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August 2008

Taking a break

To everyone: Between planning for my trip to Europe and moving out of my apartment, there’s a lot going on in my life right now. Therefore, I’m taking a short break from Stockings Addict. The next time I post here, it will be from Europe! Feel free to comment here with news or sales or tips for other lingerie lovers, and, as always, thank you so much for reading my […]

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So you’ve thought about shape. You’ve thought about style. You’ve thought about fabric. Finally, you have to make a decision between purchasing “off-the-rack” or going custom. All the factors we’ve considered before now go into making this decision. Can you find your ideal corset off the rack? Do you have a special fabric you want to use or perhaps a hard to fit body shape that makes buying off the […]

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I think the biggest distinction when it comes to corsets is underbust vs. overbust. They’re defined exactly as they sound: overbust corsets come to the nipple or higher while underbust corsets end just beneath the breasts or lower. The style that’s best for you really depends on your personal taste and what you plan to wear your corset for. While I’ve seen plenty of gorgeous underbust corsets, overbust corsets have […]

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A corset’s prime feature is its waist cinching capability. Unlike girdles or waist cinchers or corselettes, a real corset will take your waist in by at least 2-4 inches. Curvy women may find that a corset can take their waist in six inches or more. In other words, a woman with a 34″ waist could go down to a 28″ waist with good corsetiere and proper waist training. But before […]

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Q: First things first, what is corset week? A: Corset Week is basically a week for me to rave and gush and babble about one of my most favorite garments in the world–corsets. I don’t have the same level of knowledge about corsets, as I do about, say, stockings, but what little I’ve acquired I’m eager to share. In addition to covering a few basics about corsets, I also want […]

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e-bay and updates

I’m in the process of moving out of my apartment, so I’m a bit behind with results for the garterbelt giveaway as well as my first post for corset week, but I hope to catch up within in the next day or two. In the meantime, why don’t you check out these auctions over on e-bay? Vintage Vanity Fair Corselette Vintage Sears Roebuck Corset Girdle Vintage Vanity Fair Leopard Girdle

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Looking for a pair of stockings with skulls on them? What about stripes, cherries, or puppies? You’ll find all that and more at Celeste Stein Designs. Celeste Stein was a bit of an accidental find. Their work appears on both sides of the Atlantic at almost any hosiery store worth its salt, but what the retailers don’t tell you is that you can buy the exact same patterns for much […]

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