Book Review: The Lingerie Handbook by Rebecca Apsan
Written by the owner of world-renowned NYC lingerie boutique, La Petite Coquette, The Lingerie Handbook is meant to be your definitive guide to all things underwear. And with several decades worth of information crammed into a comparatively meager 180 pages, I think it succeeds.
The Lingerie Handbook is one of those rare texts that manages to be all things to all people. Readers interested in a brief history of lingerie can find it here. People who need to know technical details, like how to measure your bra size, can find that here as well. If you’re completely new to the world of lingerie, and haven’t the faintest idea where to start, Rebecca has a section dedicated to you too.
The book has 10 chapters, ranging from why lingerie matters to how to care for it. It’s also chock full of lush (if slightly outdated) illustrations so you can clearly visualize what’s she’s talking about. And at only $5.58, it’s hard to not get a return on your investment. I know that I learned several things from The Lingerie Handbook which made it well worth its purchase price… and I’m reading, writing, or talking about lingerie every single day.
As a small token of gratitude, newsletter subscribers were eligible to win a free copy of The Lingerie Handbook this month, and I’m happy to announce that Jerica, writer of the blog The Girl Inside, is the winner. Jerica, please e-mail your contact info to me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can send your book ASAP. And don’t forget… if you’d access to exclusive deals, steals, and competitions, please sign up for my newsletter in the pretty pink box to the right. I promise not to bite… or spam.
I was going to write a bit about my burlesque class tonight, but I am wiped out. I’ll just have to post about it tomorrow, I guess. Good night, lovelies and thank you, as always, for reading The Lingerie Addict.