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I’m a little addicted to corsets. It’s not enough that I make my own, I feel compelled to collect some of the gorgeous work created by my colleagues. In my collection, I have several Sparklewren corsets. A Sparklewren corset is an art piece as much as a garment and I admit some of them I treasure purely for their aesthetic value – they’ve rarely seen wear. The notable exception is […]

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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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Note: The lingerie in this review was purchased with my own money and all opinions are my own. Mosh and Dottie’s Delights are unaffiliated with this review. I have to admit, I am the kind of person who buys holiday gifts for herself as well as for others. Last year, I treated myself to some lingerie, including the Sheer Show Pantsuit from Mosh + Dottie’s Delights. I’d been eyeing this piece for […]

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Disclosure: I received these items free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. With the holidays officially here, you may be hanging stockings by the fire or donning wooly socks to warm your chilled toes. Today I’m reviewing Gio Stockings, which are of an entirely different nature. Gio’s nylon stockings are made in England on original Reading knitting machines, “just as they were made in the 1960s.” […]

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Disclosure: I received these items free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Seemingly overnight, San Francisco snapped from Indian summer to the briskness of late fall. No more sundresses and flats – hello scarves, turtlenecks, and of course… cute tights. Fiore hosiery sent me three pantyhose samples to review, retailing from $6.95-$8.95. I also have one pair of Fiore tights which I had already purchased. Fit Fiore […]

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This year I had the opportunity to visit the design and production studio of Andrés Intimates, a brand that has been creating lingerie locally here in San Francisco since 1978. This is a brand with a rich history, and it’s heartening to see another space where truly local manufacturing is still succeeding. While touring the studio, I met the design team, flipped through color story and fabric books, and got a […]

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Disclosure: I received this item free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I don’t know about you, but I have been seeing White Rabbit ads alllll over my Facebook feed. Here’s the scoop on my experience with them. White Rabbit launched with a very small collection: just two styles. The initial launch included the subject of today’s review – a basic panty, “The Prince,” available in sizes S-XL […]

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Disclosure: The item featured in this review was purchased by The Lingerie Addict for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Ariette Petite Lingerie, The Little Bra Company, and Target are unaffiliated with this review. It’s been a while since I bought bras at Target, but before I became a lingerie blogger they were absolutely a staple for me. Today’s review features the “Women‘s Tatyana Convertible Demi Bra” by Ariette Petite Lingerie™ […]

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Disclosure: I received these items free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I have to admit, I found it flattering when Trashy Diva requested me specifically as a reviewer for these pieces. While it’s always interesting to try new brands (sometimes without even choosing what you’re sent), that doesn’t do much to replicate a consumer shopping experience. Of course, I didn’t let their request influence my opinion, but I was […]

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The 2015 Oxford Conference of Corsetry fell a scant five weeks before my wedding date. Flying in the face of good sense, I attended anyway. I had other reasons to be in England, and one of them was the undeniable pleasure of spending an extra day with my corsetmaking colleagues, taking pictures in the Sparklewren showroom. Sparklewren, Karolina Laskowska, Vanyanís, Emiah Couture, Holly Rafaela, and Pop Antique (that would be […]

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