This is a special edition catalogue, very small, very elegant, looks like a book. A look book, so to speak, and babe, trust me, I took a long look. The models' hair and make up were styled to recreate classic sexy looks crossing several indelible periods of American Hot Stuff; some looked like the old George Marciano Guess ads, aka countrified Brigitte Bardot; others evoked Daisy Mae from the 60's TV program, "The Beverly Hillbillies;" while still others re-imagined the Betty Grable calendar pin-up style made popular during World War II. Double pony tails, heavy eyeliner, garter skirts, bustiers, and G-strings were paired with cleavage-enhancing brassieres designed to create (or display) great decollete. You gotta love this stuff, even if you don't dare wear to it.
The singular item, however, that caught my eye was a garment meant to be worn on top of your bra called a 'sling.' The sling was paired in the catalog with a lace push up bra. The bra was white, the sling black. The sling is available in sizes Small, Medium, and Large and costs $39.50. The bra is $48. The sling is supposed to give you more support and extra push up. You know how even fully dressed how you can stand in front of a mirror and place your hands under your breasts? Push 'em up, manually? That's what the sling is supposed to do. Look, Ma. No hands.
Other items of interest in "The Little Book of Sexy" were bras that actually looked like two bras, one worn right on top of the other except they were one. My son had a girlfriend some years back who told me she often wore two bras, both padded, to give her more oomph. She also recommended wearing a bra under garments that claimed to have a bra already built in, as the built in bras tended to smash down her assets. Yes, it seems odd to discuss undergarments with your son's girlfriends, but for some reason it happens to me all the time. He had one girlfriend I advised on her underwear. I think it's safe to say by recommending she wear La Perla, I probably changed her life.
Am I going to purchase a sling? Probably not. But I appreciate the concept!