The Best Lingerie to Buy at Nordstrom

the best lingerie to buy at NordstromSure, we all know what wardrobe essentials for work professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.

One of the biggest things everyone buys at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is lingerie — so while we’ve got a few weeks before the 2018 sale begins (July 12 for Early Access!), I thought we’d take a look at some of the top selling bras at Nordstrom because it’s always interesting to see which products have thousands and thousands of great reviews. It’s worth noting that not every bra is going to fit everyone — in fact, my own favorite bras (Fantasie padded, Fantasie unlined, Natori, and the poorly named, Amazon-only Unbelievabra) aren’t on this list at all — and the list is FULL of things from Wacoal, a brand that I’ve never liked. (And they now own Fantasie, alas.) It’s also worth noting that a lot of these products are sold at multiple retailers — Amazon has them all (and, as Kate wrote in her review of Amazon Prime Wardrobe, trying on bras can be a great way to use their try-before-you-buy feature). Macy’s sells Wacoal, Natori, as well as brands like Bali as well; I’m sure the other department stores all do as well. (I wore this bra for yeaaaarrrrssss back when I thought I was a 36DD.) We should probably revisit our discussion of everyone’s favorite places for online shopping — I’d love to hear if you guys where you guys are getting great deals on bras or love the selection. As I’ve noted in the past, too, if you can find trusted eBay sellers who live near factory outlets or stores with sales, that’s a great way to get deals on bras.)

Please note that this post DOES contain images of women in bras — so if you’re wary of people at the office looking over your shoulder, don’t click the “Read more” link below until you’re in a more private situation. 

A few other things not pictured but recommended: this is the highest rated sports bra — and this was our last discussion on the best underwire nursing bras over at CorporetteMoms. We’ve also talked in the past about how to buy a bra, readers’ favorite lingerie for office looks, and proper bra care.

On to the best lingerie to buy at Nordstrom…

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The Best Solutions for Gaping Shirts

the best solutions for gaping shirtsSince it’s been a while since we last discussed this particular workwear issue for those of us on the bustier side, we thought it’d be a great time to talk about the best solutions for gaping shirts. Last time, we gave some DIY options for gaping blouses, including recommendations for sewing, taping, and pinning to close up the gaps — and more recently, we’ve talked about the best women’s dress shirts and dress shirts for for women with large breasts, as well as the best workwear for different body types, blazers for busty women, and clothes for the curvy professional.

Here are some suggestions from readers on the best solutions for gaping shirts (other than walking around with a folder in front of you all day like the model in the stock photo, that is):

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Work Fashion Tips for Petite Women

work fashion tips for petite womenIt’s on my to-do list today to update a lot of our older posts with advice for where to buy petite-friendly clothes for work, and I thought I’d ask the readers: what are your best work fashion tips for petite women? Do you think certain styles work better than other — or is it all about knowing your body shape and tailoring it? I’m 5’4″, so I’m right on the cusp of petite sizes… these are some of my best tips for petite women, but I’d love to hear yours…

Psst: Check out our new resource, Where to Find Stylish Petite Suits for Women!

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Deal Alert: Jimmy Choo on Sale!

I’ve had my eye on this bag (pictured below) and was surprised to see when it went down 60% off — to be honest I had no idea Jimmy Choo ever went so deeply on sale! If you feel like treating yourself there are some great deals to be had at Nordstrom right now, 40-60% off, many of them lucky sizes only. I’ll poke around and see if other designers are on sale as well…. (Update: OOH, there are a ton of great designers on sale. See some notes below the image of shoes.) May the odds be ever in your favor!

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Pictured at top. Below, $259-$637: one / two / three / four.

There are actually a ton of great accessory designers on sale, including Ted Baker, Anya Hindmarch, Marc Jacobs, M2Malletier, Manolo, Tumi and more. I adore all Monica Vinader jewelry, and it looks like there’s a lot of diamond jewelry up to 40% off too.

Where to Find Stylish Plus-Size Suits for Work

where to find stylish plus-size suits for workHere’s a topic we haven’t addressed in a while that seems apt since we just did our big roundup of the best women’s suits in 2018: where to find stylish plus-size suits for work? Plus-size readers, please chime in — which are your favorite stores to buy plus-size workwear, from dresses to blazers to suits? (We’re actually working on a story on plus-size splurges and investment shopping — please share any favorites if you have them!) We haven’t talked about this since we did our last roundup of plus-size suits and more (including business maternity suits, petite suits, and suits for tall women) or the best workwear for plus sizes.

(If you are interested in plus size workwear, please sign up for CorporettePlus, our newsletter, for plus-size news as well as workwear picks in plus sizes! Signing up helps us gauge interest in the project, and we promise not to blast your email more than once a week at most. (Right now it’s more like once a month.))

Wondering where to find stylish plus-size suits for work? These are some of the top spots we know of, in alphabetical order — your best bets for conservative interview suits are in bold…

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The Best Cruelty-Free Beauty Products (Reader Favorites!)

the best cruelty-free makeupAfter putting together our Slow Fashion Shopping Guide and sharing more recent posts on brands offering stylish vegan shoes for the office and clothing and accessory brands for the stylish vegan professional, we thought it was time to take a look at cruelty-free makeup — so today we’re featuring the best cruelty-free beauty products, as well as a list of resources to help you find even more.

Labeling a product “cruelty-free” typically means that it hasn’t been tested on animals, but you may also encounter other phrases: “not tested on animals,” “against animal testing,” etc. Here’s another complicating factor: Animal testing within the U.S. has thankfully become rare, and the E.U. has banned animal testing of both cosmetic ingredients and finished products, but in China, imported cosmetics must be tested on animals. If, say, your company’s mascaras are tested on animals, you can’t sell them in Europe — but you can’t sell them in China without testing them on animals, either by your company itself or by the Chinese government. To make it easier to find beauty products that are cruelty-free — and to check the brands you’re currently using — we’ve listed many online resources at the bottom of this post.

Psst: Have you seen our post on beauty empties — the products you finish and then buy again?

Here are Corporette readers’ picks for the best cruelty-free products, from drugstore to higher-end brands:

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