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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. The nights are growing longer. The weather’s getting cooler. And lingerie is going darker. While I love a floral print or sherbert pastel as much as the next person, Autumn/Winter with its deep tones and rich textures is my favorite season for lingerie. Spring/Summer designs tend to be about lightness, airiness, and delicacy, but I feel like the Autumn/Winter revolves around heavier laces […]

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Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links Journelle’s Emerging Designers Program is back for a second time, and I am incredibly excited to see this boutique continue their mission of supporting and featuring indie designers. It’s easy for any lingerie shop, but especially one with Journelle’s cachet and reputation, to simply stock the same labels as everyone else. But they’ve chosen to go in a different direction, and that’s a wonderful […]

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Candy floss, kitten noses, and summer sunsets… some of the best parts of life are pink. I’m sort of notorious for my love of pretty pink things, so when Cora suggested I blog about my favorite pink bras, I was super excited! But since I wear around a 32G, I’m more limited in my selection of cute fashion bras than someone who is a core size. This requires me to be much more selective in the […]

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As you may have guessed, lingerie market is an incredibly busy time of year. Between attending Curve (the major lingerie tradeshow), visiting ateliers, and going to all the meetups (such as the one TLA hosted last season for POC and LGBTQIA lingerie professionals), the week is packed solid. Every year, there are brands I miss out on because there’s just too much to see at once, but this year I […]

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Empreinte is one of those brands that everyone in the lingerie industry knows and loves, but that outsiders (like myself) often have a hard time getting. It was years before I was able to look beyond the ornate European lace and embroidery, and truly understand what made their bras so extraordinary. When it comes to full bust bra design, Empreinte is a master, and I’m not just talking about the […]

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[Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.] Thanks to airline credit cards, the flexible schedule of a freelancer, and generous friends with couches, I’m able to travel pretty frequently, but packing is always a struggle. Who knows what could happen on holiday! What if it’s too cold for my sandals? Or I’m invited to a secret ball? Or my flight is rerouted abroad and I find true love and get married in […]

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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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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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I’ve written repeatedly about how the full bust and plus size lingerie portions of the lingerie industry have changed wildly since I started writing here. I write a lot about things like sizing expansions and marketing campaigns around here, but the styles of lingerie available have also expanding rapidly from what was available several years ago. Full bust and plus size customers now have access to bondage inspired pieces, to […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links While this is the time of year to preview lingerie trends for next season, even I have to admit that lingerie is truly seasonless attire. Though lingerie professionals and trend forecasters talk about certain prints and trims being “in” or “out,” the fact of the matter is no one cares if a bra is a season or three out of date. So long […]

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