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Rebecca Apsan is the lingerie evangelist. She knows that intimate apparel has the power to transform. That the right bra affects not only look, but outlook. That sexy silk or lace are feminine armor, offering a soft layer of protection against lifes vicissitudes. Her New York City store, La Petite Coquette, draws shoppers from around the world—and not just the celebrities who swear by it. New York Magazine sings her praises as “the best bra-fitter in the country”; so does Lucky. The Wall Street Journal wrote up her role in catapulting Hanky-Panky thongs onto every well-dressed womans must-have list—on their front page! She provided all the intimate apparel for Sex and the City. And now Rebecca Apsan is ready to divulge thirty years of wisdom and insider information about how underclothes can make the woman.
For a world where 85% of women are wearing the wrong size bra, The Lingerie Handbook is a complete tops-to-bottoms guide to bras, panties, slips, sleepwear shapewear, stockings, teddies, camisoles, and accessories. Theres the how-to on proper fit, including before-and-after photographs. Guides to matching the right underwear to different outfits. (T-shirts, jersey dresses, white pants, strapless gowns? No problem!) Straightforward advice on shopping, cleaning, organizing, and storing. But inspiration, too: how to cure body-image hang-ups by finding the right undergarments. And romance: how to find your own inner flirt, develop a unique style, and, when the occasion is right, how to dress to undress.
Apsan divulges 30 years of wisdom and insider information about how underclothes can make the woman in this complete tops-to-bottoms guide to bras, panties, slips, sleepwear, shapewear, stockings, teddies, camisoles, and accessories.
THE TOPS-TO-BOTTOMS PROGRAM FOR TRANSFORMING YOURSELF FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Both a sassy manifesto for self-discovery and a guide to everything lingerie, this book sparkles with inspiration, encouragement, and practical advice from celebrated lingerie expert Rebecca Apsan. (Daily Candy founder Dany Levy: “If anyone knows lingerie, its Rebecca. She makes ‘unmentionables addictively mentionable.”) For all women—no matter your age, dress size, shape, or personal style—heres the what to buy, the how to wear it, even the why to wear it: because youll look fantastic… and feel great about yourself.
About the Author
Sarah Stark writes for Daily Candy
, Victorias Secret
, and MTV
Rebecca Apsan turned her childhood love of drawing and making pottery into a passion for transforming the female form with the most beautiful lingerie available. And so La Petite Coquette, her destination lingerie store in New York City, was born. Now the foremost authority on the subject, she is sought out by stylists looking for the perfect something for their celebrity clients, by magazines searching for insight into trends, and by women from around the world who want to look great and feel better. Rebecca divides her time between New York City and Fire Island, New York.
Table of Contents
French Dressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
*Stop Wearing Underwear!
A Manifesto for Change . . . . .3
* Its Whats Inside That Counts
Getting to Know YourInner Flirt . . . . . . . .13
* Breast Interests
Bras . . . . . . . . . . . .25
* Brief Encounters
Panties . . . . . . . . . .73
* Slip into Sleep
Slips & Sleepwear . . . .97
* What Lies Beneath
Shapewear . .. . . . . . .113
* Show Some Leg
Stockings & Pantyhose & Tights, Oh My! . . . . . .125
* Dressing to Undress
Tips for Women (and for Men)* . . . . . . . . . .141
* Long Live Lingerie
Care and Upkeep . . . . . .165
* Lingerie Recovery
A Program for Change . . . . . . . .. . .175
*GUYS: SEE PAGES 157-63!