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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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Disclosure: These items were sent to me free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. This July, the United Kingdom-based brand, Playful Promises, launched their new Curve line. Founded in 2004, Playful Promises is directional design mixed with playful details. From stockings and harness bras to tassels and teddies, they carry a little bit of all things lingerie, but up until recently, their size range extended only […]

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Disclosure: I received this lingerie from Impish Lee for review purposes free of charge. All opinions are my own. Custom lingerie is a bit of a contentious topic for me. I can see the appeal of being given a voice in the design in your lingerie and the excitement of owning something potentially unique. My perspective is dramatically different than that of the average lingerie buyer; as a designer who’s […]

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Glamorizing times of war always rubs me the wrong way; there’s nothing nostalgia-inducing about state-sanctioned murder and military occupation. But some remnants of these bygone eras are so charming, it’s worth looking past the sordid history to admire them for a moment. One example: these WWII-era satin lingerie sets. They’ve caught my eye for years, and I’m seeing them pop up more and more frequently online. Sold in the 1940s as a war-time […]

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Disclosure: These items were sent to me free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Lusome is a company that specializes in light, elegant sleepwear designed to wick away moisture and counteract excessive sweating. Their marketing emphasizes the importance of making beautiful, functional garments that allow women who suffer from excessive sweating to feel attractive and comfortable. The brand’s founder started Lusome in response to a family […]

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Candy floss, kitten noses, and summer sunsets… some of the best parts of life are pink. I’m sort of notorious for my love of pretty pink things, so when Cora suggested I blog about my favorite pink bras, I was super excited! But since I wear around a 32G, I’m more limited in my selection of cute fashion bras than someone who is a core size. This requires me to be much more selective in the […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links.   It’s amazing how much plus size swimwear options have changed in a relatively short period of time. A few years ago, most plus size swimwear options were bland one pieces or tankinis, with no attempt to even approach the vast variety of style or attention to detail given to swimwear in straight sizes. In just a few years, we now have a […]

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The modern ready-to-wear lingerie industry is a blessing and a curse. On the bright side, it means great lingerie is widely available to many people, as opposed to just those privileged enough to have custom-made intimates. On the other hand, ready-made lingerie doesn’t fit everyone. No one fits perfectly into all available styles, even in the sizes they expect to wear. Plus, most lingerie labels sell narrow size ranges that […]

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If you’ve been watching the news lately, no matter where you are in the world, it’s likely that you’ll have heard about ‘Brexit’. It’s the portmanteau name given to the ‘British Exit’ from the European Union (a political union of 27 European countries comprising of common economic, foreign, security, and justice policies). On June 23rd 2016, the population of the United Kingdom (including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island) had […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. Ever since the initial launch of Nubian Skin, there’s been an increased level of coverage dedicated to brands making undergarments in shades of nude which look natural on a variety of skin tones. In addition to the several pieces on TLA alone (here, here, here, here and here), a quick Google search revealed countless articles on the topic and brands aiming to solve the […]

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