Bras have personalities too!

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To me bras have always been more than just bras. I see personalities in each bra that I design, and picture a certain type of woman wearing each bra. As I think of the bra design, an image of a woman who would wear it, always comes to mind. I hope you see yourself in one of the personas that I associate with my Buttercups bras, in this unusual personality series. I think I’ll start the series with the one I associate most with. Read away… – Arpita (more…)

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Drop Dead Exorbitant, The Lingerie Edition!

 

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You bought a pricey bra last week that burnt a hole in your pocket, and you thought to yourself, “That’s it! No more of these till the next paycheck!” If you consider a good quality bra to be an investment that treats you right, I would love to see your reaction when you check out the world’s most “drop dead expensive, once in a lifetime, you have to see them to believe it” masterpiece bras I have unearthed for your viewing pleasure! (more…)

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Do more with (strap)less. The perfect bra for the wedding season!

 

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There’s really no celebration like an Indian wedding! Let’s take a moment to appreciate the fun and stress of the wedding season. Invitations have arrived in droves, the tailor is on speed dial and late night phone calls with girlfriends to pour over outfit and accessory combinations are in full swing. And if your best friend or that beloved cousin is getting married, I’m sure you are dealing with ethnic dilemmas of the highest order. (more…)

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Your bra CAN be your best friend! Here’s how.

PrintHere are a few tips to make your bra experience better. Below are very common, bra related questions that I am often asked, and the answers below will change your relationship with your bra from it being your worst nightmare, to becoming your bosom buddy (pun intended!).

My bra’s back clasp is always hovering 2 inches above the rest of it. What gives?

Your bra brand is too big or the bands elastic is worn out from overuse. Try a smaller band size. the perfect band should not ride up and feel snug on your back.

I have breast tissue spilling over the top of the cups. What do I do? (more…)

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Find your soulmate – She (yes she!) is Dark, Rich & Bold.

 

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Hi there. This week, we take a break from regularly scheduled programming to bring you our best news this year, yet! The launch of our gorgeous new vintage collection. Meet Nell, Ada, Thea and Nora. Your new lingerie besties, who are going to make you feel truly special, every time you slip them on.

This new range is inspired by well, old fashioned vibes, where dark rich colors marked by bold lace dominate the mood. In a nutshell, we’ve gone vintage chic!

Let us introduce you to our new ladies: (more…)

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Underwired Bras: Yay or Nay?

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Every woman, at some point in her life or perhaps daily, has wondered while wearing an underwired bra, is this really necessary? We can confidently say, yes it is! Underwired bras are definitely better for support and overall control over your chest than soft cup bras are.

I hear endless complaints about how an underwired bra feel like B-prison. Well, they don’t have to! The first thing you need to do is find your correct size. Wearing the right sized underwired bra will make all the difference in how you feel in it during the day. A major point to keep in mind is the quality of underwire of the bra. When picking an underwired bra style, try to twist and turn  the wire gently. If it moulds easily without a lot of strength, you’ve got a winner! If it’s hard and does not, put it aside. At Buttercups, I ensure we use the most flexible yet strong wires, to ensure comfort and great support. (more…)

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The Bra Stories – Part 3

In week three of our ongoing Bra Stories series, we check out two very seductive bra styles, the Demi and the Plunge!

 

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Have you got that one gorgeous, low necked blouse, that gives you an alluring look and is just perfect for date night or a sophisticated evening out? Pick up a demi bra to complete your flawless look! A Demi is a low cut bra that only partially covers your chest, with wide set straps to accommodate low and wide necklines, while giving your cleavage a great look. Demi actually means ‘half’ in French so it’s a pretty apt name for the cut and coverage of this bra. (more…)

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The Bra Stories – Part 1

 

week 2 bra size_01In this three (yes, three!) part series, we deconstruct the six different types of bras that you probably have in your closet but you might not be wearing them to their full potential. Oh, it can certainly be confusing to pick between bras with names like plunge and balconette and demi but that’s why we are here to help! In this post, we take a deeper look at Full coverage bras and T-shirt bras and the best outfits to wear them with.   (more…)

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Your Shape is Out There. The B-Files Unveiled!

 

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You have found the most gorgeous bra in the store and you excitedly go to the trial room and put it on. And to your complete horror, it doesn’t fit at all and pokes in multiple ways! What just happened? Well, the perfect bra fit depends on your breast shape and not all breasts are created equal ladies. Take a guess on how many breast shapes are out there? There are more than 15 shapes of breasts among women for more than 100 sizes of bras! Every breast shape has a bra type that fits it well. (more…)

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