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When presented with a collection of white lingerie, it’s so easy to lapse into the wedding trope. Nuptials and bridal bliss and dream days and all that. While Serène Intimates could certainly do amazing things for one’s bridal trousseau (goodness knows I treated myself to a few exceptional pieces when I wed), it seems almost unfair to shortchange the label in this way. After all, one of TLA’s core principles […]

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It’s time for The Lingerie Addict’s brief annual foray into the world of men’s underwear. While TLA is a fashion blog more or less written with women in mind, when I see a great pair of knickers for dudes, that little detail won’t stop me from writing about them here. In a word (or three actually), I love Menagerie. Though lace was historically a part of men and women’s dress […]

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For rather obvious reasons, I’m not the sort of person who’s seduced by fantasies of time travel. I love a good costume drama (the wardrobe in Outlander is outstanding this season, by the way), but I have no desire to live in any century other than the one we’re in right now. Well, that’s not quite right. I’m super curious about the time period around the year 25,000 BCE, but […]

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Bebaroque and TLA have a bit of a history. Many of you know I started as a stockings blogger, and they were one of the very first lingerie brands I talked about way back in 2008. In an industry that more or less focuses on sheer pantyhose or opaque tights, Bebaroque made their mark with hosiery featuring unique, jaw-dropping, completely unapologetic prints, meant to be seen and styled as the […]

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[Disclosure: These items were sent to me free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own.] I wear a lot of pink. Like, a lot. The desk where I’m writing this is pink, my hair is usually a little pink, and yep, most of my lingerie is pink. So naturally, when The Pink Pantaloon Co. introduced themselves, I was all. over. it. An entirely pink lingerie company? Yes, please. All of […]

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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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Syncope. That’s the official term for feeling breathless or lightheaded or like one is about to faint, and I also believe it’s the perfect word to describe I felt when I first saw Karolina Laskowska’s ‘Celestial Bodies’ collection. I sometimes worry I’m overly effusive on TLA. The internet favors cynicism, a frosty veneer of unimpressedness that takes great pains to never get too excited. When I say a collection makes […]

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I’m often envious of ‘cool girl’ style. That ability to just put together an outfit, to look effortlessly chic with a recognizable personal style is a skill I’ve not quite mastered. Oh, I definitely have a lingerie style, more or less, (lots of black, if you want to call it a style), but my outerwear is super heavy on the jeans and t-shirts end of things. I keep telling myself […]

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One of the things I love most about running TLA is discovering new brands. There’s just something viscerally thrilling – electric almost – about finding a label with that unquantifiable “it-factor.” Even if it’s their very first collection, even if they’re still working through their exact vision, you can just tell who’s on the way to something unique and interesting. I love that moment. I live for that moment. And […]

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