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June 2011

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. One of the questions I’m asked most frequently, especially during an event like Corset Week is, “Where can I buy a nice corset?” It’s a question I totally understand. Even the most inexpensive (but still quality) steel boned corset will cost you at least $100… and as you get into custom measurements and quality fabrics and special add-ons (like fan-lacing or lace overlay), the […]

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Now that we know how to choose the perfect corset for any occasion, it’s time to learn which corset shape is the best fit for your body type. Whether you have a full bust, small bust, long torso, short torso, wide hips, or no hips…there’s a style out there to suit you. The second piece in an excellent 2-part series by Marianne Faulkner, this is a timeless article with tons […]

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Today’s amazing Corset Week feature is from Marianne Faulkner of Pop Antique. An independent corsetiere and corset model, Marianne’s article is all about how to choose the right corset for your needs…whether that’s tightlacing, everyday wear, or a fancy evening out. You can find Marianne on Pop Antique and on Facebook. Come back tomorrow for Part II, which focuses on buying the right corset for your figure. So you want […]

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Corset Week kicks off with this wonderfully informative guest post from Catherine of Kiss Me Deadly and Sam of Fairy Gothmother. In this article, Catherine dissects the differences between authentic corsets and the cheap imitations. Lulu and Lush (a.k.a Fairygothmother) has been a corset shop for over 12 years now, selling its own designs and other brands exclusive to them. The shop has the largest supply of corsets in London, […]

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Welcome to Corset Week!

We’re kicking off the fresh content tomorrow with a feature article from Kiss Me Deadly & FairyGothMother about the difference between authentic and knock-off corsets, but I know I have a lot of new readers here this year (yay!), and I just want to make sure that we all have the same background and context. I started Corset Week in 2008 because 1) I love corsets and 2) there isn’t […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. I don’t know about you, but sometimes my carefully planned lingerie ensemble needs just a little something extra. Not another piece of lingerie, necessarily,  just an item that can evoke that sexy, sultry, seductive boudoir feel. If you get what I mean, then this list of 10 boudoir accessories is for you. Though none of them are lingerie, they can all help your […]

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After some really serious thought over the past several months, I’ve realized it’s time to bring on a few regular, monthly columnists at The Lingerie Addict. As of today, there are 940 posts on The Lingerie Addict, and 900 of them were written by me. Yet 1 of the most important lessons I’ve learned from all that writing about lingerie is that I don’t know everything about lingerie. So what […]

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Though Gil Elvgren is one of pin-up’s most recognized artists today, there were plenty of other illustrators painting glamorous portraits around the same time as he. One I’ve recently re-discovered is Enoch Bolles. Born in 1883, Bolles were a versatile illustrator who created art for products as diverse as raisins and cigarette lighters. But what he’s most remembered for today (and what’s most relevant to this blog) is his pin-up […]

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Editor’s Note: This has become one of our most popular blog posts of all time here on The Lingerie Addict. If you’re new to TLA, welcome! Please check our Full Bust and Plus Size categories for more articles about lingerie brands that may interest you. I’d also take a look at articles written by our columnist Holly as she’s TLA’s resident expert for both plus size and full bust lingerie. […]

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