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Note: Some photos below may be NSFW. Truth be told, I’m not quite sure where to begin with this article. I feel like I should start by thanking Sweets, the lingerie blogger (and awesome human being) who came up with this whole idea, but a simple ‘thank you’ doesn’t quite convey the depth of my feeling here. The photoshoot in this article is one of the most special experiences I’ve […]

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Today’s guest post is by Mette Sofia Hänninen aka Miss Sophie Cake writes a full-bust focused lingerie blog called Two Cakes on a Plate. In addition to lush lingerie, she holds a passion for psychology (her major in Uni), pinup fashion, makeup, and other artistry. Mette aspires to be an art therapist one day, because creativity is everything. Being a lingerie blogger means all sorts of things in practice and […]

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If you’ve been on social media over the past few days, you’ve probably seen several references to the newest plus size lingerie fashion campaign by Lane Bryant, using the #PlusisEqual tag. This all started with a mysterious ad that appeared in Vogue featured plus size women (the only part of the September Vogue that featured plus size women, by the way) and was later revealed to be a new campaign […]

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It’s been a dynamite couple of years for Aerie, American Eagle’s lingerie and intimate apparel sub-brand. Their Aerie Real campaign, launched in 2014, has received almost universal accolades, with a number of media outlets praising the brand’s “refreshing” approach and “realness.” TLA covered the Aerie Real campaign back in January of last year. While I commended the campaign’s ethnic diversity (always a welcome sight in the lingerie world), my general […]

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You’ve heard of the Kentucky Derby, and the city of Derby, but how about roller derby? It is a typically all-female contact sport, made popular in the 1930s, with a group of spunky women roller skating around a track and duking it out to get to the front of the pack. Roller derby has seen a resurgence in the last 10 years and has become a popular sport recognized around […]

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Personal preference aside, American society believes breasts should look a certain way. They should be smooth, separated, perky half-spheres that ignore gravity and have no visible nipples, else people perceive them as looking vulgar, obvious, or strange. But this preference for the gravity-defying, no-nipple look hasn’t always existed. The first part of this series examined the changing ideals of breast shape in America, from the 1920s to the 1950s. The second part continues […]

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There’s an unfortunate misconception that corsets can only be worn by certain body types. Often when I am working an event (as opposed to in front of a sewing machine), I will hear the following sentence: “They won’t have a corset that fits me, I’m too…” But let me be clear. Just as there’s no such thing as a “bikini body,” there’s no requirement for any dimension or proportion for you to wear a […]

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Vintage-inspired lingerie is all over the market right now, from 1950s-inspired lace and tassels to high-cut 80s-style bodysuits, but the most popular bras from mainstream manufacturers in the US disregard the silhouettes of the past and create just one shape: globular. Personal preference aside, American society tells us breasts should look a certain way. A quick glance online through the lingerie section of a department store or clothing retailer’s bra section online like […]

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Women with fuller figures are often taught to feel like we should compensate for the fact that our bodies are bigger. There is a very narrow idea of what an “acceptable” plus size body looks like, so many of us are proud of our thin legs, our round butts or our big breasts, and often feel as if they’re our redeeming qualities, to “make up” for the rest of our […]

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Today’s guest article is by Sam Conover, a bra fitter, blogger and instagrammer from Secrets from Your Sister, a bra fitting boutique in Toronto, Canada. I have worked as a fitter at Secrets for Your Sister for over ten years and consider myself a bra fitting advocate. I strongly believe that a well-fitted bra can be beneficial to comfort, physical health, and even emotional health. I also consider myself an […]

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