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The corsetmaking community, in my experience, strives to be very inclusive. In making a product that is both intimate and highly customized, corsetmakers work with not just a full range of body sizes and shapes, but also a diverse array of  gender and sexual identities. A corset has the potential to be a powerful garment for a trans woman. A corset’s advantages lie most obviously in its physical effects, by […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. Have you ever woken up in the morning and simply couldn’t find anything to wear? Have you ever experienced this problem because everything that touches your skin feels uncomfortable? It’s something I struggle with regularly, because I suffer from hypersensitivity. It was a long time before I accepted that I had hypersensitivity. I thought I just had occasionally sensitive skin. In my mind, I […]

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When buying a corset, there are many types of corset available for purchase – and I don’t just mean the diverse styles! Between the factory produced and the handmade options, your head could spin with the acronyms, turnarounds, and fit options… so let’s break these levels of purchase down into a handy glossary, shall we? Standard Fit Off the Rack / OTR: Also known as “Off the Peg,” an off […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. I don’t know about you, but I’m in the midst of an Empire withdrawal right now. That show had me hooked every week like clockwork, and I lived, I mean lived, for the lingerie moments. Over the course of the season, I saw everything from La Perla to Victoria’s Secret to Whimsy to Stella McCartney. That high-low mix, the combination of the luxurious […]

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A few weeks ago, in what can only be described as a fit of obsession, I spent several hours scouring Etsy for gorgeous vintage slips and adding them to my favorites list. Though you may not know it, slips were my introduction to the world of vintage lingerie. Affordable, accessible, and heart-meltingly beautiful, vintage slips were my nightwear and loungewear of choice for years. Even now, when I’m feeling especially […]

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In the United States, February is officially Black History Month. It’s also the month for Valentine’s Day, and, in terms of fashion, February also happens to include New York Fashion Week and Lingerie Market. It’s a busy time with a unique confluence of events… which is why I thought it might be fun/interesting to do a blog post dedicated to lingerie designers who also identify as black. Yet there’s also […]

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means people all over are thinking about what to wear, what to gift, or just how they want to treat themselves this year. No matter which direction you need to go, corsets definitely make a statement, but they’re definitely not the most straightforward thing to buy. You’ll need to carefully consider a corset’s unique sizing (unrelated to dress or bra size) and […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. Our fourth holiday lingerie shopping guide of the week is here, and today’s edition is all about gorgeous lingerie between $250 and $499. I like this price point because you can get something that’s custom made and truly just for you in some of the finest materials the lingerie world has to offer (think sumptuous silks, luxurious laces, and amazing design details like […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Our third shopping guide of the week is live, and I’m featuring some of my favorite finds in the $100 to $249 range. This is around the price point where the category “luxury” lingerie starts; you begin to see a lot of the unique details that can make lingerie truly special. However, these prices aren’t yet so outrageous that they begin to resemble a […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.  We hope you enjoyed our $49 and Under Lingerie Guide! Our second holiday lingerie shopping guide of the week is here, and today’s edition is all about gorgeous lingerie between $50 and $99.00. I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Come back tomorrow for our third lingerie guide of the week (the halfway point!) for gifts between […]

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