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Ethically-made, customizable lingerie for plus sizes is nearly unheard of. However, when one of plus size fashion’s biggest bloggers gets involved, it’s a serious game-changer for the industry. That’s exactly what happened when New York-based lingerie brand, Impish Lee, teamed up with Corissa Enneking of Fat Girl Flow for a fully customizable 16-piece collection, which launched February 13. Although the collection is made in sizes 0-30 and 28A-44J, any piece can be made […]

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A new year calls for new underwear. And, if you’re like a lot of us, it also calls for a personal ethics check. What sort of companies do we want to support? Where is our money going? What matters when we buy our clothing? Crafting an ethically-made intimates wardrobe might seem daunting, but ethical lingerie isn’t hard to find. Lingerie lovers have access to many ethically-manufactured, relatively affordable lingerie labels […]

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This may surprise you, but I don’t buy a lot of lingerie anymore. At least, I don’t buy as much as I used to when I first started blogging. Like most people, I have my tried-and-true favorites I buy again and again (such as the Natori Feathers). And also like most people, I’m reluctant to try a new brand if I can’t be confident of the fit and quality. There’s […]

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The retail industry is changing quickly and so many ethically-made lingerie lines are slowing production or shuttering completely because of it. It’s expensive to manufacture lingerie in a responsible way and many consumers don’t want to pay the higher rates, instead preferring to bargain shop with discount codes from budget apparel lines. So, I’m not gonna lie. It wasn’t super easy to come up with a beautiful, nicely-sized, not-too-expensive, new-item-filled, […]

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Lingerie is, in some ways, the art of making complicated garments look easy. We’ve talked often on TLA (and elsewhere) about how time, research and expertise is involved in making lingerie, but the end result looks deceptively effortless. In some ways, that’s a shame because it means most people aren’t able to fully appreciate just how much care and attention went into their undergarments. The very best lingerie designers – […]

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