The Lingerie Addict Awards: Best Lingerie & Stockings of 2009

The very best of the best lingerie in 20 different categories.

Agree? Disagree? Tell me what you think in the comments!

Best Lingerie Retailer (modern): Figleaves

Best Lingerie Retailer (retro): La Magia [Editor’s Note: As of January 2015, this site appears to be defunct]

Best Lingerie Retailer (indie/vintage): Dollhouse Bettie

Best Socks Retailer: Sock Dreams

Best Stockings Retailer: Stockings HQ

Best Limited Edition Lingerie Line: Dita von Teese for Wonderbra
Best Luxury Lingerie Brand: Chantal Thomass, Hopeless Lingerie

Best Everyday Lingerie: Elita (for petite figures), Natori (for all sizes)

Best Retro Lingerie (budget): Rago

Best Retro Lingerie (luxury): Kiss Me Deadly

Best Stockings (overall): Cervin

Best Stockings (trend/budget): Jonathon Aston

Best Authentic Vintage Stockings: Kay Marel & Magnolia Hosiery [Editor’s Note: This site appears to be defunct]

Best Pantyhose: Pretty Polly

Best Tights (budget): We Love Colors

Best Tights (luxury basic): Wolford

Best Tights (luxury fashion): Bebaroque

Best Leggings: Black Milk

Best Corset (budget/off the rack): Timeless Trends

Best corset (custom): Electra Designs, Totally Waisted, SugarKitty

*Photo by Vanessa Ho

Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

28 Comments on this post

  1. […] 20 Articles of 2010, and today is all about giving awards for the Best Lingerie of 2010.  I did a similar list last year, but you may notice some significant changes this […]

  2. Sue Parker says:

    Best Luxury Lingerie Brand: Chantelle Thomas

    Good call! I don’t often hear it praised enough!

  3. Evija says:

    it sometimes seems that two clubs should exist: one for KMD lovers (because you either love it or you don't know it) and those who love La Magia. I'd participate in both!!!
    as far as I know, there's nothing better in terms of service and friendliness :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the link to

    Very happy with my corset!!!

  5. Gaby and Jane says:

    Wooow thank you so much for putting me alongside Chantal Thomas!!!! Wooooowwww!!!! Gaby xoxoxoxoox

  6. Jessica says:

    Uh oh, now I have more stores to bookmark and spend my paycheck on!

  7. janettaylor says:

    P.S.: ♥Fresh start of 2010? Oh yeah, don't forget to join the Curious Sparrow giveaway!♥

    Good luck!


  8. Monika P. says:

    I wanted to wish you a happy, happy new year, with a lot of happiness and smile on your face!:)

    Monika from J'adore Fashion

  9. Lilee says:

    hahaha thanks for "totally admiring" me :) lol! happy new year!

  10. Miss Caitlin S. says:

    holy crap, I love that picture!

  11. badside says:

    If only I had the money and storage space to sample all that lingerie! ;^) Have a great New Year!

  12. clarewbrown says:

    thank you for putting up best leggings!! I am in the market for a new pair! Happy New Year lovely!

  13. Jennifer Fabulous says:

    Perfect choices! Happy New Year!

  14. Karen @ Bobbins And Bombshells says:

    This is a great list! Thank you!
    Happy New Year!! xoxo

  15. Cafe Fashionista says:

    Best Tights (luxury basic): Wolford. Could not agree more!!

    Happy, Happy New Year my love!! :)

  16. Couture Carrie says:

    I love Black Milk!
    This list is fantastic, darling ~ can't wait to check out some of these retialers that I'd never heard of before!

    Happy New Year's Eve!


  17. Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle says:

    Beautiful photo! Believe it or not, back in the day I was a total lingerie addict, I even worked at a lingerie store during grad school to feed my habit. You are inspiring me, so I'll be going through all your picks to find out what exactly I "need" to have for 2010. Happy New Year!
    Stay stylish!
    xo Mary Jo

  18. Treacle says:

    @Petra Bellejames
    You already know you're welcome, Petra. If there's anything I can do to help, just let me know.

    @Vicki-La Magia
    You're very welcome. I wouldn't say these things about you if they weren't true.

    Vanessa Ho is one of my favorite lingerie photographers. I feel like her work is just perfect for this blog!

    Happy New Year to you too, lovely!

    @Dream Sequins
    You must come back and tell me what you think of the Wolfords. Which style did you buy? :-)

  19. Dream Sequins says:

    This is a wonderful list! I just purchased my first pair of WOlford Tights and am looking to acquire some from Bebaroque!

  20. janettaylor says:

    Happy New Year, darling!



    Love that photo as well!
    Happy New Year darling!

  22. Vicki@LaMagia says:

    Thanks for the award, it is nice to be appreciated for what we do.

  23. Petra Bellejambes says:

    Dear Treacle – terrific picks all 'round. Glad to see Wolford still on top of the tights podium.

    Enjoy the new year. Thanks in advance for helping mine be a prettier one.

    xoxo – Petra

  24. Treacle says:

    You're welcome, Colin! The only thing I want is for the stuff I'm posting to help my readers. I can't tell you how happy it makes me when someone finds exactly what they were looking for through my posts. :-)

    Hepburn & Leigh is amazing, I agree. The only reason I listed La Magia instead is because La Magia carries more brands and because La Magia has free shipping. For those of us stateside, free shipping is a HUGE perk. :-)

  25. Ligeia says:

    I love the shot, it's from my beloved Vaneska :)

    I dont know all the brands yo named here but I agree about KMD and La Magia. Also Hepburn & Leigh are amazng, specially because of their disscounts hehe

    Happy New Year love!!!

  26. sexylegsandbody says:

    Thanks for sharing, you have a very wide field of knowledge when it concerns lingerie, it is great that you share that with your readers.

    I would like to wish you a very happy and prosperous new year!
    May the new year bag you heaps of bargains and loads of lingerie.

  27. Treacle says:

    Happy New Year, Becky!

    I just checked your blog and I can't believe you're only 14. I wish I'd had your style when I was 14. :-)

  28. beckyxoxo says:

    Wow I'm sure those are great labels of lingerie ! My lingerie knowledge is not that good , so I don't really know . Haha . Thanks for sharing anyway ! Ohh and Happy new year !

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