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Sale Lingerie of the Week: Chantelle Opera Bra & Panty

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Today’s Sale Lingerie of the Week is actually a set I planned to buy for myself shortly after the holidays. Unfortunately, I got distracted/forgot, and now my size is completely sold out. Such is life; that’s the gamble of waiting.

Chantelle is a brand I was a bit of a late convert to. Yes, they’re available everywhere, but I never saw anything I felt I had to have…at least until I tried on Opera.  I own this set in basic black (a continuity color, as is usual), and it is divine. The bra and the knicker fit beautifully. The material feels wonderful against the skin. And the lace/mesh combo not only looks gorgeous, it’s still accessible and wearable for everyday.

The black/gold colorway in the Opera was a special winter holiday edition, and it’s almost completely sold out by now (and understandably so). However, if you happen to wear a 32B or 32C, Bloomingdale’s still has it in stock. Furthermore, if your knickers size is a small or medium, you can also buy the matching tanga panty. As of this writing, the bra is on sale for $78.75 and the knicker for $40.50. Of course, it goes without saying that black and gold lingerie is perfect to wear all the year round.

If you’ve worn Chantelle before, what did you think of the brand? And how do you feel about the Opera?

Cora

Cora

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.

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Kansas Bans Using Welfare to Pay for Lingerie: Why That’s a Problem for Poorer Women

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Kansas, that rectangular-shaped state smack dab in the middle of the continental United States, is making headlines this morning for passing several new rules regarding the spending of welfare benefits. According to the Associated Press, Kansas’ State Legislature has enacted the most restrictive/prohibitive rules in the country for those receiving cash assistance. You can view the entire 25-page bill here, but I’d like to draw your attention to paragraph #14 on page 9, which I’ve copied and pasted below:

No TANF cash assistance shall be used to purchase alcohol, cigarettes, tobacco products, lottery tickets, concert tickets, professional or collegiate sporting event tickets or tickets for other entertainment events intended for the general public or sexually oriented adult materials. No TANF cash assistance shall be used in any retail liquor store, casino,gaming establishment, jewelry store, tattoo parlor, massage parlor, body piercing parlor, spa, nail salon, lingerie shop, tobacco paraphernalia store, vapor cigarette store, psychic or fortune telling business, bail bond company, video arcade, movie theater, swimming pool, cruise ship, theme park, dog or horse racing facility, parimutuel facility, or sexually oriented business or any retail establishment which provides adult-oriented entertainment in which performers disrobe or perform in an unclothed state for entertainment, or in any business or retail establishment where minors under age 18 are not permitted. TANF cash assistance transactions for cash withdrawals from automated teller machines shall be limited to $25, per transaction and to one transaction per day. No TANF cash assistance shall be used for purchases at points of sale outside the state of Kansas.

In there among the ban on buying lottery tickets, lap dances, and body piercings with TANF benefits are two little words that could have a profound effect on a woman’s ability to find a job, and, ultimately, stop using welfare (which, after all, is the goal of the program). Those two words? A ban on using benefits in lingerie shops.

Without doing a comprehensive unpacking of the myriad of concerns with this bill (welfare fraud is extremely low; punishing the poor is not particularly helpful; most welfare recipients are children), I’d like to focus on the lingerie ban in particular.

At the surface, I can certainly understand the thought process behind including lingerie in the bill, though I obviously don’t agree with it. Lingerie is about sex, right? And we don’t want to use government benefits to subsidize people’s sex lives, right? So let’s ban all lingerie purchases of any kind using TANF. Problem solved! However, that logic is short-sighted, and several other areas of the bill reveal why:

TANF mandatory work program applicants and recipients shall participate in work components that lead to competitive, integrated employment. Components are defined by the federal government as being either primary or secondary. In order to meet federal work participation requirements, households need to meet at least 30 hours of participation per week, at least 20 hours of which need to be primary…

Single parent families with a child under age six meet the federal participation requirement if the parent is engaged in work or work activities for at least 20 hours per week in a primary work component.

in determining and maintaining eligibility for non-TANF childcare, requiring that all included adults shall be employed a minimum of 20 hours per week or more as defined by the secretary…

The time on food assistance for able-bodied adults aged 18 through 49 without dependents in the household shall be limited to three months in a 36-month period if such adults are not meeting the requirements imposed by the U.S. department of agriculture that they must work for at least 20 hours per week or participate in a federally approved work program or its equivalent…

In order to receive benefits, whether of cash, childcare, or food, welfare recipients must work a minimum of 20 hours per week (or be looking for work or be involved in job training). Now, it’s been a minute since I’ve been employed by someone else, but if I recall correctly, wearing a bra if you’re a woman is pretty much seen as a social requirement.

Lingerie is a weird part of fashion because there are all these unstated rules that you just understand if you grow up around them, but that are completely opaque and unknowable if you don’t. And let me be clear, I am not in the “every woman should wear a bra all the time” camp. I firmly believe the choice of wearing or not wearing a bra should always be up to the individual person.

However, I’m also very familiar with the stigma that surrounds going braless or wearing what’s perceived as an inappropriate or poorly-fitting bra. Even within the lingerie community which, ostensibly, should know better, there’s been a distressing amount of mocking people who are in the “wrong size.” Because of our culture’s stance on bra wearing, many people have no idea what breasts look like without some kind of external structure, frame, or support. Yet many of these same people would tell you it’s inappropriate, sloppy, unprofessional, overtly sexual, or just “looks wrong” for a woman to walk around braless.

So tell me, if a woman who is already in dire financial straits is unable to use her benefits to buy the appropriate professional undergarments, how is she supposed to get a job?

I imagine my more internet-savvy readers will say to use one of the many braswap or bra buying communities online, or even to shop from eBay where a wide selection of bras can be found cheaply. However, internet access is still a luxury for many of the poor, and while there are plans to offer subsidized internet to lower income communities, those plans are still very much in the early stages. And honestly, many people still aren’t comfortable buying lingerie online, and that’s okay.

So what about thrift stores like Goodwill? Surely, if you’re poor, that’s where you should buy your bras from anyway, right? Well, all other concerns placed to the side for now, the selection in thrift stores is often inadequate. Fellow lingerie blogger Wide Curves had this to say:

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If a woman wears an A cup or a G cup, Goodwill is not likely to meet her needs. As a thrift store, they’re simply not equipped to offer the range of options a dedicated lingerie store can.

Edit: Several people have mentioned that department stores as well as discount retailers like TJ Maxx, Burlington Coat Factory, Target, and H&M are all options, and that’s an excellent point. However, many of these retailers still have a very limited size range, and buying options are a bit of a crapshoot. If you wear cup sizes B-D, those are all great choices, but, once again, if you’re outside of core sizes (or, if you have special needs), you’re out of luck. My issue with this ruling is two-fold: 1) it limits options, most especially for women who already face a rather restricted set of choices to begin with and 2) it equates lingerie to gambling, alcohol, tattoos, and pornography. This article isn’t about saying people should be able to use welfare benefits at La Perla or Agent Provocateur; rather, it’s about acknowledging that this bill makes certain assumptions which could adversely affect women (and results in a de facto ban on buying lingerie if you happen to be outside core sizing).

Look, this article isn’t about saying welfare benefits should be some kind of anything goes free-for-all, but that was never happening anyway. Most people receiving benefits are on them because they truly need them. One of my previous jobs was as a caseworker working with women who were transitioning off of public assistance, and it is hard enough as-is to find a job when you’re poor. Why is the government passing rules to make it even harder, intentionally or otherwise?

While a bra may seem like a luxury item to some, when you’re in the workforce, it’s a necessity. No matter how much I wish women could go braless whenever they pleased, I know that doesn’t match with reality. I know there are real, tangible, financial consequences to not having what are seen as the appropriate undergarments for work. If you need an analogy, this is like saying you can’t use cash assistance to buy tampons and pads. Sometimes, the idea of what constitutes a “luxury” is in the eye of the beholder.

What do you think of this new legislation? Do you have any thoughts on how the stigma surrounding lingerie can lead to real social consequences?

Cora

Cora

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.

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Top 10 Picks from the Forever Yours Lingerie Birthday Sale!

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I’m a major fan of the Canadian lingerie boutique Forever Yours. Not only are their seasonal lookbooks high on my list of favorites, they have the not-insignificant distinction of being the lingerie brand that discovered Elly Mayday and gave her that first “big break” (you may recognize this model now from Lane Bryant’s current “I’m No Angel” campaign).

At the moment, Forever Yours is celebrating their 19th anniversary, and that’s a major accomplishment, not just because it’s hard to run any kind of small business for nearly 20 years, but also because so much has changed in the world of intimate apparel in the last two decades. From e-commerce to social media to lingerie bloggers to new specialist labels, the lingerie landscape of today is completely unlike what it was in 1996 (though, generally speaking, I believe the changes are for the better). Since 19 also happens to be the legal drinking age in Canada, Forever Yours decided that a proper birthday celebration was in order. For my part, since I live in a place where the drinking age is 21, I just wanted a convenient excuse to share some more of their gorgeous in-house photography.

From now until Saturday, you can save $19 on orders of $100 or more with the code CELEBRATE. I know we have some Canadian readers here, and that it can often seem like The Lingerie Addict is super US-centric (and, honestly, we are), but if you happen to be north of the border, I definitely recommend treating yourself to something beautiful. Forever Yours has a stellar mix of well-known, supportive full bust brands mixed with inexpensive (albeit lovely) sexy lingerie. They’re plus size friendly, and I don’t think I’ve ever heard a negative review. Below are just a handful of my top picks.

Have you purchased from Forever Yours before? And, if so, what did you think?

Cora

Cora

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.

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Lingerie of the Week: Retrofolie Galaxy Corset

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Roughly a year ago, I shared Retrofolie’s amazing art history corsets with TLA readers. This Montreal, Canada-based designer has carved out a truly unique niche for herself, and become a much in-demand corsetiere as a result. These corsets are not only extremely popular among the tightlacing and waist training crowd, they’re also widely appreciated by the average lingerie lover looking for something a bit special as well. You don’t have to be an artist or a seamstress to be impressed by the level of technical proficiency displayed in every single one of these pieces. Matching a pattern like this is not easy, yet Retrofolie makes it look effortless.

This year, Julianne Coriandoli, the designer behind Retrofolie, is moving slightly beyond the realm of art and into the world of science with her brand new galaxy corsets. I have to perfectly honest here… when I saw this, I almost cried. For a science and sci-fi geek like me, this is just the perfect melding of everything I love most in one beautiful garment.

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The Retrofolie Galaxy/Nebula corset retails for approximately $300, and is available in waist sizes 18-26″ (you’ll want to subtract 4-6″ from your natural waist to get your corset size). There are a nine different starscapes available, and I’m having quite a few feels about the Carima Nebula (Donna Troy costume, anyone?).

Of course, if galaxies aren’t your thing, the classic art history corsets are still available, and in way more options/configurations than were available last year. I’ve included a few of the latest designs below, but I believe you can request custom work as well so long as the original painting is in the public domain.

What do you think of Retrofolie’s galaxy corset? Do you like the art corsets or the nebulae better?

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Cora

Cora

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.

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Swimwear of the Week: Lucy B High Waist Leopard Swimsuit

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Now that it’s April, I’m officially welcoming back TLA’s seasonal “Swimwear of the Week” feature with my most favorite print of all time… leopard print. Specifically, I’m digging this Lucy B High Waist Leopard Print Bikini. Maybe I was inspired by this weekend’s Viva Las Vegas, or maybe I just can’t get enough of that pinup aesthetic (big knickers forever!), but this suit looks like it would be perfect for lounging poolside with some improbably big sunglasses, a straw hat, and an adult beverage with a paper umbrella.

Not surprisingly, I’ve been a fan of Lucy B for awhile now. They’re not the largest company in the retro/vintage/burlesque/pinup scene, but they make amazing lingerie, and I can honestly say I’ve never been disappointed with anything I’ve ordered from them (and I’ve bought quite a lot). In addition, if you’re into buying lingerie that’s made in America, then you might want to know that Lucy B manufactures all their garments just south of me, in California, USA. They’re also one of our listed ethical manufacturers.

Last but not least, if you happen to be plus sized, it may be relevant to your interests to know that the bikini bottom is available in up to a 3XL, which works out to US 18. The bikini top is only available up to an XL (approximately a US 12), but you do have the option to mix and match, so if you happen to be pear-shaped (or simply prefer to pair a fun bottom with your own bra-sized top), this could be a great option.

Lucy B’s leopard print bikini retails for $130. The bikini cups are lined and have plastic boning at the sides, and the briefs are made to sit at the natural waist (which is where you’d want to measure if checking their size chart). All in all, this seems like the perfect way to welcome warmer weather and indulge for a vacation.

Are you familiar with Lucy B at all? What do you think of their swimwear and lingerie?

Cora

Cora

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.

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Lingerie of the Week: Sugar Lace Lingerie Peach Ruffle Babydoll

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I’ve got a lot of feels about Sugar Lace Lingerie right now. I first discovered the brand through Instagram (likely by trawling one of the many lingerie-related tags), and almost immediately, I felt compelled to follow them. There’s just something so light and playful and whimsical about this label; it’s a reminder that lingerie can (and, whenever possible, should) be fun. I spend so much time immersed in the business of lingerie and writing about lingerie, that sometimes I forget that little bit.

The vintage-inspired influences are obvious in Sugar Lace’s retro peach babydoll. With sheer nylon and ruffle trim, the feeling of this piece is akin to the vintage slips I posted a few days ago. And while I’m not one to wax poetic about the past, I will say previous decades had some amazing lingerie, and I enjoy seeing some of those themes reappear with modern day designers.

If babydolls aren’t your thing, there’s also a really lovely peach bralette and ruffle panty for a fun boudoir look or ‘lounge around the house’ set. While sizes XS thru XL are standard in all items shown here, custom sizing is available upon request, so if you’re outside the size range at either end, it may be worth getting in touch directly with the designer. The ruffle babydoll retails for $76, and the bra and panty together are $109. There’s currently a 2-3 week turnaround for items.

What do you think of Sugar Lace Lingerie? Could you see yourself in any of these designs?

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Cora

Cora

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.

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What Would Cookie Wear? – Empire Inspired Lingerie

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I don’t know about you, but I’m in the midst of an Empire withdrawal right now. That show had me hooked every week like clockwork, and I lived, I mean lived, for the lingerie moments. Over the course of the season, I saw everything from La Perla to Victoria’s Secret to Whimsy to Stella McCartney. That high-low mix, the combination of the luxurious and the accessible, embodied everything I love about this show’s sense of style.

Cookie in particular strikes me as a character who values expression through intimate apparel. Lingerie is not just about supporting the breasts or giving a certain silhouette under clothing for her; it’s also a type of armor, a way of showing people she’s ready to do battle and will be taken seriously. While Cookie would definitely be aware of designer labels and keep an eye on them (as befitting her status as the Lyon matriarch), she probably wouldn’t feel compelled to buy only designer. If she likes something, she likes it; it doesn’t matter if it’s $50 or $500.

Watching from the sidelines, I also see Cookie as a character who may have undergone somewhat of a lingerie journey during the season. While in prison, she only had access to the bare bones basics of intimate apparel, and maybe not even in her right size (somehow I don’t see the US prison system investing in a comprehensive size range for bras and panties). The first lingerie store she likely went to upon her release was something like Victoria’s Secret, which is where the basque in that iconic scene from the image above comes from.

Victoria’s Secret is everywhere; the level of accessibility they have in terms of price, style, and location is simply unparalleled in the United States (and yes, I know there are individual stores and brands with better prices and nicer styles… but no one has the reach of VS). As Victoria’s Secret changed from more of a mail order company to the dominant lingerie store in America during her 17 years of incarceration, I could definitely see Cookie buying a Victoria’s Secret bra (in a bright color and maybe even with a bit of crystallization) as a first step towards more aspirational underpinnings.

Yet as Cookie settles in as a businesswoman and becomes more familiar with the luxury fashion scene, I see her moving away from stores like VS and becoming acquainted with the big names of high-end lingerie design (such as La Perla and Stella McCartney). For Cookie, wearing an expensive bra and panty set isn’t just about owning something nice, it’s also about fully embracing her position as a music mogul. But more than that, Cookie wears nice lingerie because she believes she deserves it. It’s something she’s entitled to. Something she’s owed. After nearly 20 years of deprivation, Cookie now she has access, at least in terms of wardrobe choices, to whatever her heart desires. Now she can go to La Perla and literally buy out the entire store just because she can (and woe to the salesperson who ignores or otherwise disrespects her).

Getting a bit more specific in terms of style, I see Cookie going for more extensive pieces, coverage-wise, that take advantage of beautiful lace and richly colored satins. Think basques, corsets, bustiers, bodysuits and panties with full back or cheeky coverage. I don’t see a lot of triangle bralettes and thongs in her closet (except skintone thongs for when she needs them… such as under a white pantsuit), but I do see a few slips and definitely some skintone hosiery in there. I also don’t think Ms. Lyon would necessarily subscribe to the notion of matching sets; her favorite bra and her favorite panties don’t have to come from the same brand. Finally, I think Cookie would definitely look for pieces that could double as outerwear in what basically amounts to high stakes power dressing. For loungewear or any other time she’s at home relaxing, I’m seeing floor length silk robes and lace trimmed silk chemises… with a few inexpensive items thrown in that are specifically meant for boudoir purposes. And considering Cookie’s love of a plunge neckline or backless gown, I’m also seeing a few “solutions” pieces in her lingerie closet as well, such as skintone nipple covers and double-sided tape.

If you’re a fan of Empire, what was your favorite Cookie look from the first season? And what do you think of the options shown here?

Cora

Cora

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.

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12 Beautiful Vintage Slips from Etsy

A few weeks ago, in what can only be described as a fit of obsession, I spent several hours scouring Etsy for gorgeous vintage slips and adding them to my favorites list. Though you may not know it, slips were my introduction to the world of vintage lingerie. Affordable, accessible, and heart-meltingly beautiful, vintage slips were my nightwear and loungewear of choice for years. Even now, when I’m feeling especially nostalgic or indulgent, I’ll pull a vintage black Vanity Fair nylon slip from the back of my knickers drawer and wear it around the house. It really is just the most effortless way of feeling glamorous (especially if you tend to be a bit awkward… like me).

Though my first vintage lingerie purchases were from eBay, it’s been ages since I bought anything from there, and I spend quite a bit of time on Etsy nowadays. Not only are they amazing for finding new and upcoming indie designers, there’s also an impressive vintage collection of treasures just waiting to be discovered. I’d almost forgotten about my vintage slip list until Sweet Nothings wrote a post all about slips last week. And once I read that, I just couldn’t keep these amazing finds to myself any longer.

As with all vintage items, sizes and quantities are very limited. You’ll definitely want to check your measurements against what’s in the listing, and you shouldn’t assume that you’ll see some of these pieces, especially the more expensive ones, ever again. That said, if you love luxe details like lace applique, embroidery, and silk, vintage slips are absolutely worth a look.

Are you a fan of vintage slips? What are some of your favorite brands?

P.S. There are also a couple of “step-ins” listed here. I know those aren’t technically slips, but I thought they were close enough (and lovely enough) to make the cut. Just click the photo to be taken to the listing.

Juel Park for Bergdorf Goodman Silk Slip - $325.00

Juel Park for Bergdorf Goodman Silk Chiffon Slip – $325.00

Fischer Navy Blue Full Slip - $168.00

Fischer Navy Blue Full Slip – $168.00

Melisande for B. Altman Silk Satin Teddy - $165.00

Melisande for B. Altman Silk Satin Teddy – $165.00

Sheer Silk Gold & Navy Blue Lace Step Teddy - $124.00

Sheer Silk Gold & Navy Blue Lace Step Teddy – $124.00

Wonder Maid Black Silk Slip - $75.00

Wonder Maid Black Silk Slip – $75.00

Vintage Grey/Pink/Beige Nylon Slip - $68.00

Vintage Grey/Pink/Beige Nylon Slip – $68.00

Vintage Beige Embroidered Half Slip - $42.00

Vintage Beige Embroidered Half Slip – $42.00

Vintage 1950's White Full Slip - $26.00

Vintage 1950’s White Full Slip – $26.00

1960's Embroidered Applique Slip - $25.00

1960’s Embroidered Applique Slip – $25.00

Vintage Nylon Black Full Slip - $25.00

Vintage Nylon Black Full Slip – $25.00

Vassarette Full Nylon and Lace Slip - $25.00

Vassarette Full Nylon and Lace Slip – $25.00

1960's Pastel Yellow Slip - $24.00

1960’s Pastel Yellow Slip – $24.00

Cora

Cora

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.

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Lingerie Sale Spotlight: Plus Size Lingerie

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When it comes to lingerie, plus size customers are a consistently underserved demographic. Not only are there fewer pieces to choose from, the items that are out there aren’t always very good quality. While buying custom (such as from Etsy) is always an option, that can be an intimidating process all on its own, especially if you’re new to lingerie. This month’s Lingerie Sale Spotlight focuses on plus sized items. I’ve tried to pull a range of pieces that, in my opinion, are genuinely pretty, but as always, please do keep in mind that available sizing may be limited. Part of why items go on sale is because they’ve been discontinued, so if you see something you like, and it is available in your size it’s always better to buy sooner rather than later.

If you identify as a plus sized lingerie addict, where are your favorite places to shop? Any brands that you find work better than others?

Panache Sculptresse Bra & Brief. Was $102.12. Now $40.31.

Panache Sculptresse Bra & Brief. Was $102.12. Now $40.31.

Elomi Maria Babydoll. Was $107.49. Now $75.24.

Elomi Maria Babydoll. Was $107.49. Now $75.24.

Curvy Kate Ritzy Babydoll. Was $99.99. Now $69.99 (CAD)

Curvy Kate Ritzy Babydoll. Was $99.99. Now $69.99 (CAD)

Kaili Plus Size Red Bustier. Was $37.99. Now $19.00.

Kaili Plus Size Red Bustier. Was $37.99. Now $19.00.

Ayanna Plus Size Ivory Bustier. Was $83.99.  Now $42.00.

Ayanna Plus Size Ivory Bustier. Was $83.99. Now $42.00.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Boyshort. Was $35.00. Now $26.95.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Boyshort. Was $35.00. Now $26.95.

Secrets in Lace Tailored Pajama. Was $89.00. Now $62.30.

Secrets in Lace Tailored Pajama. Was $89.00. Now $62.30.

Cora

Cora

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.

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Sale Lingerie of the Week: Playful Promises ‘Marsha’ Sequin Print Set

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It looks like Kiss Me Deadly isn’t the only person having a massive flash sale this week; Playful Promises is also unloading a ton of stock which means massive deals for lingerie addicts! I like the Playful Promises aesthetic because it’s fun and accessible while being just a bit flirty. They’ve always struck me as a very fun designer brand, especially if you’re just getting starting to get into more fashion-oriented lingerie. So if you’ve been wanting to give them a try, now’s the time.

While there were a lot of items I could’ve picked from the flash sale, the lingerie set that felt most “spring-like” to me was the Marsha Sequin Print Bra & Knicker. I wouldn’t go for sequins on my lingerie, but these almost look like an abstracted floral print. It doesn’t read “showgirl” or “Vegas.” In fact, the slightly retro style almost feels a bit 60’s era mod to me.

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All the items in this range are 50% off, and besides the bra, there’s also a choice of a high waist brief or hipster brief. The bra is available up to size 36DD, and the knickers up to size XL (UK 16/US 12). As with all sale items, you should assume sizes and quantities are limited, so it’s always best to buy sooner rather than later if you see something you like.

What are your thoughts on the Marsha set? And have you ever tried Playful Promises?

Cora

Cora

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