We're excited to be featured in the August 2016 issue of People Stylewatch. Check out bumbrella on the Q + A page by the fabulous Fashion Director Erin Sumwalt! Pick up your copy today on newsstand now!
(Read Q&A Text Bellow, by Fashion Director, Erin Sumwalt )
Q This time of year, I live in dresses, but they are often clingy or slightly sheer. What should I wear underneath?
A Allow me to introduce you to Bumbrella! It’s a lightweight, short slip that has underwear attached to keep it in place so there is no twisting or riding up as you walk. It comes in a brief or thong style and is available in nude or black. It retails for $48 and can be found at wearbumbrella.com
Early in September, we submitted bumbrella for a chance to be part of this nation-wide televised competition on the Today Show segment "The Next Big Thing". Out of 2000 applicants, bumbrella along with 8 others were selected to participate, winner would sell live on QVC. The Today Show flew in Tara Gallagher, our founder and president from Ohio to New York City so she could pitch bumbrella last Tuesday on air.
"It was an interesting experience, you had less than 60 seconds to pitch your product and cover all the important points, it all goes very fast, but we couldn't be happier about all the exposure!" said Tara Gallagher.
While bumbrella did not go on to the next round we were truly grateful to all who voted for us (we heard we were so close!) Also a big thanks to the Today Show and QVC for the opportunity to be part of this great experience!
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Hey there! It’s Kimmay from Hurray Kimmay. I’m so excited to write this guest post for CiCi’s blog, Bum’s the Word. I have been working in the lingerie and intimates world for well over ten years, and I have to say: I haven’t seen anything quite like bumbrella. This little 2-in-1 panty slip is a great solution and can have a place in almost any woman’s wardrobe! I have worn mine under dresses and skirts, I’ve taken it on the road, I’ve gabbed about it with my friends, and I’ve even shared a video about it! I have a bumbrella in black, in natural, and in blue, and I wear them underneath almost every skirt I own.
I may live in a concrete jungle, but this summer has proven to me that bumbrella is a real winner when it comes to battling natural elements. Mother Nature doesn’t always make looking fashionable and feeling fresh so easy, but bumbrella does. Here is how bumbrella has rescued my bum from some of the trickiest natural elements.
Natural Element: Wind
Long legs and short skirts are usually a very sassy and stylish combination. Add in a windy day or a breeze from a subway grate, and it’s a recipe for disaster. I love to wear my hipster brief bumbrella under fit-and-flare dresses, or breezy short skirts. With bumbrella, if a gust of wind lifts my skirt a little higher than I’d like, I’m totally covered. Both from the smooth brief and the mini slip!
I love wearing my bumbrella with skirts so much that I even wear it over sheer tights. The best part is that because it’s attached to the brief, I never have to worry about the slip riding up while I walk. Bumbrella stays in place, even when my skirt doesn’t!
Natural Element: Sun
My NYC apartment doesn’t exactly have the best natural light. There have been a few times I’ve dressed for the day with a skirt I thought was opaque, only to realize too late that it’s totally sheer in the sun. Now, if I’m even a little unsure, I’ll wear my bumbrella to block the sunlight and stay discreet. And because it’s so sheer, light, and seamless, it’s my little secret. I can walk tall and confident into the sunlight, knowing that bumbrella has my bum.
Natural Element: Rain and Snow
Living in NYC, I walk almost everywhere. And I don’t always remember to bring an umbrella. Oops. That means I get caught in rainstorms quite a bit. And that means the rain often turns my outfit from opaque to sheer, and from loose to clingy. What a bummer! Now with bumbrella, I have nothing to fear. It’s a sleek layer between me and my clothes, so I’m protected and feeling good – even if a car splashes me, I spill water on myself, or I feel an urge to go dancing in the rain!
Natural Element: Heat
The North East is not exactly known as the hottest place on Earth, but let me tell you: summer is hot and sweaty in NYC. With all the concrete, people, and walking around, things can get pretty steamy. Thank goodness bumbrella is so light and airy! Instead of wearing a thick short or hot shapewear, I love to put on my light-as-a-feather bumbrella under my skirts. It gives me just enough protection and plenty of breathing room. Thank goodness!
Whether you’re a country girl, or a city girl like me, you’ll be prepared for anything Mother Nature sends your way in bumbrella. Available in sizes XS-XL, three colors, and two styles, find the bumbrella that fits your life and makes you say hurray!
These are exciting times, we're being featured in the June Issue of Oprah Magazine, on the Personal Style Section as a layering solution for how to wear sheer pieces!
Thank you to Kim Caldwell of "Hurray Kimmay" for the stellar review! Take a peek..pun intended!