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The power of an exceptionally well-executed lookbook cannot be denied. Through superb styling and a creative lens, it becomes a vehicle for storytelling. Rather than being hemmed in by producing biannual lookbooks to promote Spring and Fall collections, Between the Sheets releases seasonal lifestyle campaigns that evoke a wonderful sense of nostalgia, cozy interludes at home and lazy weekends away. They have us pining for these moments of escape from […]

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It’s rare when a lingerie brand makes a debut that is so distinctive, so unexpected, that you just know they’re going to be big. Marie Yat is an exciting new label that blends the line between lingerie and unisex underwear, creating androgynous pieces that are sleek and sophisticated. Designs are deconstructed to promote a sense of individuality, with perfectly imperfect details such as ripped bindings, graphic cutaways, and asymmetrical piecework. […]

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Nothing sculpts the body as quickly and effectively as a well-made corset. Unfortunately, because modern clothes are often cut to a very straight proportion, the effect is often lost just as quickly. If you’ve been waist training and find your corset styling efforts thwarted by the loose waistlines of your clothes, then this is the post for you! Here are several corset accessories I’ve used to great effect to show off my cinched […]

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I don’t know what’s caused it, but lately I’ve been majorly into beige, tearose, and blush lingerie. After years of actively avoiding anything beige (at least partially because of how it’s always advertised as ‘nude’), I feel as though I’ve rediscovered the color. Despite the marketing, beige, blush, and soft rose are so much more than “invisible” colors for certain skintones. These shades can be elegant, timeless, glamorous even, and […]

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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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The best luxury lingerie is more than just fine materials and stellar craftsmanship. It is an Experience with a capital E. It thrills, excites, and seduces the senses. It is a feast for the eyes and the flesh. Edge O’Beyond is such a label. Decadent lace bras and knickers are transformed into showcase pieces through the innovative use of detachable jewelry chains that turn the body into works of art. […]

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The last steamy days of summer call for easy-breezy lingerie. Lightweight bralettes made special with touches of silk and eyelash lace really up the glamour factor. Top them with delicate chains and crystals that catch the sunshine, and it will feel like the romance of summer never ends. A dreamy new collection by New York-based Uye Surana is an ode to everyone’s favorite season. Titled Luminary City, designer Monica Wesley […]

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Corsets are complex beasts! Their creation requires not only exacting techniques, but some specialized components as well. Today I’m going to discuss the basic elements of a corset in their most common forms. As corsets have such a long history and can be assembled with a range of techniques, there are plenty of variations on these parts. Here I’ll be focusing on the most widely used types. Understanding basic corset construction can […]

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Personal preference aside, American society believes breasts should look a certain way. They should be smooth, separated, perky half-spheres that ignore gravity and have no visible nipples, else people perceive them as looking vulgar, obvious, or strange. But this preference for the gravity-defying, no-nipple look hasn’t always existed. The first part of this series examined the changing ideals of breast shape in America, from the 1920s to the 1950s. The second part continues […]

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In an industry that usually plays it safe, shying away from bold prints and silhouettes and compromising on sizing, Playful Promises is breaking the mold. This independent brand has been slowly growing, developing a distinctive point of view while embracing its commitment to expanding its full bust offerings. Their Spring/Summer 2016 collection is a delightfully fashion forward blend of retro and modern, whimsical and classic, edgy and romantic. Several core […]

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