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I’ve spent a lot of time recently pondering the term ‘handmade’; it’s a difficult word to dissect at the best of times but becomes particularly complex in the realm of lingerie. As a lingerie designer, a large part of my brand currently relies on the notion that my products are ‘handmade’. Almost every garment that leaves my studio doors was sewn by me from start to finish. Yet as we […]

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This week’s Lingerie of the Week is brought to you courtesy of Denocte, who writes the lingerie blog Kurvendiskussionen (and has been killing it lately). For 2015, I wanted to do something kinda sorta Halloween-themed on TLA, but I didn’t want to do anything really costumey. That may sound counterintuitive (especially if you’re new to The Lingerie Addict and were hoping for a Halloween costume guide), but traditional “sexy costumes” […]

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I have a rather… excessively large number of drafts saved in the backend of TLA right now. Most of them are about big picture ideas or concepts that take a while to parse (because I am apparently the slowest writer in the world and it takes me a while to figure out what I actually want to say), but in between toying with phrases and doing extra research, I’m still […]

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Now that summer’s winding down, and the Fall/Winter lingerie season is ramping up, the lingerie industry is turning its 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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