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Disclosure: This set was purchased by The Lingerie Addict for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own. Chantal Thomass is hands down one of my all-time favourite luxury lingerie labels. The French designer’s eponymous label was founded in 1975, and although the company is now owned by the Chantelle group, Thomass still plays a prominent role in the brand. The company is is renowned for its flirtatious and […]

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Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Brayola Lingerie startups are all the rage right now. Every month it seems there’s a new one, promising to change the way we shop for bras forever. Yet very few companies can deliver on this promise, and eventually they fade away, having made little – if any – impact on the lingerie industry. Well Brayola is here to change all that. How? By using […]

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Loveday London made a major splash when it first launched in 2014. From their debut collection, the brand’s aesthetic was developed and iconic. Their tagline, ‘Hardcore Romance,’ captured the label’s trademark pairing of harsh leather with soft laces, silks and embroideries. Loveday London’s imagery also evokes a lush and opulent lifestyle, with the lingerie styled alongside their coordinating product ranges of cushions, blankets and candles.

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One of my first lingerie shopping experiences was at Kaori’s Closet Tokyo in NYC. A sweet little boutique on Houston, Kaori’s Closet offered fancifully-decorated Japanese lingerie, otherwise unavailable in the US, and pretty loungewear from international indie lines. With bras covered in engineered floral embroidery, 3D lace appliques, textured elastics, and perfectly-placed rhinestones, the shop was overtly girly and definitely over the top.

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Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Audrey Olivia. After decades of neglect, the lingerie industry has finally caught on to the idea that “nude” is more than beige. Suddenly, there’s a veritable cornucopia of brands, new and old alike, offering bras, panties, hosiery and shapewear in a range of deeper, darker tones. However, it’s also true that many of the brands retail at higher, more premium price point. There are […]

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