7 Lingerie Blogs You Should Read in 2015

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Several years ago, I was convinced that lingerie blogging was about to turn a corner. There were more new blogs than ever before writing about lingerie, and lingerie bloggers themselves seemed to be getting more recognition and involvement from both brands and boutiques. It’s been a dream of mine for lingerie blogging to have the same level of cachet and participation as “regular” fashion blogging, and I truly believed that our moment was on its way back in 2012 and 2013.

Well, now that it’s 2015, I have to admit my hunches were wrong. Most of the lingerie blogs started during that time period have since gone quiet, and while there are a few online communities dedicated to lingerie, it’s starting to seem that the niche of intimate apparel will remain just that – a very specialized niche with a relatively small number of dedicated writers.



While I understand why that’s the case (there’s so much social stigma attached to lingerie, especially in the U.S., and let’s face it – sometimes regular life just gets in the way of blogging), I can’t help but feel a bit sad about it. There’s so much misinformation about lingerie out there, and so few reliable resources to turn to. The field of intimate apparel is growing rapidly, but critical, insightful coverage of the industry is not growing with it. This mismatch affects everyone, but I believe it most especially disadvantages consumers. If the only stories out there about lingerie are identical fluff press pieces, how do you sort the good from the bad, the wheat from the chaff? And that’s not even getting into the fact that most lingerie companies aren’t on the PR merry-go-round in the first place (which increases the likelihood of never hearing about them).

But it’s not all depressing news. There are a handful of lingerie blogs that are still going strong with regularly updated content and shrewd commentary. A few of the names on this list might seem a little familiar as some of them have appeared on TLA before. Other names are completely new, but they’ve made it into my regular rotation of lingerie blogs I check. And of course, since it’s impossible to stay on top of everything that’s happening, if there’s a new lingerie blog you’ve found lately that I haven’t included, definitely feel free to list it below. All I want is for there to be more information. For all of us.

 

The Daily Knicker

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Written by the Australian model and media personality Tiah Eckhardt Delaney, The Daily Knicker is a Tumblr-based review site and lingerie blog. As someone who’s both a professional model and close to the “standard” fit size for lingerie, Tiah gets to try a lot of different brands (which is not something every blogger has the ability to do), and I very much enjoy reading what she has to say about them.

Sweet Nothings NYC

Photo by Lydia Hudgens

Photo by Lydia Hudgens

Sweet Nothings NYC, written by Sweets, has become one of those blogs I visit whenever there’s a new post. Sweets’ perspective on lingerie is so genuine, honest, and refreshing that she’s one of the first blogs I recommend whenever one of my readers is looking for someone new to check out. And now that Sweets has begun including photos of herself and styling her own editorial-style photoshoots, there’s even more reasons to love her. I just can’t say enough good things about this blog or this blogger!

Fuller Figure Fuller Bust

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Everyone who’s anyone knows about Georgina Horne of Fuller Figure, Fuller Bust. While I think of FFFB as more of a plus size fashion blog nowadays (as opposed to just a “lingerie blog”), there’s definitely plenty of lingerie content to keep you occupied. I especially appreciate Georgina’s irreverent attitude and sense of humor…not to mention her outspoken stance on body snark. She’s had so many amazing things happen for her in the past few years, and I know for a fact that the best is still yet to come.

Esty Lingerie

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I don’t read many blogs written by lingerie boutiques as I find most of them boring and predictable, but Esty Lingerie’s blog is not either of those things. The owner, Estelle, reviews products from other brands (quelle horreur!), and they regularly offer truly interesting, relevant advice alongside compelling lingerie news. If you haven’t given this blog a look yet, definitely check them out.

Science and Silicone

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Written by “Florence Nightingale,” Science and Silicone was a new lingerie blogging discovery for me last year. Not only does Science and Silicone offer excellent reviews, the blog also has an interesting point of view since Florence has undergone a breast augmentation. If you’re on the lookout for a new full bust read or you’re interested in learning about how to buy lingerie after augmentation surgery, I’d try here first.

Lucy’s Corsetry

Photo by Sparklewren

Photo by Sparklewren

Lucy’s Corsetry isn’t a lingerie blog, per se, but it is the single greatest corsetry resource online today. I had the pleasure of meeting Lucy in person at Orchard Corset last year, and the breadth and depth of her knowledge about corsets is, in a word, mind-blowing. Thanks to Marianne, we have dozens of excellent corsetry articles here at TLA, but if you want to really go down the rabbit hole of all things corset and waist-training related, Lucy’s Corsetry is where you need to be.

A Sophisticated Pair

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The second retailer blog on this, A Sophisticated Pair is based in North Carolina and run by Erica Windle. Like Esty Lingerie, I enjoy this blog because it’s not just about Erica’s store. There’s tons of product reviews here, industry updates, and yes, full bust fashion advice. I think my favorite feature, however, is Erica’s yearly roundup of her store’s stats. No other boutique is so transparent about what sells and what doesn’t, and her blog posts are an invaluable resource when discussing chronic issues within the lingerie industry, such as the lack of options in certain sizes.

 

Did any of your favorite lingerie blogs make this list? And what do you think about the general state of lingerie blogging?

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Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

31 Comments on this post

  1. […] to my blog as one they enjoy reading. In fact, Cora named our little section of the web one of the 7 blogs to read in 2015. That was a truly amazing and totally unexpected honor for me as I respect Cora and her work […]

  2. blue-peridot says:

    Great to see so many suggestions, I’ll definitely be checking out some of them!

    As a small-busted woman myself though, it’s a pity there aren’t any small-busted bloggers on this list. There also isn’t a roundup of small-bust bloggers anywhere on the blog- particularly noticeable as there’s a roundup of resources for plus size and full bust women easily visible at the top of the page. I hadn’t noticed that exclusion before but now it seems glaring. Furthermore, a search for ‘small bust’ doesn’t turn up much in the way of further resources, and in fact on the first page of results about half of them are focused on full bust or plus size offerings. I’m a long-time reader who deeply enjoys the varied contents and commitment to diversity on this blog, and I think you’ve been doing a great job covering many areas with limited resources. I also acknowledge the limits you’ve used when selecting blogs for this list. While I understand it’s chosen from personal preference, the title is “7 Lingerie Blogs You Should Read In 2015”- not “My 7 Favourite Blogs for 2015” or anything of that ilk. As the largest lingerie blog in the world that aims to cater to such a broad base, one would think such a post would also aim to cover as many bases as possible in the suggestions given. Of course, it can’t cover everything, especially where there just aren’t many bloggers out there (there aren’t any from women of colour, mature women or LGBT people either). But, it would be better if small-busted women got specific direction to bloggers who could help us when we ask, even if they’re not your personal favourites- they’d be helpful to us.

    This is getting pretty rambly and it’s hard to see where I’m going :P To sum up: I’m sure you have the best of intentions, but small-busted women looking to TLA for resources and help will come up sadly short. This post and the ensuing comments don’t help. It would be great to see more acknowledgement of the small-busted community in future. I, personally, would love to discover blogs that I can relate to and that help me, rather than ones to which I can’t identify. All the best for the future!

    • Cora says:

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I genuinely appreciate your honest feedback, though I don’t think there’s much more I can say in response to you that I haven’t already said in previous comments. I will work on including more small bust content here on TLA in 2015 (though I can’t promise that our articles will perfectly mirror the small bust bra blogging community’s idea of small-busted or their particular set of priorities), and I also encourage you to check the reviews of our columnists Marianne and Karolina, who seem to share a bra size with many small bust focused bloggers.

      I am also relieved that you notice the lingerie blogosphere in general is rather homogenous in every category, which I think is a fact that is rarely mentioned and is frequently lost on many. Personally, I find most conversations about diversity in the lingerie blogosphere to be somewhat ironic as they’re invariably focused on size to the exclusion of any other topic (as though everyone else is drowning in fair and varied representation), but I’ve said as much before.

      At any rate, thanks again for taking the time to leave a comment, and I wish you the best as well.

      Sincerely,
      Cora

  3. Tiah says:

    Thanks for including The Daily Knicker! After having tech issues last year (aka, accidentally smashing my computer, losing everything and having to save and buy a whole new one) it’s been great to be back posting on the regular. So thanks for the mention and really just ‘getting’ what I aim to do with the TDK- which is make the most of the fact I do get to experience a lot of product through my job, give honest critique of it and use my love for taking silly photos to provide lingerie-lovers with a little dose of frivolous but still informative #prettylingerieporn (oh god i wish there was a better way to say that, but you know what I mean!), because they are MY objectives and what lingerie is TO ME- fun, sensual, almost nerdy, aesthetically-pleasing escapism. The content on EVERYONE’S blog is personal and therefore entirely up to them, no matter how large the readership.
    I personally feel this fact addresses the above commenters issues. Clearly the small-bust lingerie bloggers/readers are offended that there is no one representing their niche on this list, but what people need to understand is that this is not a democratic post covering all the choice and options there are regarding what there is to read out there, but Cora making a statement about what she likes to read based on personal taste criteria (regular posting, body positivity, etc). As much as The Lingerie Addict is a site that tries- and clearly often succeeds- at covering a lot of different aspects of the industry, from a lot of different voices, it still is Cora’s personal blog and content is ultimately up to her. I *think* that’s what she means when saying ‘no one is entitled to be on this list’ because this list is essentially, based on personal preference. By the sounds of it Cora would love to include as wide a range of viewpoints as possible (as clear by a lot of TLA content) but didn’t feel the quality of any small-bust blogs were up to par with what makes a ‘good’ blog in her opinion. Because as I will say again, this is a blog post about opinion.
    I don’t like rom-coms. I like horror movies and musicals. If someone asked me to write a comprehensive list, including at least one good movie from each genre of film I think i could. But if someone asked me to write a list of MY personal favourite films, based on what I like in a film, there would just be no rom-coms in there because I personally don’t feel any of them are as good as my Top 5 horror films. Geddit? Thanks. Now let’s all just stop telling each other how to feel, what to think and what content to create and include on each other’s blogs and just go back to doing what we like to do and what we feel like we can contribute to the world ourselves, yeah?
    I will. Thanks. And everyone, please keep your own unique voices, they are priceless and make the world an interesting place.

  4. Lucy says:

    Thank you so much for including my blog, Cora! It’s an honour to be included among these other amazing people – I know of Esty and Georgina of course, but a few others I hadn’t and will now definitely check out.
    (This also inspires me to resume blogging more regularly. ;) )

  5. Florence N. says:

    Cora, thank you SO much for including me in your list. I’m honestly so flattered! I’ve been blogging for a short time but I really enjoy doing it and it feels so great to be noticed. I’ve been in a funk for a few weeks now and writing hasn’t been coming easily, but seeing this today jump-started me and got rid of my writers’ block. Your blog is an inspiration and I hope you continue to like what you see. I’m in great company.

  6. Manoela says:

    So many great blogs and friends on this list! I admire so much all of them and am always hoping that all we can all continue to produce great content! <3

  7. Estelle says:

    Oh, what a lovely surprise. Thanks for including my blog :) I read all of the blogs on this list regularly (well, I watch Lucy’s wonderful videos).

    I’m constantly discovering new lingerie bloggers, but then it does seem others are disappearing just as quickly. A shame really. Maybe more fashion bloggers will branch out into lingerie, like some lingerie bloggers have branched out into fashion.

  8. Sweets says:

    I am so, so honored to have been included in such amazing company. I read and admire every single other blogger on this list, and I have learned so much from each of them. Cora, thanks for being such an amazing leader in the lingerie blogosphere– even as some voices go quiet or turn to other endeavors, I really hope that there will always be blogs like yours that continue to explore and examine the lingerie industry. I love seeing it grow, but I cringe when I see, as you point out, the mismatch between that growth and the lack of insightful commentary or consumer education. I hope even more new voices continue to join the blogosphere! Thank you again– xo

    • Cora says:

      You’re so welcome! As I said, your blog is one of those read every time there’s a new post. I’m so glad you decided to start (and stick with!) Sweet Nothings.

  9. Thank you so much for including me in this round-up! Like you, I was sad to see so many of the blogs which started in the 2012/2013 time frame fade away even though I totally understand why this happens. Even for me, it can sometimes be a struggle to ensure I post frequently although I am working to be more consistent this year. I think it’s important to provide as much information as possible to women, particularly because not everyone has access to a scrupulous fitter. Your blog has always been a personal inspiration to me as I think it goes beyond highlighting pretty lingerie (which is, of course, very fun too!) and discusses the many important issues beyond, such as racial inequality, manufacturing/retailer concerns, and body image positivity. Thank you again for including me, but also thank you for keeping up such a wonderful blog! <3

    • Cora says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Erica! I’m glad you like TLA’s more multi-faceted approach. It sometimes feels like we’re swimming upstream, but it’s nice to know that it’s appreciated.

  10. Hi!
    I started blogging last year and believe I will be at it for a while :)
    I got very nice response on part of my photos (although I can’t take credit for them as I don’t know how my camera really works, somehow it does all the job anyway), but would like to get constructive criticism on how to improve my reviews, so check it out!

  11. DeAnna Day says:

    Cora:

    I just love your blog. It is very informative and everything is well written. I really love the information about sales. I especially adore that it is a snark free zone. I think women need to learn to be less critical of their bodies and less critical and more supportive of other women. I always enjoy seeing what is coming up next on the blog.

    All the best
    DeAnna Day

    • Cora says:

      Thank you so much for taking the time to write this! It really means a lot to me that you enjoy your time here and that you find certain features, like the sales post, useful. And I’m so glad you appreciate our policy on body snark. Thank you again for the kind words, and I’m glad you’re here on TLA. :-)

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