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  • The Petite Advantage Diet

    Hey Fans!

    Even though the summer season is coming to an end, it isn’t too late to get in shape and lose weight. If you are one of the 50 percent of women in the United States classified as petite – being 5’4″ or under – you may be facing some unique challenges when trying to lose weight that other women may or may not possess.

    In his new book “The Petite Advantage Diet” fitness expert Jim Karas attempts to help us petite women understand why regular diets don’t work for us. We no longer need to feel frustration wondering why our taller girlfriends are dropping the pounds more quickly than us! Here are 5 of the tips Jim Karas shares in his dieting book:

    1) Allow Yourself to Indulge in Certain Carbs
    People forget that carbohydrates are not just breads and pasta, but items like fruits and vegetables too. Healthy carbs, especially those with high water content, are needed to help people stay full and lean in the midsection.

    2) Keep Track of Your Calories
    Jim Karas estimates that women with petite frames who overeat – even by as few as 28 calories a day - will gain 30 pounds over the course of one decade! So for example: a 45-year-old woman who weighs 160 pounds and is 5’9,” can eat approximately 2,013 calories per day to maintain her weight. A petite, 5’3″ woman of the same weighing, 160 pounds, and same age, 45-years-old, would only be able to consume 1,973 per day without gaining weight.

    Look at it this way, if the petite woman were to take in those extra 40 calories per day, she’d gain 4.2 pounds of fat each year! And if you multiply that by 10, that would mean 42 pounds each decade, and an extra 128 pounds over the course of 30 years! So not fair! But that’s just Mother Nature, I suppose.

    3) Eat High-Calorie Foods and High-Fat Foods Sparingly
    According to Jim Karas, petite women should watch out for three foods in particular when counting their calories: 1) olive oil, 2) avocado and 3) juice. Just one tablespoon of olive oil, for instance, contains 120 calories and is 100 percent fat. Therefore, Karas recommends using it sparingly, no more than one serving per day. Juice, meanwhile, has 25 percent more calories than soda and twice as many calories as liquid sports drinks, so petite women should watch their intake. Commercial juice products are also pasteurized, which kills valuable nutrients and vitamins.

    4) Swap Your Meals
    Eaters in the U.S. typically start the day with their smallest meal, breakfast, and then work their way up to the largest, dinner. However, Jim Karas says that petite woman in particular should do just the opposite. To start off, he recommends flipping breakfast and lunch servings in order to better balance the day calorie-wise.

    5) Skip the Treadmill and Pick Up the Weights
    Karas says cardio can actually cause petite women to gain weight. This is because it increases their appetites, and since their frames are small there isn’t as much “room” to store the food. Instead, petite women should focus on strength training. Strength training will fulfill their cardio needs while also increasing their caloric burn. This will enhance their posture by strengthening and flattening their core muscles.

    To purchase Jim Karas’ awesome book, please visit his website: http://www.jimkaras.com/

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  • Petite Actress Kristen Bell Gained Some HEIGHT!

    Hey Fans!

    Who says a little thing like being 5'1" has to come between you and looking like a sky-high supermodel? Certainly not Kristen Bell! One of our favorite petite actresses, Kristen Bell, looked absolutely stunning on the red carpet Tuesday night for the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie “Hit & Run.”

    The petite starlet rocked the red carpet in a very chic black jumpsuit by designer Jenny Packham. Is it just us, or does Kristin’s small frame look incredibly leggy here? She reminded us of a few fashion tricks petite women can use to give the illusion that we are taller than 5’4.” The jumpsuit she selected for the event is a great alternative, opposed to the ever-popular evening dress, for short gals like us. But there are also a few more reasons why this particular jumpsuit is especially flattering:

    Choose bottoms that ALMOST hit the floor.
    Pair a long, wide-legged pant with a pair of high heels or platforms—you know, the ones with the hidden extra inches! When the pants drape over your shoes it will look as if those extra inches are just part of your legs. If the pants have a high waist, that is even better!

    Try out a deep plunging neckline.
    A deep neckline, like Kristen Bell has on, will draw your eye upward. When eyes are looking up, it will make the distance between your face and your torso seem much longer.
    When rocking a deep plunging neckline, The Little Bra Company recommends our best-selling small bra, Lucia. Lucia, the must-have little push-up bra for every petite woman’s closet. With her flattering, cleavage- enhancing, deep-plunge style, and convertible straps, Lucia will go perfect with virtually any day or night time outfit. The lace is so pretty you won’t mind letting it peek through to decorate your décolletage. She comes in 8 signature colors, including black and nude as well as a luscious red; but this spring, The Little Bra Company introduced little bra Lucia in two BRAND NEW fashion color combinations: geranium/nude and hyacinth/mink. These bright and flirty colors will make every spring outfit more fun! To purchase the Lucia small bra and thong/boyshort set, please visit: http://bit.ly/RiAGnr

    Go monotonous.
    You already know that black is practically magic when it comes to sveltifying and lengthening, but wearing another dark color head-to-toe will do the trick as well. Trying dark shades like navy, charcoal, eggplant, or this season's must-have burgundy will also have the same effect.


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  • Medieval Bras!

    Hey Fans!

    In 2008, archaeologists from Europe discovered 600-year-old undergarments. Further research, testing, and carbon dating were required to ensure the assorted lingerie was legit, and as of a couple days ago, these tests were completed. Historians documented early examples of bras back to the 1800s. However, Austrian archaeologists at the University of Innsbruck said Wednesday that these particular brassieres date back to the 1400s! That makes their use much earlier than previously thought!

    “We didn’t believe it ourselves,” Beatrix Nutz, the archaeologist responsible for the discovery, told The Associated Press. “From what we knew, there was no such thing as bra-like garments in the 15th century.”

    The four linen bras were discovered in an Austrian castle. Some of these pieces look almost exactly like modern-day bras. Researchers now say they have early undergarments supporting the claim that the modern-day bra may actually have its roots in the Middle Ages.

    The four bras were decorated with a frilly lace. Hooray for these medieval maidens for supporting their breasts by wearing a bra, and looking good while doing it!

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/world-oldest-bra-discovered-austrian-castle-middle-ages-article-1.1118174

  • The Hottest Petite Athletes!

    Hey Fans!

    In spirit of the 2012 London Olympic Games, The Little Bra Company would like to honor and appreciate some of the hottest petite women in all different types of sports!

    Danica Patrick (Height: 5’2”)
    This sexy race car driver doesn't need size to conquer her field. Patrick, known as the face model for Go Daddy, is just as skilled on the track as she is off. Her work in the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and FHM has garnered consistent attention.

    Alicia Sacramone (Height: 5’1”)
    This American began her artistic gymnastic career at the tender age of 8. What she didn't predict was that she would finish growing when she reached the height of an 8-year-old boy. Alicia has ten gymnastics world championship gold medals. Sacramone clearly never let her doubters stand in her way.

    Kelly Kelly (Height 5’4”)
    Working for WWE on its Raw brand, this professional wrestler and diva has made quite the career for herself. A Divas champion in her rookie year, Kelly Kelly has also found a niche in modeling. She has appeared in FHM Online and was once ranked No. 82 on Maxim's Hot 100.

    Heather Mitts (Height: 5’4.5”)
    Currently a defender in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league, Mitts is often placed in the upper echelon of sexy female athletes. A two-time Olympic gold medalist and a member of the United States women's national team, she has always been used to pressure, considering her years at the University of Florida. Pressure from fans to pose more may also be in high demand.

    Elena Reid (Height: 5’2”)
    This American boxer can be seen as the female version of Manny Pacquiao. While her nickname is "Baby Doll," Elena is no lightweight. 19-6 as a boxer and 4-1 as a mixed martial artist just about says everything!

    Bia and Branca Feres (Heights: 5’3”)
    Bia and Branca Feres are Brazilian synchronized swimmers. These twins have been featured on the cover of Spanish-language magazine VIP after starting their swimming careers at the age of seven!

    All athletes deserve the best support when it comes to sports bras, even if you wear a smaller bra size. If you are a petite athlete, and want a petite sports bra that won’t give you a “strapped down” look, your search is over! The Little Bra Company would love to recommend our very first petite sports bra, Elizabeth! Elizabeth is a specially engineered sports bra with light padding and structured seaming. She will support and give your breasts a shapelier silhouette, leaving you feeling sexy while you’re working it out! Elizabeth is a great small bra for petite women during their pregnancy, or just anytime you want to wear a wireless bra. There are no wires, clasps or adjustors on Elizabeth; she is a pull-over little bra.
    The Elizabeth petite sports bra is available in all 15 of our specialty small bra sizes!

    One thing all of these petite athletes have in common is that no matter what their height is, they are confident and always stand tall. The Little Bra Company offers intimate apparel that will enhance and give shape to women with a smaller frame. Be a proud petite because “good things do come in small packages!”®

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/808416-50-hottest-petite-women-in-sports

  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Love Having Small Breasts!

    Hey Fans!

    With or without that extra “oomph,” we find that smaller-busted and petite woman are sexy and feminine! After all, having self-confidence and making the most of what you’ve got is what makes them most beautiful. That’s why The Little Bra Company made a list of 5 reasons why you should LOVE your small breasts!

    #1: There are a lot more fashionable options out there that fit women with smaller breasts. For example, you can wear something really low-cut without revealing too much. However, if there is ever an outfit that you can’t quite fill out properly, you’ve always got The Little Bra Company here to help!

    #2: Smaller breasts stay perkier for longer. Women with larger breasts tend to sag sooner due to that darned thing called gravity. When I was a teenager, I longed for my breasts to grow into the C and D cup bras many of my friends were already wearing. However, my good friend’s mother reassured. She told me that when we got older, the girls I envied would be the ones who wished they had my smaller breasts because theirs would have already gone downhill. It’s true, mothers are always right!

    #3: Exercise is a lot easier for women with smaller breasts, especially if you have a good looking supportive bra like The Little Bra Company’s “Elizabeth” bra. Without larger breasts in the way of sprints and chatarangas, there’s really no excuse why we shouldn’t get active.

    #4: The Little Bra Company! Made just for smaller-proportioned women, The Little Bra Company has developed an entire intimate apparel wardrobe that is stylish, functional, and comfortable. If you are a size:
    28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38 A
    28, 30, 32, 34, 36 B
    28, 30, 32, 34 C
    …it’s your’ lucky day! We’ve got all kinds of bra styles you’ll be sure to love!

    #5: You have less risk for back problems. Some women suffer severe pain, deteriorating posture, and are at risk for spinal deformity and other repetitive stress injuries to the shoulders and upper extremities due to their proportionately large breasts. Although you have less risk for back problems, keep your breasts healthy with monthly breast self-exams. It’s easy! Here’s a link on how-to for your convenience: http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/guide/breast-self-exam

    Big or small, breasts are awesome! No matter what size you are, your breasts are an important part of your body, mind and spirit. Therefore, keep them perky and dressed with the right-fitting bra.

    http://www.thefrisky.com/2012-02-13/10-reasons-to-love-small-boobs/

  • The Little Bra Company’s Neckline Guide!

    Hey Fans!

    We understand that all these different bra styles can be a bit overwhelming to choose from. There are full-cups, demi-cups, bustiers , halternecks, multiways, push-up bras, wireless bras, and strapless bras. You may be asking yourself “why do bras have to come in so many different shapes?” Well the answer is simple: certain bra styles go best with different outfits. Not only do certain bra styles cater specifically to different sizes and shapes, they are also important when it comes to low or high necklines.
    And since it helps to have an idea of which bras are most appropriate for different neckline styles, The Little Bra Company wrote a little something to help show women with petite frames which of our small bras go best with your outfits.

    T-shirts, Turtlenecks, and Close-fitting Tops.
    Angela, The Little Bra Company’s best-selling T-shirt bra, is perfect for T-shirts and turtlenecks. Small bra Angela is especially designed to contour and help give shape to smaller breasts with minimal padding. Instead of lines and bulges in all the wrong places, Angela provides a smooth silhouette under all your T-shirts and turtlenecks. As a matter of fact, this little bra goes great with virtually any top. To purchase the Angela bra and panty set, please visit: http://www.thelittlebracompany.com/bras/smooth-cup/angela-720.html

    Low-Cut and Halter tops.
    Lucia, the must-have little push-up bra for every petite woman’s closet! She rates ***3 Stars on our padding scale. With her flattering, cleavage- enhancing, deep-plunge style, and convertible straps, Lucia will go perfect with virtually any day or night time outfit! The lace is so pretty you won’t mind letting it peek through to decorate your décolletage. She comes in 8 signature colors, including black and nude as well as a luscious red; but this spring, The Little Bra Company introduced Lucia in two BRAND NEW fashion color combinations: geranium/nude and hyacinth/mink. These bright and flirty colors will make every spring outfit more fun! To purchase Lucia bra and thong/boyshort set, please visit: http://www.thelittlebracompany.com/bras/lace.html?limit=all

    Deep, Round-Neck tops.
    Our Isis bra is rated the 5 out of 5-stars on our padding scale; which means “Ooh La La Push-Up!” She has convertible straps and heavily padded demi-contoured cups to offer petite figures an enhanced bustline, while making sure the bra cups won’t peek out of your top. Isis also features a gorgeous, sparkly tear-drop center detail in the front between the cups, making small-framed women everywhere feel like the goddesses they really are!. To purchase the Isis bra and thong set, please visit: http://www.thelittlebracompany.com/bras/smooth-cup/isis-753.html
    If you are still looking for a great demi bra, but don’t want the extreme padding Isis offers, our little bra Mercedes would be the best choice for you. Mercedes is a sophisticated petite demi push-up bra with contoured smooth-cups for added lift and support, and a bit of lace for a chic peek of pretty. To purchase the Mercedes bra and thong set, please visit: http://www.thelittlebracompany.com/bras/lace/petite-bra-push-up-mercedes.html

    Off the shoulder, bandeau, strapless tops and bridal wear.
    Sascha will give you a natural-looking curve. She can be worn as a strapless, little push-up bra or an everyday petite bra. The additional straps making Sascha the perfect bra for all wedding dresses, with or without sleeves! The floral mesh lace will appear seamless under your favorite strapless tops. The removable push-up padding makes Sascha is the must-have little bra in any petite women's wardrobe! Because Sascha is the perfect foundation bra for any formal dress or bridal wear, she is the best strapless bra available in small bra sizes! To purchase Sascha bra and thong set, please visit http://www.thelittlebracompany.com/sascha.html

    Athletic clothing and maternity.
    Elizabeth is a specially engineered petite sports bra with light padding and structured seaming. She will support and give your breasts a shapelier silhouette, leaving you feeling sexy while you’re working it out! Elizabeth is a great small bra for petite women during their pregnancy, or just anytime you want to wear a wireless bra. There are no wires, clasps or adjustors on Elizabeth; she is a pull-over little bra. To purchase out new sports bra Elizabeth, please visit: http://www.thelittlebracompany.com/bras/new/elizabeth-2050.html

    Once you collect The Little Bra Company’s wardrobe of different small bra styles you will be surprised to notice what a huge difference it makes in wearing the correct bra type to complement your outfits!

    http://suite101.com/article/how-to-find-the-best-bra-for-your-outfits-a106174

  • Faire Frou Frou says The Little Bra Company is for the ‘A’ Team!

    Hey Fans!

    The Little Bra Company was featured in the article “The Little Bra Company – For the ‘A’ Team” by Frou Frou Fashionista, the Faire Frou Frou blog. In this article, Frou Frou raves about our new petite sports bra, Elizabeth saying, “Since we're not particularly athletic, we simply love that you get all of the cleavage with a super amount of comfort...you can sleep in it if you want. TLBC has a well-rounded range of styles from its racerback sports bra, to its multi-way strapless, to its variety of t-shirt and fashion bras.”

    The Little Bra Company is proud to be one of Faire Frou Frou’s favorite small bra brands!
    We loving discussing and sharing topics related to petite frames with our amazing fans.

    To check out the Frou Frou Fashionista article about The Little Bra Company, please visit: http://bit.ly/N8F0Qk

    To purchase any of our little bras please visit: http://www.thelittlebracompany.com/

  • Photos from the Elizabeth Launch Party! June 8th, 2012

    Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate The Little Bra Company's very first sports bra at Movement Studio!

    In the next photo you will see The Little Bra Company founder, Emily Lau, and her friends who are the bras' namesakes: "Angela," "Isis," "Mercedes," "Nicole," "Vanessa," "Elizabeth."
    Can you guess which friend is named after each little bra?

  • An Exclusive Event with The Little Bra Company!

    The Little Bra Company would like to invite you to join us for this exclusive event…

    Introducing the arrival of our first sports bra, Elizabeth.

    Friday, June 8th, 2012
    6-9pm
    at Movement Studio LA
    7409 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

    The Elizabeth wireless sports bra for petites is inspired by Pilates instructor and owner of Movement Studio LA, Elizabeth Ordway.

    Come enjoy cocktails, small bites, amazing discounts and free prizes with The Little Bra Company!

    And, gett a personal bra fitting by The Little Bra Company founder, Emily Lau!

    We hope to see you there!

  • The Little Bra Company has one of the Sexiest Facebook Timelines!

    Hey Fans!

    The Little Bra Company was featured in the article “Bringing Sexy Back – 14 Facebook Timeline Designs of Lingerie Brands”! In this article, the author, Matthew Fields, shares some of the sexiest Facebook timelines of all time! He also discusses why having an appealing visual design is so important when it comes to branding and customer relations.
    The Little Bra Company is proud to be the only small bra brand to make it into the article! We loving discussing and sharing topics related to petite frames with our amazing fans.

    To check out Matthew Fields’ article please visit: http://socialmediachimps.com/2012/bringing-sexy-back-14-facebook-timeline-designs-lingerie-brands/

    To purchase any of our small bras please visit: http://www.thelittlebracompany.com/

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