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December 2012

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. 10% off with one purchase at Farr West w/ code YEAREND10 (ends 1/1/13) 20% off with two purchases at Farr West w/ code YEAREND20 (ends 1/1/13) 20% off sports bras, select activewear and Hue tights and sheers at HerRoom (sports bras and activewear sale ends 1/7/13, Hue sale ends 1/2/13) 25% off designer brands at Bare Necessities (ends 1/2/13) 25% off all shapewear at Corsetera 30% off at […]

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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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…Rachael Kuebler! Congratulations, Rachael! I’ll send you an e-mail soon putting you in touch with Playful Promises so the two of you can work out the details regarding your prize. Thank you to everyone who entered our last lingerie giveaway of 2012 and since this is one of our last few posts of 2012…Happy Holidays!!!

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While some old favorites never lose their charm (Dark Garden, Electra Designs, Sparklewren), there are some intriguing newer names that 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: […]

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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 & colors made for the cutest cover up under my flared skirts & dresses. So when I heard […]

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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 that 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-90’s) and it’s turned into a bit of a tradition. Between its millions of viewers (and subsequent […]

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