Category Archives: Lingerie

Breast Cancer Awareness: Wacoal Fit for the Cure Event

What’s better than finding the perfect bra? Finding the perfect bra for a great cause. Wacoal’s Fit for the Cure Event® helps you do both. Read on for details on this fashionable win-win.

fit-for-the-cure

Shop all Wacoal and b.tempt’d bras.

Ready to get started? Find your fit at a store near you.

Leave a comment

Filed under Lingerie

Dillard’s Exclusive Interview with Sleepwear Designer Carole Hochman

Q: How did you get your start designing intimate apparel and sleepwear?
A: I studied fashion design at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and my first internship in my sophomore year was selling lingerie at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC…the rest is history

Q: Where do you draw inspiration from?
A: Inspiration is everywear in NYC. Today I can also do lots of interesting research on the internet.

Q: Who/what are your major influences?
A: I love everything vintage.

Q: What sets the Midnight by Carole Hochman line apart from other sleepwear lines?
A: The midnight line is intended for women who love comfort but want to feel very feminine and sexy.

Q: What are your favorite aspects of designing sleepwear?
A: I wear sleepwear, and I know how it needs to feel and look for myself. I love the discovery of a new fabric and a new lace.

Q: What are some upcoming trends in sleepwear we should watch for?
A: Sleepwear is getting lacey again and still very casual and comforatble. It is fun to get all the facets in one fabulous garment.

Q: What is your favorite material to work with?
A: I love modal because it is silky and drapey but very easy care.

Q: What is the most exciting place your designs have been featured?
A: I love seeing my designs on the web.

Q: What are your favorite pieces from the Midnight by Carole Hochman collection?
A: The Forever &  Always gown and pajama are fabulous pieces for this fall. They are an easy fit with a very flattering satin twisted neckline that is so very feminine and flattering to everyone. We have a pajama called Modern Comfort that I slept in last night and no one would believe they are pajamas — very sporty, soft and something you never want to take off.

Shop all Midnight by Carole Hochman.

What are your favorite pieces from the collection? 

1 Comment

Filed under Lingerie

HotTotties: Layering in Cold Weather

As the days get shorter and the weather turns colder, layering your look provides much needed warmth outdoors. Let us introduce you to your newest line of defense against the chill: HotTotties. These cute-enough-to-be-worn-alone thermals are full of technological advances like ec2 Qwik-Dri thermoregulation and breathable antimicrobial fabrics.

The 360-degree stretch fabric moves with your body during all types of activities, while the 25+ UPF rating protects your skin in the sunshine. We love pairing these pieces with everything from workout clothes to our daily jeans. Not sure how to work these into your everyday wardrobe? Get inspired by these parings.

Shop our Picks: Merrell Origins Retro Ski Vest, HotTotties White Print Silk-Weight Top

Shop our Picks: Royal Robbins Bistro Belted Dress, HotTotties Cloud Nine Black Pants

Shop our Picks: NYDJ Straight-Leg Corduroy Pants, HotTotties White Silk-Weight Pant

Shop our Picks: Lovermarks Southwest-Print Cardigan, HotTotties Black Silk-Weight Top

Shop our Picks: Nike Open-Hem Workout Pants, HotTotties Cloud Nine Printed Scoopneck Top

Shop all HotTotties

Which pieces will you layer with this season?

Leave a comment

Filed under Lingerie, Women

Brand We Love: Pretty Polly

Pretty Polly is the top hosiery brand in the UK and one of our favorites at The Dressing Room. They’re famous for iconic advertisements and their celebrity clientele. Get equally glamorous legs with their sheer nylons and cheeky printed tights. The style options span from everyday essentials to special night-out looks.

We love the better-than-bare effect the naturals and nylons give your legs. But if you’re feeling daring, the suspender tights are an edgy celebrity favorite.

Shop all Pretty Polly here.

Which style will you go for? Tell us in the comments.

Leave a comment

Filed under Accessories, Lingerie

Word of the Week: Nylons

When you see celebrities (even royal celebrities) whose legs just look too perfect to be real, look twice. Chances are they’re wearing nylons. As the weather turns cooler nylons are a great ally for keeping bare-looking legs from getting cold. You’ll love the retro glamour and the high-gloss finish sheer tights give your look.

Shop our picks: Preston & York Shimmer Hosiery, Pretty Polly Woman Curves Nylon Tights, Donna Karen Signature Collection Sheer Satin Ultimate Toner Hosiery

Shop all hosiery

Will you make nylons part of your wardrobe this season? 

Leave a comment

Filed under Lingerie

Style It: Tights & Leggings

This season’s must-haves: brightly colored and patterned tights or leggings. Not sure how to style them?  Check out our 4 examples below to get that effortlessly on-trend look for your wardrobe.

Bright Tights

Much like colored denim, brightly colored tights add a perfectly bold touch to your look. You don ‘t have to keep the rest of your look subdued. A leopard-print tunic and studded smoking slippers keep your ensemble fashionable yet comfortable for a workday or shopping. To finish off the look, reach across the color wheel for a bag that punches up your palette.

Shop the look: Collective Concepts Smockneck Shirtdress, Hue Opaque Non-Control Top Tights, MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Top Zip East West Tote, Betsey Johnson Bliiingg Smoking Slippers

Patterned Tights

Not quite ready to take the leap to a bright leg? Then start your hosiery exploration with patterned tights. Depending on the pattern, they can add edge or sophistication to your outfit. For a sleek workday look, pair them with a tailored dress and authoritative pumps. A patterned bag coordinates perfectly with this option. Take this look to dinner by adding on a bold lip or a statement necklace.

Shop the look: T Tahari Libby Ponte Knit Dress, Spanx Tight-End Filigree Patterned Tights, Antonio Melani Joanne Pumps, Brahmin Melbourne Collection Anytime Mini Shoulder Bag

Cord Leggings

When the weather turns cooler, leggings are a great option for keeping warm. But how do you keep your look from getting too casual? Pair them with soft fabrics and feminine accessories. A chiffon tunic balances the corduroy perfectly, while the stones in these earrings subtly echo the jewel-tone hues. Add cute booties or pumps to finish it off.

Shop the look: MM Couture by Miss Me Printed Chiffon Tunic, Hue Corduroy Leggings, Sam Edelman Louie Booties, Betsey Johnson Moroccan Medallion Drop Earrings

Print Leggings

Just add printed leggings to instantly take your closet favorites to fashionably fabulous. A long tee is an easy option for these leopard-print leggings. Take a full dive into rock star mode with a spiked bangle, moto-inspired boots and a sleek leather jacket.

Shop the look: Buffalo David Bitton Nepeta Faux Leather Jacket, Sanctuary Clothing Short-Sleeve Screen Print Top, Hue The Original Jeans Leopard Print Leggings, BCBGeneration Halen Moto-Inspired Boots, Natasha Accessories Pyramid Stretch Bracelet

Shop all tights and leggings

Which look are you excited to try?

Leave a comment

Filed under Accessories, Lingerie, Women

Fit for the Cure: Knock Out Breast Cancer

Get fitted for a new bra and help knock out breast cancer in one punch at a Dillard’s Fit for the Cure® event. For every woman who receives* a complimentary Wacoal or b.tempt’d bra fitting from a Wacoal fit specialist, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen® for breast cancer research and community outreach programs. Wacoal will also donate an additional $2 for ever Wacoal bra, shapewear piece or b.tempt’d bra purchased at these events.

Shop all Wacoal and b.tempt’d bras.

Are you ready to get fitted and help the fight against breast cancer? Click here to find this event in a store near you. 

*-No purchase necessary. For 2012 Wacoal will make a minimum guaranteed donation of $250,000. Fit for the Cure® is a registered trademark of Susan G. Komen®. For breast health information, please visit http://www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

Leave a comment

Filed under Lingerie

Upgrade Your Comfort: The Ultimate Platinum T-Shirt Bra

Upgrade your comfort with the Ultimate Platinum T-Shirt Bra from Modern Movement. This full-coverage, contour under-wire bra uses the same pad as the original T-shirt bra for the same great fit.  The Ultimate Platinum T-Shirt Bra has a strap like no other. It’s covered in matching microfiber for one continuous look and ultra-sonically bonded so it’s sleek and not bulky under clothing.

The exclusive 3-D Curves® Underwire is designed with a twist: A twist in the wire to fit a woman’s curves so all you feel is comfortable. No pinching or poking under the arms — you’ll dig this bra, but it won’t dig into you!

Shop all Modern Movement here. 

Are you ready for your upgrade?

Leave a comment

Filed under Lingerie

Pajama Party: Overhaul Your Nighttime Wardrobe

Are you stuck in a PJ rut? Is the elastic coming out of your favorite jammy pants? Are your jimjams mismatched? Then it’s time for a full-on overhaul of your nighttime wardrobe.

Become your own slumber stylist and check out some of this season’s cutest styles at our pajama party.

Rock your Romper: Rompers give you the comfort of a one piece coupled with the cuteness of a short set.  We love the lace details on this Josie Lychee lace-trim romper and the ruffles on the Luscious Lite romper from Betsey Johnson.

Get Matchy-Matchy: Matching sets create an instantly cozy look that’s a no-brainer when you’re ready to snooze. Polka dots give this top and capris set from Jasmine & Ginger a retro vibe while the understated animal print on this Jasmine & Ginger tank and boxer set gives you an on-trend way to catch some z’s.

Sleep Tight in Sleepshirts: Get the freedom of a dress with a comfortable sleepshirt. The Tullah’s Garden tunic sleepshirt from Kensie flaunts bold stripes and an easy-to-lounge-in style. The Lauren Ralph Lauren Classic His Shirt sleepshirt gives you the menswear look with a cut that’s made just for you.

Shop all sleepwear here

Which style do you like to sleep in?

1 Comment

Filed under Lingerie

Dillard’s Exclusive Interview with Yummie Tummie Designer/Creator Heather Thomson

Q: So how did you go from being the founding Design Director for the Sean “Diddy” Combs line to designing Yummie by Heather Thomson?

A: I decided to launch Yummie Tummie after giving birth to my children. Struggling to get my body back post-baby, I went to the shapewear department looking to boost my confidence; but I was disappointed with my choices.  It was as if the shapewear department had been frozen in time. These literally were my grandmothers girdles. And as a designer, I was perplexed. The products I saw (and yes tried!) failed me both aesthetically and functionally, and it was in this fog of uncomfortable and antiquated shapewear that I had a moment of clarity. And with it, I dusted off my sewing machine, sat at my dining room table and sewed the first, and what would become, The Original Yummie Tummie 3-panel shaping tank that I proudly hold 10 patents on today.

Q: What inspires you when designing Yummie Tummie shapewear?

A: Designing Yummie Tummie shapewear started as a selfish initiative. I assumed other women need it too. I really turn to myself for inspiration, and how I change and evolve.  My needs as a woman evolve and with that comes the inspiration for new products and ideas every season.

Q: What do you think your product says to women?

A: Be comfortable in your own skin with a yummie boost of confidence. Enjoy life! We want women to love themselves and to be themselves – feeling sexy, happy and secure!

Q: What makes Yummie Tummie panties different from other shapewear?

A: We do what other brands don’t.  Fashion and function live harmoniously in Yummie Tummie. It’s shapewear that you want to wear. Yummie Tummie is beautiful, comfortable, flattering and feel good. All you have to do is close your eyes and touch the products.  Then, put them on and you will see how you feel and look!

Q: Which Yummie Tummie piece do you think every woman should own?

A: Our patented 3-panel tanks (like  The Strappy T) are universally flattering.  They are the ultimate layering piece for any woman’s wardrobe. Our patented shaping technology comfortably whittles your middle in show-it-off style.

Q: What are your favorite ways to wear these shapers?

A: I wear Yummie Tummie as everyday apparel.  Shapewear shouldn’t have to hide under other garments or be a dirty little secret.

Q: Can you give us your top shaping tips?

  1. Embrace your flaws as much as your features. You are a full package, and no one sees just one part. If you can’t embrace what you consider to be your flaws, then you have to work to change them and not rely solely on an underpinning to do all the work.
  2. Use Yummie Tummie as you would your foundation pieces. I wear one every day. You need the right foundation for every outfit.  You need to care what you look like. My dad always said “leave the house like you’re going to meet the president.” Whether it’s your bra, your panties or the proper Yummie Tummie – the right foundations help you build the right outfit. And if you feel put together underneath, you are going to present a confident and together front.

Q: And we just have to ask, what is your favorite part of being a Real Housewife of New York?

A: It’s really been such a fun experience.  I love meeting the fans from the show, even when I’m just walking down the street. It’s a lot of fun and often touching, because it’s also been very rewarding. The show has allowed me to spread awareness about my favorite causes.  For instance, the amount of people telling me that they have signed up to become an organ donor after hearing about my family’s story is overwhelming. The awareness that I’m able to bring to organ donation has been amazing and very exciting.

Shop all Yummie Tummie here.

What are your must-have shapers? 

4 Comments

Filed under Lingerie