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Disclosure: This lingerie was purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own. When I first saw it in photos, the ‘La Naissance de Venus gown’ left me swooning. Truly, it’s one of the most beautiful pieces of lingerie design I’ve ever witnessed. The combination of sheer tulle, intricate black embroidery and a decadently voluminous skirt ticked all of my lingerie buttons. I. D. Sarrieri is one of those […]

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One of our previous “Best of Lingerie” winners, Tisja Damen first caught our eye with intricate patchwork lingerie that was more akin textile art than intimates. I fell in love with their unique, directional approach, and I’ve been checking in on the brand ever sense. In a way, it’s almost harder when you debut with such a strong perspective. People expect brilliance, and that can be a difficult bar to achieve season after season. Fortunately for the lingerie world, Tisja Damen manages to clear it easily.

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For several seasons now, I’ve been enamored of Harlow & Fox’s gorgeous full bust lingerie. Crafted from sumptuous fabrics and exquisite laces, Harlow & Fox Director Leanna Williams pushes the envelope of what lingerie tailored for DD+ cups can be. I talk to so many people who believe lingerie for larger busts has to sacrifice glamour for fit and that any bra beyond a D cup must be plain, boring, and beige. Ms. Williams proves that there is elegant lingerie available in this size range, and I have no problems admitting I wish my bust was a little bit larger so I could take advantage of these brilliant pieces.

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At $13.47, Ann Summers’ Sicily Underwired Bra is an amazing deal. I mean, this is the definition of a perfect little splurge. Even if you buy it, and it’s not quite what you hoped for, you’re out maybe $20, including shipping. That’s not bad for giving a brand a try and maybe discovering a few favorite. Personally, I adore the colorful, floral embroidered details on the Sicily bra. The brand […]

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A little more than a year ago, a young designer, Cristina Aielli, approached me at The Oxford Conference of Corsetry, to ask if I’d be willing to take a look at one of her designs. She was very shy, completely unassuming, and I remember how we went to a little tucked away area because she was worried about showing her work in front of others (last year’s attendees included the […]

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