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It’s time for another round of corset tidbits! In May, I did my first “Lace-Up” of innovative corsetry designs and news. This month I have some more gorgeous corsets to show you, as well as some major news about the world’s most famous corsetmaker… Corset fans have likely seen the progression of Purdy‘s exquisitely beaded ventilated corsets. At long last, we have the chance to see one on a model, […]

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Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links Mint green is the perfect shade of lingerie for summertime. It reminds me of mint iced tea, frozen peppermint patties, and cool, sparkling mojitos. It’s a color that just feels refreshing, almost like a cool compress to the eyes. This season, several lingerie brands have debuted gorgeous sets in varying shades of mint, seafoam, and pistachio (those latter two colors closely resemble mint, at […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. Bodysuits are the sorts of items I see all the time, but rarely hear about people wearing. They’ve experienced a bit of a resurgence lately, with retailers offering more and varied styles, but many people understandably find them a bit awkward and hard to mix into a lingerie wardrobe. While I’m no stylist, I went through a bodysuit phase years ago, and I […]

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While yesterday’s article was the big lingerie trend report, I wanted to focus today’s piece on a couple of specialty brands that exist outside of traditional trend forecasting, namely maternity and mastectomy ranges. Though the “mainstream” lingerie industry is stagnating a little in terms of creativity, mastectomy lingerie has blossomed. Perhaps it’s because mastectomy lingerie has been plain and functional for so long that even the slightest nudge in a […]

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Now that it’s almost June, it’s time to start thinking about Autumn/Winter lingerie. We’ll start seeing more and more sales in the next few weeks as retailers clear out current Spring/Summer merchandise for their new autumnal stock. I’ve had a lot of thoughts about the lingerie industry since this year’s CurveNY. Despite decades of resistance to change, the world of intimate apparel is in a state of rapid transition. Online […]

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There have been so many beautiful corset photos and design concepts coming up on my Facebook feed lately! I simply had to compile a handful of my favorite designs and news items into a post for you. I just adore everything about this Sian Hoffman photo by Tim Bret Day. The hair, the set, the pose, and especially that corset! This quirky panty girdle features an ouvert rear, attached garters, […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. Now that the Spring/Summer fashion season is in full swing, many of the pieces I saw at last year’s lingerie market are available to buy. The funny thing about fashion is that it’s always about the next new thing. Sometimes I catch myself thinking too far ahead (I’m already seeing sneak previews for Spring/Summer 2016!), and then I have to remind myself that […]

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I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Erica Young of EricaM, the bodywear line known for its intricate detailing, in her Brooklyn studio space. As she shared her designs, creative process, and inspiration, our conversation covered a host of other topics from our favorite podcasts and perceptions of the millennial generation to the glory days of shopping at Contempo Casuals and the influence of the Cosby Show on […]

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Last month, industry professionals convened in New York for the lingerie market, centered around the biannual Curve trade show.  A host of indie and big-name brands displayed their fall collections for buyers and press alike over a whirlwind three days. I always look forward to the show. It’s a chance to catch up with the designers I’ve known for years and to see how they have evolved their collections yet […]

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One of my favorite things about the Curve Expo show, which happens twice a year in Las Vegas and New York, is discovering young brands from around the world that offer a fresh new take on design and inspire viewers to expand the notion of what lingerie is and can potentially be. Of course there are the established brands that we all know and love headlining these shows and drawing […]

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