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As my thoughts drift to the first summer spent in my new home, I can’t but feel excited at the thought of updating my predominately gray and black wardrobe with brighter, more climate-appropriate pieces. After years of carrying a black hoodie “just in case” and avoiding silk lest it be marred by rain showers, I am luxuriating in the thought of a dresser full of camisoles, slip dresses, and other […]

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The Las Vegas International Lingerie Show is a bit of an odd beast. Despite the word “international” in the name, it’s primarily a tradeshow for all the inexpensive, sexy brands based out of Southern California, names like Leg Avenue, Seven ’til Midnight, iCollection and Coquette. For years now, ILS has been trying to brand itself as an alternative to Curve, the boutique-oriented, luxury lingerie tradeshow I attend in New York […]

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Panache Lingerie Body positivity is all the rage in the lingerie industry right now, but, unfortunately, many ‘bodyposi’ initiatives fall a bit flat when you take a closer look. While it’s certainly impossible for any one brand to do everything, brands that are taking great strides to diversify what we see in the lingerie world should be applauded, and Panache is exactly one such […]

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Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Eucalan Lingerie wash is the sort of product most people don’t understand the point of. “What’s wrong with regular laundry detergent?” is a typical question. “Why is lingerie wash so expensive?” is often next. But lingerie is unique in the world of fashion, and in the same way a leather handbag or a pair of pearl earrings would require special treatment, so too does […]

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Spring is in full bloom, and it’s for a change in lingerie. I’ve loved Harlow & Fox’s Anastasia robe ever since I first laid eyes on it at Spring/Summer 2015 lingerie market. While the brand is known for luxury full bust bras (DD-G cup sizes) and dramatic lace trim robes, to me, the Anastasia robe captures the essence of Harlow & Fox…especially since it’s something that can be worn by […]

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It’s been a month or since this season’s CurveNY, and I’ve honestly been struggling with if I should even write a trend report this year. Last season, I mentioned how the New York tradeshow isn’t really the place to see what’s new and exciting in the lingerie world. Yes, it is definitely the place to get a sneak peek at what’s coming up in stores and boutiques (which is still […]

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It’s an unusual experience for people who wear over a D cup to go into a store and be able to try on *any* style they like. But more and more, fashionable brands are expanding into fuller cup sizes, meaning the cute bras at department stores and lingerie boutiques fit more people. Brands that previously made only “core sizes” (typically 32A through 36D or DD) started noticing that boutiques use sizing […]

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Yandy.com After over a decade of offering practically every kind of sexy lingerie under the sun, Yandy.com is showing there’s still room to expand and innovate by debuting their first-ever, in-house designed bra collection for Spring 2016. Considering recent industry developments, and in particular, the rise of the lingerie start-up, it makes perfect sense for Yandy to diversify their private label lingerie collection with […]

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This is a journey following the life of not just a custom corset, not just a bridal corset, but one of my own wedding corsets. (Yes, I had two.) I feel so incredibly fortunate (dare I even say blessed?) to have what I truly believe is one of the most beautiful and unique corsets in the world. For my wedding reception, I wore a corset that was a collaboration between […]

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Disclosure: These items were sent to me free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Sock It To Me is a brand based in Portland, Oregon. I recognized them from their days in the sock-only trade: I was, and am, a big consumer of novelty socks. Their designs are quirky, often inspired by popular culture, and the quality of their products tends to be pretty high (the store’s […]

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