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Karolina

Within the corset community, corset seasoning can be a bit of a contentious issue. Among wearers and makers alike, there’s a distinct split between the individuals who insist upon it and those who think it’s unnecessary.  For those outside the community, the phrase can be a little confusing. I know that when I first encountered the term my immediate thoughts were of salt and pepper rather than any kind of […]

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Disclosure: This lingerie was purchased for the purpose of review by The Lingerie Addict. All opinions are my own. Bordelle is one of those lingerie brands who now arguably has a ‘cult’ status; its bandage style creations are instantly recognisable. Celebrities across the globe have sported its signature ‘Angela’ dress whilst its designs can be spotted throughout major fashion press. Indeed, when I first began my forays into the lingerie […]

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Disclosure: I received this camisole and short set for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own. Nui Ami are a relatively young British brand, offering a delightful range of pretty and functional cup sized sleepwear. Their luxurious offerings are swathed in silk and beautiful French leavers laces; whilst I don’t consider their designs particularly boundary pushing from an aesthetic perspective, they are elegant and versatile. The colour palette […]

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I’ve spent a lot of time recently pondering the term ‘handmade’; it’s a difficult word to dissect at the best of times but becomes particularly complex in the realm of lingerie. As a lingerie designer, a large part of my brand currently relies on the notion that my products are ‘handmade’. Almost every garment that leaves my studio doors was sewn by me from start to finish. Yet as we […]

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Disclosure: I was sent this lingerie to review free of charge. All opinions are my own. Helen Valk Varavin is one of those names I’ve seen pop up fairly often in the online lingerie world, particularly in the realm of Etsy designers. I must admit, however, that I never really made much effort to actively seek out her designs; the majority of what I’d seen was soft silk pieces which, […]

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Disclosure: I was sent this lingerie to review free of charge. All opinions are my own. I’m one of those people that absolutely despises wearing tights; to me, there’s nothing more uncomfortable than those pinching waistbands and baggy crotches. Discovering stockings and suspenders in my early teens was somewhat of a revelation: all of the comfort that I’d been missing in tights but with added glamour. Consequently, after all these […]

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It goes without saying that independent designers face more challenges in the lingerie industry than the brands with massive corporations behind them. Some of these challenges will appear obvious even to people with no interest in lingerie (be that a matter of funding or public visibility). This series aims to peel back the curtains on some of the more hidden sides of the industry: this week I’m looking at why […]

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Disclosure: This lingerie was purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own. La Perla is one of those brand names that is more or less synonymous with luxury lingerie. Founded in the 1950s, it’s now firmly established as one of the most coveted lingerie labels in the world; open any high-end Fashion magazine and you’re near guaranteed to see its designs scattered through the editorials. This isn’t to […]

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Disclosure: this lingerie was sent to be as a gift by Mimi Holliday. All opinions are my own. Mimi Holliday was one of the first brands I discovered when I first got into lingerie. I still remember it as my first personal ‘luxury’ purchase: I was perusing the Christmas sales, looking to spend a gift card. I still distinctly remember the set that I purchased: silk chiffon, delicate lace, and […]

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The internet is a wonderful thing: there’s so much information available for free (or at least cheap!) that was near impossible to find before. One of the great consequences of this is the growing trend in DIY; there’s a new wave of people trying their hand at crafting their own clothing with an inevitable foray into lingerie. I truly think any growth of creativity and craftsmanship is a wonderful thing. […]

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