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Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Bettie Page Lingerie by Playful Promises. If you’re just looking for the lookbook and fit notes, scroll to the bottom! Josephine Baker. Dorothy Dandridge. Eartha Kitt. Lena Horne. Billie Holiday. Tina Turner. Iman. These women were the faces of glamour in my childhood. Beautiful, iconic women who were not only black, but also massively talented and gorgeous to boot. They were a balm to […]

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Sam Conover is the owner of Broad Lingerie, a brick and mortar boutique in Toronto, Canada, that specializes in bras and swimwear for fuller busts. When Sam’s not working she spends her time making art and thinking about vintage plastics. Once upon a time I decided to listen to the little voice in my head that whispered “imagine opening your own lingerie store.” My store is now over a year […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Fact: people still handmake every single item of clothing we wear – including lingerie. Whether it’s a luxurious $180 silk bra or a pair of $2.50 cotton panties you wear to work, every single item in your underwear drawer was made by human hands. Budget lingerie is priced so low in part because of the low cost of labor in many countries, but also […]

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Jeanna Kadlec is the owner of Bluestockings Boutique, the first-ever lingerie boutique geared to the LGBTQIA+ community. She lives in Brooklyn. When I first opened my store, Bluestockings, in April 2015, I wanted to exclusively stock brands that shared my commitment to ethical manufacturing. In my research, I learned the reason so many companies moved their manufacturing from the United States and Europe to Southeast Asia, China, Morocco and Latin […]

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Once upon a time, Frederick’s of Hollywood was the biggest name in American lingerie. Founded by Frederick Mellinger in 1947 (who, among other things, is credited with inventing the push-up bra, padded bra, and padded girdle), Frederick’s brought scandalously sexy lingerie to the homes of millions of people across America.

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