Friday, December 4, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Hey everyone! I just wanted to talk about Ewa Michalak bras. First, the good stuff. THEY.ARE.FABULOUS. There are no words to describe the lift, separation, and beauty of these hand made gems. I'm assuming some stock is already prepared, but because EM is not a large, mass produced operation, some styles must be meticulously cut, sewn, and inspected thoroughly before an order is complete and packed for delivery. If you happen to come across any Polish artists in any capacity, you will agree that they are at a level some of us can only dream of. They are a country of, in my opinion, artistic excellence. Now, the bad stuff. EM is not a large, mass produced operation (see how I did that?). A smaller staff means smaller output. But it also means more consistency in sizing. EM is made in Poland. That means a trip from a Country 5700 miles away, crossing an ocean. This also means having to go through customs for inspection before being released to the consumer. This can take, in some cases, 4-6 weeks or longer. In conclusion, I love Ewa Michalak. I will continue to order from them because they are by far the most awesome bras I've ever seen for larger breasted women. The narrow wires and deep cups keep breast tissue from spilling into armpits. They give that "I just stuffed my bra" without actually having TO stuff your bra. Just to be on the safe side, any future orders from EM will get an automatic 6-8 week lead time from Aphrodite's Closet JUST IN CASE. I wish I could control this, but I can't! I will say, however, if you do order EM, you will say it was well worth the wait.
Posted by Ruthie's Girl Designs at 11:48 AM
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
One of the biggest misconceptions I hear when women tell me what bra size they are wearing and I estimate what their correct size is "Well, that's what size I might be in YOUR bras" A lot of women actually think that I "doctor" my bra sizes or use some kind of special bra sizing just to get them in one of MY bras. This couldn't be further from the truth! Most of you who have been measured by me know I take two circumference measurements, one where the band should sit and another one across the highest point of the breast (at the nipple, or apex) and then I pull out my trusty chart and SHOW you, based on the difference between these two numbers what your estimated bra size is (many factors come into play, but lets just focus on the basics here). Here is the chart I use, and GLOBALLY it's an industry standard: Think about how your bra fits. Think about the endless adjustments you are making. If this is happening, you are in the wrong size bra! Double DD is really small if you look at the chart. That's only a 5 inch difference between your two measurements. Measure yourself, (preferably without a bra on) then look at the chart and then tell yourself again you are a DD (or an A cup, for that matter, most women who believe they are A cups are really D cups!)
Posted by Ruthie's Girl Designs at 11:55 AM
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Posted by Ruthie's Girl Designs at 12:21 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Is it possible to lose weight and still go up in cup size? YES! Suppose you measure last year 34 band and 40 bust, putting you in a 34E (40-34 = 6, A-B-C-D-DD-E) You lose a little weight but the only thing that changes is your band size. Say it goes down to 32 and your bust size stays a 40 (it can happen!) Your new cup size has increased by 2, (40-32=8, A-B-C-D-DD-E-F-FF) putting you in a 3FF. Cup size is in relation to your bust size (the measurement around your body across your nipples), so don't think that a FF is necessarily some big humongous size. It's standard sizing that the industry uses to determine cup sizing. It's geometry, and I struggled through the class but trust me an FF cup is not all that large. JUST.WEAR.WHAT.FITS!!!!"
Posted by Ruthie's Girl Designs at 9:14 PM
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Thursday, September 5, 2013
I'm really a freak about microfiber. I love it for many reasons, the biggest being that the right blend feels like butter against the skin. It's not scratchy like some lace, it moves with you (which makes it a perfect fabric for sleepwear, IMO) Whether it be summer or winter, Microfiber is as comfortable as you can get. VX Intimates have a few pajama sets I really like. At $54 a set, their microfiber is some of the softest I've ever felt.
Posted by Ruthie's Girl Designs at 1:29 PM