The tweet in question, which is embedded below ICYMI, calls out a few of the key differences between Japanese and American bra preferences. Intrigued? Needless to say, so were we. To learn more, we reached out directly to Harrington and asked her to elucidate the topic for us—and she did not disappoint.
Ahead, The Lingerie Addict breaks down three main differences between Japanese and American bra preferences, and let's just say, we've already set up a price alert for cheap flights from L.A. to Tokyo.
While US bra-wearers, by and large, actively avoid cut-and-sew bras, lace, embroidery and bright colors, other countries are far more comfortable with lingerie that has a little personality. And one of my favorite areas to browse is Japanese lingerie.https://t.co/NOtUoCUQSnpic.twitter.com/hNuDfgbNxB
"Japanese bra styles tend to have more padding and be a bit shallower than U.S. styles, and more styles emphasize lift and cleavage," notes Harrington. "That's not to say every Japanese bra is like that, of course, (just like we wouldn't say every American bra is a T-shirt bra), but it is a general trend of the market."
"Japanese bras to be very ornate and heavily embellished," explains Harrington. "Lots of lace, embroidered trim, kawaii prints, and so on. There's a definite sense of fun and frilliness to Japanese lingerie that we don't always get in the States, where plain, foam-dome, T-shirt bras are very much the preferred (and most popular) shape."