Introducing Holly Jackson

I’m Holly and I’m here to welcome you back to the lingerie oriented portion of the Soak Wash blog! If you haven’t read my previous columns, I’m a professional lingerie copywriter and lingerie columnist. I write for my own blog at The Full Figured Chest and at places like The Lingerie Addict and The Lingerie Journal.


Spring is a great time to start thinking about lingerie, as the winter cold kills the impetus to wear your best frilly things for most people. Now that we’re starting to get out of the season of sweaters and scarves, it’s a great time to start thinking about how to revamp your lingerie drawer for spring. Now I realize that not everyone has my level of lingerie addiction (it comes with the job, I swear), but even non-addicts can take advantage of the early spring weather and take inventory of your lingerie drawer. If you’ve never done this before, here are some basic steps that will help you get organized.

1. Get rid of all of your busted bras.
The definition of a busted bra includes bras which have underwires that are bent or poking out, bras that have turned a different color than they were originally meant to be or bras that are so stretched out that they’re four sizes too big. If any of these sound like your bras, just toss them. This also applies to panties that have holes in them!

2. Wash all of your lingerie that has been sitting in the bottom of your dirty clothes basket.
Everyone has a pile of hand wash that has been sitting around waiting to be done, so take advantage of the nice weather and do it already. You’ll be amazed at the treasures you’ll rediscover in time for spring. If you’re like me and you do tons of hand wash at one time, check out the the Phil Basin. It holds a ton of items at one time and is a great way to separate out your hand wash laundry from the rest of your stuff.

3. Hit up the sales.
The newest spring stuff won’t be on sale right now, but there are still lots of treasures to be found on the internet for great prices. Now that you have a better idea of what you need, you can figure out which gaps you need to fill in. If you’re in the D+ cup range (hi fellow full busted people!) Brastop is a great way to try out discounted pieces up to a K cup. If you’re looking for rarer or more fashion forward pieces, ASOS and Etsy are always great places to browse.

Once you’ve done all of this, you can pick up new pieces that you actually need and love. If the stuff in the sales isn’t currently grabbing you, I’ll be back next time to talk about the newest spring stuff that shouldn’t be missed.


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