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December 2012

Best Overall: Love Claudette Best Luxury Brand: Fleur of England Best Budget Brand: Frederick’s of Hollywood Best Everyday Brand: Wacoal Best Plus Size: Goddess Best Full Bust: Bravissimo Best Small Bust Brand: Lula Lu Petites Best Independent Brand: Fraulein Annie Best Corset Brand: Sweet Carousel Corsetry Best Vintage Inspired: Dottie’s Delights Best New Brand: Ohhh Lulu Best Shapewear: ResultWear Best Loungewear/Sleepwear: Eberjey Best Hosiery: Gerbe Best Accessories: Fraulein Kink Best […]

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Want to read the best of TLA from previous years? Take a look at our Best Lingerie Addict Articles of 2011 and our Best Lingerie Addict Articles of 2010. Diversity is More Than a Bra Size: What It’s Like to Be a Woman of Color in the Lingerie Industry Diversity is More Than a Bra Size: What It’s Like to Be a Lesbian in the Lingerie Industry The Lingerie Addict […]

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While some old favorites never lose their charm (Dark Garden, Electra Designs, Sparklewren), there are some intriguing newer names I’ve discovered in the past year. The following three designers have impressed me with their distinctive, fresh aesthetics, innovative detailing, and technical craft. Here are the corsetieres I’m looking forward to watching in the coming year. Alicia Rose United Kingdom Following Alicia Rose, I get a sense of delicate femininity: girlishness, […]

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Disclosure: All samples were provided free of charge from Honeydew Intimates for review purposes only. All opinions written here are my own. I have been a fan of Honeydew Intimates ever since they helped reincarnate the sassy rumba trend a few years back. Their modernized retro silhouette in mesh, with cheeky prints and colors, made for the cutest cover-up under my flared skirts and dresses. So when a chance to […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. The holidays are upon us! I’m celebrating having finished my Christmas shopping early by putting together this list of all the pretty bras that are out there for us full busted beauties this holiday season. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself or a loved one, any of these bras will be a great way to embrace the holiday spirit. 1. Polarize DD-G Plunge Contour […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Way back in 2009, I wrote my first article on this topic — Nude Hosiery for Women of Color. It’s one of the first pieces where I discussed both my ethnic identity and how it related to my experience of lingerie (i.e. most ‘nude’ hosiery… isn’t). It’s also one of the most well-received articles we’ve ever published on the blog. I was writing under the […]

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Unless you’ve been on a media diet for the last month or so, you probably know the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (VSFS) happened last week. Billed as the “Sexiest Night on Television,” this year was the 10th televised broadcast of VSFS (even though there’s been a version of the show since the mid-90s) and it’s turned into a bit of a tradition. Between its millions of viewers (and subsequent millions […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Why is the Simone Perele ‘Coquette’ set this week’s Lingerie of the Week? Because I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it for weeks. The sheer black mesh (probably my most favorite lingerie material)… the flirty embroidered bows… the elegant double bra straps. When people talk about the exquisiteness of French lingerie, this is what they mean. Everything is just so… pretty. I’ve […]

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New “revolutionary” bra may ease tension headaches, neck, shoulder and back pain, and banish bulging back fat – A bra fitter in the UK has developed a revolutionary bra that may spell relief for women everywhere. Called the Optifit bra, the bra hugs the back, lifts the breasts from underneath, and lengthens the abdominals.  As a result, the breasts are no longer compressed against the chest cavity and the upper torso is […]

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