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Now that summer’s winding down, and the Fall/Winter lingerie season is ramping up, the lingerie industry is turning it’s attention towards all things navy, black, and beige. But I’m not quite ready to give up my florals and pastels. With nine months of Seattle rain looming, even a little bit of cheerfulness goes a long way. I first heard about ColieCo through Tumblr, and since I’m actually visiting the UK […]

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For someone who only occasionally makes it into the water, I spend a lot of time looking at swimsuits. While I confess I don’t know nearly as much about swim as I do about intimate apparel, the more I research and learn and discover new designers, the more intrigued I am. Like lingerie, the world of swim is deceptively complex. Not only does swimwear have to be fashionable, comfortable, and […]

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Note: Some images in this article may not be safe for work. I’ve talked lots in the past about how small indie designers are driving innovations in plus size lingerie, so I wanted to take some time over the next few months to spotlight some of the best ones. We’re starting today with RavenDreams, a plus size luxury lingerie business that does everything right as far as I’m concerned. RavenDreams […]

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I love custom lingerie. It’s great if you’re a non-standard shape or want the perfect piece that just isn’t available on the market right now in your size range. Over the years I’ve definitely developed a routine that I follow when I order a new custom piece, so I thought today I’d put together a guide for everyone else. This contains both the basics and some more detailed dos and […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. Bodysuits are the sorts of items I see all the time, but rarely hear about people wearing. They’ve experienced a bit of a resurgence lately, with retailers offering more and varied styles, but many people understandably find them a bit awkward and hard to mix into a lingerie wardrobe. While I’m no stylist, I went through a bodysuit phase years ago, and I […]

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Here in Seattle around this time of year, the sun is up at 5:00 a.m. and setting after 9:00 p.m. While I love those long days (it’s still light enough to read by at 10:00 p.m. during the height of summer), they can wreak havoc on your body clock… especially if you happen to have an east-facing window. When I worked nights, which was for much of my professional career, […]

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Though I’m quite happy with my size, there’s one particular time when I wish I could alter my dimensions a little, and it’s when a stunningly beautiful lingerie sample becomes available for sale. Sharp-eyed lingerie addicts may recognize Selina Bond from last year’s De Montfort University Lingerie Graduates article. Her ‘Bella Suora’ collection was inspired by Italian widows and nuns, and the inimitable Threnody in Velvet even modeled several of […]

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Peak comic con season is rapidly approaching, and if you’ve not yet put together your costume, there’s still time to start. A catsuit or bodysuit is the perfect foundation piece for many comic book, video game, and fantasy characters. You can add your own accessories, such as gun holsters or a wig, and transform into almost anyone! TLA published an extensive guide to cosplay lingerie last year, but just as […]

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It’s been a couple of years since we’ve last talked about Nakimuli here on TLA, and in that time, this Brooklyn-based label has only further refined its aesthetic. Designed by Tennille Nakimuli Shanae McMillan, Nakimuli (which is a Ugandan word for flower) is fashion designed by and for “America’s Funky Sweetheart.” There’s a lot to love about Nakimuli’s Berry Convertible Swimsuit, a vibrant reworking of their classic Bright Delight Convertible […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. Now that the Spring/Summer fashion season is in full swing, many of the pieces I saw at last year’s lingerie market are available to buy. The funny thing about fashion is that it’s always about the next new thing. Sometimes I catch myself thinking too far ahead (I’m already seeing sneak previews for Spring/Summer 2016!), and then I have to remind myself that […]

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