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Real Origins of the Bra: Mary Phelps Jacobs

Posted by Bras NYC on 12/17/2014
The bra was not invented on November 3, 1914. Women have been binding and otherwise supporting their breasts for, literally, ages; the first bras may well date back to ancient Greece, where women would wrap bands of fabric across their chests, tying or pinning them in the back. And the "brassiere," as a widespread concept—the word comes from the French for "upper arm"—is generally thought to have originated with the DeBevoise Company, which used the term in advertisements for its whale-bone-supported camisoles. (French, then as now, had a certain je ne sais quoi with English-speaking consumers.) Vogue began talking about brassieres in 1907; in 1911, the word merited an entry in the Oxford English Dictionary.

3 Major Factors to Consider When Choosing Shapewear

Posted by Bras NYC on 12/13/2014

You've probably heard of this "magical" piece of undergarment that many women vie for and is considered a must-have in every fashion fanatic's wardrobe. It's more commonly known as shapewear, designed to smooth the lines, cuts, and rolls on your body and make you look slimmer and sexier.

We carry a wide range of shapewear that you can pick from. However, it's not a one-size-fits-all kind of apparel. With the vast array available in the market, it can be quite confusing or you might end up buying something that would defeat the purpose. Hence, keep these 3 major factors in mind that you have to take into account before purchasing a particular shapewear:

Men’s Underwear - Know Your Choices

Posted by BrasNYC on 12/10/2014
Men’s and women’s underwear are two very different things. Men’s lingerie is something that’s rarely, if ever, heard of, because it seems that what men wear under their pants has more to do with function than style. Still, that doesn’t mean that all the guys out there don’t have any choices when it comes to choosing underwear. There are different models and different designs, some of which look sexy, and others which look conservative. And here they are.

Fit Yourself at Home: A Bra Primer

Posted by Bras NYC on 12/6/2014
It can feel like playing Russian roulette to order a bra from an online retailer, but we’re here to rescue you from the confusion and help you find the right fit.