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The pearl thong is a notorious piece of lingerie. Designed primarily for stimulation, rather than comfort or style, it seemingly represents the more sex-focused side of the lingerie industry. People (always men, in my experience) would call the lingerie store I used to work at asking if we carried pearl thongs. They’re mostly marketed as gifts, rather than something a lingerie-wearer would purchase for themselves. In my opinion, it’s the epitome of the male gaze in lingerie: overtly sexual marketing and designed entirely for sexual purposes – without the wearer’s comfort in mind.

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Fashion is all about what’s new and what’s next, and lingerie is no exception. And the latest trend of the moment is high-neck bras. A natural offshoot from the bralette trend with its emphasis on visible little details and innerwear-as-outerwear versatility, high-neck bras offer a multitude of new styling options for those who feel exhausted by the strappy trend or bored by the basic triangle cup. And, of course, high-neck bras are a perfect fit halterneck dresses and tops.

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Valentine’s Day is both my most favorite and least favorite holiday. I hate how it encourages clich├ęd forms of obligatory, performative “romance” popularized to improve greeting card sales. On the other hand, I love twee heart motifs, big bouquets of fresh flowers, pink chocolate boxes, excessive kissing, and, of course, fancy lingerie.

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Last year, I skipped doing the Valentine’s Day Shopping Guides. Between moving to California, traveling to the Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris, and then attending Curve in New York, I just felt too overwhelmed. But I realized, right around the time I usually would have been writing the guides, that I missed doing them.

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Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Yandy.com Valentine’s Day is a big deal in the lingerie industry. In fact, the three months of December, January, and February are basically the most important months of the year. Why? Because this is when people want to treat themselves, when they want to try something different and when they’re willing to set aside a bit of money to splurge on something special. And […]

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