Firm Foundation | Foundation Wear For Special Occasion Dresses

With the Golden Globes being last night with all its luxuriousness and glamour, I decided to answer an often asked question… Whats up under that dress?! Not in a “wink wink” kind of way, but in a “what’s holding you together” kind of way. One of the things we love about award shows is the beautiful  gowns and the shapely figures underneath them. But some are so “minimalistic” that the question begs to be answered, again WHAT’S UP UNDER THAT DRESS!”  Well nine times out of ten no matter the size or frame, there’s something there and we are going to explore what that may be.

Jennifer Lopez

Need to show a little leg? No worries! A minimizing brief bodysuit will do the trick. I imagine @jlo is wearing something very similar under the beautiful yellow gown she wore to the Golden Globes.


Wearing something where a little thigh jiggle isn’t a problem and will go unnoticed like the look @zendaya is wearing? You can still can achieve an hourglass figure and enhance your feminine figure under a less form fitting gown with a waist cincher.

Uzo Aduba

A bodysuit isn’t your only option for foundation wear. A thigh shaper is also an excellent alternative. For a dress like @uzoaduba is wearing no need to adjust your shaper all night, simply hook it to your bra with detachable straps and your problem solved.

Jaime Alexander

Regardless of the style of dress there is foundation wear for it. A deep plunge bodysuit would be appropriate for this beautiful emerald dress @jaimiealexander is wearing.

Nicole Richie

Foundation wear creates a seamless silhouette for form fitting looks like the dresses @nicolerichie wore to the Golden Globes tonight. A backless spanx allows you to wear backless looks while simultaneously smoothing out the front. A thigh length suspender spanx allows you to wear the appropriate bra for your dress while controlling your midsection and thighs.


Conscious Retailing | Donna Karen

Donna Karen, a name deeply embedded in the history of what we consider classic women’s business apparel is switching the focus of her fashion. Donna Karen recently announced that she would be leaving her position as chief designer of Donna Karan International to pursue her philanthropic passions.

At 66, the designer will fully step into a new entrepreneurial realm that is much less glamorous, yet far more meaningful. The Urban Zen Foundation is Karen’s philanthropic venture that aims to raise awareness and inspire change in issues surrounding health, empowering children and preserving cultures in developing countries.

Urban Zen features a line of artisan goods — including her own creations — that are all inspired by her travels and style philosophies.

For its latest project, the Urban Zen Foundation partnered with Haitian artisan and businesswoman Paula Coles and The New School’s Parsons School of Design to create The DOT Center (Design, Organization and Training). The project helps support the Clinton Global Initiative’s efforts in bringing vocational education to Haiti.

Why conscious retailing? Many entrepreneurs are recognizing the need to put people of profit. Although businesses have been giving back to the community for as long a commerce has existed, there is a trend coming about to do it in a more purposeful scale-able way.

We wish Donna Karen all the luck in the world, and will be watching her work. No need to worry about the Donna Karen brand as we know it changing anytime soon, Donna will still sit on the board in an advi