GG, 42A-GG. Congratulations Jockey, you’ve reproduced the size range European companies produce and have produced for years. Maybe try catching up with companies in the UK and expand a few band sizes up and down and quite a few cup sizes up.

I genuinely like the concept, don’t get me wrong, but they’re not tackling the right problems when it comes to bra fit. There’s no point in changing the fitting system if you’re going to offer the same limited size range as the previous system. People are still going to get sized into the wrong bra because you don’t even produce a size that fits them.

Filed under bra lingerie what are you DOING Jockey

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curveappeal:

Hello! I’ve submitted here numerous times and I’ve been overwhelmed with the positive comments I’ve received and I can honestly say this blog has completely improved my self confidence and the way I feel and think about myself.
My mother surprised me with a new lingerie set (I’m a bit of an addict) and I feel amazing every time I wear them, so I thought I would share with you lovely ladies. 
I’m roughly 5’4” and last time I checked my measurements were 36 - 29 - 41  Xo

curveappeal:

Hello! I’ve submitted here numerous times and I’ve been overwhelmed with the positive comments I’ve received and I can honestly say this blog has completely improved my self confidence and the way I feel and think about myself.

My mother surprised me with a new lingerie set (I’m a bit of an addict) and I feel amazing every time I wear them, so I thought I would share with you lovely ladies. 

I’m roughly 5’4” and last time I checked my measurements were 36 - 29 - 41  Xo

Filed under Submission Curvy unphotoshopped voluptuous luscious Shapely buxom curvaceous shorter girls lingerie submission

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Vintage Lingerie: 30 Patterns Based on Period Garments Plus Finishing Techniques by Jill Salen

Let me tell you about this book. I love me some underwear books, this is an undeniable fact. I also love me some patterning books, so this book is a match made in heaven. It was published in February of 2012, so it’s very new on the market. So new that it had only one review on Amazon and I could only find one review of it elsewhere, on a knitting website. I took a chance and asked for it as a present for the holidays, and I am blown away by the quality of this book.

Layout of the book: It has a brief introduction section that has some blurbs about lingerie, but then it gets right into the meat of the book, 30 gorgeous historical undergarment patterns ranging in time periods. It has girdles, garter belts, bras, waist cinchers, something for everyone. Each pattern has a full color beautiful picture of the historical garment it’s based off of, a blurb about the garment and its historical context, and then a page or two grid layout of the pattern pieces. The end of the book contains a few finishing techniques, some of which are lingerie specific, all of which have lovely illustrated diagrams that are very clear.

For a mere $20 on Amazon right now, this book is an absolute steal. I cannot recommend this book enough, even though I haven’t had the chance to work any of the patterns yet. It is extremely clear, has lovely pictures, and the patterns are great and I imagine pretty easy to scale up, especially if you’ve done it before with a book like Corsets and Crinolines. It’s obviously not for beginning sewers, but I think that it is an excellent addition to the library of a costumer or underwear enthusiast.

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