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Shopping for lingerie and sleepwear, as opposed to bras, can be freeing as you’re less limited by traditional requirements for functional elements. You aren’t bound by the need of endless seaming and underwires because the intent of the item is different. However, it can still sometimes become a microcosm of what it’s like to shop while fat, period. Retailers tend to latch onto an aesthetic, usually well behind the popularity […]

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This lingerie directory has been compiled by Source Du Mal, a young lingerie enthusiast from Chicago who is an avid advocate for plus size and full bust options in lingerie. I have had many conversations on Twitter about bras and have seen many industry figures speak about the public perception about bras and the seeming divide between the consumer and the perceived ‘appropriate cost’ of bras. One major issue that […]

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Someone once asked me what my biggest vice was. Did I have one weakness or addiction that I struggled to keep under control? For some it’s junk food. For some it’s cigarettes. For some it’s something far worse. But for me, I love to shop. Not in an occasional, every-few-weeks kind of way but more of an every-waking-moment-I-can kind of way. Yeah, it’s a problem but luckily I’ve taught myself […]

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As we embrace the fresh start offered by the new year, there’s a solid chance that a few of you out there are contemplating some new lingerie purchases, and that just might include a new corset. Maybe you’re planning to take up waist training, or you just want to invest in updating your lingerie wardrobe. You might even be getting a jump on your Valentine’s Day planning. Whatever the reason, The Lingerie Addict […]

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It’s already December and you want to get your sweetheart (or yourself) some ethically-made lingerie, but you don’t have time to wait for made-to-order knickers. What’s a lingerie lover to do? Not to worry–I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite lingerie and loungewear picks from ethically-made indie brands that have in-stock merchandise. None of these pieces are meant to blend in and hide under a white t-shirt; rather, they are made with the […]

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I’ve talked comfy panties on TLA a couple of times before, but now that it’s been a little over two years since the last article, I believe it’s time for a revisit. The topic of comfortable underwear is one I feel very passionate about. Especially when we’re talking everyday/go to work/run errand knickers, if it’s not, at bare minimum, so comfortable you forget you’re wearing it, what’s the point? There’s […]

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The rise of online retail has given lingerie consumers a vast array of options that would’ve been unimaginable a decade ago. No longer limited by what’s in stock at your local department store, it’s possible to order lingerie from almost anyone who sells it… no matter where that happens to be. The benefits of this arrangement are obvious. Hard to find sizes now have dozens, if not hundreds, of options. […]

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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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