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


  1. beckyxoxo
    31/12/09 at 0:13

    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 !

  2. Treacle
    31/12/09 at 2:17

    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. :-)

  3. sexylegsandbody
    31/12/09 at 3:56

    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.

  4. Ligeia
    31/12/09 at 4:50

    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!!!

  5. Treacle
    31/12/09 at 4:52

    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. :-)

  6. Petra Bellejambes
    31/12/09 at 6:33

    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

  7. Vicki@LaMagia
    31/12/09 at 8:09

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

    31/12/09 at 9:11

    Love that photo as well!
    Happy New Year darling!

  9. janettaylor
    31/12/09 at 10:10

    Happy New Year, darling!


  10. Dream Sequins
    31/12/09 at 12:36

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

  11. Treacle
    31/12/09 at 12:48

    @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? :-)

  12. Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle
    31/12/09 at 13:44

    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

  13. Couture Carrie
    31/12/09 at 13:45

    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!


  14. Cafe Fashionista
    31/12/09 at 13:50

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

    Happy, Happy New Year my love!! :)

  15. Karen @ Bobbins And Bombshells
    31/12/09 at 14:27

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

  16. Jennifer Fabulous
    31/12/09 at 15:18

    Perfect choices! Happy New Year!

  17. clarewbrown
    31/12/09 at 15:48

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

  18. badside
    31/12/09 at 17:35

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

  19. Miss Caitlin S.
    31/12/09 at 18:45

    holy crap, I love that picture!

  20. Lilee
    31/12/09 at 20:44

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

  21. Monika P.
    01/01/10 at 6:01

    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

  22. janettaylor
    01/01/10 at 12:00

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

    Good luck!


  23. Jessica
    01/01/10 at 13:11

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

  24. Gaby and Jane
    07/01/10 at 2:36

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

  25. Anonymous
    08/01/10 at 14:48

    Thanks for the link to

    Very happy with my corset!!!

  26. Evija
    17/02/10 at 3:24

    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 :)

  27. 01/05/12 at 12:09

    Best Luxury Lingerie Brand: Chantelle Thomas

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

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