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Items for review were provided by Elila Lingerie. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  I’ve been window shopping for Elila bras online for ages, especially since their new Glamour line has been featured in Cora’s Curve roundup. They’re also one of the few brands making 40+ band bras in a truly wide variety of cup sizes, so I wanted to check them out. Elila generously sent me four bras, […]

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It’s rare when a lingerie brand makes a debut that is so distinctive, so unexpected, that you just know they’re going to be big. Marie Yat is an exciting new label that blends the line between lingerie and unisex underwear, creating androgynous pieces that are sleek and sophisticated. Designs are deconstructed to promote a sense of individuality, with perfectly imperfect details such as ripped bindings, graphic cutaways, and asymmetrical piecework. […]

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Nothing sculpts the body as quickly and effectively as a well-made corset. Unfortunately, because modern clothes are often cut to a very straight proportion, the effect is often lost just as quickly. If you’ve been waist training and find your corset styling efforts thwarted by the loose waistlines of your clothes, then this is the post for you! Here are several corset accessories I’ve used to great effect to show off my cinched […]

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Bras in 40+ bands are a terribly underserved part of the lingerie market, but like many areas of lingerie, the industry is slowly catching up with customer demand. Today I’m showcasing 10 brands making great plus size lingerie in 40+ bands. These brands include both North American and British brands, but all are easily available to the US customer. To find out more about a specific bra, just click on […]

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The best luxury lingerie is more than just fine materials and stellar craftsmanship. It is an Experience with a capital E. It thrills, excites, and seduces the senses. It is a feast for the eyes and the flesh. Edge O’Beyond is such a label. Decadent lace bras and knickers are transformed into showcase pieces through the innovative use of detachable jewelry chains that turn the body into works of art. […]

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The last steamy days of summer call for easy-breezy lingerie. Lightweight bralettes made special with touches of silk and eyelash lace really up the glamour factor. Top them with delicate chains and crystals that catch the sunshine, and it will feel like the romance of summer never ends. A dreamy new collection by New York-based Uye Surana is an ode to everyone’s favorite season. Titled Luminary City, designer Monica Wesley […]

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Corsets are complex beasts! Their creation requires not only exacting techniques, but some specialized components as well. Today I’m going to discuss the basic elements of a corset in their most common forms. As corsets have such a long history and can be assembled with a range of techniques, there are plenty of variations on these parts. Here I’ll be focusing on the most widely used types. Understanding basic corset construction can […]

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Personal preference aside, American society believes breasts should look a certain way. They should be smooth, separated, perky half-spheres that ignore gravity and have no visible nipples, else people perceive them as looking vulgar, obvious, or strange. But this preference for the gravity-defying, no-nipple look hasn’t always existed. The first part of this series examined the changing ideals of breast shape in America, from the 1920s to the 1950s. The second part continues […]

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In an industry that usually plays it safe, shying away from bold prints and silhouettes and compromising on sizing, Playful Promises is breaking the mold. This independent brand has been slowly growing, developing a distinctive point of view while embracing its commitment to expanding its full bust offerings. Their Spring/Summer 2016 collection is a delightfully fashion forward blend of retro and modern, whimsical and classic, edgy and romantic. Several core […]

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For the first time ever, I’ve found myself almost totally unexcited about the upcoming lingerie season. Part of this may be general bra fatigue (I see a lot of bras at work!) but most of it is simply the feeling I have seen all of these pieces before. While I still love lingerie and regularly find pieces I adore, the industry as a whole seems more driven by seasons and […]

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