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August 2010

Today is the start of a brand new feature here on The Lingerie Addict… Designer Interviews! As you already know, I am super-passionate about small brand lingerie. Of course, I love the big guys too, but I genuinely believe niche designers bring something to the market that corporations simply can’t replicate. I also know that in this cash-strapped economy, small designers are the ones least likely to have the thousands of […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Today’s “Ask the Addict” comes courtesy of longtime reader N. who asked his question over on Facebook: Q: “Hi, Treacle. My partner is extremely petite (UK size 6-8 max [That’s 2-4 in US sizing ~ Treacle]) and she often struggles to find online retailers that cater for her size. Do you know of any good online retro lingerie stores that have much lingerie in […]

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The short answer? Almost always no. While I won’t name names, for a lot of high end designers, you’re paying for the brand and what it represents, not for any innate quality of the lingerie. Celebrity endorsements, popular magazine features, and even that expensive high street address all go into price… which is then passed on to customers. After all, silk is silk no matter whose label is sewn on it, and […]

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Photo Credits: Keena Royale by Viva van Story Today’s article is on a subject very close to my heart. I’ve been debating if I should write this for weeks now, but after talking with other women of color in the lingerie industry and doing a bit of soul-searching myself, I’ve decided there’s no way I can’t not post this. The Lingerie Addict is about all aspects of the lingerie community, […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Despite its popularity for the past few seasons, the underwear as outerwear trend shows no signs of going away. From Dolce & Gabbana’s classic lace bodysuits to Jean Paul Gaultier’s burlesque couture for Dita von Teese, sexy is back… in a big way. The runway lingerie look is vintage-inspired, ultra-feminine, and delicately adult all at the same, and the materials are sheer, mesh, and […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. From Jennifer Lopez’s August cover for Glamour to Rosie Huntington Whiteley’s September cover for Love (left), this Dolce & Gabbana leopard print dress is making all the fashionable rounds… and rightly so. Not only is leopard print forever chic, the cut and styling promises to make any body (or is that anybody?) look like a supermodel. While I’m not sure how much Dolce & […]

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Today’s guest post comes from self-described lingerista and knickers connoisseur Annmarie, who shares her knowledge in this area here on The Lingerie Addict. Her article is a must-read if you live anywhere warmer than Seattle! Season’s change is always a good excuse to look for some new sleepwear, and now that summer is upon us it’s time to do just that. Summer was always my favorite season as it’s associated […]

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Two years ago, I backpacked for a few months across Western Europe. One of the things I noticed right away was how much European women enjoyed lingerie. Not only did they wear things like hosiery on a daily basis, there were lingerie boutiques on literally every corner. Being a lingerie addict, I felt like I’d died and gone to heaven. As a matter of fact, I bought so much that […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. We’ve been having some great conversations about if luxury lingerie is worth the cost and why European women are so much more into lingerie than American women over on my Facebook and Twitter (please join the discussion if you haven’t already!) and that reminded me I hadn’t yet posted this season’s Wolford looks. For people unfamiliar with the name, Wolford is a luxury hosiery […]

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