Posts from October, 2011

Happy Anniversary to Me

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By the time you read this, I’ll be in Vancouver, British Columbia celebrating the 2 year anniversary of my first date with The Boyfriend. He’s made me impossibly happy over the last two years, and I can genuinely say that I’m better person for knowing him and being with him.

When we were talking about our plans for this weekend, the one thing The Boyfriend said he wanted most from me was the gift of my time. So this weekend, I’m giving him my full and undivided attention and taking a break from all things blogging and blog-related. Lingerie Addict readers are awesome, so I’m sure you’ll understand.

If you haven’t already, please do enter the Dottie’s Delights Lingerie Giveaway. She’s handcrafting a $238 luxury pin-up set for one very lucky winner, with an alternate prize available if the winner happens to be outside the size range for the bra. If you’re craving some lingerie photography goodness, then stop by The Lingerie Tumblr. It’s the official photoblog for the main blog and there’s tons of amazing pictures there.

And, of course, it’s not Saturday without some lingerie sales so here are the ones I was able to find this week before I closed up shop -

  • 15% off at Stockingirl with code 15 (expiration unknown)
  • 25% off at Bare Necessities with code FRIEND (ends 10/31/11)
  • 20% off the Autumn/Winter catalog at Figleaves with code EXCLUSIVE (ends 10/31/11)

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you all again next week.  :)

Sincerely,
Treacle

Photo Credit: Top photo via Figleaves

Are You a Los Angeles Lingerie Addict?

Then come chit-chat with me and the fabulous ladies of Faire Frou Frou at a Lingerie Social on November 3rd from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Plus, you’ll save 20% off all purchases made that night. Details are in the invitation below and I hope to see you there!

66 Bras for Curvy, Full Bust, and DD+ Cup Women

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One of the questions that pops up in my inbox at least once per day is “Where can I, as a D, DD, E, F, G (and so on) cup woman find pretty bras that fit my bust but won’t break the bank?” Though I’m a smaller size at 34B, I can’t imagine how frustrating it must be to love lingerie and never be able to find it in your size…or your budget. I hope this guide of DD+ cup bras priced from $30 to $220 helps with your search. Please feel free to make recommendations of your own or leave reviews of the bras you love in the comments.

Pour Moi? Underwire Nonpadded Bra$30

Felina Harlow Full Busted Demi Bra$32

Legendary Lace Full Figure Bra$34

The Hollywood Corset Full Figure Bra$36

Lana Embroidered Full Figure Bra$36

Pour Moi? Opulence Plunge Bra$36

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Parfait by Affinitas Charlotte Padded Bra – $38

Charnos Trellis Underwired Balconette Bra$40.50

Lace Long Line Bra$41.95

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iconParfait by Affinitas Kelly Bra - $42 

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iconFelina Helen Full Busted Bra - $42

Long Line Lace Underwire Bra$43.95

Ruffle Demi Bra$44.95

Ruffle Shelf Bra$44.95

What Katie Did Maitresse Bullet Bra$45

Secrets in Lace Intrigue Shelf Bra$45

Freya Lyla Underwire Plunge Bra$45

Panache Sophie Support Bra$46.20

What Katie Did Harlow Bullet Bra$47

Freya Lyla Underwired Balconette GG-J Bra$47

Fantasie Florence Underwired Balconette Bra$47

Midnight Grace by Figleaves Lily Lace Lurex Padded Plunge Bra$48

Figleaves Boudoir Glamour Full Cup Bra$48

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Parfait by iconAffinitas Fiona Bra - $50

Ultimo DD-G Seductress Multiway Bra - $52.11

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iconPanache Cleo Lucy Balconette Bra - $53

Ultimo DD-G Orient Pin Dot Plunge Bra$53.91

Ultimo DD-G Balcony Bra$53.91

Wacoal Retro Chic Seamless Wire Bra$58

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Grenier Bouquet Deep Cleavage Underwire Bra$58

Gossard Sassy Plunge Bra$59

Masquerade by Panache D-H Rhea Bandeau Bra - $59.30


Freya Arabella Plunge Bra - $60

Freya Eloise Underwire Plunge Bra - $60

Elle Macpherson Intimates Artistry D-G Bra$64.69

Elle Macpherson Intimates Artistry Contour Bra$65 (other colorways on sale)

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Panache Sienna Lace Balconnet Bra$66icon 

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Elomi Maggie Underwire Side Support Bra$68icon

Kiss Me Deadly Blue DeVille Bra~$66.87

What Katie Did Lulu Underwire Bra$66

Freya Cindy Underwire Plunge Bra$66

Curvy Kate Portia Balconette G-K Bra$67

Curvy Kate Emily Balcony G-K Bra$67

Curvy Kate Princess Balconette G-K Bra$68

Fantasie Georgie Side Support Underwire Bra$68

Elle Macpherson Intimates D-G Gentle Jade Lace Underwire Bra$68.29

Freya Crystal Plunge Underwire Bra$69

 Dirty Dolls Curvaceous Cleavage Corselette$70

 Dirty Dolls Pinstripe Pin-up Bra - $70

Figleaves Boudoir Grace DD+ Padded Bra$74.25

Mimi Holliday Nonnettes Super Plunge Bra for Larger Cups$76.50

Mimi Holliday Bisou Bisou Non Padded Bra for Larger Cups$76.50

Fauve Lucia Underwired Balconette Bra$78

Masquerade Rosa Padded Plunge Bra$82

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Le Mystere Isabella All Over Lace Bra - $82icon

Masquerade Delphi Balconette Bra$82

Fraulein Annie Falling in Love Non Padded DD+ Bra$85

Agent Provocateur Shazam Bra$110

Agent Provocateur Mariett Bra$130

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iconPrima Donna Kolyma 3 Part Cup Bra$135 (F thru H cups $143) 

Agent Provocateur Lorna Bra - $170

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iconEmpreinte Lola Underwired Low Neck Bra - $172 (E thru G cups $185)

Agent Provocateur Love Strapless Bra$190

 Agent Provocateur Sidonie Bra$190

Agent Provocateur Juno Bra$220

 Agent Provocateur Maddy Bra - $220

Sponsored Post: What Would You Buy in a $1,000 Shopping Spree at Bare Necessities?

Note: This post is a sponsored post on behalf of Bare Necessities. All words written here are my own.

Just a few weeks ago, Bare Necessities sold its 5 millionth bra, and to celebrate that milestone, they’re giving away five $1,000 shopping sprees in their biggest lingerie sweepstakes ever. 

Bare Necessities was recently named InStyle Magazine’s top online lingerie store, and since they carry something like 170 brands, I can see why. Honestly, it can be a little overwhelming to navigate, so to help the sweepstakes entrants (and eventual winners!) get a sense of what they’d like to buy, Bare Necessities asked a few of their fave bloggers, editors, and style consultants to construct their own $1,000 lingerie wardrobes. The Lingerie Addict was one of the bloggers chosen and you can find my $1,000 wardrobe here under Treacle’s Lingerie Picks.

The one thing that page doesn’t tell you, though, is why I chose those pieces. So I thought it’d be good to spend a little time now talking about why a few of the items on the list are among my faves.


Wacoal Lace Embrace Bra ($46, matching panty: $27)–I love lingerie that manages to be sexy and wearable at the same time and this Wacoal bra is it. The embroidery, the detailing, the fit…I’ve seen bras in this style that cost three times as much. Best of all, it’s so comfy that it makes great everyday piece. Available in sizes 32B to 40DD.

Hanky Panky Lace Boyshorts ($29, matching bra: $56)–One of the questions I’m asked often is what lingerie I personally wear everyday, and Hanky Panky is always at the top of that list. I tried them for the first time a few months ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since. This is a brand that lives up to the hype, and these lace boyshorts are impossibly comfortable. Available in sizes XS to 3X (search for the plus size option).
Wolford The Twenties Fishnet ($45)–It probably not a surprise, but I love fishnets, and these Wolford Twenties are the most durable ones I’ve found. Not only do they last forever (as in years instead of months), they’re incredibly comfortable. I like tights that you can put on and forget you’re wearing. These are it. Available in sizes XS to L.
Flower Breast Petals, 3-Pack ($6)–Every once in awhile, I need to go braless, but I still don’t want to deal with my nipples showing through my clothes…which is why I keep a supply of these in my cabinet. They’re perfect for making sure your metaphorical headlights stay off. One size fits all.
Commando Big Dot Premier Sheer Tights ($32)–I’ve tried almost every brand of tights out there, but these tights  solved a problem I never even knew I had…a too-narrow waistband. You’ve heard of laser cut panties? Well, this is laser cut hosiery, and it’s insanely comfortable (I just noticed I’m talking about comfort a lot in this blog post). Available in sizes S to L.
Cosabella Soire Wire-free Bra ($46, matching hot short: $28)–I live in bralettes. And sheer black mesh is quite possibly my most fave lingerie material after lace and silk. So I was really excited to find a bra that not only fits like a dream, but is so lightweight and breathable, you literally forget you have it on. If we’re talking everyday lingerie, Cosabella is another of those brands I can’t live without. Available in sizes XS to XL.
Falke Seidenglatt Shine Stay-up Thigh Highs ($36)–Usually I talk about the Falke peacock welt stockings here, but today I thought I’d change it up with another pair of Falke thigh highs I really love…their shiny, sheer Seidenglatts. With a slight sheen and an ultra-wide French lace band, these are the stockings that come to mind when you think thigh highs. And the silicone welt is wonderfully comfortable even for larger thighs (like my own). Available in sizes S to L.
Have you entered the sweepstakes yet? You can find the entry form here. And if you see something you must have now, why not shop the Friends & Family sale? You’ll save 25% with the code FRIEND thru October 31st.

Top Photo: Marlies Dekkers Reveille Moi Bra Set…a new arrival to Bare Necessities and the latest addition to the lust list.

The "Because You’re Awesome and I Love You" Dottie’s Delights Lingerie Giveaway

We don’t do very many giveaways on The Lingerie Addict. And when we do have a giveaway, it’s usually attached to a special event…like Valentine’s Day or my blogaversary or passing 10,000 fans on Facebook.

But not this giveaway.

This giveaway is all about you and your awesomeness. It’s just a small way of saying “Thank you,” for being readers, fans, and supporters of The Lingerie Addict. Because seriously, you all are amazing.

You have the chance to win a gorgeous, luxury, made-to-order lingerie set worth $238 from the very lovely Dottie’s Delights upcoming F/W 2011 range. Made of antique satin and black point d’espirt, this vintage-inspired bra and panty set is perfect for the modern pin-up girl. The sheer, peek-a-boo mesh flirtatiously reveals and conceals…and I have to say, I’m absolutely smitten with this lingerie.

The bra is available in sizes 32-36 B-DD. The knicker is available in sizes XS-XL. If the winner falls outside of the bra size range, an alternate prize of equal value will be awarded. Dottie’s Delights is made-to-order, and the set will take approximately 4-6 weeks to make and ship. This giveaway is open internationally. Further entry details are in the super-easy widget below, and the giveaway runs until next Wednesday, November 2nd at 11:59 p.m. PST. Winner will be chosen at random on Friday, November 4th.

Best of luck and thank you for reading The Lingerie Addict!



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Top 10 Lingerie Picks from the Victoria’s Secret Holiday Catalogue

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In perfect timing with all the hype surrounding last week’s big reveal of this year’s $2.5 million fantasy bra, I got my ultra-glossy Victoria’s Secret holiday catalog in the mail this week.

I don’t talk a lot about Victoria’s Secret on the blog because they’re everywhere. It’s a brand everyone knows (though not everyone loves), and I like to spend my time here talking about lingerie brands that may be less familiar to you all.

That said, Victoria’s Secret is the most popular lingerie company in America (if not the world) and many people, myself included, had their first exposure to the big, wide world of intimates within their walls. They’re known for being both accessible and affordable, and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by their selection this year. Here are my top 10 picks from their holiday catalogue:

 Very Sexy Unlined Demi Bra & Thong
Very Sexy Seduction Garter Slip
Very Sexy Seduction Bustier
Very Sexy Seduction Push Up Bra & Garter Slip
Very Sexy Seduction Slip
Silk Chiffon Teddy
 Lace Merrywidow and Eyelash Lace Thong
Unlined Lace Demi Bra and Lace Thong
Silk Chiffon Gown
Love Unlined Lace Demi Bra and Bikini
P.S. Do you plan to watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on November 29th? Tell me in the comments!
Photo Credits: All photos from Victoria’s Secret. Top photo of All Over Lace Kimono.

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Weekly Lingerie Sales – 10/22/11

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Several of last week’s lingerie sales are still active. Click the link to take advantage of the special offers.
Know a sale that should be included in the weekly list? Send it to editor@thelingerieaddict.com
Photo Credit: Stockings & Romance via Joanna’s Wardrobe

A Review of Elle Macpherson Lingerie…From a Designer’s Point of View

By Laura:

Lux Noir
Greta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As both a wearer and a designer of lingerie, I have a compartmentalized way of experiencing and thinking about lingerie. My love of its sensuality and playfulness–and ultimately the way it makes me FEEL–is the reason I became a lingerie designer in the first place. But my emotional appreciation of it is counterbalanced by my left-brain thoughts about it as a designer.

People seem to be entranced by what they imagine my job is: the glamour and the crazy-artist pure creativity! But I think fashion design is more akin to engineering. Thinking through construction techniques and pairing raw materials for the desired end-use is one of the most important components of designing.

So all this said, I decided to bring you my review of Elle Macpherson’s Fall collection from two points of view, Lingerie Wearer Laura and Lingerie Designer Laura. I tried on Lux Noir, a lined balconet bra and medium-coverage panty from Elle Macpherson’s main intimates collection, and Greta, an unlined demi bra and french bikini from the more decadent Obsidian collection by Elle Macpherson.

LINGERIE WEARER LAURA:
I wanted to be scientific about my review, so decided to seek an non-designer opinion on the products. I took snapshots of myself in a couple bra/panty sets and sent them to the long-distance BF for unbiased feedback.

“Number 1!!!!” was Lux Noir. I can see why it got such rave feedback. The lining gave support and a smooth silhouette, while the balconet construction provided plenty of natural lift without relying on excess padding. It felt like the best version of a natural shape and I felt sexy in a not-trying-too-hard way. The panty was more coverage than I personally prefer, but is a great, flattering option for ladies who like a more covered booty.

Greta felt super sexy! The panty was just revealing enough, but managed to stay totally in place and steer clear of the dreaded VPL. The demi bra was so demi that I was spilling out….in a good way. It was an unusually square shape, with the straps and bra-top forming almost a right angle, and this surprised me by creating an incredibly sexy frame for my decolletage….

LINGERIE DESIGNER LAURA:
Lux Noir impressed me with its fabric/trim choice and construction. I loved the luminous effect of the gold-printed lace! In this case, the gold was applied to the surface of the lace–the part away from the skin–so it wasn’t itchy at all as some lurex laces might be.

The 4 piece cup construction created an elegant series of vertical lines on the bra and a smooth shape (more seams=better contoured shape). On the panty, the V-shaped seams at the front made beautiful use of the decorative scalloped edge of the lace, while the two-layered mesh back allowed for a seamless leg opening.

Greta’s laces were gorgeous! Guipure lace is more bulky than other laces and has zero stretch–so it’s a more challenging material to design with. But here, it’s cleverly combined with detailing in stretch satin that provides enough give to compensate for the lace. In addition to its structural benefits, the combination of materials adds textural variety and interest. So sexy!

About the Fall collection for Obsidian, Creative Director Elle Macpherson explains, “ It’s the lingerie I choose when I want to feel truly special.” This, ladies, is attainable luxury. What are your favorite pieces from Elle Macpherson?

Lux Noir is available at Posh Lingerie, Tigard, OR ($68 bra, $35 panty) http://www.poshlingerie.net/
Greta is available at Brooklyn Fox Lingerie, Brooklyn, NY ($90 bra, $50 panty) http://brooklynfox.com/. For general info on Elle Macpherson Intimates, visit http://www.ellemacphersonintimates.com/.