Tell Us Your Lingerie Addict Story!

Today is my last day helping out Cora, so I wanted to put up a post to talk about The Lingerie Addict itself. Since this week is also the 5 year anniversary of the blog, it seemed like a good time to say some nice things about what TLA has done for us over the years. Despite being a regular contributor to TLA, I still find myself learning things from the blog all the time. It’s encouraged me explore subjects I never would have otherwise, like corsets or black mesh lingerie. It’s encouraged me to think of lingerie design in terms of how it works for my body instead of why my body doesn’t work for the design.

If you have a few extra minutes today and you’re a regular reader (or even a newbie!), please leave a comment about how you started reading and what you’ve gotten from the blog. I think it will be fun to share our experiences, as well as making a nice 5 year blog-iversary present for Cora!

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15 Comments

  1. 25/04/13 at 12:14

    I can’t remember when I started reading but I have to say my favorite posts on ones that explore the significance of lingerie in a larger social construct and ones that also challenge many of our assumptions. The discussion both on the posts themselves and then in the comments that follow are a joy to read and keep me entertained! :)

  2. 25/04/13 at 12:53

    I’ve actually been reading and following The Lingerie Addict for about a year. I liked it on Facebook and just kind of passively drooled over the confections of lace and mesh and deliciousness, but never really dived much into the community of it. This past week has kind of turned that on its head though, and I’ve been having a blast entering in all the contests and tweeting and pinning and Facebooking and instagramming about the giveaways. Thanks so much to you ladies for the hard work you put into your blogaversary, and thanks so much for giving me the impetus to get involved. It’s been a lot of fun! :)

  3. 25/04/13 at 13:58

    I started by following the Facebook page after someone randomly shared an image. I’ve been a regular reader for probably about two years now. I think it’s helped my ideas change for what I like in lingerie, but it’s also changed my definition of lingerie. I came into reading thinking lingerie centered around the views of the person you are wearing lingerie for. Now lingerie is about me, not wearing it for another.

  4. anon
    25/04/13 at 14:16

    I discovered the blog about 1.5 years ago, I don’t even remember how. I am consistently impressed by the quality and the thoughtfulness of the articles, particularly its commitment to inclusivity. Plus I like sales tips!

  5. Lindsey
    25/04/13 at 14:22

    I been reading TLA for a couple years. I have always drooled over the lace and frills and such but only recently started taking the advice she was offering. I went to a local bra boutique (Zovo in Seattle) and I’m so glad I did. It feels like angels are floating around behind me cupping my breasts. I never knew a bra could be this comfortable. I’ve always appreciated the social commentary as well, particularly about body snark. I was especially touched by the recent article on transgender.

  6. Kitty
    25/04/13 at 15:15

    I started reading TLA about a year ago, when I was seventeen. I’d always been a little obsessed with lacy sleepwear and such, but for some reason was always a little embarrassed to fuss so much over my undergarments. I guess I felt I was still a little too young to be concerned with something considered “sexy,” but nonetheless this blog has both opened my eyes to wonderful styles and brands that I wouldn’t have ever discovered otherwise and allowed me to embrace my love of lingerie and, in a strange, small way, myself. For me, The Lingerie Addict has made lingerie shopping a lot less nerve-wracking and a lot more fabulous!

  7. Maria
    25/04/13 at 15:18

    I’ve discovered this site rather late, a few weeks ago to be precise. somebody shared an article on WoC in the industry and it got me hooked. Then there was another one about slurs and I started paying more attention to the other articles and here I am. I really love the way the articles are written, so friendly and welcoming, and how laid-back and un-judging the site seems. So keep up the good work!

  8. Sarah.
    25/04/13 at 16:41

    I haven’t been following for too long, but when I found I read most of the archives in a wonderful down the rabbit hole kind of way. Seeing what’s new and different in lingerie is always fun!

  9. sleepyheathen
    26/04/13 at 16:15

    I’m not sure how long I’ve been reading, but I do know that I found TLA through the corsetry livejournal community. It was a godsend, I was looking at the corsetry comm because I am full busted and was wondering if beautiful corsets could be an alternative to hideous and hideously uncomfortable bras. While I still aspire to corsets some day when I am more flush, I have finally found some help here in acquiring pretty, functional, and correctly sized bras.
    I am also thrilled with the ways in which TLA talks about a spectrum of social aspects of lingerie and society in general. I also love the fact that this is a safe space for those of us who are outside of the gender/sexuality ‘norm’ and for Lingerie Addicts of Colour, who don’t always feel well represented by the mainstream lingerie industry.

  10. Thursday
    27/04/13 at 4:31

    I’ve been reading TLA for a few years now, and whilst I can’t remember exactly what brought me here, I know it was at the time when I was well on my way to developing my own lingerie obsession. I’d discovered my first great suspender belt, and had moved into the phase of considering all those vintage-y, lacey pretties I saw everywhere were things I could wear, not just for looking at. I was attracted by Cora’s down-to-earth, practical advice on all things undergarments – and the great source of eye candy! What has real kept me coming back is the inclusive, body-positive community that Cora has brought into being here by being such an insightful, balanced (and at times, strict!) individual. Her writing style is also spot-on, which is a must for a picky reader such as myself :)

  11. Hannah K
    27/04/13 at 17:26

    I love the Lingerie Addict- it’s taught me so much about lingerie and finding myself. I’ve always loved pretty things but never really appreciated lingerie until recently, and the discussions on this website have helped me to feel more confident about myself. I’m still in the infancy of my lingerie obsession (I’ve only bought a few key pieces from WKD and Kiss Me Deadly so far) but I’m looking to a long love affair, led by TLA. Thank you, and Happy 5 years!

  12. jean-louis proust
    29/04/13 at 15:35

    this one did find out about this blog through kiss me deadly or sfq

  13. 30/04/13 at 5:53

    I started reading because it was all about hosiery, and then I sent you the worlds longest blog article in contravention of all advisable guidelines :D

  14. Ashley
    02/05/13 at 4:28

    I love it! Cora posts great stuff and she is always willing to help anyone with whatever they need!

  15. Sarah
    02/05/13 at 15:33

    I came across this site when I was researching different types of corsets and their care. Then I became hooked on it once I saw all the beautiful lingerie and interesting articles in it.

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