$100 or Less Holiday Gift Guides: For the Young (or Young at Heart!)

Hello Everyone,

When I was crafting our $100 or less gift guides this season, I wanted to include a category specifically for our younger customers who are often dragged here by a family member to be fitted.  Shopping for bras and underwear is certainly not everyone’s favorite activity no matter the age, and I know I personally hated it for many years because of the bad interactions I had as a teenager.  However, if fitters and family work together to not only provide multiple foundation options but also to allow young clients autonomy to make their own choices, then the entire shopping experience becomes easier and more enjoyable for them.  As a result, I wanted to assemble a mix of bras, underwear, and accessories which work for anyone, regardless of age.  In fact, I own several of these at 30 (nearly 31), and some of these gifts are popular with customers in their 60s and 70s too. So remember, “it’s hard, you will find to be narrow of mind if you’re young at heart.”

Cleo Blake Bra & Brief

Cleo Blake Bra UK Sizes 28F-GG, 30F-H, 32-38 FF-J, $55; Blake Brief Sizes Medium to X-Large, $29

Sporty, minimalist, and chic, the Cleo Blake contrasts turquoise two-ply mesh with sharp black accents for a bra as lovely as it is simple!  Narrow underwires and center gore allow for maximum forward projection while the 3-section balcony cup anchors and lifts. Fully-adjustable straps and firm wings improve the fit and support.  Matching brief offers a mid-rise with flattering rear coverage for a comfy fit.

Coobie 9042 or 9060 Bralette

Coobie Comfort Bras Small to X-Large and One Size, $25; Coobie Bralettes One Size and Full Size, $22

A mix of a traditional bralette and a stretchy sports bra, the Coobie collection features removable interior padding for shape and support as well as an easy pull-over design to avoid hook-and-eye closures. The 9060 and 9055 both offer a thicker strap and fuller-coverage while the 9042 and 9012 sport adjustable, thinner straps with multi-way capabilities.  Both look like a layered tank if they happen to show, and the soft fabric not only works as a beginning bra but also as a lounge and leisure option too.  They come in a gazillion colors and prints, and the affordable pricing makes it easy to stock up.

b.tempt’d b.adorable Bralette & Hipster

b.tempt’d b.adorable bralette Sizes Small to X-Large, $24; b.adorable hipster Sizes Medium to X-Large, $12

Kick back and relax in the super soft b.adorable bralette and hipster!  With moderate coverage triangle cups, the b.adorable features smooth 2-ply modal fabric, a wide lace band at the bottom, and narrow lace trim on the neckline and arms.  Perfect for lounge or as a day bra, the b.adorable offers light support and a smoother cup profile.  Matching hipster uses the same comfy stretch lace and modal blend fabric for a fantastic everyday panty.

Silk & Soul Boxers

Silk & Soul Lunares Short & Rayas Knit Short, $25

With a punchy mix of high impact polka dots, solid knits, and saturated colors, Silk & Soul boxers make for a comfy but stylish lounging and sleeping option.  Relaxed fit through the hips and thighs allows for easy movement, and the minimalist chic designs lend to easy mix-and-match.

Fleur’t Wild Child Pajama Top & Cropped Pant

Fleur’t with Me Wild Child V-Neck Top Medium to X-Large, $38; Cropped Cuffed Pant Medium to Large, $38

With a dreamily soft rayon/spandex jersey blend, the Fleur’t with Me Wild Child collection is ideal for sleep, lounging, or as casual wear!  Three quarter sleeve top features a crocheted lace triangle accent and relaxed fit while this chic lounging pant uses a low rise inseam, narrow leg opening, and faux shell button-front opening to channel the perfect pair of breezy, stylish sweat pants.  Layer the top with jeans or toss on a chambray button-front with bottoms for an effortless around-town outfit.

b.tempt’d b.splendid Collection

b.splendid Wireless Push-Up Sizes 30-38 A-DD, $44; b.plendid Underwire T-Shirt 30-36C-DDD, 38B-D, $44; b.splendid Bikini Small to X-Large, $18

New from b.tempt’d, the b.splendid series is a return to their classic, comfortable t-shirt bras with two new styles, both featuring heather fabric, brushed 2-ply wings, fully-adjustable straps, and a plush molded cup.  The underwire bra provides a classic rounded shape and exploits padding around the underwire to cushion the ribs while the wireless contains interior bump pads for superb support and cleavage.  Matching bikini uses the same ultra smooth fabric for a classic everyday underwear, no matter your age.

Affinitas Cup Cake Panties

Affinitas Cup Cake Packs $25 for three pairs, Hipsters Size Small to Large and Thongs are One Size.

Perfect as a stocking stuffer, the Affinitas Cup Cake panties include three hipsters or thongs in one clever package.  Each knicker is individually wrapped inside a cardboard origami-inspired cupcake and then enclosed together in an easy-to-wrap box.  Sizing is small to large, and the thongs feature high-stretch technology for a comfortable fit.

Skarlett Blue Soiree Wireless

Skarlet Blue Soiree Wireless Sizes 30-36 A-D, $58

Lightweight and comfortable, the Soiree wireless bra features lightly lined foam cups and a plunging neckline for versatility under most necklines.  Lace cup detail and signature rose gold hardware add visual interest but are still discreet under even thin knits.  Doubled lined back smooths and prevents digging while fully-adjustable straps allow a custom fit.

Inner Truth Panties

Inner Truth Briefs Sizes Medium to 2X-Large, $24 each

One of my favorite Made in America products, Inner Truth Panties put a new twist on the classic “words on panties” gimmick by writing words and sayings meant for the wearer to enjoy while looking in a mirror. Promoting body positivity and healing, Inner Truth panties give a much needed mood boost in the morning and throughout the day. This classic bikini features the encouraging words “I am beautiful” or “Today is a Good Day” sentiment embroidered by hand on a black base. Bikini provides full bottom coverage in a comfy t-shirt soft cotton blend that stretches and moves with you.

For other recommendations, check out Elegance & Sophistication, Practically Perfect, For the Traditionalist, and Spreading the Love!

$100 or Less Holiday Gift Guides: For the Young (or Young at Heart!)
Erica is a lover all things lingerie and is passionate about helping people find the bra which fits and flatters. Side passions include reading, writing, hiking, dairy-free food, walking her Jack Russell terrorists, and dying her hair everything from black to red.

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  • December 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm



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