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There’s perhaps no topic more fraught around these parts than the subject of cheap lingerie. In 2015, we devoted a lot of digital ink to discussing why lingerie costs what it does. Karolina broke down the prices for the individual components of her best-selling bra. Quinne discussed how much lingerie designers really make, destroying the notion that everyone in the intimate apparel industry is sitting on piles of money. Rose […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. Our second Holiday Lingerie Shopping Guide of the year is live and this one is all about perfect gifts between the price points of $50 and $99.99. This price range is a bit of lingerie sweet spot… low enough that it’s not an outrageous amount of money but high enough to buy something truly special if you so choose. There are small, indie […]

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It’s time for TLA’s annual Holiday Lingerie Shopping Guides!!! These shopping guides are honestly one of my most favorite things to do. Not only is it fun to search out new brands, styles and designers to share with you here, I also love it when people say these guides helped them find the perfect piece of lingerie. As always, I don’t see our shopping guides as the “be all, end […]

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Disclosure: I received these items free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Seemingly overnight, San Francisco snapped from Indian summer to the briskness of late fall. No more sundresses and flats – hello scarves, turtlenecks, and of course… cute tights. Fiore hosiery sent me three pantyhose samples to review, retailing from $6.95-$8.95. I also have one pair of Fiore tights which I had already purchased. Fit Fiore […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. It’s officially sweatshirt season where I live, which means I care even less than usual about making sure I’m wearing the “right” bra and more than ever about wearing what’s comfortable. While I’ve shared a few of my fave choices for comfy underwear on TLA, I’ve never really shared my favorite bras. Despite having an absolutely massive lingerie collection (which shouldn’t be a […]

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Now that we’re getting back into the seasons of cooler temperatures and long pants, I’ve been thinking a lot about comfortable underwear. While my personal taste tends to lean towards the frillier stuff, I know cooler weather is a time when people tend to restock the basics. This list includes everything from handmade black mesh panties to novelty panties. All of the pieces on this list fall into the $12 […]

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I ducked over to Figleaves’ clearance section for the first time in along time today, and was pleasantly blown away. I don’t know if you’ve checked them out lately, but there are some serious deals to be found at the moment including the half cup bra above which is on sale for… $8.00. Very often, conversations about lingerie lament the cost. Particularly for bras, experimentation is a tedious and time-consuming […]

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Maybe it’s just the fact that I want to save up for a nice vacation, but after years of feeling disenchanted with the world of budget lingerie, I find myself newly excited again. Some of that, I’m sure, has to do with the size range available in this sector. While many ‘straight size’ brands are reluctant to expand into plus sizing (and even the ones that have often refuse to […]

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Bluebella is a relative newcomer to the lingerie scene, but they’ve already carved out a niche in the domain of budget-friendly lingerie. The lingerie industry, like the rest of the fashion world, is experiencing a hollowing-out of sorts. Luxury brands are doing very well, and inexpensive brands are doing very well…but everyone in between is struggling to maintain market share. In this kind of economic climate, a new brand that […]

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Way back, essentially a lifetime ago in internet time, I used to publish answers to questions that I received on TLA’s other social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. I moved away from doing that (I’m not sure why… I think I just got distracted), but I still regularly answer reader questions in all of those places. It’s a lot of fun seeing what people have been thinking about and […]

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