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Disclosure: This lingerie was purchased by The Lingerie Addict for the purpose of review. I’m fully prepared to put my hands up and admit that I’m a bit of a lingerie snob. Generally speaking, only the luxury side of the industry ever attracts my attention. It’s the exquisite fabrics and attention to detail that I love about lingerie, and they’re features that tend to be entirely lacking in the more […]

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My fascination with glamour began with a musical called 42nd Street. The visual spectacle of dazzling costumes combined with dancing was enough to make me dream of either being in a musical, or creating the glamour behind it. Around that same time period, there was another form of glamorous entertainment, known as American burlesque. Whilst musical film and burlesque are different in many ways, they both provide a sense of glamour, […]

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Note: The lingerie in this review was purchased with my own money and all opinions are my own Chantal Thomass is one of my all time favourite lingerie designers. Several of her sets feature heavily in my everyday lingerie wardrobe and her lookbooks regularly give me heart palpitations. Imagine my reaction when I discovered that she’d turned her hand to my most adored lingerie era, the 1920s, and even recreated […]

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A few weeks ago, in what can only be described as a fit of obsession, I spent several hours scouring Etsy for gorgeous vintage slips and adding them to my favorites list. Though you may not know it, slips were my introduction to the world of vintage lingerie. Affordable, accessible, and heart-meltingly beautiful, vintage slips were my nightwear and loungewear of choice for years. Even now, when I’m feeling especially […]

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  Due to the age and delicate components of vintage lingerie, you may find yourself questioning what techniques you should use to wash and care for it. Fortunately, once you find a few tips and tricks that suit your needs, it’s relatively easy. Before you purchase any vintage lingerie keep in mind that, despite the beauty of a particular lace inset or boning in a girdle, not all vintage lingerie […]

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I’m a born-and-bred Londoner, so I’ve got to know the underwear ins and outs of my city pretty well over the years. I thought that I’d share some of my favourite lingerie locations with you, just in case you’re planning a trip to the capital in the near future! All photography by Karolina Laskowska unless otherwise credited. Carine Gilson boutique Location: 11 Pont Street, SW1X 9EH Opening times: Monday from […]

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It is no secret I am a lover and collector of vintage lingerie, in particular 1920s and 1930s lingerie. The lingerie that has survived from this time period is among the most interesting and beautiful in my collection. This era was a time of handmade delicate trims, rare laces, and beautiful silks that are impossible to find today. As with anything else, people collect vintage lingerie for different reasons. Some of […]

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Around this time of year, everyone understandably has Halloween on the brain. While I wouldn’t think of myself as any particular kind of Halloween aficionado, I do enjoy looking at all the various kinds of “spooky” lingerie that debut during the month of October. From skulls to spiderwebs, there are creepy underpinnings galore for the truly dedicated. But what if you just want a little touch of Halloween for the […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I’ve spent the past year getting more and more involved with vintage and vintage reproduction clothes, as well as the vintage fashion community. At this point my daily wardrobe is made up of almost entirely vintage reproduction dresses, so in some ways it’s amazing that it’s taken me this long to start thinking about my vintage lingerie options. While I wear my vintage-style dresses […]

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Ahh, September in New York. There are such bittersweet feelings this time of the year, as we exchange lazy warm summer days for cooler temperatures and fall foliage. But for the fashion-obsessed, September in New York brings something else: New York Fashion Week. With the spotlight shining on notable designers in the ready-to-wear and couture markets, we lingerie professionals can often go overlooked. But that doesn’t mean we miss out […]

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