Tag Archives: fashion

  • End of Summer SALE

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    XOXO,

    The Little Bra Company

  • TLBC Fashion Focus | Designer Spotlight

    Designer Spotlight | Carolina Alvo

     

    In honor of TLBC Fashion Focus week, we are highlighting one our favorite petite designers, Carolina Alvo!

    Carolina Misan Alvo is the founder of  ‘Carolina Alvo’, a fantastic clothing line featuring fresh and elegant pieces that will fit and flatter the petite frame to perfection!

    As a true petite, measuring in at 4’9, Carolina truly understands the frustration that comes with shopping for a petite frame. Unsatisfied with her options and taking matters into her own hands, Carolina launched ‘Carolina Alvo’! With a clear vision and the determination of a born entrepreneur, Carolina has founded a company that not only creates perfectly petite pieces, but also works to inspire and empower petite women everywhere.

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    LBC: How did Caroline Alvo become what it is today?

    CMA: I am 4’9” and shopping has always been a nightmare for me. I always wished for a better shopping solution but was never able to find one, even in the petite sections of major retailers. So when I was unexpectedly laid-off from my job in January 2013 I decided that it was my chance to see if I could create the shopping savior I had been looking for. I initially started the company as a petite retailer where I brought together petite and petite-friendly designers all in one store. Ultimately I decided to move away from that business model and create my own brand because I wasn’t able to find enough designers that made great clothes for petites. I took all the early customer feedback and created Carolina Alvo as a source for essential pieces that every woman needs in her closet that can take her from work to weekend and everywhere in between!

    LBC: What is the inspiration behind the new collection?

    CMA: Feedback from my customers plus the amazing businesswomen I have gotten to meet throughout my many years of living in New York are definitely the inspiration behind my collection. I had so many customers write to me saying “I need more petite basics,” “I’m 50 years old and I want to wear something age-appropriate, but hate the boxy pant suits available in petite departments!” I took this feedback and thought about the inspiring women around me – they were running around from one place to the next doing amazing things, and they didn’t have any spare time to endlessly search for an outfit that fit right and made them look great. I wanted to create a line that could seamlessly fit into their lives so they could get along with the great things they were doing in their day.

     

    LBC: What are your biggest fashion struggles as a petite?

    CMA: There simply aren’t enough designers making clothes for petites. You crave the selection and the styles available in regular-sized clothing, but you also crave a proper petite fit. So it’s pretty hard for most petite women to find a lot of basic things – from jeans, to maxi dresses, to a suit for work. Even though we’re half the female population in the US the fashion industry has quite literally overlooked this huge market!

    LBC: What are your favorite things about being petite?

    CMA: I think it’s shaped a lot of my personality – I think if I was taller I would have a totally different personality, so I’ve learned to embrace and love my height. On a practical level, I love that I can fit into small spaces. You won’t see me ever complain about sitting in coach on a long flight – I can sleep like a champ on planes !

     

    LBC: What are your 2 favorite pieces from the debut 'Carolina Alvo' collection?

    CMA: This is such a tough question! Since there are only five pieces, I really love them all because they are so versatile and easy to style. But if I had to pick two, I would go with the Avani Blazer, which I’ll usually wear with jeans, and the Kathleen Dress, which makes me look instantly put-together.

     

    Pre-order here

     

    LBC: What is your best piece of fashion advice for petites?

    CMA: Petites can wear anything thing – I don’t believe in “fashion don’ts”. The key is finding things that are truly made for your proportion. Once you find that, you can pull of anything your heart desires…and yes, that includes cropped pants and loose-fitting clothes.

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    A petite powerhouse with a wonderful aesthetic, Carolina Alvo, is a true example that “Good things do come in small packages.”™ The TLBC team is excited to share her story and supports all she is doing to change the way petite women approach shopping and fashion in general.

    XOXO,

    The Little Bra Company

  • TLBC Fashion Focus | Beach Babe!

    Petite Fashion Focus | Beach Babe

    With the bloom of summer just blossoming it's time to get ready for those much anticipated beach days and fun in the sun! When it’s time to let your hair down and enjoy playtime, the perfect summer outfit has to be fun, comfortable, and of course make a statement.

    The warm weather is here! Loose thin tanks are all the rage this summer and TLBC has the perfect bras for them.  Under your cute summer outfit we recommend trying-

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The 'Esther' (left), with its bright bold sorbet cups and nude accent lace is the perfect fun and flirty option. With contoured padding this bra is sure to put a pep in your step! The 'Lucia' (right) in our new fashion  color, dusty lilac, is the perfect subtle accent to add to your summer outfit. With the signature TLBC shape, convertible straps, and soft subtle summer tone, this new 'Lucia' is all things soft and feminine! Love the 'Esther' but want a little less padding on those hot summer days? Try the 'Eva'! Featuring the same bright sorbet color this petite style is a unpadded soft cup bra offering all day comfort and support.

    The perfect sunny day lingerie taken care of? Lets move on to the outfit! See our TLBC petite beach babe look below -

     

    Summer Beachy Fun!

     

    Top - Half-moon tanks,  lightweight, loose, and super comfortable, offer the perfect fashionable option. (Similar here)

    Shorts - Who wears short shorts?? Whether they're short or "boyfriend" style, cut offs are always a summer staple. (similar here)

    Shoes - Strappy sandals are cute, fun, and comfortable. (similar here)

    Accessories – It's summer, be bold, be daring, and take it to the next level with a pop of color and some standout pieces.

     

    SHOP NOW  to get the 'Esther' and 'Eva' at a special discounted price! 20% off with code STYLE20!

    XOXO,
    The Little Bra Company
  • TLBC Petite Fashion Focus | Party Petite - Cocktail Wear

    Petite Fashion Focus | Cocktail Wear

    What girl doesn’t enjoy dressing up every now and then? We love a reason to put on that special party dress, use those heels we have been hoping for a reason to wear, and primp to our hearts delight!

    When it comes to eveningwear the petite woman has a variety of options. From the long to short, fitted to flared, and neutral to bright, the petite frame can handle it all! The key is finding the combinations that best work for you.

    To achieve your best formal look it is important to start at the beginning! Check out these great formal wear lingerie options from TLBC –

     

     

    The ‘Erin’ (left) is our maximum push-up option. It is sure to give you the ultimate silhouette and give you a little extra va-va-voom! The ‘Lucia Slip’ (right) is great under a form-fitting outfit. The microfiber skirt and built-in ‘Lucia’ bra will give you smooth-lines and feminine curves all night long!

     

     

     

    Now onto the outfit! Below are some TLBC team inspired looks for the petite fashionista!

     

    Party Petite | Cocktail Wear

    Dresses - Fit and flare pieces offer a fun and sophisticated look for the petite frame (similar here and here)
    Jackets - A blazer is a great way to add a little edge to any look. It is also a great place to add color!
    (similar here and here)
    Shoes & Accessories - The place to help tie the outfit together. You can do a pop of color, or finish off with a simple neutral to complete the look

    Love the 'Erin'!? Get it 20% off this week only with code 'STYLE20'! SHOP NOW

     

    XOXO,
    The Little Bra Company
  • TLBC Petite Fashion Focus | The Professional Petite

     

    Petite Fashion Focus | The Professional Petite

    Whether you are a young woman just starting her career, a working woman making her way up the career ladder, or a powerful executive kicking butt and taking names you always need your go-to professional pieces that say i’m intelligent, i’m fearless, i’m passionate, and i’m all woman!

    When shopping for the perfect professional look the petite woman must pay attention to length and proportions so as to keep her look elegant and flattering.

    Under your perfect work attire you should have flattering and comfortable lingerie. For the petite woman we recommend trying -

    Julia

    Jenny

     

     

     

     

     

     

    These flattering and neutral options are sure to work under every work outfit and leave you feeling feminine and fearless! The "Jenny" (left) adds a little to flare to a neutral bra with light lace detailing. The "Julia" (right) is a versatile nude option, that includes nude straps as well as black.

    Once you have your basics it's time to finish the look! Check out our 'TLBC Work Wear' recommendations below  -

    Petite Work Wear

    Top - A peplum top is a great way to accentuate your curves in a conservative and work appropriate way. (Similar here and here)

    Skirt - A pencil skirt is a great way to give the illusion of height  (Similar here and here)

    Shoes - A neutral pump or flat will help flatter and not distract (similar here and here)

    Accessories - From your bag to your braclets, the accessories should tie the outfit together,

    add a pop of color, and complete the look.

    XOXO,
    The Little Bra Company
  • What to Wear Wednesday | SS14 TLBC Team Favs!

    **Attention TLBC Fans!! The SS14 collection we be available FRIDAY!**

    The new collection is finally here and the TLBC Team could not be more excited!

    These petite styles bring to mind lazy summer mornings and those perfectly warm spring days.

    The excited energy has taken over the TLBC office and we just can’t stop ourselves from sharing our team favorites!!

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    Rachel – Ecommerce & Customer Service Guru

    Style of choice: STEPHANIE

    TLBC Size: 34B

    What she has to say: My new spring addition is most definitely the “Stephanie”! I’m all about adding a little twinkle to my eye this season and this style fits the bill! With the eyelash lace detail and dusty lilac undertone, this demi-cups style is my something special under my favorite summer outfits! Want a subtle yet sexy touch this season? The “Stephanie" is the way to go!

     

    Erin – Wholesale Sales Rep and Resident Collection Expert!

    Style of choice: CELESTE

    TLBC Size: 30C

    What she has to say: The “Celeste” is the answer to all my bra band-extra skin prayers ladies! It is the ultimate in support, from the back to the front. Smoothing everything out, the removable pads allow me to have as much push-up as I want. Comfortable for everyday or perfect under that sexy sheath dress, the "Celeste" is my spring style of choice!

     

    Cara – Manager & Marketing Director aka TLBC Team Mom!

    Style of choice: COURTNEY

     TLBC Size: 34C

    What she has to say: I love a good demi-cup style and cannot get over how perfectly feminine the “Courtney” is! The soft cups and removable pads conform to my shape lifting and supporting the ladies into the ULTIMATE shape! Bonus – the dusty lilac and baby blue colors are so soft and sweet that they add a summer flare to every outfit!

     

     

    Shop TLBC on Friday to buy your favorite spring styles and join the TLBC community to gain access to exclusive deals and discounts!

    XOXO,

    The Little Bra Company

  • Tuesday Tip Day | Mother's Day Must-Haves

    Mother's Day Must-Haves!

    Mother’s Day is right around the corner and the TLBC team is gearing up to celebrate our favorite women! This year the TLBC team wants to celebrate mother's by encouraging them to do something just for themselves.

    Whether it’s a moment alone to read that book they haven’t been able to finish, a day of relaxation and pampering, or simply a purchase made for their own pleasure; every mother deserves to celebrate herself as we celebrate them!

    One gift that will be sure to help a mother feel fabulous is a TLBC style made to fit and flatter her perfectly! Below are a few of the TLBC Team’s top recommendations for this Mother’s Day!

     

    1)   “Lucia”

    Our bestselling deep-plunge style brings vintage flare to our collection and is sure to make any woman feel classy and feminine!

    Price: $60

    Colors: Multiple

     

    2)   “Yvonne”

    This t-shirt bra is the perfect addition to any mother’s wardrobe. It is easy to wear and flattering on the petite frame. The lace detailing will help add a touch of feminine grace to any outfit.

    Price: $60

    Colors: Nude/Mocha & Nude/Vanilla

     

     

     

    3)   “Ethel”

    A vintage inspired demi-cup style that features removable padding for the ultimate in shape and support. This classic style will bring a touch of elegance to any lingerie drawer!

    Price: $60

    Color: Midnight Blue

     

     

    4)   “Lucia Slip”

    A new must-have TLBC basic with a built in ”Lucia” bra for the signature TLBC shape and a microfiber skirt for smooth feminine lines under that perfect dress or skirt.

    Price: $85

    Colors: Black & Nude

     

     

     

     

    5)   “Celeste”

    A new Spring/Summer 2014 style coming soon to the TLBC store! Available just-in-time for Mother’s Day, this mini-corset style features an extra under arm panel and a wider band designed to enhance and smooth out the petite frame!

        Price: $74

    Color: Nude

     

     

    Not sure what your mother may want? Give her a TLBC gift voucher! The perfect way to allow her to spend a little time picking out her favorite style! Purchase here.

     

    XOXO,

    The Little Bra Company

     

  • Fabulous FRINGE Friday!

    The weekend is nigh and with it comes the opportunity for fabulous fun and relaxation! Before you shut down your brain and take a mini vacation, the TLBC team wants to introduce you to a Spring/Summer style that is sure to excite!

    Meet the “Stephanie”!

     


    You might recognize her from her debut moment in the February edition of Real Simple!

     

    This petite demi-cup style is the vixen of the SS14 collection! She’s a little bit sexy, with eyelash lace detailing acting as a light fringe on the cup. She’s a little bit sweet, with her dusty lilac undertones and feminine lace overlay. She’s 100% feminine with her demi-cup cut and soft form conforming cups. Sure to spice up your summer and add a little twinkle to your eye, the “Stephanie” is a must-have addition to your petite lingerie wardrobe this season!

    Available Colors: 

    Black/Dusty Lilac

    Sizes: 

    28,30,32,32,36, 38 A

    28,30,32,34,36 B

    28,30,32,34 C

     

     

     

     

    Stephanie Style Tips!

    This fashion-focused style is sure to put a little pep in your step and offers our signature TLBC shape. This demi-cup style works great under scoop neck tops and dresses.

    The delicate fringe detail can add a subtle flirtatious undertone to any outfit. Featuring a smooth lining the “Stephanie” is built for comfort so it can be worn day or night! Featuring matching panties with optionalgarter attachments, the “Stephanie” is sure to fulfill all the petite vixens needs!

    If you are a customer that finds they have one breast that is slightly larger than the other, the “Stephanie” is a great option for you. The removable padding allows you to control the shape and lift of each cup, offering an even and feminine silhouette.

     

     

    XOXO,

    The Little Bra Company

  • Petite Styling Tip #3 | Proportion is Key!

    Petite Styling Tip #3 – Proportion is key!

    Do you love bold fun prints, or the classic and sophisticated stripe, or maybe you’re an accessories gal and love to layer? Have you had trouble pairing these bolder looks with your petite frame? Struggle no more! Petite women shouldn’t feel their size limits their style. Having a smaller frame doesn’t mean you can’t wear prints, or stripes, or fun and flirty accessories. As a petite fashionista, you just need to understand that the key to these bolder looks is proportion!!

    Let's talk prints!

    There are some fabulous prints out there! From animal to geometric to floral; there is a print for every season and every personality. No matter her preference a petite gal shouldn’t feel as though she can’t explore the world of print. When diving into these bold and eye-popping patterns remember that having a smaller frame means you should focus on smaller prints or pick and choose how you feature the print in an outfit. The rule of thumb, when judging a print size, is to make sure it is smaller than your fist! That way in won’t overpower your frame.

    A great example from Extrapetite.com below!

     

    Let's talk stripes! 

    There are two key rules to keep in mind when choosing striped looks. The first- stay subtle! Large wide stripes tend to overpower the petite frame and can look out of place on petite ladies! The second rule -  remember to use the power of the stripe in moderation. Be sure to pick and choose where you feature stripes in your outfit or even on a single piece. A subtle and simple striped look goes a lot farther on the petite frame. Bonus tip, pairing a simple stripe with a bold single-color piece can really make the stripe pop!

    See this great example from yummistyle.com below

     

    Let's talk accessories!

    Alright ladies let's talk bangles, baubles, studs, and staples! We all know the perfect accessory can make or break a look and, if we are honest, our accessory drawer(s) are getting a little full. When it comes to accessories on the petite frame it is important to remember that you are wearing the jewelry, the jewelry is not supposed to be wearing you! With this in mind the TLBC team has some tips for petite accessorizing.

    First, choose whether you’re dressing your accessories or accessorizing your outfit. A look can be based around some key jewelry staples or you can choose some complementary pieces to complete the look. As a petite lady be sure to stick to this choice once it’s made! If you have a favorite necklace dress to compliment it. If you are wearing your favorite deep-v dress, find the perfect subtle dangle earring to match! Second, be kind to your smaller frame and don’t weigh it down with large, cumbersome pieces. Large statement pieces can end up taking over a look can be too strong on a petite silhouette.

    See Selena Gomez complimenting the casual chic look with dangle earrings and a bold cuff!

    Petite ladies should never feel as though their style is hindered by their size. The key is keeping everything in proportion. It’s the little things that make the moment anyway... right ladies!?

     

    XOXO,

    The Little Bra Company

  • Petite Styling Tip #1 - Start With Good Foundations!

    Petite Styling Tip #1 – Start with good foundations!

     

     

    No matter if you are a AA or a DD the correct fitting bra can transform your look and your confidence. For petite ladies, the right fit can help add that extra oomph in that deep-v wrap dress or smooth and lift the girls to help add a feminine feel to your best work suit.

    Ideally we should have a fitting for the ladies every 6 months! Of course, we understand that you will not always have the chance or time to be fitted ...so be sure you are “doing the scoop” when you put your bra on every morning and are hand-washing your current lingerie whenever possible! This will ensure you are getting the ultimate shape and support for as long as possible!

    TLBC also knows that not every bra goes with every outfit. It’s not always easy to look fabulous, we know! Making sure you have the perfect strapless style for your favorite summer dress or a comfy and flattering t-shirt bra for your casual Saturday look are both essential finds! That is why the TLBC collection features a wide array of styles and colors to fulfill all the petite fashionista’s needs.

    Here is a couple of our go-to styles!

     “Lucia”

    This deep-plunge style is our bestseller and is available in 8 colors! With convertible straps and contoured padding, this style is versatile and will give a natural cleavage-enhancing look. The lace overlay is great as a sexy peek-a-boo detail and will be sure to add a little something extra to your favorite looks. Because it is a plunging style the cups are slightly closer set so be sure to “do the scoop” and if you find your breasts are wider set try our “Ethel” style for a similar look and flattering shape!

     “Julia”

    This full coverage demi-cup style is a great t-shirt bra that offers both a nude and black strap option for ultimate versatility and style. This style also features removable padding allowing you to control the shape and lift of the cup to best fit your outfit. The Julia band does fit a bit snugger so for those of you who are inbetween band sizes you may want to try the larger band!

    “Lucia Slip”

    A new edition to our collection, the Slip/Chemise, is a must-have basic! Available in both black and nude this flattering body hugging slip will give you smooth lines and a feminine shape underneath your favorite dress or skirt. With a built in Lucia bra, this lingerie piece fits and flatters just like our bestselling “Lucia” style and will leave you feeling comfortable and sexy all day long!

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