Thursday’s TPS Report: Commando Slipology’s 20″ Full Slip

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

iconThis lovely full slip was suggested by reader E, who notes that “Full slips are difficult to find, and are often too short or too long. These have some kind of weight at the bottom, so they always hang properly. Slips are not the most glamorous items, but they are often necessary to make sure your clothes hang properly.” Sing it, sister! Slips are essential with any kind of dress purporting to be a “wrap” dress, and they do wonders to make a clingy dress less so. And they are almost impossible to find in today’s day and age. This one is pricey ($88) but will last you a lifetime. Available at Commando Slip Commando Slipology 20 Inch Full Slip

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Reader Mail – How to Dress if You’re Busty and on a Budget

how-to-dress-professionally-if-youre-bustyWe’re catching up on reader mail this week…

I am a first year in law school, consequently I am broke. In reading your advice about dressing professionally for busty ladies, I met the same problem I always do. I am aware Neiman’s and Nordstrom’s have the better underwear departments, in terms of selection and fittings; but I still can’t afford it. Are there any suggestions for a wide selection in a more affordable price range? Again thanks for all your great advice!

First, go to Neiman’s and Nordstrom’s or specialty shops to get fitted anyway, even if you can’t afford to fill your entire lingerie drawer there. You may feel required to buy one bra to compensate the woman for her time, but it shouldn’t run more than $50-$75 (TOPS), and you shouldn’t feel obligated to buy more than one. The reason for this is that they have a broader selection than the cheaper stores — for example, it’s next to impossible to find anything below a band size 34 in Victoria Secret’s or Macy’s, or a cup size higher than a DD, and that may be where you fall. [Read more…]